Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

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…

Mijas Celebrates its ‘Tourist Day’ with Flamenco & Free Wine!

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Mijas Tourist Day

Poster for Mijas’ Tourist Day

The Summer Season is almost at an end and the small village of Mijas wants to celebrate in style by organising a large party in honour of the thousands of tourist who have visited them throughout the year; it’s their particular way of saying thank you!

Mijas’ Tourist Day – a celebration which has been going for more than 10 years – will take place next Wednesday 17th September from midday in the town’s ‘Virgen de la Peña’ square. The town hall has prepared lots of fun activities to thank their visitors for their loyalty, including two fantastic flamenco shows by Flamenco Group ‘Jaleo’ and the ‘Zambra’ Spanish Ballet.

All that singing, dancing and music wouldn’t be the same without some tasty thrist quenching  wine. And that’s just what the organisers have arranged… lots of free wine will be served to visitors throughout the afternoon!

Are you going to join in the fun at the Mijas Tourist Day?

Guaro Celebrates the 18th Edition of its ‘Luna Mora’ Festival

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Candles at the Luna Mora Festival in Guaro

Candles lighting the streets of Guaro

The white village of Guaro is set to become the focal point of Andalusi music and culture over the next two weekends (5th & 6th September and 12th & 13th September) with the celebration of the 18th edition if its ‘Luna Mora’ Festival. 

Once again, the streets of Guaro will glow to the light of 25,000 candles distributed throughout the town creating a mysterious and magical ambience. One of the festivals main attractions is the Arab Market which will open daily on the streets if the town centre. The market stalls will be filled with hand made products such as gifts, leather goods and delicious food! Read More…

Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts the ‘Al-Baytar’ Arab Market

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Arab Market in Benalmadena PuebloStarting today, 28th August, and until Sunday the 23rd August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the ‘Al-Baytar’ Arab Market (Zoco), event that serves as the perfect end to the summer’s cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Andalucia and España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from up and down the Coast.  Read More…

Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2014 at the Sohail Castle

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Fuengirola Beer Festival 2014Our neighbouring town of Fuengirola doesn’t stop!

Having recently held the Medieval Fair in their impressive Sohail Castle, starting today this spectacular venue will host Fuengirola’s very own Oktoberfest-style festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 22nd August to the 7th September. 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! Read More…

Take a Trip Back in Time… Visit the Medieval Market in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle

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Medieval Market at Sohail Castle in FuengirolaLast year it managed to attract over 90.000 visitors and this year, organisers are hoping to improve upon this impressive figure. We’re referring to the Medieval Market which is taking place in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle until Sunday the 17th August. 

This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been held and just goes to prove its success. So much so that it has now become one of the most important in Spain thanks, mainly, to its unique setting in an XIth century Muslim fortressRead More…

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