Festival Artesano November 24 and 25 in San Pedro, Marbella

If you come during the next weekend to San Pedro de Alcantara in Marbella

San Pedro Alcantara

San Pedro Alcantara (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

, you can discover first hand an alternative universe, in the eco-holistic event of the 5th Festival Artesano which takes place during the 24th and 25th of November.

In this fair you can approach various exhibitors of green products, artisans, bio-builders, alternative medicines and therapies, health-related products and enjoy numerous workshops, lectures and free classes on personal development, spirituality or the environment; there are healthy and tasty food stalls and Ethnic music concerts.

Do you find all this interesting? Well, then keep reading! In the market there will be stalls of ethnic clothing, home accessories, Shiatsu, La Chispa magazine, handmade instruments, artisan bread and biscuits, chiropractitioner, face painting, balloon modelling and painting, essential oils, Argan oil, handmade sweets, Aloe Vera products, Personal Development, vegetarian food, organic fruit and vegetables, environmental resources, organic drinks, handmade pottery, alternative therapies, Tarot, Clairvoyance, Kirlian photography and more …
Activities, lectures and workshops as well as the area for children are located in three rooms; since the program is very comprehensive, we mention only a few; many have a second session in English: Astrology, raw vegan food, Biodanza, infant massage, vegetarian food, Shiatsu, Tarot, EMF Balancing Technique, Family Constellations, Meditation, Yoga, Salsa, Tai Chi, Pilates or Belly dancing …

Surely among so much on offer you will find something interesting! This is the link to the Festival Artesano website, where you can find complete information.

Venue: Carpa municipal, fairgrounds San Pedro Alcantara, Marbella
Opening hours: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 of November from 11 am to 9 pm.

How to get to the Festival Artesano in San Pedro, Marbella:
The Fairgrounds of San Pedro are located next to Ronda road, A-376, between the national road N-340 and AP-7 motorway.


The Orange Festival in Coín

Last Sunday the 13th of may, the village of Coín held the XVI edition of the Orange Festival. Quite an attraction for the locals and the tourists that visit this town located in the province of Malaga

Municipio de Coín

Municipio de Coín (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

, that yet another year participated in masses. Over five thousand people had a great time and participated in the tastings, different activities and samples of the festival, battling against the suffocating heat by grabbing plenty of drinks and searching for a shady spot in the park where the event took place.

The star product of the festival was obviously the orange, that was shared out amongst the participants in many different ways. In the morning, from very early, many people made their way to the San Agustin park to visit the many different food exhibitors that had almonds, cheese, bread or sweets, as well as traditional ceramic of the area or flowers. The participants were presented with refreshing orange juice which was very much appreciated due to the heat.

A total of 4.000 kilos of freshly squeezed oranges were served throughout the morning whilst enjoying several musical shows carried out by Pepi Fernandez’ dance academy and the ‘Old Rondalla Orchard’. Other activities took place throughout the day like the ‘solidarity shopping’ of the flea market organised as a fundraiser or the petition with signatures to oppose to the courthouse’s abolition. The 2012 Orange Award was also given out, that this year went to the artist Carmen Escalona for promoting the traditions of the area, as she has spent years making ceramics that gather the best traditional spirit of the village’s culture. Other awards went to the desserts elaborated with oranges. This festival is declared as Touristic interest and is traditionally attended by thousands of people.

Tom Jones comes to Marbella

Cover of "Praise & Blame"

Cover of Praise & Blame

Do you like Tom Jones? then you should come to Marbella in Malaga. Tom Jones is coming to Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella for making a concert and presenting his last album “Praise & Blame“.

Tickets for Tom Jone´s concert are available from El Corte Ingles and ticketmaster.

Why not taking some free days in coming to Marbella for the concert? you can also visit the city and enjoy its many attractions, Malaga is a great holiday destination, if you have never come before we are waiting for you.


Tom Jones Marbella (Malaga Blog)

First show room of Luxury cars in Marbella

Ferrari F430 Spider

Image by teelawn via Flickr

The first show room of luxury cars in Spain has opened this past Thursday in Marbella; an exhibition of exclusive cars and Formula 1 which will be open until Sunday at the Palace of Exhibitions and Conferences under the title ‘I Luxury Motor Marbella’.

It is a unique occasion where lovers of four-wheel vehicles and motorcycles can see high-end classics, sports cars and Formula 1, among which there are brands like Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Jaguar, Mercedes or Viter.

It is not a typical auto show because its character is merely expository and not economic, as it is not an event where attend specialized companies to exchange contacts and do business.

One of these specimens is the Ferrari Formula 1 412 T2, piloted by Jean Alexi in 1995 a 3.5 liters which is the last model made with V12 or 12-cylinder with 850 horsepower of power.

Another new feature that is presented in the show is the BMW M1, the first piece of its kind to come to Spain, of 340 horsepower and a typical physiognomy.

The star of the show is a Koenigsegg CCXR Edition, a special limited edition of which there are only six cars in the world, of which this is the only model with sequential automatic gearbox F1 with acceleration from 0-100 kph in 3.2 seconds and top speed of 400 kilometers an hour. This star car is valued at a million and a half Euros.

It also presents a private collection of ten sports Ferrari, part of Magna Marbella, which includes 80 percent of the models made so far since the 70’s until 2003.

There will be also the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, which gives rise to the Ferrari brand and is the most legendary racing car in automotive history.

In order to make visitors experience the sensations in such a car, has been arranged a KTMX-BOX, a two-seater sports with monitor for journeys to Puerto Banus at an affordable price.

On Saturday there is a sports car caravan led by Ferrrari Association, which will tour the city centre and where everyone with a car of similar characteristics may join and participate in the exhibition.

Malaga cinemas showing films in English this week (June 10th to 16th)


Image by m4tik via Flickr

Just in case you cannot find anything to do during the beautiful afternoons on the Costa del Sol, such as sunbathing on the beach, enjoying an ice cream, a cold beer or a coffee at the many terraces along the sea promenades… or if there is bad weather… or you are a movie buff and would like to sit in a Spanish cinema (with air conditioning, of course) on the Costa del Sol … or for some other event that we have not mentioned here…. We put the programming of the Malaga coast cinemas that put movies in English original version.

Malaga, Yelmo Cineplex Plaza Mayor:

Fuengirola Miramar:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • X-men: First Class

Puerto Banus Gran Marbella:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • X-men: First Class

Puerto Marina in Benalmadena hosts this weekend April 16/17 Harley Davidson rally

Harley under the sky

Image by Paco CT via Flickr

Puerto Marina in Benalmadena hosts from Saturday, April 16 and throughout this weekend at a convention of Harley Davidson.

This event will fill the streets of the city with more bikes than usual, as is expected a considerable number of visitors on their Harleys. This event is open to all fans and bikers of all kinds and the general public, with a wide range of activities including exhibitions, concerts, parades, demonstrations of new models, stands, etc.

The event will begin on Saturday at 2 pm and last until midnight. On Sunday, the party will begin after 10 am and runs until 8 pm. Attendees will enjoy live music, food, Harley Davidson exhibitions, Harley accessories outlet, expo-motorbikes and expo-bike show.

Free cone day in Ben&Jerry’s franchises on the Costa del Sol


English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If today you feel like enjoying a free ice cream, you just have to go to the big shopping centres of the Costa del Sol: To commemorate the first year of feasibility of their ice cream, the Americans owners Ben and Jerry celebrate their “Day of the ice cream” in all their franchises in Malaga.

Where is Ben & Jerry’s?

In Torremolinos, on the sea promenade; in Marbella, in the mall La Cañada and in Puerto Banus, Muelle de la Ribera; in Fuengirola, in the Miramar Shopping Centre and in Benalmadena at Puerto Marina Shopping.

Do not forget, this invitation is valid only for today, so visit this ice-cream saloon to enjoy your free ice cream.