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Last chance to experience a Spanish feria in 2018

San Pedro Feria holds the last Feria of the year and it’s a great excuse for a short break to the Costa del Sol. Taking place between the 16th and the 21st of October in the town’s feria ground, this is always an excellent party. There will be a week of flamenco, music and delicious Spanish food during the day feria and then great fairground rides, music and dancing until dawn for the young (and young at heart) as part of the night feria.

The festivities begin on Tuesday 16th of October with a parade of “Gigantes y Cabezudos” through the streets. From 7pm, huge figures and people in large masks will be parading from Plaza Pueblo de Istan and doing a circuit of San Pedro. Stick around for the fireworks at 9.30, which announce the official start of the feria and are always great to watch.

There is a kids’ “caseta” or little house, which is open every day of the feria, with activities for the smallest members of the family. The big day for the kids is Wednesday 17th of October, with a kids’ party in the Municipal Tent from 5pm, a show for them to watch and then special prices for children on the rides from 6pm.

Thursday is when the day feria begins at 1pm and there is a parade through the streets at 5pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday is much the same, with the day feria from 1pm, masses and religious parades to honour the Patron Saint and rides and music in the evening.

There is also a great programme of concerts during the feria. On the 18th of October the group Efecto Pasillo will be playing, David DeMaría takes to the stage […]

Watch the best golf players on the Costa del Sol

From the 19th to the 22nd of October, some of the biggest names in golf will be playing at the Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande on the Western Costa del Sol, widely acknowledged as one of the best golf courses in the world. They will be taking part in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, which comes to the Costa del Sol for the first time since 2011 this year and is the last European Tour stop before players head for China, Turkey, South Africa and Dubai.

Practice rounds start on Monday 16th of October, with the 1st round on Thursday 19th, the 2nd round on Friday, 3rd round on Saturday and the final round and prize giving ceremony on Sunday 22nd October. Golf fans can buy tickets to watch this great event at this prestigious golf club with affordable tickets available to buy online per day, or as a season ticket.

Ticket prices increase later in the tournament, with first and second round tickets available for 12€ each and 3rd and final round tickets for 20€ each. Alternatively, you can buy a season ticket and go from Wednesday to Sunday for 55€.  These prices are all presale and will be more expensive to buy on the gate.

If you want to come and watch the golf, we have a great apartment for you in the heart of the stunning Sotogrande Marina, just 15 minutes’ drive from Valderrama. The marina is a stunning setting full of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops and right by some excellent beaches. This two bedroom apartment in Sotogrande Port has two bathrooms and is bright and airy, with a modern lounge diner, leading out to a great little terrace with marina views. Pets are […]

Halloween on the Costa del Sol

If you’re on holiday on the Costa del Sol with the family during Halloween its a great time to be here. The weather is cooler but still pleasant, things are generally cheaper and there are loads of fun things to do with the kids.

As Halloween isn’t traditionally celebrated in Spain, you can’t expect to go door knocking in scary outfits in any neighbourhood, however you will find some communities where you can take the kids trick or treating.

Same as the UK, you can find pumpkins in the supermarket so you can have fun with the kids making them into scary lanterns to decorate your holiday home and the Chinese bizarre shops sell all kinds of Halloween costumes, masks, bags, accessories and decorations at low prices.

There are plenty of fun Halloween events on the Costa del Sol suitable for the whole family and children of all ages, even babies are catered for! Many bars and restaurants will also get into the spirit by holding themed nights and staff will get dressed up for the occasion. Here are some of our favourite events happening here for Halloween;

De Medici and Marbella Rocks Halloween Party  –  For the adults… De Medici and Marbella Rocks invite you to a night of great food and live music! Enjoy a 3-course set menu including wine for only €40! There will be a prize for the best fancy dress costume!

Tivoli World – This amusement park in Benalmadena gets all decked out for Halloween and is open every Sunday in October from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Come dressed up and entrance is free (rides at an additional cost)

Galaxia Playcenter Halloween Party – This indoor playground is hosting a Halloween party for kids with lots of prizes, games and competitions […]

Feria de San Pedro October 2011

If you are visiting the Costa del Sol over the next week, one event definitely worth a visit to is Feria de San Pedro. This entertaining annual event starts Monday 17th October and runs until Sunday 23rd October 2011 and is a great chance to participate in local culture.