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26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

26 fun things to do in BenalmadenaAre you looking for a list of fun things to do and attractions to visit in Benalmadena?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of things to do 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! Continue Reading →

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Guide to the Costa del Sol’s Best Street Markets

Guide to the Best Street Markets on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is known for its wide choice of street markets – or flea markets, as they are sometimes referred to. As visiting these markets seems to be on most of our guest’s to-do lists, we thought we’d put together a short and concise guide featuring the most popular markets along the coast.

Many of the local street markets combine flea markets and boot sales, so for the sake of this guide, we’ll just refer to all as street markets.  Although we haven’t included all the markets which take place throughout the week, we have tried to add all the ones that we’ve actually been to and that our guests have recommended. Continue Reading →

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La Casa de Los Navajas in Torremolinos: A Stunning Building You Should Visit

Photo of Casa de los Navajas in TorremolinosIf you’re planning on visiting Torremolinos and need tips on what to see, we highly recommend a visit to ‘La Casa de los Navajas’ a stunning building which has become one of the most emblematic in Torremolinos.

This unique mini-palace stands out as you walk along the promenade thanks to its ‘neomudéjar’ style architecture (Popular in Spain at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century) and Arabic influences. Building the house was the lifelong dream of its owner, Antonio Navaja Cruz, a local sugar cane farmer who built it in 1925. Continue Reading →

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4 Interesting Things to do in Málaga over Christmas

Things to do in Malaga at ChristmasWith just a couple of weeks to go until Christmas, Málaga city centre is bustling with  festive fun and excitement!

A walk through the streets of the city’s historic centre at Christmas time is an experience we would recommend to all who visit the Costa del Sol at this time of year. The stunning Christmas lights, mouth-watering gastronomy and magical ambience make for a truly wonderful visit to the Coast’s capital.

There’s lots going on in Malaga over Christmas; however, the four suggestions listed below are absolute musts: Continue Reading →

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5 Malaga Museums You’ve Probably Never Heard of (But are Well Worth a Visit)

5 Malaga MuseumsThe 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 five of our favourite Malaga museums you might not have heard of. Continue Reading →

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New Baby Orangutan Born in Bioparc Fuengirola

New Baby Orangutan at Bioparc FuengirolaOur friends at Bioparc Fuengirola are celebrating the birth of the latest member of their large animal family, a baby Borneo orangutan.

This baby orangutan’s mother, Suli, is handling motherhood well (this is her first baby) and is proving to be a caring and dedicated mum. Apparently, orangutans are the primates which dedicate most time to the upbringing of their young; normally until they reach the age of seven and without having any other offspring during this time. In comparison, gorillas and chimpanzees tend to dedicate 4 or 5 years to their young’s upbringing and, sometimes, looking after several at the same time. Continue Reading →

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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Benalmadena’s Bil-Bil Castle

Bil-Bil Castle in BenalmadenaBil-Bil Castle is one of Benalmadena’s most iconic landmarks and one of the most popular attractions for visitors who choose to spend their holidays here.

Located on the promenade just a 10 minute walk from Sunset Beach Club, this Moorish-looking building isn’t really a castle. Although it looks like it was built centuries ago, nothing could be further from the truth. We did a little investigating and came up with some interesting facts about Bil-Bil Castle which we’re pretty sure you didn’t know… we certainly didn’t! Continue Reading →

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Visit Sohail Castle in Fuengirola: Entrance is Now Free!

The grounds of Sohail Castle in FuengirolaFuengirola’s councilor in charge of Culture recently announced that access and visits to the city’s impressive Sohail Castle will now be free for all visitors – it used to cost 3€ for adults and 2€ for children!

Opening times are between 10:00am and 2:00pm daily from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays), plenty of time for visitors to walk around this iconic building with centuries of history behind it (see below). Continue Reading →

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Malaga’s New Ferris Wheel Offers Visitors Stunning 360º Panoramic Views of the City

Malaga New Ferris Wheel A visit to Malaga’s city centre provides a multitude of interesting activities and attractions and, since last September, there’s a new attraction which will allow you to view the city’s beauty from a unique and privileged position: The Malaga Ferris Wheel!

Located at the entrance to the port, parallel to the Muelle de Heredia (next to the Ferry terminal) this impressive 70 metre-high structure offers visitors stunning 360º views of Málaga city and beyond. Apparently on a clear day, you can see up to 30 Kilometres! Continue Reading →

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Why You Need to Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas, the World’s Smallest Chocolate Factory 

Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate FactoryThe white village of Mijas has a hidden secret which for the last few years has been delighting chocolate lovers from all over the world… We’re referring to Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world’s smallest chocolate factory! 

The sign above the entrance to this delightful chocolate factory and museum says it all, “Happiness Laboratory”.

Located in the village’s ‘Plaza Virgen de la Peña’ Mayan Monkey isn’t your ordinary chocolate factory. From the minute you walk in you are greeted by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with all your chocolate related queries or needs. They’ll tell you stories about the chocolate’s origins and offer you samples to try. And trust us, the place has an impressive collection of exotic cocoa powder and chocolate treats which will make you think you’re in Chocolate Heaven! Continue Reading →

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