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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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Top Events at This Year’s Benalmadena Town Fair

This week (from the 14th to the 18th August) is ‘Feria’ week here in Benalmadena with the ‘Pueblo’ (Town) celebrating festivities in honour of their patron, the Virgen de la Cruz.

Virgen de la Cruz Fair in BenalmádenaObviously this is a very traditional event and many of the activities and events organised for the week may not appeal to many of our guests; however, we’ve put together a short list of – what we feel are – some of the highlights of the fair and that you might enjoy. Here goes…

  • The traditional ‘Chocolatada’ which takes place every morning at 11.00am in the Plaza de España. Organised by the town hall, it’s basically free hot chocolate for everyone! Head on up there for breakfast one day and try some original Spanish hot chocolate (note: we’re not sure if the ‘churros’ are included ;-)) Continue Reading →
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Why You Need To Visit The Málaga Fair

This weekend sees the start of the Costa del Sol’s largest and most popular fair, the Malaga Fair or Feria de Málaga as it’s referred to here!

Poster for the Malaga Fair 2018

Poster for the Málaga Fair

If you haven’t been before, we highly recommend you do so! Get ready for 9 days of fun and entertainment as the city welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Spain for, what has become, the most popular summer fair in Andalucía and one of the most popular festivities in Spain.

The official opening of the fair is on Friday 10th August and promises to be an entertaining affair with a spectacular pyrotechnical display and a free concert by local group, Efecto Mariposa. This all takes place on the Malagueta Beach just next to the port’s famous lighthouse from 11:50 pm.  Continue Reading →

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Watersport Activities in Benalmádena: 4 Fun Options!

Watersports in BenalmadenaIf you’re looking for a bit of watersport fun during your holiday in Benalmadena, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating adrenalin rush or a more leisurely activity like paddle surfing, Benalmadena’s beaches offer a fantastic range of activities for all the family. Below we’ve listed some of our favourites. Continue Reading →

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What to do in Benalmadena When it Rains: 11 Fun Ideas

What to do in Benalmadena when it rainsAlthough we enjoy approximately 320 days of sunshine a year here in Benalmadena, there are those odd days when the heavens open and you have to make use of the dreaded umbrella!

On these rare rainy days, we often get guests asking for tips and ideas on what to do on a wet day. Thankfully Benalmadena is not all about sun, sea and beaches; there are plenty of interesting places to visit and things to do…Here’s a list of 11 ideas to keep you busy in Benalmadena (and the surrounding area) when it rains.

#1: Visit the Marina

 Jump on the bus (nº110 or 120) or grab a taxi (Both stop just outside the hotel) and head down to the Marina. You’ll find lots of great restaurants to enjoy a lovely lunch and can also visit the popular Sea Life Aquarium with its fascinating range of sea creatures including sharks, stingrays and a giant Pacific octopus. A must if you have kids! Continue Reading →

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It’s Carnival Time in Benalmádena!

Poster for Benalmadena CarnivalIt’s almost Carnival time in Benalmadena!

This traditional festivity of colourful fun, singing and dancing starts on the 9th February, and goes on until Sunday 18th February, 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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12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

Things to do in Benalmadena over ChristmasAlthough not the high season here in Benalmadena, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes… Continue Reading →

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Halloween at Sunset Beach Club: What’s on?

Halloween 2016 at Sunset Beach ClubHalloween is almost here and we’ve got a fun packed activities programme for all the families visiting us over this half-term holiday period. 

From Saturday 21st October to Friday 3rd November, our animation team will be offering a full daily entertainment programme with activities for children, teenagers and adults.

Here’s a quick look at some of the activities available for each age group (You can download the full activities programme here): Continue Reading →

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A Fun New Way of Exploring Málaga City… Sightseeing Treasure Hunts!

Sightseeing treasure hunt in MalagaThere are dozens of tours and excursions available to explore Málaga City, but none quite like iCachr Málaga’s sightseeing treasure hunts!

Elizabeth and Matthias, the founders of this innovative tour company, have taken sightseeing to a more interactive and enjoyable level, by incorporating it into an exciting treasure hunt which will take you on a memorable journey of discovery. You’ll visit all of Malaga’s top sights and attractions as well as interesting ‘not- quite-so-famous’ ones. You’ll have to find hidden clues along the way which will lead you to the ‘Secret Treasure of Málaga’. Continue Reading →

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New Baby Orangutan Born in Bioparc Fuengirola

New Baby Orangutan at Bioparc FuengirolaOur friends at Bioparc Fuengirola are celebrating the birth of the latest member of their large animal family, a baby Borneo orangutan.

This baby orangutan’s mother, Suli, is handling motherhood well (this is her first baby) and is proving to be a caring and dedicated mum. Apparently, orangutans are the primates which dedicate most time to the upbringing of their young; normally until they reach the age of seven and without having any other offspring during this time. In comparison, gorillas and chimpanzees tend to dedicate 4 or 5 years to their young’s upbringing and, sometimes, looking after several at the same time. Continue Reading →

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