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A Great Year for Tourism in Benalmadena

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Benalmadena Tourism - Clear Blue sea and skyThe Mayor of Benalmádena, Paloma García Gálvez, has recently returned from a visit to the World Travel Market in London where she pointed out the strength of our town as a tourist destination, especially in international markets. 

The figures don’t lie and Benalmadena can proudly boast a notable increase in the number of foreign visitors who choose its fabulous attractions for their holidays. The year-to-date figures (January to September) show that almost 51,000 more foreign travellers visited the town than in the same period last year; an increase of almost 24 %. It’s worth pointing out that more than 40% of these foreign visitors who travel to Benalmadena every year are British.  Read More…

Costa del Soul: 7 Days (and nights) of the Best Northern Soul

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Costa del Soul at Sunset Beach ClubOctober is ‘Soul Time’ here at Sunset Beach Club! 

For the 6th year running, our friends at Goldsoul – well established UK Soul event promoters – are coming back for a fun week of the best tunes, lots of dancing and, of course, sunshine!!!

Soul music lovers can enjoy their daily dose of Classic Soul tunes by the hotel’s Tikki Poolside Bar whilst enjoying a cool jug of Sangria and working on their tans!

After a hard day by the pool, the fun continues in the Panorama Bar with some laid back soul from 6 to 9pm. This includes the ever-popular happy hour and the chance to catch up and watch the latest live Premiership or Champions League football matches. Read More…

6 Fabulous Costa del Sol Golf Courses Which Don’t Require a Buggy

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6 Walkable golf courses on the Costa del SolMany golfers still prefer to walk a golf course rather than whiz around in a buggy. 

Here on the Costa del Sol we are fortunate to have a wonderful and varied choice of golf courses to play. Some require a buggy as they are located in and around the hills overlooking the coast, others are walking-friendly and are perfect for those of you who prefer to carry (or pull) your golf bag around 18 holes.

Many of our guests at Sunset Beach Club are keen golfers so we thought we’d put together a quick list of our favourite courses which don’t require a buggy. At the end of the post we’ve embedded a map which shows where each of the courses is located. :-) Read More…

Your Guide to the Best Live Concerts on the Costa del Sol: Summer 2014

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Summer Concerts on the Costa del Sol 2014Every summer we put together a list of the best live concerts on the Costa del Sol. We know that many of you enjoy attending live concerts whilst you are here on holiday and this guide will hopefully prove useful in identifying live performances you’d like to attend.

Last years line up of world famous artists visiting the Costa del Sol to perform their greatest hits was pretty impressive; however, this year looks to be even better. The following are just some of the big names performing during the months of July and August: Ricky Martin, The Beach Boys, Pet Shop Boys, Julio Iglesias, Chicago, Tom Jones, David Guetta… and the list goes on!

As was the case last summer, many of the top stars will be performing at the Starlite Festival, which takes place from the 23rd July to the 22nd August in Marbella’s breathtaking Nagueles quarry.

Another of the great venues this year is the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola which will see the likes of Chicago and Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull pass through its gates.

Below is a list – in date order – of some of the best live concerts on the Costa del Sol this summer. We’ve included an indication of ticket prices but please bear in mind that these could change as availability is reduced. 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…

The Holiday World Show in Belfast 2013: The Perfect Place to Plan Your Next Holiday!

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holiday world show in Belfast

If you’re planning a holiday this year (2013) and are anywhere near Belfast, you wont want to miss the fantastic Holiday World Show which will be held at the King’s Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre. With all the latest in cruise deals, adventure travel, holiday destinations and other fabulous holiday ideas, you’re bound to find a great deal for your next getaway!

Of course, Sunset Beach Club will be there with our own stand and will be available throughout the show to answer any questions and queries travellers may have about our hotel and the Costa del Sol destination. Read More…

Golf Holidays in Spain: Unbeatable Last Minute Offer!

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Costa del Sol Golf offer

It’s not often that we post offers here on the Sunset Beach Club Blog but this one is so good that we just had to write about it!

With the golf season on the Costa del Sol in full swing (excuse the pun) we’ve teamed up with our sister resort, La Cala Golf, to put together an unbeatable last minute offer for the rest of this month of December and for January 2013.

For just €235 per person (based on double occupancy) you can enjoy a 4 night golf break which includes the following:

  • 4 nights accommodation at Sunset Beach Club including full buffet breakfast
  • 3 rounds of golf at La Cala Resort (3 golf courses) including buggies
  • 4 days car hire
For those of you who are unfamiliar with La Cala Golf , this fabulous resort boasts three 18 hole championship golf courses (Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa), a large grass driving range and practice facilities, David Leadbetter Academy and an Executive par 3 course. These fantastic facilities together with an enviable location make La Cala a golfers paradise.
For more information about this great offer, please click here

The Soul Music Event of the Year: Costa del Soul 2012

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Costa del Soul at Sunset Beach ClubThe Soul event of the year is back again! Costa del Soul will take place from the 26th October to the 3rd November at Sunset Beach Club. This is the 4th year running that Goldsoul – a well established UK soul event promoter – has chosen our hotel as a venue for their increasingly popular week long soul event.

More than 10 DJ’s from the UK will be featuring the full spectrum of Soul from the early days in the UK at famous clubs like the Twisted Wheel, Golden Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino through the 80’s.

Goldsoul are offering a 7 night package, excluding flights and guest will be able to enjoy a fantastic week of Classic Soul music from the 60’s, Motown, Northern Soul era through the 70’s and 80’s with the best Modern and Boogie Disco Anthems.

Daily Events

  • From 2pm to 4:30pm every day, the Tikki Pool Bar is the place to be with chill out tunes, sun and sangria :-)
  • The Panorama Bar will offer a happy hour and laid back soul sessions from 6pm to 9pm; Live sports events such as Premiership and Champions League football.
  • After dinner its time to dance the night away in the Moonlight Theatre, the special dance venue which will be open from 9:30pm to 2am every week night and from 9:30pm to 3:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Soul fans living on the Costa del Sol or staying at other hotels or accommodation are welcome to the daily sessions in the Moonlight Theatre; it’s just €10 Euros per person/session.

For more information please visit the Goldsoul website at www.goldsoul.co.uk or email sales(at)goldsoul.co.uk .

Discover the Beauty of the Costa del Sol’s Interior Towns, Villages and Countryside

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Excursions

Excursions that take you inland...

The Costa del Sol is predominantly known as a sun and beach destination; however, what many visitors don’t realise is that there are some amazing and beautiful locations to discover by travelling into the interior towns, villages and countryside.

Well, we’re happy to introduce a new excursion to our – already ample – list of great day trips on offer at our Leisure Desk: Introducing the new excursion from our new collaborating company, Parknatur. You’ll be taken on a unique trip which will allow you to discover the ‘other’ Andalucia; rest assured, it will seduce your senses!

Parknatur will be offering daily excursions (Monday to Friday) which will take you on a truly memorable adventure into the Biosphere Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, approximately40 kminto the mountains. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll get to see on this great day out: Read More…

Guide to the Costa del Sol’s Best Street Markets

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Street markets on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is known for its wide choice of street markets – or flea markets, as they are sometimes referred to. As visiting these markets seems to be on most of our guest’s to-do lists, we thought we’d put together a short and concise guide featuring the most popular markets along the coast.

Many of the local street markets combine flea markets and boot sales, so for the sake of this guide, we’ll just refer to all as street markets.  Although we haven’t included all the markets which take place throughout the week, we have tried to include all the ones that we’ve actually been to and that our guests have recommended. Read More…

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