As always, last week’s San Juan celebrations attracted great crowds of all ages and nationalities to the beaches of Benalmadena. The atmosphere of the night really is something exceptional, barbeques sizzling, waves crashing, fires crackling and the unescapable buzz of chatter and laughter all along the coastline. The only downside to the festival is that it only happens once a year! However as San Juan finishes it marks the start of Benalmadena feria week. Paloma park, located in the centre between Arroyo de la Miel and the coast, is home to Benalmadena’s “Recinto Ferial” (Main fairground). If you’ve been on holiday here before you may already know this area as it is home to Benalmadena’s weekly market and carboot sale. The fair runs every night for one week and is a great night out for the whole family with plenty of rides, stalls and kiosks.
It’s here! Bar Salito’s is ready and raring to go for the Summer season 2010! Opening party will be this Saturday (14th May) from 3pm onwards, with canapés and cake to celebrate it’s first birthday! If you have been before, you don’t know what you’re missing, Salitos is located right by the sea, infront of the hotel in the direction of Torrequebrada. If you’re on the Costa del Sol this weekend make sure to check it out!
It’s Semana Santa! This week is holy week all over the world, but not many other countries celebrate with such style as Spain. Rather than Good friday and bank holiday Monday, here the festive days are Thursday and Friday where you see an incredible cultural display with all main cities hosting enormous parades that last the entire weekend. Malaga, Sevilla and Granada are all very popular over the Easter period, here in Malaga extra schedules of public transport will be added and the town will be overwhelmed once again with the hustle and bustle of visitors from all over Europe.
Debbie from Sunset with Dani of Huelva. Our Commercial Director Debbie arrived back in Spain yesterday after a very successful weekend at the Scottish Golf Show. This is the second consecutive year the Scottish Golf Show has been held in Glasgow, but the first year that Sunset Beach Club had our own stand. The show was very busy with lots of both visitors and exhibitors, which made braving the cold worthwile!
Looking for something different to do this weekend? Sunday 7th March, La Rosaleda, home to Malaga Football Club will welcom Xerez CD. This game promises to be and exciting Andalucian derby with both teams fighting for success, so why not head into Malaga centre and experience some real Spanish football? Click here for more info.
This month Tivoli World Amusement Park in Arroyo de la Miel have been celebrating the wonderful world of tapas! Each weekend offers a different speciality, this weekend is the turn of the “Arroces” which means there will be different rice dishes to be tasted, entrance to the park is free during this event and it is open from 12 – 7pm, with a tapa and drink setting you back just 1.50€. A great way to try some traditional cuisine and keep the kids entertained, especially with sunny skies forecast for the weekend!
Claire, our wedding coordinator is looking forward to next weekend’s wedding show. After a very positive response from the Wedding Journal Show at the Citywest earlier this year, we hope the Belfast show will be as enjoyable. The show will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the King’s Hall in Belfast, so if you’re in the area be sure to pop by and visit the Sunset Beach Club stand! For more information about the show please click here to visit the Wedding Journal Online.
This weekend sees yet another team of Sunset Staff visiting Dublin! Claire, our onsite Wedding Coordinator and Miguel, our Operations Manager will be attending the Bride of the Year Show held at Dublin’s RDS Exhibition Centre. If you would like to visit them, the show is open from 11:30am Saturday and Sunday and you can find them on Stand nº E24 (Sunset Beach Club).
I’ve only just got around to uploading my pictures from my recent trip to Dublin! As I had mentioned on an earlier post that this was my first trip to Ireland and I am pleased to say I had a great time there, working hard on our stand at the Wedding Journal Show all weekend and meeting lots of friendly locals. Although the weather wasn’t great, at least I managed to avoid the snow! The show was held at the Citywest Convention centre and there was a great turn out, with lots of interest in getting married here in Spain. My colleagues, Miguel and Claire will be in Dublin again this weekend at the Bride of the Year Show, so if you’re in the area, be sure to visit them at the RDS!
Our Commercial Director’s feet have barely touched the ground from the Belfast Holiday World Show but she’s off again tomorrow to the Holiday World Show in Dublin! Chelo, our sales manager will also join her on Friday. Each year there is a great turn out and Sunset Beach Club are proud to be a part of the exhibition, with our stand there. The show runs from Friday afternoon and ends Sunday evening, you can visit my colleagues at the show on stand nº A29, where you can also enter our fantastic competition to win 3 nights stay here at the hotel!