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

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Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, FuengirolaFrom Thursday 27th April to Monday 1st May 2017, 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. For 5 days, 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. Continue Reading →

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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 7th to 16th April 2017 – 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 MálagaWe’re just days away from one of the most important events in Málaga’s calendar year: The Holy Week or ‘Semana Santa’ as it is known here.

If you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year, 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 Benalmádena CarnivalIt’s Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing which started on the 25th February, and goes on until Sunday 5th March, 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 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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Malaga Carnival Poster

Official poster for the Malaga Carnival 2017

We’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 Carnaval 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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Jurassic Expo in Málaga: A Chance to see Life-Sized Animated Dinosaurs

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Jurassic Expo in MalagaIf you’re planning on visiting the Costa del Sol over the next few weeks and you have kids (or are interested in dinosaurs) you might want to pay a visit to the Jurassic Expo taking place in Málaga from the 4th February 2017 to the 26th February 2017.

Located in a large marquee in Malaga’s fairground (next to the Conference and Exhibition Centre) the Jurrasic Expo will feature more than 20 life-size dinosaurs many of which are animatronic,  simulating real life movements and behaviours of these fascinating prehistoric creatures. You’ll come across all your favourite species of dinosaur including, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Protoceratops, Diplodocus and Triceratops! Continue Reading →

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

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Timetable for Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Malaga and FuengirolaOn Thursday 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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Poster for Malaga International Jazz Festival in Malaga

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 19th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 7th to the 13th November 2016.

This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stage of the Cervantes Theatre. Spectators will be able to enjoy the music of artists such as Al Di Meola, Lee Konitz, Stanley Clarke, The Bad Plus y Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

The jazz festival will also offer a special parallel section featuring free jazz sessions in different locations throughout the city (see programme below). Continue Reading →

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

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Erotic Tapas Route in FuengirolaOn the 4th November 2016, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 8th 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 20th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees 101 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients. This year, four of the participating establishments will 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 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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