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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: A Cultural Festival with Over 200 Free Activities

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La noche en Blanco (White Night) in MalagaMalaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 20th May – from 7:00 pm to 02:00 am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities. 

This year’s event will have 217 different activities and spread out over 92 different locations throughout the city. All the activities are grouped into different categories and themes:

  •  Art, Museums and Exhibitions
  • Artistic performances. Urban and Street actions
  • Literary and Scenic Arts
  • Music
  • Extraordinary Visits & Activities

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Enjoy the Best Seafood at the ‘Feria del Marisco’ in Benalmadena Marina

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Cartel de Feria del Marisco BenalmádenaBenalmadena is getting ready to host it’s popular ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair). This event used to take place at the end of March but dodgy weather a couple of years ago might have convinced the organisers to change the event to the end of April. From 28th April to the 1st May, all visitors to the Marina will be able to sample some of the most delicious seafood at a bargain price! Continue Reading →

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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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