The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian […]
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Rhythm on horseback is a very successful horse show that has been run since 1993. Since our visitors requested it, we started offering feria del sur (southern fair) in 2000. It consists in dinner with a flamenco show that, along with ritmo a caballo make the perfect andalusian mix. Without doubt, the fifteen-year experience and the quality of the shows ensure customer satisfaction. The horse show features five different performances. Its runtime is one and a half hours, with a 10-minute interval.
Sol Meliá, a worldwide leader in holiday travel, is a hotel chain with 50 years’ experience. Its 350 hotels are located in more than 30 countries, and the Meliá Don Pepe is undoubtedly one of its finest. Completely renovated in 2004, this luxury hotel is an oceanfront property, situated on the sea promenade, only 500 metres away from Marbella.
Alongside its tourist infrastructure and services, its cultural attractions, leisure venues and nature spots, the Costa del Sol offers yachting lover an unbeatable range of choices, as anyone can guess from the number of marinas on the coast: eleven. These are:
The Costa del Sol’s place among international holiday destinations has to do with its enviable weather and its superb leisure offer, ranging from sun & sand, golf and water sports to food, shopping, and corporate services. To meet growing demand, Málaga has developed a solid hospitality infrastructure, including nineteen five-star hotels, most of which feature spas and business centres. This high-standing infrastructure is complemented by as many comfort and luxury services as can be imagined, and so it lives up to every visitor’s expectations. Thus, the province’s first-rate facilities are enhanced by the kind, efficient and highly-qualified staff, trained to promptly answer all guests’ needs.
Complementing all these high-standing services, the Costa del Sol also has exclusive leisure venues. At the Torrequebrada and the Marbella casinos, guests can have a drink, gamble, or attend parties or shows. Horse lovers can visit the riding school for great dressage shows and horse competitions, or the racecourse in Mijas for exciting horse races, perhaps with the hope of having the winning horse’s name written on your betting ticket.
The Costa del Sol Racecourse is located in El Chaparral, an urban development in Mijas Costa. It can be accessed from both La Cala de Mijas and road N-340, opposite the Fuengirola Castle. It is open all year round, holding day races on Sundays in autumn, winter and spring (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), and night races on Saturdays in the summer (10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.)
The Costa del Sol Riding School is located in Estepona, near the Padrón River and one kilometre away from the beach. The riding school -surface area: 90,000 sq m-was created in 1998, with the aim of fostering the love of horse riding as a sport while organising equestrian competitions and shows. The school’s facilities are also used for cultural, social, and corporate events.
“Good water and healthy air, good land for producing silk and many raisins and fermented juice”, this was La Axarquía for the 17th century writer, Henríquez de Jorquera. A land east of Málaga, extending from the division formed by the mountain ranges of Sierra Alhama, Tejeda and Almijara in the province of Granada. Continue Reading
Vicente Aleixandre, the distinguished Nobel prize-winning poet, described Málaga as the “City of paradise. You seem to reign under the heavens, over the waters, between the air”; a city in which different peoples and cultures have left an imprint of their rich historical and cultural heritage. Continue Reading
Southern Spain’s answer to Benidorm, Torremolinos is a vast purpose-built resort situated 10 miles west of Malaga, on the road to Marbella. With six miles of broad, sandy beaches, lots of watersports, masses of bars and restaurants and an exhausting nightlife, the resort attracts tourists of all ages from all over Europe. Continue Reading
Cross the border from Spain into British territory, where you can see British policemen, spend British money and enjoy the duty free shopping. Enjoy a tour of the city and Punta Europa, followed by a minibus tour to the top of the famous Rock of Gibraltar itself, where you can take in the views of the Spanish and Moroccan coastlines. Continue Reading