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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaStarting tomorrow, 29th September, and until Sunday the 2nd October, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 6th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), event that serves as the perfect start to the town’s autumn and winter cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de 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 all over the Coast.  Continue Reading →

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

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World Tourism Day 2016 in MalagaNext Tuesday 27th September 2016 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: Tourism for all – Promoting Universal Accessibility.  Continue Reading →

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

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Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroOn the 9th and 1oth September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 20th edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

As was the case last year, this year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s used to be 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. Continue Reading →

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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 from Thursday 11th August until  Monday the 15th August. 

This is the 13th 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 fortressContinue Reading →

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‘Virgen del Carmen’ Celebrations this Weekend in Benalmadena

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Virgen del Carmen en Benalmadena

Benalmadena is preparing itself for its annual celebrations in honour of the ‘Virgen del Carmen’. Also known as Stella Maris, she is the patron saint of fishermen (Please click on this link for more information on the Virgen del Carmen).

The Benalmadena town hall has prepared various events which will take place on Friday 15th July and Saturday 16th July (public holiday) including a wonderful procession through the streets of Benalmádena Costa in which the fishermen will carry their ‘Stella Maris’ to the Marina; here she’ll be lifted aboard a fishing boat and paraded along the Benalmadena coastline. If you’ve got some good binoculars, a great place to watch this is from the terrace in our Panorama Bar here at Sunset Beach Club  or from the promenade just in front of the hotel.  Continue Reading →

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Concerts on the Costa del Sol: A Full List of This Summers Top Live Acts

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Concerts on the Costa del Sol Summer 2016Concert season is in full swing on the Costa del Sol. Many of our guests like to know what’s going on up and down the Coast as they often like to get out and experience some of the great night life we have on offer in this wonderful part of the world and a good concert is the perfect excuse for a great night out.

Yes, we do have a great entertainment programme on site at Sunset Beach Club, with live music, tribute bands and musicals; however, sometimes even we can’t compete with the likes of Seal, Simply Red or Il Divo!

There are plenty of live concerts programmed along the coast over the summer: Below, we have highlighted some of the top concerts and shows with information on specific dates, venues and ticket prices.

(Note: Ticket prices are correct at the time of publishing this post but could vary as ticket availability changes. Please check the links at the bottom to see latest prices.) Continue Reading →

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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: A Cultural Festival with 250 Free Activities

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La Noche en Blanco – MálagaMalaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 14th May – from 8:00pm to 02:00am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities. 

This years event will have 250 different activities (more than 20% more than last year) and spread out over 107 different locations throughout the city. All the activities are grouped into seven categories and themes:

  •  Art, Museums and Exhibitions
  • Artistic performances. Urbanand Street actions
  • Visual Arts
  • Literary and Scenic Arts
  • For the ‘stars’ of your home
  • Music
  • Extraordinary Visits & Activities

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

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Seafood Fair in BenalmadenaBenalmadena is getting ready to host it’s popular ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair). This event usually takes place at the end of March but last year’s dodgy weather might have convinced the organisers to change the event to the end of April. From 29th April to the 2nd 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 Inernacional de los Pueblos in FuengirolaFrom 28th April to the 2nd May 2016, 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 four 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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Holy Week Processions in Malaga: A Must-See During Your Easter Holiday

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Holy Week in Malaga 2016We’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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