Organic Markets in the province of Malaga

Only a year ago it was relatively difficult to go to a green market, as this meant having to travel within the province, while the larger municipalities along the Costa del Sol lacked this offer. Well, we are pleased to inform you that this has changed, in no time, thanks to the excellent reception of this very healthy proposal and not necessarily more expensive as we tend to believe!

Next we leave you the detailed list of ecological markets in the province of Malaga, so that you know when you can buy organic and fresh fruit and vegetables in your neighbourhood.

Ecological markets in the Guadalhorce Valley and Axarquía.

It started relatively recently in the villages of Valle del Guadalhorce. Also known as “Huerta de Malaga”, demonstrating excellent health, which has caused them to spread throughout the province.

From 10 am to 2 pm we can enjoy the purchase of organic products; products such as fruits, seasonal vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs, bread or sweet wines, which come mostly from the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga.

organic-market

The following green markets are sorted according to the order in which they are available during the month:

First weekend of the month

Saturday: Green market in Marbella

When: First Saturday of the month.
Hours: From 10 to 2 pm.
Location: España Avenue, Pinar de Elviria. (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Cártama

When: First Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Urbanización Los Naranjos Park, opposite the petrol station. (Map)

Sunday: Organic market in Rincón de la Victoria

When: First Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Constitution Square (Map)

Second weekend of the month

Saturday: Ecological market in Málaga

When: Second Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Paseo de Reding, La Malagueta (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Mijas

When: Second Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Parque de Andalucía, Las Lagunas (Map)

Third weekend of the month

Saturday: Green market in Marbella

When: Third Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Calle Sírio, Ribera del Rio Guadaiza, Nueva Andalucia. (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Benalmádena

When: Third Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: La Paloma Fairgrounds, Arroyo de la Miel (Map)

Fourth weekend of the month

Saturday: Ecological market in Malaga

The Huelin Park is located a few meters from the seafront Antonio Machado, thus can be combined perfectly a visit to the organic market and a walk by the sea and perhaps some fried fish tapas to rebuild strength.

When: Fourth Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Hueling Park, next to the lake (Map)

Ecological markets on the last Sunday of the month

Ecological market in Cala de Mijas

When: Last Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Boulevard de la Cala, next to Town Hall (Map)

If you want an updated list of places and dates where these and other markets are organized, visit our guide to markets in Malaga.

Weekly ecological markets

Benajarafe green market

When: Every Saturday in 2018.
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location:Garden Center Florymar (Map)

Other ecological markets in Málaga

organic markets 2013

The following list is not yet confirmed for 2018, although other years have been active:

Alhaurín el Grande: Second Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 2 pm, in Calle Real (Pedestrian Street in the centre of the village). In this street market there are usually children’s entertainment activities. In addition, agreements are frequently made with restaurants in the area participating in the event, collaborating with ecological tapas, tastings, etc.

Coin: Third Saturday of the month from 10 to 14 h, in the Plaza de La Villa. It is in this market where the greatest offer of organic food is found and there is usually some kind of animation or workshop.

Pizarra: Last Sunday of the month, at Plaza de la Cultura from 10 am to 2 pm.

Fuengirola: From 11am to 3 pm and is held on the first and third Sunday of each month at Plaza del Puerto Deportivo (Marina square).

February – The month of the Almond Blossom and Springtime in Malaga

The cold season is gone, now we can see the increase in temperatures as February approaches. It is late January and early February when we find the first signs of spring in Malaga.

almond-blossom-ronda

One of the first signs that let us know of the imminent arrival of spring is the Almond Blossom.

Spring in Malaga: What is the weather like in February?

The cold season experienced in mid-January is uncommon on the Costa del Sol. In the province of Malaga, whose shores are caressed by the Mediterranean Sea and a benevolent climate all year round, winter is practically non-existent and at worst  usually lasts a few days.

While even a good part of the peninsula is covered with a white blanket, autumn changes almost imperceptibly into spring; a spring that begins to take shape at the beginning of February in Malaga.

One of the first signs that let us know of the imminent arrival of spring weather is the Almond Blossom.

A hiking trail can show the walker landscapes where the colour that stands out is the soft pinks and whites of the almond trees. A true delight for your senses.

Does it rain in February in Malaga? What is the temperature?

Temperature is usually around 18/20ºC during the day, although during the morning or at night it might reach 8ºC or lower. February might start with the cold weather from the end of January. It is the month when the temperature start rising.

It could rain around 5 days during this month according to historical registry, but it will be for no more than 1 or 2 days in general.

In 2018 by the 9th of February the temperature was 3ºC at 7 am, 9ºC at 9am and around 18ºC in the afternoon. This situation will not last long though and temperatures will rise before the month ends.

What clothes should you bring in February to Malaga?

Before packing up check online the weather of Malaga in the morning, midday and night. Spring could arrive earlier or later this month, better to be sure what clothes you will need so you can save space in your luggage.

If you are coming by the end of February don’t forget your swimsuit. The water is still cold for locals but not for those of you who live in the North and a few who dare. It is not strange to see foreigners enjoying a beach day in February.

Recommended clothes:

  • Closed shoes
  • Jacket and long-sleeved shirts for the evening.
  • Shorts and t-shirts if coming from mid of February in advance.
  • Long pants.
  • Swimsuit and sandals if you plan visiting the beach.

Spring hikes while visiting Malaga in February

If you visit Malaga in February, whether it is during Valentine’s Day, the Carnival, or just to escape for a few days from the firm grip of the winter in your place of origin, I recommend to visit some of the white villages to enjoy the Almond Blossom.

Especially recommended are the regions of the Axarquia, the Guadalhorce Valley, Sierra de las Nieves and Montes de Malaga in February, all only a few kilometres from the coast.

The so-called Ruta de los Almendros (Almond route) runs along some picturesque places and villages of the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the Orchard of Malaga. Towns along this route are Almogía, Alora (Natural Area Desfiladero de los Gaitanes) and Cartama, where you can also enjoy products made of almonds.

Almond route in Malaga

Another route takes us through the beautiful valley and the mountains of Guadalteba, to the municipalities of Carratraca or Ardales; or Sierra de las Nieves (north of Marbella) and the villages of Tolox and Guaro.

Also the easternmost Costa del Sol, with its highest mountains in the province offers at this time of year beautiful countryside in white and pink. In the so-called Axarquia, we can see fields of almond trees in the villages of Arenas and Daimalos (northeast of Velez-Malaga) or Totalan (east of Malaga capital).

Other towns in the Axarquia, where you can enjoy beautiful views of almond blossoms are: Moclinejo, Macharaviaya, Comares, Riogordo, Periana, Alfarnate, Colmenar (to the north between Malaga city and Velez-Malaga ) and Algarrobo or Sayalonga (east of Velez-Malaga).

Activities during February in Malaga

Those who come to Malaga in February can find interesting activities:

Soup of the 7 branches in El Burgo on February 28

On the 28th, February, an event scheduled for the Day of Andalusia takes place in the municipality of El Burgo. The traditional event ‘Sopa de los 7 ramales’, is very interesting for all of you who want to enjoy the most typical gastronomy of this white village. This festivity has been declared Tourist Singularity of the province of Malaga.

This typical dish of El Burgo served in the past as food for the peasants. It is made with the following products of the municipality: traditional bread, garlic, potato, tomato, asparagus, egg and pepper.

The name of this soup comes from the 7 fresh ingredients used in the cooking.

In addition to the tasting of this soup there will be various activities scheduled for all audiences. Guided tours or musical activities as well as a craft market, everything you need to spend a day in this picturesque town of Malaga with family and children or with friends.

The village, in the Sierra de las Nieves, is an ideal place for practicing hiking. Some of the highlights that I recommend you to visit if you like nature is the waterfall of the river Turon and the recreational area of ​​La Fuensanta.

Day of Andalusia on February 28

In addition to El Burgo festival there are many events and activities that you can do on February 28. Andalucia day is holiday in this autonomous community.

Torremolinos, Marbella, Malaga and many other municipalities celebrating the Andalucia day. There is food and handcrafted stands as well as live music and traditional dancing.

Rockin Race Jamboree in Torremolinos – 2018

Rockin Race Jamboree 2018Lovers of Rockabilly and Swing have a fantastic date for a long weekend in the new edition of Rockin Race Jamboree in Torremolinos.

Days 1,2,3 and 4th in February 2018.

At the auditorium of Torremolinos will take place in February this great event of Rock from the 50’s and early 60’s, which is one of the most interesting events in the cultural winter calendar on the Costa del Sol.

The Rockin Race Jamboree celebrates this year a new edition, with many leading figures of the genre, being a must for thousands of lovers of this type of music from around the world. During the event there will also be a retro market of the 50’s with vinyl records, clothing and other accessories.

Ready for a rockabilly weekend in Torremolinos?

The Costa del Sol town of Torremolinos as host of the event invites for its excellent weather at this time of year to enjoy the best Rockabilly under the Mediterranean sun. Torremolinos is also just 3 kilometres from Malaga Airport and has excellent infrastructure and hotels.

Discounts to fly cheaper

Iberia offers assistants the discount code ‘ROCKINRACE2018‘ for those who plan to fly to Malaga airport.

Where is it celebrated and where to buy tickets?

The price is 35€ per day plus one CD, if you prefer they sell a combination to attend every day for 70€. Daily tickets are valid for all concerts scheduled on that day:

Wednesday, 31 January:
Hotel Barracuda: Tickets from 12:00 to 15:00 hrs.

Thursday 1 February:
Hotel Barracuda: Tickets from 12:00 to 15:00 hrs.
Auditorium of Torremolinos: Tickets from 20:30 to 3:00

Friday 2 February:
Barracuda Hotel: Tickets from 12:00 to 16:30
Auditorium of Torremolinos: Tickets from 20:30 to 3:00

Saturday, February 3rd:
Hotel Barracuda: Tickets from 14:00 to 17:30
Auditorium of Torremolinos: Tickets from 20:00 to 3:00

Sunday 4 February:
Tickets available in the hall of Hotel Barracuda.

Municipal Auditorium of Torremolinos
C/ Pedro Navarro Bruna, s/n – Exhibition Centre
29620 Torremolinos – Málaga (SPAIN)

Hotel Barracuda Torremolinos
Avenida de España 1
29620 Torremolinos, Málaga
Map

A big stage and a big dance floor. There will also be food, drinks and parking spaces. You will be able to use the wardrobe and the smoking area.

To view the full program and all related information please visit the official event website https://www.rockinrace.com/en/

Malaga ice cream, want to know what is Malaga flavour?

The original Malaga flavour is made with sweet wine and raisins from the province. There is another type of ‘Malaga ice cream’ made with rum, raisins from Turkey and common sweet wines, so do not be mistaken when ordering it.

This ice cream is made with natural products and without any colorants or additives, just milk and sugar added to the mixture.

Summer is getting closer, how about some ice cream to lighten the wait?

If you have ice cream at an gelato shop in the city, you may want to order a coffee in Malaga later. You have to know how to order it so that you will get exactly what you want.

Recipe for Malaga ice cream

Malaga ice cream flavourWant to enjoy this ice cream but can’t find a place to get one? You can do it at home if you get the following ingredients:

300 ml of milk
100 gr. of brown sugar and 50 gr. of honey
400 ml of whipping cream
200 ml of Malaga sweet wine
100 grams of seedless raisins
6 egg yolks

Preparation with cooking robot

  • Soak the raisins in the sweet wine for about 1 hour. Mix the yolks, milk and sugar at 90º with speed 4.
  • Once the temperature has dropped, mix with the raisins and wine.
  • Place the cream in a clean jug at room temperature.
  • Mix the whipped cream with the cold egg yolk cream.
  • Store the resulting mixture in the freezer for a couple of hours.
  • Remove every hour from the freezer to stir the mixture, this will prevent ice crystals from forming.
  • Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.

In the following video you will learn the recipe in a simpler way:

In Malaga you will find many other ice creams with original flavours… although not all of us are brave to taste them. Would you dare to try a blood sausage or mussel ice cream? What about an ice cream of Spanish cured ham or lentil stew? Would you dare to try an anchovies ice cream? Not me…

To be honest, I prefer Malaga ice cream, the other day I could taste it for the first time and it was good enough. The first sensation I had was a taste of alcohol (I don’t like alcohol), but after the first feeling it was mild and pleasant.

Summer is getting closer, how about some ice cream to lighten the wait?

Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar

This year 2018 is the fifth edition of the Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar. A beach concerts festival that will take place from 4 to 7 July on the shores of Velez-Málaga.

Although there are still a few months left before the start of the festival, the official poster has already been presented with the artists who will have an appointment during the event. Reservations are open for everyone.

This festival has established itself as one of the most important in the musical agenda of the year. Artists of the size of The Prodigy, Sepultura, Estopa, Mago de Oz were present in past events…. The last confirmation for 2018 comes from David Guetta.

Visit Torre del Mar

This festival can be a good excuse to visit this beautiful municipality of Velez-Málaga. Once you have the bracelet of the festival you will have free access to it, being able to go out and enter as many times as you want.

Torre del Mar is a tourist destination that stands out for its location and gastronomy. Especially linked to seafood and the famous’ pescaíto frito‘ (fried fish).

Espeto de Sardinas
Delicious skewers of sardines that you can order at any beach-restaurant (chiringuito).

6 kilometres of high quality beaches, a seafront promenade with many restaurants and beach bars with a wide culinary offer. From Malagaweb we recommend trying fried or grilled ‘rosada‘ and ‘adobo‘, two delicious dishes that you will want to repeat.

But…what is the Weekend Beach Festival?

You still don’t know the Weekend Beach Festival? It is a 4-day festival with live music that takes place in Torre del Mar at the beginning of July. This year is the fifth consecutive that takes place in Malaga.

The best thing for you to know what to expect is to watch a video from some past edition:

Camping at Beach Festival

Camping at the festivalA characteristic feature of this festival is its usual camping area for tents and another for caravans. This year it will be open from 4 July at 10:00 am until 7 July at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

The camping area is protected from the sun and is only 10 metres from the stage where the concerts take place, on the Poniente beach. It also has all the necessary services to enjoy the activity: showers, toilets, mobile phone recharging, surveillance and access control, health care and cleaning service.

The camping area is only accessible to people with identification and pets are not allowed.

The area dedicated to caravans offers the users a space for placing their vehicles and gives access to the services of the camping area. Unlike the camping area, this area is not protected from sunlight.

Making the most of your visit with a minibus

minibusIf you want to visit any of the tourist attractions in Malaga you can use public transport or a taxi. From our website we recommend where to order taxis for up to 19 people (or even a bus for 54), so if you form a good group the price will be quite cheap.

How does it sound to visit Sierra Nevada for just over 15 Euros? And Nerja for just over 6 euros? Undoubtedly one of the advantages of the festival and its camping area is that you can organize excursions at a very good price.

Arriving and returning from the festival in group

Another option is to use a minibus to get to the festival in group at the best price. There are options for 5 and 7 passengers. In addition, if you need more space, there are buses with 8-12,13-19,20-26 and 26-54 seats for groups. The greater the number of people, the lower the price to pay per person. You can book a round trip with a 10% discount, they will pick you up where you specify at the exact time.

http://www.malagabus.com/ offers minibuses and buses for all needs.

Weekend Beach Festival artists in 2018

Weekend Beach Festival 2018

Prices

Children under the age of 18 are allowed to enter if they have a signed authorization. Minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a legal tutor.

The VIP entrance has parking, access to VIP area and a merchandising pack of the festival.

  • Admission to the festival: 55 €.
  • Ticket with the right to camp: 70 €.
  • VIP Pass: 85 €.
  • VIP Pass + Camping: 100€.

More information

For more information (in Spanish) or to purchase the tickets you can visit the official website or their Facebook page:

For booking tickets: http://www.weekendbeach.es/entradas/ (Spanish only website)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weekendbeachfestival

 

Night of the Three Kings: Parade, history and curiosities

The origin of the celebration of Twelfth Night (Three Kings night) from 5 to January 6 goes back to the ancient times for being an important day in which increases the brightness after the winter solstice of December 25, thereafter the days begin to get longer each time. Continue reading to know all about available parades in Malaga, facts and even if it’s going to rain that night.

Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar are the names of the Three Kings.

melchor-gaspar-baltasar

Night of the Three Kings on January the 5th

In the past the Three Kings distributed roles regarding giving out gifts, unfortunately for Balthazar he was in charge of giving coal (the real one, not sweet) stones or wood to children who had not done well. Gaspar gave candy or nuts and Melchior brought clothes and shoes; the gifts of those times were adapted to the needs of the moment.

three-kings

The Three Kings, as such, are not very widespread and are celebrated only in some Spanish-speaking countries, mainly because of Father Christmas or Santa Claus has prevailed, although both have the same origin.

There is variety in representing the Three Kings in Europe, in countries such as Italy its ‘La Befana’, a witch who seeks redemption and is responsible for bringing the good children presents and scare the bad ones.

In other countries like Germany is just a special day for Catholics, unlike in Spain where everyone celebrates. In Germany on that day there are no gifts or family meals; it is a day of charitable action.

Tradition says that the one who decides whether to give coal to the children is the Carbonilla, a page of the Three Kings.

Will they bring lots of charcoal? At Malagaweb.com we expect that you have behaved well and if they bring you charcoal, that is the sweet one you can eat.

The parade in 2018 (Cabalgata de Reyes)

The Three Kings parade in 2018 (Cabalgata de Reyes in Spanish) bring up to 12 tons of sweets which they throw everywhere from the cars. This year the parade is organized in three main blocks: Fantasy, Christmas and Royal Courtship.

Opening cars called Fantasy parade comes with characters of Star Wars and Alice in Wonderland among many others.

The Christmas cars parade comes with the royal pages, a ballet, angels decorated cars and shepherds next to a moving nativity scene.

Finally the Royal Courtship formation with acrobats and the decorated cars of Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar kings.

Traffic roads will be closed in Malaga centre due to the cavalcade from 12 at night on January 4 to the ending of the parade on January 5th.

Parade of the Three Kings – January activities

Melchor kingThe procession of the Three Kings (Cabalgata de Reyes) is a mainly Spanish tradition. The first parade which is recorded took place in 1876 in Alicante and thanks to its success it was expanding rapidly to other cities. In 1917 was the first Parade in Andalusia and today is a typical established tradition throughout the province.

In the beginning it was a day set for charity and the Parades were responsible for collecting toys for disadvantaged children; after many years this healthy habit was disappearing giving way to the typical candy being thrown from the coaches just before Twelfth Night when children wait for their gifts.

Will it rain the 5th of January?

There is a 15% probability of rainfall by January 5 this year, this probability will increase throughout the afternoon reaching 50% by 9 pm and more than 90% after midnight.

If you see some clouds before you go to the cavalcade of kings, don’t forget to take your umbrella with you.

Three kings parade in Malaga: Itineraries in January

Remember in Spanish you can ask about the ‘Cabalgata de Reyes in Malaga’ if you need orientation.

There are private chairs available for those who want to see the 3 Kings Parade from a comfortable place. Price for chairs rised in 2018 and are as follows:

  • 10€ first row sit
  • 8€ second row sit
  • 6€ third row sit at Paseo del Parque only.
  • 4€ fourth row sit. (new in 2018)

If you want to buy a chair for the Three Kings Parade you can do online (only in Spanish  at http://www.mientrada.net/) or by phone 902 646 289 (902 are high paid number calls, beware).

Beginning of the parade is at 5:00pm from Malaga Town Hall in January the 5th.

Itinerary of the parade

5:00pm Parade will officially begin at Malaga Town Hall.

6:00 pm General Torrijos Square to Paseo del Parque

  • Paseo del Parque
  • Plaza de la Marina
  • Alameda Principal
  • Puerta del Mar
  • Atarazanas
  • Plaza de Arriola
  • Pasillo de Santa Isabel
  • Carreteria
  • Calle Álamos
  • Plaza de la Merced

Parade itinerary map in 2018 and parking places

*We don’t know what parking places will be closed due traffic interruptions from 12 at night on January 4 to the ending of the parade on January 5th.

Cavalcades and schedules in other places of Málaga

In addition, the different districts of Malaga will have a cavalcade:

Eastern District: 4th January at 5.30 pm from the Virgen Milagrosa Square.

Bailén- Miraflores: 4th January at 5.30 pm from Ibrahim Street.

Cruz de Humilladero: January 4 from Conde de Guadalhorce Street from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm.

Carretera de Cádiz: 4th January at 10.30 am from calle Júcar

Churriana: 5th January at 5:30 pm from the Municipal Market and ends at 7:30 pm.

Campanillas: 5th January at 17:30 from Matisse Street.

Teatinos: January 6th at 6:00 pm from Max Estrella Street.

Parade itinerary in Torremolinos

The start of the parade will take place on January 5th in Torremolinos. There will be 10 carriages and 3 royal thrones.

Five tons of sweets will be distributed and the parade will end at 8:00 pm at the Torremolinos Town Hall.

5pm – Parade officially begins in Blas Infante Square.

  • Avda. Rafael Quintana
  • C/ Europa
  • Avda. Isabel Manoja
  • Avda. Los Manantiales
  • Plaza Costa del Sol
  • Avda. Joan Miró
  • Calle doctor Jiménez Encina
  • C/García de la Serna
  • Avda. Rafael Quintana
  • Ayuntamiento de Torremolinos

Parade itinerary in Benalmádena

At 4:30pm begins the parade in Benalmadena Pueblo

  • Recinto Ferial los Nadales
  • Calle San Miguel
  • Avenida del Chorrillo
  • Avenida Juan Luís Peralta
  • Calle Jerónimo Garriga
  • Calle Lomillas
  • Plaza de España
  • Calle Real
  • Avenida Juan Luís Peralta

Parade itinerary in Fuengirola

The arrival of the Three Kings will be  by helicopter, they will arrive shortly before the cavalcade.

There will be a total of 25 carriages in this year’s parade in Fuengirola that will take place on Thursday, January 4 and will travel the main streets and avenues. 30 tons of gluten-free jelly beans will be distributed.

The Medieval Festival will also take place in the city centre on Wednesday 3 January.

  • Calle Mallorca
  • Avenida de Mijas
  • Avenida Juan Gómez “Juanito”
  • Calle Camilo José Cela
  • Calle Molino de viento
  • Avenida Condes de San Isidro
  • Avda. Matías Sáenz de Tejada
  • Avenida Ramón y Cajal
  • Avda. de Los Boliches

Three Kings Parade in Mijas

The Three Kings will arrive by helicopter to the soccer field of Lagunas from where they will begin the cavalcade.

Las Lagunas: From 5:00 pm the parade will leave from the Parque de María Zambrano (lateral calle Velázquez), Miguel Hernández Avenue, Antonio Machado Street, Margarita Avenue, Camino Viejo de Coín, San Cristóbal Street, San Javier Street, La Unión Street, Mijas Avenue, Camino del Albero, Denmark Avenue, Geranio Street and arrival to Andalusia Park.

Mijas Pueblo: At 5:00 pm from the Virgen de la Peña square, Virgen de la Peña avenue, Avenida de la Peña, Avenida de Méjico, Plaza de la Paz, Málaga street, Plaza de la Libertad, Málaga street, Constitución square, Avenida del Compas and finish in Virgen de la Peña square.

La Cala de Mijas: At 5:00 pm from the Cultural Centre of Mijas, Marbella Street, Torreón Street, Torremolinos Street, Bulevar, Marbella Street, Cártama Street and will finish in the Butibamba Park.

Parade itinerary in Marbella

The kings arrive to Marbella on Thursday 4 January on board a boat and from there they will head to El Castillo de Marbella where they will spend the night.

5:00 pm: Disembarkation of the 3 Kings in the marina of Marbella

5:00/6:00 p. m.: Parade through the streets of downtown in vintage cars.

January 5

Parade through the streets of Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara and Nueva Andalucía.

Routes and schedules from past year, they might change.

Marbella: 6 pm start in Guadalete Street (Building La Zambomba), Avenida Severo Ochoa, Avenida Ramon y Cajal, Avenida Ricardo Soriano and ending in Avenida Ricardo Soriano, corner Gregorio Marañon Street.

Nueva Andalucía: 3.30 pm start at Virgen Madre church, Avenida Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, calle Alvaro de la Iglesia, calle Lope de Vega, calle Garcilaso de la Vega, Avenida Miguel de Cervantes, calle Jorge Manrique and ending in Avenida Gustavo Adolfo Becquer.

San Pedro Alcantara: 6 pm start at fair grounds, Avenida Jorge Guillen, Avenida Pablo Picasso, calle Lagasca, calle Jerez, Avenida Marques del Duero, calle Hernan Cortes, calle 19 de octubre, Avenida Oriental and Plaza de la Iglesia.

Parade itinerary in Nerja

The Three Kings will arrive at the town hall of Nerja on 5 January at 4:00 pm and the cavalcade begins at 5:00 pm.

  • Parque Verano Azul
  • C/ Jaén
  • C/ Diputación
  • Calle Granada
  • Calle San Miguel
  • Plaza Cantarero
  • Pintada
  • Puerta del Mar
  • Finaliza en Balcón de Europa.

Parade itinerary in Ronda

On Friday January 5th the 3 kings arrive to Ronda by helicopter, they will land in Ciudad Deportiva.

Itinerary:

  • Rotonda Abogado de Oficio
  • Carrera Espinel
  • Calle Virgen de la Paz
  • Plaza de la Merced

Roscon de Reyes: History and curiosities

Roscón de ReyesThe origin of eating a ‘Roscon de Reyes’ for Twelfth Night dates back to Roman times; the Romans dedicated festivals to the god Saturn to celebrate the increase in brightness after the winter solstice. During the celebration they baked round cakes of figs, dates and honey which all social classes including slaves used to enjoy.

From the third century was introduced the dry bean into the sweet. Who got it was considered king of kings for a short period of time; this tradition continued in use and there are records of its use during the Middle Ages with small variations.

At present there is usually a treasure and a bean inside each cake being the one who the gets the bean responsible for paying it and the one who gets the treasure is the king of the house for a day.

Fair Sabor a Malaga, gastronomy event

If you are in Malaga between Wednesday 6th and Friday 10th of December you can’t miss the Feria Sabor a Malaga Fair that takes place this year in Paseo del Parque.

Promotional image of Sabor a Málaga

The Feria Sabor a Malaga is known for its excellent cuisine, which visitors can enjoy. There will be free tastings of all types of products, from wines to cheese, ham and oils produced in our region.

Whether you want to enjoy the free samples or buy a product produced in Malaga, the Fair Sabor a Malaga is an opportunity that you should not miss.

Gastronomic activities in Malaga

Sabor a Malaga fair

Up to 90 producers and 4 establishments will be part of this healthy eating proposal. You will find raffles, cooking demonstrations by professionals from the sector, product shows and cooking workshops.

Among the professionals who will be present at the fair are chefs from some of Malaga’s most famous restaurants. There will also be the finalist of the World Sushi Championship in Japan 2016, Carlos Björk.

The fair takes place throughout the year in different regions of the province. Malaga is the last one after being celebrated previously in Ronda, Antequera, Torrox, Coin and San Pedro de Alcantara.

Cooking workshops

Among the cooking workshops you will find we highlight:

  • Children’s cooking workshop: This workshop will show the youngest children how to create a Christmas menu.
  • Elaboration of nougat and tasting of Christmas sweets.
  • Healthy food workshops with bread and Christmas recipes.
  • Natural cosmetics workshop.

Malaga Foods

Whether you want to enjoy the free samples or buy a product produced in Malaga, the Fair Sabor a Malaga is an opportunity that you should not miss.

Some of the most demanded products are different kind of honeys, cheeses, olives, artisan beers, wines, sausages, Christmas sweets or oils among many others.

When and where is the Feria Sabor a Malaga?

The opening of the Fair Sabor a Malaga in 2017 is on Wednesday 6th until Friday 10th of December.

The hours are from 12:00 am to 10pm.

The exact place is the Municipal Auditorium Eduardo Ocon in Paseo del Parque, Malaga.

The youngest children will be able to enjoy animated activities throughout the day to make their visit more entertaining.

More information

For every purchase of a product from Sabor a Málaga you can win a draw.

Also, if you publish on your social networks with the label #FeriaSaboraMalaga you can win daily lots.

How to get to Malaga? Just check our guide for getting to the city centre.

If you want to know more about the Feria Sabor a Málaga you can visit one of its official pages:

Zombie infection detected in Fuengirola in November 2017!

The infection known as ‘Survival Zombie’ is getting wild in Spain and there are fears that the next outbreak will occur in Fuengirola (Malaga) the next Saturday 11th of November in 2017.

last survival zombie infestation
Last infestation in Spain, it was finally controlled and now they expect a propagation in Fuengirola

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.

being a zombie has its own good things, there are many brain recipes online!

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 11th of November, from 11pm to 6am 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 in Spain

survival zombie in Fuengirola‘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 Fuengirola will have to accomplish several missions provided by actors during the 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. There are actors, special effects, streets decorated as an apocalypse with hospital and military camps. You will feel your favourite series of living dead.

For each success mission you will receive a stamp on your ration card, in earlier 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 give 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

survival-zombie-2017At 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 a creature inside.

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

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

Malaga sightseeing being a survivor or a zombie

If its your first time in Malaga you can take advantage of this experience and visit the city while or after walking dead chase you.

With a Roman past and with a strong Muslim history that left us monuments like the Alcazaba fortress. Malaga is a beautiful tourist destination during all the year that has ended up being the source of undead infection in 2017.

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

  • Plaza de la Merced.
  • Alcazaba.
  • Roman Theatre.

Visiting Fuengirola 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 take part always if accompanied by an adult.

Those who come infected and already did make up at home will pay only 5€ for being a zombie. Those who let being infected at event and choose to make up by professionals will have to pay 15€.

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 could book a bus from Madrid, Ciudad Real and Granada from the official website at past events, so you should ask if there is any available.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Hours: From 23pm to 6am

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 so you still have time ahead to get ready. If you are someone who want a vaccine, you can reserve it at the official website.

Good luck, you will need it.

Promotional Video of Survival Zombie

Short film ‘ Walking dead Revelation’ based in Malaga

The history of the event is based on the book and short film below:

More information and tickets for Survival Zombie

If you are planning to participate you should check the website below:

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

Erotic Tapas Route in Fuengirola in November

tapa-eroticaFrom this Friday until November the 19th there is a new appointment for those who enjoy tapas. The called ‘Ruta de la Tapa Erótica’  will be celebrated again this year ¿will you join?

This event had a great success among the locals and foreigners visiting Fuengirola in past editions.

This is an original way for bringing the tapas with an erotic, sensual and funny touch. It offers the visitor a wide range of tastes in imaginative small dishes which catch the attention from the first moment.

This year the ‘Ruta de la Tapa’ event have 77 bars participating where you can go to try the tapas. The price however rises again, this time its 2,5€ per tapa and drink (It did cost 1,5€ few years ago and 2€ in past event). If you don’t mind avoiding the event and prefer some normal and cheaper tapas, check our guide of the best tapas bars in Malaga.

Tapa Erótica in Fuengirola
Winner last year

Featuring this year, 8 of those bars will be offering tapas without gluten in Fuengirola, sweet tapas and one vegan tapa.

Tapas contest

If becoming an expert taster sounds interesting to you now you can be one. You just have to pick up a special passport made for this event, the different bars will stamp it with every tapa you order.

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Image of passport used in past events

Passport is available in Spanish and English. This popular event receives visitors from different countries so you don’t have to worry about not speaking Spanish. You can pick up the passport at the tourism office or at any of the bars participating on this promotion.

Once you fill the passport with 10 stamps you have to bring it to the tourism office. With each passport you bring you will take part in a raffle with some prizes. There is a cruise, smart tv, dinning, hotel nights…and more.

The winners will be announced at the Casa de la Cultura at 8:00 pm.

Are you going to miss it?

Among the available tapas you will find names like ‘Chipirón Picantón’, ‘Memorias de una Geisha’, ‘Tetanic’, ‘Tu rollito nos va’…

This event will take place also in Twitter with the hashtag #Fuengirolamepone.  You can share your epic moments and photos using it.

In past events they sold near half a million of tapas, will you miss yours?

Tango show on February 23rd at Centro Cultural de Nerja

On Friday February 23rd at the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja from 21:00 hours onwards this proposal takes place with the show’ Pasion de Tango’.

This musical show in Nerja brings us Argentine tango from the 1930s with classic themes and a mixture of music and dance that transmits the essence of tango to our days.

Those interested in attending the show can book their tickets by following the link at the bottom of the page.

About the show

Pasion Tango is a show that brings together all the expressions of Argentine tango: The dance of the hand of two of the best couples of today, singing and poetry performed by a contrasting singer and the music of the bandoneon, piano and guitar that will transport the spectator to Buenos Aires in the 1930’s passing through the “Belle Epoque” and the Paris Tango Cabaret to the present day, becoming a World Heritage Site and conquering theatres all over the world.

Pasion Tango shows us a journey through some of the different sounds and images that are born from the murmur of the streets of Buenos Aires.

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The show brings the most modern and innovative sound of Argentine tango today. The great poetry of the genre coexists with the beautiful melodies of the old instrumental classics and intertwines with the most beautiful and sensual dance.

Dario Polonara, Bandoneon instrument and music
Chano Robles, Piano
Martín ‘El Turco’ Rago, Voice and guitar
Alberto y Cristina, Dance
Luis y Arlene, Dance
Duration: 80 min.
Public: Adult

More information

  • Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja
  • C/ Granada 45 – Nerja
  • Title: Que me van a hablar de Amor
  • When: Friday 23rd February at 21:00h
  • Price: 15€
  • Advance sale from 10:00h to 14:00h at the ticket office and at www.mientrada.net
  • More info: http://nochesdetango.com

If you are interested in the show we might have some invitations for you, ask us for availability.