Monday, July 13, 2020

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol?

Club Mistral is bringing stand-up paddle-boarding to the Costa del Sol, Tom Powell went to check out the new fitness craze and see if he could keep his balance

OLIVE PRESS INVESTIGATION: The true cost of family fun on the Costa del Sol

EXCLUSIVE: Our investigation finds that a family of four can easily spend €200 on an afternoon outing on the Costa del Sol, a quarter of the average monthly wage

Where to stay on the Costa de la Luz

There are so many fantastic places to stay on the Costa de la Luz, writes Jon Clarke

The Whaley brothers and the Costa de la Luz windsurfing revolution

It is three decades since the talented Whaley brothers launched the first windsurf businesses on the Costa de la Luz

High time for a kitesurf on the Costa de la Luz

Europe’s top kitesurfing spot is on the Costa de la Luz, writes Jared Garland

A tale of two pueblos: Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes

While very different, the quirky towns of Zahara and Barbate are breath of fresh air from the manufactured charms of the Costa del Sol, writes Carey Camel

Discovering Tarifa below the sea

Octopus, moray eels, sea cucumbers … Tom Powell discovers a whole new enclave of cool Tarifa residents on a scuba dive

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
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