Spain expected to “Escape Recession” and “Leading Growth in Eurozone”

Spain expected to “Escape Recession” and “Leading Growth in Eurozone”

According to the International Monetary Fund (FMI), Spain will be one of a small number of countries that will escape a ‘technical recession’ next year. During 2023, the country will experience ‘strong growth’, with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expected to rise by 1.2%, according to FMI director for Europe, Alfred Kammer. The forecast figures mean that Spain is proposed to be the fastest-growing economy in the Eurozone next year, Kammer reveals. “Spain is one of the countries for which …
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Autumn in Marbella

Autumn in Marbella

As the temperatures here on the Costa del Sol are finally starting to lower and the sun’s intensity is beginning to weaken, we are ready to welcome the autumn with open arms. The summer of 2022 has been the hottest on record and we’re still seeing afternoon temperatures reach up to 28ºC even now as we head towards the end of October! This is not to say we are not enjoying the sunshine, After all, this is what makes Marbella, …
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What Makes Marbella Marvellous?

What Makes Marbella Marvellous?

With Marbella ranking as one of the top destinations to visit and live in Europe, we take a look at what makes Marbella so popular: Weather Number one of course, the weather here in Marbella boasts an average of 320 days sunshine and the Mediterranean ocean surrounding the area is usually calm and warm. Average temperatures range between 15-20ºC throughout the year, and in the Summer months can reach up to 40+ºC. Beaches With 30km of beaches in Marbella, there’s …
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How to Handle a Heatwave!

How to Handle a Heatwave!

With yet another heatwave striking the Costa del Sol this weekend, and one having just left the U.K. We thought we’d share with you some of our top tips for staying cool! 1. Stay Hydrated The very most important thing to do in hot weather is to keep well hydrated. Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol which will dehydrate you further. If you do choose to consume alcohol, accompany with water. 2. Avoid Peak …
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Ronda – The Most Beautiful Town

Ronda – The Most Beautiful Town

With an Arab spirit, medieval streets and a mountain range sculpted by the passage of time, Ronda, in the Spanish province of Malaga, is proclaimed as one of the most spectacular towns in Andalusia – and in the whole world. Looking at Ronda is an exercise of humility. One feels small before so much beauty (natural and monumental). A land of bandits and legends, of footprints fossilized by history and of streets where you can get lost forever. It is …
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Los Alcornocales Natural Park

Los Alcornocales Natural Park

Soil, moisture and traditional uses have been the main factors in the conservation of the largest productive area of cork trees anywhere on the Iberian Peninsula, Los Alcornocales Nature Park. It is located in the province of Cadiz and part of that of Malaga, and runs from the mountains down to the recently created Estrecho Nature Park on the coast, presenting a great diversity of landscapes. This wealth can be found in all spheres: flora, fauna, climatology, history and folklore; …
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Puente Romano

Puente Romano

¨One Destination, Endless Possibilities¨ Initially launched in 1979, The Five Star Puente Romano Hotel Resort and Spa has been a firm favourite here in Marbella.  The charming name was coined for its first-century Roman bridge (originally part of the road between Cadiz and Rome) and situated in the heart of the resort. The historic connection doesn´t end at just the name ´Puente Romano´, the architectural design is inspired by true Andalucia. Wander through stunning gardens and admire hundreds of species …
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Ryanair – 50 Extra Routes To Malaga

Ryanair – 50 Extra Routes To Malaga

The Irish airline has announced that, next winter, it will be offering a greater number of low-season flights from three destinations in Germany, as well as destinations in Amsterdam, Prague, Santander and Poland, into Malaga. This increase marks the company’s greatest ever number of routes during the low tourist season. The new flights will be especially beneficial for German holidaymakers in search of some winter sun, with flights now departing from Bremen, Dortmund and Frankfurt Main airports outside of the …
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Flights To Spain Cheaper Than UK Rail

Flights To Spain Cheaper Than UK Rail

Two friends living in Birmingham and Newcastle recently treated themselves to a last minute visit to the Costa del Sol for a catch up, after discovering that it was cheaper to fly to Spain and meet up for the weekend than to travel by rail to meet in one of their homes. A train journey for the 400 mile round trip from Birmingham to Newcastle costs £105, while a return flight to Malaga was just £19.98 to fly from Newcastle and …
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