Muelle Uno is a large open-space leisure and recreation area which opened just over 2 years ago as part the ambitious remodelling of MalagaPort. With more than 50 shops and restaurants as well as cultural activities and events, it’s a required stop for anyone visiting Málaga.
If you have kids and are looking for a fun day out, we recommend you take a trip up to the Donkey Sanctuary (Refugio del Burrito) in Fuente de Piedra (see map below).
A short 45 minute drive from the Coast, the Donkey Sanctuary is located in a traditional Spanish Cortijo and is home to over 70 rescued donkeys. The traditional buildings and charming olive groves provide a safe haven for donkeys and mules rescued from all over Europe.
Here in Benalmadena, we are fortunate to enjoy one of the most spectacular public parks in Andalucia: Paloma Park. Its’ total surface area of 100.000 square metres makes it the ideal spot to enjoy many outdoor activities and observe the diverse wildlife and flora.
Within its grounds there is an area that houses one of best open-air collections of Cacti and other Succulent plants in all of Europe. This impressive 6000 square metre exhibit is open all year round for visitors to enjoy its stunning and varied collection.
The first fortnight in October marks an important event in Fuengirola’s calendar: The ‘Feria del Rosario’ in honour of the town’s patron.
For the next week, trips to Fuengirola will include a compulsory visit to the town’s main fairground for a fun and entertaining introduction to true andalucian ‘feria’ culture. Lots of flamenco – music and dancing – great food, wines, sherry, shows, parades and lots more await!
This summer one of our colleagues braved the hot weather to visit Fuengirola’s famous zoo, Bioparc; he tells us it was definitely worth the sacrifice 😉
Who would have thought that you could find such a beautiful spot full of the most fascinating wildlife in the centre of town. Although the park is quite small, don’t let this put you off. The design and layout of the park is spectacular and at times you really do feel as if you are walking through the jungles of Asia or the African Savanna.
In the photos below you’ll see a small sample of the animals and birdlife that inhabit Bioparc. You’ll notice that a lot of effort has gone into creating installations and scenery which mimic the animals natural habitat; the tiger’s area is absolutely amazing!
If you’ve yet to visit Bioparc, we hope these photos will help convince you to visit next time you are on holiday on the Costa del Sol
Lobo Park (Wolf Park) is located in the true heart of Andalucía (see map below) and is the only wild like park of its kind.
Founded by Daniel Weigend and Alexandra Stieber as a private initiative in 2002, Lobo Park soon opened its doors to the general public in 2004 and has since welcomed thousands of visitors. The founders idea was to provide a natural habitat which would protect the existent wildlife and allow the wolves – and other animals – to live without interference from humans or domestication.
Are you thinking of visiting Malaga city centre? Forget the busy train, the packed bus or trying to find a parking space in the mad city centre… just go on a fun ferry ride from Benalmadena Marina to Malaga Port.The trip only takes an hour and you get the added bonus of enjoying the stunning views of the coastline.
You’ll be jumping aboard a super modern and fast catamaran with capacity for up to 250 people. The ferry has two decks, an upper open deck (great for soaking up some sun) and a cooler and more protected interior deck. As you’d expect, there is also a full bar service so that you can enjoy a refreshing drink as you cruise into Malaga port!
Some of the most popular attractions for tourists visiting the Costa del Sol during the hot summer months are the Water Parks. There are two located within easy driving distance from Sunset Beach Club; however, today we’re going to feature the Coast’s biggest water park: Aqualand!
Located in Torremolinos, Aqualand provides a truly amazing day out for all the family. Our Community Manager recently visited the park with his family and some friends and the following is his review of a day at Aqualand. Over to you Justin…
During the summer months of July and August, the Benalmadena Cable Car -one of the town’s most popular attractions – offers a magical experience which allows visitors to enjoy the amazing views from the top of Benalmadena, but at night!
The views are breathtaking during the day time; however, in the evening you’ll be able to witness the most unbelievable sunsets as well as enjoy some of the special activities and events prepared for these night visits, these include:
For the 7th year running (from the 5th to 7th July) this fantastic festival, organised by ‘Aint Nothin’ But…’ and the Mijas Town Hall Foreigner’s Department, will once again provide 3 days of the best Blues music; and all for FREE!
This year the whole festival will be held in the main ‘Plaza’ and visitors will also be able to enjoy lots of delicious food and drink in the many bars and restaurants surrounding the square (that part isn’t free though ;-))