Articles tagged as "Málaga"

Articles tagged as "Málaga" : 104 articles

Costa del Sol home to Spain’s priciest property neighbourhood

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La Zagaleta is home to Spain’s most expensive properties, and some of its most beautiful.

The key attraction of the Costa del Sol is its sheer variety. While Ibiza may have the clubs, Majorca the cycling, the Canaries the year-round-weather and the Costa Blanca the beaches, the Costa del Sol borrows a little from all and excels on many fronts

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Author: 11/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Does the siesta really increase Spaniards’ life expectancy?

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old - and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old – and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Ah, the siesta: a much admired, mythologised portion of daily Spanish life that most other European nationalities look at with not a little envy and bemusement.

Aside from the very simple fact that nothing is really stopping Brits, Germans or Scandinavians from adopting their own siesta culture, the very notion of taking a two-to-three hour snooze break in the middle of the day is an alien concept to most cultures, but could the Spanish have been on to something all this time?…

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Author: 16/08/2017 [0] Comments 

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 

Is culture really Andalucía’s main draw? Why yes

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More and more British, French, German, Irish and American tourists are discovering the charms of inland Andalucía.

The new Cultural Heritage and Museums Chief for Spain, José Ramón Benítez, recently said that the main reason for people visiting Andalucía is no longer the weather, but the cultural and heritage sites.

According to official data, cultural tourism represented 28.8% of all visits to the southern Spanish region in 2016, which is the first year that “good weather” was shunted from the top spot…

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Author: 21/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Málaga Spain’s second-most popular cruise ship destination last month

Last year, the Harmony of the Seas visited Malaga: expect more similar sights this year. Image: Twitter/David Escalara

Last year, the Harmony of the Seas visited Málaga: expect more similar sights this year.
Image: Twitter/David Escalara

Hands up anybody who’s ever been on a cruise? Yes, you can put your walking stick down first. Actually, that is quite inaccurate: while the majority of luxury cruise ship-goers tend to be aged 50 and over, cruises are growing in popularity among Europe’s younger generations – a trend that is forcing cruise companies to alter how they market their holiday packages…

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Author: 27/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Golden Visa scheme has attracted more than €2bn investment into Spain in just three years

Wealthy non-EU nationals keen on gaining EU residency have warmly welcomed the Golden Visa scheme.

Wealthy non-EU nationals keen on gaining EU residency have warmly welcomed the Golden Visa scheme.

Spain’s Golden Visa – introduced in 2013 to attract wealthy non-EU investors to the country – has brought in a whopping €2.16 billion into the country in just three years, according to official government data…

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Author: 26/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Leading experts express confidence in health of property market

The recovering Spanish property market had triggered fears of a new bubble, but the signs show that growth is steady and sustainable.

The recovering Spanish property market shows all the signs that growth is steady and sustainable.

 

A recent acceleration in new home starts, an uptick in annual sales and the return to growth had led some sceptics to worry about the potential long-term impact of this trend, despite all the early signs showing that recovery is both steady and sustainable…

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Author: 21/04/2017 [0] Comments 

World’s “most dangerous footpath” reopens for summer, but would you walk it?

The walkway has incredible views and makes for an excellent day out... provided you're not afraid of heights! Image credit: Reuters.

The walkway has incredible views and makes for an excellent day out… provided you’re not afraid of heights!
Image credit: Reuters.

The Caminito del Rey footpath is perhaps unfairly derided as the world’s most dangerous footpath, but the five deaths at the trail prior to its closure in 2001 certainly lend that claim some credence…

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Author: 19/04/2017 [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 
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