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Visiting the Luna Mora from Estepona

Visiting the Luna Mora from Estepona

The charming town of Estepona is wonderfully located for exploring the Costa del Sol and Andalucia, just ten minutes’ drive from Marbella, thirty minutes from the beautiful white village of Casares, one hour from Malaga and its many museums and you can even reach Granada in just over two hours. 

If you are visiting in September, one of the highlights is the festival of Luna Mora, when the pretty town of Guaro is lit by more than 25,000 candles and visitors can enjoy music, performances, an artisan market and great food.

This year the festival is on the Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of September, with the market opening each day from 5pm. There are workshops on how to draw with candles each day at 5.30 throughout the evening you can learn how to make artisan games and do henna tattoos and oriental dance. Check the programme for the full list of workshops, times and locations.

From 6pm the candles begin to be lit and the festivities as night falls the crowds arrive. The organisers recommend arriving around 8pm when it is dark enough to look magical and the market is in full swing, browse the market, enjoy the parades and the gourmet market and eat in the Avenida de los Mesones before attending one of the great concerts.

Families will enjoy the story telling at 8.30pm and the activities in the theatre tent at 9pm, as well as the very special atmosphere. The concerts are at 11pm, with Zenet performing on Friday and Chambao on Saturday and the fun continues late into the night. Please note that you need to purchase tickets for the concerts, ticket prices start from 16.50€ and can be bought online at https://www.malagaentradas.com Information about how to get to the Luna Mora festival and the programme can be found here 

Basing yourself at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia just outside Estepona allows you to easily explore the Costa del Sol, the stunning villages and countryside inland and enjoy day trips to some of Andalucia’s great treasures. Our concierge can help you to arrange transport to festivals such as Luna Mora, get a hire car for total freedom or hire bikes to explore the countryside. Find out more about the room options and check availability on our website, or call us so we can answer your questions to +34 952 80 95 00.   

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