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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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Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 32nd edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 29th October to the 4th November 2018.

Malaga Jazz Festival 2018This year’s programme stands out for the quality of musicians taking to the stage of the Cervantes Theatre. You’ll be able to enjoy the music of artists such as Gogo Penguin, Madeleine Peyroux, Michel Legrand, Billy Cobham Band, Stefano Bollani or John Scofield’s Combo 66″.  Continue Reading →

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Fuengirola’s Erotic Tapas Route: A “Spicy” Gastronomic Adventure

Erotic Tapas Route Fuengirola 2018On the 1st November 2018, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicks off the 10th edition of the “Ruta de la Tapa Erótica” (Erotic Tapas Route), a simple and original idea which, since the first edition, has become a reference all over Spain.

Up until the 18th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees over 72 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients. This year, some of the participating establishments will also be offering special ‘gluten-free’, sweet or vegetarian tapas.

Anyone who visits one of the participating restaurants or bars will be able to sample one of these “erotic” tapas and a cool beer (or glass of wine) for a – very reasonable – €2.50. If you choose one of the sweet dessert tapas available in some establishments,  you can choose to accompany it with a coffee, tea or sweet wine. Continue Reading →

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All You Need to Know About This Year’s Fuengirola Fair

Feria del Rosario in Fuengirola 2018The Fuengirola Fair starts on Saturday the 6th October. This is one of the most popular festivities in Andalusia and the highlight of the city’s entertainment calendar.

From the 6th to the 12th October, all who visit Fuengirola are in for a fun and entertaining time! The ‘Feria del Rosario’ (named after the city’s patron saint) is the perfect opportunity to experience a true taste of Spanish culture.

During the day you can visit many of the different ‘casetas’ where your flamenco dancing skills will be put to the test! Alternatively, you can just sample some of the delicious food and drinks on offer; we recommend you try the typical Andalucian feria drink called a ‘rebujito’ a refreshing mix of manzanilla (or fino) wine, lemonade and lots of ice.  Continue Reading →

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4 Reasons to Visit the ‘San Miguel’ Fair in Torremolinos

San Miguel Fair Torremolinos
This weekend, our neighbours in Torremolinos celebrate their local festivities in honour of their patron. The ‘Feria de San Miguel’ is the biggest event of the year and offers 4 days (from 26
th to 29th September) of fun and entertainment to all who visit the town. 

There’s lots going on over the course of these 4 days and below we’ve put together 4 reasons why we think you should visit the Torremolinos fair this weekend. It’s a great opportunity to experience true Spanish culture and have a blast whilst you’re at it! 🙂 Continue Reading →

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World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

World Tourism Day Málaga 2018

Next Wednesday 27th September 2018 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following slogan: Tourism and the digital transformation.  Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arab Market

Arab Market in BenalmadenaFrom Thursday 30th August to Sunday 2nd September, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 8th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), an event that once again returns to the town’s summer cultural programme. 

The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.  Continue Reading →

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