Friday, March 5, 2021

Valencian Community launches advertising campaign to attract international tourists back to the Costa Blanca

THE Costa Blanca is launching a major advertising campaign to attract international tourists following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The adverts, placed on internet travel...

National Geographic chooses Spanish city as ‘destination on the rise’ for 2021

A SPANISH city has been chosen by National Geographic as one of the best destinations for travel in 2021. The prestigious National Geographic magazine has...

Foreign Office Minister Grant Shapps meets the Olive Press

Foreign Office Minister Grant Shapps met the Olive Press on his whistle-stop Spanish business trip

Palma boat show sees 20% rise in vessels and 10% more exhibitors in 2017

Some 4,000 brands from more than 20 countries take part

British fashion designer creates a unique suite for Deia’s Belmont La Residencia hotel

A SPLASH of floral blue and soft pinks have created one of the island’s hippest suites. Designed by British fashion designer Matthew Williamson, Suite 67,...

3.5 million Brits could be BANNED from entering Spain and EU after no-deal Brexit unless they renew passport TOMORROW

Under a no-deal Brexit, Brits visiting the zone, which includes France, Spain and Greece, will be treated the same as non-EU nationals

Hotels in Benidorm and Spain’s Costa Blanca are set for a grim and empty Christmas

LOCKDOWNS across Europe have led to Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotel bookings drying up for Christmas and the New Year. European and domestic travel restrictions...

Spain lifts ban on flights coming in from Italy, amid coronavirus de-escalation process

SPAIN has lifted the ban on flights coming into the country from Italy, amid the easing of the coronavirus restrictions.

TRAVEL: Costa del Sol tourism bosses REJECT 14-day quarantine on British visitors in Spain

“This is not the time to play a game of chess but a time to make it easier for tourists to come to Spain with the appropriate health guarantees”

If you are fat, don’t fly Ryanair

Not one to miss out on a big opportunity, Ryanair is thinking of charging obese passengers more to use their flights

PICS: The Hogueras de San Juan in Alicante were ‘insane’, but that’s why we love Spain, writes Joshua Parfitt

There are few religious festivals you can bring a towel to. There are even fewer you can insult a fireman at. The Fogueres de San Joan...

Costa Blanca holiday home registration doubles in four years, after owners threatened with sanctions

LAST YEAR closed with over 81,000 holiday apartments registered in the region, nearly double the number recorded in 2015. Figures released by the Valencian Community...

Why Sotogrande is more than the sum of its understated parts

ETCHED gracefully into the crown of Spain’s southern coast, Sotogrande shines bright like a diamond without ever being flashy.  The country’s largest privately-owned residential ‘super-state’...

Tramuntana ranked a favourite

THE Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is the third most popular Unesco World Heritage sites in Spain. The rugged range falls only behind the Roman...

How to stay safe on Sierra Nevada’s slopes

All you need to know about keeping yourself and others safe while skiing or snowboarding

72 hours in Lisbon

Lance Rutkin jets to Portugal to discover how to get the most out of the capital over a long weekend

Albacete: Why to visit central Spain’s underdog tourist destination now

There are two less than complimentary phrases that spring to mind when you say Albacete: ‘Albacete, carga y vete’ and the more parental advisory...

Castle of light: The ancient Moorish redoubt in Cartama

The ancient and modern worlds collide at the castle in Cartama

Manilva mania

The town that enraptured a Roman emperor and a flamenco star is not resting on its laurels in its drive to attract new admirers, writes Joe Duggan

Peru Two drugs mule relaxes on Marbella beach after cocaine-smuggling ordeal

It comes four years after the Irishwoman was caught in Peru while trying to smuggle more than €2 million worth of cocaine

WATCH: Spanish baggage handler hurls suitcases and pushchair across the ground

It is not known if his employers have been made aware of the footage

The Artist’s Way

Robberies, heroin overdoses and Spain’s best beer. John Colley has experienced a lot while sketching his way along the little-known branches of the Camino (or Way) de Santiago

Benidorm-based holiday accommodation groups slam high cost of PCR tests for foreigners coming to Spain’s Costa Blanca

COSTA BLANCA hoteliers and holiday accommodation owners say that a new rule for most international travellers arriving at airports and ports to show a...

What makes Jerez’s mice so happy?

It's not flamenco...