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Higher Values for Homes Within Golf Resorts

Author:   |  August 15th, 2018

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Owning a home near a golf course is an excellent investment… especially on the Costa del Sol

When it comes to golf, the Costa del Sol is renowned as one of the finest destinations in Europe – and, indeed, the world. With 70 courses along the coast and inland, the area offers golfers a veritable smorgasbord, not only of playing options, but also of properties for the ultimate holiday home

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Are you one of over 577 million Spanish speakers worldwide?

Author:   |  August 13th, 2018

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Native Spanish speakers hail from 21 different countries, as shown on the map, and increasingly from other countries too.

The latest data from the Cervantes Institute concerning the total number of Spanish speakers around the globe is quite staggering…

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Number of new Andalucian companies up in June

Author:   |  August 10th, 2018

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New business registrations are up in Andalucía, despite having decreased in other Spanish regions.

Employment news relating to the month of June paints a very good picture of the job market in the Costa del Sol’s motherland of Andalucía, as year-on-year company registration increases continue to be seen…

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Málaga’s fantastic Feria starts on Friday!

Author:   |  August 8th, 2018

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The Feria de Málaga transforms the provincial capital into even more of a vibrant and colourful city.

This Friday marks the inauguration of the 2018 edition of the legendary Feria de Málaga, which transforms the nerve centre of the Costa del Sol into a colourful, cultural and – for many young people – hedonistic hub until Sunday 19th August

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When exactly is high season?

Author:   |  August 6th, 2018

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Relaxed scenes like this have been hard to come by in recent weeks at Málaga airport, as passenger numbers have soared in high season.

High season” in Spain is actually more difficult to define than you may think. If you ask a Spaniard, they would probably tell you the sacred holidaymaking month of August. An expat might extend this period to the entire months of July and August. According to hotels, guesthouses and campsites, probably a bit longer still…

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World Pádel Tour comes to Mijas Costa

Author:   |  August 3rd, 2018

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Pádel (or paddle tennis) has proven itself to be more than just a poor man’s squash in recent years, as its popularity has skyrocketed.

Adding to the already-impressive list of important sporting events held in Málaga province this year to date, next week’s Cervezas Victoria Mijas Open 2018 will bring the World Pádel Tour’s best players to the sunny climes of our very own Mijas Costa

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Temperatures in Spain predicted to soar until Sunday

Author:   |  August 1st, 2018

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One of the many ways in which you can stay cool throughout this weekend’s heat wave!

Spain’s AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) announced at the start of this week that a heat wave is on the way and temperatures will climb to as high as 40 degrees Celsius in parts of the Peninsula from today until at least Sunday…

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August: more than just a holiday month (at least according to "cabañuelas")

Author:   |  July 30th, 2018

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As the saying goes: “Don’t go out in the sun in January or August without a hat!” Sage advice for any expat sun-worshipper this summer.

As the sun sets on the month of July, the most significant change for many as we move into August is the promise of a well-earned beach holiday and the opportunity to disconnect from the day-to-day grind for a week or two. But delving deeper into Spanish culture and linguistics, the month of August is unique for a plethora of reasons…

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Torremolinos to host a weekend of food trucks and live music

Author:   |  July 27th, 2018

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Food trucks, like those on show in Torremolinos this weekend, come in all shapes and sizes.

For this weekend only, Plaza de la Nogalera in Torremolinos plays host to the latest edition of “The Foodtruck Xperience”, offering passers-by the chance to sample delicacies from around the world…

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World Polo Tour Grand Slam returns to Sotogrande

Author:   |  July 25th, 2018

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Action from a previous edition of the annual International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande.

Today marks the start of the 47th International Polo Tournament at Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande. The prestigious event, which runs from today all the way through the month of August until 1st September, promises to enthrall crowds of champagne-sipping, elegantly-dressed polo enthusiasts all summer long…

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