Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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

Spain takes train and ditches plane

22% increase in the number of people travelling by train in January 2014 compared to previous year

Expats would rather be in the big smoke

New survey reveals expat's favourite cities

Ethihad and Air Europa agreement offers more options for air travel

South America and the Middle East to be better served thanks to codeshare agreement

One for ME, one for you

Ibiza and Mallorca hotels set for ME makeovers

Brits to jet into Malaga

British Airways and Jet2 to expand routes from UK to Malaga

Malaga’s cruise ship comes in

Decision could boost tourist numbers by over 20,000

Taste of Spain

New national tourism campaign to attract international foodies

Sightsee in Madrid via the web

The most famous tourist sights in Madrid can now be visited online

Costa del Sol hotel voted the best in Spain

Villa Padierna Palace claimed top gong at the International Hotel Awards

Spain cuts airport taxes in bid to boost traffic

AENA slashes fees after air traffic falls

Hilarious holiday complaints revealed by travel company

Thomas Cook releases a list of the most shocking complaints

The ten biggest mistakes tourists and expats make in Spain

One of the best ways to avoid being immediately pigeon-holed as a tourist or an expat is to read up on the country you are visiting's etiquette

Extended holiday for passengers at Malaga airport after they are abandoned by easyJet

The Bristol bound flight took off without 29 passengers, leaving them stranded

Mountain of repose

You are spoilt for choice with romantic and hip places to stay around the Serrania

Taking a stroll – and quite a few lunches – around one of Andalucia’s best kept secrets

All the best things to add to the to-do list in Alpandeire and the Genal Valley

Gaucin: Balcony of the Serrania

Gaucin is the true starting point of the Ronda mountains and has a vibrant and buzzing art and cultural scene

Sevilla in bid to become air travel hub

Minister is keen to establish the airport as a hub for tourists from Asia

British passport is no “get out of jail free” card

Acceptable behaviour in some places could land you in jail elsewhere