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Benalmadena Council and Local Leisure & Tourism Businesses to Offer Special “Relax” Packages

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Starfish Benalmadena to Fuengirola Ferry

Trips from Benalmadena to Fuengirola included in the “Relax Tour” package

Benalmadena has always been known as a sun and sea destination, attracting visitors from all over Europe in the warmer high season months.

During the quieter winter period, demand and interest for the resort suffers an important drop. The winter months – although offering the warmest and sunniest weather in continental Europe – do not provide the ideal conditions for your typical beach holiday.

That being said, Benalmadena does provide fantastic activities and attractions for visitors looking to enjoy Spanish culture and explore the wonders of our beautiful coastline. The sun still shines and, whilst you may not be able to swim in the sea, day time temperatures in the 18ºC to 22ºC range make for enjoyable and relaxing breaks. Read More…

Timetable for the Three Kings Parade in Benalmadena, Malaga, Fuengirola & Marbella

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Three Kings ParadeThis Sunday night sees the arrival of the Three Kings, Gaspar, Melchor and Balthazar. Excitement is the operative word as kids (and some adults) eagerly await the arrival of the Three Kings of Orient bearing gifts for all those who have been good over the past year :-)

The fun begins a little earlier though, as the Three Wise Men delight crowds in the traditional parades which take place in all the major cities, towns and villages on the afternoon of the 5th January.

Families will be lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the gift-bearing Kings sitting comfortably in their spectacular carriages which slowly make their way through the carefully planned routes. Make sure you take a plastic bag to collect all the sweets which will be thrown in to the crowds from the carriages! Read More…

The 12 Lucky Grapes: A New Year’s Eve Tradition in Spain

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12 Lucky Grapes on New Years EveThose of you who have been lucky enough to celebrate New Year’s Eve here in Spain will be familiar with the tradition of eating 12 ‘lucky’grapes as the clock strikes midnight. If you haven’t the faintest idea what we are talking about, be sure to read on as we explain where this bizarre tradition originated and what it actually entails.

Although many believe the tradition of eating the 12 lucky grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve originated in 1909 due to a bumper crop of white grapes in the Almeria, Murcia and Alicante regions, it appears that this might not be entirely correct. Read More…

Arroyo de la Miel’s Famous ‘Urban Turkey Race’: A Fun & Healthy Morning Run for all the Family

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Arroyo de la Miel is getting ready to celebrate the 31st edition of its famous ‘Carrera Urbana del Pavo’ (Urban Turkey Race) which will take place this coming Sunday the 15th December, 2013.

Poster for the Carrera del Pavo (Urban Turkey Race) in Arroyo de la Miel, BenalmadenaThis traditional race was first held 31 years ago when participants had to run after a live turkey! Nowadays the turkey is taking a well earned rest; however, the winner of the race does get to take home a fantastic specimen to enjoy with their family over Christmas dinner! :-)  Read More…

6 of Benalmadena’s Most Popular Walking and Hiking Routes [Guide]

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Map of Benalmadena Walking & Hiking Routes

Map of Benalmadena’s Walking and Hiking Routes (Click on the map to see larger version)

Do you enjoy walking and hiking in the countryside? Although better known as a sun and beach holiday destination, Benalmadena also offers many fun and entertaining activities during the quieter winter months. Two of those activities are walking and hiking.

Benalmadena actually boasts an impressive network of natural walking routes and trails from which you can experience unbelievable views of the Costa del Sol and beyond.

These routes are spread over the Municipality’s vast expanse which stretches into the hills and mountains behind Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel. The town hall has actually been promoting these walking routes at recent travel trade fairs and has also invested in maintenance and cleaning-up of the 6 routes it recommends. Read More…

10 Reasons to Visit the Costa del Sol in Winter

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10 Reasons to visit Costa del Sol in Winter

The Costa del Sol continues to be one of the most popular winter destinations for tourists from the UK, Ireland and northern Europe. Eager to escape the cold and dreary winters of their home countries, these visitors make the most of the great prices and short flight times to visit our beautiful Coast and bask in some winter sun!

But the sun isn’t the only thing bringing these visitors to our coast in the winter: Below we’ve put together a list of 10 reasons to visit the Costa del Sol in the Winter. Read More…

Benalmadena Town Celebrates 6th Tapas Route

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Benalmadena Tapas Route

Next week sees the start of the 6th edition of Benalmadena Town’s popular Tapas Route. From the 18th to the 27th October, many of the Benalmadena’s bars and restaurants will take part in this gastronomic event which every year produces some mouth-watering creations!

The establishments which take part in the Tapas Route will have to prepare a special tapa designed only for this event. This way visitors will be able to make their way around the town following the ‘route’ and trying a different and unique tapa in each bar and restaurant; just make sure they are officially taking part in the event. Read More…

A “Cool” Place to Visit: The Ice Bar in Benalmadena Marina

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Keeping warm at Boals Ice Bar in Benalmadena

Keeping warm with the thermal capes...

They say it’s “The Coolest Place in Spain”, literally! With temperatures inside its frozen walls reaching a chilling -14ºC Boal’s Ice Bar in Benalmadena Marina is actually Spain’s first ice bar and an extremely popular destination for tourists and locals looking for a fun and unique experience.

Everything in the bar is made of ice: The walls, the bar, the seats, the sculptures and even some of the glasses (the ones used for shots) are made of ice! And don’t worry of you haven’t packed your fleece… as part of the entrance fee, you are provided with a thermal cape, gloves and socks to keep you warm! Read More…

Oktoberfest comes to Benalmádena

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Fiesta de la Cerveza de Benalmadena

This coming Thursday the 6th June – and until the 16th June – Benalmadena Marina will host its 1st Beer Festival.

This fun concept has been extremely successful in other towns along the Costa del Sol and now it’s finally coming to Benalmadena!

This Beer Festival will bring together the essence of the world famous Oktoberfest celebrations and the hospitality of Benalmadena and its citizens. Anyone who visits the festival will have the opportunity to sample more than 20 different beers from Germany and other parts of the world; and we mustn’t forget the delicious and typical German foods on offer… Roast pork, a wide variety of sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels to name but a few! Read More…

Our New Summer Activities Programme: Fun For All the Family!

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We’re just days away from the start of our new Summer Activities Programme. Those of you planning a visit to Sunset Beach Club over the warm summer months will be delighted to know that we’ve got some great new activities and shows lined up which are sure to make your holiday even more fun!

We’re going to give you a brief preview of some of these new activities so that you can add them to your busy holiday schedule :-) For a copy of the full activities programme, please click on this link.  Read More…

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