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3 Great Reasons to Jump on the Ferry from Benalmádena to Fuengirola

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Starfish Ferry Benalmadena to Fuengirola

The ‘Starfish’ heading towards Fuengirola

Those of you who have stayed at Sunset Beach Club will have seen it pass by the hotel several times a day. We’re talking about ‘Starfish’, the popular ferry boat which takes passengers from Benalmadena Marina to Fuengirola (and back). 

Many of our guests have taken this trip and highly recommend it. Why? Well here are just a few reasons:  Continue Reading →

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Malaga Experience: A New Bus Tour Ticket Which Includes Access to Many of the Cities Best Attractions

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New Malaga Experience ToursDid you know that you can now enjoy a full tour of Malaga (including sightseeing bus, entrance to museums, boat trip around the bay and more) for just €25? 

Málaga City Council and the City Sightseeing bus company have put together an amazing new product aimed at tourists wishing to experience the city’s culture. This new “Malaga Experience” – that’s the name of this new bus pass– can be purchased on the Malaga Tour Buses or, if you are staying with us at Sunset Beach Club, at the Leisure Desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel. Continue Reading →

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Malaga Province Promotes Bird Watching Tourism

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Bird watching in MalagaBoasting an impressive total of 380 different bird species, the province of Málaga is becoming an interesting option for bird watching enthusiasts from all over Europe. 

The conservation of vast natural parks and areas as well as the important bird migration taking place from August to November have contributed to the area’s popularity as an ideal destination for Bird Watching holidays.

This rich bird life and the fact that there are over 10 million tourists who travel every year to bird watch make the promotion of the area as a top Bird Watching Holiday destination a logical step for the Malaga Province Tourist Board.  Continue Reading →

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New Tourist Train Takes You on a Tour of Benalmadena Pueblo

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New Tourist Train to Benalmadena Pueblo

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Sept 2015)…. This train service has been cancelled until further notice!

Those of you who have visited Benalmadena will be familiar with the small ‘hop on, hop off’ tourist trains which ferry passengers around the Marina and the central area of Arroyo de la Miel. Well, in the next few weeks, the company that runs these trains will be introducing a new service taking tourists and visitors to Benalmadena Pueblo, located in the hills overlooking the coast.

If you’ve never been to Benalmadena Pueblo, this is the perfect opportunity to visit this stunning and picturesque village. The new tourist train service will leaves from the Alay Hotel (approx. 30 minutes walk from Sunset Beach Club) at 9:30am every morning. Continue Reading →

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Benalmadena Council and Local Leisure & Tourism Businesses to Offer Special “Relax” Packages

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Starfish Benalmadena to Fuengirola Ferry

Trips from Benalmadena to Fuengirola included in the “Relax Tour” package

Benalmadena has always been known as a sun and sea destination, attracting visitors from all over Europe in the warmer high season months.

During the quieter winter period, demand and interest for the resort suffers an important drop. The winter months – although offering the warmest and sunniest weather in continental Europe – do not provide the ideal conditions for your typical beach holiday.

That being said, Benalmadena does provide fantastic activities and attractions for visitors looking to enjoy Spanish culture and explore the wonders of our beautiful coastline. The sun still shines and, whilst you may not be able to swim in the sea, day time temperatures in the 18ºC to 22ºC range make for enjoyable and relaxing breaks. Continue Reading →

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Visit Lobo Park and Learn the Truth About Wolves

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Photo of wolves at Lobo Park near Antequera

Lobo Park (Wolf Park) is located in the true heart of Andalucía (see map below) and is the only wild like park of its kind.

Founded by Daniel Weigend and Alexandra Stieber as a private initiative in 2002, Lobo Park soon opened its doors to the general public in 2004 and has since welcomed thousands of visitors. The founders idea was to provide a natural habitat which would protect the existent wildlife and allow the wolves – and other animals – to live without interference from humans or domestication.  Continue Reading →

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Guided Tours of the Picasso Museum in Málaga

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Picasso Museum in Malaga

Did you know that the Picasso Museum in Malaga offers guided tours to all visitors?

In actual fact, it’s one of the main attractions of this wonderful museum. Guided tours of the museum – for adults and families – are actually included in the price of admission; however, you do have to sign up for the service at the ticket office 30 minutes before the visit. Keep in mind that numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people and minimum of 5.

At the moment, the Picasso Museum offers two types of visit to the individual public; here’s a quick summary of these visits:

1)      Getting to Know the Collection: A guided visit, highlighting selected works from the collection, led by a Picasso Museum educator. These visits are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the following times:

Tuesday: at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday: at 11:30am (in English)

Saturday: at 1:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm

2)      Gallery Talks: The tours led by Picasso Museum educators focus on selected works from the temporary exhibitions or on specific themes. From Thursday 28 February, the museum is offering a tour focused on the exhibition Picasso of Malaga. Earliest Works. Available on Thursday’s at 6pm (Please note this is in Spanish.) 

Have you visited the Picasso Museum in Málaga? Have you taken one of the guided tours? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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New Route for Benalmadena Tourist Bus

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Benalmadena Sightseeing Bus

Benalmadena Sightseeing Bus

One of the activities we tend to recommend to guests who stay with us is a guided tour of Benalmadena on the sightseeing tourist bus. This is undoubtedly the best way to see all the great attractions Benalmadena has to offer its visitors.

Last week the local council announced that it had introduced a new route to the tourist bus, one that includes a visit to Benalmadena Town (the one up in the mountains) and all its cultural treats. This new itinerary includes the impressive Buddhist Temple, the Butterfly Park, the ‘Felipe Orlando’ Pre-columbine museum and the uniqueness of a typical andalusian village with its white buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Continue Reading →

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Discover the Beauty of the Costa del Sol’s Interior Towns, Villages and Countryside

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Excursions that take you inland...

The Costa del Sol is predominantly known as a sun and beach destination; however, what many visitors don’t realise is that there are some amazing and beautiful locations to discover by travelling into the interior towns, villages and countryside.

Well, we’re happy to introduce a new excursion to our – already ample – list of great day trips on offer at our Leisure Desk: Introducing the new excursion from our new collaborating company, Parknatur. You’ll be taken on a unique trip which will allow you to discover the ‘other’ Andalucia; rest assured, it will seduce your senses!

Parknatur will be offering daily excursions (Monday to Friday) which will take you on a truly memorable adventure into the Biosphere Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, approximately40 kminto the mountains. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll get to see on this great day out: Continue Reading →

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Nerja Caves

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For a fascinating day out Nerja Caves are most definitely a brilliant choice. Situated 35 minutes past Malaga in an Easterly direction, Nerja offers caves which are perfectly situated in the picturesque surroundings of typical Mediterranean villages, full of the unique beauty of Andalucia.

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