Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Travel News

Into the Guadalhorce Valley

Robin Savory on the stunning fertile valley that is now home to thousands of expats, right back since Moorish times

Travelodge set to expand in Spain

No frills hotel chain, Travelodge, to open two new hotels in Madrid and Barcelona

Sierra Nevada: In pictures

With over two feet of snow falling in the last week, staff are working to open almost 100 km of skiable tracks for this weekend

A stylemeister’s dream in the Sierra Nevada

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke is the very first guest to spend the night in the Sierra Nevada’s most exclusive new hotel El Lodge owned by the Marbella Club group

Hotels in Andalucia scoop top awards

Molino del Santo among the big winners in 'Oscars' of the hotel trade

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

Budget airline slammed for comparing Margate to Malaga

Margate or Malaga? Easyjet receives furious criticism from Margate residents for making unfavourable comparisions in their latest advertising campaign

Olive Press New Year’s Eve competition winner announced!

One lucky couple will be heading to the TRH hotel in Mijas on the eve of the 31st

Walking guide: Ascent of La Maroma from Canillas de Aceituno

Walking guru Guy Hunter-Watts on the Axarquia’s most exhilarating excursion: an ascent of the mighty Maroma

Sugar-coated history of Torre del Mar

Sally Harrison takes a look at what is on offer in the Axarquia town

Iberia strikes could spell chaos for travellers at Christmas

Staff at Spanish airline set to strike for six days before Christmas

Spain’s only circular cemetery set to boost tourism

Built so the dead would not turn their backs on each other, locals in Sayalonga now hope the cemetery can become a tourist attraction

Competa: Goat jams and politics

UK government advisor Ray Rowden finally moved to Competa to open a restaurant

Malaga airport has not turned aircon off, insists spokesman

EXCLUSIVE: Several passengers claim it has been getting unbearably hot waiting for flights

Axarquia – A region of variety

A brief guide to the Axarquia

How the Axarquia awoke from its slumber

Frigiliana-based writer David Baird has witnessed the land of rebellion and resistance turn into a true tourist paradise

Lost in the Axarquia

Eloise Horsfield describes how she ended up on a ‘village hop’ tour of the Axarquia after getting lost

Journey back in time: Genal Valley

Taking a ride around the Genal Valley is a wonderful way to see how ancient Andalucia must have looked, writes Eloise Horsfield

Car hire deposit row in Spain

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

Keeping Andalucia’s history alive

At Algaba you can find out what Andalucia was like 5,000 years ago, discovers Eloise Horsfield

Get into the ring in Ronda

Spain's oldest bullring offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the controversial pastime

Discovering Ronda’s ‘hidden valley’

Walking guru Guy Hunter-Watts describes a favourite walk close to his home and heart near Ronda

At home in Ronda – the City of Dreams

Eloise Horsfield makes an emotional return to Ronda, where she lived for over a year

New Axarquia hiking route covering 80km

Tourist boost for area through new route to be marketed to foreign fans of the great outdoors

A village that has kept its charm

Jon Clarke takes a poke around La Cala, one of the Costa del Sol’s last remaining villages

The hiking trails of Mijas

The surrounding hills of Mijas provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk

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