If you’re planning on visiting Benalmadena or the Costa del Sol this year (2021) you’ll be delighted to know that the Andalusian regional government is offering FREE travel insurance covering Covid-19 to all international tourists who travel to our beautiful region from the 1st January to the 31st December 2021.
This insurance provides free coverage for you when you travel to Andalusia (with the small exception of having to pay a €100 excess fee). You must be staying in fully registered and regulated accommodation such as Hotels, Hostals, Touristic Apartments, aparthotels, registered rural accommodation or Campsites. If you stay at Sunset Beach Club you will be covered by this new insurance. 😊
Medical, surgical or hospitalization costs for patient and companions
Medical costs of transport and repatriation
Transport and repatriation in the event of death due to Covid-19
Costs for the extended stay at a hotel by the insured and companions
For a more detailed explanation of the coverage available and to download a copy of the General Terms and Conditions of the Travel Insurance please CLICK HERE!
A few more important details to keep in mind…
The insurance is available to tourists who come on holiday by plane, boat or car.
Only non-residents and people visiting on holiday are eligible for this insurance cover.
If you stay in a self-catering apartment or with friends you will not be covered.
There are no age limits. This insurance is for all ages.
So, when you’re ready to book your holiday at Sunset Beach Club again, you can do so safe in the knowledge that you will we covered by this new free insurance should you fall ill and need treatment whilst here.
You’ve probably seen them in supermarkets or in patisserie windows but have never actually wondered what they were? The “Roscón de Reyes” (Kings Cake) is a traditional cake which is consumed by the Spanish on – and around – 3 Kings day (6th January). (more…)
On the 30th October 2020, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicked off the 12th edition of the “Ruta de la Tapa Erótica” (Erotic Tapas Route), a simple and original idea which, since the first edition, has become a reference all over Spain. Although current circumstances are difficult, the Fuengirola Town Hall has decided to go ahead with the event and support the local restaurant industry which is going through a very tough time.
Up until the 15th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees over 71 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients. Some of the participating establishments will also be offering special ‘gluten-free’, sweet or vegetarian tapas.
Anyone who visits one of the participating restaurants or bars will be able to sample one of these “erotic” tapas and a cool beer (or glass of wine) for a – very reasonable – €2.50. If you choose one of the sweet dessert tapas available in some establishments, you can choose to accompany it with a coffee, tea or sweet wine. (more…)
The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 34th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 6th to the 11th November 2020 in spite of the uncertainty caused by Covid-19. Great news for Jazz lovers!
This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stage of the Cervantes Theatre. You’ll be able to enjoy the music of artists such as Kyle Eastwood, composer and double bass player, flamenco fusion pianist Chano Domínguez and multi-instrumentalist and singer Diego Amador, the voice of Robin McKelle and the Latin and Caribbean rhythms the Cuban Jazz Syndicate.(more…)
Are you looking for something more adventurous to do next time you visit the Costa del Sol?
A visit to this beautiful part of Spain doesn’t mean you have to make do with sun, sea and sangria. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, you’re going to love this list of 10 exciting activities to try next time you are here.
Although news regarding Covid-19 over the past few weeks hasn’t been too encouraging, we do have some important information to share with you… Sunset Beach Club will stay open all Autumn and Winter! So as soon as you’re able to travel, we’ll be ready and waiting with open arms!
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…)
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.
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…)
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.