Category Archives: On the Costa del Sol

The 8th Mijas International Blues Festival: From 4th to 6th of July

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Mijas International Blues Festival 2014 Next month – from the 4th to the 6th of July – the stunning white village of Mijas will host the 8th edition of its popular International Blues Festival. An impressive line up of free concerts awaits blues fans with veteran artists such as Jimmy Thomas, Bob Margolin, John Primer, West Weston, Jerimiah Marques and Bob Stroger taking part in the weekend’s festivities.  Read More…

Arroyo de la Miel & Benalmadena Costa Celebrate 7th Annual Tapas Route

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Ruta de la Tapa Arroyo de la Miel 2014Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa are getting ready to celebrate the 7th edition of their annual Tapas Route (Ruta de la Tapa), a gastronomic event which helps promote the town’s culinary culture as well as its establishments. 

The route takes place from the 29th May to the 8th June and will have 40 participating bars and restaurants offering mouth-watering tapas for just 2.5€, drink included! Read More…

Malaga Celebrates the 7th Edition of ‘La Noche en Blanco’ With More Than 200 Free Cultural Activities

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La Noche en Blanco Malaga 2014Malaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. This Saturday 10th 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. 

The event organisers (Malaga City Council’s Department of Culture) hope to break a record this weekend with around 200 activities spread throughout the city and grouped into various themes:

  • Museums
  • Exhibition halls and art galleries
  • Artistic performances and unique street-facing spaces

Visitors will also be able to enjoy activities related to visual arts; literary and scenic get-togethers; concerts; guided tours of attractions which aren’t usually open to the public at these times (such as the Alcazaba fortress) and other programmed surprises during this special evening.  Read More…

Big Celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of Fuengirola’s ‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’

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Feria Internacionalde los Pueblos in FuengirolaThe ‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’ (International People’s Fair) in Fuengirola takes place from the 30th April to the 4th May (2014), making good use of the long May bank holiday weekend – or ‘Puente’, as it is known here. 

This colourful celebration has become one of the city’s main tourist attractions – and one of the most popular – with a million yearly visitors. As in previous years, 33 countries and regions from all over the world will take part in the festivities by showing off the best of their gastronomy, traditional products, music and folklore.  Read More…

8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

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Poster for Holy Week in Malaga

The official poster for ‘Semana Santa’ in Málaga

With less than a week to go until the start of its famous ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week), 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!  Read More…

Cacti Fair & Exhibition in Paloma Park: From 4th to 6th April

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Cacti Fair in Paloma ParkHere in Benalmadena, we are fortunate to enjoy one of the most spectacular public parks in Andalucia: Paloma Park. Its’ total surface area of 100.000 square metres makes it the ideal spot to enjoy many outdoor activities and observe the diverse wildlife and flora. 

Within its grounds there is an area that houses one of best open-air collections of Cacti and other Succulent plants in all of Europe. This impressive 6000 square metre exhibit is open all year round for visitors to enjoy its stunning and varied collection. Read More…

‘La Malagueta’ Bullring in Malaga will Host Activities & Shows to Promote the Art of Bullfighting

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'La Malagueta' Bullring in MalagaEveryday – from March to December (2014) – the famous ‘La Malagueta’ bullring in Malaga city will host a series of activities and shows related to the art of bullfighting and Andalusian culture. 

The company which manages this iconic bullring will offer an ample programme of bullfighting, music and cultural events. Below, we’ve included a brief summary of what you can expect to see over the next few months.  Read More…

Gordon Ramsay Heads Back to the Costa del Sol for New Show

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Gordon Ramsay Costa del NightmaresFans of fiery TV Chef, Gordon Ramsay, will be delighted to know that he will be returning to the Costa del Sol for a new television series entitled Costa del Nightmares! 

This is Ramsay’s second visit to the Costa del Sol. In 2007 he filmed an episode at ‘La Parra de Burriana’ in Nerja and although he helped turn the business around, the restaurant has since closed down.  Read More…

Colourful Fun at the Benalmádena Carnival

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Poster for Benalmadena Carnival 2014Tomorrow (20th February) is the big day: The start of the Benalmadena Carnival!

The fun starts with the official opening of the Carnival – known as the ‘Pregon’- which takes place in the ‘Plaza de la Mezquita’ at 8:00pm. This marks the start of a fortnight full of colour, creativity and fun with activities and events for all ages.

After months of preparation and rehearsals, the BenalmadenaTown Hall has just presented the full programme of events for the Carnival which take place in Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo.

There’s lots planned for the next two weeks; below you’ll find a selection of the most popular events:  Read More…

Torremolinos Hosts the European Dance Championship: 24th February to 1st March

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European Dance Championship in TorremolinosFrom the 24th February to 1st March 2014, Torremolinos will host the 25th edition of the European Dance Championships, an event that each year attracts around 1000 participants from all over Europe.

The extensive programme of events will have almost a dozen competitions, all taking place in one location: The ‘Palacio San Miguel’. This year spectators will be able to enjoy the following competitions: The European Combined (Waltz, tango, pasodoble); the Spanish Combined; the European Tango, Waltz, Pasodoble, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Rock and Artistic Dance Championships.

To complete the vast programme, there will also be two group competitions: The Spanish Dance Championship and the European Dance Groups Championship. Read More…

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