Archive for On the Costa del Sol
Christmas is just around the corner and Benalmadena is getting ready for a festive season full of activities for all the family. The fun starts this coming weekend (8th December) with the fabulous Festival of Christmas Traditions.
Located in the Plaza dela Mezquitathe Festival starts at 12 noon and goes on until 8 pm. You’ll find stalls representing 16 countries and offering typical Christmas products, entertainment and lots more surprises! Read More→
The stage of the famous Cervantes Theatre in Málaga will be transformed into an ice skating rink in December as it welcomes a spectacular and unique show: The Nutcracker on Ice.
The show is produced and performed by the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars under the artistic direction of Tony Mercer, one of the world’s leading creators of contemporary theatre on ice. Inspired by A.Dumas’ adaptation of E.T.A Hoffman’s famous story ‘The Nutcracker and the King of Mice’ and featuring the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky, the show is sure to be a big hit! Read More→
Emtech Spain 2012 will take place on the 22nd and 23rd November 2012. For the second year running, the ‘Palacio de Ferias y Congresos’ in Málaga will host this event which is regarded as one of the most important in the world in the field of emergent technologies.
Organised by Massachussets Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Technology Review magazine, Emtech Spain comes back to Málaga after the success of last year’s event. Scientists, technologists, businessmen and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn things that will undoubtedly change their vision of the near future.
Various national and international experts will be presenting at Emtech Spain and will offer interesting talks and discussion forums on topics such as… Read More→
On Friday 9th November 2012, WWE and its Smackdown World Tour will be visiting Malaga for an unbelievable night of wrestling entertainment. It’s not often that these stars of the WWE visit Spain let alone Malaga so this is a unique opportunity to see all tour favourite wrestling stars live and in the flesh.
This Smackdown World Tour event will feature some great bouts including:
- A Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show
- A Fan’s Choice Match featuring Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler
Apart from these epic encounters, fans will be treated to lots more entertainment with their favourite wrestlers including: Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Natalya and lots more…
Tickets are now on sale at www.elcorteingles.es/entradas and range between €20 for the cheapest seats and €80 for getting right up close to the action.
The event will be held at the ‘Palacio de los Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena’ at the entrance to Málaga and starts at 7:30pm on the evening of the 9th November.
Are you a WWE wrestling fan? Are you planning on going to watch Smackdown inMalaga? Let us know in the comments below.
From the 1st to the 18th of November 2012, Fuengirola will celebrate the 4th edition of its – now famous – and extremely popular ‘Erotic’ Tapas Route, an original and fun initiative which increases in popularity each year attracting tapas lovers from all over Spain.
This year the town hall expects the participation of 80 of the city’s bars and restaurants, all of which will compete for the coveted prize of best ‘Erotic’ Tapa. Each of these establishments will have to prepare a sensual and fun tapa which clients will be able to try during the 18 days of the event.
Last year’s tapas route saw visitors consume the impressive figure of 260.000 tapas; this year organisers hope to improve on this number. A few of us here in Sunset Beach Club’s Commercial Department will do our best to contribute to this figure as we’re planning an evening out to make our way around the Tapas Route and report on this fun event from the ‘front lines’ Read More→
He was supposed to conduct the Malaga Filarmonic Orchestra for the ‘Placido Domingo Festival’, a lirical gala planned for the evening of the 26th October at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, but in actual fact Placido Domingo will be delighting the crowd with his powerful voice.
Fans of the famous tenor will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity as it will be the first time he performs in Málaga.
This fantastic evening of entertainment will also feature two of the most important stars in the world of opera: Tenor, Vittorio Grigolo and Grammy award winning soprano, Ana María Martínez. They will be accompanied on stage by legendary guitarist Ángel Romero in a programme that includes music by Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Catalani and Gounod. Placido Domingo has also confirmed that he will be performing ‘zarzuela’ and will conduct ‘one or two’ musical pieces during the gala.
The festival starts at 9:00pm and tickets are available from €24. More information about the event is available at the Teatro Cervantes website www.teatrocervantes.com or at the festival website at www.placidodomingofestival.com .
All the concerts will take place in the Las Lagunas Theatre and the programme of events is as follows:
Friday 19th October
The Golfinis Swing with their unique blend of gypsy swing and old school jazz
Saturday 20th October
TheNew OrleansJump Band – A popular band made up of expats who live inSpain.
Friday 26th October
The Phil Wilkinson Quartet take to the stage playing classic Jazz tunes from a wide range of artists including Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Cole Porter.
Saturday 27th October
Tracey Reid and The Sweet Rhythm Kings.
Tickets are €10 for adults and €7 for pensioners and children and can be purchased at the Las Lagunas Theatre ticket office which is open from 5pm to 8pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
More than 20 restaurants and bars in Benalmadena Village will take part in the 4th ‘Ruta de la Tapa de la Abuela’ (Grandma’s Tapas Route) which will take place from the 19th to the 27th October 2012.
This year the popular culinary event will have the novelty of offering visitors a range of traditional Mediterranean stews and soups. (My mouth is watering just thinking about it ).
Almost all the bars and restaurants in the town are taking part in this initiative and will compete for one of the three prizes on offer: The best tasting tapa; the one with the best presentation and the one with the most ellaborate preparation.
As is now traditional, visitors to the Tapas Route will get a special ‘passport’ where they can collect stamps from all the establishments they visit along the route. At the end of the week all those who completed their passports will be entered into a prize draw and earn the chance to win some fantastic prizes including: Weekend breaks, hotel nights (including one at Sunset Beach Club :-)), tickets to local theme parks and lots more…
Each tapa is priced at – a very reasonable – €1.50 and includes a beer or glass of wine.
Are you planning on going to the Benalmadena Tapas Route? If you do, be sure to take some photos and post them on our Facebook Page!
The Fuengirola Fair is just around the corner. This year, the fun begins on Saturday the 6th October and ends on Friday the 12th October – Those are the official dates but as you’ll see below, there are events planned on the 13th and 14th October too!
Know as the ‘Feria del Rosario’, this is one of the last big fairs of the season and is famous for its amazing horse shows and displays.
Below we’ve included a list of – what we believe – are some of the highlights of the Fuengirola Fair and events you may just want to go along and see. Read More→
Next weekend cricket teams from England and Spain will go head to head for the Costa del Sol Charity Cricket Festival. This fantastic competition will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th September at the Cartama Oval.
Organised by Sports World Spain, the festival aims to raise funds for the Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice and the development of cricket in the local schools and colleges.
Each day from 12 noon to 6pm cricket fans and families can go along to the Cartama Oval and enjoy a great day of cricket for FREE! There will also be a Mega Raffle with some great prizes to be won including: A luxury weekend break at Sunset Beach Club (:-)); lunch for two at Nueva Kaskada Restaurant including wine; a days labour from Ozbuild; a pony trekking experience from Rancho del Río; a 2010 Ipswich Town Football shirt signed by the squad – including Roy Keane – and lots more goodies!
For more information about the Costa del Sol Cricket Festival, please call Tim on 662 233 302 or email on tim_sportsworldspain.co.uk.