Andalucia

SECRET CADIZ: Why Valdevaqueros, near Tarifa, is the best show on the Costa de la Luz

Tarifa's Tumbao is the coolest place to hang out on Cadiz' Costa de la Luz, writes Jon Clarke

SIGHT FOR SORE EYES: Specsavers Opticas Marbella donate meals to the vulnerable

VULNERABLE people in Marbella enjoyed a decent meal thanks to the generosity of Specsavers Ópticas. The city’s branch of the opticians donated 100 hot meals,...

Discover three of the best virgin beaches in Spain’s Malaga

MALAGA features several incredible unspoilt shores perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of crowded, tourist hotspots. If you’re looking to unwind...

Night visits to the Alhambra in Spain’s Granada to resume this week

NIGHT visits to the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife will open up to visitors this week. With the lifting of curfew, the Managing Board of...

Old meets new: Visit Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

ESTEPONA is a place where old Spain meets new. The deep blue of the timeless Mediterranean Sea contrats with the greenery of the rolling hills...

DINING REVOLUTION: Where to eat in Estepona on the Costa del Sol

JUST take a sniff around the centre these days and, please, whisper it quietly: The most upwardly-mobile resort on the Costa del Sol is...

Expat runner Cristina Hodgson takes home bronze in Spain’s Andalucia Running Championship

OLIVE PRESS writer Cristina Hodgson switched out reporting for racing last weekend - with incredible results.  The 46-year-old expat, who celebrates her birthday today, took...

EXPLAINER: Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures starts today

FROM today (May 9) Andalucia is moving into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’ as Spain's coronavirus state of alarm ends. If everything goes...

COVID-19 vaccine calculator for Spain: Check your expected date for jabs online

SINCE Spain began rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine a total of 5million people have received their first and second dose. Certain groups are...

EXPLAINED: What were those strange bright lights seen in night sky over Spain last night?

THE Olive Press received some calls and videos of what appeared to be an unexplained phenomena in the night sky just before midnight on...

VIDEO: Police in Spain’s Andalucia swoop in on ‘dangerous fugitives’ wanted in Germany for murder

Two men wanted in Germany over shooting dead a 20-year-old and for seriously injuring a 31-year-old man have been arrested in Spain on a...

Malaga policeman praised by Mossos d’Esquadra as clues lead to Youtube marijuana ‘hide and seek’ game

A LOCAL policeman in Malaga has led Catalonia's Mossos d'Esquadra to bust an online drug 'hide and seek' game after a month long investigation. Police...

Fears over Oxford COVID-19 vaccine across Spain’s Andalucia high as 25% reject first dose

LATEST government figures have shown that an alarming percentage of Andalucia's pensioners are rejecting the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns. The Junta...

Inside the mansion in Spain that became Europe’s ‘most expensive home’ after selling for €32MILLION to mystery buyer

A SPANISH mansion has sold for a staggering €32MILLION - and the two-storey home offers a 20-metre pool, cinema, and even a spa. The home,...

The western Costa del Sol once again pins its hopes on golf tourism as second resort gets government buyout

A SECOND planned golf resort to be built on the western Costa del Sol coastline has received a major boost yesterday thanks to government...

Travelodge to open new hotels in Spain this year as part of multimillion euro expansion

TRAVELODGE has announced plans to open new hotels in Spain as part of an £175million expansion.  The 'premium economy' chain says the investment will see...

I’LL BE BACK: Elliott Wright vows to rebuild the best restaurant on Spain’s Costa del Sol following fire at...

While police seek culprits who torched his 2.5million joint, Elliot Wright tells the Olive Press Olivia’s will soon soar out of the flames

Coronavirus incidence rate in Spain’s Andalucia drops for fifteenth consecutive day

THE coronavirus incidence rate in Spain’s southernmost region has fallen for the fifteenth consecutive day. For the first time since the start of April, the...

Discover the thrill of wakeboarding at Cordoba’s Xtreme Gene Watersports—and the benefits of lake water in hydrating and steaming...

BEING sport mad as I am, any opportunity to try new, exciting and thrill-seeking sport is a must on my bucket list, even if...

COVID-19 restrictions in Spain’s Andalucia post state of alarm

ANDALUCIA plans to gradually de-escalate the COVID-19 restrictions currently in force. With the six-month emergency decree, which provided a legal framework for a nationwide 11...

Police sent for ‘churros and alcohol’ in illegal party stand off in Spain’s Malaga

LOCAL Police in Malaga were caught in a legal loophole on Monday evening as they were forced to spend seven hours outside an apartment...

New Animal Welfare Law for Spain’s Andalucia prohibits keeping more than five pets

THE new Animal Welfare Law, pending on final approval by the Junta, will lay down rules to provide greater protection to dogs, cats, ferrets...

Cops in Spain capture drug trafficker during communion celebration in Sevilla

A SPANISH drug trafficker who had been on the run since July 2020 was arrested during the celebration of a communion at La Algaba,...

Summer camp leader jailed for over 25 years in Spain for abusing young boys he groomed at Ronda resort

A SPANISH summer camp leader was jailed for over 25 years today (Tuesday, May 4)  for sexually abusing young boys. The vile predator, who worked...

Widower in Spain living in fire damaged home one month after husband tragically lost his life in blaze

A PENSIONER in Torremolinos has spoken out over the horror of watching her home burn down knowing her husband was trapped inside.  Widow Vera Lucia...

Britain’s ‘richest plumber’ Charlie Mullins helps raise €10,000 for charity close to his heart in Spain

BRITAIN’s richest plumber and his pals have raised €10,000 for a charity close to their hearts.  Charlie Mullins, who has a holiday home in La...

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Evil dog owner in Spain investigated for allegedly cutting ‘noisy’ dogs’ vocal cords

A CRUEL dog owner from Valverde del Jucar (Cuenca) is under investigation for allegedly cutting 'noisy' dogs' vocal cords. During a routine inspection by the...