Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

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…

Local Photographic Exhibition Features Images of Benalmádena Taken Over the Last 60 Years

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Exposición Benalmádena de Ayer y HoySince  the 30th October the Benalmadena Exhibition Centre (Located just in from of the Riviera Hotel) has been featuring a stunning collection of photographs which highlight Benalmadena’s urban evolution over the past 60 years.

The exhibition, named ‘Benalmadena de Ayer y Hoy’ (Benalmadena of Yesterday and Today), features over 100 photos from an important database of images collected and treasured over the last 60 years by local families and with contributions from the Local Library’s archives.  Read More…

Flamenco Week in Benalmadena: From 14th to 21st November

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Flamenco Week in BenalmadenaBenalmadena is getting ready to host one of the most important cultural events of its yearly calendar: Flamenco Week. Playing a key role in the promotion of the town’s Flamenco culture, the event has become one of the main tributes to this universal art in the province of Malaga. 

Flamenco Week takes place from the 14th to 21st November in various different cultural and educational centres of Benalmadena. Organised by Malaga’s ‘Peña La Repompa’ in collaboration with Benalmadena Council’s Cultural Department, the main aim of the event is to pay tribute to the art of Flamenco, coinciding with the celebration, on the 16th November, of the anniversary of Flamenco being declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.  Read More…

The Over 50’s Show: The Ultimate Lifestyle Event for the Coast’s Seniors

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Over 50s Show in EsteponaThe popular Over 50’s Show is returning to Estepona this November. Sunset Beach Club participates in Over 50’s shows run by the same organisers in Dublin and Galway and we certainly recommend it to anyone looking to spend a fun and educational day out. And you don’t have to be ‘over 50’ to attend as activities and attractions are not age specific. 

This admission-free lifestyle event aims to provide the Costa del Sol’s senior community with an entertaining, educational and informative experience. There’s lots happening during the event with visitors able to enjoy the following activities:  Read More…

Why You Should Visit This Year’s Fuengirola Fair

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Feria del Rosario de Fuengirola 2014

The Fuengirola Fair starts on Monday the 6th October. This is one of the most popular festivities in Andalusia and the highlight of the town’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 town’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 manzanilla or fino wine, lemonade and lots of ice.  Read More…

4 Reasons to Visit the ‘San Miguel’ Fair in Torremolinos

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Feria San Miguel 2014 in TorremolinosThis weekend, our neighbours in Torremolinos celebrate their local festivities in honour of their patron. The ‘Feria de San Miguel’ is the biggest event of the year and offers 4 days (from 26th to 29th September) of fun and entertainment to all who visit the town. 

There’s lots going on over the course of these 4 days and below we’ve put together 4 reasons why we think you should visit the Torremolinos fair this weekend. It’s a great opportunity to experience true Spanish culture and have a blast whilst you’re at it! :-) Read More…

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