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Are you Going to the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena?

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Feria de Dan Juan Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena

It’s that time of year again! Arroyo de la Miel in Benalmadena is getting ready for its annual San Juan Festivities; a fun packed week full of great food; lots of drink; music and flamenco dancing!

If you’re here on holiday from the 24th to the 29th June (2012) we highly recommend you take a trip up to the fair and experience the fun atmosphere of a true Spanish “Feria”.

As with most local festivities, the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel is split into two: A day fair (form 12pm to 7pm) which is located in the centre of town and a night fair which is located just above Paloma Park. Read More…

26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

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Benalmadena Cable Car

The views from the top of Benalmadena...

There are loads of things to do when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. Here are 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at theCosta del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will most of the adults.

B –ButterflyPark

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 1500 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.

C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena

If you don’t mind heights, this is a definite must! 15 minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views! Read More…

Jump on the 120 Bus for a Value-for-Money Day Out!

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Benalmadena Bus route nº120

Reading through our latest reviews on Tripadvisor, I came across a very complementary comment by a guest who recently stayed with us at Sunset Beach Club.

Apart from his very kind words praising our facilities and friendly staff (thank you!), this guest also reminded me of our hotel’s fantastic location as a base to explore other areas and towns on the Costa del Sol. In particular, he made reference to the bus stop just outside the hotel and the fantastic nº120 bus! Yes, we have taxis outside the hotel, but the beauty the 120 bus is that it only costs €1.50 per trip :-) Read More…

Rockin Race Jamboree 2012: 4 Days of the Best Music from the 50’s

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Rockin Race Jamboree 2012 TorremolinosThere’s not long to go now! In just over a week, the 2012 edition of the Rockin Race Jamboree kicks off in Torremolinos. From the 2nd February to the 5th February, music fans and visitors can attend this unique event which has become the largest festival in Spain dedicated to music of the 50’s and early 60’s. For 4 intense days, 19 international artists and groups will play the best of Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Surf and other musical styles from the era.

Once again, the Rockin Race Jamboree will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Torremolinos. Now in its 18th year, this popular festival has undergone notable growth attracting thousands of people – the organizers estimate attendance to be more than 3000 people this year – from Europe, United States, Japan and even from Australia!  Read More…

Three Kings Parade in Benalmadena

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Three Kings parade BenalmadenaThe kids are getting excited as their favourite day of the year approaches: Three Kings. As is tradition here in Spain, families congregate to watch the popular Three Kings parades which take place in most towns and cities. This year, Benalmadena town hall has organised a fantastic parade which you wont want to miss.

Official Route of the 3 Kings Parade in Benalmadena

12:00 pm – The 3 Kings arrive by boat at the Marina’s eastern pier. Upon arrival, they will head to the area between Avenida Alay and Antonio Machado; fromm here, the children will have the opportunity to hand over their letters (with their present wish list) to the 3 wise men as well as enjoy entertainment and animation which has been organised. The local business association will also donate a large number of gifts and toys which will be handed out amongst all children who attend the arrival of the Three Kings. Read More…

An Evening of Tango in the Moonlight

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Tango show and music in the Moonlight Theatre

Our Moonlight Theatre is the chosen venue for a special evening of entertainment on Sunday 13th November: A fantastic Argentine Tango and Folk show.

This unique evening of traditional Argentinian tango and folk music is performed by the Arcos de Buenos Aires Company, made up of a string chamber orchestra and a spectacular tango ballet.

The company is conducted by the prestigious violinist and conductor, Walter O Tejada Carranza and will be introducing their new show “La Porteña”, a fascinating combination of music and dance with 17 artists performing traditional Argentinian tango and folk music.

Arcos de Buenos Aires have performed in many of the most important international festivals and stages throughout Europe, including: Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bosforous International Music Festival (Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istambul, Oldengurg International Festival, and the 2nd International Music Festival “Inessa Galant” in Jurmala, Latvia.

The show starts at 7:00pm on the evening of the 13th November; tickets (a bargain at €10 per person) can be bought at the Sunset Beach Club leisure desk or at the entrance of the Moonlight on the evening of the show.

An Amazing Evening of Music in the Moonlight Theatre

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Martin Minor Show at the MoonlightNext Tuesday evening (4th October 2011) we’ve got a fantastic evening of entertainment in our Moonlight Theatre.,Martin Minor Entertainment are organising the show and have prepared a top class line up of tribute acts which are sure to delight all who attend.

Two of the acts – Take That and Westlife – have been performing all summer at Sunset Beach Club and the guest feedback has been fantastic. Who knows, some of the acts featured on Tuesday evening might become regulars for next seasons musical shows at the Moonlight!

Here’s a quick peek at the line up:

  • Olly Hughes as Robbie Williams
  • Progress as Take That
  • Russian Dancers
  • Chloe Lang as Amy Winehouse
  • Waune Dicks as George Michael
  • The Beatles
  • Progress as Westlife
  • Jordana as Lady Gaga

As you can see, some great tribute acts that make for an enjoyable evening.

The show starts at 9:30pm and tickets are €10; these can be bought at the entrance.

For more information, please call Martin Minor on +34 633 474260

See you on Tuesday!

Who’s Going to the Sailor’s Market in Benalmadena Marina?

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Seaman's MarketThere’s a new and somewhat different event for you this weekend… activities and entertainment which are sure to thrill children and adults alike: The Sailor’s Market in Benalmadena Marina!

This is the first the Sailor’s Market (Mercado Marinero) is being held in Benalmadena and promises fun and laughter for all who visit over the weekend.

Here’s what you can expect:-

  • Parades and street performers (musicians, fire eaters, etc)
  • Fun characters such as the Pirate Captain and his buccaneers!
  • Variety of workshops
  • Special children’s attractions
  • Theatre sketches
  • Children’s games
The fun begins tomorrow evening – 16th september at 7pm and continues on Saturday the 17th and Sunday 18th from 11am to 2.30pm and 7pm to 1.00am.

Did You Know You Can Visit the Fuengirola Zoo (Bioparc) at Night?

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Bioparc Fuengirola at Night

Bioparc at night...

Fuengirola Zoo, or Bioparc, as it is now called is a favourite amongst holiday makers who visit theCosta del Sol. If you haven’t been, you need to make sure you a visit in to your busy holiday plans; the kids will love you for it and you’ll have a blast of a time! Until the end of August, they’re even open at night!

Divided into different themes, Bioparc Fuengirola offers visitors a unique experience as you are taken on a fascinating tour that includes visiting Africa’sCongoValleywith its lush vegetation and a group of gorillas, including an enormous silverback! Read More…

Local Festivities in Benalmádena Pueblo

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Benalmadena Village fairIt’s definitely a busy week as far as fairs and local festivities are concerned! In a previous post we mentioned the Málaga Fair which starts this weekend and today we’re letting you know about the fair in Benalmadena Village which kicks off tomorrow (11th August).

Nowhere near as busy – or chaotic – as the Málaga fair, this local fair is more of a low key affair and a great option for those looking to experience a traditional local fair for the first time.

As is typical in most local festivities, the fair is split into two: A day time version where you can indulge in some great tapas and wines as well as dance to sounds of traditional flamenco music! At night its time for the fun fair where children and adults alike will have a blast on all the rides available!

There will be live music every evening at the main fair ground for those who fancy it and on Monday the 15th August, the town hall has organised its first fancy dress rally where participants have to decorate their cars as extravagantly and originally as possible; the best “design” gets a prize! Should be fun to see how artistic the Benalmádena locals can get ;-)

Throughout the 5 days, there will be a number if competitions and tournaments which will allow visitors to the “feria” the chance to win some great prizes, including restaurant meals, toys and other fun gifts.

If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club, make sure you visit Benalmádena village fair for a taste of the real Spain…and a whole lot of fun too!

Just a friendly reminder that if you are looking for somewhere to stay during “Feria Week”, you can check availability for our hotel at www.sunsetbeachclub.com

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