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Avalanche of cruise ships kick-start month of November in Spain’s Malaga

THE cruise sector in Malaga is going from strength to strength post pandemic and November continues the trend with 20 berths scheduled for this first week of the month. The Malaga port, in the heart of the city which provides a gateway to the picturesque...
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Maximise your income: Novasol has the experience and expertise to help holiday-let landlords in...

THIS year has seen the number of holiday lettings throughout the EU beat pre-pandemic levels, according to Eurostat. During the first half of 2022, guests spent around 199 million nights in short-term rental accommodation compared to the first half of 2019, the year before the...
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Sit back and enjoy the sunshine with a property in Spain

WHETHER you are looking to sell, buy, rent or let a house, villa or apartment, Property on the Med has you covered. The company offers a full range of the services needed including sales and holiday rentals. It also offers management services that can be...
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Blast Off: a musical melting pot in the Lecrin Valley of Spain’s Granada

FOR creative types, the annual “cosmic arts lab” private party in Space Mountain studios at Albunuelas, Lecrin, is a rare opportunity for local people to mingle with luminaries of the UK music scene and enjoy diverse audio-visual entertainment in an amazing venue nestling in...
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Caminito del Rey opens its Visitor Center with 240 parking spaces and a viewpoint

THE iconic Caminito del Rey, an aerial trail built in the walls of the Gaitanes gorge in Malaga, has opened a new visitor center. The Visitors' Center, a building constructed on a 25,000 square meter plot located next to the MA-5403 Ardales-El Chorro road, with...
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All you need to know about San Pedro Alcantara feria 2022

The fair of San Pedro Alcantara is back this month after a two-year absence due to the pandemic and will start from tomorrow. But this year’s feria will be slightly different from previous years.  The annual festival dedicated to the coastal town’s patron saint San Pedro...
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Travel Spain: These are the villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of...

LYING on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and spanning the provinces of Granada and Almeria, Las Alpujarras or La Alpujarra, is a mountainous area full of picturesque white villages built in a Moorish style, irrigation systems dating back to the Berbers, and...

Your Olive Press guide to the best secrets of San Pedro Alcantara

It is 200 years since San Pedro Alcantara became one of Spain’s key agricultural colonies… and 2000 since the Romans enjoyed their time here, writes Jon Clarke IT was during heavy storms in November 2021 when a ravaging high tide uncovered what could prove to...
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Famous Caminito del Rey in Spain’s Malaga to be accessed by train again

A SUBURBAN train network will once again include a stop at El Caminito del Rey in its itinerary. From the first quarter of 2023 trains that run on the C-2 Málaga-Álora line will stop at the El Chorro-Caminito del Rey train station. The recovery of the...
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6 Fun Outdoor Activities You Have To Try At Least Once

People generally enjoy being outdoors, and this fact became even more apparent when everyone was trapped indoors during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. Luckily, things have changed for the better since then, and the world is open to being much like how it...
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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 hordes of foreign holidaymakers on their way - if Spain's tourist industry gets their way and restrictions on travel are...
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Malaga among 15 Spanish cities that offer best quality of life

MALAGA has been included as one of the 15 Spanish cities with the best quality of life. Malaga has optimal air quality, is the fourth sunniest city in Europe and is also considered by Forbes magazine as one of the best cities to live in;...
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Choosing the perfect outfits for a destination wedding

Destination weddings have been popular for a long while, but it feels like they have been having a real moment in the last few years. And it is hardly surprising - destination weddings are awesome! Destination weddings are unlike any other style of wedding. They...
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Italica: Visit the epic Roman ruins near Sevilla in Spain that starred as Dragonpit...

Just 9km as the bird flies north west from Sevilla are the ruins of ancient Italica, which was the first Roman city founded on the Iberian Peninsula or Hispania as it was then known. The city was founded in 206 BC and was the birthplace...
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Why you should visit Motril on Spain’s Costa Tropical and discover its fascinating history...

Sugarcane, rum, wonderful seafood and heaps of history, Katherine Brook shares the secrets of Motril.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: That most precious of black golds right here in Spain’s Andalucia

The Olive Press sent David Baird to Riofrio for a lunch of fresh trout and... award winning, eco-friendly local caviar? We kid you not
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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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