Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spanish hospitals charging tourists double for care in Barcelona

Shockingly, not even the Hospital de Sant Pau (pictured) know what they are charging the ICPA, which could be in the millions.

Raining Renaults: Don’t be alarmed at the largest student rally in Morocco

We’re talking a pandemic of dinky French hatchbacks plastered with sponsorship stickers, travelling along the highways and byways of Spain in a contest to find the shortest route to Marrakesh.

EU provides record funding to build new power cable between France and Spain

The submarine cable, costing €578 million, will run for 230 miles across the Bay of Biscay to help ease one of Europe’s worst network bottlenecks.

Sierra de las Nieves moves one step closer to becoming national park

The park is home to the largest population of Spanish firs in Andalusia and more than 150 species of birds.

Ryanair announces 29 new routes to Spain in time for the summer

The changes will see more flights coming from Valencia, Alicante and Sevilla as well as domestic flight paths from Sevilla to Alicante and the Canary Islands. 

Spanish grandfather becomes Spain’s oldest Erasmus student

Miguel Castillo, from Liria near Valencia, won the grant to pursue his history degree at a university in Verona after enrolling at Valencia University two years ago. 

Spain’s movie production nearly doubles, according to new report

The report charts the level of production between 2007-8 and compares that to 2015-6 and comes in behind Britain, France and Germany which came first, second and third respectively. 

WATCH: Tourists abandon boat off coast of Spain before it EXPLODES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dGJ_mLvr6s THIS is the moment a boat carrying tourists off the coast of Spain burst into flames before exploding.  Five tourists jumped and swam for their...

Balearic Islands propose limiting the number of cars to cope with tourism

Formentera town hall say the draft bill will limit the number of cars in circulation and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.

WATCH: Amazing moment Malaga’s real life Robinson Crusoe makes fire from plastic bag filled with water

THIS is the moment a Malaga castaway makes fire using a plastic bag filled with water. Alvaro Cerezo is a professional Robinson Crusoe after visiting...

BOOMING HOTELS: Hotel sector a growing industry in the Balearics

THE hotel sector in Mallorca remains one of Spain’s most profitable, despite its seasonal nature. Over the last seven years, the average price of a...

Dozens of flights cancelled in Spain due to snow and bad weather

MORE than two dozen flights have been cancelled in Spain's Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport today due to the snowfall since 12pm today.  There are expected...

Discovering Andalucia’s rocky roads on your doorstep

There is nothing I like more than getting out on my mountain bike and exploring the stunningly beautiful Andalucian countryside, writes Ashley Higgins

Bilbao is all hooked up to be the world’s internet hub

Today, there are over 420 submarine cables in service around the world, stretching a length of over 700,000 miles.

Police tracking down van driver in Valencia who had 20 pallets stacked to the roof

The stacks went so high the driver narrowly missed hitting a sign as traffic began to build up near an industrial estate.

Junta drafts up plans to overhaul transport network along Costa del Sol

The draft plan called Plan de Ordenación del Territorio (POT), is part of a 20-year scheme to ease mobility along the coast and is more than 200 pages long.

Cops find 17 kilos of cocaine worth €5 million in tour bus near Valencia

The ‘coach drivers’ hid the stash, with an estimated street value of €5 million, on-board the luxury cruiser.

HAVE YOUR CAKE: Ryanair allows ensaimadas on flights for free

IT is one of the most common sights while boarding planes at Palma airport. Now airline Ryanair has agreed to allow passengers to take a...

Huge holiday company rolls out sunbed reservations in Spain

GETTING up at 6am to beat the Germans to the sunbeds could soon be a thing of the past for British holidaymakers. Thomas Cook have...

YACHT SHARE: Mallorca company to offer cost-effective yacht sharing initiative

PRINCESS has unveiled its new shared-owner programme, 'YachtQuarters', giving access to eight weeks on board the yacht based in Port Adriano. Princess Motor Yacht Sales...

Why buying a bike is the only resolution worth investing in for the New Year

Writes Ashley from Andalucian Cycling Experience

IN PICS: Brits rushed to hospital as coach overturns on ‘sheer drop’ in Spain

A COACH carrying British tourists has overturned on a 'sheer drop' in Spain. Two Brits have been injured after the coach carrying 22 holidaymakers flipped...

Venezuela expels Spanish ambassador for ‘continuous aggression’ against the socialist state

Jesus Silva, had been ambassador to Caracas since March 2017 before the Venezuelan government declared him ‘persona non grata’.

ON YOUR BIKE: Why you should discover the White Villages of Andalucia by bike

Writes Ashley from andaluciancyclingexperience

Buy now while its hot as Spain’s property market reaches new heights

After four years of growth, you’d be mad not to invest in Spain, writes The Finance Bureau’s, Tancrede de Pola

FINDING El DORADO: Sunken Spanish treasures waiting to be found off the coast

Divers from the Guardia Civil’s underwater team also found a pottery jar from 3BC, potentially worth millions, commenting: ‘It is very likely that there are still some gems out there just waiting to be discovered.’  
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