Tuesday, October 3, 2023


SHORT BREAK: San Sebastian hotels

WITH a film festival, fabulous food, an airport and one of the loveliest urban beaches in Spain, San Sebastian is great for weekend breaks.

IN PICS: Costa del Sol in the 1970s

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Spain’s Malaga kicks-off beach season with no beach-shower restrictions

THE capital of the Costa del Sol has all its summer beach services fully operational including full use of its beach showers and footbaths. The...

Riding the wind on the Costa de la Luz

JON CLARKE takes a trip along the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia’s most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline

SUNBED WARS: Hot-heads on Costa del Sol

A LEADING Costa del Sol hotel has hired a bouncer to prevent Brits and other tourists from fighting over sunbeds.  Sunset Beach Club, a four-star...

COSTA DE LA LUZ: Where to Stay 

From rural estates to beachside boutique hotels and restaurants with rooms, the choice of accommodation on the Cadiz coast is endless. Here are a few of our favourites.

Costa de la Luz Gems: Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes

While very different, the quirky towns of Zahara and Barbate are breath of fresh air from the manufactured charms of the Costa del Sol, writes Carey Camel

RANKED: The five magical coastlines of Spain’s Andalucia

To mark Andalucia Day on February 28, let's take a look at the region's wonderful and diverse coastline.

IBIZA: Cocktails in the House of WOW

SPEND the days on Ibiza's famous beaches and the nights with everyone else at this restaurant in Santa Eulalia del Rio for exciting cocktails and food.

REVEALED: The 38 beaches in Spain’s Balearic Islands awarded prestigious Blue Flags this year

A TOTAL of 38 beaches in the Balearic Islands have been awarded a Blue Flag this year. A further 13 marinas and three sustainable...

EXPLAINER: Find out the summer beaches to enjoy with your dog in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

IF you are a dog owner and fancy taking your pet out for a trip to the seaside and a run along the beach,...

BEACHES: The secrets of Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THEY turn up in their droves. On tour buses, or in cars, and stretch their legs for about 400 metres. Out come the cameras...

How to spend a weekend in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain’s 2022 capital of gastronomy

The tucked-away seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is fast-becoming everyone’s favourite weekend spot, writes Sorrel Downer.

SECRET SPAIN: These are the best hidden beaches to visit this summer

FINDING a quiet beach, now more than ever, is a goal for locals and holidaymakers alike. With summer just around the corner and the...

Beach life!: Mijas Costa is synonymous with world-class golf and the class of Marbella, but with less commotion

IF mountains shape Mijas Pueblo, then the sea defines Mijas Costa. They are two halves of the same municipality, like a happy couple but...

Seeing the light on the Costa de la Luz

Roman ruins, pristine beaches, cool kitesurfers... Tom Powell is blown away by Tarifa and Bolonia

Andalucia gains more Blue Flags for its beaches than anywhere in Spain at 2020 awards

In Andalucia a total of 28 beaches have been awarded the gold standard for cleanliness and quality of facilities

Costa Blanca beaches in Spain lose six coveted Blue Flags in 2023 awards

ALICANTE PROVINCE continues to be Spain's top province for winning Blue Flags for the quality of its beaches despite losing six beaches losing their...

IN PICS: Are these the best six beaches in Spain?

WITH more than 3,000 beaches to choose from across almost 4,964 km of coastline, how does one go about selecting the very best beaches...

GETTING AROUND The Costa de la Luz, Cadiz

The Costa de la Luz extends from Tarifa at the southernmost part of Andalucia, along the coast of Cadiz and Huelva to the border with Portugal. The Cadiz stretch ends at Sanlucar de Barrameda. Here's how to explore it.

SHORT BREAK: Enjoy the Volcanic Paradise of Cabo de Gata in Spain’s Almeria

FORMED by volcanoes, Cabo de Gata is one of the most unspoilt paradises on the Almerian costa, if not the entire south coast of...

Sotogrande: Why the A-lister playground should be next on your travel checklist

IT’S not a town, nor a village... and it’s definitely not a city. However, it boasts half a dozen championship golf courses, a top...

BEACH with easy parking in Malaga revealed

WHEN it comes to beachgoers' priorities, easy parking is at the top of the list along with clear seas and fine sand. Here's one with everything in Malaga.

Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her

LISTED: 10 new Blue Flag beaches in Spain for 2023

FROM this June, ten new Blue Flags will fly on Spanish beaches. Only beaches (coastal and inland) with excellent water quality and environmental education programmes,...

National Geographic lists the 20 best beaches in Spain’s Andalucia—five of which are found in Malaga

THE Andalucian coast covers 1,100 kilometers of coastline, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, home to some of the best beaches in...




Need a job? Club Med Marbella on ambitious hiring spree for 320 staff to boost their team this winter

AS the summer season comes to a close and the winter chill approaches, one all-inclusive resort has set Marbella's hospitality industry abuzz.  While many hotels...


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