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Benalmadena Marina Hosts 2nd Edition of its Great Beer Festival

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Benalmadena Beer Festival 2014This Thursday the 24th July sees the start of the 2nd edition of Benalmadena’s Great Beer Festival. Once again, this fun event takes place in the Marina and will be open to the public until Sunday the 3rd August. 

All visitors to the Beer Festival will have the opportunity to sample the best wheat and barley beer (König Ludwid Weissbier) as well as taste some traditional German dishes including: red and white sausages, roast pork knuckles, pretzels, sauerkraut or flamenkuchen (german pizza). Read More…

New Tourist Train Takes You on a Tour of Benalmadena Pueblo

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New Tourist Train to Benalmadena PuebloThose of you who have visited Benalmadena will be familiar with the small ‘hop on, hop off’ tourist trains which ferry passengers around the Marina and the central area of Arroyo de la Miel. Well, in the next few weeks, the company that runs these trains will be introducing a new service taking tourists and visitors to Benalmadena Pueblo, located in the hills overlooking the coast.

If you’ve never been to Benalmadena Pueblo, this is the perfect opportunity to visit this stunning and picturesque village. The new tourist train service will leave from two different locations: Hotel Villasol and the roundabout near the Mc Donalds and Bil-Bil Castle (5 minutes walk from Sunset Beach Club). Read More…

6 of Benalmadena’s Most Popular Walking and Hiking Routes [Guide]

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Map of Benalmadena Walking & Hiking Routes

Map of Benalmadena’s Walking and Hiking Routes (Click on the map to see larger version)

Do you enjoy walking and hiking in the countryside? Although better known as a sun and beach holiday destination, Benalmadena also offers many fun and entertaining activities during the quieter winter months. Two of those activities are walking and hiking.

Benalmadena actually boasts an impressive network of natural walking routes and trails from which you can experience unbelievable views of the Costa del Sol and beyond.

These routes are spread over the Municipality’s vast expanse which stretches into the hills and mountains behind Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel. The town hall has actually been promoting these walking routes at recent travel trade fairs and has also invested in maintenance and cleaning-up of the 6 routes it recommends. Read More…

Benalmadena Town Celebrates 6th Tapas Route

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Benalmadena Tapas Route

Next week sees the start of the 6th edition of Benalmadena Town’s popular Tapas Route. From the 18th to the 27th October, many of the Benalmadena’s bars and restaurants will take part in this gastronomic event which every year produces some mouth-watering creations!

The establishments which take part in the Tapas Route will have to prepare a special tapa designed only for this event. This way visitors will be able to make their way around the town following the ‘route’ and trying a different and unique tapa in each bar and restaurant; just make sure they are officially taking part in the event. Read More…

A “Cool” Place to Visit: The Ice Bar in Benalmadena Marina

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Keeping warm at Boals Ice Bar in Benalmadena

Keeping warm with the thermal capes...

They say it’s “The Coolest Place in Spain”, literally! With temperatures inside its frozen walls reaching a chilling -14ºC Boal’s Ice Bar in Benalmadena Marina is actually Spain’s first ice bar and an extremely popular destination for tourists and locals looking for a fun and unique experience.

Everything in the bar is made of ice: The walls, the bar, the seats, the sculptures and even some of the glasses (the ones used for shots) are made of ice! And don’t worry of you haven’t packed your fleece… as part of the entrance fee, you are provided with a thermal cape, gloves and socks to keep you warm! Read More…

Top Events at This Year’s Benalmadena Town Fair

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Feria de Benalmadena Pueblo 2013Next week is ‘Feria’ week here in Benalmadena with the ‘Pueblo’ (Town) celebrating  festivities in honor of their patron, the Virgen de la Cruz.

Obviously this is a very traditional event and many of the activities and events organised for the week may not appeal to many of our guests; however, we’ve put together a short list of – what we feel are – some of the highlights of the fair and that you might enjoy. Here goes…

  • The traditional ‘Chocolatada’ which takes place every morning at 11.00am in the Plaza de España. Organised by the town hall, it’s basically free hot chocolate for everyone! Head on up there for breakfast one day and try some original Spanish hot chocolote (note: we’re not sure if the ‘churros’ are included ;-)) Read More…

Take a Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmádena…at Night!

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Benalmadena Cable Car at night

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: Read More…

12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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12 things to do at christmas in BenalmadenaAlthough not the high season here on the Costa del Sol, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes…

#1 Visit one of the many tradition Christmas Markets on the Coast . You’ve got two nice markets here in Benalmadena but a trip to Malaga’s city centre is also highly recommended as they too have a popular market.

#2 Selwo Marina is open form the 22nd December 2012 to the 6th January 2013 and offers a great day out for all the family. With a spectacular Dolphin show and the only Penguinarium in Andalucia, it’s definitely one to put on your list.

#3 Time to head in to Málaga city centre and see the impressive Christmas light display. You can get the train from Arroyo de la Miel straight into the centre of Málaga; easy and cheap! Well worth a visit! Read More…

Places to See and Things to Do on the Costa del Sol [Video]

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The Costa del Sol is known for its great beaches and lively night spots; however, there are also plenty of other great attractions and things to do during your holiday.

We are so keen to let our guests know about all the wonderful things our destination has to offer that we decided to make a video to highlight some of our favourites. Most of the featured locations and attractions are in Benalmadena as that is where our hotel is based; however, we have also included favourites in nearby Fuengirola and Málaga.

We hope this video will give you a clearer picture of some of the places you can visit during your next holiday in Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol.

Here are some of the tourist attractions and locations featured in the video:

  • Puerto Marina in Benalmadena
  • Paloma Park in Benalmadena
  • Selwo Marina Dolphinarium
  • Biopark Zoo in Fuengirola
  • Butterfly Park in Benalmadena
  • Sealife
  • Tivoli World
  • Miramar Shopping Centre in Mijas Costa
  • Plaza Mayor Shopping Centre
  • Málaga City Centre (Cathedral, Museums and Muelle Uno)
  • Botanical Gardens in Málaga

Enjoy the video! Feel free to share with friends and family and let us know what you think in the comments below :-)

A Summer Night’s Dream at Selwo Marina Dolphinarium

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Selwo Marina Nights

Music under the stars...

The warm summer evenings on the Costa del Sol become a little more bearable with the fantastic evening exhibition which our friends at Selwo Marina have prepared for this summer.

As from last Saturday 16th July – and until the 31st August – visitors to this magical park will be able to enjoy a spectacular dolphin exhibition accompanied by a selection of classic and contemporary melodies. A violin and saxophone duet will play tunes that’ll have the spectators and the stars of the show – Zeus, Tonet, Rumbo, Astro, Romeo and Bravo (Selwo’s dolphin family) dancing under the stars!

The music and dolphin acrobatics will be accompanied by a specially designed show of light and colour which will fill the night sky.

The show starts at 10:30pm every evening and is priced at €20 per adult and €15 per child (aged 3 to 9 years); however, we recommend you take advantage of the great special offer available which allows you to enjoy access to the dolphin show and a meal at one of the parks fast food outlets for just €2 more per person; that’s a total of €22 for adults and €17 for children. :-)

If you’d like more information, please ask at the Sunset Beach Club leisure desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel.

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