Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Into the Guadalhorce Valley

Robin Savory on the stunning fertile valley that is now home to thousands of expats, right back since Moorish times

Author and ex-Genesis drummer Chris Stewart offers Alpujarra walking

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Where to eat in Sierra Nevada

After a day full of exertion on the slopes there's plenty of places serving delicious worthy of a good appetite

The hiking trails of Mijas

The surrounding hills of Mijas provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk

Running the gauntlet as a solo blonde in Pamplona

American journalist Sara Wallace, 20, is not as impressed as fellow writer Ernest Hemingway after spending 24 hours at Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls festival

Walking guide: Ascent of La Maroma from Canillas de Aceituno

Walking guru Guy Hunter-Watts on the Axarquia’s most exhilarating excursion: an ascent of the mighty Maroma

A to Z: Secret Andalucian Summer

Take your Andalucian summer beyond the crowded Costa beaches with our 26 favourite spots

Vejer de las Fashionistas

It was only a matter of time before a Cabinet Minister got in on the Costa de la Luz’s best kept secret, all expenses paid of course

Tarifa: Where the wind blows

Wendy Williams is blown away by the magic of Tarifa, Europe’s southernmost point

Taking a twirl… flamenco in Jerez

More than an art form, flamenco is a way of life in Jerez and can be visited in two particular barrios, writes Jacqueline Fanchini...

Benalmadena: Three for the price of one

A cable car, a fairytale castle and the Western world’s largest Buddhist temple are among the surprises of Benalmadena, a town with a tripolar personality, as Imogen Calderwood reports

Estepona: The white-village-on-sea

Estepona has found the perfect balance between modern tourism and maintaining its Spanish identity, discovers James Bryce

Vejer de la Frontera – dining capital

Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke traces the reasons Vejer has become a true frontier for cooking

TripAdvisor on trial: Ronda

EXCLUSIVE: The Olive Press takes an objective look at the phenomenal success of TripAdvisor...with some surprising results

A village that has kept its charm

Jon Clarke takes a poke around La Cala, one of the Costa del Sol’s last remaining villages

Up Marbella’s magic mountain

Continuing our serialisation of new book Coastal Walks of Andalucia, Guy Hunter-Watts takes you on an exciting trip up La Concha, the Costa del Sol’s most emblematic peak

Alluring Alora: The heart of the Guadalhorce valley is beginning to unveil its fascinating historical importance

By Tom Powell, tucked into the Guadalhorce Vallye is Alora, an Andalucian town rich in history and character

Mojacar: The Corner of Enchantment

Long-time resident Lenox Napier recalls the good old days of Mojacar when his dad played checkers with Orson Welles and kicked a young Dennis Hopper up the backside

Gaucin: A view from the top

Wendy Williams admires the views from the Balcony of the Serrania de Ronda and discovers what gives Gaucin its ‘zing’…

Benahavis is the tip of the property Golden Triangle

Property experts are quietly confident that things are finally getting better in the charming village

How times change

Paul O’Connell re-visits a town of growth and prosperity

Mary Beker: My Gaucin

One of the first expats to live in the area, estate agent Mary Beker remembers what Gaucin was like when she moved…

The move to Malaga – a “child’s” view

New Olive Press blogger introduces herself with an article on making the move from London to Malaga

Torremolinos unpackaged

Spanglish and sun-drenched, Rob Horgan explores the spiritual home of the Costa del Sol package holiday and finds a few of its old vestiges

So, I think you should move to Malaga too!

Malaga is such a great city to relax and keep busy at the same time, you can visit the tapas bars then head over to the beach for a few hours, then back to the centre to do the cultural side of things

Gaucin: River deep, mountain high

With its picture postcard villages and lush landscape, watered by the cleanest river in Europe, the Genal Valley has been called the Cotswolds of Spain. Gaucin, perched on the balcony of the Serrania, is its crowning glory, writes Carey Camel
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