All Stars Summit 2023. Promoting Costa del Sol as a global gourmet destination

Producers from “Sabor a Málaga”, the Malaga Provincial Council’s brand for promoting the Malaga agri-food sector, will take part in the Marbella All Stars gourmet event, to be held on the 19th and 21st of June. More than 200 prestigious brands will gather at the 8th edition of this event, focused on promoting the image of the Costa del Sol as a gourmet and golf coast. In addition, half a hundred chefs will prepare their proposals.

The All Stars Summit 2023 is carrying out innovative work to continue promoting the consumption of local “Sabor a Málaga” products through the alliance that has been achieved with Alcampo Marbella. There is also a nod to Golf through the collaboration with Santa María Golf in Marbella, which this year is being strengthened on the occasion of the Solheim Cup. The “GO&GO Menu” will be presented at Santa María Golf de Marbella with golf-themed dishes made with Alcampo products. The presentation press conference, held today, was attended by María Asenjo, Director of Grupo All Stars, Leonor García-Agua, Director of Sabor a Málaga, Carmen Auñón, Director of Alcampo Marbella and Pedro Batista, Director of Santa María Golf.

The two stages of the All Stars Summit 2023 will have the following program: on 19th June, at the Hotel IPV Palace & Spa in Fuengirola, a meeting and a gourmet catwalk will be held from 10.30 a.m., dealing with topics such as the keys to making the Costa del Sol visible as a global gourmet destination and the collaboration between Alcampo and “Sabor a Málaga”.                                        

And on 21 June, from 19.30 hours, at the Hotel Santa María Golf Marbella, the repercussion of the Solheim Cup and the formulas to maximize it will be analyzed, closing the meeting with a tasting of the Go&Go Menu.



LIV GOLF VALDERRAMA EVENT (30 June – 2 July, 2023)

For the first time ever, the Liv Golf League will play thrilling matches at Real Club Valderrama on the Costa del Sol from June 30 through July 2. This three-day event will delight golf enthusiasts by displaying some of the top golf talent available. Among the golfers competing are Sergio Garcia, Cam Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka. 

As the first stop in Continental Europe for this international golf league, Real Club Valderrama is the ideal golf course for this competition.

SOLHEIM CUP (18 – 24 September, 2023)

The international women’s golf competition, the Solheim Cup, will be held in Andalucia in 2023 at the Finca Cortesín, near Casares, Málaga. The European and American Teams will face off in the international women’s golf championship, which will run from September 18 to September 24, 2023.

For the first time ever, the Ryder Cup for women will be staged in Spain, notably in the region of Andalusia, making the region and the Costa del Sol important key reference for the sport in general.

The event will take place at Finca Cortesín, one of Spain’s top golf courses that has hosted a number of mayor competitions, including three World Match Play Championships. It distinguishes out as contemporary course with 2017-renovated greens. 

ALOHA HILL CLUB (Sports Connection)

Aloha Hill Club has always supported and provided first class accommodation for multiple kind of sports events, whether for elite, amateur athletes or sports clubs.

A superb starting point for all levels of cyclists and triathletes looking for mountain, road and natural cycle and running routes through the unique and diverse surrounding countryside  (image below with the great road sprinter Mario Cipollini)

Tennis clubs such as Karolina Pliskova’s academy from Czech Republic also put their confidence in Aloha Hill Club and enjoyed our installations on various occasions.

For these Golf editions, once again, Aloha Hill Club aims to provide accommodation for athletes, organisers or visitors, and to this end, we are proud to deliver and provide the best service

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Andalucía’s Natural Tourism

One of the most joyful aspects of visiting or living in Andalucia is the beauty of the natural landscape, ranging from rugged snow-capped mountains to its coveted coastline, swathes of natural forests and sandy desert dunes, you cannot fail to be moved.

You may not realise just how much there is to enjoy, protected Natural Parks cover over 30 per cent of the land in Andalucia, ensuring unspoilt natural habitats, clean air and the preservation of wildlife and of course spectacular views. Andalucia also boasts two National Parks within the region, Doñana and Sierra Nevada, which are afforded the highest level of protection in order to safeguard the wildlife, plants and unspoilt terrain.

To provide a further level of protection UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has designated eight areas in Andalucia as ‘biospheres’, based on their important ecosystems, flora, fauna and natural resources. UNESCO biospheres are protected by conservation orders that guarantee only sustainable development, which is why homes in these areas, like Siesta’s ‘The Oakhill’ and ‘Oakhill Heights’ are highly coveted, as the landscapes, fresh air and views are guaranteed with a protected biosphere reserve.

Here are four of Andalucia’s must-see biosphere reserves:

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is situated close to Granada and was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1986. This National Park is arguably the most well-known and is famed for its high mountain range, the second highest mountain in Europe behind the Alps, making Andalucia one of the few destinations where you can be sunbathing on beach in the morning and within a couple of hours drive, be skiing down the slopes. The park also covers an enormous expanse of rivers, gorges, lakes, lagoons, forests and stunning natural flora. It is popular not only with skiers but also hikers, cyclists and campers.

Parque Nacional de Doñana

Bird watchers will already know about this beautiful National Park, as it is one of the most important wetlands in Europe, and home to an incredible variety of birds. Many species migrate to the park from all over Europe and as far as Africa, including geese and flamingos and it is also home to the largest colony of Spanish Eagles in the world. The park covers an incredible 1,300km² and spans three provinces, Cadiz, Huelva and Seville. It is only possible to visit the park by taking an organised trip via the El Acebuche Visitors Centre with an official guide, cars are prohibited and access is strictly limited.

Sierra de las Nieves

Nestled in the foothills of the mountains behind Marbella, Sierra de las Nieves covers an area spanning 18,530 hectares, which is mainly agricultural land, abundant with incredible forests of fir, chestnuts and olives. It is also the natural habitat of mountain goats, amongst other indigenous wildlife. The area was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1995. Visitors are drawn to the park to soak up the wild landscapes dense with wild flora and fauna, and the terrain is fantastic for horse riding, trekking and climbing.

Sierra de Grazalema

This natural park is blessed with over 1,300 varieties of indigenous Mediterranean plants, many unique to this specific park. The abundance of natural flora, including rare Spanish fir forests, is a result of the area’s incredible amount of rain fall each year, in fact this corner of Cadiz has been dubbed the ‘wettest place in Spain’. Of the park’s 51,695 hectares, 3,000 are designated as the Reserve Area, as this sector includes the most delicate ecosystems, ancient forests and Eagle colonies, and therefore access is restricted. If you would like to visit the restricted zone, this can be arranged via the visitors centre in Cortes de la Frontera.

If you are planning on visiting Marbella to soak up the atmosphere and explore the exquisite biosphere reserves, why not stay in the heart of golf valley at the Aloha Hill Club boutique resort, where the luxury accommodation nestles amongst tropical gardens and is surrounded by stunning countryside. The 5-star facilities include a Spa, swimming pool, restaurant, bodega and the on-site concierge service is on-hand to help 24 hours a day.