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‘Virgen del Carmen’ Celebrations this Weekend in Benalmadena

Virgen del Carmen Benalmadena 2019

The ‘Virgen del Carmen‘ celebrations take place in Benalmadena Marina this weekend (from Sunday).

The Benalmadena town hall has prepared various events which will take place on Sunday 14th, Monday 15th  and Tuesday 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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New LEGO® Exhibition in Malaga’s Muelle Uno Waterfront

Lego Exhibition in Malaga

An 11 metre-long Titanic model

LEGO® fans are in for a treat!

From the 16th June to the 22nd September 2019 you can visit the largest exhibition in Europe of models made with LEGO® pieces.

The organizers of the exhibition (Expo Pieces Lego) have chosen the corner of Muelle Uno (On the Waterfront in Malaga Port) to present this project that is divided into 12 thematic areas with more than 100 models in a 1,100 square meter area.

Read on for more detailed information about the different zones within the exhibition and the models that you will find in each one. 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

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

Concerts on the Costa del Sol Summer 2019
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, The Jacksons, The Beach Boys or Rod Stewart!

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 the latest prices.) Continue Reading →

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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: A Cultural Festival with 183 Free Activities

La Noche en Blanco Málaga 2019‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one of Málaga city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 18th May – from 7:00 pm to 01:00 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 183 different activities and spread out over more than 80 different locations throughout the city. All the activities are grouped into different categories and themes:

  • Street Performances
  • Art, Museums and Exhibitions
  • Performing Arts
  • Music & Dance
  • Nochecita en Blanco (Special activities for kids)
  • Extraordinary Visits & Activities
  • And you can also see…

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

Poster for the Benalmadena Seafood Fair (Feria del Marisco)
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 start of May. From the 1st to the 5th 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

Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, FuengirolaFrom Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 5th May 2019, 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

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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