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.


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!


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).


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.


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…)

Looking For a Hotel in Benalmadena For This Summer 2020? Sunset Beach Club Hotel is The Perfect Option For Your Family

Nobody doubts the fact that summer 2020 in Benalmádena and the Costa del Sol is going to be different. However, the Malaga coast will continue to be an ideal destination to leave the nightmares of the pandemic behind and to enjoy a safe and memorable family holiday.

This year, more than ever, Sunset Beach Club apartments provide the perfect type of accommodation for families seeking security, tranquillity and privacy. As these are apartments with a full kitchen, you won’t have to worry about queuing at the buffet of a traditional hotel and getting overwhelmed by crowds. Having your own kitchen you can prepare your own meals and enjoy them on the sunny terrace of your apartment.


Covid-19 Update and Plans for De-Escalation Phase at Sunset Beach Club

Covid-19 update at Sunset Beach Club

As a reader of our blog and possibly a customer and friend of our hotel, we wanted to keep you informed about the latest news and how the immediate future looks for our business.

After eight hard weeks, it seems that we can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Although the recent de-escalation plan proposed by the government presents us with operational problems, we are confident that we´ll soon be able to resolve them and announce our opening date to the public shortly.


Fuengirola’s Multicultural Weekend of Culture, Folklore, Music and Gastronomy Goes Online Due to Covid-19

Feria internacional de los pueblos Fuengirola 2020 - international people's fairFrom Wednesday 29th April to Sunday 53rd May 2020, Fuengirola celebrates one of the most important events in its calendar: The “Feria Internacional de los Pueblos” (International People’s Fair). However, this year, due to the State of Alarm imposed by the outbreak of Covid-19, the town hall have been forced to move the festivities online for a virtual event.

This unique fair has grown to become a reference at local, regional and even international level. For 5 days, the Fuengirola fairground would be home to a fun and multicultural event for all the family. Unfortunately this year we’ll have to make the most of the situation and enjoy the event from the comfort of our homes through the special Facebook group which has been created and where we’ll be able to see images and videos as well as listen to music. The event will be promoted online using the hashtag #FIPFuengirolaEnCasa.

In previous editions, this same event managed to attract over 1 million visitors! This year we’ll have to see if we can top this figure through online participation! (more…)