Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

Benalmadena Marina Hosts 2nd Edition of its Great Beer Festival

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Benalmadena Beer Festival 2014This Thursday the 24th July sees the start of the 2nd edition of Benalmadena’s Great Beer Festival. Once again, this fun event takes place in the Marina and will be open to the public until Sunday the 3rd August. 

All visitors to the Beer Festival will have the opportunity to sample the best wheat and barley beer (König Ludwid Weissbier) as well as taste some traditional German dishes including: red and white sausages, roast pork knuckles, pretzels, sauerkraut or flamenkuchen (german pizza). Read More…

Mijas Hosts it´s First Luna Mora Festival: From 18th to 20th July

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Luna Mora MijasFrom the 18th to 20th July, the streets of the historic centre of Mijas will host the Luna Mora Festival, a unique event which will light up the picturesque town with 5000 candles! 

This is the first time this famous festival – which has been held for the last 18 years in different towns throughout the province of Málaga – is being held in Mijas. Coinciding with the 28th edition of the ‘Villa de Mijas’ theatre festival, visitors to the town will be be treated to a spectacular cultural experience.

The organisers have put together a superb programme of events and activities including: Street performers, Moorish market, dance workshops, musical performances, theatre and lots more!  Read More…

Your Guide to the Best Live Concerts on the Costa del Sol: Summer 2014

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Summer Concerts on the Costa del Sol 2014Every summer we put together a list of the best live concerts on the Costa del Sol. We know that many of you enjoy attending live concerts whilst you are here on holiday and this guide will hopefully prove useful in identifying live performances you’d like to attend.

Last years line up of world famous artists visiting the Costa del Sol to perform their greatest hits was pretty impressive; however, this year looks to be even better. The following are just some of the big names performing during the months of July and August: Ricky Martin, The Beach Boys, Pet Shop Boys, Julio Iglesias, Chicago, Tom Jones, David Guetta… and the list goes on!

As was the case last summer, many of the top stars will be performing at the Starlite Festival, which takes place from the 23rd July to the 22nd August in Marbella’s breathtaking Nagueles quarry.

Another of the great venues this year is the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola which will see the likes of Chicago and Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull pass through its gates.

Below is a list – in date order – of some of the best live concerts on the Costa del Sol this summer. We’ve included an indication of ticket prices but please bear in mind that these could change as availability is reduced. Read More…

The Night of San Juan and the Arroyo de la Miel Fair: Two Festivities you Wont Want to Miss

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The Night of San Juan

A bonfire during the Night of San Juan…

If you are planning on visiting Benalmadena next week (from the 23rd June) there are a couple of events you won’t want to miss: The Night of San Juan and the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel. 

The Night of San Juan is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the summer. All over Spain, people flock to the beaches to enjoy a magical night with bonfires, barbecues, fireworks and lots of food and drink!

Benalmadena is no exception with bonfires being lit all along its beaches. This year, there’s the added attraction of a full piro-musical show (fireworks, music and lasers) which takes place just down the road from the hotel, at the Bil-Bil Castle.  Read More…

The 8th Mijas International Blues Festival: From 4th to 6th of July

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Mijas International Blues Festival 2014 Next month – from the 4th to the 6th of July – the stunning white village of Mijas will host the 8th edition of its popular International Blues Festival. An impressive line up of free concerts awaits blues fans with veteran artists such as Jimmy Thomas, Bob Margolin, John Primer, West Weston, Jerimiah Marques and Bob Stroger taking part in the weekend’s festivities.  Read More…

Arroyo de la Miel & Benalmadena Costa Celebrate 7th Annual Tapas Route

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Ruta de la Tapa Arroyo de la Miel 2014Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa are getting ready to celebrate the 7th edition of their annual Tapas Route (Ruta de la Tapa), a gastronomic event which helps promote the town’s culinary culture as well as its establishments. 

The route takes place from the 29th May to the 8th June and will have 40 participating bars and restaurants offering mouth-watering tapas for just 2.5€, drink included! Read More…

Malaga Celebrates the 7th Edition of ‘La Noche en Blanco’ With More Than 200 Free Cultural Activities

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La Noche en Blanco Malaga 2014Malaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. This Saturday 10th 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. 

The event organisers (Malaga City Council’s Department of Culture) hope to break a record this weekend with around 200 activities spread throughout the city and grouped into various themes:

  • Museums
  • Exhibition halls and art galleries
  • Artistic performances and unique street-facing spaces

Visitors will also be able to enjoy activities related to visual arts; literary and scenic get-togethers; concerts; guided tours of attractions which aren’t usually open to the public at these times (such as the Alcazaba fortress) and other programmed surprises during this special evening.  Read More…

Big Celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of Fuengirola’s ‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’

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Feria Internacionalde los Pueblos in FuengirolaThe ‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’ (International People’s Fair) in Fuengirola takes place from the 30th April to the 4th May (2014), making good use of the long May bank holiday weekend – or ‘Puente’, as it is known here. 

This colourful celebration has become one of the city’s main tourist attractions – and one of the most popular – with a million yearly visitors. As in previous years, 33 countries and regions from all over the world will take part in the festivities by showing off the best of their gastronomy, traditional products, music and folklore.  Read More…

8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

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Poster for Holy Week in Malaga

The official poster for ‘Semana Santa’ in Málaga

With less than a week to go until the start of its famous ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week), 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!  Read More…

Cacti Fair & Exhibition in Paloma Park: From 4th to 6th April

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Cacti Fair in Paloma ParkHere in Benalmadena, we are fortunate to enjoy one of the most spectacular public parks in Andalucia: Paloma Park. Its’ total surface area of 100.000 square metres makes it the ideal spot to enjoy many outdoor activities and observe the diverse wildlife and flora. 

Within its grounds there is an area that houses one of best open-air collections of Cacti and other Succulent plants in all of Europe. This impressive 6000 square metre exhibit is open all year round for visitors to enjoy its stunning and varied collection. Read More…

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