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

Timetable for 3 kings parade in Benalmadena, Malaga and Fuengirola
On Sunday 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 37th edition of its famous ‘Carrera Urbana del Pavo’ (Urban Turkey Race) which will take place on Sunday the 15th December, 2019.

Urban Turkey Race - Carrera del Pavo BenalmadenaThis traditional race was first held 37 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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Fuengirola’s Erotic Tapas Route: A “Spicy” Gastronomic Adventure

Erotic Tapas Route in FuengirolaOn the 1st November 2018, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicked off the 11th 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 17th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees over 73 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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Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 33rd edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 5th to the 11th November 2019.

Malaga Jazz Festival 2019This 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 Charles Lloyd, Kenny Baron, Charles Tolliver, Ernesto Aurignac, Antonio Sánchez, Nils Petter Molvaer and Andrea Motis.  Continue Reading →

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

Fuengirola Fair 2019The Fuengirola Fair starts on Sunday 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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World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

World Tourism Day in Malaga

Next Friday 27th September 2019 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 jobs: a better future for all.  Continue Reading →

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

Torremolinos Fair 2019
Next week, 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 30th 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 next 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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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kooza’ Show will be in Malaga from 13th September to 13th October

Kooza - Cirque du Soleil in Málaga

Cirque du Soleil, the largest theatrical producer in the world arrives in Málaga next week with their show ‘Kooza’. From the 13th September to the 13th October locals and visitors to the Costa del Sol can enjoy this fun and colourful show in the ‘Grand Chapiteau’ which will be located in the Recinto Ferial Cortijo de Torres in Málaga.

Kooza premiered in Montreal, Canada, in 2007 and has since been touring the world delighting audiences. Written and directed by David Shiner, a former clown in Cirque du Soleil’s production of Nouvelle Expérience, this unique show offers a return to Cirque’s origins. Continue Reading →

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The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroOn the 6th and 7th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 23rd edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

As has been the case the last two years, this year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s used to be four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth-watering gastronomy. Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Pueblo Hosts its Annual Arabian Market

Arab Market in BenalmadenaFrom Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 9th edition of its Arabian 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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