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What to do in Benalmadena When it Rains: 11 Fun Ideas

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What to do in Benalmadena when it rainsAlthough we enjoy approximately 320 days of sunshine a year here in Benalmadena, there are those odd days when the heavens open and you have to make use of the dreaded umbrella!

On these rare rainy days, we often get guests asking for tips and ideas on what to do on a wet day. Thankfully Benalmadena is not all about sun, sea and beaches; there are plenty of interesting places to visit and things to do…Here’s a list of 11 ideas to keep you busy in Benalmadena (and the surrounding area) when it rains.

#1: Visit the Marina

 Jump on the bus (nº110 or 120) or grab a taxi (Both stop just outside the hotel) and head down to the Marina. You’ll find lots of great restaurants to enjoy a lovely lunch and can also visit the popular Sea Life Aquarium with its fascinating range of sea creatures including sharks, stingrays and a giant Pacific octopus. A must if you have kids! Continue Reading →

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It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

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Poster for Benalmadena CarnivalIt’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing starts on the 9th February, and goes on until Sunday 18th February, offers 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 the hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  Continue Reading →

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12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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Things to do in Benalmadena over ChristmasAlthough not the high season here in Benalmadena, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes… Continue Reading →

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Halloween at Sunset Beach Club: What’s on?

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Halloween 2016 at Sunset Beach ClubHalloween is almost here and we’ve got a fun packed activities programme for all the families visiting us over this half-term holiday period. 

From Saturday 21st October to Friday 3rd November, our animation team will be offering a full daily entertainment programme with activities for children, teenagers and adults.

Here’s a quick look at some of the activities available for each age group (You can download the full activities programme here): Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaFrom Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 7th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), an event that this year, returns to the town’s summer cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.  Continue Reading →

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Why You Need To Visit The Málaga Fair

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This 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!

Poster for the Málaga Fair

This year’s poster for the Málaga Fair

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 11th August and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by local group, Chambao. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse from 11:50pm.  Continue Reading →

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A Fun New Way of Exploring Málaga City… Sightseeing Treasure Hunts!

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Sightseeing treasure hunt in MalagaThere are dozens of tours and excursions available to explore Málaga City, but none quite like iCachr Málaga’s sightseeing treasure hunts!

Elizabeth and Matthias, the founders of this innovative tour company, have taken sightseeing to a more interactive and enjoyable level, by incorporating it into an exciting treasure hunt which will take you on a memorable journey of discovery. You’ll visit all of Malaga’s top sights and attractions as well as interesting ‘not- quite-so-famous’ ones. You’ll have to find hidden clues along the way which will lead you to the ‘Secret Treasure of Málaga’. Continue Reading →

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New Baby Orangutan Born in Bioparc Fuengirola

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New Baby Orangutan at Bioparc FuengirolaOur friends at Bioparc Fuengirola are celebrating the birth of the latest member of their large animal family, a baby Borneo orangutan.

This baby orangutan’s mother, Suli, is handling motherhood well (this is her first baby) and is proving to be a caring and dedicated mum. Apparently, orangutans are the primates which dedicate most time to the upbringing of their young; normally until they reach the age of seven and without having any other offspring during this time. In comparison, gorillas and chimpanzees tend to dedicate 4 or 5 years to their young’s upbringing and, sometimes, looking after several at the same time. 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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