Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Not quite Narnia, but Fuengirola’s Bioparc is very magical

Fiona Tomas takes a tour around Bioparc

Fuengirola’s cool port of call

The marina is split into two distinct halves – the restaurant/bar area and the serious fishing section, where the real work continues throughout the night

Rainbow Villas scam couple allegedly hiding out in Murcia

TRACKED DOWN: Holiday rental scammers go AWOL from Alhaurin estate as hundreds of conned holidaymakers unite

British mobile networks to make changes to stop shock holiday roaming fees

Hidden roaming costs and internet charges running into thousands of pounds and euros have left countless holidaymakers in financial ruin

Food revolution in Marbella’s Old Town

Once a haunt for tacky souvenirs and pickpockets... now Marbella’s ‘casco historico’ has become one of Andalucia’s true references for dining, writes Jon Clarke

Spanish photographer ‘Kickstarting’ a new book on Spain

Mike Randolph talks to the Olive Press about the launch of his exclusive photo book

Centro Plaza: Quarter century of business

Centro Plaza - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - is a truly international commercial hub, discovers Iona Napier

Spain named as top summer destination for Europeans

The Iberian Penisular is still a favourite among French, Italian, English, German and even Spanish tourists themselves

Get that feel for a festival!

The Olive Press takes a look at three of the best music festivals taking place in Spain this summer

Where to eat in Marbella this summer

Marbella is Andalucia’s true dining capital, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke

Marbella set to boom again this summer

Marbella resident of three decades Giles Brown on the reasons why the town is set to boom again this summer

How to climb Marbella’s La Concha

One of Andalucia’s most rewarding mountain adventures lies in wait among the pine trees just a few miles inland from Marbella

Hundreds of tourists left with nowhere to stay in Marbella after Rainbow Villas’ sudden collapse

One group of 20 flies out on Friday with nowhere to stay

Take along Deal or No Deal Bingo on holiday

While most people go on holiday for some combination of sun and fun, good food and shopping, or historical sites and museums, packing your favourite game along can provide added fun

Spanish air traffic controllers start a series of strikes this week

Air traffic controllers will strike for two hours each morning and two hours each afternoon at airports across the country on June 8, 10, 12 and 14

Spanish holidaymakers prone to stealing hotel goods

The Spanish are behind the Argentines and the Singaporeans as the most light-fingered holiday makers

Travelling expat keeps dogs safe with housesitters

HouseSitMatch is an online house-sitting network

Spaniards reveal their top ten mini-break destinations

The Spanish love a stay-cation, says new survey

‘Indefinite’ staff strikes at Madrid airport leave thousands of Ryanair passengers without luggage

The budget airline's bosses are now working 'around the clock' to cancel what they are terming an 'illegal strike'

Phone app brings Spain’s historic pilgrimage El Rocio romeria into 21st century

A new phone app has added a 21st-century twist to Spain’s most historic pilgrimage

Passenger banned for life from airline Jet2 for ‘drunk and abusive’ behaviour on flight to Alicante

The pilot landed the plane in Toulouse for the unruly passenger to be escorted away by police

Creative cuisine: Where to eat in the Guadalhorce Valley

There’s a fantastic mix of restaurants in the Guadalhorce Valley, writes Jon Clarke

REVIEW: The Source of Wellbeing retreat

Jon Clarke visits a brand new retreat in a hidden valley 20 minutes from the coast, where multi-talented owner Martina Willis is weaving her magic on many different levels

British suncream manufacturers blasted for giving less protection than advertised

Which? tests found that Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF 30 and Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise SPF 30 both provided less than two-thirds of their labelled SPF

Barranco Blanco: Secret valley with links to the Nazis

The beautiful, hidden valley of Barranco Blanco has a shady past

Alhaurin’s castle in the sky

The origin of the brick tower standing tall on the hillside above Alhaurin el Grande has been the subject of heated debate
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