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Why You Need To Visit The Málaga Fair

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Feria de Málaga 2016This weekend sees the start of the Costa del Sol’s largest and most popular fair, the Malaga Fair or Feria de Málaga as it’s referred to here!

If you haven’t been before, we highly recommend you do so! Get ready for 9 days of fun and entertainment as the city welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Spain for, what has become, the most popular summer fair in Andalucía and one of the most popular festivities in Spain.

The official opening of the fair is on Friday 12th August and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest candidate, Barei. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse from 11:30pm.  Continue Reading →

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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Benalmadena’s Bil-Bil Castle

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Bil-Bil Castle in BenalmadenaBil-Bil Castle is one of Benalmadena’s most iconic landmarks and one of the most popular attractions for visitors who choose to spend their holidays here.

Located on the promenade just a 10 minute walk from Sunset Beach Club, this Moorish-looking building isn’t really a castle. Although it looks like it was built centuries ago, nothing could be further from the truth. We did a little investigating and came up with some interesting facts about Bil-Bil Castle which we’re pretty sure you didn’t know… we certainly didn’t! Continue 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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Prison Island: Benalmadena’s Newest Adventure Attraction

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Prison Island BenalmadenaIf you enjoy adventure games and challenges then you’re going to love Benalmadena’s fabulous new attraction: Prison Island!

Located in Benalmadena Marina’s main shopping centre, this new attraction promises hours of fun and adventure for all the family (from 9 to 99 years of age!). Based on hit TV show ‘Fort Boyard’ the Prison Island experience requires participants to work in teams to solve tricky challenges and tasks in a series of ‘cells’ in order to collect the maximum number of points. These challenges require a series of skills including physical, mental and tactical.

A visit to Prison Island is the perfect activity for a fun family outing. Work together as a team to solve problems and earn the maximum number of points. Continue Reading →

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‘Musical July’: Evenings of Classical Music Concerts in Malaga 

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Julio musical en las noches de MálagaThe city of Malaga is getting ready to host, for the 4th year running, a fabulous series of summer evening concerts. This latest edition, of what has become a consolidated event in the city’s summer events calendar, will delight spectators with a series of free music concerts to be held in the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba fortress.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, musical ‘ensemble’, ‘Músicos Concerto Málaga, Duo del Valle, The Insostenible Big Band, Coral Cármina Nova and Música Prima, will be performing in two of Malaga’s most iconic land marks.  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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50 Fun Things to Do With Kids on the Costa del Sol

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50 Fun Things to do with kids on the Costa del SolSo you’re planning a family holiday with the kids and the Costa del Sol is top of your list… but you’re looking for some fun things to do with the little – or not-so-little – ones during your holiday.

Well, you’re going to love this post as we are going to give you a list of 50 fun activities, excursions, parks, daytrips, outdoor activities, cultural activities, water parks and some inland adventure activities you can enjoy whilst you are here. We’ve included activities and attractions all along the Coast so it doesn’t matter if you are staying in Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos, you’ll find something of interest in the list. Continue Reading →

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Beerfest Costa del Sol: 3 Days to Enjoy the Best Craft Beers

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We’re not surprised at the fact that beer is one of the most popular and consumed drinks in the world, but the following figures did amaze us… Apparently 177 billion litres of beer are consumed every year and more than 5.600 litres every second! That’s a lot of beer 🙂

Beerfest TorremolinosBeer lovers rejoice! From the 17th to 19th June you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite drink at a new event which will be held at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Torremolinos: The Beerfest Costa del Sol, 1st International Beer Fair. Continue Reading →

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New Activities and Entertainment Programme for This Summer (2016) at Sunset Beach Club 

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Summer Activities & entertainment at Sunset Beach ClubThe summer season is almost upon us and we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches to our fun-packed activities and entertainment programme which officially started on the 1st June.

If you’ve got kids and are planning on spending your summer holidays with us, you’re in for a ‘funtastic’ time! Our animation team is working overtime rehearsing for their latest show which this year will be A Tribute to Aladdin. Due to the success of last years Tribute to Frozen, we’ll also be repeating this wonderful show every week throughout this summer. So that’s two fab shows for you to look forward to! 🙂 Continue Reading →

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