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Three Decades Creating a Costa del Golf Legend at Royal Valderrama Club

Defending champion Sergio García

Defending champion Sergio García is aiming for a third Andalucía Valderrama Masters title (Photo: ©RC Valderrama)

It was October 1988, and the European Tour’s top stars were about to write a new chapter in golfing history. They were gathering at a course making its major competitive debut in a newly-minted tournament that would decide that year’s order of merit winner… Continue Reading

Author: 19/10/2018 [0] Comments 

Panic at the pump: new fuel classifications explained


Standard diesel, unleaded and gas classifications have now been changed all across the European community.

Last Friday 12th October was the switch-over date for petroleum and diesel labelling across the European Union and other non-EU states such as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Turkey

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Author: 15/10/2018 [0] Comments 

Spanish Healthcare System Best in Europe


Bloomberg’s study paints Spain in a very positive light in terms of its overall healthcare service.

One factor that is often left off many expats’ list of reasons for moving to Spain is the exceptional healthcare infrastructure the country provides for its citizens and registered expats alike…

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Author: 03/10/2018 [4] Comments 

Where is the world’s coolest neighbourhood?


One of the reasons why Lavapiés (in the Embajadores district of Madrid) is considered to be the most colourful, quirkiest and best place to visit in 2018.

Today’s blog title may sound a little cryptic – indeed the very concept of “cool” is certainly subjective – but Time Out magazine has indeed compiled a list of the world’s 50 coolest neighbourhoods to visit, and the results are rather surprising…

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Author: 26/09/2018 [0] Comments 

Bad Boy McEnroe and Tennis Star-Turned Russian Politician Safin

Masters of yesteryear set for third edition of stellar annual tennis event in Marbella

Masters of yesteryear set for third edition of stellar annual tennis event in Marbella

John McEnroe turned to the umpire, glared and hollered, “Out! You can’t be serious?” It was classic McEnroe antics, the kind that had captivated and appalled tennis fans in equal measure for years…

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Author: 24/09/2018 [0] Comments 

What’s on this weekend (21st-23rd September)?


A scene from last year’s BMX Pro Cup in Málaga, courtesy of

In amongst the assortment of goings-on and various cultural events on the Costa del Sol this weekend, we’ve scoured the web for local festivals and other interesting events, of which three stood out…

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Author: 21/09/2018 [0] Comments 

World Paella Day this Thursday


One of the dishes served up in the 2016 edition of the International Paella Contest in Sueca, Valencia.

Yes, you read that correctly: there really IS a World Paella Day. Spearheaded by the city and region of Valencia, where the paella was first conceived, the day is aimed at promoting and getting more and more cooks to get on board with making the iconic dish…

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Author: 17/09/2018 [0] Comments 

Walking weather back after sizzling summer


September is the perfect month to enjoy a walk on the beachfront and take in the spectacular views: for example, this one in Marbella.

This is litoral-ly great news! At the end of last month, the Málaga Provincial Government announced that the senda litoral – the seaside walkway that stretches along large parts of our sunshine coast –will be extended by 700 metres between Río Real and El Pinillo, just outside Marbella

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Author: 14/09/2018 [0] Comments 

School’s in for... autumn!


Are you prepared for the start of the school year on the Costa del Sol?

If you live on the Costa del Sol and you have school-age kids, you will know all too well that the start of the 2018-19 academic year was either this Monday, in the case of primary school children, or is looming just around the corner next Monday 17th September for secondary, bachillerato (sixth form college) and other academies

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Author: 12/09/2018 [0] Comments 

From Beach Paradise to Golfing Haven

The 2018 Spanish Women’s Open will be held at La Quinta Golf & Country Club.

This summer the Costa del Sol has once again consolidated its status as one of the world’s most popular holiday beach resorts. For many other tourists, however, the “high season” is only now beginning… Continue Reading

Author: 07/09/2018 [0] Comments 
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