Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

Benalmadena Carnival 2016It’s Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing will take place from the 5th to the 14th 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…

The Rockin’ Race Jamboree: A 50’s Music Festival in Torremolinos

Rockin Race Jamboree in TorremolinosNext Wednesday 4th February 2016 sees the start of another edition of the Rockin’ Race Jamboree music festival in Torremolinos. This is the event’s 22nd anniversary and will attract thousands of visitors from all over the world eager to enjoy a fun packed long weekend to the sounds of their favourite musical genre: music with American roots from the 50’s.

This year’s festival’s features  some of the world’s top artists exclusively for the event! There are 28 artists and bands playing during the 4 day event, including:

  • The Bellfuries
  • Johnny Tedesco
  • Bobby Brooks Wilson
  • The Kaisers
  • George Tomsco
  • Ray Collins’ Hot Club
  • Nico Duportal ¬ His Rhythm Duddes
  • The Beat From Palookaville

Please click here to see all the featured artists at this year’s Rockin’ Race Jamboree

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Benalmadena’s Christmas Market: Perfect for Some Last Minute Christmas Shopping!

Christmas is just a week away and here in Benalmadena, we’re starting to get into the Christmas spirit. Starting tomorrow (18th December) you’ll be able to visit the traditional Christmas Market which takes place every year in Arroyo de la Miel’s ‘Pueblosol’ Square.

Christmas Market in Arroyo de la Miel, BenalmadenaThe market will be there until the 6th January 2016 so you’ve got a couple of weeks to stroll up there and enjoy the stalls and activities programmed over the festive period. Read More…

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

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 exhibitors are interesting to people of all ages. 

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…

Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

Malaga Jazz Festival

Poster for this year’s Malaga Jazz Festival

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 19th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 9th to the 15th November 2015.

This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stages of the the Cervantes and Echegaray Theatres. Spectators will be able to enjoy the music of artists such as  Richard Galliano, China Moses, Chapi Pineda, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Esperanza Spalding, Jerry Gonzalez or Dayna Kurtz.

The jazz festival will also offer a parallel activities programme (concerts, cinema and kids activities) as well as a special ‘Off’ Section featuring jazz sessions in different locations throughout the city (see programme below). Read More…

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

Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola On the 30th October 2015, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 7th edition of the “Ruta dela 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 15th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees 100 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients.

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. Read More…

Why You Should Visit This Year’s Fuengirola Fair

 

Feria del Rosario FuengirolaThe Fuengirola Fair starts on Tuesday 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 of manzanilla (or fino) wine, lemonade and lots of ice.  Read More…

World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

World Tourism Day in MalagaThis Sunday 27th September 2015 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following title: 1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities, highlighting the industry’s potential as a force for good and creating a better world for all. Read More…

New Western-Themed Outlet in Benalmadena 

Poster for Western Outlet BenalmádenaThis weekend – from the 18th to the 20th September – the ‘Plaza de Pueblosol’ in Arroyo de la Miel hosts the first edition of the Benalmadena Western Outlet. This western-themed event includes a fashion and complements outlet, gastronomy (tapas & cocktails), artisan’s market, animation, competitions and a wide selection of activities for all the family.

If you enjoy your shopping, you won’t want to miss this fun event as it’s a great opportunity to purchase clothes and complements at rock-bottom prices. Many of the town’s shops will be participating in the Outlet with their own stands, offering their products at cheap and attractive prices for all visitors.  Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroThis weekend – from the 11th and 12th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 19th edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

This year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s usually four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth watering gastronomy. Read More…

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