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!