Friday, April 3, 2020

Seeing the light on the Costa de la Luz

Roman ruins, pristine beaches, cool kitesurfers... Tom Powell is blown away by Tarifa and Bolonia

Malaga metro to open 12 July

Lines 1 and 2 trains pass testing phase

Is this the way to Alhaurin?

The UK's Joanna Eden finds inspiration in the Guadalhorce Valley

Kora Travel specialises in showing people the magic of Morocco

Moroccan tour company takes people off the beaten path

Alternative Alhambra: British Airways can’t spell

A mixup about the spelling of Granada, Spain leaves a couple stranded

A breath of fresh air: Exploring the Guadalhorce Valley

The mountains, rivers, wildlife and greenery of the Guadalhorce Valley feel a million miles away from the Costa del Sol, writes Tom Powell

Dancing into the history books

EXCLUSIVE: Olive Press reporter Tom Powell joins the successful world record attempt to put Estepona and its dancing queens on the map

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

Jump in: No English allowed

The Olive Press sends Imogen Calderwood to experience the total cultural immersion of Pueblo Espanol… and dress up and try on some ridiculous wigs!

Castle of light: The ancient Moorish redoubt in Cartama

The ancient and modern worlds collide at the castle in Cartama

€231 million for inland tourism in Andalucia

In a possibly unexpected decision, Andalucia officials turn their attention away from the coast

Where to stay in Marbella

From the tranquil Marbella Heights Hotel to party-loving Sisu

Marbella: The food capital of Andalucia

With half of Andalucia's Michelin-starred restaurants, Marbella is clearly the region's culinary capital

Where to eat in Marbella

There has been a quiet revolution in the heart of the old town of Marbella

San Pedro renaissance nearly complete with new tunnel

The regeneration of the town has taken over a decade

The morning Michelle Obama changed Marbella forever

Since the visit of Michelle Obama, the old town of Marbella has become a hive for some of Andalucia’s top dining… and some amazing shops to boot

Tranquilo Estepona: The coast’s last remaining gem

Estepona is by far the most chilled-out resort on the Costa del Sol, writes Tom Powell

Where to stay in the Axarquia

Jon Clarke discovers a great selection of places, from boutique to rustic rural

A sunrise Comares hike

The Axarquia is a walker's paradise, so off sets Tom Powell early one morning

Molasses of fun: Nerja and Frigiliana

The coastal pair Nerja, with its stunning beaches and top restaurants, and Frigiliana, with its sugar cane factory and cobbled streets, compliment each other perfectly, writes Tom Powell

Tolkien-shire: The best of the Axarquia

Wild soaring mountains, crystal brooks and elegant white-washed villages. Tom Powell is blown away by the stunning, varied Axarquia region en route to its ‘crown’ of Comares

Valley of calm at La Cala Resort

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke spends a weekend at Spain’s leading golf hotel

The Mijas chocolate factory that would make Willy Wonka proud

Expats Jason Godwin and Eli McCarthy are creating an innovative new chocolate ‘happiness lab’ in Mijas

The Mijas miniatures museum that’s no small feat

Professor Max's Wagon of Miniatures is one of the world’s best small museums, writes Imogen Calderwood

Mijas – a pueblo of burro taxis and hidden treasures

There is so much on offer in Mijas aside from riding a donkey, discovers Imogen Calderwood

Spain is UK passport loss capital of the world

More than 5000 UK passports were reported missing in Spain between 2012 and 2013
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