Sunday, December 3, 2023

Short Breaks

Short Break: Jerez, Little City of Stars

TOM Jones is singing, celebrity chef Jordi Cruz is cooking, and you’re staying in a palace. No, you’re not Marbella or Barcelona or a...

Short Break in Madrid: Five reasons why Spain’s arty capital draws us in

GET set, ready… Go! The masks are off and it’s time for an adventure. But nothing too exotic. Madrid is the perfect spring escape. And...

Mountains of fun: The countryside behind the bustling Costa del Sol takes you to a different Spain

LOOK up inland and from just about every tourist resort or villa on the Costa del Sol you can see a line up of...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

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...

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

Go with the wind…to Tarifa

From Arabic stronghold to Mecca to winsurfers, Tarifa offers a fabulous break all year round

Deia dreaming in Mallorca

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




OPINION: Tales of one-track scam artist Chris O’Hare’s cons are as old as the Costa del Sol itself

THE only thing surprising about the epic tale of Chris O’Hare’s constant scamming is that he got away with it for so long. What we...


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