Atrévete means “I dare you”, and that’s exactly what one of the most popular dance clubs in Torremolinos is inviting couples to be: a little more daring on the dance floor with moves that sway hips and get the body swinging to salsa, bachata, merengue, Cuban rueda and all the hottest Latin rhythms with a contagious beat. Merengue, bachata, cumbia, rumba, mambo, samba, bolero, cha-cha-cha and other Latin dances are best done as a couple, but if you’re single and want a partner, there’s no place like a Latin dance party to find one, especially on a Sunday night at Atrévete, where salsa lessons are offered before the moves heat up.
Lömbok Natural Beach Bar is not a chiringuito, but it’s a lot more than a night club. It’s a restaurant, café, wine bar, comedy club, place to watch sportscasts, listen to top DJs, attend theme parties and a venue for private functions - all just 50 meters from Playamar Beach in Torremolinos. At night, Lömbok caters to a youthful crowd, specializing in house and alternative, with an area for 80’s & 90’s music. Lömbok has been created as a luxury for the senses, with an Asian-influenced ambiance, décor that’s chic yet comfy, an outdoor terrace open for cocktails, wines, and international cuisine, and a uniquely lit indoor space open til dawn. It’s not surprising that Lömbok has remained one of the top places to go in Torremolinos for three years running.
Mai Tai Disco is a large venue in the Fuengirola Nightlife scene that offers go-go shows, striptease, theme parties and sometimes flamenco spectacles and dance workshops. It has a large dance floor, abundant seating, stage facilities, theatrical lighting, sound systems and space for up 450 people. It’s situated directly across from the beach on the Paseo Marítimo Rey de España in the lower part of the sixteen-story Edificio El Puerto where Hotel El Puerto has 300 guest rooms above. Although Mai Tai may once have been a destination for Costa del Sol clubbing, it’s now primarily a place for private parties, spectacles, go-go, striptease and erotic dance performances.
Maná is the name of a group of popular clubs and café-style bars throughout the Malaga Costa del Sol region that are spacious, trendy, decorated with contemporary flare and boast fine state-of-the-art sound systems and high-tech lighting installations. The establishments include Maná Playamar in Torremolinos, well-known for comedy nights and an eclectically lit ambiance; Maná Puerto Marina in Benalmadena, the original club that’s been around for 15 years and still gets packed-out on weekends, and Maná Café in Málaga City, a large open-air terrace for cocktails and music that stays open until 2AM. Indeed, Maná is synonymous with Malaga night life, trendy clubs and contemporary terrace-lounge bars throughout Malaga Costa del Sol.
Beachside nightlife in Costa del Sol begins in the morning and goes til dawn on luxury Balinese-style canopy bed loungers with white curtains, linen-covered mattresses and pillows, with fresh cocktails and Mediterranean tapas served amidst sunshine and sea breezes where sand is the only thing underfoot – at Maracas clubs on Costa del Sol beaches. Near the lounge areas are hacienda-style restaurant-bar-nightclubs built on the beaches at Los Álamos in Torremolinos and Playa del Bil Bil in Benalmádena. Other Maracas Malaga clubs are along the yacht-lined Puerto Marina in Benalmadena, an area for Costa del Sol clubbing that’s not beachside but near the waterfront, and Maracas La Malagueta with chic urban nightlife in Malaga Spain.
Kaleido terrace is about cheese croissants for breakfast overlooking yacht-lined Puerto Marina and midday scampi & chips amidst sailboats. It’s about ice-cream and specialty coffees on the terrace; about ravioli fiorentina, tagliatelle carbonara and seafood paella for dinner. It’s also about nightlife in Benalmadena with shooters called “chupitos”, cocktails, champagne and all-night dancing. Kaleido-style Benalmadena night life is sambuca & coffee liqueur, champagne-peach shooters, blue tropic pineapple-peach drinks, mojitos, caiprinhas, piña coladas and the Costa del Sol special: Cointreau, lime, orange juice, champagne & powdered sugar. Benalmadena holidays come alive at Kaleido with coffee, brunch or cocktails on the terrace and shooters in the club.
There are two purple letters: KK that remain illuminated from 11PM until 6AM on Calle de Jacinto Benavente, half a block from Paseo Marítimo Rey de España –Fuengirola’s beachfront strip with bars, clubs and restaurants. The letters stand for Karbon Klub, a name synonymous with DJ Alex Icey Walker, R&B, Hip Hop, Garage, Old Skool and House as well as top international guest DJs, live music performances such as those by Monkey Tennis, and “Phat Fridays” – a weekly feature during summer 2012. Guest highlights have included FAB Fonti & Bushkin, stars of BBC 1Xtra and F.A.B Present…on Rinse.FM, the cast of Desperate Scousewives and Pacha London’s top female DJ Lucy Stone - Bam Bo Tang.
New Discoteca Kiu is where nightlife Costa del Sol partying breaks free of rules and dancing & music take control every single day, Monday though Sunday, from 11PM to 7AM. It’s one of the loudest Benalmadena nightclubs for twenty-something partiers in Benálmadena City, on Calle Los Almendros between Avenida de la Fuente & Avenida Antonio Machado. The club features twelve lightheads, sixteen video screens and two massive party environments. There are three resident DJs: Francis, DJ Jouse and Adrian Rowell, plus guest Mauri Deejay - House specialist. Kiu promises the best nightlife in Spain for clubbers who want the latest sounds without skipping a beat. Get into the nightlife Benalmadena offers by booking space in the new VIP Zone at Discoteca Kiu.
La Pepa is one of the newest wine bar dance club combos in Estepona Costa del Sol with a contemporary design including booths, dance floor, bar, live music stage and trendy lighting. It’s one of the Costa del Sol nightclubs located in the elite marina zone of the Puerto Deportivo de Estepona – a Costa del Sol party area conducive to indoor/outdoor celebrations with terraces offering views of palm-lined avenues, blue & white arches and yachts in the harbour. La Pepa Bar de Copas in Estepona is open everyday from 12 noon to 3PM, then for Happy Hour from 9:30PM to11:00PM with half price drinks, and on Fridays, Saturdays and pre-holidays from noon to 4AM. The attractions include: resident DJ Danny Marlop and live soul, jazz, funk-rock and retro-pop music groups.
It’s hard to miss the enormous banana on Taweewong Road in Patong, but if you do, there’s a giant effigy of an Aztec-Thai-god, bamboo scaffolding and dangling streamers with colorful lights to mark one of the oldest places for Phuket nightlife – Banana Disco. It’s similar to other clubs with dance beats, house mixes & hip-hop, but there are a few differences. The cover charge, between 200-400 baht that includes a drink or two, also acts as a deterrent to Bangla hotties & minimizes undesirable shenanigans. The bi-level non-smoking club has a massive dance floor (ruled by a gargantuan Aztec-Thai deity), is air-conditioned and has two bars with fast service ensuring happily inebriated guests. There’s live music from 10pm to midnight, then the disco continues till 2am.