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					   TOURIST BOARD
                                        Malaga
& CONVENTION BUREAU
   COSTA DEL SOL TOURIST BOARD
                                         Sun and Leisure
            Plaza del Siglo, 2
       29015 MALAGA - SPANIEN
     Telephone: (+34) 952 12 62 72
    E-mail: info@visitcostadelsol.com
    Website: www.visitcostadelsol.com




    Tourist Guide 2                                  Available online:
                                          www.visitcostadelsol.com
                                          Spanish, English, French and German versions
                                                    Costa del Sol Tourist Board
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                                                                                                                                                                        MÁLAGA, SUN AND LEISURE


                                                                                                                                                          .           THEME PARKS
                                                                                                                                                            Benalmádena Sea Centre Benalmádena    page   4
                                                                                                                                                         Sea Life Benalmádena                     page   6
                                                                                                                                                       Selwo Marina Benalmádena                   page   8
                                                                                                                                                    Selwo Aventura Estepona                       page   10
                                                                                                                                                  Fuengirola Zoo Fuengirola                       page   12
                                                                                                                                                Tivoli Amusement Park Benalmádena                 page   14
                                                                                                                                              Crocodile Park Torremolinos
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                                                                                                                                                 WATER PARKS
                                                                                                                                           Mijas Water Park Mijas                                 page 18
                                                                                                                                          Aqualand Torremolinos
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                                                                                                                                             EQUESTRIAN CENTRES
                                                                                                                                        Costa del Sol Riding School Estepona                      page 22
                                                                                                                                       Costa del Sol Racecourse Mijas                             page 24
                                                                                                                                      El Ranchito Horse Riding Club Torremolinos
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                                                                                                                                          CRUISES
                                                                                                                                     Cruceros Málaga Málaga                                       page   28
                                                                                                                                    Costasol Cruise Lines Benalmádena Costa                       page   30
                                                                                                                                     Aquavista Fuengirola                                         page   32

                                                                                                                            .         Luna 7 Marbella
                                                                                                                                          ADVENTURES
                                                                                                                                       Benalmádena Cable Railway Benalmádena
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                                                                                                                                        Born to be wild Marbella and Estepona                     page   38
                                                                                                                                         Funny Beach Marbella                                     page   40
                                                                                                                                          Trenecito de Marbella Marbella                          page   42
                                                                                                                                           Sightseeing Bus Tour Málaga and Benalmádena            page   44
                                                                                                                                            Buggy Safari Marbella Marbella                        page   45
                                                                                                                                              Spheremanía Marbella
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                                                                                                                                                   CASINOS AND SALONS

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                                                                                                                                                  Torrequebrada Casino in Benalmádena
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                                                                                                        COSTA DEL SOL TOURIST BOARD
                                                                                                        Plaza del Siglo, 2
                                                                                                                                                          CABARETS
    Graphic design: Conmunica Mediatrader.                                                              29015 Málaga                                    Sala Fortuna en Benalmádena Costa         page 50
                                                                                                                                                           Cueva de Nerja Foundation Nerja
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    Editing: IT Department at the Tourist Board and Conmunica Mediatrader.                              Telephone: (+34) 952 12 62 72                                                             page 52
                                                                             www.visitcostadelsol.com   E-mail: info@visitcostadelsol.com
                                                                                                        Website: www.visitcostadelsol.com                          IMAX CINEMAS
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                         b    ENALMÁDENA SEA CENTRE                                                        Benalmádena
                                                                                                                                                                 TOURIST BOARD &
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                                                                                                                                                                                            How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                            Easy access from the promenade along the
                                                                                                                                     Citizen awareness campaigns: informational             Arroyo de la Miel beach, about 20 metres
                                                                                   BENALMÁDENA SEA CENTRE                            citizen awareness campaign to prevent the              before reading the Residencia Marymar in the
                                                                                                                                     consumption of baby fish.                              direction of Fuengirola. There are signs
                                                                                   Avda. Antonio Machado, 83                                                                                indicating the Centro del Mar along the
                                                                                   29630 Benalmádena (Málaga)                        Preparation of publications: preparation of            promenade. The Entrance is on the beach side,
                                                                                   Tel.: (+34) 952 577 784                                                                                  next to the tourist information point.
                                                                                                                                     informational guides on CD-ROM and in book
                                                                                   Fax: (+34) 952 577 784
                                                                                                                                     format regarding fish, molluscs and shellfish in
                                                                                   E-mail: centrodelmar@yahoo.es
                                                                                                                                     Málaga.                                                Restaurant services:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Beach restaurants and other restaurants
                                                                                                                                     Expansion of resources: installation of a new          near the Centre
                                                                                                                                     aquarium for the restocking of sea life that is
                                                                                                                                     representative of the species along our coast.         Special services for children:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Interactive visit for children, about 1 hour long,
                                                                                                                                     Informational material: tourist leaflets, children's   during which they can experiment, observe, touch,
                                                                                                                                     invitations, family discount pass, informational       etc., actively participating in all the centre's
                                                                                                                                     pamphlet for the campaign "The Sea is alive            activities and halls, with presents, games, and
                                                                                                                                     without plastics" and the Benalmádena Sea              other things
                                                                                                                                     Centre activities programme.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Benalmádena Sea Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                            Guided visit with a monitor through the Centre's
                                                                                                                                                                                            different thematic rooms

                                     The Benalmádena Sea Centre                 ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMMES                                                                                   Season/opening hours:
                         ("Classroom of the Sea") is an interpretation                                                                                                                      11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                         centre that also focuses on nature conservation,       -Environmental education for students:
                         while actually being located at the beach itself.      programmes designed to teach students about                                                                 Prices/special discounts:
                         Special leisure activities are offered for children,   the environment, including educational centre                                                               PERSONALLY GUIDED TOURS:
                         including guided tours through the centre and          tours, preparation of teaching materials, etc.                                                              Adults: 4 euros. Children: 3 euros Children
                         outdoor trips. Benalmádena Sea Centre also has                                                                                                                     under the age of 4 and retired persons free with




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                         an oceanographic laboratory, which allows direct       -Open classroom for seniors: design and                                                                     identification
                         contact with the marine species in the aquariums.      implementation of a series of visits to the centre                                                          DISCOUNTS:
                         This is where common endangered species can            aimed at senior citizens:                                                                                   Family: 2 euros discount for more than 2
                         be found, such as the octopus, loggerhead turtle                                                                                                                   people. Children: one child free when




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                         and grouper. In addition, a closer look into the                                                                                                                   accompanied by the family
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                                                                                -Nature tourism: promotional campaign aimed at
                         reality of the sea is made possible through            the tourism sector, including activities such as                                                            Parking:
                         exhibitions and workshops that help visitors           special receptions at the centre, the preparation                                                           Large car park next to the Centre on the
                         understand the marine ecosystems, the                  of informational materials, etc.                                                                            promenade
                         biodiversity and the richness of the underwater                                                                                                                    Tips:
                         world.                                                                                                                                                             Comfortable clothing and shoes
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              s  EA LIFE                                                                      Benalmádena
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                                                                                                                          COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT                       Location:
                                                                                                                                                                              The aquarium is located in the Benalmádena
                                                                    SEA LIFE                                              Sea Life is not only a centre for recreation and    Marina, right in the centre of the Costa del Sol.
                                                                                                                          education, but also a place investigation and
                                                                    Benalmádena Marina                                    preservation.                                       Opening hours:
                                                                    Benalmádena Costa                                                                                         Every day from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in winter
                                                                    29630 Benalmádena (Málaga)                            The centre has several reproduction and             and from 10:00 AM to midnight in the summer
                                                                    Tel.: (+34) 952 560 150                               breeding in captivity programmes. In terms of
                                                                    Fax: (+34) 952 446 784                                                                                    Daily activities:
                                                                                                                          breeding in captivity, the biologists at Sea Life
                                                                    Website: www.sealife.es                                                                                   Presentations regarding sharks and rays
                                                                                                                          have obtained notable achievements, like the
                                                                                                                          birth of eagle rays, redspotted catshark and        At certain times during the day, we can also
                                                                                                                          seahorses in captivity.                             observe how the sharks are fed by keepers,
                                                                                                                                                                              even eating right from the keepers' hands.
                                                                                                                          Through its SOS programmes, The European
                                                                                                                          Sea Life Centre Network leads a campaign every
                                                                 A FASCINATING UNDERWATER JOURNEY                         year for the conservation of species in danger of
                                                                                                                          extinction.
                                                                 Surrounded by 500,000 litres of water, we will see
                                                                 close to 30,000 surprising creatures - some nati-
                                                                 ve to Spain, and others from exotic spots across
                                                                 the world. Among coral reefs and with a perfect
                                                                 recreation of marine banks, we will meet the spe-
                                                                 cies that live just off the Mediterranean shores.
                                                                 This trip will take us to the home of the stingray, a
                          The first interactive aquarium in      friendly animal that one can pet and even feed.
              Andalusia offers us a glimpse of the most hidden   We will also explore the surprising kingdom of the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sea Life
              mysteries of the underwater kingdom. The           sea horse and see countless brightly coloured
              penetrating aroma of the sea and the whispering    tropical fish
              of the waves let us know that our fascinating
              journey to the sea world has begun.                The latest addition to Benalmádena Sea Life is an




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                                                                 exhibition of more than 20 species of sharks from
                                                                 all over the world. This highly interactive initiative
                                                                 teaches us, through panels and discussions, the
                                                                 unique characteristics of certain animals that are
                                                                 unfairly preceded by dark legends.
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               s  ELWO MARINA                                                                 Benalmádena
                                                                                                                                                   TOURIST BOARD &
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                                                                                                                        Amazonia transports the visitor to the most           How to get there:
                                                                                                                        celebrated and charismatic tropical rainforest with   -By car on Autovía A7, exit 222 Benalmáden-
                                                                      SELWO MARINA                                      a large selection of flora and fauna from the         Arroyo de la Miel, or on Avda. Antonio
                                                                                                                        mighty Amazon. In total, this habitat houses over     Machado (former N-340).
                                                                      Parque de la Paloma, s/n                          800 animals, with nearly 50 different species, and    -If you use public transport, the local train
                                                                      Arroyo de la Miel                                 40 species of plants.                                 stops at the Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmádena).
                                                                      29630 Benalmádena (Málaga)                                                                              By coach, take Autobuses "Portillo", the
                                                                      Tel.: 902 190 482 (only from Spain)               ICE ISLAND                                            Málaga-Benalmádena Costa and Málaga-
                                                                      Fax: (+34) 952 257 763
                                                                                                                                                                              Fuengirola lines.
                                                                      E-mail: selwo@grpr.com
                                                                                                                        A change to the tour landscape and temperature
                                                                      Website: www.selwomarina.com
                                                                                                                        moves the visitor into the chilly southern lands of   Opening hours:
                                                                                                                        Latin America -Ice Island, where the cold is the      From 10:00 AM.
                                                                                                                        star of everything around. Ice Island houses the
                                                                                                                        first Penguinarium in Andalusia and the Placita de
                                                                                                                        las Américas - where visitors are shown out, but
                                                                                                                        not without the opportunity to quench their thirst
                                                                                                                        and satisfy their appetite in the La Colonial
                                                                                                                        Restaurant-Cafeteria.


                                                                   DOLPHINS AND SEA LIONS

                            Located in Benalmádena, in the         A relaxing stroll leads to the Las Antillas area.
               heart of the Costa del Sol, Selwo Marina has the    Unique, playful young sea lion specimens from
Selwo Marina




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Selwo Marina
               only Dolphinarium and Penguin Colony in             the far-off lands of Chilean and Argentinean
               Andalusia. In this exclusive Park, you can enjoy    Patagonia welcome the visitor to this Caribbean
               incomparable adventures transporting you to dif-    landscape. The large Selwo Marina Dolphinarium
               ferent South American locations to learn about      complex is made up of a large stand so as to
               their most charismatic fauna up-close in a land     comfortably see the dolphin and sea lion shows
               full of contrasts, starting in the warm Caribbean   and by five swimming pools, two for training, one




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               and ending in the icy Antarctic lands.              for reproduction, one for veterinary treatment and
                                                                   one for shows.
               The adventure starts in La Placita de las
               Américas, where a legendary 'crista gallis' tree    EXOTIC BIRDS AND AMAZONIA
               from the faraway lands of Latin America, with its
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               twisted trunk and beautiful red velvety flowers,    After visiting and enjoying the dolphins and sea
               welcomes visitors and invites them to embark        lions, head in and discover La Hondonada, a gully
               upon a fascinating expedition of discovery          area for exhibiting exotic birds from one of the
               through SELWO MARINA.                               most legendary and outstanding areas in South
                                                                   America - Amazonia.
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                 s  ELWO AVENTURA                                                                         Estepona
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                                                                                                                            The 4x4 trucks transport visitors along the Route    Opening hours:
                                                                                                                            of the Valleys, where the adventure begins with a    Open from 10.00 am
                                                                          SELWO AVENTURA                                    run through wild country playing home to
                                                                                                                            American bison, kulan wild horses, European          Size:
                                                                          Autovía Costa del Sol, Km. 162.5                  bison, camels and Arabian camels. Further on are     100 hectares
                                                                          Las Lomas del Monte                               Bear Gorge, Tiger Valley and Lion Ridge. The
                                                                          29680 Estepona (Málaga)                           Valley Route leads to the Vantage Point of Africa,   Number of species:
                                                                          Tel.: 902 190 482 (only from Spain)                                                                    200 +
                                                                                                                            the highest area in the park.
                                                                          Fax: (+34) 952 577 763
                                                                          E-mail: selwo@grpr.com                                                                                 Number of animals:
                                                                                                                            EXTEND THE ADVENTURE
                                                                          Website: www.selwo.com                                                                                 2,000 +
                                                                                                                            Selwo Lodge is a comfortable hotel meaning
                                                                                                                            visitors may extend their stay in Selwo Aventura     Type of flora:
                                                                                                                            and be transported to African Reserve style          Indigenous, tropical and subtropical.
                                                                                                                            accommodation. It is consists of the Watu and
                                                                                                                            Masai Villages - 23 replica huts of typical wood     Internal transport:
                                                                                                                            and stone housing from the legendary Continent.      27 all-purpose trucks with 40 seats each.

                                                                       TOUR                                                 NATURE CLASSROOM                                     Parking:
                                                                                                                                                                                 Capacity for 800 spaces.
                                                                       The Portico to Nature, the visitor welcoming area    For Selwo Aventura, maintaining an
                                                                       at Selwo Aventura, houses a careful leafy tropical   environmental balance is a priority with a           Other facilities:
                                                                       and subtropical environment where Washingtonia       commitment to protecting endangered flora and        Restaurants
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                                                                       palm trees, Fiji fan palms, split leaf               fauna. The Nature Classroom runs innovative




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Selwo Aventura
                                                                                                                                                                                 Cafeterias
                                                                       philodendrons, birds of paradise, banana plants      environmental activity programmes aimed at 8 to      Shops
                              Selwo Aventura is a unique park in       and a Nature Reserve with different primate          17 year olds, where respect for the environment,     Special exhibits
                 Europe where fauna, nature and adventure are          species stand out. Bird Canyon, the Park's           animals and plants is learnt whilst surrounded by    Medical centre
                 the stars. Located in Estepona, at the heart of the   second route and largest natural aviary in           nature in the exceptional setting of Selwo           Customer Service Centre
                 Costa del Sol, more than 2000 animals from all        Europe, plays home to nearly 1000 bird               Aventura.
                 continents live on the vast one million square        specimens from all four corners of the Planet.




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                 metre Area in the semi-wild, in conditions similar
                 to their natural habitat.                             The Central Village is the geographic and
                                                                       strategic heart of Selwo Aventura. On entering
                 A walking and air-conditioned 4x4 tour around         the Central Village, visitors come upon the Lakes
                 this fascinating area on exclusive comfortable        Reservation, an area covering over fifty thousand
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                 routes transports the visitor to different African    square metres and housing different African and
                 and other continental landscapes, all without         Asian species that live in the six spacious
                 leaving the Costa del Sol.                            reservations.
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                 fUENGIROLA ZOO                                             Fuengirola
                                                                                                                             TOURIST BOARD &
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                                                                                                 MODERN FACILITIES                                       Opening hours:
                                              FUENGIROLA ZOO                                                                                             Daily, till dusk
                                                                                                 The Fuengirola Zoo has soon become one of the           July/August, till midnight
                                              Avda. Camilo José Cela, 6 - 8                      leading zoos in Europe. It has recently been
                                              Tel: (+34) 952 666 301                             granted an award for the excellent recreation of        Precios:
                                              Fax: (+34) 952 586 892                             the area known as El Manglar (The Mangrove).            Adults: 14.90 euros
                                              Email: comercial@zoofuengirola.com
                                                                                                 Moreover, the well-known magazine National              Children: 10.20 euros
                                              Web: www.zoodefuengirola.es
                                                                                                 Geographic published an article on its innovative       Seniors: 10.20 euros
                                                                                                 park design, and Time also featured an article on
                                                                                                 the major conservation efforts and the                  Birds and mammals exhibition:
                                                       Fuengirola Zoo has been referred to       extraordinary recreation of different animal            Twice a day, or three times a day in the summer.
                                           in National Geographic as one of the most             habitats at the Fuengirola Zoo.
                                           modern zoos in Spain and one of the best in
                                           Europe. It has transformed the old concept of         CLARO DE SELVA, A LIVE DOCUMENTARY
                                           "beast cages" showing wildlife just as it is. The
                                           Fuengirola Zoo faithfully recreates the tropical      With the exhibition Claro de Selva, visitors get
                                           forest.                                               closer to some animals that are found in tropical
                                                                                                 forests. The setting reproduces a clearing in the
                                           What makes this zoo original and exclusive is the     forest around two gigantic trees, a waterfall, a
                                           careful recreation of the different habitats. The     river and tropical vegetation. Visitors can pay a
                                           park represents the natural environment of wild       virtual visit to the tropical forest while looking at
                                           animals so that visitors can feel as if they were     the animals in their natural environment. This
                                           walking along trails in Madagascar, tropical Africa   exhibition -the first of its kind in Spain- brings
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                                           or Southeast Asia, where water courses and            together land mammals and birds.




                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fuengirola Zoo
                                           vegetation abound.

                                           You'll be impressed as soon as you enter the zoo,
                                           as a big baobab tree, over 25m high, welcomes
                                           visitors. This tree represents the doorway to
                                           Madagascar, an island on which three different
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                                           varieties of lemur live -one of the endangered
                                           species that are kept in the Fuengirola Zoo.

                                           Over 120 different species and 1,300 animals
                                           dwell in this lush tropical forest located in
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                                           Fuengirola. Many of these animals belong to
                                           European endangered species programmes
                                           controlling captive breeding, which are of
                                           utmost importance to preserve the continent's
                                           native fauna.
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                        tIVOLI                                                                          Benalmádena
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                                                                                                                                  NEW ATTRACTIONS                                    How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                                     Via A-7motorway 'autovía del mediterráneo',
                                                                                TIVOLI AMUSEMENT PARK                             Techno jump: incredible vertigo jumps.             exit Km. 222, 5 minutes from the train station
                                                                                Avda. Tivoli, s/n                                 Giant panoramic Ferris wheel: undoubtedly the      for RENFE commuter train services and
                                                                                Arroyo de la Miel                                 best views.                                        scheduled buses to Arroyo de la Miel.
                                                                                29631 Benalmádena (Málaga)                        trenecito: a lovely tour around the park leaving
                                                                                Tel.: (+34) 952 577 015/ 902 114 700              you refreshed.                                     Opening hours:
                                                                                Fax: (+34) 952 445 045                            Children's freefall tower: making them feel like   January/February: Noon-7:00 p.m. (Sundays)
                                                                                E-mail: tivoli@ingenia.es                         real grown ups.                                    March/October/November/December:
                                                                                Website: www.tivolicostadelsol.com                Freefall tower: taking you up 60 metres and        Noon-8:00 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays)
                                                                                                                                  letting you fall back.                             April/September (15 to 30 Sept):
                                                                                                                                  Feel the force of gravity live!                    Noon-8:00 P.M. (Saturdays and Sundays)
                                                                                                                                                                                     May: Open daily
                                                                             catering options where you can satisfy your                                                             Noon-8:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
                                                                             appetite in the theme bars and restaurants whilst                                                       1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
                                                                             enjoying the park's magnificent atmosphere.                                                             Noon-10:00 p.m. (Sundays)
                                                                                                                                                                                     June: 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. (Daily)
                                                                                                                                                                                     July/August/September
                                                                             SHOWS                                                                                                   (1 to 15 Sept):6:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m. (Daily)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tivoli Amusement Park
                                                                                                                                                                                     Prices:
                                                                             show programme in our different squares. In                                                             Admission: 4 euros
                                                                             Andalucía square, there are colourful exciting                                                          Supertivolino bracelet: 12 euros
                                                                             Andalusian folkloric shows where the Flamenco                                                           * Timetables and prices valid for 2008 (subject
                                                                             spirit truly comes alive.                                                                               to changes).
                                                                             The Tivoli wild west square is an authentic
                                                                             reproduction of an American wild west city
                                                                             throbbing to the 'far.west' and 'cancan' shows
                                                                             whilst enjoying the best mixed grill in the Texas




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                                      Tivoli World park is packed with       grill restaurant.
                        fountains and gardens where you can enjoy both
                        classical and the latest and most inventive rides.   Performances from the most outstanding
                        There are 44 rides for each family member to         contemporary artists are held in the 2300
                        enjoy their own adventure.                           capacity open air theatre.
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                        The theme and show park on the Costa del Sol
                        houses new and exciting attractions, a variety of
                        shows in the different squares and a selection of
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                 c   ROCODILE PARK                                                                Torremolinos
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                                                                                                                          You will have to show him all the respect that his    Lacation:
                                                                                                                          5 metres long body and more than 580 kilograms        "Cocodrilos Park Torremolinos" is located in
                                                                       CROCODILE PARK                                     clearly demand. There are only four others like       the well-known "Milla de Oro" (Golden Mile), a
                                                                                                                          him in captivity in the world.                        sports and leisure area comprised of a water
                                                                       C/ Cuba, 14                                                                                              park, sports village, botanical garden, the new
                                                                       29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)                        Following spectacular nuptial courtship during        bullring and the Los Manantiales complex.
                                                                       Tel.: (+34) 952 051 782 (information and
                                                                                                                          which this great male performs an elaborate
                                                                       reservations)
                                                                                                                          aquatic dance, his five females are left in a state
                                                                       Email: arkosaurio@crocodile-park.com
                                                                       Web: www.crocodile-park.com
                                                                                                                          of gestation for 2 months, after which they deposit
                                                                                                                          from 30 to 50 eggs. Every year a large number of
                                                                                                                          baby crocodiles are born.

                                                                                                                          Don't forget to bring your camera and have a
                                                                                                                          picture taken holding a baby crocodile in your
                                                                                                                          arms! You'll never regret it!!! In addition,
                                                                                                                          Cocodrilos Park Torremolinos has an African
                                                                    EXOTIC AND EDUCATIONAL                                fortress from Mali, a lakeside settlement made of
                                                                                                                          straw and adobe, a Crocodile Museum, care
                                                                    This thematic park, the only one of its kind in       centre for baby crocodiles, audio-visual and
                                                                    Europe, with over 300 specimens representing          educational hall, children game room, swings,
                                                                    fourteen different species of crocodiles, has         cafeteria and gift shop.
                                                                    succeeded in achieving a perfect combination of
                                                                    exotic and educational elements.
Crocodile Park




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crocodile Park
                                                                    The guided visits include a presentation of our
                                                                    experts feeding the crocodiles.

                                                                    BIG DADDY

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                                                                    react when you see the star of Cocodrilos Park.
                                                                    "Big Daddy", -Paquito for Spaniards- is one of the
                             The Nile's riverbanks have been        marvels of zoology that you will have the
                 home to animals that, for centuries, have shaken   opportunity of observing.
                 the nerves of the bravest explorers: crocodiles.
Theme Parks




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Theme Parks
                 Take on the role of an adventurer and bring your   Big Daddy is a giant Nile crocodile who is a native
                 family to "Cocodrilos Park Torremolinos"           of the Zambeze River, about 80 years old, and
                                                                    disproportionate in size.
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                   m       IJAS WATER PARK                                                                         Mijas
                                                                                                                                                        TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                     CONVENTION BUREAU                         USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                             How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                             The Water Park is located in the centre of the
                                                                           MIJAS WATER PARK                                                                                  Costa del Sol, on the Fuengirola ring road,
                                                                           Ctra. N-340, Km. 209                                                                              25 minutes from Málaga, 20 minutes from
                                                                           Mijas Costa                                                                                       Marbella and 5 minutes from the centre of
                                                                           29649 Mijas (Málaga)                                                                              Fuengirola.
                                                                           Tel.: (+34) 952 460 404 / (+34) 952 460 408 /                                                     -Coach every half-hour from the Fuengirola
                                                                           (+34) 952 460 409                                                                                 coach terminal
                                                                           Fax: (+34) 952 469 442                                                                            -Free parking
                                                                           E-mail: aqualand@pacuatic-mijas.com/
                                                                                     aqualan@ari.es                                                                          Season and opening hours:
                                                                           Website: www.aquamijas.com                                                                        -Open from May to September
                                                                                                                                                                             -10:00 AM - 9:00 PM in July and August
                                                                                                                                                                             -10:00 AM - 6:00 PM in May, June and
                                                                                                                                                                             September.
                                                                        MAIN ATTRACTIONS
                                                                                                                              SERVICES
                                                                        Wave pool
                                                                        Slide labyrinth                                       -Picnic and rest area
                                                                        Soft slides                                           -Restaurants, bars and ice-cream parlour
                                                                        Río Bravo                                             -Cloak room, dressing room, safes
                                                                        Río Aventura                                          -Inflatable armband rental
                                                                        Kamikaze
Mijas Water Park




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mijas Water Park
                                                                        Island of Lizards
                                                                        Aqualandia (mini-slides for the little ones)
                                                                        Blue Lake
                                                                        Climbing wall
                               Located in the centre of the Costa del   Jumping mats
                   Sol, Mijas Water Park is a water park with           Mini-golf
                   attractions for the whole family. It is open from    Tyrolese




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                   May to October and offers reduced prices for         Game room
                   groups and schools.                                  Photographs
                                                                        Gift shop

                                                                        Entertainment programme and activities, water
Water Parks




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                                                                        aerobics, interactive games for children.
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              a    QUALAND TORREMOLINOS                                                         Torremolinos
                                                                                                                                                      TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                   CONVENTION BUREAU                              USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                               How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                               Coach to the centre of Torremolinos and a
                                                                         AQUALAND TORREMOLINOS                                                                                 five-minute walk from there .
                                                                                                                                                                               By car, on the N-340 and on the Autovía, take
                                                                         C/ Cuba, 10                                                                                           the Torremolinos-Palacio de Congresos exit.
                                                                         29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)
                                                                         Tel.: (+34) 952 388 888                                                                               Season/opening hours:
                                                                         Fax: (+34) 952 370 199                                                                                Open May to September.
                                                                         Website: www.aspro-ocio.com
                                                                                                                                                                               Opening hours: May, June and September
                                                                                                                                                                               from 10 AM to 6 PM. July and August from 10
                                                                                                                                                                               AM to 7 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                               Prices/special discounts:
                                                                      ATTRACTIONS                                                                                              Adults: 18.90 euros
                                                                                                                         -Jacuzzi: pleasant moments to share with your         Children: 13.30 euros (4 to 12 years of age)
                                                                      -Black Hole: Fantastic and exciting attraction     family and friends.                                   Special rates for groups and for two-day ticket
                                                                      with over 100 metres of fun and suspense.
                                                                                                                         -Tropical Lagoon: enjoy a tranquil and peaceful       Parking:
                                                                      -Lago azul [blue lake]: Two lakes, one for the     swim.                                                 Own parking with surveillance run by
                                                                      younger members of the family and another for                                                            AMIFTO.
                                                                      adults,                                            -"Mini - Park" children's playground:
                                                                                                                         guaranteed fun for the younger ones.                  Restaurant services:
                                                                      -Grand Canyon Rio Bravo and Rio Salvaje                                                                  Self-service, hamburgers, cafeterias,
                                                                      "Rapids": two of the most popular attractions.     -Mini - golf: 18-holes.                               pizzeria, beverages, sandwiches and ice-
                                                                                                                                                                               cream.
                           Aqualand Torremolinos is Spain's
Aqualand




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Aqualand
                                                                      -"Crazy race" tracks: for a high-speed             -Twister: a winding corkscrew slide that gets the
              first water park. It is a world of water, sun and fun   unforgettable experience.                          adrenalin pumping with controlled speed..             Special services for children:
              where you will have an unforgettable time                                                                                                                        Attractions for children, game machines
              together with your family and friends. Open from        -"Super Slalom" slides: slides in a zig-zag        -Boomerang: a slide with floats, return trip, a
              May through September, it offers visitors a unique      shape with different slopes and sensations.        sensation of coming and going through the same




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              place to have great fun. With its 70,000 metres                                                            place.
              squared, large landscaped areas, outdoor stage,         -Kamikaze: vertigo,       speed,     and     an
              hospitality services, gift shop and more.               unforgettable ride. .                              PARK SERVICES

              Aqualand Torremolinos belongs to the Aspro-Ocio         -Surf Beach: covering 1,500 square metres, the     Self-service, cafeteria, hamburger stand, pizzeria,
Water Parks




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Water Parks
              group, water and theme park leader in Spain with        wave pool will provide exciting moments            baguette sandwich stand, beverage kiosk, gift shop,
              26 parks at present.                                    immersed in water with waves over one metre        photo shop, recreational centre, cloakroom, safes
                                                                      high at times.                                     and parking.
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                              c  OSTA DEL SOL RIDING SCHOOL                                                      Estepona
                                                                                                                                                                TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                             CONVENTION BUREAU                                USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    -Poni-Club: Horseback riding lessons adapted to        How to get there:
                                                                                                                                    all levels and ages, in addition to horseback rides,   By car. Easy access from Marbella and
                                                                                 COSTA DEL SOL RIDING SCHOOL                        show jumping, classical equitation, outings and        Estepona on the Autovía del Mediterráneo (N-
                                                                                                                                    games. Special Summer Courses during the               340) and on the new toll motorway. Just fifty
                                                                                 Ctra. N-340, Km. 159 - Río Padrón Alto, s/n        months of July, August and September. Birthday         minutes from Málaga's International Airport.
                                                                                 29680 Estepona (Málaga)                            parties with pony rides, snack, games and
                                                                                 Tel.: (+34) 952 808 077                            "piñatas".                                             Restaurant services:
                                                                                 Fax: (+34) 952 808 078                                                                                    Restaurant and snack bar
                                                                                 E-mail: info@escuela-ecuestre.com
                                                                                                                                    -Competitions: the Costa del Sol Riding School
                                                                                 Website: www.escuela-ecuestre.com
                                                                                                                                    Costa del Sol organises many competitions.             Special services for children:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Pony Club and day care centre
                                                                                                                                    -Organisation of events: the organisation of
                                                                                                                                    events for groups and incentives are particularly      Other special services:
                                                                                                                                    noteworthy amongst the wide range of top-quality       Organisation of different events and
                                                                                                                                    services it offers.                                    celebrations as well as private equestrian
                                                                              FACILITIES                                                                                                   shows

                                                                              Entrance, horse shop, reception, indoor riding                                                               Season/opening hours:




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Costa del Sol Riding School
Costa del Sol Riding School




                                                                              school, outdoor ring, event hall, pony club,                                                                 Open every day of the year, from 9:00 AM to
                                                                              cafeteria - restaurant, stables, service area, tack                                                          9:00 PM approximately
                                                                              and harness workshop, leather factory, training
                                                                              ring, horse walker and a car park.                                                                           Prices/special discounts:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Special prices for groups

                                                                              ACTIVITIES                                                                                                   Parking:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Indoor and outdoor parking
                                                                              -Art and Feelings: Spectators will enjoy a                                                                   530 vehicle capacity
                                                                              marvellous show with Miguel Barrionuevo's pure
                                                                              Spanish horses and riders and Sebastián                                                                      Tips:
                                        The    Costa del Sol Riding School,   Fernandez' Riders and Spanish "Cowhorses",




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                                                                                                                                                                                           Comfortable clothes for riding activities
                              founded in 1998 by its President, Mr Thomas     who will dance to Spanish and Andalusian music.
                              Schmutzer Maycas, is a must-see stop for




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Equestrian Centres
Equestrian Centres




                              equestrian sports lovers.                       -Training: British Horse Society courses.
                                                                              Specialisation and Vocational Training courses.
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                           c   OSTA DEL SOL RACECOURSE                                                                      Mijas
                                                                                                                                                                  TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                               CONVENTION BUREAU                               USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                           How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Costa del Sol is located in the El
                                                                                                                                                                                           Chaparral Residential Development in Mijas
                                                                                     COSTA DEL SOL RAC
                                                                                                                                                                                           Costa, right in the heart of Costa del Sol in the
                                                                                     Urb. El Chaparral, s/n                                                                                Mijas municipality. There are two direct
                                                                                     Mijas Costa                                                                                           entrances: one from Cala de Mijas and
                                                                                     29649 Mijas (Málaga)                                                                                  another from road N-340 opposite the
                                                                                     Tel.: (+34) 952 592 700                                                                               Fuengirola Castle, towards Cerrado del
                                                                                     Fax: (+34) 952 592 718                                                                                Águila.
                                                                                     E-mail: hipodromo@microsur.es                                                                         Equestrian services:
                                                                                     Website: www.hipodromocostadelsol.es                                                                  Horseback riding classes for all ages.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Other special services:
                                                                                                                                                                                           On days when races are held, the Racetrack
                                                                                                                                                                                           also hosts musical performances, children's
                                                                                  - Paddock: next to the saddling area, the horses       training and two show-jumping courses,            activities, etc.
                                                                                  walk around for a closer contact with the public.      covering a total area of 15,400 m2 (110m x        Restaurant services:
                                                                                                                                         140m)                                             Bars, cafes, and international restaurants to suit
                                                                                  - Once the paddock walk has finished, the horses                                                         all tastes: Patsy Fagans Pub, game room, Papa
                                                                                  are taken to the track. This is when to place a bet.   As a complement to the sports activities, there   Luigi Pizzeria, No. 1 Bar, Ceferino Restaurant, El
                                                                                                                                         is an Olympic Athletics Stadium in the centre     Caballo Racetrack and Cafe, Thar-Lap Terrace
Costa del Sol Racecourse




                                                                                  - Start of the race: the horses exit the starting      of the racetrack. It can be accessed via a 70m    (weddings and events).




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Costa del Sol Racecourse
                                                                                  gate.                                                  tunnel.                                           Opening hours:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Winter: morning races.
                                                                                  - The winning horse does a parade or winners           Furthermore, the area includes a choice of        Sunday 25th and Wednesday 28th February
                                                                                  ceremonial entry into the public enclosure.            bars, restaurants, cafeterias and terraces,       see the Mijas Cup Grand Prize (Andalusia
                                                                                                                                         catering to many different tastes and budgets.    Day).
                                                                                  The horse races are broadcast by N340                                                                    Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th March see horse
                                                                                  Television in Mijas and Televisión Española.                                                             races at 10.30.
                                                                                                                                                                                           There are races at 2130 every Saturday in
                                                                                  FACILITIES                                                                                               June, July and August.
                                       Enjoy   thrilling race days at Mijas                                                                                                                Ticket prices:




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                           Racecourse! An ideal place to hold celebrations,       The racetrack consists of two sand tracks: one                                                           Visitors older than 18: 3 euros.
                           product presentations, fairs and events, the day is    1,700 m and the other 1,600 metres in length                                                             Parking is free.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Other:
Equestrian Centres




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Equestrian Centres
                           split amongst five races with half hour intervals in   and both are 25 metres wide. It currently has
                           between. The track order so as to enjoy the races      322 fully finished stalls, with plans for a                                                              All information distributed will be in Spanish
                           is as follows:                                         second phase to reach a total of 650 stalls                                                              and English. In addition to the horse races, the
                                                                                  Visitors have at their disposal a large square in                                                        Racetrack also hosts a series of events such
                                                                                                                                                                                           as competitions and championships
                           - Saddling area: get up close to the horses and        front of the tracks which measures 30,000 m2,
                                                                                                                                                                                           coordinated with the provincial and national
                           see how they are prepared with the saddle, the         stands to accommodate 2,000 spectators and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Equestrian Federations, horse auctions,
                           identifying numbered saddle pad, etc.                  all the amenities of a modern racetrack. Other
                                                                                                                                                                                           concerts, crafts markets, etc.
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                          e   L RANCHITO RIDING CLUB                                                        Torremolinos
                                                                                                                                                                TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                             CONVENTION BUREAU                                      DATOS ÚTILES

                                                                                                                                     FIELD WORK AND GOAD SHOW                             Commercial Management:
                                                                                                                                                                                          PROMARKETING, S.L.
                                                                                    EL RANCHITO RIDING CLUB                          This kind of work comes from the country, where      C/ Murillo Bracho, 3
                                                                                                                                     fighting bulls graze freely on Andalusian valleys.   29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)
                                                                                    Senda del Pilar, 4
                                                                                    29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)                      HIGH SCHOOL CARROUSEL                                Others:
                                                                                    Tel.: (+34) 952 383 140                                                                               Free bus service that picks up customers
                                                                                    Fax: (+34) 952 387 566                           This carrousel is a kind of summary of the           along the coast from San Pedro de Alcántara
                                                                                    Email: info@spanishhorsesshow.com
                                                                                                                                     harmony and serenity of the elements in the          to Torremolinos.
                                                                                    Website: www.feriadelsur.es
                                                                                                                                     show Rhythm on Horseback (Ritmo a Caballo)
                                                                                                                                     The traditional and strict elegance of this
                                                                                                                                     dressage can be seen in a group of Spanish
                                                                                                                                     horses moving in unison to the rhythm of
                                                                                                                                     music. The Spanish horse is noble, generous,
                                                                                 FAIR FANTASY                                        fine-looking, and brave, fit for a king.

                                                                                 Men and women on horseback perform the flat         A real equestrian ballet whose choreography is
                                                                                 walk and the gallop and take spectators to the      based on classical dressing and "doma
                                                                                 joyful, colourful Andalusian fairs.                 vaquero" (commonly used to work cattle), with
                                                                                                                                     Spanish music and Andalusian clothes.
El Ranchito Riding Club




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        El Ranchito Riding Club
                                                                                 HORSEWOMAN DREAM (1)
                                                                                 EQUESTRIAN MAGIC (2)                                This beautiful show is well-known throughout
                                                                                                                                     the Costa del Sol. Over 100,000 people have
                                                                                   (1) They say this is the most beautiful           watched and enjoyed it. It was also staged
                                      RHYTHM ON HORSEBACK is a very              performance in horse shows because it               successfully in horse shows abroad, like the
                          successful horse show that has been run since 1993.    harmoniously combines difficulty, beauty, grace,    World Equestrian Week, held in The Hague
                                                                                 presence, and composure of horsewomen.              (Netherlands).
                          Since our visitors requested it, we started offering   (2) A magic understanding between man and
                          FERIA DEL SUR (Southern Fair) in 2000. It              horse. Different gaits from high school dressing
                          consists in dinner with a flamenco show that,          movements like passage, piaffe, change of leg




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                          along with RITMO A CABALLO make the perfect            and airs above the ground.
                          Andalusian mix.                                        (The two are performed alternately)
Equestrian Centres




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Equestrian Centres
                          Without doubt, the fifteen-year experience and the     LONG REINS AND IN-HAND WORK
                          quality of the shows ensure customer satisfaction.
                                                                                 With the rider standing on the ground, the
                          The horse show features five different                 performance begins with the most difficult high-
                          performances. Its runtime is one and a half hours,     school gaits like piaffe, the Spanish passage,
                          with a 10-minute interval.                             courbette, capriole.
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                  c   RUCEROS MÁLAGA                                                                           Málaga
                                                                                                                                                            TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                         CONVENTION BUREAU                               USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                       Mooring at quay no. 12 in Malaga Port, just
                                                                                                                                SERVICES                                               five minutes from the city's shopping district
                                                                            CRUCEROS MÁLAGA                                                                                            and entire cultural and monumental visits.
                                                                                                                                The boats' versatility means a large selection of
                                                                            Cruceros Málaga S.Coop.And.                         services is available such as programmed trips,        Cruceros Málaga offers a wide selection of
                                                                            Puerto de Málaga, Muelle Nº 2, 29001                panoramic tours around the Bay of Málaga,              client-tailored services:
                                                                            Málaga                                              excursions to Nerja's natural beauty spots and         Bonus for groups on visits to the City of
                                                                            Spain
                                                                                                                                the eastern side of the Costa del Sol, trips around    Málaga
                                                                            Tel.: (+34) 952 12 22 88
                                                                                                                                the western Coast to the ports in Benalmádena,         Panoramic trips around the Bay of Málaga
                                                                            Fax: (+34) 952 12 22 77
                                                                                                                                Fuengirola, Marbella and Puerto Banús or               Cultural Trip
                                                                            E-mail: info@crucerosmalaga.com
                                                                                                                                optional services such as charters, incentives,        Tourist Cruises along the Costa del Sol:
                                                                            Website: www.crucerosmalaga.com
                                                                                                                                conferences, conventions and celebrations.             -Western Costa del Sol Cruise Route
                                                                                                                                                                                       -Eastern Costa del Sol Cruise Route
                                                                                                                                All these services may include onboard lunches,        -Nature Reserve Cruise Route
                                                                                                                                live music, entertainment, etc. Our Star product is    -'Golden Mile' Cruise Route
                                                                                                                                the bonus for groups on a cultural visit to the city   -'Dolphins in their Habitat' Cruise
                                                                                                                                of Málaga - a trip with lunch aboard.                  Conferences and Conventions.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Incentives and Company Parties
                                                                                                                                                                                       Weddings, Anniversaries and Celebrations
                                                                                                                                                                                       Charter
Cruceros Málaga




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cruceros Málaga
                               Cruceros Málaga S. Coop. And., a          with music and a dance floor, the visitor may use
                  company located in Málaga capital city and based       enjoy bar-cafeteria and buffet. In the upper or
                  in the port, organises tourist cruises and sea trips   imperial solarium-type deck you can enjoy the
                  along the Costa del Sol, with a large selection of     trips panoramic views.
                  services able to be tailored to client requirements.
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                                                                         waterline, is the submarine view where you can
                  BOAT                                                   observe the seabed, the marine species living
                                                                         there and, possibly, dolphins playing in their
                  Services are run on new Catamaran style                natural habitat. In the stern area are two sea-level
Sea Crossings




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sea Crossings
                  pleasure boats boasting the latest technology and      platforms for swimming and water sports. All
                  fulfilling all safety requirements under European      access to the quay, main room, bow deck, stern
                  legislation. They have a capacity of 150               galley, and ladies and gents toilets is suitable for
                  passengers comfortably accommodated on the             disabled passengers.
                  large decks. In the main air-conditioned salon
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                        c   OSTASOL CRUISE LINES                                                      Benalmádena
                                                                                                                                                             TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                          CONVENTION BUREAU                                USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                 BOATS                                                  How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Puerto Deportivo, Dársena de Levante
                                                                              COSTASOL CRUISE LINES                                                                                     (Pueblo Marinero)

                                                                              Avda. Antonio Machado, 30                                                                                 Food services:
                                                                              Mariola I Building,                                                                                       Beverages and snacks
                                                                              Suite 2
                                                                                                                                                                                        Special services for children:
                                                                              29630 Benalmádena (Málaga)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Special prices for schools
                                                                              Tel.: (+34) 952 444 881
                                                                              Fax: (+34) 952 447 680                                                                                    Special services for foreigners:
                                                                              Mobile phones: (+34) 667 711 919                                                                          Languages: Spanish, English, French,
                                                                                           (+34) 600 532 002                                                                            German
                                                                              Email: info@costasolcruceros.com
                                                                                                                                 - Starfish Dos: It carries 150 passengers.
                                                                              Website: www.costasolcruceros.com                  Length: 20m. Breadth: 5.8m. First aid service,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Other special services:
                                                                                                                                 public address and music system, bar service,          Charters
                                                                                                                                 ladies and gents toilets, obligatory passenger and
                                                                                                                                 general insurance, life jackets and rafts, state-of-   Season/Opening hours:
                                                                                                                                 the-art navigation systems, indoor salon on main       Yearlong, request information
                                                                                                                                 deck with tables and chairs, bow and upper decks
                                                                                                                                 with solarium.                                         Parking:
                                                                                                                                                                                        In Puerto Marina
Costasol Cruise Lines




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Costasol Cruise Lines
                                                                                                                                                                                        Recommendations:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Warm clothing (sweatshirt)
                                                                           SERVICES
                                   Costasol Cruceros is a company that
                        has been organising in mini-cruises for tourists   The company's based at the Benalmadena
                        along the Costa del Sol since 1980, when it        marina or Puerto Deportivo, in the Dársena de
                        began operations with the Joven María II, which    Levante (Pueblo Marinero).
                        used to pick up customers along the beaches of
                        Torremolinos.                                      - Starfish Dos - Underwater View.




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                                                                           Departures everyday from Benalmádena ( 10:30
                        Later on, the company added the Starfish Dos, a    - 12:30 - 2:30 - 4:30) and Fuengirola (11:30 - 1:30   - Joven María II: Wooden hull. It carries 100
                        bigger and more modern vessel.                     - 3:30- 5:30). There are also trips along the         passengers. Length: 17m. Breadth: 5m. First aid
                                                                           Torremolinos coast (7:00).                            service, public address and music system, bar
                                                                                                                                 service, ladies and gents toilets, passenger and




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sea Crossings
Sea Crossings




                                                                           - Joven María II - Dolphin Trip.                      general insurance, life jackets and rafts, state-of-
                                                                           Daily departures from Benalmádena marina              the-art navigation systems, bow deck, stern and
                                                                           (10:00 - 12:15 - 2:30 - 4:45).                        upper decks, solarium and slide.
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                a   QUAVISTA                                                                     Fuengirola
                                                                                                                                                TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                             CONVENTION BUREAU                               USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                          How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                          Easy access to the Fuengirola Port
                                                                    AQUAVISTA
                                                                                                                                                                          Restaurant services:
                                                                    Fuengirola Port                                                                                       Bar
                                                                    29640 Fuengirola (Málaga)
                                                                    Tel.: (+34) 952 666 607/ 679 554 067                                                                  Special services for children:
                                                                    (reservations)                                                                                        There are no special services for children
                                                                    Fax: (+34) 952 666 607
                                                                                                                                                                          Special services for foreigners:
                                                                                                                                                                          Languages: Spanish, English, French

                                                                                                                                                                          Other special services:
                                                                                                                                                                          For handicapped persons
                                                                                                                                                                          The boat can be rented for all kinds of parties

                                                                                                                                                                          Parking:
                                                                                                                                                                          There is parking next to the boat's mooring
                                                                                                                      TECHNICAL FEATURES                                  Departures:
                                                                                                                                                                          March and April at 12:00 and 16:00.
                                                                                                                      -17,5 metres long                                   June at 12:00 and at 17:00.
                                                                                                                      -Satellite navigation                               July, August and until September 15th at
                                                                                                                      -VHF and HF radio                                   11:00-13:00-17:00-19:00 and 22:00.
                                                                                                                      -Nautical and fire prevention security systems      From September 15th to October at 12:00
                                                                                                                      -Bar service (inexpensive prices)                   and at 16:00.
                           A quavista is a catamaran equip-      UNDER WATER                                          -Obligatory Passenger Insurance included, and       November and December at 12:00.
                                                                                                                                                                          From June every Thursday, night departures
Aquavista




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aquavista
                ped to enable passengers to see under                                                                  all requirements set by Spanish authorities have
                water and thus discover the magic world                                                                been complied with.                                with barbecue onboard.
                                                                 Sailing on board the Aqua Vista catamaran
                that exists in the sea. A catamaran with         provides the opportunity to witness a magical                                                            Trip length: 90 minutes.
                three decks, one of which is covered in the      sight on the other side of the glass: view rocks
                winter months. It has a capacity for 126 peo-




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                                                                 shaped like cliffs, schools of fish, algae, sea
                ple and all security measures required. The      urchins, shells, sargos and everything going on
                ride lasts an hour and a half, during which      at that moment.
                you will see dolphins, algae, schools of fish,
                etc. ..                                          IN THE WATER




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sea Crossings
Sea Crossings




                                                                 With some luck, you will be able to see dolphins
                                                                 diving and playing around the boat.
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                lUNA 7                                                                              Marbella
                                                                                                                          TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                       CONVENTION BUREAU                      USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            Hours:
                                                                                                                                            Morning: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
                                                                       LUNA 7                                                               Afternoon: 2:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Full day: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
                                                                       Puerto Banús - Berth 324
                                                                       Marbella - Málaga                                                    Rides:
                                                                       Email: info@lunapesca.com                                            Every two hours, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                                                                       Web: www.lunapesca.com




                            Boat rental for rides, dolphin
                watching, fishing and deep-sea fishing, trolling, or
Luna 7




                bottom fishing. With 14 fishing equipments and




                                                                                                                                                                                           Luna 7
                the newest accessories to catch gigantic tuna,
                sword fish, bluefin tuna, shark, sea bream, sea
                bass, red bream, conger eel, among other
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                BOATS INCLUDE
                Fishing equipment, beverages, insurance, fishing
                licence, etc.




                                                                                                                                                                                            Sea Crossings
Sea Crossings
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                            b    ENALMÁDENA CABLE RAILWAY                                                   Benalmádena
                                                                                                                                                                  TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                               CONVENTION BUREAU                              USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                            How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                                            By car, on Autovía A7, exit 222
                                                                                    BENALMÁDENA CABLE RAILWAY                                                                               Benalmádena-Arroyo de la Miel.
                                                                                                                                                                                            By public transport: take the local train and
                                                                                    Explanada Tivoli, s/n                                                                                   stop at Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmádena) or
                                                                                    Arroyo de la Miel                                                                                       the coach company Autobuses "Portillo"
                                                                                    29631 Benalmádena (Málaga)
                                                                                    Tel.: 902 190 482 (only from Spain)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Opening hours:
                                                                                    Fax: (+34) 952 577 763/ (+34) 952 577 764
                                                                                                                                                                                            From 10.00 AM.
                                                                                    E-mail: selwo@grpr.com
                                                                                    Website: www.teleferico-benalmadena.com
                                                                                                                                                                                            Parking:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Easy parking at the Teleférico




                                                                                 SHOWS AT THE SUMMIT
                                                                                                                                       protagonists. On the backs of these animals,
Benalmádena Cable Railway




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Benalmádena Cable Railway
                                                                                 The cable railway's appealing leisure offer was       visitors will discover the best views of the Costa
                                                                                 expanded in 2003 with the incorporation at the        del Sol, including Sierra Nevada and on clear
                                                                                 summit of the Calamorro of exhibits of Birds of       days Gibraltar and the African Coast.
                                                                                 Prey, with falcons, eagles, owls, vultures, etc
                                                                                 flying around in liberty in an incredibly beautiful   With this unique donkey ride route, inaugurated at
                                                                                 natural setting, against the stunning background      Easter in 2002, the Benalmádena cable railway
                                                                                 of the skies of Málaga and the Mediterranean.         has contributed to the survival of a very
                                        The Benalmádena Cable Railway                                                                  endangered species. In the last 40 years, in view
                            offers a spectacular fifteen-minute ride in          The backdrop of your view is dominated by the         of the mechanisation of agriculture and rural
                            comfortable, modern cabins, each one with            Málaga skyline and the Mediterranean Sea.             exodus, more than 1,100,000 donkeys have
                            capacity for four people. The cable railway covers   Horses are also included in this new leisure offer.   disappeared. At present there are only 65,000
                            a route that connects Benalmádena Costa with         Visitors that travel to the summit can enjoy an       donkeys in Spain, many of which are unable to




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                            the peak of Monte Calamorro, one of the highest      equestrian show performed by purebred Spanish         procreate.
                            points of the Costa del Sol, at almost 800 metres    horses.
                            above sea level, where visitors can enjoy the                                                              Information of interest: Monte Calamorro
                            exclusive landscape together with a complete         The offer of the Benalmádena Cable Railway            measures 769 metres, equivalent to two and half
                            selection of activities for people of all ages.      includes the possibility of taking a donkey ride on   times the height of New York's Empire State
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Adventures
                                                                                 these docile animal breeds from Cordoba,              Building and twice as high as the Eiffel Tower in
                                                                                 Zamora-Leon and Catalonia. The donkeys take           Paris.
                                                                                 visitors on a relaxing ride along a route in which
                                                                                 the open air, the sun and nature are the
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                  b    ORN TO BE WILD                                               Marbella and Estepona
                                                                                                                                                         TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                      CONVENTION BUREAU                              USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                    Special services for children:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Programmes for everyone (regardless of age
                                                                            BORN TO BE WILD                                                                                         or physical condition)
                                                                            C/ Igualada, 3                                                                                          Special services for foreigners:
                                                                            29670 Marbella (Málaga)                                                                                 A passionate multilingual staff (Spanish,
                                                                            Blue Dolphin Beach Club                                                                                 English, French, German, Dutch)
                                                                            Estepona Beach - 100 m from Carrefour
                                                                            Shopping Centre                                                                                         Prices/special discounts:
                                                                            Estepona (Málaga)                                                                                       It depends on the programme requested

                                                                            Tel.: (+34)606 454 431/ (+34)639 720 246
                                                                            Fax: (+34) 952 781 006
                                                                            E-mail: info@borntobewild.es                      TEAM BUILDING
                                                                            Website: www.borntobewild.es
                                                                                                                              "Jeep Rally", Mountain Bike "Rally", "Scooter
                                                                                                                              Rally",     "Treasure Hunt Walking Rally"
                                                                                                                              "Challenges" (Olympic games on the beach or at
                                                                                                                              the hotel and "Team Building Event" programme)

                                                                         ADVENTURE TOURISM

                                                                         -Dolphin Safari: on board a 4-seat unsinkable        "BLUE DOLPHIN" RESTAURANT
Born To Be Wild




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Born To Be Wild
                                                                         boat, you can enjoy the delights of navigation,      AND BEACH CLUB
                                                                         view the Strait of Gibraltar or search for the
                                                                         dolphins of the Mediterranean.                       The Blue Dolphin is unique because of its privacy,
                                                                                                                              its atmosphere and its real character as a "Beach
                                                                         -Jeep Safari: The objective of the "Jeep Safari"     Club", with nautical activities (ships, canoes,
                                                                         programme is to discover Andalusia through its       water skiing, wake board, monster tube, etc.),
                                                                         well-cared for and privileged Nature Reserves.       sport activities (Olympics, beach volley, beach




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                              “Born To Be Wild Adventures" is a                                                               football, etc.) and games.
                  company that specialises in outdoor activities. It     -Mountain Bike: travelling by bike is another
                  offers action and excitement in an exceptional         option for exploring the most beautiful corners of   The Restaurant, in the true tradition of the "beach
                  setting under the supervision of a qualified, multi-   Andalusia.                                           restaurants" of the Costa del Sol, offers typical
                  lingual team.                                                                                               regional cuisine in an environment that is
Adventures




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Adventures
                                                                         -Hiking: Whether on the slopes of Sierra de las      pleasant thanks to its decor (teak tables, gardens,
                                                                         Nieves or of any other Natural Park                  etc. ) and the friendliness and charm of the staff.
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              fUNNY BEACH                                                                                Marbella
                                                                                                                               TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                            CONVENTION BUREAU                      USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                 How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                 It is located on the coast side of CN-340
                                                                        FUNNY BEACH                                                              (Km.184 Cádiz-Málaga), 300
                                                                                                                                                 metres from the Marbella arch, thus easily
                                                                        Ctra. N-340, Km. 184                                                     accessible for all residents and
                                                                        29600 Marbella (Málaga)                                                  visitors to the city.
                                                                        Tel.: (+34) 952 823 359
                                                                        Fax: (+34) 952 823 359
                                                                                                                                                 Season/opening hours:
                                                                        E-mail: funny@arrakis.es
                                                                                                                                                 Open everyday.
                                                                        Website: www.funnybeach.net
                                                                                                                                                 Summer: from 10:00/11:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                 to 03:00/02:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                 Winter: from 11:00 to 23:00.

                                                                                                                                                 Prices/special discounts:
                                                                                                                                                 Free entrance ticket
                                                                                                                                                 Karting for Adults: 14 euros (8 minutes)
                                                                     SERVICES                                                                    Karting for Children: 7 euros (5 minutes)
                                                                                                                                                 Jumping mats: 3 euros
                                                                     -Restaurant services: The Restaurant offers a                               Super Jump: 6 euros
                                                                     varied and inexpensive menu, suitable for all age                           Electric Motorcycles: 2 euros
                                                                     groups, including hot dogs, fish and a delicious                            Bumper Boats: 6 euros
                                                                     barbecue. It is also well equipped to organise all
                                                                     shorts of events and parties. At the beach                                  There are special prices with significant
                                                                     restaurant, a variety of crêpes, cocktails, fresh                           discounts for groups and schools
Funny Beach




                                                                                                                                                                                              Funny Beach
                                                                     fruit juices, sun beds, beach umbrellas and ... lots
                                                                     of music at one of Marbella's best beaches.                                 Parking:
                          Karting   tracks for adults and for                                                                                    Large area with free parking.
              children 6 years of age or older. Show off your        -Special services for children: The majority of
              skills on the Jumping mats. You can also have fun      the attractions are suitable for both adults and
              with the Bumper Boats, the Mini Golf… and many         children.




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              other entertaining activities, including Video
              Games, Electric Cars and Motorcycles, Billiards        Other special services: Recreational craft with a
              and Child Attractions. In addition, during a good      skipper can be rented for boat rides along the
              part of the year can enjoy our water activities: Jet   coast. We can organise a day of fishing during
              skis, Bananas, Water Skiing, etc.                      which we will provide the drinks and all necessary
Adventures




                                                                                                                                                                                                Adventures
                                                                     equipment. Please contact us for further
              If you like fun, speed, vertigo and an adrenalin       information regarding availability and rates.
              rush, this place is for you.
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               e    L TRENECITO                                                                            Marbella
                                                                                                                                 TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                              CONVENTION BUREAU                      USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                   Journey:
                                                                          EL TRENECITO                                                             Departure: C/ El Faro across from the
                                                                                                                                                   restaurant La Pesquera
                                                                          C/ El Faro, s/n                                                          Tour of the historic district
                                                                          29600 Marbella (Málaga)                                                  Calle Peral
                                                                          Tel.: (+34) 952 789 998/ 639 765 981                                     Parque de la Represa
                                                                          Fax: (+34) 952 782 578                                                   Puente Málaga
                                                                          E-mail: pessin@teleline.es
                                                                                                                                                   Bonsái Museum
                                                                          Website: www.homepage.mac.com/ppessin
                                                                                                                                                   Ricardo Soriano
                                                                                                                                                   Plaza Rodrigo Bocanegra
                                                                                                                                                   Camilo J. Cela
                                                                                                                                                   Frank´s Corner
                                                                                                                                                   Parque de la Constitución
                                                                                                                                                   Tourism Office
                                                                                                                                                   Paseo Marítimo




                                                                       MORE THAN JUST A LITTLE TRAIN

                                                                       -The Marbella Visitors' Train is painted pearl white
El Trenecito




                                                                                                                                                                                           El Trenecito
                                                                       with blue trimming.

                                                                       -The panels located on the roof of each coach
                                                                       and the side panels can be used to carry your
                            The tourist train participates in all of   company's advertising.




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               the city's parades and events.
                                                                       -In addition to its useful function as common
                                                                       transport facility, our train's old-fashioned design
                                                                       attracts all kinds of customers.
Adventures




                                                                                                                                                                                             Adventures
                                                                       -The train operates 12 hours daily, covering the
                                                                       route through the centre of Marbella's historic
                                                                       district and the points of interest for visitors.
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                        s  IGHTSEEING BUS TOURS                                        Málaga and Benalmádena                    b   UGGY SAFARI                                                                       Marbella


                                                                                MÁLAGA COACH STATION                                                                                    BUGGY SAFARI

                                                                                Paseo de los Tilos, s/n                                                                                 Ctra. N-340, Km. 191. Elviria
                                                                                Tel.: (+34) 902 101 081                                                                                 Telephones: (+34) 952 833 664
                                                                                Fax: (+34) 902 101 082                                                                                               (+34) 651 053 518
                                                                                Email: info@malaga-tour.com                                                                                          (+34) 655 891 422
                                                                                Web: www.malaga-tour.com                                                                                Email: info@buggysafarimarbella.com
                                                                                Email: info@benalmadena-tour.com                                                                        Website: www.buggysafarimarbella.com
                                                                                Website: www.benalmadena-tour.com



                                                                                                 USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                               Frequency:                                                                                                                 USEFUL INFORMATION
                                                                               Buses depart every 30 or 40 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Hours:
                                                                               Stops:                                                                                                  Open 365 days a year
                                                                               In Málaga City, there are 15 bus stops at the                                                           3-and-a-half- to 6-hour rides
                                                                               city's major attractions: Cathedral, Castle,
Sightseeing Bus Tours




                                                                               Port, Bullring, Vialia, Plaza de la Merced…                                                             Requirement:
                                                                                                                                                                                       All the buggies feature a 250cc engine and
                                                                               In Benalmádena, there are 12 stops: Puerto                                                              seat 2 people.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Buggy Safari
                                                                               Marina, Parque de la Paloma, Arroyo de la                                                               Driver's licence required.
                                    City Sightseeing Costa del Sol offers      Miel, Tivoli-Cable Railway, Selwo Marina,                    A fantastic buggy ride to discover
                        sightseeing tours of Málaga and Benalmádena.           Playa del Arroyo…                                 the beautiful countryside near Marbella along
                        The ticket is valid for 24 hours. The bus offers a                                                       routes planned by expert guides. Fun for the
                        hop-on / hop-off service.                                                                                whole family and the possibility to discover
                                                                                                                                 unspoiled spots.
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                        LANGUAGES
                                                                                                                                 Buggies are safe vehicles, so previous driving
                        Visitors can get information in eight different lan-                                                     experience isn't required to turn the excursion in
                        guages: Spanish, English, German, Italian,                                                               an unforgettable moment.
                        Swedish, Russian and Japanese (in Málaga), and
Adventures




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adventures
                        Portuguese (in Benalmádena).                                                                             Get a day off the beach and golf courses and spend
                                                                                                                                 it discovering the magnificent Marbella countryside
                                                                                                                                 while driving a buggy along special trails.
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              s  PHEREMANIA                                                                           Marbella
                                                                                                                                                   TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                CONVENTION BUREAU                                USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                               How to get there:
                                                                                                                                                                               Take the A-340 toward San Pedro and then
                                                                                                                                                                               the A-370 to Ronda. Follow directions to La
                                                                                                                                                                               Quinta Resort.

                                                                                                                                                                               Location facilities:
                                                                                                                                                                               Bar and restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                               Children club and swings
                                                                                                                                                                               Changing room and showers
                                                                                                                                                                               Tennis and paddle tennis courts
                                                                                                                                                                               Golf course and golf practice course
                                                                                                                                                                               Spa and fitness centre

                                                                                                                                                                               What you need to know
                                                                                                                                                                               Recommended for children
                                                                                                                                                                               (minimum height: 1m) and adults
                                                                                                                                                                               Incentive groups
                                                                                                                                                                               Conference groups
                                                                                                                       YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM                                     Birthday parties

                                                                                                                       Harness sphereing for two
                                                                                                                       (you must be at least 1.4m high)
                                                                                                                       Two people are fastened in a 4m sphere and roll
                                                                                                                       down a hill at a speed of up to 30 mph.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SphereMania
SphereMania




                          You may or may not have tried                                                                Aqua sphereing (you must be at least 1m high)
              bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting                                                          Slide down a hill inside a ball with 30l of water.
              and any number of imaginative ways to get from         SPHEREMANIA                                       You'll try what it's like to be in a washing machine.
              the sky to the ground, but if you are willing to try
              something radical, completely different from other     Golf practice area at La Quinta Golf &            Aqua sphereing is exhilarating, unlike anything
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              adventure sports, then you've got to try               Country Club, Nueva Andalucía,                    you've ever experienced before.
              Sphereing®! You will experience the hill rolling       Marbella - 29660.
              ride of your life!                                                                                       You can share a ride with two friends.
                                                                     Contact Details
                                                                     Telephone: (+34) 693 515 666
              SphereMania is a brand new adventure activity
                                                                     Email: marbella@spheremaniaespana.com
Adventures




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Adventures
              that has hit the UK and at last has reached
                                                                     Website: www.spheremaniaespana.com
              Marbella.
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                       tORREQUEBRADA CASINO                                                           Benalmádena
                                                                                                                                                           TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                        CONVENTION BUREAU                                 USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                      Opening hours:
                                                                                                                                - The Torrequebrada Casino is classified as one       Opens: 9:00 PM
                                                                              TORREQUEBRADA CASINO                              of the biggest casinos of Spain and consists of a     Closes: 5:00 AM
                                                                                                                                slot-machine room, a very large main gambling         Admission: 4:30 AM
                                                                              Avda. del Sol, s/n                                room and a private one. American Roulette,
                                                                              Benalmádena Costa                                 French Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat and Poker.      Prices:
                                                                              29630 Benalmádena (Málaga)                                                                              Per Day: 4 euros. Week: 20 euros.
                                                                              Tel.: (+34) 952 446 000                                                                                 Month: 40 euros. Year: 100 euros.
                                                                                                                                - The Restaurant Grill-Casino offers an elegant
                                                                              Fax: (+34) 952 445 702
                                                                                                                                and meticulous atmosphere where guests can
                                                                              E-mail: casino@torrequebrada.com
                                                                                                                                have a pleasant dinner and evening enjoying the       Parking:
                                                                              Website: www.torrequebrada.com
                                                                                                                                traditional dishes or new creations of                Parking available
                                                                                                                                Mediterranean cuisine and a select wine list.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Admission regulations:
                                                                                                                                - A large, easily accessible parking with 8 levels,   In order to have access to the Gambling
                                                                                                                                700 metres from Benalmádena Costa                     Halls, you have to show an entrance card that
                                                                                                                                                                                      you will be given upon presentation of your
                                                                                                                                                                                      national identification card, passport or
                                                                           TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER                                                                                    driver's license. The card is personal and non-
                                                                                                                                                                                      transferable.
                                                                           - The Torrequebrada Casino opened on 1 April
Torrequebrada Casino




                                                                           1979. 26 years later it continues to be one of the                                                         The Casino Director may, in general terms,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Torrequebrada Casino
                                                                           major tourist centres of the Costa del Sol and                                                             request visitors to adhere to certain dressing
                                                                           one of the most complete complexes at a natio-                                                             and etiquette standards, the character of
                                                                           nal level with an extensive offer of leisure                                                               which may be general, seasonal, for specific
                                    The Torrequebrada Casino is located    activities. It comprises a Casino, 5-star Hotel,                                                           days or times during which the gambling
                       between Málaga and Marbella, in the municipal       the Fortuna Night Club, Restaurants,                                                                       rooms are open.
                       district of Benalmádena Costa. Given the extra-     Convention Centre…
                       ordinary climate and surroundings of this                                                                                                                      Gambling:
                       privileged location, the Torrequebrada Casino is    - During the winter, opening hours are from                                                                -Roulette
                       an ideal location to spend a few days at any time   9:00PM to 5:00AM and during the summer, from




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                                                                                                                                                                                      -Black Jack
                       of the year enjoying a rest and having fun at the   9:00PM to 6:00AM. Open everyday except 24
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Poker without discarding
                       same time.                                          December.
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Baccarat
Casinos and salons




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Casinos and salons
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Slot machines
                       Nearby there are golf courses, beaches and          - Its facilities have been recently remodelled,
                       many other leisure options to choose from during    including specific renovations to the décor, gam-
                       your holidays. And for sea lovers, the              bling furniture, air conditioning system, lighting
                       Benalmádena Marina, with its ample shopping         and restaurant area.
                       area, is just 2 kilometres away.
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               s  ALA FORTUNA                                                                     Benalmádena
                                                                                                                                                          TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                       CONVENTION BUREAU                              USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                     Reservations:
                                                                                                                                  MAGIC UNLIMITED SHOW                               International show and flamenco performance
                                                                        SALA FORTUNA                                                                                                 Torrequebrada Casino
                                                                                                                                  Artists: Oscar, Renzo & Mara                       Benalmádena
                                                                        Address: Avda. del Sol, Benalmádena Costa                 Email: info@magicshow.es                           Reservations by telephone:
                                                                        Tel.: (+34) 952 579 529 / (+34) 952 579 530               Website: www.magicshow.es                          (+34) 952 446 000
                                                                        Fax: (+34) 952 445 702                                    Venue: Hotel Casino Torrequebrada.
                                                                        Email: fortuna@torrequebrada.com                          Showtime: Saturdays, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                        Website: www.torrequebrada.com                            Tel.: (+34) 677 245 588
Sala Fortuna




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sala Fortuna
                                                                                                                              MAGIC UNLIMITED SHOW
                           From      Tuesday to Saturday, Sala       Sala Fortuna is an extraordinary hall on the Costa
               Fortuna puts on this extraordinary show, the only     del Sol. It seats 500 people and is the ideal venue      The stage at Sala Fortuna, in the Casino Hotel
               one of its kind in Andalusia. The first part of the   to hold events, since it's been offering quality, pro-   Torrequebrada, Benalmádena, welcomes Oscar,
               show is an excellent dance fusion performance         fessional services for 30 years now.                     Renzo & Mara, internationally renowned Dutch
               full of light and colour. The costumes are magnifi-                                                            magicians and illusionists.
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               cent and the production, fantastic.                   You can't miss one of the best shows in Spain.
                                                                                                                              They present the most entertaining and specta-
               The second part of the show takes the audience                                                                 cular show on the Costa del Sol. Thanks to their
               to a "tablao flamenco," a stage on which several                                                               talent, these young stars add lots of energy,
               "palos" are played by a "cantaor" or singer from                                                               humour, romance and intrigue to their performan-
               Jerez, a guitarist and a percussionist who hits the                                                            ces. In part, Oscar, Renzo & Mara's success lies




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cabarets
Cabarets




               "cajón flamenco." The stage looks like a typical                                                               in their ability to take the audience to a fantastic
               Andalusian street on which fourteen dancers do                                                                 world where happiness prevails under the wave
               traditional flamenco dance.                                                                                    of their magic wand.
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             n    ERJA CAVE                                                                                 Nerja
                                                                                                                                                      TOURIST BOARD &
                                                                                                                                                   CONVENTION BUREAU                                  USEFUL INFORMATION

                                                                                                                         HIGH AND NEW GALLERIES                                   Hours:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Winter: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
                                                                      CUEVA DE NERJA FOUNDATION                          Most of the cave corresponds to the so-called High       July and August: 10:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                         Galleries and New Galleries, which can be visited in     Festival days: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
                                                                      Ctra. de Maro, s/n                                 spelunking tours in winter. You need to register for a
                                                                      29787 Nerja                                        tour of this kind.                                       Closing days: 1 January and 15 May
                                                                      Málaga                                                                                                      (St Isidore the Farmer's Festival)
                                                                      Tel.: (+34) 952 529 520 (5 lines)                  FESTIVAL
                                                                      Fax: (+34) 952 529 646
                                                                      Email: admon@cuevadenerja.es
                                                                                                                         The Nerja Cave has been home to the "Cueva de            Admission:
                                                                      www.cuevadenerja.es
                                                                                                                         Nerja" International Dance and Music Festival -          Adults: 7 euros
                                                                                                                         held for five days in the second half of July- since     Children (6-12) 3.50 euros
                                                                                                                         1960. The festival draws top international artists       Children under 6: free
                                                                                                                         in the fields of ballet, opera, Spanish dance, and       Discounts available for groups
                                                                                                                         flamenco. Some of the artists who have taken
                                                                                                                         part in it are Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich,
                                                                                                                         José Carreras, Paco de Lucía, and dancers from           Facilities:
                                                                                                                         the Vienna State Opera Ballet.                           - Visitor centre
                                                                                                                                                                                  - Restaurant and coffee shop
                                                                   CAVE FORMATION                                                                                                 - Picnic area
                                                                                                                                                                                  - Children's park
                                                                   The Nerja Cave's formation dates back to the                                                                   - Gift shop
                                                                   Triassic. It emerged from the bottom of the old                                                                - Gardens
                                                                   Mediterranean Sea, i.e. the Tethys Ocean. Its
                          Lhe Nerja Cave was discovered in         definitive shape was the result of geological
Nerja Cave




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nerja Cave
             1959 by a group of guys from Maro, on the             processes taking place during the Cretaceous, the
             outskirts of Nerja, Málaga Province. It opened its    Miocene, and the Pleistocene.
             doors to the public in 1960.
                                                                   It contains a large number of speleothems -
             It has been designated as a Historic and Artistic     stalactites, stalagmites, draperies or curtains,
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             Monument and Asset of Interest in the category of     rimstone dams or gours, among others- began to
             Archaeological Site. In fact, it is a major tourist   form some 800,000 years ago, and they have come
             attraction in Spain.                                  down to us.

             Located only 4km to the east of Nerja, it can be      GUIDED TOURS
             reached via the A-7, exit 295 to Maro, Cueva




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cabarets
Cabarets




             de Nerja. If you're in Nerja, you should take the     Tours of the Nerja Cave cover a third of its total
             N-340 in Maro.                                        surface. They take visitors to different rooms: the
                                                                   Hall, the Cascade, the Cataclysm, and many others.
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                      c   IMAX - YELMO CINEPLEX                                                                 Málaga


                                                                             CINEPLEX

                                                                             Centro de Ocio Plaza Mayor
                                                                             Avda. Alfonso Ponce de León, 1
                                                                             Rotonda Parador del Golf
                                                                             29004 Málaga
                                                                             Tel.: (+34) 902 902 103
                                                                             Tel.: (+34) 951 231 980 ext. 200




                                                                                              USEFUL INFORMATION
                                                                            Showtimes:
                                                                            Every day, from 12:00 to 01:00
                                                                            Ticket prices:
Cine Yelmo Cineplex




                                                                            2D and 3D Movies
                                                                                        Adults: 7.40 euros
                                                                                        Children and Seniors: 6.40 euros
                                                                            2D and 3D Documentaries
                                  The Imax screen of the Yelmo Cines                    Adults: 6 euros
                      Plaza Mayor is the only large-format, 3D cinema                   Children and Seniors: 5 euros
                      theatre in Andalusia. American feature films and
                      documentaries are shown here. It's 300 sq m and       Special prices for groups
                      has 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. The
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                                                                            Enquiries to: imax_plazamayor@yelmocpx.com
                      comfy seats, in a steep gradient, and the great
                      size and resolution of the films will make you feel
                      the fantastic Imax experience. It's like you
                      become part of the movie.
Imax Cinemax
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