Benalmadena is known for its full calendar of all-year-round festivities and cultural celebrations, from organized art and sporting events to traditional and religious processions – all of which give life and vitality to this cosmopolitan town.
Easter 2020 falls on April 12th so a little time to plan your holidays.
April (Easter Week) – Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a special time in Benalmadena. Apart from the usual religious processions through the streets Benalmadena Pueblo there is also a live presentation of the Passion of Christ in the old village – Benalmadena Pueblo. Just up the road from Villa Magica, and next to the Buddhist Monument known as the Stupa of Enlightenment, Benalmadena.
The procession, known as “El Paso”, starts at sunrise on Friday of the ‘Virgen de la Soledad’. This is one of the most traditional celebrations to take place in Benalmadena.
Weather in Benalmadena during Easter week is usually warm enough for sunbathing, and sleeves when going out in the evening.
Contact us at Villa Magica for your Easter Stay. We can accommodate up to 8 people and currently are taking Easter bookings.
THINGS TO DO on days when you don’t want to sunbathe or float in the pool!
The Costa Del Sol and Malaga province are packed with fun and random activities to suit all ages and abilities.
From cultural trips to Malaga the capital of Malaga Province, to go-karting, sports and animal and nature parks, here is a list of activities that will get you through overcast days or the desire to learn about the local culture.
Head inland to one of the provinces most successful tourist attractions.
El Caminito del Rey, set in the outstanding area in the hills of Malaga where natural lakes and man made reservoirs can be found, is a once death defying walkway along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the hills of Malaga. Also worth a visit are The Cave of Ardales (cueva de doña Trinidad Grund) which contain Paleolithic cave art.
Roman baths and rock pools Near Manilva
From Monday 2nd July 2018, the visit to the dome of the Baños de Hedionda (Hedionda Baths) can be booked in advance for free. The visit can be one hour long and for 24 people at the same time. However, the access to the outside swimming pools and the river has no time limit.
You can book your visit at: Tourist Office in the Town of Casares (Phone: +34 952895521)
Water relaxation Arab style can also be found at the Hammam in the Centre of Malaga, worth a visit for the warm baths, and exquisite interior decor, a great location, and good opportunity to take a wander round the historic centre, and take a tapas or two.
Butterfly Park (Mariposarium) in Benalmadena, very close to Villa Magica
Walk among the more than 1,500 species of exotic butterflies, curated from around the world. All the butterflies fly freely in a tropical setting, featuring tonnes of flowers and beautiful waterfalls.
The Stupa of Enlightenment, Buddhist Temple With free entry, this is a wonderful sight with breathtaking views and definitely ranks highly for Costa del Sol activities! This buddhist temple is located in a privileged position near Benalmadena Pueblo and from there the views of the coast are spectacular. There are free meditation sessions, and all the information can be found on their website.
Malaga city is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in Spain and is a great place to visit all year round.
The birth-place of Pablo Picasso, it has attracted tourists from around the globe with its impressive collection of museums, particularly the Picasso Museum, first opened in 2003.
It is also packed full of fantastic restaurants and boutique hotels complete with rooftop terraces and is very easy to walk around.
As if that wasn’t enough, it is also home to Roman and Moorish ruins which can be marvelled at from January to December.
Thrills and spills (not too many spills though!)Go-Karting in Malaga is a huge success and this circuit is just next to the wonderful Plaza Mayor near the airport. Afterwards a spot of retail therapy, and food in their excellent outlets. Accessible on the little train line which travels between Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Malaga Centre. See timetable and stops here
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