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Costa del Sol concerts summer 2017

Buy cheap Cialis Soft 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.

Purchase cheap Cialis Soft 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.

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generic Cialis Soft 20 mg where to Buy online 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.

Buy cheap Cialis Soft 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

Buy Cialis Soft cheap 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.

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

These concerts are focussed around Marbella, so look for a quality holiday rental in this area to reduce travel and taxi […]

Food Festivals on the Costa del Sol

Back in December we shared the good news that the Costa del Sol had been awarded yet more Michelin stars, recognising the area as a real foodie paradise which is perfect for a spot of Gastro tourism. Read the full article here

As fantastic food is so important to a great holiday and we’re lucky enough to have some of the best of it here in Spain, we thought we’d highlight some of the amazing food festivals that take place here during the year. Timing your visit to coincide with these great events and booking yourself into one of the Michelin starred restaurants, makes for the perfect trip for anyone who loves food and allows you to see a different side to the Costa del Sol.

Feria de Los Pueblos, Fuengirola – 28th April – 2nd May – Travel around the world through food and music with this great festival. Around 50 different countries are represented, each of them having an area where they can showcase their food, music and traditional dress. This is a unique opportunity to get to know different cultures and try authentic food from all over the world without leaving Fuengirola’s Fair Ground. If this sounds like fun, here’s a great 2 bed apartment in Fuengirola which could be your base.

Malaga Gastronomy Festival – 29th April – 5th May – At the same time as the Feria de Los Pueblos is the Malaga Gastronomy Festival, so it’s a great time to come and enjoy both festivals in one trip. This is the third edition of the festival, which had 50,000 visitors last year alone. There will be celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, different gastronomic areas and activities going on all over the city, […]

Walking Holidays on the Costa del Sol

Did you know that the Costa del Sol is a great place to walk? It’s a big part of the culture to “pasear” or stroll down your local seaside promenade, particularly on a Sunday before or after lunch. Estepona, Marbella and Fuengirola are great places to get involved in this lovely tradition and there are loads of great options if you love walking.

There are two great walking events taking place in Marbella in October where you can walk as a group, meet new people and have a great time. The first is the Neon Night Marbella a charity walk taking place on October 3rd, walking from the Hard Rock Café in Puerto Banus at 9pm and following an easy 3km walk, dressed in neon kits. It’s a fun, sociable, fundraising walk and suitable for all ages and abilities. Tickets to take part are 10€ and all funds raised will be donated to children’s charities.

The second walking event is Marbella 4Days Walking from 8-11 October. This is a great challenge which people travel from all over Europe to undertake. It costs just 40€ to take part in all 4 days or 12.50€ if you want to just do one or two days. The challenge is to walk routes of 20 or 30 km per day around Marbella for 4 days, a real achievement, a great way to see Marbella and also meet likeminded people and enjoy fun activities. Families and kids can also take part in two, shorter 6km routes on 10th and 11th October, which is a great way for all the family to get involved in walking.

If these events don’t fit with your schedule, then we can recommend the hiking in the countryside […]

Malaga Airport Developments

Malaga airport underwent huge changes up until 2014, changing from a very basic airport where you could hardly get a coffee to one with a new striking design, great shopping, Starbucks and other good options for food, a shiny new terminal, railway station and new second runway. These changes have made travelling through the airport so much more pleasant and even in the summer months there’s spare space and capacity.

The latest development is the introduction of facial recognition software at passport control, which has removed the people checking passports and replaced them with computers. The hope is that it will speed up the checking procedure, which has always been slow and hopefully improve the customer experience for the huge numbers of people passing through the airport each year.

For more information about Malaga Airport check out http://www.malagaairport.eu

Costa del Sol a Gastronomic Treat

Spain is well known for its food, whether it’s the famous specialities such as paella and tapas, or the extraordinary eating experiences produced in El Bulli, the country is certainly on the culinary map. However, less people travel to the Costa del Sol for a foodie feast and can sometimes be disappointed with the quality in some of the tourist traps. There is fantastic food all over the Costa del Sol, the key is to know where to look! We have produced a great guide to holidaying on the Costa del Sol which includes a large list of restaurants we know and love which you can download on our sister website. Plus local newspapers and magazines always have a current list of well-regarded restaurants to enjoy. No matter what kind of food you crave there will be something here for you, it’s just a case of looking around.

If you want to really treat yourself to fine food then there are a number of establishments recognised with coveted Michelin stars which will delight your taste buds. These are expensive restaurants of course and require prior reservation, but they are a real experience.

The best known Michelin chef is Dani Garcia who has just made the move from Calima on Marbella’s beachfront to his own restaurant at the Puente Romano Hotel. Skina in the Old Town is tiny but boasts one Michelin star and a personal experience with a sumptuous taster menu. Jose Carlos Garcia heads up restaurant JCG in Malaga Port and El Lago on Greenlife Golf in Elviria finishes the list of Malaga stars.

To celebrate the gastronomy at the area, Dani Garcia brought together 14 Michelin stars to cook in 2014 at the Puente Romano […]

Christmas in and around Marbella

Every year at Christmas, amazing lights go on in Marbella, the Old Town shimmers and pretty bauble lights line the main shopping street. The days still stay sunny and relatively warm, but nights get chilly, so if you are travelling here at this time of year, make sure you bring layers so you can wrap up and be cozy.

In the Alameda Park a Santa’s Grotto usually is set up for the kids by the Town Hall and is free for kids to go along and get a present from Father Christmas.

You can also see a traditional nativity scene known as a “Belen” in the same square.  There is a tour of 11 of these nativity scenes through the old town, which is a festive way to explore the pretty old part of Marbella. A map can often be found in the Christmas programme that gets released by the Town Hall. There are also 6 nativity scenes and a Santa’s Grotto in San Pedro, and the map is in the same programme.

During the Christmas period there are many Christmas markets in aid of charity and of course many religious ceremonies throughout the period. There are also many concerts in churches, events and town squares and the traditions of the many different nationalities which call the Costa del Sol home are represented.

There are a few Christmas events organised for the kids, but because the main day for them is the 6th January, when the Three Kings bring their presents, these tend to take place after Christmas day itself.

Check out Guaro’s Luna Mora Festival this month

September is a great time to visit the Costa del Sol, the weather is still warm and sunny, there’s still lots to do but the hordes of tourists have dissipated. Under 30 minutes drive from Marbella’s bustling centre is the pretty white village of Guaro, normally a quiet small village which is focussed on olive and almond production but which for two weekends in September attracts over 50,000 visitors for their festival of Andalusian music and culture.

Marbella Summer Concerts

If you are looking for some quality entertainment this weekend, then why not head over to Hotel Puente Romano this Saturday where Sting is set to give a one off live performance of his classic hits from his days spent in Police, along with some new songs from his solo career, within the beautiful grounds from 10PM, the only date in Spain while on his current tour.

For those who are unable to make it this weekend, there are a number of concerts taking place within Hotel Puente Romano over the summer, with many in aid of children’s charity, The Children for Peace.

Gloria Gaynor & Sister Sledge will form a double act on stage on the 7th July, featuring many great hits from the 70´s and 80´s including ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘Lost in Music’. These ladies are making the journey over from the USA to perform on stage for one night only in Marbella.

There is one for the Ladies on the 20th July when Bryan Ferry is set to own the night. The show will be full of number one classics from his time spend in 70´s group ‘Roxy Music ’, along with many hits from his solo career.

The 3rd August is Disco night, where 80´s dance band Odyssey, UK singer of the 80´s Jaki Graham and disco group Chic come together to create a concert which will be sure to have you dancing the night away.

Known as the ‘Queen of Funk’, ten times Grammy award winner, Chaka Khan will be taking to the stage on the 14th August.  Performing some classics from her days spend in 70´s band Rufus, along with some solo hits including ‘I’m Every Woman’ and ‘Ain’t Nobody’.

Tickets can be […]

San Pedro Park

Visitors and residents of San Pedro are now lucky enough to enjoy a contemporary urban park of 90,000 square meters above the new A7 tunnel. The park includes an auditorium, music and dance school and ample space for relaxing, walking or cycling.

San Pedro is already an appealing place to visit, with a vibrant Spanish community, pretty town centre with many churches and squares and great tapas bars and restaurants. It has a lovely seaside promenade and beaches and is popular with holiday-makers as it’s close to the beautiful port and legendary nightlife of Puerto Banus and the pretty old town of Marbella. There’s a great article all about it on Andalucia Travel Guide, click here to read it.

There are ambitious plans for a new municipal sports centre and with the park, this would make San Pedro even more desirable and make up for the disruption caused by the road works.

Visit our website for San Pedro Holiday Rentals and Puerto Banus self-catering accommodation

Malaga the most popular place to fly

Travel website Skyscanner has analyzed its data and seen that Malaga was the most searched for destination for travel in 2010 by UK users of the site. Overall Spain is yet again the most popular country for Brits to visit, with 11 Spanish destinations within the Top 50, five of which are in the top ten.

“These early indications show that Spain is still by far the most popular destination for British travellers.” said Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and business director. This is great news for Spain and promises a good year for tourism in 2010. To see the full article click here.

If you are also thinking of visiting the Costa del Sol in 2010, consider the self-catering option. This allows you to experience a home from home, enjoy buying and cooking the local produce, as well as benefiting from the local facilities such as the pools, tennis courts and fitness clubs. By going self-catering you can also save money by avoiding eating and drinking out for the whole holiday. HolidayRentalontheWeb.com has a fantastic selection of Costa del Sol self-catering accommodation throughout the region. You can also download the Marbella Guide on our website to learn more about the area.