Zombie infection detected in Frigiliana, Malaga

The infection known as ‘Survival Zombie’ is getting wild and there are fears that the outbreak will occur in Frigiliana in a few months.

last survival zombie infestation
Last infestation in Spain, it was finally controlled and now they expect it is being propagated in Frigiliana

Only those who can pay a vaccine will have a chance of survival, they will have to accomplish a number of missions  before the end of the night, if they are not bitten in the process they might escape infection by a rescue means not yet specified…but let’s face it, nobody will survive.

To which group do you belong? If you do not understand a word of Spanish…you will be one of the first who get lost and cornered by a zombie horde, not being able to complete missions unless your friends do understand their requests. Do not worry if this is the case, being a zombie has its own good things, there are many brain recipes online!

On Saturday 22nd of October, from 11pm to 7am close the doors and windows if you are neither a survivor nor a zombie; although many choose to watch the event, foolish…

Everything about Survival Zombie

Survival Zombie event‘Survival Zombie’ is a known event in Spain because of its originality and active participation throughout the Spanish territory.

Those who choose being a survivor in Malaga will have to accomplish several missions provided by actors during  the whole night while trying to survive…something that will not be easy. If a zombie touches you , you will become part of the horde.

The story presented to participants is original and there are actors, special effects, streets decorated as an apocalypse with hospital and military camps, you will feel inside your favourite series of living dead.

For each mission you accomplish you will receive a stamp on your ration card, in previous events it is known there were up to 14 missions. You can choose to collaborate with other players or go solo, perhaps you prefer to fool them when they are asking if an area is safe? The goal is to survive and that could provide enough time for you to avoid a horde and continue your adventure.

Living dead can’t run, except the called Z, those are actors who other zombies follow…and those run fast, if you see one better you run or hide, he will go after you.

Past events and Survival Zombie

At the beginning of the night some military at a camp might provide instructions for survival, pay attention and listen carefully, danger lurks.

Some of the past missions included entering a dark building noiselessly to retrieve an amulet; causing noise would attract the attention of some kind of creature inside.

Survivors must use a green scarf while the undead go with a red one.

If you are caught by zombies you can join the horde or pay 5€ for an emergency vaccine and continue doing missions.

Frigiliana sightseeing being a survivor or a zombie

Frigiliana is located in the Axarquia, very close to Nerja and about 60 kilometres from Malaga airport.

Roman origin and with a strong Muslim history that shaped its old town and streets structure. Frigiliana is a beautiful tourist destination during the whole year that has ended up being the source of undead infection in 2016.

Some of the most popular attractions in Frigiliana for living beings and dead people

  • Old town and Moorish district, probably both infested by zombies in some of its streets, be careful.
  • Lizar Castle
  • Counts of Frigiliana Castle
  • San Antonio Church built in 1676
  • Roman fortress

Visiting Frigiliana while infested by zombies? Definitely an original proposal that might appeal many of you.

Rules and information about Survival Zombie

The event will begin with an introduction to story made by actors.

Children from 10 years old in advance can participate always if accompanied by an adult.

Those who come infected and already did make up at home will pay only 10€ for being a zombie, those who let being infected at event and choose to make up by professionals will have to pay 20€.

Cost of vaccine for survivors is 30€, if bitten during the event and want to continue doing missions you will have to pay for an emergency vaccine of 5€.

Those who want to take part on this event from outside Malaga can book a bus from Madrid, Ciudad Real and Granada from the official website.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hours: From 23pm to 7am

The event will end with the rescue of the few remaining survivors if any in an amazing and secret scene…including helicopter maybe?

If you remove the participant identification prematurely you will be disqualified so you can safely leave the event without zombies biting you.

The infestation will be in October, you still have time ahead to get ready, if you are someone who want a vaccine, it can be already reserved at the official website… Good luck, you will need it.

Promotional Video of Survival Zombie

More information Survival Zombie

Official website in Spanish
http://survivalzombie.es/

Town hall in Spanish
http://www.frigiliana.es/

Buying tickets at:
https://entradium.com/en/entradas/survival-zombie-frigiliana-malaga

Romantic Ronda and Ronda Fair: Discover the famous bandits

The May event known as Romantic Ronda is an encounter with the romantic past of this town in Malaga, a sign of identity that takes shape during this recreation of the historic fair of Ronda on 19, 20 21 and May 22, 2016

Ronda Romántica 2016

Romantic Ronda is a tourism initiative that places visitors during three days in the historical context of the Ronda mountain ranges, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the bandits and smugglers, craftsmen and writers who came in search of adventures to relate them in their works.

Andalusia was back then a romantic destination, awaiting dangers and uncertainties along its paths to those who travel them, many adventurers came hoping to meet some of the famous bandits on their trips, they were even ready with a small amount of money or valuables, not meeting those famous bandits would become a disappointment.

If you want to know more about the vision that pretends to give the Romantic Ronda event you can read Washington Irving, one of those adventurer writers who visited Andalucia and wrote ‘Tales of the Alhambra‘ (free e-book), he managed to capture on paper the feelings that produced a trip of this kind on the paths of Andalusia during these years.

Bandits of the Serrania de Ronda

Very well-known in Andalucia and throughout the world were the bandits of Sierra Morena, Despeñaperros and of the Serrania de Ronda, who stumped in an aura of mystery hidden from the main path awaiting for some wealthy victim to assault or kidnap.

Bandits in Andalucia have managed to mark their stories and names with fire in our memories, building a legend that will still last over time.

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Although there were many more than just 3 find below some of the most popular bandits in Andalucia, some of them have living descendants.

Why did they become so popular and usually loved by the people? Because they only assault wealthy people and used to give tips or help to the less advantaged.

el-tempranillo-1833El Tempranillo‘ (1805-1833) became a bandit since he was 15 years, he became popular because the good manners he showed to his victims and for his actions to help the most disadvantaged.

Stories tell that he was able to rob up to 110 travellers in a morning during his way to the fair in Ronda…although in these days it was common for bartenders to exaggerate the bandits stories.

This bandit, perhaps the most famous of the region ended up marrying and having a son (his wife died after giving birth and he had to carry her dead body and his son in tow as they were besieged by the Guardia Civil).

Near his last days he became Commander of Security and Protection Squadron in Andalusia after a royal pardon that was granted to those who swore loyalty to the king. He defended the paths against bandits for a year until another bandit known as ‘El Barberillo’ ended his life with a shot near the village of Alameda, he died with just 28 years.

pernales01El Pernales‘ (1879-1907): He was a cold, vindictive and bloodthirsty bandit who did not hesitate to perform despicable acts to his own family and murder anyone who opposed him.

He ended his days shot by the Guardia Civil on his way to take a boat in Valencia from where he intended getting to Mexico (America was the destination of many of the Spanish bandits).

He was shot dead before arriving to the port in Valencia where his last pregnant lover was waiting for him, she had to return to the town of  ‘El Rubio’ alone.

pasos-largos-rondaPasos Largos (1873-1934): One of the last known bandits, lover of the mountains and gambling, he used to visit Coffee Sibajas in Ronda where he lost large sums of money gambling.

Among the anecdotes surrounding this bandit we highlight the one related to a guard from a farm who denounced him to the Guardia Civil because of illegal hunting.Once caught he was beaten severely and took up to 6 months to recover…

Looks like this success marked him, not much later he had a casual encounter with the son of the guard and killed him without hesitation. Then headed to the guard and showed the blood of his dead son before killing him too. The mother managed to hide in a room and saved her life. This was a revenge he talked about in an interview shortly before his death.entrevista pasos largos

Usually devoted to the kidnapping of the wealthy, he enjoyed the sympathy of the common people, ended up in a prison of Ronda in 1916. Once out of prison, with more than 60 years, Pasos Largos refused to leave his habits so returned to the mountains and continued robberies. He ended up cornered in a cave and shot dead by the Guardia Civil after he rejected to surrender.

Pasos Largos en 1916, carcel de Ronda
Pasos Largos jailed in 1916

Romantic Ronda activities

During this festival of great cultural value you can taste typical dishes, admire horses and cattle exhibitions, parades with traditional costumes known as Goyescas or buy in the market among many other activities.

It is very common the streets and balconies of the city to be ornamented during those days.

The main festivity is celebrated around San Francisco district, there is parking on the entrance of Ronda so if you are visiting Romantic Ronda by car you will have no problems finding a place where leaving your car.

There is a recreation of the old cemetery and prison in Duquesa de Parcent Square.

Theatral and musical shows at Merced Square.

How to get to Ronda

From San Pedro de Alcantara (Marbella) take the A-397 road. During the following 48 km to Ronda you are rewarded by spectacular views of the coast and the mountain ranges.

Another option is from Malaga to Ronda through Cartama and other villages or booking an excursion to Ronda.

White Night in Malaga the 14th of May

White Night in MalagaWhite Night is a cultural event which was released for the first time in Paris in 2002, because of its success it was quickly adopted by several European cities and later on even by other cities worldwide.

White Night takes place after sunset and has many artistic and cultural activities, this free event was celebrated for the first time in Malaga in 2008 featuring arts, museums, exhibitions, music , guided visits and special activities for people or family.

Next White Night in Malaga is on May 14, from 8 pm to 2 am, there will be 41 activities taking place in museums, 11 in exhibition halls, 6 in art galleries and 6 activities in scenic areas, are you going to miss this cultural event?

Those who want to enjoy the night quietly can do with the large number of cultural outdoor events taking place in Malaga.

Information about White night in Malaga

If you need specific information about the White Night you can ask at the information desks in Calle Larios or in the Municipal Archives:

Friday, May 13

12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00 at Calle Larios
9:00 to 14:00 in the Municipal Archives

Saturday May 14

12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 2:00 in Calle Larios
11:00 to 14:00 and 22:00 to 2:00 in the Municipal Archives

The program is available in Spanish at: http://www.lanocheenblancomalaga.com/wp-content/uploads/NOCHEBLANCO2016.pdf

Things you can do on a rainy day in Malaga

things to do a rainy day in MalagaIf you are visiting Malaga for a holiday with or without children and looking forward the sun and the beach or making some activities…but it rains, its cloudy or the temperature is too low, do not let the bad weather cloud your encouragement. I’m going to give some ideas and recommendations about the top things you can do on a rainy day in Malaga, very important recommendations I say. Many of you are coming just for a few days and expect to enjoy our sunny weather…It could happen that on arrival after noticing the clouds your humour takes the same grey colour as the sky, do not let it happen, continue reading to avoid this situation.

Some of my proposals may require a vehicle if your resort is in Marbella, Estepona or Puerto Banus among others. If you are in Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Fuengirola as example, your option to take the public transport is much higher with public buses or the subway train, options to consider by those who prefer not to hire a car in Malaga, which is a good and cheap choice in my opinion.

Going out for a drink on a rainy day in Malaga

This is one of my favourite choices when raining in Malaga, there are plenty of places in the city or your area where you can drink a warm tea, a coffee or an ice cream shake (I love vanilla flavour).  A rainy day in Malaga you can go with family, children or friends to have a tea at the old town of the city and stroll around, if too far you can do also from the closer mall to your place.

If you decide to have a drink, did you know how to order a coffee in Malaga? Find it out!

Going to the Mall

This hobby of going for a walk and eating at a mall is very widespread activity in other countries  because the cold or the hot weather outside. The mall is always at the right temperature so it is an ideal place to go with friends or family, an activity also suitable for children.

In the mall you can have a drink, eat, do some shopping or watch a film in the cinema, perfect for a rainy day in Malaga.

Ice skating in Malaga and Benalmadena

If you like ice skating and you are visiting the city during Christmas there is a skating rink at the city centre next to ‘Corte Ingles’ mall. Do not worry if coming outside the Christmas season , there is another ice rink in Benalmadena which is open 365 days a year.

Opening times for Benalmadena Ice Rink:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 11:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9am to 8pm
  • Sundays and festivities from 9am to 2pm

The Ice Rink is inside the ‘Club de Hielo de Benalmadena’ and there are other activities inside like a gym or an acclimatized pool where you can swim in winter or summer.

Address: C/ Ciudad de Melilla s/n
29631 Arroyo de la Miel

Strolling the city old town

If it’s not raining a lot (raining a lot in Malaga is not very common), you can take an umbrella and enjoy strolling the old town. There are many places to visit; From the Gibralfaro Castle to the Cathedral, museums, Malaga port…Make a round day eating something at any of the restaurants available in the city and ask for a typical dish.

Staying at home, hotel or apartment while raining?

Its fine, you can do this too, but its your choice! Don’t blame the bad weather and use this excuse to stay at home…

To say the truth it is also one of my favourite activities. Watching a film while it’s raining hard outside or watching the rain through the window…a perfect activity while it does not rain inside the walls…something the image below shows can happen.

raining inside home

Tell us about your choices a rainy day!

¿Do you have suggestions? Tell us what you do on a rainy day in Malaga or your city.

Original ideas in Malaga for Valentine’s Day 2016

Currently many decide to make a gift during February 14, Valentine’s Day, although increasingly they prefer a romantic getaway; something in my opinion much more advisable in a relationship and which will bring fond memories, how about planning your Valentine Day in Malaga with us?

Valentines day

If you are single do not worry, there are certainly some ideas that you might like.
Let’s see first the origins of this celebration, when did it start?

Origin of Valentine’s Day

Contrary to what many think, Valentine´s day is not something invented secretly by large shopping centres, it is a celebration of pagan origin (native religion of Europe) held by the Romans as the day of Lupercalia (god of fertility and agriculture).

During Valentine´s Day took place an important celebration in honour of the god Lupercus, there were dances and games; one of those games was to write down on paper the name of the favourite couple… the result was an engagement for one year which often lasted.

After the arrival of the church in Rome and due to the resistance of the people to end the celebration they decided to rename it Valentine´s Day also prohibiting the couples.. so many young people choose to send instead romantic notes … which during the centuries became increasingly popular; who has not played the game of love notes in the school during the Valentine’s Day?

Things to do on Valentine’s Day. Romantic weekend getaway to Malaga

Now you know more about Valentine’s Day, we can go to the next step… things to do for Valentine’s Day in Malaga. How about a romantic weekend getaway?
There are many places you can visit, from a romantic retreat in a village of Malaga to a hotel with Spa along the Costa del Sol.

If you don´t have plans you can always find a cheap deal for a romantic getaway to Malaga, many hotels usually include some extras on this day as a Spa adorned with flowers or a romantic dinner by candlelight.

If you plan to come or if you’re in Málaga, you can choose to invite your partner to a romantic dinner. Many restaurants in Malaga usually adapt to this special night decorated for the occasion and some even include a children’s menu.

helicopter-rentalLooking for offers or original plans for Valentine’s Day in Malaga?

If you don´t have enough with a hotel and a romantic dinner there are also more original activities in Malaga:

Helicopter Flight along the Costa del Sol
http://www.worldaviation.es/en/

Spa circuit and massage
http://www.amaragua.com/en/spa.html

spa-massage

balloon-rondaRomantic plan including spa, dinner, music and other activities
http://www.belife.be/ (Only in spanish)

Balloon flight over Ronda
http://www.gloventosur.com/en/

Skydive, quad, kayaking, hiking and other activities
http://www.team4you.es/adventure-outdoor-activities/

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Pages like Groupalia offer discounts and offers at restaurants or activities during Valentine´s Day.

http://es.groupalia.com/san-valentin/ (only in spanish)

Offers for lodging and transportation for your romantic getaway

Fuerte Hoteles pages offer free accommodation for children under 12 during your stay.
http://www.fuertehoteles.com/en/offers/

Malagacar.com offers discounts and special offers on car hire if you book for Valentine´s Day, exactly a 15% discount on certain groups with the discount code we’ve found, “LOVE2016”.

In their Facebook page they usually post the latest coupons:
https://www.facebook.com/malagacar/

If you plan to visit the Costa del Sol, it is a good idea to use both offers and benefit from a substantial discount.

Have you thought about doing something special for Valentine’s Day?

Ice Skating in downtown Malaga

Children and adults can enjoy a fun time on the ice, with a new ice rink installed in Andalusia Avenue, next to the mall El Corte Ingles in Malaga city, offering a new form of entertainment during the Christmas holidays.

The ice rink is 35 meters long by 15 wide and is open during Christmas until January 7. The opening hours are 10 am to 10 pm. It is mandatory to wear gloves.

Ice skating in Malaga

Who wants to enjoy a larger ice rink and not only during the Christmas holiday can go to the permanent natural ice rink in Benalmadena. This 900 square meters ice rink is located in a sports facility, which also has a swimming pool, fitness room and gymnasium, medical center, shops and parking spaces. To use the ice rink is required to wear gloves, socks and long pants. The skates can be rented for about *4 Euros.

*Price is orientative.

Christmas markets and lighting in Malaga – 2015

Christmas is arriving and – how could it be otherwise – Christmas markets in Malaga are emerging, ideal to go for a stroll enjoying the great atmosphere with the stalls,which each year are more elaborate, and the Christmas lighting in Malaga is something you should not miss.

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Christmas lighting in Malaga is switched on the last friday of November at Calle Larios and switched off the 6th in January.

Among the main Christmas markets in the province we highlight:

Christmas Market of Benalmadena in Arroyo de la Miel

Address: Pueblo Plaza de Sol, next to the train station, Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel
Hours: 11am to 9 pm
Dates: December 18 to January 6

Christmas Market in Estepona

In this market you will find wooden houses in the purest style of Nordic markets and also an ice rink and a playground.
When: December 5th to January 6

Christmas Market in Malaga – Garage Market

In the Soho in Malaga is situated the Christmas market with arts, crafts and antiques among many other items.

The name Market Garage is due to its location in a former garage in true London style, suitable therefore to visit although it’s raining or cold.

Those interested in participating and bringing their items for sale can contact by phone 951 256 076

When: Weekends from 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: Calle Casas de Campos, 33, 29001 Malaga

Christmas Market in Puerto Banus – Marbella

Located at Plaza Antonio Banderas, Corte Ingles shopping area, this market has wooden stalls, an ice rink, playground and various activities.

When: December 19th to January 6th
There is no confirmation whether it takes place this year, so if you have information on this you can let us know in the comments.

Christmas Market in Ronda

This city is an ideal destination for tourists, of great beauty and being a representation of Andalusia, it is highly recommended for anyone visiting the south of the peninsula. If you visit during the next days you can also find a Christmas Market where you can buy handmade gifts and there are wooden stalls, playground and camel rides and other activities.
Location: Next to Plaza de Toros in Ronda
Contact: 608 499789

Christmas Market in Torrox

The largest Christmas market in the Costa del Sol will take place in Torrox from 4 to 8 December and where you can find crafts and gastronomic delicacies.
80 stalls offering Christmas decorations and crafts from Friday December 4 at 12 until 7 pm on December 8.

Craft Fair in the Park of Malaga

During Christmas, this historic fair takes place in the heart of Malaga, highly recommended for a nice evening stroll.

https://www.facebook.com/Feria-de-artesania-de-Navidad-del-parque-de-Malaga-578536455558816/

More Christmas Markets in Malaga

Do you know more? Our comments are open to suggestions.

10 recommended locations to visit in Malaga

10-locations-not-to-missIf you visit the province there are 10 tourist attractions in Malaga you cannot miss; whether spring, summer, autumn or winter, these are feasible locations throughout the year and where it is mandatory to bring your camera and enjoy the experience.

Many web visitors ask me what they can do during the winter in Malaga and here I present 10 locations which can be visited during winter and summer but there are many more so it is recommendable to follow us and be attentive to our upcoming posts.

You can click on each map to see it larger.

mapa casco-antiguo1. Historical city centre of Malaga
Stroll and visit shops, monuments or any of the museums situated in the historical district.

A breakfast or a coffee in one of the terraces is another good option and is something you can do throughout the year.

Calle Larios and Calle Granada are two of the main streets of the city centre.

Mapa Castillo Gibralfaro2. Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba
Symbol of Malaga and place where you can take some of the best pictures of the city; in fact the most representative photo of Malaga where you can see the port and the Bullring of La Malagueta has been taken from this place.

Inside there is also a museum with remains found in the area.

mapa teatro-romano3. Roman Theatre
Built in the first century BC and discovered by accident during construction work next to the Alcazaba, it is currently refurbished and in perfect condition to be visited.

Ideal to sit on the steps before or after visiting the Alcazaba and feel like you’re in another time.


mapa muelle-uno4. Pier One (Muelle Uno)
A good place to find restaurants and regain strength. Not far from Pier One at the Port it is located a giant Ferris wheel from which to take some spectacular pics of the city.


mapa cueva-nerja5. Cueva de Nerja
The cave is located at some distance from Malaga city but very close to the Balcon de Europa so if you visit one of the two, you can visit the other at one go.
If you go during the summer it is a good idea to plan the day in Nerja and enjoy some of its beaches.


mapa torcal-antequera6. Torcal and Dolmens of Antequera
Nature can provide beautiful landscapes as demonstrated at El Torcal; there is available an easy and recommended route if you like natural spaces.

If you are in the area you cannot miss the opportunity to discover the Archaeological compound Dolmens of Antequera built approximately during the Copper Age (2500 BC); you can also visit the Wolf Park, a guided tour in a natural park in Andalusia to watch the wolves and take pretty pictures.


mapa desfiladero-gaitanes7. Gaitanes Gorge and Caminito del Rey
If you decide to visit Ronda (you should not miss it), along the way you will pass by the Gaitanes Gorge.

To visit the Caminito del Rey you need to have a reservation.

Do not forget your camera or you’ll regret it.


mapa ardales8. Ardales
Before getting to Ronda you can make a stop in this beautiful white village for lunch.

Very recommended visit if you like good food and situated midway of El Chorro and Ronda.


mapa puente-nuevo-ronda9. New Bridge in Ronda
What to say about this representative monument of Ronda, a place to take pictures and where to take them.

Take the opportunity to stroll through the city, walk the streets and have a coffee in the square.

If you have time you can visit the Museo del Bandolero (Bandit Museum).


mapa puerto-banus10. Puerto Banus
Place of luxury and exclusivity in the Costa del Sol par excellence; if you come to Malaga don´t hesitate to visit Puerto Banus, maybe even you come across someone famous.


Are you missing something here in our list? Share it with us!

Things to do in Malaga in Winter

WINTER IN MALAGAWinter is coming…but do not worry, Malaga and the Costa del Sol are blessed with sunny days throughout the years and enjoyment is not limited exclusively to the summer months. Actually, many Tour operators and travel agencies offer very good price-value flights to Malaga Airport and Hotels in Malaga in the months between October and March. The same applies as well for the Malaga cruise port which is one of the principal scales in the winter routes of cruise ships through the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotels availability in winter?

Unlike other places in the province of Malaga, almost all hotels along the coast remain open throughout the year and so do many apartments in Malaga and rural houses. Some of these establishments even design specific programs for their winter guests.

Activities

Definitely, Malaga´s unique climatic characteristics contribute to the practice of Golf in winter. Actually this sport has become one of the most attractive activities along the Costa del Sol meanwhile the rest of Europe is shivering with cold.

Other outdoor activities which can be practiced throughout the year are boating and fishing; autumn to spring is a great time to explore the inland and mountainous regions of one of the 5 Natural parks as the landscape around December gets covered in the first fresh green. Hiking, climbing or horse riding are some more options.

All these activities combine greatly as well with wellness holidays in some of the best Spas and centres for Thalassotherapy.

In the main resorts along the Costa del Sol can be found very good municipal sports installations, with indoor swimming pool, steam bath and even jet pool (Torremolinos); the municipal sport club in Benalmádena has even a permanent covered ice rink of 900 m2 and cafeteria service next to it.

Once you are in the historic centre of Malaga, you might want to combine your sightseeing with a relaxing bath in a Hammam (Turkish steam bath). You don´t have to bring anything with you, as you will be provided there with bathrobe and disposable underwear. The Hammam is situated close to the Picasso Museum in the Calle Tomas de Cozar 13.

Maybe you feel like a coffee break after your bath? Then you can head for some Chocolate and Churros in the city centre. By the way, asking for coffee in Malaga is quite complicated, as there are at least eight different types of Coffees. For instance: half coffee-half milk is called “sombra” (shadow); “nube” (cloud) is a lot of milk and less coffee. If you want a only a little milk with a lot of coffee, you have to ask for “cortado” (cut).

Typical gastronomy in winter

In winter you will find in the square and streets of the city centre posts with roasted chestnuts and others with roast potatoes.

Another great thing to do is a stroll through the market square Mercado de Atarazanas and by some marinated olives and Mangoes from Malaga (they are ripe in winter!).

Winter shopping, you love it and you know it

An additional leisure time option (for bad weather for example) is the Plaza Mayor Commercial and Leisure centre, close to the airport Malaga, with bowling, restaurants and bars, cinema, gym with heated pool, nightclubs and children´s corner. The centre is easily accessible with the suburban train.

For the Spanish speaking families might be interesting the following activities: in Rincón de la Victoria (16 km east from Malaga) is held on the last Sunday of every month at 12 AM a free children´s show outside the Caves Cuevas del Tesoro and free entrance for children below 14 years into the caves.

In Malaga city, the library Rayuela (historic centre, calle Alemania) invites Saturdays and Sundays at 12 AM the kids to listen to a storyteller.

Theme parks and other attractions

Along the Costa del Sol are situated several Theme Parks: The Tivoli Amusement Park  and the Crocodile Park in Torremolinos, Sea Life and Selwo Marina in Benalmadena, the Zoo in Fuengirola and the Selwo Adventure Park in Estepona. About one hour driving in Antequera there is the Lobo Park with authentic wolves in semi wild reserve.

Halloween in Malaga, terror takes over the city

halloween-2015On October 31 arrives the terrifying night of Halloween at our city. Do you have any plan? Malaga is ready and features events in which you can already register.

If you have not yet decided what to do, we offer interesting activities for both adults and children. Prepare to survive the terror on Halloween in Malaga.

Halloween at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

If you want to visit the Botanical Garden, perhaps would be a good time the night of October 31; a special night when you can make a nocturnal visit, full of frightening beings from the beyond waiting for you among the darkest shadows of the garden, waiting to give you a good scare.

If you go in disguise you can participate in the contest for best costume in one of the three categories available: children, adults and groups.

The entrance is priced at 18 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children under 16; if you go as a family there is a pack for 40 Euros that allows entry of 2 adults and two children.

For reservations or information you just have to call 951 92 61 80

Scary night at the English Cemetery

Not for the faint hearted, this mysterious place is open for anyone who wants to venture at night and discover some of the characters brought from the darkest corners of the ultra-world and spread throughout the cemetery.

For more information please contact the phone 692 717 612

Mystery at the Victoria Crypt

In the Church of Victoria attendees can enjoy a concert of Gregorian chant.
For more information please contact the phone 692 717 612

Halloween with children

calabaza de halloweenKids love Halloween, dressing up is an activity with which they are comfortable all year round without the need for a special day … so when this day comes they are willing to go out disguised and enjoy activities or visit the houses in search of sweets with the typical trick or treating.

Amusement parks like Selwo Marina in Benalmadena and Selwo Adventure in Estepona will tell us habits of animals as terrifying as tarantulas, snakes, piranhas, poisonous frogs or bats among others, all among decoration adapted to this special night.

Halloween at Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga

On October 31 the dead, witches and ghosts will invade the Port of Malaga from 5:30 pm. Visitors can take a witchcraft course to learn the scariest spells.
The scariest night of the year approaches during the night of Halloween, we hope you survive, we wouldn´t want to run out of readers.

Halloween in Torremolinos, Marbella and other municipalities

cartel-festival-cine-fantastico-torremolinos-2015In addition to the clubs and discoteques with themed decorations and costume parties in Marbella or Torremolinos, from November 1 begins the fifth edition of the Fantastic Film Festival in Torremolinos at the Congress Centre with a contest of short and feature films.

The duration of the festival is from 1 to 8 November.

Halloween ideas

If you want to invite your zombie friends to home, nothing better than a good brain cake…browsing Internet I have found a tasty recipe, wanna try? it is just an idea, there are many more ideas you can use, feel free to suggest yours in our comments area.

Halloween in Andalusia and Spain

The growing interest in this celebration is unstoppable, especially in Andalusia and Malaga, which show the largest number of Internet searches.

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