New taxi fares in Fuengirola in 2014

From Sunday 15th has started the implementation of taxi meters with new rates for the use of public taxi in the town of Fuengirola, equalling prices with the municipalities of Mijas, Benalmadena and Torremolinos.

Summary of new prices for public taxis:

From now on the minimum price of a taxi is 4.60 Euros.

If you want to be picked up at your place of residence the surcharge is 1.20 Euros.

When the freight is more than two suitcases the surcharge is 1.20 Euros.

Some older supplements have been eliminated, such as the surcharge during the Fair, so taking a taxi during the celebrations is no longer more expensive.

All customers are entitled to their receipt once the journey is complete.

These reforms in the public transport sector aim to simplify the fee in benefit of the user, a move that comes after the rise of other services like blablacar.es and Uber.com which are earning popularity and consist in sharing costs and transportation.

Other transportation options

You can hire through Internet taxis at a set price; as an example we have taken some fees for transfers from Malaga Airport to the following destinations:

Other transportation options include minibuses for larger groups which can result in a fairly reasonable price as the expenditure is shared between several people.

You can take a look at our section of Malaga airport transfers with links to reliable websites offering this service.

Taxis are ideal for infrequent transfers, but if we need a means of daily transport during holidays it may be more advisable to rent a car in Malaga from just 25 € per week; depending on the vehicle and the dates chosen the final price may vary.

Learn about the current traffic conditions in Malaga in real time

From now on is available a new device in Malaga city to support the circulation. Through the web Area Mobility Malaga are available to citizens almost 70 traffic control cameras distributed in the city. With this service, which is available both through the web and on an adapted version for Smartphone, iPhone and iPad, you can know in real time the density of the main traffic routes in the city, which greatly facilitates knowing in advance the state of the route as it is available before getting into the car or at any stop along the way.

The camera images are updated every five seconds; so that people who drive by car to the centre of Malaga can have an accurate knowledge of the traffic situation and can plan an alternative route in case of saturated main roads.

This free service is available 24 hours and can be accessed via the web http://movilidad.malaga.eu.For this service, the site has a window named Camaras to the right of the page, through which the user can access the contents of the same. From there you can display a reference plane to know where are located the 68 cameras in Malaga city.

This new application also provides information about the acoustic traffic lights in the city, occupation of carriageways due to road works, all locations for loading and unloading, parking for disabled, bike lanes, bicycle parking and motorbike parking.

As mentioned before, this service is also available for certain mobile terminals, so that anyone who is in Malaga and wants to move around the city has all the information available on the mobile device. The service is offered in Spanish and English.

The province of Malaga and the Costa del Sol have a good network of roads and highways that facilitate swift travel both along the coast and towards the intererior.

Pier One in Malaga: Leisure and shopping by the sea

Malaga is increasingly attractive and is continually adding new projects to make the capital of the Costa del Sol a truly cosmopolitan city. This trend is already underway for many years.

Pier 1 Malaga port

We remember those days when we passed by Malaga on the way to or from the airport approaching our holiday destination, but what could be incidentally perceived of Malaga was not exactly appealing or attractive.

However, the ancient city, charmingly situated in a bay, has much potential which gradually is being strengthened with cultural activities of broad nature in addition to the typical sun and sand offer.

Recently has been created a new space in Malaga, Pier One, with which the city has gained a lot more attractive. Formerly, the harbour area was a fenced area with restricted access and separate from the city. After extensive work, has been created a space of 14,000 square meters with a modern design that connects the historic centre and the Park of the Palms to the cruise terminal.

Along this space by the sea there is a shopping and leisure area, restaurants and there are also activities and facilities to entertain children; thus the area is ideal for a walk or to enjoy the gastronomic offer by the sea. The shops are open from 10 am to 10 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays). Pier One has a large underground parking area.

There are also many activities scheduled at Pier One: In the Plaza de las Palmeras is located the Al Andalus Craft Market; until 31 August there is an outdoor exhibit of various artisans, with different performances, at the entrance to Pier One from Velez-Malaga Street, from 5 to 10 pm.

There is also a Souk on August 12 (from 7 pm to 12 pm) and September 9 (from 10 am to 4 pm). And last not least, there is this year Summer Cinema at Pier One, on July 13, 21 and 27 at 10.15 pm.

How to get to Pier One (Muelle Uno): By car, just follow the signs to the centre of Malaga; once there, you can park in the parking lot of Alameda or in the parking lot of Pier One.

Find more information on http://www.muelleuno.com/language/en or at our website about Malaga port.

First organic market in Fuengirola – Mijas, Sunday May 13

We have been informing you in recent months of a new initiative that is taking place once a month in Malaga city: The Organic Market of the Guadalhorce ecological association (see related articles).

An initiative which seems great to us and which is gaining in good health: Just recently we were discussing that this initiative so far is only carried out in villages in the Guadalhorce valley and now Malaga city; really so far there was no offer of this type of markets around the Costa del Sol.

Well, our new friends from this association of producers of organic fruit and vegetables of Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the Orchard of Malaga, celebrate this Sunday, May 13 the first organic market in one of the most populated municipalities of the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola and Mijas.

We remind you that in this market you can buy all kinds of vegetables and seasonal fruits, oils, cakes, breads of different seeds, cheese… plenty of organic products, almost all from the Guadalhorce Valley. The farmers themselves offer their organic products, being 3% cheaper than non-organic products and which can be found in the classic distribution channels.

Hopefully this market will be so well received as the others: It is scheduled to take place the second Sunday of each month, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Venue: Avenida de Los Lirios (Next to the Parish church San Manuel-Las Lagunas)

How to get there: Along the motorway A-7 / national road N-340 road to Fuengirola, Las Lagunas, exit Coin or Avenida de los Lirios.

Organic market in Malaga this Saturday, April 28

Organic Market MalagaThis Saturday, April 28 we can enjoy the fourth edition of the organic market taking place in Malaga Huelin Park, from 10 am until 2 pm. In this downtown park situated just a few metres from the sea, we can make our purchase of organic and fresh products at a great price at the market organized by the Guadalhorce ecological association. As an incentive, organic food does not have to be more expensive, since in these markets products are sold by the farmers themselves, being 3% cheaper than non-organic products we find in the classic distribution channels.

For those who do not know, the green Guadalhorce Valley is also known as the Orchard of Malaga and recently has increased a lot the promotion of consumption of fresh produce from the garden without pesticides: Fruits, vegetables and seasonal vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs, bread, sweets and wines. To us, it seems an excellent initiative with great success. The park Huelin 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.

For now, the ecological Market takes place in the capital of the Costa del Sol on the last Saturday of each month. Other places and dates of the organic market in the province are: First Sunday of each month in Estacion de Cartama; second Saturday of each month in Alhaurin el Grande, in Calle Real; third Saturday of each month in Coin, in the Village Square; last Sunday of each month in Pizarra, in Plaza de la Cultura.

How to get to Huelin Park

By car from the western Costa del Sol just follow the motorway, following signs to go to Malaga airport, taking the exit to the national road MA-21. We pass by the airport and we stay on this road which leads directly to the heart of Malaga to Heroes de Sostoa Street. Huelin Park is located between this street and the sea.

By public transport: Maria Zambrano train station with suburban rail links and the bus station are located about 15 minutes from Huelin Park.

Car hire Malaga train station & Malaga cruise port

Those visitors who are planning to arrive at Malaga by cruise or by train and want to hire a car, well now’s the time. Malagacar.com are extending their services and are now offering car hire Malaga train station, where a representative of the company will pick you up and comfortably take you to your hired vehicle. If you arrive on a cruise, Malagacar.com are also offering car hire Malaga port, where, again, you will be picked up by a staff member and taken to your hired vehicle. Of course, the Malaga airport car hire service is still running, so if on the other hand you land in Malaga by plane, the procedure to book and confirm your reservation is the same as always.

What really is outstanding is the continuous expansion of the company that at the same time maintains the customer’s positive critics. It’s, without a doubt, the best option for any visitor who doesn’t want to risk going through a bad experience during their holiday.

Steps to follow when booking online

Whatever way of transport you use to get to Malaga, whether it’s the airport, train station, cruise port, etc., the booking procedure is very simple and safe, so safe that you won’t even have to take your credit card out of your wallet, and you can relax as you won’t have to memorise your card details either as it’s simply not required!

The only simple step to do is to visit the Malagacar.com website and book online using the form or calling the telephone number that appears where the operators offer assistance in both English and Spanish.

Advantages of hiring a car without a credit card

There are many advantages, but of course the main one is the peace of mind of not having to type in the card’s number anywhere; another one is that there is no cancellation fee and, on top of this, the vehicles are brand new and the client’s general opinion is excellent. However, don’t forget to carry your credit card with you because although it wasn’t needed for booking online, it will be required when you pick up your vehicle.

Malagacar Fuel Policy

While other companies include a full tank of petrol that you may not even end up consuming entirely, or others that offer the tank completely empty, Malagacar.com offer half a tank of petrol so you can drive off with the tranquillity of knowing that you’ll reach your destination without having to worry about the risk of breaking down on the way.

Opinions of satisfied customers

This is probably the most important part when deciding to place our trust in a service we are going to hire for the first time; luckily, as I previously mentioned, the customer’s general opinion of Malagacar.com is excellent.

Enjoy your holidays without worries in Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

Organic market in Malaga this Saturday, March 24

We are pleased to announce the third ecological Market taking place this Saturday, March 24, at Huelin Park in Malaga. This new initiative of the association Guadalhorce Ecológico is very well received by the public and is taking place with increasing success in various municipalities of the province, such as Pizarra, Coin, Cartama or Alhaurin el Grande.

From 10 am to 2 pm we can enjoy the purchase of organic products in the park down town Malaga; 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.

As an incentive, organic food does not have to be more expensive, since in these markets products are sold by the farmers themselves, being 3% cheaper than non-organic products we find in the classic distribution channels.

Organic Market MalagaSo, do you fancy to stop by the park Huelin and discover an alternative and very healthy market? Here you can see a picture of an earlier edition in February. The park Huelin 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.

How to get to Huelín Park

By car from the western Costa del Sol just follow the motorway, following signs to go to Malaga airport, taking the exit to the national road MA-21. We pass by the airport and we stay on this road which leads directly to the heart of Malaga to Heroes de Sostoa Street. Huelin Park is located between this street and the sea.

By public transport: Maria Zambrano train station with suburban rail links and the bus station are located about 15 minutes from Huelin Park.

Related article: Organic market in Málaga

Ferrari Roadshow in Fuengirola from March 23 to 25

During this weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of March, visitors and residents of the town of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol have the opportunity to take a close look at a Formula 1 car, and more specifically, Fernando Alonso´s car.

In the Plaza de España will be installed two tents, where will be exhibited the Ferrari with which Alonso is racing in the World Championship Formula 1, and two Formula 1 simulators with virtual racing for visitors. Additionally there will be an exhibition of the official clothing of Fernando Alonso; there will be a drawing for a Ferrari kit in the audience and there will be a podium where to take photographs. The show hours are 10 am to 10 pm.

Seafood Fair in Puerto Marina Benalmadena from March 16 to 19

Whoever’s mouth waters with this image, should approach the Seafood Fair that takes place in Puerto Marina in Benalmadena from March 16 to 19. In this fourth edition has been pitched a tent in the centre of the port, where visitors can sample from noon on Friday rations of all kinds of fresh seafood at affordable prices.

Seafood lovers can enjoy a wide variety of products without leaving the site, as there is a large marquee and bars to eat, where 11 restaurants will offer their delicacies fresh from the sea.

As well during this weekend we expect temperatures hovering around 20° C and blue skies, thus nothing better than combining a walk in the marina of Benalmadena with a tasting of excellent seafood at a great price. Enjoy!

Puerto Marina in Benalmadena is one of the most original and beautiful marinas in the world which has been awarded several times for its unusual architectural design with artificial islands and a mixture of Indian, Arab and Andalusian styles.

In Puerto Marina you can find an attractive commercial and residential area with shops, cafés and restaurants by the sea and a great night life with pubs and clubs.

San Patrick´s Day at Fuengirola shopping mall Miramar on March 17th

On March 17 is celebrated annually worldwide Ireland’s patron on St. Patrick’s Day. This lively celebration, which usually has as theme all that is green and Irish, has a new edition this year in the Miramar Park of Fuengirola, where has been prepared a varied program of free activities.

From midday until eight in the evening there are all sorts of activities for young and old visitors:

St. Patrick’s Day opens with a parade at 12 midday; from 12 to 1.30 pm there is a children’s painting workshop; from 1 to 2.30 pm there are tastings of Irish cheese and Guinness; from 4 to 5 pm there is a children´s cooking workshop; from 5 to 5.45 pm there is a bilingual children’s narrative theatre about Leprechauns; from 5.45 to 6.30 pm there is a performance of Irish music; from 6.30 to 8 pm there is a craft workshop for children; from 7 to 7.30 pm there is a gastronomic tasting with beer, cheese and tapas and from 7.30 to 8 pm there is another music concert with Rock & Roll to close the event.

As you can see, this is a fun way to enjoy this Saturday with the family with many activities, don´t you think do?

How to get there:

Shopping mall Parque Miramar:
Avenida de la Encarnacion, Fuengirola.
Costa del Sol motorway A-7, exit 208. Urban bus lines in Fuengirola Nº 2 y 4.
http://www.parquemiramar.com/index_en.php