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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: Continue Reading →

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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! Continue Reading →

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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 🙂

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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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Castillo de Colomares: An Amazing Tribute to Christopher Columbus

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Castillo de Colomares en Benalmadena

Castillo de Colomares

The ‘Castillo de Colomares’ (ColomaresCastle) in Benalmadena is one of the most interesting tourist attractions the municipality has to offer. It’s not really a castle, it’s more of a monument which was built between 1987 and 1994 by Esteban Martín MD as a tribute to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America.

This unique monument unifies various architectural styles which had a marked effect on Spanish culture: Bizantine, Romanesque, Arabic and Gothic.

A walk around the Colomares Castle will allow you to discover various elements from the symbols of the Catholic Kings, from the three cultures present in medieval Spain (Judaism, Christianity and Islamism) and other elements from Christopher Columbus’ epic voyage.  Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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! Continue Reading →

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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 🙂 Continue Reading →

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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!  Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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