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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

Car hire deposit row in Spain

EXCLUSIVE: Britons claim Benalmadena rental firm took money for damage they did not cause

TripAdvisor on trial: Marbella

EXCLUSIVE: The Olive Press takes an objective look at the phenomenal success of TripAdvisor...with some surprising results

Where to stay in Ronda and the surrounding area

You are spoilt for choice with romantic and hip places to stay around Ronda, writes Jon Clarke

A day out in the nude

Hot tips for those who don't mind losing all their clothes

Ciudad Real airport shuts after just three years

The airport was used by hunting fans - including Prince Harry

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

Where to stay in Marbella

From the tranquil Marbella Heights Hotel to party-loving Sisu

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

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

Home-grown Arriate

The left-leaning independent town of Arriate has a very different feel from its 'snobby' Ronda neighbour, writes Jon Clarke

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

A bolthole above the clouds in the Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada is going back to its 1960s heyday and fast becoming one of Europe’s hippest skiing resorts, writes Jon Clarke

Dreamtime in the Aracena

Aracena counts some of the best quality and most peaceful hotels in southern Spain, reckons Jon Clarke

Why I am still in love with Spain

Author Chris Stewart explains why he has no intentions of picking up sticks and going back to the UK - despite the current recession and tough times for expats

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

TripAdvisor on trial: Sevilla

EXCLUSIVE: The Olive Press takes an objective look at the phenomenal success of TripAdvisor...with some surprising results

Kora Travel specialises in showing people the magic of Morocco

Moroccan tour company takes people off the beaten path

Where to stay in Sierra Nevada

Everything from modern to traditional and from cheap to luxury can be found in the Sierra Nevada

What makes Jerez’s mice so happy?

It's not flamenco...

Riding the wind on the Costa de la Luz

JON CLARKE takes a trip along the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia’s most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline

Plummeting oil prices drive 2015 tourist boost for Spain

Some airfares already slashed by half

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

How to stay safe on Sierra Nevada’s slopes

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

Wilderness adventures in the Sierra Nevada

Not certain about skiing? Why not take a mountain adventure with Telemark ski school instead

The Twin Alhamas of Granada and Almería

The Olive Press gets steamed up over what is on offer in both Alhama de Almería and Alhama de Granada

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