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Fuengirola’s Great Beer Festival 2014 at the Sohail Castle

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Fuengirola Beer Festival 2014Our neighbouring town of Fuengirola doesn’t stop!

Having recently held the Medieval Fair in their impressive Sohail Castle, starting today this spectacular venue will host Fuengirola’s very own Oktoberfest-style festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) opens to the public from the 22nd August to the 7th September. If you’re a beer lover, this is one stop you’ll have to make during your holiday. You’ll be able to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including german sausages, frikadellen and chucrut. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra! Read More…

Take a Trip Back in Time… Visit the Medieval Market in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle

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Medieval Market at Sohail Castle in FuengirolaLast year it managed to attract over 90.000 visitors and this year, organisers are hoping to improve upon this impressive figure. We’re referring to the Medieval Market which is taking place in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle until Sunday the 17th August. 

This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been held and just goes to prove its success. So much so that it has now become one of the most important in Spain thanks, mainly, to its unique setting in an XIth century Muslim fortressRead More…

How to Save Money on Your Next Visit to Mijas Water Park

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Save money at Mijas water parkOne of our favourite local attractions, Mijas Water Park (Parque Acuático Mijas) opens today for the new season.

Knowing that many of our guests are regular visitors to this popular water park, we thought we’d give you a few tips on how you can save a few Euros next time you and the family decide to spend the day shooting down water slides!

Although great fun, water parks such as the one in Mijas can prove to be a seriously- expensive day out, especially if you have a big family! The normal prices for a day at ‘Parque Acuático Mijas’ are as follows: Read More…

Big Celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of Fuengirola’s ‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’

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Feria Internacionalde los Pueblos in FuengirolaThe ‘Feria Internacional de los Pueblos’ (International People’s Fair) in Fuengirola takes place from the 30th April to the 4th May (2014), making good use of the long May bank holiday weekend – or ‘Puente’, as it is known here. 

This colourful celebration has become one of the city’s main tourist attractions – and one of the most popular – with a million yearly visitors. As in previous years, 33 countries and regions from all over the world will take part in the festivities by showing off the best of their gastronomy, traditional products, music and folklore.  Read More…

‘Spicy’ Photos From The Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola (2013)

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Photos of 'Erotic' TapasWe recently wrote about the Erotic Tapas Route which was to be held in Fuengirola at the start of November. This fun and ‘cheeky’ event has grown in popularity over that last few years and now attracts thousands of visitors from all over Spain.

As it’s such a unique concept, we like to get our roving reporters on the scene to grab photographic evidence of these ‘erotic’ tapas and see what all the fuss is about. Our intrepid colleague, Inma, enlisted the help of some of her friends and – camera in hand – started her adventure visiting many of the bars and restaurants participating in the Erotic Tapas Route. Read More…

5th Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola: Fun, Spicy and Imaginative Tapas

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Photos of tapas from erotic tapas route in Fuengirola

For the 5th consecutive year and thanks to the success of previous editions, this coming Friday the 1st November sees the start of the 5th Erotic Tapas Route in our neighbouring town of Fuengirola.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this unusual and rather ‘spicy’ initiative, it’s erotic and aphrodisiac theme makes for a fun and entertaining experience!  Read More…

The 6th Edition of the Fuengirola Beer Festival: from the 3rd to 17th August

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Fiesta de la Cerveza Fuengirola 2013The 6th edition of Fuengirola’s Beer Festival starts today (3rd August) in the town’s emblematic Sohail Castle. For two weeks – until the 17th August – all who visit the Festival will enjoy the fun atmosphere of the Costa del Sol’s very own Oktoberfest.

Special marquees and tables have been set up where visitors can try typical German dishes, sample a fantastic selection of Bavarian beers and listen to live music. 

The Fuengirola Beer Festival is open to the public from 7.00pm to 02.00am on week days and from 12.00pm to 02.00am at weekends.

Definitely makes for a fun night out. Are you planning to visit the Costa del Sol’s Oktoberfest?

New Facilities and Activities for Fuengirola’s River Park

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Photos of pedalos at the River Park in Fuengirola

Pedalos at the Fuengirola River Park

As from the 11th July, Fuengirola’s River Park has some fantastic new facilities and activities for people of all ages. These new additions make this beautiful public space even more attractive to visitors and tourists and make it the perfect setting to enjoy a pleasant family outing.

Here’s a breakdown of all the new facilities you’ll be able to enjoy on your next visit to the River Park in Fuengirola: Read More…

Fuengirola’s Feria Internacional de los Pueblos: 5 Days of Culture, Music and Gastronomy

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Feria Internacional de los Pueblos Fuengirola 2013Fuengirola’s main fairground is almost ready to host the ever-popular ‘Feria Internacional de losPueblos’ (International People’s Fair), a multicultural event where visitors can experience the rich cultural diversity the city has to offer.

This year the Fair will last 5 days (from 1st to 5th May, 2013); with 33 participating countries, each with their own “Caseta” or stand, the fun is guaranteed!

For those of you who have yet to visit the Feria de Los Pueblos, it really is a must-see event where you’ll be treated to beautiful music from all over the world, delicious mouth-watering foods (The Argentinian Barbecue is highly recommended :-)), traditional dances and a dazzling display of colourful costumes.

In previous years the fair has managed to attract nearly one million visitors, cementing its reputation as one of the most popular and successful events on the local calendar. Read More…

Grandma’s Casserole is Back for a Second Serving

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La cazuela de la abuelaFollowing the success of the 1st edition of ‘La Cazuela dela Abuela’ (Grandma’s Casserole) in Fuengirola last year, the town hall has decided to organise ‘Part 2’ of this successful gastronomic initiative.

Originally designed to help promote the town’s excellent selection of restaurants – and to help support the restaurant trade in the quieter off-season – this unique event also helps to introduce visitors to more traditional Spanish dishes and stews.

Due to the great success of last year’s event, Grandma’s Casserole has been extended from 10 days to 17 days (from 15th to 3rd March). Both locals and tourists will have more days to sample the delicious and traditional stews and casseroles which will be available in many of the town’s restaurants. A small casserole and a drink (glass of wine, beer or soft drink) will cost just €2 :-)  Read More…

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