It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

It’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing which starts on the 18th February 2022, and goes on until Sunday 27th February 2022, offers local residents and visitors a full events programme with activities and entertainment to suit all ages.

Official Poster for the Benalmadena Carnival

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… 


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

Cartel Carnaval de Malaga 2022

We’re just a few days away from the start of Carnival Season and most towns and cities on the Costa del Sol (Including Benalmadena) 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!


Malaga International Jazz Festival: Events Programme

The city of Málaga is getting ready to host the 35th edition of its International Jazz Festival which takes place from the 4th to the 10th November 2021 in an attempt to get back to some form of normality through people’s love of music: Great news for Jazz lovers! 

Malaga Jazz Festival 2021This 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 Kyle Eastwood – back for the second year in a row – José James, Richard Bona con Alfredo Rodríguez Banda, Toni Di Geraldo, Tete Leal and Robin McKelle. (more…)

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

World Tourism Day Malaga

Next Monday 27th September 2021 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 for Inclusive Growth. (more…)

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

Erotic Tapas Route 2020 FuengirolaOn the 30th October 2020, our neighbouring town of Fuengirola kicked off the 12th 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. Although current circumstances are difficult, the Fuengirola Town Hall has decided to go ahead with the event and support the local restaurant industry which is going through a very tough time.

Up until the 15th November, visitors to Fuengirola will be able to enjoy this traditional Spanish snack, with a slightly “spicy” touch. This year, the route sees over 71 different establishments take part, each preparing a sensual and fun tapa, with creativity and flair being the main ingredients. 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. (more…)

Fuengirola’s Multicultural Weekend of Culture, Folklore, Music and Gastronomy Goes Online Due to Covid-19

Feria internacional de los pueblos Fuengirola 2020 - international people's fairFrom Wednesday 29th April to Sunday 53rd May 2020, Fuengirola celebrates one of the most important events in its calendar: The “Feria Internacional de los Pueblos” (International People’s Fair). However, this year, due to the State of Alarm imposed by the outbreak of Covid-19, the town hall have been forced to move the festivities online for a virtual event.

This unique fair has grown to become a reference at local, regional and even international level. For 5 days, the Fuengirola fairground would be home to a fun and multicultural event for all the family. Unfortunately this year we’ll have to make the most of the situation and enjoy the event from the comfort of our homes through the special Facebook group which has been created and where we’ll be able to see images and videos as well as listen to music. The event will be promoted online using the hashtag #FIPFuengirolaEnCasa.

In previous editions, this same event managed to attract over 1 million visitors! This year we’ll have to see if we can top this figure through online participation! (more…)