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8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

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8 of the most popular Easter Processions in MalagaWith less than a week to go until the start of its famous ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week) – From 25th March to 1st April 2018 – the city of Malaga is gearing itself up to welcome thousands of visitors who every year line its streets to watch the breathtaking processions. 

It’s a truly unique experience which all visitors to the Costa del Sol should experience at least once. The sight of the gigantic thrones (known as Tronos) being carried by over 200 men and the colourful costumes worn by members of the brotherhoods; the smell of fresh flowers and burning incense; the sound of music and peoples cheering and singing… a truly memorable experience!  Continue Reading →

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Holy Week Processions in Malaga: A Must-See During Your Easter Holiday

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Holy Week in Malaga 2018If you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year (Holy week is from the 25th March until the 1st April), we highly recommend you take – at least – a day to explore the wonders of this amazing festivity; you won’t regret it.

The ‘Semana Santa de Málaga’ is famous for its impressive processions in which the ‘cofradías’ (brotherhoods) proudly parade their ‘Tronos’ (Thrones) through the streets of the city as the expectant crowds cheer, sing and applaud to the sound of the unmistakable music played by the marching bands.  Continue Reading →

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It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

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Poster for Benalmadena CarnivalIt’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing starts on the 9th February, and goes on until Sunday 18th February, offers local residents and visitors a full events programme with activities and entertainment to suit all ages.

The fun-packed programme takes place in Benalmadena Pueblo and in Arroyo de la Miel; however, to save you the hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  Continue Reading →

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Carnival ‘Madness’ in Malaga (and the rest of the Costa del Sol)

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Poster for the 2018 Malaga CarnivalWe’re just a few days away from the start of Carnival Season and most towns and cities on the Costa del Sol are gearing up for a week of fun and entertainment.

Although the Carnival is celebrated all over Andalucia – The Cadiz Carnival is probably the most famous – for the purpose of this article, we’re going to focus on the Málaga Carnival; only 25 minutes from our hotel and easily accessible, it’s a ‘must visit’ if you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol in February.

We’re lucky enough to enjoy mild winters and this luxury allows the city of Málaga to live one of its most colourful, multicultural and spontaneous festivities of the year: The Carnival.

With hundreds of activities and events taking place during the week-long (sometimes a little longer) festivities, you’re guaranteed to have a ball! Continue Reading →

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The Rockin’ Race Jamboree: A 50’s Music Festival in Torremolinos

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Poster for Rockin Race Jamboree in TorremolinosThursday 1st February 2018 sees the start of another edition of the Rockin’ Race Jamboree music festival in Torremolinos. This is the event’s 24th anniversary and will attract thousands of visitors from all over the world eager to enjoy a fun packed long weekend (1st, 2nd,3rd & 4th February) to the sounds of their favourite musical genre: music with American roots from the 50’s.

This year’s festival features  some of the world’s top artists exclusively for the event! There are approximately 28 artists and bands playing during the 4-day event, including:

  • The Ragtones
  • Pike Cavalero
  • The Vargas Brothers
  • Si Craunston
  • Wayne Hancock
  • Untamed Youth
  • The Savage Hornets
  • The Bullets
  • Chris Montez
  • Scotty Baker
  • James Intveld

Please click here to see all the featured artists at this year’s Rockin’ Race Jamboree

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Timetable for the Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Málaga 

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Three Kings Parades in Malaga, Benalmadena and Fuengirola
On Friday evening (5th January) kids all over Spain will be lining the streets of all the main towns and cities to watch the traditional Three Kings Parades.

This is the highlight of the Christmas festivities and a must-watch for anyone visiting at this magical time of year. Many of our guests like to venture into town and watch the colourful parades so we’ve put together this blog post highlighting some of our favourite processions with timetables and exact locations of each. All you have to do is choose the one which most appeals to you! Continue Reading →

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Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

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The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 31st edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 8th to the 13th November 2017.

Malaga International Jazz FestivalThis year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stage of the Cervantes Theatre. You’ll be able to enjoy the music of artists such as Steve Coleman and The Five Elements, Ron Carter, Eliane Elias, Medeski’s Mad Skillet,and The Dave Holland Trio. On the final night of the Festival, there’s a special show called Fancinemajazz and which, under the musical direction of Javier Navas, focuses on the iconic music of the movies. Continue Reading →

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Fuengirola’s Erotic Tapas Route: A “Spicy” Gastronomic Adventure

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Ruta de la Tapa Erótica 2017 en FuengirolaOn the 3rd November 2017, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 9th edition of the “Ruta de la Tapa Erótica” (Erotic Tapas Route), a simple and original idea which, since the first edition, has become a reference all over Spain.

Up until the 19th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees over 70 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients. This year, some of the participating establishments will also be offering special ‘gluten-free’ tapas and beers.

Anyone who visits one of the participating restaurants or bars will be able to sample one of these “erotic” tapas and a cool beer (or glass of wine) for a – very reasonable – €2.50. If you choose one of the sweet dessert tapas available in some establishments,  you can choose to accompany it with a coffee, tea or sweet wine. Continue Reading →

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Why You Should Visit This Year’s Fuengirola Fair

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Feria del Rosario FuengirolaThe Fuengirola Fair starts on Friday the 6th October. This is one of the most popular festivities in Andalusia and the highlight of the city’s entertainment calendar.

From the 6th to the 12th October, all who visit Fuengirola are in for a fun and entertaining time! The ‘Feria del Rosario’ (named after the city’s patron saint) is the perfect opportunity to experience a true taste of Spanish culture.

During the day you can visit many of the different ‘casetas’ where your flamenco dancing skills will be put to the test! Alternatively, you can just sample some of the delicious food and drinks on offer; we recommend you try the typical Andalucian feria drink called a ‘rebujito’ a refreshing mix of manzanilla (or fino) wine, lemonade and lots of ice.  Continue Reading →

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