Author: Carolyn Mowlem

Author: Carolyn Mowlem - total articles: 10

Property sales up 11% in Málaga province

All signs were positive in February, with mortgages, sales and prices strengthening.

In terms of property sales, nationally Málaga province was in fourth place, behind Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante.

According to the latest data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), and published last week, no fewer than 15,185 property transactions were recorded in the province of Málaga in the first six months of this year…

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Author: 14/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Going for gold in Málaga!

untitledThis week, Málaga is well and truly in the spotlight as the city plays host to the 21st edition of the World Transplant Games, with 2,300 athletes from more than 50 different countries competing in a total of 17 sports disciplines being held at no fewer than 11 venues in and around the capital of the Costa del Sol…

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Author: 27/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Málaga airport: a record-breaking May


May’s impressive figures bring to a total of 6,487,745 the number of passengers passing through Málaga airport in the first five months of 2017.

For the first time in its history, no fewer than 1.8 million passengers passed through Málaga airport in the shoulder month of May 2017, an increase of 11.2% on figures for the same period in 2016. To put that into perspective, that’s 200,000 more than in June last year – when 1.6 million passengers transited through the terminal – and 100,000 more than the total for September 2016 as well…

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Author: 19/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Free classes at Marbella’s leading yoga studio


Radiant Yoga Marbella: the most innovative dedicated yoga studio in town. ©Gary Edwards

Entering their 4th year on a high, Radiant Yoga Marbella – the most innovative dedicated yoga studio in town – is celebrating by offering free classes at their Open Day on Saturday, 3rd June, when Radiant devotees and newcomers alike will be welcomed with open arms and can sample an exciting array of yoga styles – including Rocket Ashtanga, Yin Yang Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Hot Strala Yoga – all for free…

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Author: 01/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Málaga: Spain’s most ‘dynamic’ property market

Spain's real estate sector is beginning to build in greater volumes once again.

With building licences for new housing projects up by 55% in Málaga in 2016, the province – together with Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante – leads the field.

A new report published last month by BBVA Bank and entitled Situación Inmobiliaria España (‘Spain Real Estate Outlook’), puts Málaga – which of course includes the Costa del Sol – firmly in the frame as the province to have registered the highest percentage of homes sold in Spain with demand increasing by almost 15% between 2014 and 2016…

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Author: 11/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Property buyers’ wishlists dominated by Spain


Málaga province – home to the incomparable Costa del Sol – has shot to first place in Q1 2017 on’s latest Top 50 Hotspots Index.

Only last month,’s Top of the Props report showed that with Spanish real estate accounting for more than one in seven of its enquiries – equating to the country’s highest level of activity since 2013 – Spain was in pole position on the property portal’s top 10 destinations. So, here we are just a few short weeks later, and there’s more good news because Málaga province – home to our very own incomparable Costa del Sol – has shot to the first place in Q1 2017 on’s latest Top 50 Hotspots Index. It’s the very first time that Spain has ever been awarded the number one slot, and that’s not all…

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Author: 29/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Buyers can’t get enough of Spanish property


Spain has been in TheMoveChannel’s top two countries for 10 months, always having ranked behind the US, until now.

According to’s latest Top of the Props report, in February 2017 – for the first time in seven months, Spain unseated the US as the leading international property portal’s number one destination, with Spanish property accounting for more than one in seven of its enquiries, representing the country’s highest share of activity since 2013…

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Author: 16/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Andalucía tourist figures up 15% in January


Hopping on a city sightseeing bus is a great way for visitors to get to know the provincial capital of Málaga.

According to data just released by Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), the number of overseas visitors to Andalucía – which of course, in addition to Málaga, also comprises the provinces of Cádiz, Huelva, Sevilla, Jaén, Córdoba, Granada and Almería – was a huge 15% higher in January of this year than that recorded for the same month in 2016, while visits from Spanish nationals also grew by nearly 11% over the same period…

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Author: 15/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Time running out to swap old pesetas for euros


The final day that the Banco de España will swap your pesetas for euros is 31 December 2020.

Although it certainly doesn’t seem anywhere near that long ago, it was way back on 1 January 2002 – yep, more than 15 whole years ago – that Spain converted from pesetas (which were first introduced in 1869), to shiny new euros.  And despite the fact that the peseta lost its legal tender status just two months later, Spanish households still have millions and millions of them safely tucked away, maybe out of nostalgia or perhaps for a rainy day…

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Author: 09/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol golf course ranked best in Europe


Prestigious Finca Cortesín – home of the Volvo World Match Play Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012 – has been voted the best golf resort in Europe.

With more than 70 golf courses throughout the province of Málaga, it comes as no surprise that the Costa del Sol – aka ‘The Costa del Golf’ – is Europe’s top destination for golfers, and over the years the accolades have just kept on coming…

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Author: 07/03/2017 [0] Comments 
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