If you are planning on visiting Benalmadena for a family holiday, there are plenty of activities to keep you and the younger ones entertained. Most hotels have fantastic entertainment programs; however, if you are looking to get out a little and see some of the sights, the following 3 recommendations shouldn’t disappoint you especially if you have kids with you.
Our on-site entertainment team have been working hard for weeks preparing their new show; A tribute to Grease. Last week was the premiere and from what we’ve heard the Rocio and her team have done a great job; the show was packed! If you missed the show last week, don’t panic; the show will be on every Friday evening over the summer at our Moonlight Bar here at Sunset Beach Club. Join Danny, Sandy and the rest of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies for an evening of great music and dancing! The show starts at 10:30 pm and entrance is free. Just make sure you get there early so you get a good seat!
The famous Caves of Nerja come alive next week with their 51st Festival. From the 13th to the 17th July, visitors can enjoy evenings of music and ballet in these spectacular caves which have been set up with special seating and lighting to host a number of shows.
Not only will you get the chance to see the amazing rock formations of stalagmites and stalagtites – a must see if you have never been to the caves – you will also be able to watch the following amazing artists: Flamenco singer, Estrella Morente; the RTVE(Spanish Television) Orchestra; the Prague National Theatre Ballet and the Argentine Ballet by Julio Bocca.
As always, last week’s San Juan celebrations attracted great crowds of all ages and nationalities to the beaches of Benalmadena. The atmosphere of the night really is something exceptional, barbeques sizzling, waves crashing, fires crackling and the unescapable buzz of chatter and laughter all along the coastline. The only downside to the festival is that it only happens once a year! However as San Juan finishes it marks the start of Benalmadena feria week. Paloma park, located in the centre between Arroyo de la Miel and the coast, is home to Benalmadena’s “Recinto Ferial” (Main fairground). If you’ve been on holiday here before you may already know this area as it is home to Benalmadena’s weekly market and carboot sale. The fair runs every night for one week and is a great night out for the whole family with plenty of rides, stalls and kiosks.
The fiesta of San Juan is definitely one for the calendar! The event takes place each year on the evening of the 23rd June and is celebrated with an overwhelming amount of beach parties all over Spain. Barbeques and fires are lit as the locals and tourists alike soak up the fantastic atmosphere. The finale of the evening is taking part in the traditional jumping of fire and running into the sea, thereby cleansing the soul of sins. If this is a little intense on a family night out, then don’t be put off as the festival is also accompanied by a stunning firework display that takes place at the puerto marina, but can be seen throughout Benalmadena. The festivities begin late afternoon and carry on well into the night as the following day is a bank holiday, perfect for recuperating after such an eventful night! Of course our famous Salitos bar by the sea will be hosting it’s own party, starting at aroun 9pm, so be sure to call in and say hi to Fran and the others down there!
The hotel is buzzing this week with the start of the World Cup and three weddings, there’s a great atmosphere around the place! Happy hour is as popular as ever in our Panorama Bar and the Moonlight bar has become the central hub for most main matches, with the brand new 3 metre screen. Today is the wedding of Susan and Kevin, yesterday Emma and Joseph tied the knot and tomorrow is the turn of Emma Culleton and her fiance Patrick. Best wishes to all couples from all of us here at Sunset Beach Club!
Of course the number one concern on your Summer holiday is to relax and make sure the whole family have an enjoyable time…This Summer, Sunset Beach Club has got more than just the World Cup to keep you entertained! Once again as Summer starts so do our funpacked activities, we offer a wide range of games and events for all ages. Organized by the Entertainment team, the whole family can make the most of their holiday here with a kid’s club for 5-12 year olds, a teenager’s club for 13 – 18 year olds and also a full programme of adult’s daytime activities, that’s not to mention our breathtaking shows in the Moonlight Cabaret Bar, ranging from tribute to Elvis, Michael Jackson, Moulin Rouge and of course the extraordinary Urban Magic Show to mention just a few! To see this Summer’s activity programme, please click here.
Our Sales Manager, Chelo Herruzo, had a busy weekend at the Over 50’s show in Cork. Many visitors to the stand had already visited Sunset Beach Club or the Costa del Sol, and with frequent flights between Cork and Malaga, getting here has never been easier! If you entered our competition at the Show, make sure to check your email as we will be shortly sending notification to the lucky person who has won a 3 night winter stay at Sunset Beach Club!
Who doesn’t love a traditional Spanish paella? This Summer‘s activity programme includes Spanish cookery classes, one of the most popular of them is the demonstration of how to make a paella. The dish is made the traditional way with classic ingredients, but rather than being stuck indoors on a sunny day during your holiday, our Entertainment team bring the lesson to the poolside! Hotel guests are invited to gather around and watch the class before being invited to taste a tapa and offered a glass of wine to wash it down! We recently snook out of the office to take a look for ourselves and made this quick video to get your mouths watering…Click here to view the video!
Here’s a picture of me with Phonsie and Aileen. Their travel plans were also disrupted by the volcanic ash in the skies over Northern Ireland, but as you can see from the photo they weren’t exactly upset with the prospect of staying on the Costa del Sol a little longer than planned. The couple had no choice but to relax in the sun and enjoy the unexpected days of holiday at Sunset Beach Club! Click here to view their video comments!