Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sustainable Spanish retreats

Are you concerned about the environment? Would you rather take the train than travel by aeroplane, or car? As the Copenhagen earth summit looms, Asha Stuttard finds ten eco-friendly options right on your doorstep around Spain

Jon Clarke took his family on a surf safari in north Brazil, a surprisingly short hop from Spain

IT'S a Brazilian beach version of the Grand National, except these are fishing boats, not horses. The teams start at the top of the sands...

Whale of a time

Sun-seekers and surfers aren’t the only ones who head to the Costa de la Luz every year

Story of Vueling passengers kicked off flight ‘for speaking Catalan’ branded ‘fake news’ by fellow passengers

THE recent story of two Vueling passengers who were kicked off the flight 'for speaking Catalan' has been branded as 'fake news' by fellow...

Where to stay in Ronda and the surrounding area

You are spoilt for choice with romantic and hip places to stay around Ronda, writes Jon Clarke

The wolfman of Antequera

Historic Antequera is just a wolf howl away from a fascinating wilderness park in Malaga’s mountainous interior.

Jerez: The toast of Andalucia

Sherry is only part of the heady mix that makes Jerez a heaven for hedonists. Imogen Calderwood samples the cultural cocktail that leaves every visitor shaken and stirred

Lost in the Axarquia

Eloise Horsfield describes how she ended up on a ‘village hop’ tour of the Axarquia after getting lost

Drunk Brits en route to Spain kicked off Ryanair flight

Rowdy passengers were booted off the plane at Limoges in France

Thousands more Brits flown home from Spain as Monarch mission continues

Almost 7,000 Brits fly back today in UK's biggest peacetime repatriation

Spain trumps US to become world’s second-most visited country

SPAIN has trumped the US to become the world's second-most visited country. Speaking in Italy late last night, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said 82 million...

Ryanair flight to Spain declares in-air emergency

A Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante and a Germanwings flight from Dusseldorf to Faro have both been redirected

SPANISH HOLIDAY WARNING: The cost of guarding lives – how Spain’s Costa del Sol might be found lacking

With the Costa del Sol's 320-days-a-year of sun, are just 90 days of lifeguard duty on beaches enough? As Marbella mourns the tragic drowning of three people, Iona Napier finds some leading hoteliers unhappy with Spain's beach safety

Spanish space firm receives €2 million from European Commission

PLD Space anticipates a first launch of Arion 1 in 2019, followed by the Arion 2 rocket in 2021 but both missions have been delayed by a year.

World’s biggest cruise ship docks in Spain with 10-storey water slide

World’s biggest cruise ship comes home to Barcelona

Crazy bargains as Spain’s Renfe releases thousands of seats with up to 70% off – but you’ll have to...

RENFE has released thousands of seats with discounts of up to 70% for Janaury and February. The offer is valid for travel until February 26...

Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella

The 2015 guide will be unveiled November 19th.

Top of the world in Arriate

Hotel Arriadh has stunning views of the Ronda mountains and the fantastic village of Arriate just below, writes Chris Birkett

NICE ONE SON: Valldemossa’s Son Viscos is the perfect B&B for a weekend escape

IT is the perfect place to hole up for a weekend escape. And at just 20 minutes from Palma, it couldn’t be easier to get...

The Artist’s Way

Robberies, heroin overdoses and Spain’s best beer. John Colley has experienced a lot while sketching his way along the little-known branches of the Camino (or Way) de Santiago

Phone app brings Spain’s historic pilgrimage El Rocio romeria into 21st century

A new phone app has added a 21st-century twist to Spain’s most historic pilgrimage

Rev up for winter

Snow may be scarce on Spain’s south coast but preparing for the (moderately) big freeze is still essential for motorists

A tale of two cities

Bad boys, IT Girls and Wags... but for those in the know, like Kate Moss, Simon Cowell and Prince Harry, there is a lot more to discover in the heart of Andalucia’s most maligned resort, writes Jon Clarke

Spain’s trains speed ahead

Spain has developed Europe's largest high-speed rail network

Competa: Goat jams and politics

UK government advisor Ray Rowden finally moved to Competa to open a restaurant

TripAdvisor on trial: Sevilla

EXCLUSIVE: The Olive Press takes an objective look at the phenomenal success of TripAdvisor...with some surprising results


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