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

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World Tourism Day Málaga 2018

Next Wednesday 27th September 2018 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 the digital transformation.  Continue Reading →

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Where to Try Tandem Skydiving in Southern Spain

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Tandem skydiving in AndaluciaAre you planning a holiday in the South of Spain and looking for the ultimate thrill?

We can probably help you!

Have you ever tried skydiving? Read on to learn about tandem skydiving in southern Spain.

Our friends at Skydive Spain offer the ultimate skydiving experience. Located just outside Seville, their centre is a destination dropzone for thousands of skydivers each year and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to make your first skydive! Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena to Build New Bicycle Lane from Carvajal to Sunset Beach Club

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New Cycle Lane for BenalmadenaBenalmadena Town Hall has recently announced the construction of a new bicycle lane on the old coast road from Carvajal (near Fuengirola) to Sunset Beach Club.

After reducing the road from four lanes to two and temporarily converting a lane in each direction into parking spaces, the local council now plans to covert one of these ‘parking lanes’ into a bicycle lane. Continue Reading →

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Benalmádena Gets Ready to Host its 1st Music Route

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Next Saturday the 1st September Benalmadena will host 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).

Poster for Benalmadena Music Route

This new 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 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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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

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Arab Market in BenalmadenaFrom Thursday 30th August to Sunday 2nd September, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 8th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), an event that once again returns to the town’s summer cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.  Continue Reading →

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Top Events at This Year’s Benalmadena Town Fair

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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.

Virgen de la Cruz Fair in BenalmádenaObviously 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

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This weekend 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 Malaga Fair 2018

Poster for the Málaga Fair

If you haven’t been before, we highly recommend you do so! Get ready for 9 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 Friday 10th August and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by local group, Efecto Mariposa. 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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Jellyfish Stings: What To Do and How to Avoid Them

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Jellyfish stings - How to treat themThe dreaded “J” word! Although our beaches here on the Costa del Sol are generally safe for swimming, we sometimes receive visits from unwelcome visitors: Jellyfish.

Under certain conditions, usually after heavy easterly winds and when the sea temperature is warmer than average, these slippery creatures head towards the shoreline and cause havoc amongst swimmers. They aren’t particularly dangerous; however, their sting can be painful and causes discomfort for their unfortunate victim.  They are usually difficult to spot in the water and bathers get stung by coming into contact with the jellyfish’s tentacles. Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena celebrates the first edition of its Craft Beer Festival

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Craft Beer Festival Benalmadena PuebloWe’re just a couple of days away from the start of the first edition of the Benalmadena Pueblo Craft Beer Festival, ‘Birra&Art’. From the 27th to the 29th July, from 7:00 pm to 01:00 am, visitors will be able to enjoy a wide variety of craft beers, exquisite gastronomy and live music.

The event will have a family feel to it with live music every evening, great food and an impressive selection of craft beers to sample. The location is also ideal… the Los Nadales fairground in Benalmadena Pueblo. Continue Reading →

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