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The 2012 Cudeca Walkathon: Helping Raise Money for an Amazing Cause

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Cudeca Walkathon 2012

Next Sunday 20th May 2012, the promenade in front of Sunset Beach Club will once again host the Cudeca Walkathon fundraising event. All funds raised at this event are for the Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice in Benalmadena so we’d like to encourage hotel guests and visitors to Benalmadena to take part in the Walkathon and help us support this much needed charity.

SunsetBeachClub will once again be involved in the organization and sponsorship of the Walkathon which is hoping to build on the success of previous years.

Everyone is welcome and the Cudeca team and sponsors do a great job to ensure there are plenty of activities for a fun packed day! The meeting point will be the promenade area just in front of Sunset Beach Club and participants can register for the walk from 9:30am.  Read More…

Don’t Miss the ‘Super Moon’ this Weekend!

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Super Moon 2012This weekend we’ll have the chance to witness a phenomenon known as a ‘Super Moon’.

Super Moons are larger and brighter than usual and are caused by the shape of the Moon’s orbit which is actually an ellipse, or oval, shape. The Moon orbits our planet once each month and during this time reaches a point farthest from the Earth (an apogee) and a point closest to the Earth (a perigee); the latter is what we will experience this Saturday the 5th May 2012.

This will be the biggest full moon of the year – about 16% brighter than average – and will create larger than normal tides. Apparently, at perigee, the moon exerts approximately 42% more tidal force than when it’s at apogee!

Experts say that the best way to view this weekend’s Super Moon – the one that will get the best effect – is to look out for it just after it rises, when it’s close to the horizon. If you can manage to get the moon behind buildings or trees, an optical illusion will make it look even bigger!

If you’re staying with us at Sunset Beach Club, we recommend you grab a spot on the terrace of our Panorama Bar or head down to the promenade and watch the ‘Super Moon’ from there. Don’t forget to take some photos and post them on our Facebook Page ;-)

Foto Credit: PictureKat

Selwo Aventura: A True Wildlife Adventure for all the Family

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Cheetah at Selwo Aventura

Many of our hotel guests are often on the lookout for new and exciting activities and attractions when they come and stay with us. One of the most popular attractions is the Selwo Aventura wildlife park. I actually visited the park with my family recently so, for the benefit of those of you who have yet to visit this amazing location, here’s an account of our fun day at Selwo Aventura.

Located in the hills near the coastal town of Estepona, Selwo Aventura is approximately one hour’s drive from Sunset Beach Club. Although it might seem a little far to some, it’s well worth the drive!

Parking is easy as there is a large area just in front of the main entrance to the park. Once you’ve collected your entrance tickets it’s time to experience the magic! The park is split into four main areas or routes for you to visit, so I’ll give you a brief summary of what you will find in each and give you a few tips as to things you’ll want to see :-) Read More…

The Cherry Boppers will be Presenting Their New Album at the Moonlight Theatre

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Cherry Boppers in the Moonlight TheatreThe Cherry Boppers, a Jazz-Funk-Rock Band from Bilbao will be visiting Sunset Beach Club for the launch party of their new album, “Shakin’ the Hood”. The event will take place on the 5th May 2012 at the Moonlight Theatre.

Organised by Active Sound Productions, this great evening of music will also include a performance by  DJ’s Sabinillas Dancingmood and Tall Mike.

A few interesting facts about the Cherry Boppers: Read More…

1st Costa del Sol Boat Show to be Held in Benalmadena

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Costa del Sol Boat Show in Benalmadena

Do you love boats and all things related to the sea? Can’t think of a better way to spend your day than sipping a cool drink whilst sitting on the deck of a luxurious yacht? Are you thinking of splashing out on a new yacht? If you answered YES to any of the above questions then you’ll be happy to hear the Benalmadena will host the 1st Costa del Sol Boat Show from the 27th April to the 1st May 2012 :-) Read More…

Beatles Tribute Band, The Silver Beats, Rock the Moonlight [Photos & Video]

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The Silver Beats - Beatles Tribute

The Silver Beats

Last night the Moonlight Theatre rocked to the sound of local Beatles tribute band, the Silver Beats. This is the first time this fantastic band form Málaga have played at Sunset Beach Club; however, judging by the audience response to their Beatles rendition, it won’t be the last!

Formed 17 years ago, The Silver Beats play songs from the ‘Fab Four’s’ early years influenced by 50’s rock and roll tunes from the United States and when they started composing their first – now classic – songs.

As you can see from the photos and the videos, the Silver Beats put on a great show. Not only do they look the part – even their instruments are all original replicas – but their unique mix of voice, guitar riffs and great rhythm made for a great evening of entertainment. Read More…

Benalmadena Hosts the National Electronic Darts Championship

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electronic darts championship BenalmadenaThis coming weekend – from 23rd to 25th March 2012 – Benalmadena will host the National Electronic Darts Championship.

According to figures released by the Championship’s organisers, there are approximately 2500 players signed up for the event. Benalmadena will be welcoming players from all over Spain, many of whom, will be coming with their families; great news for local tourism! (By the way, if anyone is looking for accommodation for the event, we know a really good 4 star hotel located on the seafront..;-))

The Championship will be held at the Holiday Village Hotel and will include the following categories: Individual male and female, pairs, mixed triples and teams. The whole tournament will take place under the ‘open’ format meaning that anyone who is interested in playing can sign up to compete.

Juan Olea, local councillor in charge of sports, has expressed his satisfaction at the number of players signed up for the event: “The National Darts Championship will be a splendid opportunity  for thousands of people to get to know Benalmadena and for them to enjoy the large variety of activities we have to offer”.

The town hall hopes that talks held with the Federation of Darts Clubs will help to establish Benalmadena as the official host of this Championship.

The finalists of the different categories will travel t oLas Vegas representing the National Team :-)

If you are looking for accommodation over this Championship weekend, head over to www.sunsetbeachclub.com for great rates!

Barbershop Singers Convention Comes to Benalmádena

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Barbershop Singers Convention in Benalmadena

Southern Sound from Fuengirola

Don’t be surprised if you are walking down the street in Benalmadena next weekend – from the 22nd to 25th March 2012 – and come across groups of singers performing a cappella! You’ll have witnessed barbershop singers and enthusiasts showing off their harmony singing talents.

Benalmadena will welcome approximately 600 barbershop singers for the  4th annual convention of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS). Delegates will be flying in from the Americas, the UK and from all over Europe.

Barbershop singing originated in the United States in the early 1900’s and has since gained worldwide popularity with thousands of singers practising and promoting this unique art form of four-part a cappella singing. Read More…

Charity Show In Aid of the Tomas Leighton Care Charity with Ricky Lavazza

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Ricky Lavazza

Ricky Lavazza on stage in the Moonlight Theatre

This Friday the 16th March 2012, we’ve got a very special event in the Moonlight Theatre: Ricky Lavazza – and special guest artists – will be performing his fabulous tribute show in aid of a very special cause: The Tomas Leighton Care Charity.

Tomas was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He was also born blind. All proceeds raised at the event this Friday will go towards helping 7 year old Tomas get the much needed specialist medical care he needs now and for his future. If you’d like to read more about the Tomas Leighton Care Charity, please visit their website www.tlc-charity.com .

Tickets are just €10 for adults and €5 for children and you’ll be entered into the raffle which will be held during the show – there are some great prizes to be won! Ricky Lavazza will be performing his highly rated show with tributes to some of the all time greats, including: Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams and the one-and-only Elvis!

We look forward to welcoming you down to Sunset Beach Club’s Moonlight Theatre on Friday evening for a great night of entertainment, but more importantly, to help us raise funds for young Tomas.

Doors open at 8:00pm with the show starting at 8:45pm. Tickets can be purchased at Sunset Beach Club or you can call Jo on 645 145 177 or John on 952 964361/628 562 580.

PS. Please share this…we need to fill the Moonlight on Friday :-)

Benalmadena Gets Ready to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2012

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St Patricks Day at Sunset Beach Club

St Patrick's Day Decorations at the Panorama Bar

St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and Benalmadena is gearing itself up for a great day of celebrations!

The Irish Association of Spain has organised a fantastic day to commemorate this popular festivity. It’s important to note that this year, the traditional mass has been changed to the Virgen del Carmen church in Benalmádena and will begin at 1pm.

After mass, the traditional parade will head down to the Feria ground behind Paloma Park for an afternoon of singing, dancing, drinking and all-round fun! From 2:15pm to 5:30pm you’ll be treated to a whole host of acts including Irish musicians and dance groups brought over from Ireland especially for the occasion Read More…

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