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

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)

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

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

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

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

Feria Internacional de los Pueblos Fuengirola 2013Fuengirola’s main fairground is 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

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…

3 Local Christmas Markets you can Visit Over the Festive Season

Christmas Markets on the Costa del SolChristmas is fast approaching and you can really start to feel the magic of the festive season; the streets are decorated with colourful lights and local shops and businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit with shop fronts showing off wonderful gifts and products which are sure to attract passers by!

There’s nothing quite like a good Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit and we’re happy to report that there are quite a few locations for you to choose from this year. These markets are a great opportunity to buy interesting gifts and treats to take home as well as a chance to sample delicious sweets, cakes, and other wonderful local products, so typical at this time of year. Read More…

Jump Aboard Fuengirola’s New Tourist Train

Fuengirola City Tour Tourist Train

Fuengirola 'City Tour' Tourist Train

For just over a month now, our neighbouring town, Fuengirola, has been enjoying a new attraction: The ‘City tour’ Tourist Train.

This new tourist train service will allow visitors to easily make their way around the town’s most emblematic tourist attractions and landmarks including the Roman Ruins, the main sea front promenade, the fabulous beaches and Bioparc (Our favourite :-)). One of the highlights of this new service is its’ ‘hop-on hop-off’ system which allows the user to jump on and off as often as they like throughout the day.  Read More…

Fuengirola Gets Ready for its 4th ‘Erotic’Tapas Route

4th Erotic Tapas Route in FuengirolaFrom the 1st to the 18th of November 2012, Fuengirola will celebrate the 4th edition of its – now famous – and extremely popular ‘Erotic’  Tapas Route, an original and fun initiative which increases in popularity each year attracting tapas lovers from all over Spain.

This year the town hall expects the participation of 80 of the city’s bars and restaurants, all of which will compete for the coveted prize of best ‘Erotic’ Tapa. Each of these establishments will have to prepare a sensual and fun tapa which clients will be able to try during the 18 days of the event.

Last year’s tapas route saw visitors consume the impressive figure of 260.000 tapas; this year organisers hope to improve on this number. A few of us here in Sunset Beach Club’s Commercial Department will do our best to contribute to this figure as we’re planning an evening out to make our way around the Tapas Route and report on this fun event from the ‘front lines’ :-) Read More…

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