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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Benalmadena: Here’s the Plan….

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St Patricks Day in BenalmadenaSt Patrick’s Day is a popular celebration in Benalmadena. Every year more than 1000 people (Irish locals, visitors and pretty much anyone looking to have a good craic) join in the parade in the centre of town and the amazing party which takes place next to Paloma Park afterwards!

It’s no secret that Sunset Beach Club is an Irish-owned hotel, therefore, the 17th March is an important day on our calendar. Every year we prepare our “Sunset Style” celebrations which include consuming copious amounts of Guinness at the Panorama Bar and a fantastic “Irish Themed” set menu for all our guests in the Oasis Restaurant! Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena’s Healthy Tapas Route: Enjoying the Very Best of the Mediterranean Diet

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From the 11th to 20th March, Benalmadena will host the 2nd edition of the Healthy Tapas Route to promote all the virtues of our famous Mediterranean Diet.

Healthy Tapas Route in BenalmadenaAfter the success of last year’s event, this unique tapas route is back promising visitors exquisite tapas based on the healthier Mediterranean Diet. Organised by the Association of Local Businesses, the Benalmadena Town Hall, the Healthy Lifestyle Habits Group and the Andalucian Health Service, the Healthy Tapas Route also forms part of Benalmadena’s ‘Healthy City’ programme. Continue Reading →

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 ‘La Cazuela de la Abuela’ Gastronomic Contest: A Great Opportunity to Sample Traditional Spanish Casserole Dishes

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If you enjoy a warm and hearty casserole during these cooler winter days (well, cooler by Costa del Sol standards) then we highly recommend you take a quick trip down to Fuengirola for their annual ‘Cazuela de la Abuela’ (Grandma’s Casserole) event.

Cazuela de la Abuela Fuengirola 2016From the 19th February to the 6th March, locals and visitors to Fuengirola will be able to sample tasty traditional Mediterranean casserole dishes – including yummy ‘lentejas’ and ‘callos’- just like the local’s Grandmas used to make (or still do!). Continue Reading →

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It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

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Benalmadena Carnival 2016It’s Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing will take place from the 5th to the 14th February offering local residents and visitors a full events programme with activities and entertainment to suit all ages.

The fun packed programme takes place in Benalmadena Pueblo and in Arroyo de la Miel; however, to save you hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  Continue Reading →

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The Rockin’ Race Jamboree: A 50’s Music Festival in Torremolinos

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Rockin Race Jamboree in TorremolinosNext Wednesday 4th February 2016 sees the start of another edition of the Rockin’ Race Jamboree music festival in Torremolinos. This is the event’s 22nd anniversary and will attract thousands of visitors from all over the world eager to enjoy a fun packed long weekend to the sounds of their favourite musical genre: music with American roots from the 50’s.

This year’s festival’s features  some of the world’s top artists exclusively for the event! There are 28 artists and bands playing during the 4 day event, including:

  • The Bellfuries
  • Johnny Tedesco
  • Bobby Brooks Wilson
  • The Kaisers
  • George Tomsco
  • Ray Collins’ Hot Club
  • Nico Duportal ¬ His Rhythm Duddes
  • The Beat From Palookaville

Please click here to see all the featured artists at this year’s Rockin’ Race Jamboree

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Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai Comes to Malaga

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Cirque du Soleil in Malaga - VarekaiThe ‘greatest show on earth’ is coming to Malaga!

From the 21st to 24th January, Cirque du Soleil, arguably the best circus experience on the planet will visit Malaga with their touring production titled Varekai. This stunning show first premiered in Montréal (Canada) in April 2002 and has since travelled all over the world delighting spectators wherever they perform.

The word ‘Varekai’ actually means ‘Anywhere’ in the Romani language, the language of the eternal nomads. The show is an “acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul” and the art of the circus tradition. Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena’s Christmas Market: Perfect for Some Last Minute Christmas Shopping!

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Christmas is just a week away and here in Benalmadena, we’re starting to get into the Christmas spirit. Starting tomorrow (18th December) you’ll be able to visit the traditional Christmas Market which takes place every year in Arroyo de la Miel’s ‘Pueblosol’ Square.

Christmas Market in Arroyo de la Miel, BenalmadenaThe market will be there until the 6th January 2016 so you’ve got a couple of weeks to stroll up there and enjoy the stalls and activities programmed over the festive period. Continue Reading →

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The Over 50’s Show: The Ultimate Lifestyle Event for the Coast’s Seniors

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Over 50s Show in EsteponaThe popular Over 50’s Show is returning to Estepona this November. Sunset Beach Club participates in Over 50’s shows run by the same organisers in Dublin and Galway and we certainly recommend it to anyone looking to spend a fun and educational day out. And you don’t have to be ‘over 50’ to attend as activities and exhibitors are interesting to people of all ages. 

This admission-free lifestyle event aims to provide the Costa del Sol’s senior community with an entertaining, educational and informative experience. There’s lots happening during the event with visitors able to enjoy the following activities:  Continue Reading →

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Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

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Malaga Jazz Festival

Poster for this year’s Malaga Jazz Festival

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 19th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 9th to the 15th November 2015.

This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stages of the the Cervantes and Echegaray Theatres. Spectators will be able to enjoy the music of artists such as  Richard Galliano, China Moses, Chapi Pineda, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Esperanza Spalding, Jerry Gonzalez or Dayna Kurtz.

The jazz festival will also offer a parallel activities programme (concerts, cinema and kids activities) as well as a special ‘Off’ Section featuring jazz sessions in different locations throughout the city (see programme below). Continue Reading →

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Fuengirola’s Erotic Tapas Route: A “Spicy” Gastronomic Adventure

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Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola On the 30th October 2015, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 7th edition of the “Ruta dela Tapa Erótica” (Erotic Tapas Route), a simple and original idea which, since the first edition, has become a reference all over Spain.

Up until the 15th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees 100 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients.

Anyone who visits one of the participating restaurants or bars will be able to sample one of these “erotic” tapas and a cool beer for a – very reasonable – €2. Continue Reading →

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