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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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‘Virgen del Carmen’ Celebrations this Weekend in Benalmadena

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Virgen del Carmen celebrations in Benalmadena 2018The Benalmadena town hall has prepared various events which will take place on Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th  and Monday 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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Summer Concerts in Malaga’s Alcazaba Fortress and Gibralfaro Castle

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Malaga city welcomes back its summer concerts this July. This series of open-air concerts called ‘Julio Musical’ (Musical July) will take place in two spectacular locations: The ‘Patio de los Surtidores’ in the Alcazaba Fortress and the ‘Plaza de Armas’ in Gibralfaro Castle.

Musical July in MalagaThis year’s programme pays tribute to the musical fusion of flamenco, jazz, classical and experimental music with an impressive lineup of musicians including Tito García González, Carmen Escobar, Antonio Lizana Ensemble, the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Insostenible Big Band and many more… Continue Reading →

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A Summer of Culture in Benalmadena

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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): Plaza de Austria, 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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Paintball in Málaga: An Action-Packed Afternoon at Paintball Mountain

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Paintball MountainAre you looking for somewhere to play Paintball in Málaga?

Our colleague from the Sunset Beach Club Marketing Department, Tommy, recently visited Paintball Mountain with friends. Below is his first-hand description of this experience at this fun paintball park.

Over to you Tommy…

The day had arrived. It was Saturday afternoon and we had decided to spend the day at Paintball Mountain to celebrate my friend’s birthday. It was the first time for almost all of us so there were a few nervous faces. Continue Reading →

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The Night of San Juan and the Arroyo de la Miel Fair: Two Festivities you Wont Want to Miss

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The Night of San Juan

A bonfire during the Night of San Juan…

If you are planning on visiting Benalmadena this week (from the 23rd June) there are a couple of events you won’t want to miss: The Night of San Juan and the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel. 

The Night of San Juan is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the summer. All over Spain, people flock to the beaches to enjoy a magical night with bonfires, barbeques, fireworks and lots of food and drink!

Benalmadena is no exception with bonfires being lit all along its beaches. This year, there’s the added attraction of a full piro-musical show (fireworks, music and lasers) which takes place just down the road from the hotel, at the Bil-Bil Castle.  Continue Reading →

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