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8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

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 14th April to 21st April 2019 – 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

Easter Processions in MálagaIf you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year (Holy week is from the 14th April until the 21st 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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Natura Málaga: Healthy and Sustainable Living Trade Fair

Natura Malaga Healthy and Sustainable lifestyle trade fairNext Friday 5th April sees the start of the 11th edition of Natura Málaga, a trade fair dedicated to healthy living and sustainable development. The fair was a great success last year managing to attract more than 8600 visitors, 150 exhibitors and offering more than 120 parallel activities; success that has turned it into an industry leader in Andalucia.

So who’s the trade fair for? Due to the theme and excellent content of the workshops and activities, any professional who works in the ‘eco’ or ‘bio’ industry can’t miss the event. Anyone who consumes ecological products and services and feels a deep respect for mother earth and her natural resources will also enjoy the fair. Continue Reading →

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It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

Benalmadena Carnival 2019

The poster for this years Carnival in Benalmadena.

It’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing which starts on the 2nd March, and goes on until Sunday 10th March, 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)

Malaga Carnival Poster 2019

The poster for this year’s Málaga Carnival

We’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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The Rockin’ Race Jamboree: A 50’s Music Festival in Torremolinos

Rockin Race Jamboree Torremolinos 2019

Poster for this year’s Rockin Race Jamboree 2019

Thursday 7th February 2019 sees the start of another edition of the Rockin’ Race Jamboree music festival in Torremolinos. This is the event’s 25th anniversary and will attract thousands of visitors from all over the world eager to enjoy a fun packed long weekend (7th, 8th, 9th & 10th February) to the sounds of their favourite musical genre: music with American roots from the 50’s.

This year’s festival features  some of the world’s top artists exclusively for the event! There are approximately 28 artists and bands playing during the 4-day event, including:

  • Mike Hillman & His Latin Hillbillies
  • The Blasters
  • The Kabooms
  • Eddie & The Head-Starts
  • Los Torontos
  • The Radions
  • The Phantom Surfers
  • The Paladins
  • Mitch Polzak
  • Sarah Vista
  • Eddie Angel’s Guitar Party
  • Mike Bell & The Belltones
  • And lots more!

Please click here to see all the featured artists at this year’s Rockin’ Race Jamboree

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Timetable for the Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Málaga 

Three Kings Parade in Benalmadena, Fuengirola & Malaga
On Saturday evening (5th January) kids all over Spain will be lining the streets of all the main towns and cities to watch the traditional Three Kings Parades.

This is the highlight of the Christmas festivities and a must-watch for anyone visiting at this magical time of year. Many of our guests like to venture into town and watch the colourful parades so we’ve put together this blog post highlighting some of our favourite processions with timetables and exact locations of each. All you have to do is choose the one which most appeals to you! Continue Reading →

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Arroyo de la Miel’s Famous ‘Urban Turkey Race’: A Fun & Healthy Morning Run for all the Family

Arroyo de la Miel is getting ready to celebrate the 36th edition of its famous ‘Carrera Urbana del Pavo’ (Urban Turkey Race) which will take place on Sunday the 16th December, 2018.

Urban Turkey RaceThis traditional race was first held 36 years ago when participants had to run after a live turkey! Nowadays the turkey is taking a well-earned rest; however, the winner of the race does get to take home a fantastic specimen to enjoy with their family over Christmas dinner! 🙂  Continue Reading →

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