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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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Concerts on the Costa del Sol: A Full List of This Summer’s Top Live Acts

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Concerts on the Costa del Sol Summer 2018
Concert season is in full swing on the Costa del Sol. Many of our guests like to know what’s going on up and down the Coast as they often like to get out and experience some of the great nightlife we have on offer in this wonderful part of the world and a good concert is the perfect excuse for a great night out.

Yes, we do have a great entertainment programme on site at Sunset Beach Club, with live music, tribute bands and musicals; however, sometimes even we can’t compete with the likes of Sting, Pet Shop Boys, James Blunt or Santana!

There are plenty of live concerts programmed along the coast over the summer: Below, we have highlighted some of the top concerts and shows with information on specific dates, venues and ticket prices.

(Note: Ticket prices are correct at the time of publishing this post but could vary as ticket availability changes. Please check the links at the bottom to see latest prices.) Continue Reading →

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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: A Cultural Festival with Over 200 Free Activities

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Noche in Blanco - White Night in Malaga‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 12th May – from 8:00 pm to 02:00 am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities. 

This year’s event will have 204 different activities and spread out over more than 100 different locations throughout the city. All the activities are grouped into different categories and themes:

  • Art, Museums and Exhibitions
  • Performing Arts
  • Music & Dance
  • Nochecita en Blanco (Special activities for kids)
  • Extraordinary Visits & Activities

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Enjoy the Best Seafood at the ‘Feria del Marisco’ in Benalmadena Marina

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Seafood fair in Benalmadena 2018
Benalmadena is getting ready to host it’s popular ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair). This event used to take place at the end of March but dodgy weather a couple of years ago might have convinced the organisers to change the event to the end of April. From 27th April to the 2nd May, all visitors to the Marina will be able to sample some of the most delicious seafood at a bargain price! Continue Reading →

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A Multicultural Weekend of Culture, Folklore, Music and Gastronomy in Fuengirola

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Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, FuengirolaFrom Friday 27th April to Tuesday 1st May 2018, Fuengirola celebrates one of the most important events in its calendar: The “Feria Internacional de los Pueblos” (International People’s Fair).

This unique fair has grown to become a reference at local, regional and even international level. For 5 days, the Fuengirola fairground will be home to a fun and multicultural event for all the family.

In previous editions, this same event managed to attract over 1 million visitors! The town hall hopes to equal this impressive figure this year, thereby serving as a perfect stage to promote the virtues of Fuengirola and its multicultural population. Continue Reading →

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8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

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8 of the most popular Easter Processions in MalagaWith less than a week to go until the start of its famous ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week) – From 25th March to 1st April 2018 – the city of Malaga is gearing itself up to welcome thousands of visitors who every year line its streets to watch the breathtaking processions. 

It’s a truly unique experience which all visitors to the Costa del Sol should experience at least once. The sight of the gigantic thrones (known as Tronos) being carried by over 200 men and the colourful costumes worn by members of the brotherhoods; the smell of fresh flowers and burning incense; the sound of music and peoples cheering and singing… a truly memorable experience!  Continue Reading →

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Holy Week Processions in Malaga: A Must-See During Your Easter Holiday

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Holy Week in Malaga 2018If you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year (Holy week is from the 25th March until the 1st April), we highly recommend you take – at least – a day to explore the wonders of this amazing festivity; you won’t regret it.

The ‘Semana Santa de Málaga’ is famous for its impressive processions in which the ‘cofradías’ (brotherhoods) proudly parade their ‘Tronos’ (Thrones) through the streets of the city as the expectant crowds cheer, sing and applaud to the sound of the unmistakable music played by the marching bands.  Continue Reading →

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It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

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Poster for Benalmadena CarnivalIt’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing starts on the 9th February, and goes on until Sunday 18th February, offers local residents and visitors a full events programme with activities and entertainment to suit all ages.

The fun-packed programme takes place in Benalmadena Pueblo and in Arroyo de la Miel; however, to save you the hassle of deciding what to see, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few suggestions…  Continue Reading →

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Carnival ‘Madness’ in Malaga (and the rest of the Costa del Sol)

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Poster for the 2018 Malaga CarnivalWe’re just a few days away from the start of Carnival Season and most towns and cities on the Costa del Sol are gearing up for a week of fun and entertainment.

Although the Carnival is celebrated all over Andalucia – The Cadiz Carnival is probably the most famous – for the purpose of this article, we’re going to focus on the Málaga Carnival; only 25 minutes from our hotel and easily accessible, it’s a ‘must visit’ if you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol in February.

We’re lucky enough to enjoy mild winters and this luxury allows the city of Málaga to live one of its most colourful, multicultural and spontaneous festivities of the year: The Carnival.

With hundreds of activities and events taking place during the week-long (sometimes a little longer) festivities, you’re guaranteed to have a ball! Continue Reading →

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