Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

‘Hot Summer Nights’ (Part 2): Live Music in Mijas Pueblo

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasLast month we wrote about the fabulous new series of concerts taking place in Mijas village and featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

After the success of the first two concerts, a night of swing and jazz with the Andy Peacock Big Band and the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert, the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ series of concerts is back at the start of August with three amazing nights of live music. Here’s the programme and some info about each of the concerts: Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

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Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Read More…

Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2015 at the Sohail Castle

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Grand Beer Festival Fuengirola 2015The spectacular Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will, once again, host the city’s very own ‘Oktoberfest': the 8th Grand Beer Festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 3rd July to the 19th July. If you’re a beer lover, this is one stop you’ll have to make during your holiday. You’ll be able to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including german sausages, frikadellen and chucrut. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra! They even have a special kids area with organised activities to keep the little ones amused :-).

A special feature this year will be the new VIP area offering a more personalised service and located away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. If you want to make use of this new service, you’ll have to sign up on the official web page (www.oktoberfestole.com) or on their Facebook page.

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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: More Than 183 Free Cultural Activities

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Malaga's White Night 2015Malaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 16th May – from 8:00pm to 02:00am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities. 

This years event will have 183 different activities, with a couple of notable new additions including the new Pompidou Centre and the collection from the Russian Museum of St Petersburg. All the activities are grouped into six categories and themes:

  •  Art, Museums and Exhibitions (48 activities)
  • Artistic performances. Urbanand Street actions (27 activities)
  • Visual Arts (15 activities)
  • Literary and Scenic Arts (25 Activities)
  • Music (37 activities)
  • Extraordinary Visits (29 activities)

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A Multicultural Weekend of Culture, Folklore, Music and Gastronomy in Fuengirola

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XXI Feria de los Pueblos de Fuengirola 2015As from tomorrow, Fuengirola celebrates one of the most important events in its calendar: The “Feria Internacional de los Pueblos” (International People’s Fair).

This unique fair has grown to become a reference at local, regional and even international level. From the 29th April to the 3rd May, the Fuengirola fair ground will be home to a fun and multicultural event for all the family.

In previous editions, this same event managed to attract over 1 million visitors! The town hall hopes to equal this impressive figure this year, thereby serving as a perfect stage to promote the virtues of Fuengirola and its multicultural population. Read More…

Benalmadena Marina Launches New Activities & Entertainment Programme for Spring & Autumn 

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Puerto Marina, Benalmadena

Puerto Marina, Benalmadena

This year (2015) Benalmadena Marina – also known as Puerto Marina – is set to become the port with the most varied leisure and entertainment programme in all Andalucia.

Benalmadena Town Hall and the Association of Business Owners in the Marina have put together a new plan to energize the Marina and turn it into a true theme park. To fulfil this challenging objective, they’ve organised a large number of activities and events to take place during the spring and autumn seasons, activities which all have one clear theme: The sea! Read More…

It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

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Poster for Benalmadena Carnival 2015

Poster for Benalmadena Carnival 2015

It’s Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing will take place from the 5th to the 15th February offering 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 hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  Read More…

Attention all SpongeBob Fans: Take Part in the Sponge Hunt at Sea Life Benalmadena for a Chance to Win Fun Prizes 

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Sponge Bob at Sea Life park in BenalmadenaSea Life Benalmádena is the place to go over the next few weeks if your kids are fans of hit TV show SpongeBob SquarePants!

To celebrate the worldwide premier of the new SpongeBob movie: Sponge Out of Water, Sea Life Benalmádena has been chosen as the only aquarium in Spain to take part in the official launch of the film.

Between the 23rd January and the 24th February 2015, visitors to the aquarium can take part in SpongeBob’s special SpongeHunt. The staff at Sea Life have been busy redecorating the aquarium tanks with all the movie’s characters and there will be special screenings of the film’s official trailer.   Read More…

Torremolinos Gets Ready for the 21st Edition of The Rockin’ Race Jamboree 

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Rockin Race Jamboree Torremolinos 2015Next weekend (5th, 6th, 7th & 8th February) Torremolinos will host the 21st edition of it’s famous Rockin’ Race Jamboree Festival, four crazy days where the culture and music of the 50’s are the stars of the show.

After twenty successful years, the festival returns next week with an impressive line-up of high level artists who are being flown in from all over the world to perform exclusively at this event. If you want to see any of these bands play live, the Rockin’ Race Jamboree is the only place you’ll be able to do so!  Read More…

Timetable for the 2015 Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Málaga 

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Timetable for Three Kings Parade in Benalmadena, Malaga and FuengirolaOn Monday 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 in to 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! Read More…

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