Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween partys Costa del Sol 2014

Halloween is nearly there, time to spook around!


There are many Halloween parties on the coast of Malaga, where you can "enjoy" a spooky night or weekend!

Below a few ideas to get you going:

31st of October 2014
A 3 day´s during Halloween celebration in the small town of Maro (next to Nerja) The events start in the morning with a procession by "Spooky" students from Virgen de las Maravillas school. At 6pm in Calle Real, a themed horror market will open, filled with magic workshops and competitions, and will run throughout the weekend. There will also be a tapas route around the local bars with prizes for all who complete the course, plus music in Plaza de Maro from 11pm. Traditional roast chestnuts and sweet potatoes will be on sale in the square.

Pet`s Halloween in Mijas
When: 2nd of November 2014
Spooky dressed up pets to see and prices to win! Mijas invites you to dress up yourself and your pet for the occasion. Starts at 10.00AM at the Plaza de Andalucia in Mijas.

Chestnut Fair of Alcaucin
When: October 31st 2014
Specially for Halloween there will be a Chestnut Fair in Alcaucin, located in the mountains behind Torre del Mar. There will be roasted chestnusts for sale while Halloween is celebrated by the locals.

Halloween parties

Halloween party in Club de Place Marbella
When: 30th of October 2014, 22:00hrs
Dress up for the occasion!

Halloween Party at Manolo Santana Racquets Club
When: Friday 31st of October 2014, 18:00hrs

Halloween Dinner at Suite Restaurant & Lounge Marbella
When: Friday October 31st 2014
Dress to scare!

Sure there are many more parties on the coast, just dress to scare and have fun!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fuengirola fair 2014

The feria of Fuengirola is one of the latest fairs of the year. This year the fair will be celebrated the 6th until the 12th of October under the name Feria del Rosario. The Fuengirola fair is one of the 3 most important fairs of Andalucia and will take place, as every year at the main fairgrounds of Fuengirola (where the normally the week market is set up).


Every year you will find loads of different attractions at the Fuengirola Fair.  These will open when the sun goes under until late. Attractions for young and old. There also will be several stands who sell sugar products, churros, mojitos, food and drinks. Traditional fair goods as sombreros (hats), balloons for the children will also be available.


During the days of the fair, the horses will be the stars of the fair. Many horses with carriages or ridden by traditional dressed up riders will be coming to the fair. A real must-see for horse-lovers. Only take care, some riders will get drunk and might not be able to control their horses. Also take special care when passing the horseback as not all horses are as friendly as they should be!


In the late afternoon all attractions will be opened for you and your kids to ride one of (or more) of the many feria attractions.

People will dress up in the typical flamenco dresses and suits. If you have one, wear it!

There are 32 buildings where food, drinks, dance and (live) music can be enjoyed in a true Spanish atmosphere.

Horses are not allowed at this time anymore to prevent injuries and unpleasant situations.
In the "palacio de la Paz" there will be artistic performances of high level for which you should buy tickets at the local town hall.

Fair in honour of the Rosario Virgen

As all Spanish festivities, they do it to honour their local products or Virgens (Maria).  The patron of Fuengirola is Virgin del Rosario.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The cruise port of Málaga

Over the past years, Málaga has invested heavily in the cruise port. 

View of Malaga port
When cruise ships now dock at the harbour, they do so at the large and modern cruise terminal. 

From here it is only a short stroll to the beach of La Malagagueta, which is a lovely stretch of narrow beaches with small bars and restaurants. 

The gorgeous historical centre is an approximate 2 kilometers, or 1.2 miles. 

This is where you go, if you want to shop (at the great calle Larios) or explore the city with its many monuments such as the Cathedral, the Roman theater or the Alcazaba (a military fortress build by the Moors in the 11th century), visit the Picasso Museum, or just enjoy the laid-back ambiance of Málaga and its hundreds of tearooms, tapa-bars, cafés and restaurants. 

You will love Malaga! 

Many cities boast to 'have it all'… and Málaga actually does. The Mediterranean in the front, mountains in the back. Unlike many other big coastal cities, the beach is never more than a stroll away, and for a city of half a million, the air is clean, healthy and crisp in winter, and the heat bearable in summer. 

Do you have time for an excursion? 

If you already know Málaga or would want to see something else than a city, you could decide to reserve a private taxi to go to Ronda

OK, that is also a (small) city, but then one that is out of the ordinary: a very picturesque, traditional city in the middle of nowhere, with stunning views all around you. It quite literally is the highlight of the province of Málaga. It is a 1.5 hour drive from Málaga port, and half of that drive takes you through lovely scenery, ideal for a pick-nick or a photo shoot!

We wish you a very pleasant stay in Málaga!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Benalmadena Cable Cars!

Hanging in the air? Overseeing the coastline?  An exciting excursion? 

A view from the Benalmadena 'Teleférico' 
If you are not afraid of heights, head for the cable cars of Benalmadena!

'Flying over' the A7 Costa del Sol motorway - there's hardly a tourist who has never seen them. 

You find the start by leaving the motorway at Exit 222 (Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel). 

From the modern departure station to the summit, it is a 3 KM 'flight' that takes 15 minutes. During the first minutes you will start to oversee the whole of Benalmadena, followed by views of the whole of the Malaga coastline and its unique landscape. 

The route ends at the recreational area at the Calamorro Mountain, 769 meters or 2523 ft above sea level. 

The return prices are around 13 Euro for an adult, and 10 Euro for a child. 

The first car leaves at 11:00 AM, every day. In the winter the hours runs until 18:00 but as the days get longer, so do the openings hours… in the midst of summer you can go up to midnight! 

Double check the current opening hours in Benalmadena 'Teleferico'

What to do at the summit?

At this top of the Calamorro Mountain there is a recreational area: a net of trails and rest areas, viewpoints, paragliding launch area, a falconry show, a dressage show, an astronomical observation area and even a nightlife and restaurant area! 

So you can easily turn it into a half or full day excursion. 

As part of our team lives in Benalmadena, we are proud of it! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Years Eve in Malaga

New Years Eve is rapidly approaching, so get your grapes together. You need 12 of them. 

At midnight, go to any central Church or Cathedral in Malaga center, the coast or inland Malaga. 

And every time the bells chime, eat one grape. According to the tradition, this would lead to a year of prosperity. 

This typical Spanish tradition is named 'the 12 grapes of luck' and dates back from the late 19th century. Officially it was only established in 1909, as a 'marketing trick' from vine growers in Alicante. 

Later on it slowly spread to other locations and countries with strong cultural ties with Spain, such as Mexico, and also the Spanish speaking communities in the USA, and even, as part of the Spanish empire, the Philippines. 

After that moment, follow the crowd! Whenever you see a large group of Malaguenos enter a bar, you will know this bar has the best tapas. And the party is where the youngsters go. 

And don't forget to learn these words: 

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

We thank you, reader, a lot for your positive feedback in 2013, for connecting with us on Facebook… and we wish you all the best in 2014! 

The team at

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Celebrate Christmas in Malaga

Is any city at the Costa del Sol, or Spain for that matter, so nice to visit over Christmas as Malaga? 

Tourists who come from the north of Europe often find Christmas in Spain… well, not Christmassy. It lacks the cold and snow that create the right atmosphere. Not so Malaga! 

Malaga is actually becoming famous for its brilliant Christmas atmosphere. 

Malaga city centre in December.
For in December, Malaga looks like one big Christmas tree! 

The beautiful lights turn the city centre into a fairy tale.

Head for the famous shopping street Calle Larios, or straight to the Christmas market

The market is located in the park in the centre, just behind the port. 

It takes place from 11 AM to 10 PM, every day until January 5th and is the place to be to find arts and crafts, interesting and fun gifts as well as sweet treats. 

Elsewhere in the province of Malaga, also the Christmas market of Benalmadena is definitely worth a visit. 

This market takes place in the Av. Antonio Machado, also until January 5th. 

Mediterranean, in the most southern tip of Europe… and still a real Christmas feel. You will not regret it. 

Dear reader, let us grab this opportunity to wish you a very nice December and a very Merry Christmas! 

Feliz Navidad!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Have a drink in Bar El Pimpi in Malaga!

Where to go for a drink or a tapa when you are in Malaga center? 

Let your quest definitely include this one address: 'El Pimpi'!  

In Malaga, El Pimpi Bar is an icon. It stands for cosiness and great authentic tapas. 

Located in an original wine cellar, it exists of one bar (with tapas) and one cocktail bar (with seafood). 

The decor is traditional and vintage. 

It's very much praised for its wine, and even more for its ambiance, and thus a magnet for local artists, filmmakers and politicians alike. So it truly lives up to its tagline: 'Where Malagueñas meet'

The name 'el pimpi' comes from a character that no longer exists: the pimpis, who used to be young men helping out the crews of ships. Eventually they became the first city guides for tourists. 

You can find El Pimpi very easily, in the narrow Calle Granada where you walk through when you walk from the shopping street Calle Larios to Plaza Merced - 2 places you will visit anyway. 

For more information: 
Visit the website of El Pimpi 


(= to your health, cheers)