Friday, September 29, 2023

Short Breaks

Weekend in Estepona, hidden gem of Spain’s Costa del Sol

I WAS sitting in the sunshine, squinting at the Mediterranean and wondering if I would be brave enough to take a dip. I had...

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...

Deia dreaming in Mallorca

Jason Heppenstall spends an idyllic few days on the island of Mallorca – and comes home without his hubcaps

Ecija: A visit to the charming city known as ‘the frying pan’ of Spain

IT is known as ‘El Sarten’, the frying pan of Spain because it’s location in a dip surrounded by the olive groves of La...

Five Picture-Perfect Destinations in Spain off the Tourist Track

As the countdown to breakout from the coronavirus lockdown begins, here’s some inspiration for your next outdoor adventure

Perfect Weekend Escape: A road trip through Axarquia in Spain’s Andalucia

The Axarquia region of Andalucia offers the perfect weekend road trip, writes Olive Press Editor Jon Clarke.

VUELTA A ESPANA: Your virtual Tour of Spain

TWENTY-TWO teams, 21 stages and three weeks of spectacular aerial footage of Spain allowing you to watch a gripping race while planning your next trip.

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...

Short Break from Malaga: the White Towns of Guadalhorce

I SPEND 15 minutes gawping at the rugged Alhaurin el Grande mountain range from our balcony before I realise I am late for breakfast. We’re...

LISBON: A cool cultural destination

WANT to escape the scorching heat of southern Spain and visit a diverse city with a rich cultural heritage and excellent food scene? As...

MADRID HOTELS: The 10 top rooftop pools

SUMMER is the best time to visit Madrid thanks to the huge number of hotels with rooftop pools. Here are the most stylish for a cool dip

Spain to Portugal and Extremadura to Porto

Port, olive oil and ham… Jon Clarke heads on a romantic trip to Porto taking in the best of the western part of Spain en route




Giant German Hell’s Angel boss accused of running operations in Mallorca acquitted on all charged

AN infamous German Hell’s Angels boss has been acquitted on all charges of organised crime and drug trafficking between 2009 and 2013 after his...


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