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Torremolinos unpackaged

Spanglish and sun-drenched, Rob Horgan explores the spiritual home of the Costa del Sol package holiday and finds a few of its old vestiges

Benalmadena: Three for the price of one

A cable car, a fairytale castle and the Western world’s largest Buddhist temple are among the surprises of Benalmadena, a town with a tripolar personality, as Imogen Calderwood reports

Famous since Caesar’s days: Casares

The birds, mountains and baths of Casares have been drawing superstar visitors for years, from Julius Caesar to Brad Pitt, Peter Andre and Guns and Roses. Tom Powell discovers it was even named after the former Roman emperor

British nonagenarian jetsetters are about to hit Benidorm on their first ever holiday

Charlie and Madge Pallett are about to set of on a holiday of a lifetime

Author and ex-Genesis drummer Chris Stewart offers Alpujarra walking

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Mary Beker: My Gaucin

One of the first expats to live in the area, estate agent Mary Beker remembers what Gaucin was like when she moved…

Spain’s top five stargazing hotels

The best spots in Spain for dazzling night sky views

Where to eat in the Gaucin area

The Gaucin and nearby white village restaurant scene is improving by the month, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke

Seven natural wonders of Spain

Missing out on a mention in the world’s 2014 ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’ has galvanised Spain into publishing its own list, and one of Andalucía’s best-loved beauty spots is included

Gaucin: River deep, mountain high

With its picture postcard villages and lush landscape, watered by the cleanest river in Europe, the Genal Valley has been called the Cotswolds of Spain. Gaucin, perched on the balcony of the Serrania, is its crowning glory, writes Carey Camel

Ibiza: Party Island Central

From Hollywood’s favourite holiday retreat, through eighties excess and nineties rave culture, Ibiza has seen it all, writes Carey Camel

Swiss holidaymakers caught in highway orgy in Ibiza

The six escaped with small fines for seat belt offences

Sotogrande in the swing for golf

The town boasts the highest concentration of top-notch golf resorts.

World-champion kitesurfer offers Marbella lessons

Belgian Leander Vyvey can be found at South Beach, Marbella

Sports, stars, and Sotogrande

The area has a lot to offer tourists and residents alike

Stung into kitesurfing action in Tarifa

The art of kitesurfing gets Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a ‘shock’

‘Underwater wines’ make a splash in Costa del Sol

Olive Press goes to 'Bodega Submarina' to get the scoop

Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella

The 2015 guide will be unveiled November 19th.

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

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