TorremolinosRecent report from the National Statistics Institute (INE), announces that Torremolinos had 433,900 overnight stays during last May, which 361,129 whore foreign tourists (50,128 more than May last year), which served to compensate a decline in overnight stays by Spanish tourists (17,912 less than last year).

The average hotel occupancy in May was 68.01%, which situated Torremolinos a prominent leader of the Costa Sol in percentage, so in addition to absolute numbers of people overnight sleeping.

Noting the fact that Torremolinos nearly double the number of overnight stays compare to Marbella in the same month (88% more).
The average occupancy on the whole Costa del Sol was 55.3% despite the low figures recorded in Estepona, which did not reach 20%.


Main representative municipality’s data in May
Municipality Overnight stays Ocupation (%)
Torremolinos 433.840 68,01
Benalmádena 251.727 63,99
Marbella 241.607 48,15
Málaga 159.955 54,58
Fuengirola 128.290 46,82
No data report presented from Estepona things occupancy was less than 20%

 

Malaga and it province welcome tomorrow the summer solstice, celebrating as every year the traditional “Noche de San Juan” (Saint John’s night), which is the shortest night of the year.

San Juan in Malaga Another year bonfires will fill Malaga’s coastline after 23,00hours.

This time with the peculiarity coincidence that Spain national football team plays the quarter-finals for Europe 2012 Cup competition on the same day, in many beaches of the province giant screens will be installed for the occasion, as the case of the “Playa del Copo” in Torre del Mar and the “Playa del Castillo” in Fuengirola. Also various activities and concerts as usual scheduled every year.

San Juan in MalagaThis year the main principal event of the “hua” bonfire, organized by Malaga city Town Hall will be the premium risk.

The burning of “hua” will take place on “Playa de la Misericordia”, where the orchestra’s performance of “Andalusian Rhythm,” synchronized with a pyro-musical show will entertain the celebration Saint John’s Night, triggered from the “Playa de la Térmica“ breakwater.

In the Malagueta area, will take place the yearly regular musical show, this year will feature the musical group “Taxi” and “Robert Ramirez.” The concerts will begin at 23:00 hours and are scheduled to last until 01:30 am.

(EMT) Malaga Transport Company will expand its services during the night as every year.
Assuming Malaga’s beaches long hour’s use the night between 23rd/24th, Town Hall municipality street cleaning department, has already organized an extra beach cleaning service to return back to perfect state, those popular areas.

San Juan in Malaga

 

Malaga’s Bullfighting Museum will host one of the world’s largest bullfighting related collections. The collection, valued over six million euros, it’s owned by the Extremaduran Juan Barco and consists of about 1,400 pieces.

Some collection worksAmong the authors names of the works presented on this collection, such as Picasso, Goya, or Benlliure Butcher.

As specified, the assignment will last at least 15 years.

Considered by experts as one of the most important and complete existing collections, covering from sixteenth-century works to the most recent days, with particular emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

It consists of graphic works, sculptures, costumes, library, bullfight’ tools, a movie library, documentation, artistic material fans, photos etc. …

Linked directly to Malaga visitors can find Picasso dress design for the matador Luis Miguel “Dominguín” as well as bullfight information posters of the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the sculptures of José Cubero known as ” Malaga’s mud.”

Sculptures of José CuberoThe acquisition of this collection will make an expansion and remodeling of the museum house, which involves the refurbishment of an important part of the square. It is planned that this new project space will be ready to open later on this year or early the following year.

No doubt this contribution will exalt Malaga culture and tourism projection, strengthening it as a reference in the bullfighting art.

 

Estepona, European City of Sport 2013

We are proud of our Costasoleño origin and we join the sincere congratulations the town of Estepona is receiving recently from the nomination decision of the evaluation committee of Aces Europe (Federation for the Associations of the European Capitals and Cities of Sport) to granted the reward of European City of Sport 2013.

Award which recognizes the fantastic and hard work that the municipality of Estepona in its Sport Department, are doing promoting sports in the area.
Reward represented by a flag that accredits such recognition and delivery ceremony will take place on November 7th at the European Parlament.

A ceremony attended by Estepona’s mayor Mr. Jose Maria Garcia Urbano. The Mayor highlight the importance of this recognition to the city, the valuable administrative promotion of area. And the opportunity to organizing major sporting events and conferences, which will promote Estepona at international levels as a sporting institution and especially for tourism.

Estepona, European City of Sport 2013

 

Around 50 Ferraris from all over the world will meet on Suances (Cantabria), on June the 21st to the 24th, in its tenth concentration edition.
Ferraris aparcados en Suances
The novelty on this year concentration was a complete strong solidarity. On Saturday the 23rd, for a symbolic amount of 10€ the public attending the event could become a co-pilot of one of the Ferraris participants on this event, having a ride through the city, the money collected will be donated to help Caritas Organization.

The event program organize a visit through villages of the area, on the 22nd the first route will be through Cerrazo, Novales, Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera, Unquera Pechón and La Franca, on the 23rd a drive from Suances on to Cabezón de la Sal, then up hill to the Reserva del Saja and in to the source of the Ebro river, a small break there, to follow the old road to Puente Viesgo Reynosa, and back to Suances in the afternoon, where they will start the collection funds activity mentioned above.

The concentration will conclude Saturday night with a party at Suances.

Ferraris aparcados en Suances

 

Rafa Nadal, Roland Garros 2012 championLast monday Rafa Nadal won the seventh tittle of Roland Garros of his career, beating world number one serbian Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a match that was suspended on Sunday due to the heavy rain when contesting fourth set Nadal leading 1-2 breaking once again Djokovic serve.

The Spaniard thus becomes the player winning Roland Garros seventh time, beating Sweden’s Bjorn Borg six times.

This victory also marked the eleventh Grand Slam for Rafa, who placed fourth in the “greatest” Champions ranking, behind Roger Federer (16) Pete Sampras (14) and Roy Emerson (12), and tied with Rod Laver Australian and Bjorn Borg Swedish.

Rafa Nadal established itself as arguably the best player of all time on sand surface tennis court, and it has a new challenge for 2013, become the first player to win eight Grand Slam titles.

Rafa Nadal, Roland Garros 2012 champion

 

Malaga beaches

Towns and Blue Flag Beaches Winners:

Malaga beachesAlgarroboAlgarrobo Costa Malaga beachesTorroxFerrara Malaga beachesNerjaBurriana – Torrecilla – Maro – Playazo Malaga beachesVélez MálagaBenajarafe – Torre del Mar Malaga beachesBenalmádenaMalapesquera – Santa Ana – Carvajal – Torrevigia – Arroyo de la Miel-Bil- Bil Malaga beachesMijasLa Cala – Butibamba – Calahonda (La Luna) – Bombo- Butiplaya Malaga beachesMarbella (*)Artola (Cabo Pino) – Venus(Bajadilla) – Casablanca – Guadalmina(San Pedro) – El Cable(Pinillo) – Puerto Banús – Río Verde Malaga beachesEsteponaEl Cristo – El Padrón – La Rada Malaga beachesManilvaSabinillas

Malaga beaches

(*) Marbella has managed to increase this year tree of its fabulous beaches get Blue Flag, totaling seven on its municipality beaches have been awarded the quality mark, which leads of Andalusian coastal cities with more beaches recognized as excellent.

Malaga beachesThe beaches review process imposed the to get this reward, follow the criteria of an international jury Blue Flags awards, the jury by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which was the program creator; United Nations agencies for Tourism (WTO) and the Environment (UNEP-UNEP), Blue Flag is an international distinctive. The standards rewarding required, facilities accessibility for people with disabilities etc, the water quality (means prevent the eviction of water pipes near the shore and cleaning of accumulated wastes that tides carryout, etc.), environmental users information, respect the law, controls and aimed centers, especially in the crowds popular beaches, amount general services for users needs, etc.

 

Benahavis Senior Masters 2012 were held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd June, as always thanks to the Organization of the European Tour and the collaboration of the Municipality (Town Hall) of Benahavis village and sponsors as CARGEST car hire.

Gary WolstenholmeWe are very proud to participate as sponsors in this tournament, is proving to attract every year more fans of this sport in to the Costa del Sol.

The tour which includes a two day tournament for the Pro-Am where they have the chance to play with some of the best-known Spanish professional golfers in the world, include Manuel Piñero, Víctor García Juan Quirós, José Rivero, Constantino Roca and Sam Torrance.

Tournament held in la Costa del Sol as it is traditional at la Quinta Golf & Country Club, in the municipality of Benahavis. The “impossible” shots, which take part of the golf event, are difficult shots practice that makes the delights of participants and followers, as striking the ball to get a driver exceed the 275 m.

… Mr. Gary Wolstenholme achieving the victory in this edition of Benahavis Senior masters 2012 within the circuit of the European Senior Tour.

Benahavis Senior Master 2012

Benahavis Senior Master 2012CARGEST car hire in its promotional sponsor support sport line in general in the Costa del Sol, increasingly our involvement every time more in the golf world, would like to thanks representatives in these competitions (Pro-Am) for they support and participation.