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Dinosaurios Park: A New Family Attraction in Torremolinos

dinosaurios park in Torremolinos

IMPORTANT UPDATE (July 2015): This park is now closed! However, if you’re looking for some fun activities in the area, check out our list of 26 Fun Things to Do in Benalmadena (and surrounding areas) :-)

There’s a fun new exhibition in Torremolinos and it’s got some pretty massive inhabitants… Dinosaurs!

During July, August and September, the Dinosaurios Park exhibition will be located in the main car park of the Torremolinos Exhibition Centre and will provide both entertainment and education for children and parents alike.

An enormous 12 metre tall brachiosaurus will welcome you upon arrival at the exhibition and once inside, you’ll be taken on a fascinating trip into the world of the dinosaurs. There are more than 50 replicas of dinosaurs, many of which are life size!

Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find at the Dinosaurios Park:

  • Life size Dinosaur fossils
  • Mechanical dinosaurs which come to life with their unique movements and sounds.
  • Realistic scenes that take you back to the dinosaur age.
  • Replicas of dinosaurs that reach 12m in height!
  • The chance to become a palaeontologist for a day by looking for fossils.
  • Documentaries
  • Games
  • And lots more…

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‘Luz de Luna’: Moonlight Tours of Antequera During the Summer Months

El Torcal de Antequera

Limestone landscapes of El Torcal

Have you ever visited Antequera? If not, you should definitely consider adding it to your list of ‘places to visit’ as it’s probably one of the most overlooked attractions in Andalucia.

This summer you’ll have the perfect excuse as the Antequera Town Hall will be running a special campaign called ‘Luz de Luna’ (‘Moonlight’). This unique initiative consists of a series of night visits – in English and Spanish – which will take you to some of the most iconic landmarks in the area; a great idea as visiting this beautiful part of Andalucia during the day and having to deal with the extreme heat is probably not a good idea 😉 Read More…

A Day Trip to Sierra Nevada [Photo Essay]

Sierra Nevada Views

Amazing views from the Youth Hostal

Our Community Manager’s (Justin) trip to Sierra Nevada…

Last weekend I took my family on a day trip to Sierra Nevada. The kids had been bugging me for weeks that they wanted to go and see the snow, so after quickly checking the weather forecast (didn’t want to drive all the way up the mountain to find that the ski station was closed due to bad weather) we decided to head out on Saturday morning.

The beauty of Sierra Nevada is that it’s just a couple of hours drive from Benalmádena. We left at 8:00am and – after a short breakfast stop – arrived in Europe’s most southern ski resort at around 11:00am.  Read More…

Carnival Week in Benalmadena & Málaga: Event Calendar

Carnival Week in Benalmadena & MalagaThe fun and entertainment of Carnival is about to kick off here on the Costa del Sol.

Carnival season is popular in many of the towns and cities located up and down the coast but in this post, we’re going to focus on two cities: Benalmadena (for obvious reasons) and the amazing Málaga Carnival which is probably the most spectacular and colourful of all!

Although we refer to it as ‘Carnival Week’ it actually goes on for a little longer… 10 days. There are literally hundreds of activities and events taking place during these festivities; below, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular you’ll want to look out for in each of the cities. 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…

Visiting Ronda: Two Amazing Monuments you Must See

Ronda Gorge

The amazing Gorge in Ronda

The town of Ronda is located approximately45 km inland and is undoubtedly one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for tourists who visit the Costa del Sol.

Ronda has much to offer; however, in this post we’ll feature two of its most famous landmarks: The spectacular Gorge and the fabulous Bullring.

As you drive into the town, you’ll make your way over the ‘Puente Nuevo’ (NewBridge) which stretches over the famous Ronda Gorge. Over100 metres deep and 500 metres in length, The Gorge was formed by the Guadalevin river which winds its way through its deep walls.

The Gorge was once the historical divide which separated the old and the new quarters of Ronda. In 1751, architect Jose Martín de Aldehuela began an engineering feat which would take over 40 years to complete and become the iconic monument which today offers stunning panoramic views of Ronda and its surroundings. Apparently, all of the stone blocks used to build the impressive structure were sourced from the river bed at the bottom of the Gorge. Read More…

8 Great Reasons to Visit this Year’s Malaga Fair

Malaga Fair 2012There’s just over a week to go until the start of the Costa del Sol’s most popular event of the year: The Málaga Fair (2012).

This year there will be lots of new surprises, extended hours (to 7pm) and the introduction of new areas and spaces such as the impressive Muelle Uno which has received lots of great publicity this year.

There’s lots to do during the Malaga Fair and to detail all here would be practically impossible. Instead, we’ve highlighted 8 of the most interesting events and activities you might like to see during these crazy festivities. Here goes… Read More…

Malaga Gets Her Very Own Jurassic Park

Dinopetrea MalagaThe Trade and Exhibitions Hall (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos) will host a fantastic Dinosaur Exhibition from the 28th April to the 24th June 2012.

After successfully touring various Spanish cities, this unique exhibition – named ‘Dinopétrea’ – arrives in Málaga for the first time and is sure to be a favourite attraction which will allow children and families to discover the amazing world of the dinosaurs.

Although presented as a scientific exhibition, ‘Dinopétrea’ promises to be a fun and educational experience for all who visit. You’ll be able to see large skeletons and fossils from all over the planet as well as take part in numerous activities which will allow, both adults and children, to travel back millions of years to a time where the infamous T-Rex was the greatest predator on the face of the earth! Read More…

Discover the Beauty of the Costa del Sol’s Interior Towns, Villages and Countryside

Excursions

Excursions that take you inland...

The Costa del Sol is predominantly known as a sun and beach destination; however, what many visitors don’t realise is that there are some amazing and beautiful locations to discover by travelling into the interior towns, villages and countryside.

Well, we’re happy to introduce a new excursion to our – already ample – list of great day trips on offer at our Leisure Desk: Introducing the new excursion from our new collaborating company, Parknatur. You’ll be taken on a unique trip which will allow you to discover the ‘other’ Andalucia; rest assured, it will seduce your senses!

Parknatur will be offering daily excursions (Monday to Friday) which will take you on a truly memorable adventure into the Biosphere Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, approximately40 kminto the mountains. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll get to see on this great day out: Read More…

Guide to the Costa del Sol’s Best Street Markets

Street markets on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is known for its wide choice of street markets – or flea markets, as they are sometimes referred to. As visiting these markets seems to be on most of our guest’s to-do lists, we thought we’d put together a short and concise guide featuring the most popular markets along the coast.

Many of the local street markets combine flea markets and boot sales, so for the sake of this guide, we’ll just refer to all as street markets.  Although we haven’t included all the markets which take place throughout the week, we have tried to aadd all the ones that we’ve actually been to and that our guests have recommended. Read More…

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