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New McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Stores in Málaga

UPDATE: The opening has been postponed until further notice!

Shopaholics will be delighted to know that McArthurGlen will be opening Designer Outlet Málaga on the 22nd October 2019, the first shopping destination of its kind in Spain.

Designer Outlet Málaga - McArthurGlen

The 17,750 metre squared shopping centre will be located next to the famous Plaza Mayor Shopping centre next to Málaga airport and a short 20-minute drive from Sunset Beach Club. Continue Reading →

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Laser Island: Enjoy a Game of Laser Tag in Benalmadena

Laser Island in BenalmadenaOur friends from Prison Island, the adventure park and ‘escape room’ in the Marina, have recently opened Laser Island, a new Laser Tag theme park based on a galactic battle which is ideal for all age groups.

Equipped with latest-generation vests and laser guns, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of different game options: In teams, everyone against everyone, trying to obtain the maximum number of possible points or capturing the opposing team’s flags.

The guys at Laser Island highlight the importance of teamwork. Don’t let yourself get trapped, hide well, chase your opponents and most importantly… Don’t shoot your own teammates! Continue Reading →

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The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroOn the 6th and 7th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 23rd edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

As has been the case the last two years, this year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s used to be four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth-watering gastronomy. Continue Reading →

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Why visit Benalmadena in September (Plus Our List of Things to Do & Places to See)

Things to do in Benalmadena in September

Visiting Benalmadena during the busy summer months – July & August – can be stressful. Too many people, too much traffic, too many queues, it’s too hot… stress!

However, if you’re willing to hold off on your holiday plans until September, the panorama changes… drastically!

September is probably one of the best times of year to visit Benalmadena. Although it’s still busy, kids are back at school and Spanish travellers (who usually holiday in August) are back at work. You’ll also find that flights and accommodation are considerably cheaper and the weather is still fantastic; lots of sunshine but not as stiflingly hot as July and August. Continue Reading →

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Visit Benalmádena’s Mussel Beds Aboard a Glass Bottom Boat

Glass bottomed boat in BenalmadenaDid you know that mussel production on the Costa del Sol is an industry with an annual growth of 122%?

The excellent quality of our waters and the nutrients they contain make it possible to produce high quality mussels. Since last summer a local company aims to give away the secrets to mussel production through tourist visits, a very interesting activity for tourists who wish to learn about the fishing culture of Malaga and its contribution to the economies of local families.

You can visit the mussel farming facility located in front of the Castillo de Santa Clara to learn how these molluscs are grown and the method of collection used in this area. Continue Reading →

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50 Fun Things to Do With Kids on the Costa del Sol

50 Fun Things to do with kids on the Costa del SolSo you’re planning a family holiday with the kids and the Costa del Sol is top of your list… but you’re looking for some fun things to do with the little – or not-so-little – ones during your holiday.

Well, you’re going to love this post as we are going to give you a list of 50 fun activities, excursions, parks, daytrips, outdoor activities, cultural activities, water parks and some inland adventure activities you can enjoy whilst you are here. We’ve included activities and attractions all along the Coast so it doesn’t matter if you are staying in Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos, you’ll find something of interest in the list. Continue Reading →

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Benalmádena Gets Ready to Host its 2nd Music Route

Next Saturday the 20th July Benalmadena will host the 2nd edition of 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).

This year the organisers will be celebrating two events, one this weekend and the other on the 4th October so that they take place in two different seasons and so that they can see the impact each of these events has on the local economy.

Poster for Benalmadena Music Route

Poster for the Benalmadena Music Route with all the venues/locations and times.

This 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 once again 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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A Summer of Culture in Benalmadena

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): Paseo del Generalife, 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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A Walk Through Benalmadena’s “Parque de La Paloma”

Paloma Park in Benalmadena

You can’t really miss it: More than 200,000m2 of green area in the centre of the town make Parque La Paloma (Paloma Park) one of the largest and most spectacular parks on the Costa del Sol.

Equally ideal for a family day out or a quiet and relaxing walk in the company of a loved one, Paloma Park has become one of Benalmadena’s main attractions. All who visit are  impressed by the parks vast green areas, as it is built in the middle of the town. Here are a few of the park’s features: Continue Reading →

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