Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Benalmádena

Things to do with kids in BenalmadenaIf you’re planning a holiday in Benalmadena and are looking for fun ideas to keep the kids happy, this post is going to come in handy.

We’ve put together a list of – what we consider to be – the best things to do with kids in Benalmádena. Whilst most of the attractions and activities recommended here are located in Benalmadena, there are a couple (Aqualand and Bioparc) which are in neighbouring towns but which need to be included on this list as they’re some of our favourites! (more…)

The Weather in Benalmádena: Over 320 Days of Sunshine a Year!

The weather in Benalmadena

Whenever I speak to guests who are thinking of travelling to Benalmadena (and to Sunset Beach Club, of course) one of the first questions I get asked is “What’s the weather like in Benalmadena?” It’s to be expected, after all, most visitors are coming to the Costa del Sol to enjoy the sun!

So, I thought I’d write a quick blog post about the weather in Benalmádena; average temperatures, what to expect at different times of the year, and how to keep up to date with local weather forecasts. (more…)

It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

Poster for Benalmadena Carnival 2020

It’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing which starts on the 21st February, and goes on until Sunday 1st March, offers local residents and visitors a full events programme with activities and entertainment to suit all ages.

The fun-packed programme takes place in Benalmadena Pueblo and in Arroyo de la Miel; however, to save you the hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  (more…)

Carnival ‘Madness’ in Malaga (and the rest of the Costa del Sol)

Malaga Carnival 2020 poster

We’re just a few days away from the start of Carnival Season and most towns and cities on the Costa del Sol are gearing up for a week of fun and entertainment.

Although the Carnival is celebrated all over Andalucia – The Cadiz Carnival is probably the most famous – for the purpose of this article, we’re going to focus on the Málaga Carnival; only 25 minutes from our hotel and easily accessible, it’s a ‘must visit’ if you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol in February.

We’re lucky enough to enjoy mild winters and this luxury allows the city of Málaga to live one of its most colourful, multicultural and spontaneous festivities of the year: The Carnival.

With hundreds of activities and events taking place during the week-long (sometimes a little longer) festivities, you’re guaranteed to have a ball! (more…)

New McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Stores in Málaga

UPDATE: After a long 4-month delay due to problems with the road access to the shopping centre, Designer Outlet Malaga will finally open to the public in Thursday 13th February 2020.

Shopaholics will be delighted to know that McArthurGlen will be opening Designer Outlet Málaga on the 13th February 2020, the first shopping destination of its kind in Spain.

Designer Outlet Málaga - McArthurGlen

The 17,750 metre squared shopping centre will be located next to the famous Plaza Mayor Shopping centre next to Málaga airport and a short 20-minute drive from Sunset Beach Club. (more…)

Have You Made Any Plans For Valentine’s Day?

 Valentine's Day at Sunset Beach ClubHave you made any plans for Valentine’s Day?

This year the 14th February falls on a Friday so we’ll be celebrating our Valentine’s Gala Dinner in our gorgeous Sala Malaga banquet room located on the 7th floor of the hotel and with stunning sea views. We’re going to celebrate it in style here at Sunset Beach Club! 🙂

Enjoy a romantic 4-course menu dinner prepared by our chefs for this special occasion. After dinner, you’ll be able to enjoy music and dancing with a DJ until 3:00am.

Here’s a quick look at the delicious menu… (more…)

Weekend of Soul & Motown in Benalmádena: Costa del Soul

Costa del Soul February 2020Northern Soul promoters, GoldSoul, are heading back to Sunset Beach Club this February with another edition of their 5-night winter soul break. 

As many of you know, for the last 13 years we’ve welcomed GoldSoul for their week-long Costa del Soul events. These usually take place at the end of October, and are, undeniably, the top soul music events on the Costa del Sol.

Building on the success of their autumn Costa del Soul holidays, GoldSoul recently added a new event to their calendar: a 5-day Soul and Motown Break!

From the 7th to 11th February (2020) Soul and Motown music fans can enjoy a fun-packed break in the sun with music every night in the Sunset Beach Club Moonlight Theatre. (more…)

Prison Island: Benalmadena’s Most Popular Adventure Attraction

Prison Island BenalmadenaIf you enjoy adventure games and challenges then you’re going to love Benalmadena’s fabulous adventure attraction: Prison Island!

Located in Benalmadena Marina’s main shopping centre, this fun attraction promises hours of fun and adventure for all the family (from 9 to 99 years of age!). Based on hit TV show ‘Fort Boyard’ the Prison Island experience requires participants to work in teams to solve tricky challenges and tasks in a series of ‘cells’ in order to collect the maximum number of points. These challenges require a series of skills including physical, mental and tactical.

A visit to Prison Island is the perfect activity for a fun family outing. Work together as a team to solve problems and earn the maximum number of points. (more…)

Ricky Lavazza’s Ultimate 50’s & 60’s Weekend

Ricky Lavazza, one of Sunset Beach Club’s most popular entertainers, is putting on a special and fun-packed long weekend of Rock ‘n roll and music from the 50’s & 60’s on the 31st January, 1st, 2nd & 3rd February 2020 with great music and activities throughout the weekend.

Ricky's Ultimate 50's & 60's WeekendAfter another successful event last year, this year will also feature 4 days of music and fun with all the greatest hits from the 50’s and 60’s.

Guests purchasing tickets for the whole event (including accommodation) are in for 4 days of fun with a packed activities program. It all kicks off on Friday 31st January with a welcome drink followed by Professional Jive Sessions in the Malaga Suite. At 9:00pm you can enjoy the first of 4 amazing shows in the Moonlight Bar. ‘Revival live band’ will be  Ricky’s guests for this rockin’ evening playing songs from stars like Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Eddie Cochran and lots more!

On Saturday 1st February, you’ll be able to enjoy Jive lessons at 11.00am followed by a Hawaiian BBQ (loud and colourful shirts expected) in the Oasis Restaurant and a 1950’s Trivia quiz for dessert.  (more…)