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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday August 31, 2012

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday August 31st until Thursday September 6th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
The Bourne Legacy
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Expendables 2
The Bourne Legacy
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Expendables 2
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2D
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Prometheus 2D
Prometheus 3D
The Dictator
The Bourne Legacy
The Pirates 2D
The Dark Knight Rises

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* International School Estepona

International School Estepona starts classes Thursday September 6th, so if you are looking for a good school in the San Pedro/Estepona area, this one is worth checking out. They have some really stellar testimonials that are very encouraging. Click here to read more...

* Tarifa holiday rental

Looking for a place to stay in Tarifa? Try Casa la Luz in the center of town where all the action is. This bohemian beach town located about an hour and a half away from Marbella is a must see when spending more than just a few days in Marbella. Plan ahead for September...that's my favorite time of year to hit Tarifa. Tourists have dwindled out, prices come down and the sea has been warmed up from the whole summer. We promise, you won’t regret a trip to Tarifa! Click here to read more…

* Swans International School

Yes, it’s that time of year again and kids are heading back to school next week. Swans International School starts on Wednesday September 5th. Swans opened in 1971, so it has a long history and loads of experience teaching on the Costa del Sol. Swans accepts children from 3 to 18 years old, so check it out if you are looking for a good school in Marbella that follows the British curriculum and offers the IB program. Click here to read more...

* QI Sport and Fitness

Summer is winding down and it’s now time start thinking about getting back in shape. If you're looking for something new in fitness, try out the really cool corebar class at QI Sport.

This is one of the more popular gyms here in Marbella that offers a wide range of classes, state of the art gym equipment and great trainers all ready to motivate and inspire you. If you've taken time off to relax this summer, it's time to get back into the swing of things and hit the gym, so check out QI Sport and read our reviews. It's conveniently located near Puerto Banus too and parking is never a problem. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you are just here on holiday, you can pay by the day or week to use the facilities!

* Laude San Pedro International School

Laude San Pedro International School starts Thursday September 6th. This is a relatively new school with great facilities offering both A Levels and Spanish Bachillerato. Laude has over 500 students from 40 different nationalities, so it is a truly international school. Read our reviews for more details. Click here to read more…

* Fires on the Costa del Sol

Fires have been burning all night in the villages of Ojen and Coín near Marbella. Eight urbanisations and 4,000 people in Marbella have been evacuated from their homes. The fire broke out on Thursday afternoon and has affected Coín where some 60 homes have had to be evacuated.

Two people have been seriously injured with burns. They were in the urbanisation El Rosario where five homes have been affected by the flames.Click here to read more...

* School uniform exchange

Yep, that time of year is here and we would like to remind you to use our School Uniform Exchange forum to recycle, request, exchange, donate or sell outgrown uniforms. Click here to read more...

* Top Ten Marbella Beaches

The weather is fantastic in Marbella and will continue for a long time, so we still have plenty of opportunity to go to the beach. We have compiled a list of our family’s favorite beaches with recommendations on where to grab a bite eat while there. If you're favorite isn't on the list, tell us! Just add a comment on this page. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Mac Solutions workshops

Marbella Mac Solutions is offering a wide range of workshops this fall from learning how to build a website to figuring out the basics of your Mac. This is a great opportunity to figure out all that your computer has to offer, get organized or learn a new skill. Justin Menchen leads the classes, has a great reputation and comes highly recommended. Click here to read more…

* Costa Unida football fair

Costa Unida football team is having a fun fair at their football grounds in San Pedro on Sunday September 9th from 11am to 3pm. Games, penalty shoot out, laser combat, stalls, food and much more. It's a great chance to meet the coaches and players if you are considering joining a football team in Marbella. Or just come along and have fun with the kids and support the team! Click here to find out how to get there…

* VAT increases in Spain

As of September 1, 2012, Spain is increasing the VAT rate from 18% to 21% as part of the economic measures taken to stabilize the economy. Brace yourself!

* Selwo Aventura

Increases in VAT start September 1st, however Selwo Aventura in Estepona will not apply the VAT increase in their ticket prices for the 2012 season so that tourists and locals can enjoy this unique park without paying more. Click here to read more…

TIP: Little ones will love the goat petting zoo! Older ones will love the rope bridges.

* Motorcycle rally

For those of you who love bikes, you’ll want to know about the motorcycle rally this weekend. The event, music and entertainment takes place at Fuerte Nagueles in Marbella.

September 1 route: ‘Ruta al Puerto de Ojén’ starting at 6pm. September 2 route: ‘Ruta Marbella-Puerto Banús’, with stop at Hard Rock Café at 12pm. Click here to read more…

* Looking for hairdresser

Can anyone help out with this question? "I went to Cru. In banus and a great French guy who really was great, he told me he wanted to get his own salon and even told me about his ides for the decor, the next time I went he was gone, I cant remember his name but if any body out there knows of whom I speak and best of all know where I can find him me and my hair will be very very greatful."

If you know who this reader is talking about, feel free to leave a comment on this page. Or, if you are looking for a hair salon in Marbella, take a look at our list of recommendations anyway. Click here to read more…

* Planning to barbeque?

If you are planning on barbequing this weekend and are looking for a good butcher in Marbella, then you must try Carniceria Andres. We have few other recommendations that you may be interested in reading about. Or, let us know where you find the freshest meat by adding a comment on this page. Click here to read more…

* Looking for San Jose uniform

Does anyone have a for Colegio San Jose school uniform for a 2.5 year old to get rid of? Click here to read more…

* D´Olivia olive oils and vinegars

If you head to Old Town Marbella, you've got to stop into the D´Olivia olive oil store for some tastings. It's fantastic and olive oil makes a great gift for friends and family at home. Click here to read more…

* Caribbean furniture needed

Can you help out a fellow reader who asks, ”Hello Marbella Family Fun Subscribers,

I am looking for Furniture that has a Caribbean flare. Bedroom and Dining Room Furniture. Not sure where to go on the Costa Del Sol. Thank you in advance Sue”

If you know of somewhere to buy this kind of furniture, please send us a message to or search for Sue on our Facebook wall (Scroll to August 26). Click here to read more…

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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