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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…

Benalmádema Hosts 1st Costa del Sol Olive Oil Fair

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Poster for Olive Oil Fair in Benalmadena MarinaFrom the 11th to the 13th April, Benalmadena’s Marina will host the first edition of the Costa del Sol Olive Oil Fair, an event which the organisers are hoping, will become one of the industry’s most important (in Spain). 

This is the first time the event is held in the Malaga province and has the objective of highlighting the latest tendencies, technological innovations, processes, as well as elaboration and extraction of one of Andalucia’s most treasured natural resources: Olive oil.  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…

Costa del Jive 2014 at Sunset Beach Club: Sun, Sea and Jiving!

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Costa del Jive 2014 at Sunset Beach Club, BenalmadenaThis weekend Sunset Beach Club welcomes over 100 dancers for the first edition of Costa del Jive, a week long event for fans of modern jive. 

The fun starts this Sunday the 30th March with welcome drinks and canapés in the hotel’s Sala Malaga followed by a night of dancing in the Moonlight Theatre from 9:00pm to 2:00am!

There’s plenty planned for the week with participants able to enjoy daily dance classes (see below), daily activities by the pool (with a little fun thrown in!), a fancy dress fun night or just relax by the pool and soak up the spring sunshine – with a nice glass of sangria, of course! Read More…

Benalmadena Marina Hosts 5th Edition of the ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair)

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Feria del Marisco Benalmadena 2014With the amazing weather we’ve been enjoying the past few weeks, we can’t think of a better way to enjoy the sunshine than sitting and enjoying some delicious seafood accompanied by an ice cold beer! 

Well, this weekend, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to do so. From this Thursday 20th March – and until Sunday 23rd March – Benalmádena Marina will host the 5th edition of its increasingly popular ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair).  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…

St. Patricks Day Celebrations in Benalmadena & Sunset Beach Club… 2014 Edition!

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St Patricks Day 2014 at Sunset Beach ClubIn just under a week, green will be the prominent colour here at Sunset Beach Club as we prepare to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! As many of you know, we’re an Irish owned company so this is a big day on our events calendar. 

We recommend our guests start off the festivities by heading up to Arroyo de la Miel for the traditional Parade organised by the Irish Association and which takes place every year through the streets of the town. It all starts at 12.15 pm with mass in the Virgen del Carmen Church followed by the parade down to the Paloma Park fair ground where the ‘Party in the Park’ takes place. 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…

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