Also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba, the Mezquita is not only one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture, but also one of the world’s most fascinating and unique places of worship. Built on the site of an ancient Roman temple and with a Renaissance Christian cathedral at its heart, it is a symbol of harmony and coexistence between different cultures, religions, and civilizations that have left their mark on the South of Spain. The monument stretches across 24,000 square meters and its interior, with its distinctive red-and-white striped arches and hundreds of Jasper, onyx, and marble columns, is especially remarkable.
Awarded the title of Best Marina in the World on two occasions, Puerto Marina in Benalmádena is often described as a modern Venice. You’ll notice that the port is made up of artificial islands connected by small bridges.
While the marina’s architectural style is difficult to define, some note strong Indian, Arabic and local Andalusian influences. Strolling around the marina you will find great shops, restaurants, cafés, and activity options including boat trips, paragliding and dolphin watching.
Your next stop is lunch or dinner at one of the port’s great restaurants. With more than 40 international choices, you won’t be short of great options in Puerto Marina. No matter which restaurant you choose, you’ll have a great view of the sunny port and the 1000+ boats that line the harbour.
What could be better than staying in a Benalmádena holiday rental close to the marina and your day-time boat?
Newly reformed holiday apartment Las Acacias first line Golf Torrequebrada in the sought after urbanisation Torrequebrada of Benalmádena close to all amenities. The bright salon with open kitchen opens up to the big semi-covered terrace offering sheltered year-round living space. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus large sofabed in salon accommodating 5 guests more than comfortably. Open for bookings now!
After an extensive reform this lovely Spanish townhouse in the friendly urbanisation Mirador de la Cazalla near Benalmádena-Pueblo is now ready to be booked. Traditional on the outside and modern on the inside. A whole new lower floor has been created so the property now comprises of three floors with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms offering an ideal layout for family holidays and comfortably sleeps 8. Happy Holidays!!
This bright 2 bed 2 bath corner apartment sits in an elevated position and has fabulous golf, sea and mountain views. It is southwest-orientated and overlooking the urbanisations around the golfcourses on the bordering hills towards the Mediterranean Sea. The apartment is centrally located at 2 minutes to Golf Torrequebrada (18 holes), 2 minutes to Benalmádena Golf (9 holes) and 1 minute to Bil Bil Golf (18 holes), so truly ideal for golfers. Set within landscaped gardens boasting two large communal swimming-pools and access to a selection of leisure facilities.
The Sierra Nevada ski and mountain resort offers services and facilities that ensure your day in the snow elapses perfectly. Car parks, slopes restaurants, kindergarten, playgrounds, lockers, ski rent, ski schools and much more at just a 2 hour drive from Benalmádena. The resort is based at 2100m and top station at 3300m. It offers 107km of marked slopes with 21 lifts, 124 runs and 7 snow parks backed by 350 snow making canons. El Aguila is the longest run of 6.25km.
FIS World Championships freestyleski//snowboard will take place 7-19 March 2017.
For our apartment in the scenic hills of Calahonda and ‘Las Acacias’ situated first line Golf Torrequebrada in Benalmádena-Costa we have special rates available of Euro 250 per week for bookings with a minimum stay of 8 weeks between November and April. Rentalfee includes 2 bed 2 bath accommodation, water, electricity, wifi and satellite tv. Endcleaning Euro 115 to be paid for on site. Book your Winter Break now and enjoy the mild Andalusian climate with average temperatures of around 20 degrees Celcius. Why wait?
Starlite is the European reference in terms of cultural and social benchmark. It is a microuniverse where everything is possible. It is not only the favourite stage of the best international stars, but much more than concerts only. It is haute cuisine, cinema premieres, art exhibitions and the most exclusive parties of the summer in Marbella´s quarry of Nagüeles, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by nature in which people can enjoy the best offer under the stars during a whole month.
Enrique Iglesias, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Julio Iglesias, Tom Jones, Plácido Domingo or Anastacia, among many others, have chosen Starlite to give their most close and intimate concerts. The Starlite Gala will be hosted by actor Antonio Banderas.
You can enjoy this unique Starlite open air experience from 14 July to 20 August 2016. Check line up, tickets and location at www.starlitemarbella.com.
Almost every town in Spain has it´s Feria or Fiesta and these are usually held around the feast day of the local Patron Saint. Lasting from two to three days, and in some cases up to ten days as in Málaga City, these are events for the whole family to enjoy and well worth visiting if you get the chance. Locals use the Feria as an excuse to dress in traditional costume and both flamenco and more modern music will be featured. Most towns have a Feria or Fair ground with tents, bars and entertainment which will form the focal point of the night time celebrations. Local Feria dates:
- Sevilla – 2 Weeks after Easter
- Jerez – First week in May
- Córdoba – Last week in May
- Marbella – Second week in June
- Benalmádena – Last week in June
- Estepona – First week in July
- Málaga – Third week in August
- Torremolinos – Last week in September
- Fuengirola – First week in October
- San Pedro – Third week in October
Delta Air Lines has resumed its nonstop summer seasonal flights between New York JFK and Málaga airport following its successful debut last summer. The company now offers daily flights scheduled from May till October. This summer service provides customers from North America with travel options to visit the iconic sites across Andalucía, experience the Spanish hospitality and enjoy our beautiful holiday homes along the Costa del Sol.