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World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

World tourism day malaga 2020

Next Sunday 27th September 2020 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following slogan: Tourism and Rural Development.  (more…)

6 Malaga Museums You’ve Probably Never Heard of (But are Well Worth a Visit)

The city of Malaga is quickly becoming one of the most attractive Cultural destinations amongst international travellers. The town hall has invested heavily in the growth of its historical and artistic heritage and now offers visitors an impressive collection of more than 30 museums, each with its own unique and varied theme.

The most popular include The Picasso Museum, Centre Pompidou and the Carmen Thyssen museum and each attracts hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts every year. However, Malaga has other museums which, although not as famous, are definitely worth a visit.

Below you’ll find information on six of our favourite Malaga museums you might not have heard of.

*Opening Hours and prices in this post were updated in August 2020 and are for guideline purposes only, subject to change. Please check the museum websites for latest information.

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6 of Benalmadena’s Most Popular Walking and Hiking Routes [Guide]

Map of Benalmadena Walking & Hiking Routes

Map of Benalmadena’s Walking and Hiking Routes (Click on the map to see larger version)

Do you enjoy walking and hiking in the countryside? Although better known as a sun and beach holiday destination, Benalmadena also offers many fun and entertaining activities during the quieter and cooler winter months. Two of those activities are walking and hiking.

Benalmadena actually boasts an impressive network of natural walking routes and trails from which you can experience unbelievable views of the Costa del Sol and beyond.

These routes are spread over the Municipality’s vast expanse which stretches into the hills and mountains behind Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel. The town hall actively promotes these walking routes at travel trade fairs, and also maintains and cleans the 6 routes it recommends. (more…)

Sea Life Benalmádena: Dive into an Amazing Underwater World

Sea Life Benalmadena

Dive into an amazing incredible underwater world by visiting the Sea Life Aquarium in Benalmadena Marina. You’ll be closer than ever to fascinating sea creatures and marine life such as sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, octopuses and an array of colourful tropical fish.

Ready to step into a world of slimy scales, tentacles and razor-sharp teeth?

Sea Life aquarium offers a wide selection of underwater environments for its inhabitants, each one with its particular characteristics. The following is a brief summary of what you’ll find when you visit the creatures that live in each one of these dedicated areas.

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Summer in Benalmádena 2020: 26 cultural events for residents and visitors

Summer in Benalmadena 2020 - Cultural events programme

The Benalmádena City Council has just presented ‘Verano en Benalmádena 2020) (Summer in Benalmádena 2020)’, a series of cultural events for July and August that Benalmadena residents and all visitors can enjoy.

This program aims to support the local cultural industry, betting on the talent of local artists who, like many, have been going through a hard time since the state of alarm was declared.

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26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

26 fun things to do in Benalmadena

Are you looking for a list of fun things to do the next time you visit Benalmadena?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of things to do and fun attractions to visit when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. We’ve put together an A to Z list with 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at the Costa del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will the adults. There are plenty of fun rides to keep the whole family entertained for hours!

Aqualand in Torremolinos
Some of the water slides at Aqualand in Torremolinos

B –Butterfly Park

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 150 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! A 15-minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views. Make sure you also watch the amazing birds of prey show!

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How to Save Money on Your Next Visit to Mijas Water Park

Aquamijas - Mijas Water ParkOne of our favourite local attractions, Mijas Water Park (AquaMijas) opens again on the 29th June 2020! With limited number of visitors allowed and strict health and safety protocols in place, it’ll be a different summer experience at this popular Waterpark, but a fun one all the same! 

For their opening day on the 29th June they’ve reduced entrance prices to just 13€ per person… It’ll be busy but that’s a great price!

Knowing that many of our guests are regular visitors to this popular water park, we thought we’d give you a few tips on how you can save a few Euros next time you and the family decide to spend the day shooting down water slides!

Although great fun, water parks such as the one in Mijas can prove to be a seriously-expensive day out, especially if you have a big family! The normal prices for a day at ‘Parque Acuático Mijas’ are as follows: (more…)

Kids Get to Enjoy Benalmadena’s Top Attractions for Free This Summer

This summer, kids under the age of 12 who visit Benalmadena with their parents will be able to enjoy visiting the resort’s top leisure attractions for free! 

Benalmadena Town Council and many of the city’s tourism community have joined forces to launch this fantastic campaign which means that kids won’t have to pay this summer when they visit their favourite tourist spots (see a list of the free* attractions below).

*Conditions apply : Each park or attraction has their own conditions and offers, which are subject to change and date restrictions. You will find more information through the Benalmadena Tourism website (link at bottom of page), and in turn the page of each supplier. There is a Promo Code, so take this with you in case you are asked for it benalmadenaniñosgratis2020JA

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Benalmádena Will Have an App to Control the Capacity of its Beaches this Summer

New app to control number of people on Benalmadena beaches this summer

This summer Benalmádena’s beaches will be a little safer…

The City Council has just announced that they will be launching a new application called ‘Social Beach’ so that we can know in real-time the capacity of each beach in the town.

This is a pilot project on Benalmádena`s beaches that aims to control capacity and health and safety measures along the municipality’s coastline during the summer months.

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7 Refreshing Summer Drinks (+ Recipes) You Need to Try Next Time You Visit Spain

7 refreshing spanish summer drinksSummer will soon be upon us and it looks like we’re in for a hot one! So we thought we’d put together a list of refreshing summer drinks to help ward off the heat and keep cool.

Many of these are alcoholic but it’s easy to make them into non-alcoholic versions. You’ll recognise a few of but we’re sure there are some you’ve never heard of and may even seem a little strange… we recommend you try them all; you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

For those of you who like to try out new drinks at home or would like to impress friends when you get home from your hols, we’ve included a list of ingredients and instructions on how to prepare each of these delicious summer drinks. Cheers! (more…)