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Five Amazing Things to do on your next Costa del Sol Holiday

Purchase cheap Cialis Soft We are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do over the summer months, with hundreds of attractions for all ages and tastes all vying for your attention but here are our pick of five amazing activities that you are sure to love.

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Buy Cialis Soft cheap Meet the penguins at Selwo Marina – You may not think about penguins on the Costa del Sol, but an ideal way to cool down on a hot summer day and have an unforgettable experience is to go into the penguin enclosure at this great park. You will be able to feed these loveable creatures and learn all about them – perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Selwo Marina is located in Benalmadena, a great town with lots to offer for a fun summer holiday.

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buy Cialis Soft USA Pet a panther at Castellar Zoo – Castellar Zoo is a rescue centre for an amazing collection of wild animals and very different from other zoos, you can actually touch a lot of these wonderful creatures. Twice a day, they bring out the animals and you can touch them, feed them and even hold them. Highlights include a lion and panther cub, a huge snake, a lemur and a hawk. Buy a bag of food at the entrance and you can feed the creatures in their enclosures too. To be close to Castellar Zoo, we recommend holiday rental properties in Sotogrande.

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Order online Cialis Soft 20 mg Try out the new Jurassic River ride at the water park in Algeciras – Bahia Park in Algeciras is a big water park covering over 45,000m2 which has a wide range of attractions, slides and experiences for all ages. They have just opened a new ride, which is called the Jurassic River, they have the […]

The Best Costa del Sol Ferias in 2017

Whenever you visit the Costa del Sol during the summer season there’s usually a feria taking place that you can enjoy. These ferias are week-long celebrations which each town and village has to celebrate their patron saint, or a significant date and are a great excuse to party! For the whole week there are day time and night time activities involving loud music, flamenco, great food and free flowing drinks and an amazing party atmosphere. It’s a chance to see the Spanish spirit at its best, so seek one out when you visit. Here’s a great list of all the Costa del Sol ferias, so you can look at where the nearest one is to you.

If you want to time your visit to fit with the best of these celebrations, here are three highlights for you.

Marbella Feria 6-12th June – Marbella’s feria is one of the first one of the season, taking place in the first week of June. The feria begins on the 6th with an amazing firework display which you can enjoy from one of the bars in Marbella’s port. Then the day fair opens, which takes place centrally at the Paseo de la Alameda, the pedestrianised area running from the main road by the Old Town, down to the seafront promenade. This is a new development from last year and really makes for a great atmosphere. From 1pm to 8pm, there’s stalls selling great food and drinks and playing music, dance performances and a party atmosphere. For the evening, there is a fair by the La Cañada shopping centre, where you can enjoy the rides and there’s more music, food and drinks to enjoy. It’s a wonderful party.

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Costa del Sol concerts summer 2017

Spring is in the air and after a hot and sunny Easter, excitement is building about the summer season. Live music is a regular feature of summer on the Costa del Sol, with Beach Clubs, restaurants and bars all adding to the atmosphere with live performers.

In recent years, the concerts have really been growing in importance and thousands of fans flock here to see their favourite act. There have been some amazing acts announced who will be performing over the summer at Starlite and Puente Romano. Coming over to the Costa del Sol for a summer holiday and combining that with seeing your favourite artist is a great way to have an unforgettable getaway.

Here are some of the great people performing and when you can see them –

Starlite takes place in an old quarry in the Sierra Blanca area just above Marbella Town. For several years this music festival has been attracting some amazing acts and this year is no different. Here are the top international acts performing and the dates.

Anastacia 15th July
Art Garfunkel 16th July
Elton John, 20th July
Pretenders, 26th July
The Cranberries, 5th August
Andrea Bocelli, 15th August
Jason Derulo, 24th August

The Puente Romano concert series has been going for many years and holds intimate gigs in their tennis club, giving guests the chance to enjoy a great atmosphere and be close to all the actions and their favourite stars. Here are four great dates for the diary.

Foreigner, 11th June
Heather Small, Right Said Fred and Billy Ocean, 6th July
George Benson, 21st July
Michael Bolton, 10th August

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Looking ahead to Easter on the Costa del Sol

We have just over a month before Easter is upon us, with Semana Santa or Holy Week starting on the 9th of April with Palm Sunday and then going through to Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Sunday, on the 16th of April.

Easter is a great time of year to take a short break, with several bank holidays so you won’t have to use so many precious holiday days. Good Friday is on April 14th and Easter Monday is on April 17th, both of these are bank holidays, so you can have a wonderful long weekend break. Have you decided where you’re going yet?

Why don’t you consider Spain? Semana Santa is a really important time of year for this catholic country, and rather than just have an Easter egg hunt and stuff yourself on chocolate, you can immerse yourself into the culture of catholic Spain by watching the amazing parades. They may look a little sinister with the Klu Klux Klan style headdresses, but there’s nothing to be afraid of, these parades are simply a way of telling the Easter story and worshipping. For the onlooker, they are full of pomp and ceremony and display the most wonderful statues on heavy floats depicting different scenes from the Easter story. These enormous “tronos” are carried through the streets by bands of devotees and followed by hundreds of worshippers and are really spectacular.

Some of the processions are joyous, but most are solemn and powerful. Many are held at night and lit by candles for added drama. As well as the hooded figures, you may also see women in black holding candles, these are known as the widows of Christ and are very striking.

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5 reasons you’ll love a holiday on the Costa del Sol this year

As February is the month of love, we thought we’d show our love for the Costa del Sol and pick just 5 reasons why you should come here for a holiday this year.

Enjoy amazing live music – Starlite Marbella have announced that both Elton John and Andrea Bocelli will be performing at this year’s month long celebration of music, with many more being announced over the coming months. We can’t wait to see Elton headline the concert on the 20th of July, running through his most loved hits and some new ones from his 33rd studio album. Why not come along and combine a great holiday with this outstanding concert?
Visit the 5* destination of Marbella – Last month the Marbella Town Hall were at one of the leading tourism fairs, confirming their place amongst the world’s best tourist destinations due to their unbeatable combination of gastronomy, sports, beaches, natural beauty, culture, leisure and shopping. Last year was an incredible year, with an average hotel occupancy of 93% in August, and it looks like 2017 is going to be another great one. Marbella has so much to offer and is a stunning town to visit all year round. If you want to come in summer, make sure you book early to avoid disappointment; it’s going to be busy!
Keep the whole family entertained – There are so many great activities for the kids to enjoy, from water parks and theme parks, to zoos and playgrounds, to indoor play centres, chocolate factories and sports camps. It’s great in the summer, or off peak – there’s always plenty to do.
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Fuengirola Events 2017

As we said in our last post about holidaying around Malaga, Fuengirola is an excellent holiday destination due to the amazing beaches, restaurants, shopping, eating out and activities for all the family. What we didn’t mention, was the great events programme that this vibrant town runs each year. There’s almost always something going on, but here are a few highlights that you should put into your diary, which are a great reason for a trip.

The first one of the year is the Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, which is being held from the 27th of April to the 1st of May in 2017. This is a celebration of the huge range of nationalities which call Fuengirola home, and showcases their music, dance, culture and most importantly their food! You can wander around the “casetas” or little houses which each represent a different place, listen to their music and try some of their most delicious and emblematic dishes. Make sure you come hungry though, last year there were more than 30 places represented including Italy, France, Argentina, the UK, Egypt, Greece, Venezuela, Senegal and India.  There are also parades, performances and a brilliant atmosphere. Stalls open from 1pm each day and close at 4am and it’s always an amazing party.

The next date for your diary is the Fiesta de San Juan on the 23rd of June, one of the best parties of the year here on the Costa del Sol. This festival is all about celebrating the longest night of the year by building a bonfire on the beach, eating, drinking and making merry. Check out our guide on how to celebrate San Juan Spanish style to find out more about this great festival.

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Autumn events on the Costa del Sol

We love the Costa del Sol in the Autumn, it’s a wonderful time to visit! The best thing about Autumn here is that the weather is still wonderful, with hot sunny days, but the uncomfortable nights have passed, so you can sleep soundly. The summer crowds and traffic have disappeared, it’s easy to park and there’s no need to book your restaurants, so everything is a lot more relaxed and easy. Everything on the Costa del Sol apart from the waterparks are still open, with even beach clubs staying open until the beginning of October and sometimes beyond, so you won’t miss a thing.

Last month we spoke about why golfers love to visit the Costa del Sol at this time, but there’s lots more to offer, including a wide variety of excellent events.  Although there’s no doubt that the peak season for events is the summer, more and more events are being arranged off peak, so if you time your visit right you can come and enjoy a great event, as well as the wonderful weather.

Here are 5 amazing events taking place over the autumn and recommended properties to stay in near the action.

28 September – October 2nd Marbella International Film Festival

This wonderful festival showcases a wide range of independent films, shorts and documentaries.  They are promising “an incredibly varied selection of films by some incredibly talented film makers, chosen from all around the world” and as well as the film screenings there are special events and workshops too. If you love film and want to experience everything the festival has to offer, why not take the VIP package which gives you; a VIP Pass to all film screenings, entry to the Red Carpet […]

Autumn Golf Breaks around Marbella

Back in May we wrote a blog about golf holidays on the Costa del Sol and know that now is the time when many golfers are planning their Autumn break, so we wanted to revisit the topic and share some exciting news for golf fans.

Next month, Marbella will be hosting the Spanish Open, a women’s tournament which is part of the Ladies European Tour and will be held at Aloha Golf Club from 22 to 25 September. Aloha Golf is located in Nueva Andalucia’s golf valley, our recommendation for a great location for a golf holiday in our last post. Aloha Golf is a Par 72 parkland course designed by Javier Arana which requires “accuracy from the tee and a good touch around the greens” according to its website and should be a great location for this tournament.

The Spanish Open will be televised and spectators can also go and experience the atmosphere and see 120 great players, including a local golfer Azahara Muñoz, in action. September is a lovely month to visit the area, so it is a great opportunity to watch some fantastic golf and play some of the Costa del Sol’s amazing fairways at the same time. Not only that, but you can also watch John McEnroe in action at the Senior Masters Cup at the Puente Romano in Marbella over the same period, so it will be a real sporting treat.

We have an excellent collection of self-catering golf properties around the Costa del Sol, many of which are in Nueva Andalucia and close to both the Spanish Open and the tennis event. For a very convenient location, we’d recommend this 2 Bedroom Nueva Andalucia holiday rental which is located in the […]

Combine amazing live music with a Costa del Sol holiday

If you love live music and want great weather and a holiday too, then look no further than the Costa del Sol. Over the last few years its earned a stellar reputation for amazing concerts in spectacular surroundings and so more and more top artists are coming over to perform.

From now until the end of the summer there is live music to enjoy in almost every beach club and restaurant on the Costa del Sol and here are some highlights for the next few months. (If you want to fly over to see any of these great artists, it’s not too late, but please contact us by phone or email to discuss your requirements and we can send you our list of our Costa del Sol holiday rentals with last minute availability, as they are booking up fast.)

18th July – Seal in Concert in Marbella in the stunning and intimate venue of the Puente Romano Hotel’s Tennis Club. Tickets can be purchased online from 45€ for restricted view tickets, and from 65€ up for the rest. Buy tickets for Seal

24th July – Guitar legend Carlos Santana will be rocking Starlite Marbella, an impressive venue in an old quarry above Marbella with great places to eat, drink and party. Tickets are selling fast for this hotly anticipated concert. Tickets start at 92.40€ Buy tickets

1st August – Also making a very welcome return to Marbella is the legend that is Tom Jones! He’ll also be at Starlite Marbella and you can expect to hear all your favourite tracks. Tickets from 80€-145€ for general tickets, more for stalls and boxes. Buy tickets

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Michelin Star Marbella

The Costa del Sol just keeps getting better for foodie fans, boasting seven Michelin starred restaurants, plenty of food festivals and a new gastronomic market set to open in Marbella soon. This month it will be the epicentre for super star chefs, with 20 chefs with a remarkable 71 Michelin stars between them descending on the Puente Romano for a series of cooking events.

Between 18th and 21st of April, celebrity chef Dani Garcia is hosting the event “A Cuatro Manos” at his restaurant at the Puente Romano. As part of this amazing event, chefs including Ferraán Adrià, Joan Roca, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Ricard Camarena, Quique Dacosta, Daniel Humm and Sebastian Frank, will honour the legendary Joël Robuchon by preparing their versions of his signature dishes.

They will also be hosting three very special dinners where Dani Garcia cooks alongside other chefs and delights diners with the amazing results. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be cooked for by not one, but two Michelin chefs using classic methods, but as such it’s not a cheap night out, with prices ranging from 350-450€ per person.

Despite the prices, places are expected to book up fast, with the first night already sold out. To book your place for the event, contact the Hotel Puente Romano

If you love food, but that’s a little out of your price range, come and visit Fuengirola’s “Feria Internacional de Los Pueblos”, a wonderful celebration of the different nationalities that call Fuengirola home. Your taste buds can take a trip around the world at this great event, by visiting the different stalls, sampling the national dishes and washing it down with some of their local tipples. Come hungry though, as over 30 […]