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The Arab Baths in Benalmadena: A Treat for the Senses

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Arab Baths in BenalmadenaStressed out and in need of some R&R? Staying here at Sunset should help; however, if you need a little boost, I highly recommend a quick visit to the “Agua de Oriente” Arab baths in Benalmádena.

The Arab Baths are located in the centre of Benalmadena (just next to the Marina) and a mere 20 minute walk from Sunset Beach Club. Inspired by the Nazari architecture of XI century Granada, this impressive “Oasis” of relaxation is a real treat to the senses. I think the following phrase on the “Agua de Oriente” website describes the experience perfectly:

“A journey into the past, to discover a world of sensasions”

The traditional word for this type of Arab Bath is “Hammam” and in the next few paragraphs, I’ll provide you with a brief explanation of what you can expect on your visit – just in case you’ve never been before.

The “Hammam” Experience

As you can see by the photos, lighting and architecture are key components of the Hammam experience. When you enter the baths you are, literally, transported into another time period. Read More…

A Walk Through Benalmadena’s “Parque de La Paloma”

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Parque la Paloma Benalmadena

The lake

You can’t really miss it: More than 200,000m2 of green area in the centre of the town make Parque La Paloma (Paloma Park) one of the largest and most spectacular parks on the Costa del Sol.

Equally ideal for a family day out or a quiet and relaxing walk in the company of a loved one, Paloma Park has become one of Benalmadena’s main attractions. All who visit are  impressed by the parks vast  green areas, as it is built in the middle of the town. Here’s a few of the  main features:

  • Specially laid out pathways which are ideal for leisurely strolls. I must warn you that some parts are a little steep and might not be ideal for all visitors. If you stick to the bottom part of the part (around the artificial lake) you wont have to deal with the steep walks.
  • A large artificial lake is the centre point of the park. The lake is full of large fish – I think they are Karp – as well as turtles, ducks, swans and more…..
  • Don’t be surprised by the large amount of wild animals running wild around the park: Peacocks, hens, chickens, rabbits – or was it a hare? Not sure but it was pretty big! – all run around the park, much to the delight of the little ones! There is also an area where you can see ostriches and mountain goats; although you’ll be happy to know that they are kept in a closed area! Read More…

A Great Night of Blues at the Moonlight Bar – Video & Photos

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Steve Payne at the Moonlight Bar

Steve Payne and Capi Breccia

Last Saturday evening, our Moonlight Bar here at Sunset Beach Club was the venue for some fantastic live blues music organised and produced by Active Sound Productions.

Those who made it down to the hotel for the concert were treated to an evening of great live music, albeit by two very different acts; Steve Payne and the Johan Wahlstrom Band.

First up on stage was singer and composer, Steve Payne, regarded by many as one the UK’s finest guitarists (and he didn’t disappoint!). With only his guitar and accompanied by Argentine Saxophonist, Capi Breccia, Steve delighted the crowd with his unique style of guitar and distinct voice. The video below shows clips of Steve Payne’s performance. Read More…

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