Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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A winter wonderland

Hostelbookers explains why winter budget travellers head for Marbella and Puerto Banus

Between a rock and a hard place

Why everyone should take a butchers inside the privileged world of the Bishop’s Avenue of Andalucia, where the average house price is 1.5m euros, writes Jon Clarke

Go Bananas in the Axarquia

The land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance - where bananas, mangoes and just about anything else grows

‘Get out of my village!’

Rough Guide to Andalucia author Geoff Garvey tells of the highs and lows of travelling around the region

A day out in the nude

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

Mesmerised by the light

Take a trip round the other side of the Rock of Gibraltar

Take a ‘tripple’ to Jerez

Looking for a fabulous family day out? Why not try Jerez?

Boris gets on his bike

As London embarks on its first ever bike scheme, the Olive Press looks at the reasons behind the scheme's success in Sevilla

We found Eldorado in Coin

Best known for the defunct BBC soap the truth is most foreigners who live in Coín have really coined it in, says Jon Clarke

The Artist’s Way

Robberies, heroin overdoses and Spain’s best beer. John Colley has experienced a lot while sketching his way along the little-known branches of the Camino (or Way) de Santiago

Vejer de las Fashionistas

It was only a matter of time before a Cabinet Minister got in on the Costa de la Luz’s best kept secret, all expenses paid of course

Oh I do like to be beside the lakeside

Fancy somewhere different to lay down your towel this weekend? Is the Costa del Sol just too busy and the Costa de la Luz too windy?

If you are fat, don’t fly Ryanair

Not one to miss out on a big opportunity, Ryanair is thinking of charging obese passengers more to use their flights

Africa en famille

Is it possible to cart your wife and kids across the Straits for a long weekend in Morocco? Luke Stewart gave it a go

‘Best bargain hotel in the World’ near Ronda

Hotel Molino del Santo, in Benaojan, has also been voted ‘Best Hidden Gem in Europe’ by the millions of customers who use the Trip Advisor website each year.

Andalucia hotels with the mostest

The Olive Press asked seasoned travel writer Guy Hunter Watts to pick out his eight favourite hotels in Andalucia.... one for each province

Not so Lanzagrotty

On a recent trip to the most northern of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote, I was amazed at the breathtaking landscape and sheer diversity of food.

The wolfman of Antequera

Historic Antequera is just a wolf howl away from a fascinating wilderness park in Malaga’s mountainous interior.

Under Extremeño Skies

The reputations of Pizarro and other conquistadores left a legacy for the mother of an extremeño to worry about

Horsing around in the hills

Pale rider Jason Heppenstall does his best Clint Eastwood impression and convinces his family that he is not in fact a cowboy

Journey to the Imperial City

Jason Heppenstall travels to Toledo - the “Rome of Spain” - and ends up in a Brit bar like no other AFTER two days on...

Alhambra rambled

The secret walks led by the superb Alhambra Rambler are nothing to be scared of - as Lisa Tilley finds out

Málaga dreaming

Bob Maddox stops off in the capital of the Costa del Sol and strolls arounds the city’s peculiar – yet spectacular – cathedral

Deia dreaming in Mallorca

Jason Heppenstall spends an idyllic few days on the island of Mallorca – and comes home without his hubcaps

Naked Spain

The Olive Press guides you around some of Spain’s best naturist resorts. Factor 30 sun cream a must!

Gibraltar rocks!

Forget sunburned ex-pats and cheap booze, Jon Clarke discovers the Med’s little Britain has had a makeover

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