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Have you checked out Zahara de los Atunes yet?

Nowhere encapsulates the beauty of southern Spain better than Zahara de los Atunes

The southern reaches of Spain are dotted with more hidden gems than a stowed-away pirate ship, and one of the best among them must certainly be Zahara de los Atunes.

This laid-back beach town is blessed (or cursed, depending on your perception) by the fact that its larger neighbour Tarifa acts as a kind of tourist buffer. If you’re heading south from the Costa del Sol for a weekend of Atlantic swimming, dune trekking, chiringuito-frequenting fun then Tarifa ticks all your boxes. And it’s closer, too…

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Author:Ian Clover 21/08/2014 [0] Comments 
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King and Queen of Spain to visit the Costa del Sol in September

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on their coronation day

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on their coronation day, 19 June 2014

Less than three months into their reign, Spain’s new monarchs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will be visiting the Costa del Sol from 5 – 7 September to attend the XIX edition of the Spain–United States Forum taking place at Marbella’s internationally renowned Hotel Don Carlos

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 20/08/2014 [0] Comments 
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Free money!

That got your attention didn’t it?

And rightly so, because this is exactly what it says on the tin. *Free cash* And all you have to do… is find it. Not a bad deal, eh?

Where and when, I hear you cry!

Well let’s start with a little bit of background shall we, before we get down to the nitty gritty…

So I hope you’re sitting comfortably because you’re about to feel all warm and fuzzy insideContinue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 10/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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David Albarrán transforms everyday objects into stunning portraits at La Caja Blanca, Málaga

This portrait named 'Luis' is composed of entirely coffee and sugar.

The Area Youth council of Málaga continues to support young talent in the city, encouraging artists to show their work in public spaces to promote their creations.

This time, La Caja Blanca will host the exhibition ‘I’M’ by up and coming artist David Albarrán.

The exhibition, which will run from 25 June to 30 July, is composed of seven pieces – large format portraits and self-portraits created from everyday objects including cigarette butts, nails, staples, safety pins and even coffee… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 26/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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The Blairs spend Easter on the Costa del Sol, and get star treatment…

The Blairs and Antonio Banderas in Málaga

Bernardino León, Antonio Banderas, Cherie Blair, Tony Blair & Mayor of Málaga Francisco de la Torre

While David Cameron was getting away from it all in the Canary Islands – and famously getting stung by a jellyfish in the process – former British PM Tony Blair and his family chose to spend their Easter break on the Costa del Sol this year, where they are said to have been staying with friends who have a mansion in exclusive La Zagaleta…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 21/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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Top 5 tips for enjoying Easter in Spain

For a slice of Spanish tradition this Easter, why not head to San Pedro de Alcantara?

Santa comes but once a year. Across the Anglo-speaking world he’s a jolly fat man in a red suit with a rather lax approach to breaking-and-entry laws, healthy eating, and the laws of physics.

But in Spain, Santa comes a little later in the year and sticks around for more than a week. Semana Santa means Holy Week in Spanish, and is a celebration of Easter that is one of the most spectacular and hotly anticipated dates on the Spanish calendar… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 14/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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Toys go large at KAWS’ ‘Final Day’ exhibition in Málaga

Kaws' monumental 'Final Day' centrepiece

Kaws' monumental 'Final Days' centrepiece is 6 metres high and weighs a massive 10 tonnes

“It’s amusing to think that when I work on a large-format piece in bronze or wood it’s termed sculpture… but if I do the same piece in plastic on a small scale, it’s called a toy.“ So says US painter, sculptor and designer KAWS, whose first solo exhibition in Spain – entitled ‘Final Days’ – is currently running at the prestigious CAC Málaga Centre of Contemporary Art.

As a precursor of the Art & Toys movement, according to Fernando Francés, director of the CAC Málaga, “KAWS is capable of creating a particularly edgy mood, moving in areas of the subconscious like a fish in water.”

Falling within the iconography genre, the showcase features five large-scale sculptures carved from wood and which have never before been exhibited…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 09/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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Jorge's images: Let there be light... It's Christmas in Málaga!

Málaga Christmas lights 2013
As if Málaga didn’t shine brightly enough the rest of the year, on Friday 29 November 2013 the city found itself once again flooded in its famous Christmas lights. Possibly the best year yet, check out the unmissable festive display, courtesy of VIVA’s very own photographer, Jorge Morales as he explored the city on the Paseo del Parque, Alameda Principal and Calle Marqués de Larios. It is well worth seeing these stunning illuminations (on from 6:30pm everyday) to view this gorgeous city in a whole new light (literally)!
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Photographer:Jorge Morales 04/12/2013 [5] Comments 
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French connection: The Pompidou Centre expands to Málaga

The 'Cube' in the new Muelle Uno district of Málaga city

The iconic 'Cube' is located in Málaga city's new Muelle Uno district

Barely had the paint dried on the two 7-storey urban art interventions recently created in Málaga by none other than Shepard Fairey, aka Obey, and D*Face, aka Dean Stockton… than the capital of the Costa del Sol is making art news around the globe yet again. This time with last Friday’s announcement by Málaga mayor, Franciso de la Torre, that an agreement has been reached whereby Paris’s prestigious Pompidou Centre will be opening an annex at the iconic ‘Cube’ situated alongside the cruise ship terminal in Málaga Port in 2015…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 03/12/2013 [0] Comments 
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Málaga lights up for the festive season

Málaga shines at Christmas

The city of Málaga shines bright for the Christmas season

Mercadona’s shelves are merry with delicious treats, tinsel hangs from every other window and the Chinese shops are awash with amazingly tacky, sparkly garnish.

Yep, it may have crept up on us, but it’s that ‘most wonderful time of the yearagain!

In my mind, tomorrow (Friday 29 November) marks the beginning of the countdown to Christmas in Spain with the turning on of the Christmas lights in MálagaContinue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 28/11/2013 [0] Comments 
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