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Why visit Benalmadena in September (Plus Our List of Things to Do & Places to See)

Things to do in Benalmadena in September

Visiting Benalmadena during the busy summer months – July & August – can be stressful. Too many people, too much traffic, too many queues, it’s too hot… stress!

However, if you’re willing to hold off on your holiday plans until September, the panorama changes… drastically!

September is probably one of the best times of year to visit Benalmadena. Although it’s still busy, kids are back at school and Spanish travellers (who usually holiday in August) are back at work. You’ll also find that flights and accommodation are considerably cheaper and the weather is still fantastic; lots of sunshine but not as stiflingly hot as July and August. Continue Reading →

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Top Events at This Year’s Benalmadena Town Fair

This week (from the 14th to the 18th August) is ‘Feria’ week here in Benalmadena with the ‘Pueblo’ (Town) celebrating festivities in honour of their patron, the Virgen de la Cruz.

Poster for Virgen de la Cruz Fair in Benalmadena PuebloObviously this is a very traditional event and many of the activities and events organised for the week may not appeal to many of our guests; however, we’ve put together a short list of – what we feel are – some of the highlights of the fair and that you might enjoy. Here goes…

  • The traditional ‘Chocolatada’ which takes place every morning at 11.00am in the Plaza de España. Organised by the town hall, it’s basically free hot chocolate for everyone! Head on up there for breakfast one day and try some original Spanish hot chocolate (note: we’re not sure if the ‘churros’ are included ;-)) Continue Reading →
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Why You Need To Visit The Málaga Fair

This week sees the start of the Costa del Sol’s largest and most popular fair, the Malaga Fair or Feria de Málaga as it’s referred to here!

Poster for the Málaga Fair

If you haven’t been before, we highly recommend you do so! Get ready for 10 days of fun and entertainment as the city welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Spain for, what has become, the most popular summer fair in Andalucía and one of the most popular festivities in Spain.

The official opening of the fair is on Wednesday 14th August and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by Spanish musician, Huecco. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse from 11:50 pm.  Continue Reading →

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Visit Benalmádena’s Mussel Beds Aboard a Glass Bottom Boat

Glass bottomed boat in BenalmadenaDid you know that mussel production on the Costa del Sol is an industry with an annual growth of 122%?

The excellent quality of our waters and the nutrients they contain make it possible to produce high quality mussels. Since last summer a local company aims to give away the secrets to mussel production through tourist visits, a very interesting activity for tourists who wish to learn about the fishing culture of Malaga and its contribution to the economies of local families.

You can visit the mussel farming facility located in front of the Castillo de Santa Clara to learn how these molluscs are grown and the method of collection used in this area. Continue Reading →

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Sunset Beach Club Teams up with La Cala Golf for Fantastic Winter Golf Packages

Winter Golf OffersGolfing fans will be delighted to know that we’ve recently teamed up with La Cala Golf (our sister resort) to create amazing-value winter golf packages.

You’ll be staying at Sunset Beach Club and playing golf on La Cala Resort’s championship golf courses; you get to choose between their 3 courses, Asia, America and Europa.

Choose between the 4 night and 3 rounds package from just €325 per person or the 7 night and 3 rounds package from €465 per person. Both include the following: Continue Reading →

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50 Fun Things to Do With Kids on the Costa del Sol

50 Fun Things to do with kids on the Costa del SolSo you’re planning a family holiday with the kids and the Costa del Sol is top of your list… but you’re looking for some fun things to do with the little – or not-so-little – ones during your holiday.

Well, you’re going to love this post as we are going to give you a list of 50 fun activities, excursions, parks, daytrips, outdoor activities, cultural activities, water parks and some inland adventure activities you can enjoy whilst you are here. We’ve included activities and attractions all along the Coast so it doesn’t matter if you are staying in Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos, you’ll find something of interest in the list. Continue Reading →

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Benalmádena Gets Ready to Host its 2nd Music Route

Next Saturday the 20th July Benalmadena will host the 2nd edition of an event in which participating businesses, bars and restaurants will host concerts with all different types of music: The Ruta de la Música (Music Route).

This year the organisers will be celebrating two events, one this weekend and the other on the 4th October so that they take place in two different seasons and so that they can see the impact each of these events has on the local economy.

Poster for Benalmadena Music Route

Poster for the Benalmadena Music Route with all the venues/locations and times.

This project is a collaboration between Benalmadena Town Hall’s Youth Department, The local chamber of commerce (ACEB) and Benalmadena´s Association of Musicians. All three have joined forces to once again create a route which will allow visitors to enjoy good music as well as the local shops and businesses. The idea is to use live music to revitalize local business. Continue Reading →

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‘Virgen del Carmen’ Celebrations this Weekend in Benalmadena

Virgen del Carmen Benalmadena 2019

The ‘Virgen del Carmen‘ celebrations take place in Benalmadena Marina this weekend (from Sunday).

The Benalmadena town hall has prepared various events which will take place on Sunday 14th, Monday 15th  and Tuesday 16th July,  including a wonderful procession through the streets of Benalmádena Costa in which the fishermen will carry their ‘Stella Maris’ to the Marina. Here she’ll be lifted aboard a boat and paraded along the Benalmadena coastline (weather permitting).

If you’ve got some good binoculars, a great place to watch this is from the terrace in our Panorama Bar here at Sunset Beach Club or from the promenade just in front of the hotel. Continue Reading →

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A Summer of Culture in Benalmadena

Culture in the streets of BenalmadenaDuring the months of July and August, Benalmadena town hall has organized a special programme called “Cultura en la Calle” (Culture in the streets), an impressive selection of free cultural shows in different locations around the municipality (Benalmadena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa): Paseo del Generalife, Jardines del Muro, Plaza de la Tribuna, Plaza de las Flores, Los Nadales Fairground, Paloma Park and the area in front of Bil-Bil Castle (just a few minutes walk from Sunset Beach Club). Continue Reading →

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New LEGO® Exhibition in Malaga’s Muelle Uno Waterfront

Lego Exhibition in Malaga

An 11 metre-long Titanic model

LEGO® fans are in for a treat!

From the 16th June to the 22nd September 2019 you can visit the largest exhibition in Europe of models made with LEGO® pieces.

The organizers of the exhibition (Expo Pieces Lego) have chosen the corner of Muelle Uno (On the Waterfront in Malaga Port) to present this project that is divided into 12 thematic areas with more than 100 models in a 1,100 square meter area.

Read on for more detailed information about the different zones within the exhibition and the models that you will find in each one. Continue Reading →

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