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Time to invest? Five reasons to choose Spain

Spain's appeal is multi-faceted, with bargains, beauty and charm at every turn.

The UK has enjoyed one of Europe’s most impressive financial recoveries since the crash of 2008, leaving more and more Brits better off today than they have been for at least a decade.

The current strength of the pound is another boon for Brits, particularly those jetting off to the sunny climes of Spain this summer for a well-earned holiday. If you’re one of them, then prepare to fall in love all over again with Spain, only, this time, why not make good on that long-held dream to snap up a property in the sun.

Why? Because there is no better time than right now. And where? Well, that’s easy… Spain, of course…

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Author:Ian Clover 19/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain recognised as world’s most tourism-friendly country

Spain's brilliance as a place to visit has been recognised by the World Economic Fourm.

The World Economic Forum has ranked Spain as the most tourism-friendly destination in the world in its latest tourism ranking survey.

Held every two years, the ranking assesses which countries are the most welcoming, rewarding, safe and affordable for all types of tourist and traveller…

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Author:Ian Clover 18/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Brits have one of the most powerful passports in the world, study finds

British passport holders have fewer impediments to travelling than almost all other nationalities.

The passport control queue at airports is simultaneously one of the most boring and interesting parts of any flight. The interminable wait to be ushered into the UK or Spain by some surly looking border guards is alleviated somewhat by playing ‘Spot the Brit’ or ‘Spot the German’.

As you wind your way around the snake-like queue barriers, a quick glance at a fellow passenger’s passport will either confirm your suspicions or leave you scratching your head. The passport is a curious thing, and can alter how you view people and how they view you back

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Author:Ian Clover 30/04/2015 [0] Comments 
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Jorge's images: El Caminito del Rey... a walk on the wild side

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Having been closed in 2000 due to its perilous condition, after 3 years of planning, 12 months of renovation and reconstruction, plus a €2.7 million investment, Málaga’s famous Caminito del Rey, or King’s Walkway – once known as ‘the world’s most dangerous footpath’ – has now been tamed… and it reopened to the public on 28 March 2015. Pinned to the near vertical cliffs of the breathtaking Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a dizzying 100 metres above the swirling waters of the Guadalhorce River, the construction of the original Caminito del Rey took place from 1901 to 1905, when it was built to give access to those working on the Guadalhorce hydroelectric plant. VIVA’s own intrepid in-house photographer traversed the once death-defying path several times before it was closed, and returned only days after its reopening to take these stunning images just for you! His verdict, “Well, while it’s no longer the world’s scariest path, the views are as unforgettable as ever and are guaranteed to take your breath away.” If you’d like to follow in his footsteps, visit www.caminitodelrey.info to reserve a booking – free of charge until September 2015.
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‘Hip’ Malaga touted as the new Barcelona by British newspaper

The new Centre Pompidou in Málaga boasts a wonderful location right in the heart of the action.

If you are one of the record 2.2 million people who flew into Málaga airport between January and March this year, then you can safely tick off Málaga on your ‘been there’ mental map… or can you? Despite being home to the third-busiest airport in the Spain, Málaga’s charms are often overlooked by the hordes of Brits who visit the Costa del Sol every year…

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Author:Ian Clover 17/04/2015 [0] Comments 
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Catalonia hopes to bring working hours in line with rest of Europe

Spain's long working hours often suit the country's laid-back style, but is that part of the problem?

The Catalan government has vowed this week to bring an end to the long working hours that many Catalans currently endure, seeking to bring the region more in line with the rest of Europe.

Spain’s famously long working day – which for many begins a little after 8am, is interrupted by a long lunch break at around 2pm and then continues between 4pm and 8pm – has often been touted as one of the reasons why the economy has struggled in recent years

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Author:Ian Clover 16/04/2015 [0] Comments 
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Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing: Blinkered BBC hatchet job should not dull your dreams of Spain

Bar girl Bronte followed the well-worn path of 'English girl going home for the winter' - hardly headline news.

“Nobody makes documentaries about successfully integrated immigrants in Spain” – reading the many post-show comments regarding last night’s BBC documentary, Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing (aired Tuesday, March 31 at 22:45 GMT), this one stood out for a number of reasons…

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Author:Ian Clover 01/04/2015 [4] Comments 
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Sunday Times ranks Ojén as one of world’s best places to live

The charming town of Ojén, near Marbella, gives a true taste of Andalucía living, with a sprinkling of Costa del Sol thrown in.

A tiny town in the Costa del Sol has been chosen by the Sunday Times newspaper as one of the world’s finest places to live.

Ojén, which sits in the hills behind Marbella, ranked 35th in the Sunday Times’ list of Best Places to Live Overseas, and was joined in the top 50 by the seaside village of Zahara de Los Atunes, which is located a few miles from Tarifa at the southern tip of Andalucía…

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2 major new cultural attractions open this week in Málaga city...

The new Málaga branch of the Parisian Centre Pompidou

The 6,000m2 Centre Pompidou Málaga - close to the Muelle Uno shopping and leisure mall on the waterfront - expects to receive 250,000 visitors during its first year.

World-renowned for its Picasso Museum and the Centre of Contemporary Art (CAC), both of which opened their doors in 2003; followed in 2011 by the Carmen Thyssen Museum – focusing on 19th-century Spanish painting, with works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection – and the La Térmica in 2013, Málaga will be packing even more of a cultural punch with the eagerly awaited launch of not one, but two major new art attractions this week…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 25/03/2015 [0] Comments 
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Ryanair to serve Spain’s ghost airport of Castellón

Spain's Castellón airport gained notoriety as a symbol of the country's credit-fuelled construction boom and bust.

Budget Irish carrier Ryanair has revealed this week that it is to begin operating a regular service between the UK and Castellón’s ‘Ghost airport’, which – since being completed in 2011 at a cost of €145 million – has yet to handle a single commercial flight.

Kenny Rogers, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, has said that the strong demand among Spanish emigrants who now work and reside in the UK – as well as the many thousands who hope to do so in the near future – prompted the airline to open up two routes: twice-weekly between Bristol, and three times a week from London Stansted

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