Marbella on the Costa del Sol is one of the most beautiful resorts on the Mediterranean. In addition to the jet set, who hangs out here, the city is also affordable and worth seeing for normal tourists.
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Holidays – Summer, sun and no worries – is soul food; is the spice of life against routine of everyday life. The sun makes people flourish. The Costa del Sol, the “Sun Coast” of southern Spain offers its visitors 320 sunny days a year. A perfect holiday destination! Because: “The world belongs to those who enjoy it” (Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet).
Easter is the ideal time for a short holiday in the province of Malaga! The temperatures are pleasantly warm, the scenery gorgeous green and Malaga is so diverse that it has something to suit every taste. Below, I give you a brief overview of some of the highlights during the Easter week.
The park in Estepona has incorporated new species, amongst them are hippos and hyenas
This Friday the 24th of February is the start of the new 2012 season in Selwo Adventure, in Estepona, and Selwo Marina Dolphinarium, in Benalmadena, the leisure centre parks on the Costa del Sol. This year is very special for the Selwo Marina Dolphinarium as it celebrates its tenth anniversary and due to this, it’s preparing several proposals to celebrate such a special birthday during the the whole season. On the hand, Selwo Adventure will also be offering a few outstanding innovations that will bring the visitor closer to real African territories.
Granada and Cadiz are the cities that have increased the most in travellers in comparison with the last few years
Malaga, Seville and Granada are, in this order, the Andalusian provinces that most interest awake amongst the travellers for their holidays, including in Malaga some of the most popular destinations like Marbella or Nerja. Between the three of them, they add up a total of 62% of the trips to Andalusia this season.
If you are planning to spend your Easter holidays in Malaga, from the 1st to the 8th of April you will be able to experience what the Spanish call “La Semana Santa” (The Holy Week), a beautiful, religious tradition that fills the streets with several processions witnessed by literally thousands of devoted followers.
A group of tour-operators, related to the sector of cruises, visited the municipality last weekend with the aim to discover the municipality and its attractions as a tourist destination of the ships that dock at Malaga port, according to the councillor of Tourism in Nerja town hall, Bernardo Pozuelo, who received these professionals of the tourist sector.
Two cruise ships will dock at the port, one of them, the ‘Costa Serena’, is identical to the one that shipwrecked in Italy
Malaga will be receiving almost 8.000 cruisers today. It’s the first avalanche of high sea tourists since the accident of the ‘Costa Concordia’. Two ships will dock in the Malaga port between seven and eight o’clock in the morning. Coincidentally, one of the them, the ‘Costa Serena’ that belongs to the company Costa Cruceros, is identical to the ship that wrecked in italy.
The Alcazaba is Malaga’s most valued monument, together with the Gibralfaro Castle and the Malagueta Bullring, according to a survey made by Qype, community of online reviews in Europe, that reflects that these sites are the favourites of both the citizens and the visitors.
The opinions of both, tourists and citizens, have considered the Alcazaba one of the “must see” monuments, due to its cultural and archaeological interest, and award it with the highest marks.
Malaga presents a new network of directional signs that gather all the city’s museums. The councillor of Economy and Tourism, Carolina España, introduced this cultural project of specific signposting this morning, christened as ‘Malaga, City of Museums’. “The aim of this new system is to reinforce a global and more homogeneous idea of this important tourist offer”, she added during the presentation, which took place in the museum Carmen Thyssen. This initiative is added to the pedestrian signposting network that already currently exists in Malaga city, and that will soon be improved once the contest for the renewal of hotel signs has been resolved. Both projects add up a total investment of almost 90.000 euros.