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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…

Why You Need to Visit the 2014 Malaga Fair

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Poster for Malaga Fair 2014It’s one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest and most popular events, and it starts this Friday (15th August)… the Malaga Fair (or ‘Feria’ as it is called in Spanish). 

Eight days – and nights – of complete madness where visitors will be treated to the best of Ansalucian culture and traditions. The Malaga Fair has something for everyone: Culture, Great food (and drink!), dancing, live music, entertainment, to name but a few.

This year, there will more than 200 free shows providing over 200 hours of fun and entertainment for all who attend. The official programme is a massive 23 pages long (You can download a copy – in Spanish- HERE) however, for those short on time, we’ve included a list of events and activities which we think you’ll enjoy. Read More…

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…

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