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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.
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WHAT’S ON AT GIBRALTAR’S OCEAN VILLAGE FOR NATIONAL DAY

ON National Day, the most important event of the year for the Rock, Gibraltar’s thriving Ocean Village is adding to the celebrations by serving up a range of entertainment, music, and food throughout the day. Only a nine-minute stroll from Gibraltar International Airport and the...
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BEWITCHING: How a small white village in southern Spain conjured up a wizard of...

GRAB your broomstick, don your witches hat, it’s time to fly up to the bewitching mountain village of Soportujar. The village, in the heart of the Alpujarra region, is rapidly becoming known as Spain’s village of spooky vibes. A sort of theme park based on ‘brujas’...
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15 lesser known ancient ruins that are a must-see in Andalucia and the Costa...

What are your favourite little known Moorish and Roman sites in Spain?
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Not just a pretty facade: Andalucia’s pueblos blancos are white for a reason

OF ALL the possible images of Andalucia, the white village set against a mountainous landscape is one of the most iconic. In provinces such as Cadiz and Malaga, the pueblos blancos shimmer blindingly under the Andalucian sun. They happen to be as pretty as a...
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TRAVEL: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free tapas scene

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide

Bathe like Caesar: Visit the stinky Roman Empire site that put Manilva on the...

ROMAN roots run deep throughout the Iberian Peninsula but this westerly corner of the Costa del Sol really tickled Roman legion fancies for the climate,  the fishing, the farming … and for its strategic position at the gateway to the Mediterranean … and home. Stone...
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Why these pueblos in Spain should be on your travel bucket list this summer

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and for some villages you may never have heard of in Spain, the COVID-19 crisis has been an opportunity to shine and show off their uncrowded, idyllic spaces. Traditional tourist hotspots like Marbs and Palma de Mallorca have been...
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La Inglesa: The extraordinary love story behind a winery in the heart of Spain’s...

NESTLED in the heart of Andalucia you can find the Sierra de Montilla (Cordoba), an unexpected paradise for wine lovers. Often eclipsed by the nearby historically famous wine region, Jerez, Montilla-Moriles is actually where the best vines in the world of the Pedro Ximenez variety...
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Pigments of the imagination: Why you should be seeking out caves in southern Spain...

Looking for somewhere to cool off this summer? Visiting southern Spain’s amazing caves tell the story of early human culture, with Shannon Chaffers
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Explore: How to spend a weekend in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain’s 2022 capital of...

The tucked-away seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is fast-becoming everyone’s favourite weekend spot, writes Sorrel Downer.
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Discover three of the best virgin beaches on Spain’s Costa del Sol

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 in dreamy corners, swim in crystal-clear waters and connect with nature, take a look at the Olive Press’ selection of...
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Scorchio! These are officially the hottest towns in Spain

SPAIN is sizzling in what is the first official heatwave of the year, sending the mercury soaring  across much of the peninsula, to temperatures considered unusually high for the time of the year. And while the heatwave this weekend will affect much of Spain and...
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These are the ultimate zip-line locations around Spain’s Costa del Sol

DAREDEVILS can now enjoy up to six different and thrilling zip-lines in Malaga province. Once disco-themed skating rinks were all the rage, now it’s defying gravity superman-style with the latest craze known as zip-lining, which has been fueled by a resurgence in the popularity of...
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This Andalucian hilltop town is officially the most tranquil destination in Europe

A PRETTY Andalucian hilltop town has won recognition as the ‘most tranquil’ destination in Europe. Visitors to sleepy Zahara de la Sierra, inland in the province of Cadiz know the joys of the stunning views across the Grazalema mountain range and turquoise waters of the...
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From beachside to picturesque hillside villages: Where to stay on Spain’s Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz has loads of cool places to stay from beachside gems to village properties, writes Jon Clarke.
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Journey back in time: Jon Clarke marvels at the ancient white town of Medina...

STANDING sentinel like a Roman centurion, it rears up out of the Cadiz outback high on a hill. This is Medina Sidonia, the prettiest town in Andalucia you have probably never heard of. Authenticity at its best, the classic white town is little visited being off-the-beaten...
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Ancient and modern: Discover the best places to eat on Spain’s Costa de la...

IT was in 1910 that the loin in lard roll first graced the tables at roadside Venta Pinto (www.ventapinto.com). Served warm, normally with a snifter of sherry, it literally oozed with the feel-good factor, if not exactly a road to good health. As delicious today as...
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ON a second visit to Spain’s unspoilt Costa de la Luz, Jo Chipchase was...

I HAD visited the Costa de la Luz only once before, a decade ago with my young sons. At the time, I had only heard of Tarifa, famed for its knockabout winds and fortified historical centre, facing across the straits to Africa. The southernmost tip...
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International tourist spending betters pre-pandemic levels in Spain’s Andalucia 

TOURISTS have spent more money than before the pandemic in Andalucia, according to data released by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE). According to a report from INE, tourists spent a total of €1.1 billion in the month of May - which is more...
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YOUR TICKET TO BOATING IN MARBELLA ON SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL

SMART YACHTING AND SMART CHARTER MARBELLA ARE SET TO MAKE YOUR BOATING DREAMS COME TRUE THIS SUMMER HAVING opened the doors to their new office in Puerto Banús earlier this year, the Smart Yachting and Smart Charter Marbella team are ready for a busy first...
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Shining bright: Spain’s Marbella is a destination for good food and culinary expertise

AS the pandemic hit two years ago most of the travel industry in Spain went into full disaster mode. Meanwhile, in Marbella, the hotels and restaurants braced themselves for an influx of captains of industry, celebrities and royalty. The perfect haunt to ride out the crisis,...
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Everyone loves Spain’s Marbella: from cavemen and Romans to Grace Kelly and Gemma Collins

MARBELLA has earned the reputation of being a playground for the rich and famous for over half a century. Photos of the glamorous beach destination fill glossy travel magazines around the world and it’s easily the most aspirational place to live and visit in Europe,...
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Marbella: golden childhood memories of eating and drinking and mega yachts

All his family holidays were spent in Marbella. Jorge Hinojosa takes us on a trip down memory lane – with plenty of stops for food and drink along the way MARBELLA has always been like a second home to me. My family visits every August to...
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Granada’s Alhambra Palace is boring, Sevilla’s Giralda is pointless and the Caminito del Rey...

From the confused to the disillusioned to the just plain bored, check out our ‘dirty dozen’ of the daftest TripAdvisor reviews given to some of Andalucia’s most noted tourist attractions
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Cuisine of La Alpujarra: Dishes you must try while visiting the mountain villages south...

THE Alpujarra region has various signature dishes served to visitors in its countless bars and restaurants. Best of all, during certain hours of the day, you almost always receive a 'tapa' if you buy qualifying drinks - such as beer, wine, mosto and canned...
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