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First snowfall of the season in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

THE Sierra Nevada ski station in Granada, southern Spain, has recorded its first snowfall of the season. With two months to go before the official...

Autumn in Spain’s Alpujarra region: hiking, biking, riding and other adventures

ALTHOUGH some people mourn the end of summer, the 'Alpujarreños' welcome it. Not only is the Alpujarra region, on the southern flanks of the...

The hot topic of who started the recent forest fire in Spain’s Granada

THE jury is out over who started the devastating forest fire in Los Guajares, near Granada, which burned 5,000 hectares from September 8 to...

Forest fire in Spain’s Granada jumps dangerously close to the villages of Izbor and Acebuches

IN a dramatic turn of events, the forest fire that has been blazing near Granada since Thursday 8 September jumped to a new location,...

Forest fire in Spain’s Granada, with over over 3000 hectares of land now destroyed, believed to be human-started

THE fire which started last Thursday afternoon, September 8, in Los Guajares, and has now razed through 3,000 hectares of land, is believed to...

RANKED: The five magical coastlines of Spain’s Andalucia

To mark Andalucia Day on February 28, let's take a look at the region's wonderful and diverse coastline.

MASSIVE FOREST FIRE IN SPAIN’S GRANADA REGION SEEN FROM ALMERIA

THE Guájar-Alto area of Los Guájares, in Granada province, is battling a devastating forest fire that started at 1.55pm and is being attended by...

Beloved guide dog found dead after running off scared during fireworks at local fiesta in southern Spain

A BELOVED guide dog was found dead in a ravine after running off during a firework display at local fiestas in Monachil, southern Spain...

Following the legacy of Spain’s most famous poet and playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca

On the 86th anniversary of his death on August 18, we republish Dimitris Kouimtsidis account of exploring the fleeting life of Spain’s most famous poet, snuffed out for being gay, socialist and ‘undesirable’

TRAVEL: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free tapas scene

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide

Man in Spain’s Granada arrested for carrying two puppies in sealed plastic bag in midst of suffocating heatwave

A MAN has been arrested for animal cruelty in Granada after carrying two puppies in a sealed plastic bag, inside a closed backback, magnifying...

Freya’s style tips: How to dress to impress during Spain’s fiesta season

WITH the holiday month of August upon us, Spain’s party season is in full swing. From pool parties to dub parties to town fiestas,...

From booming basslines to valleys of sound: How the Alpujarras in Spain became known for its dub reggae scene

AT a time when many popular forms of music are bland and formulaic, those who want to be lost in music will be spoilt...

High-Speed Rail Between Spain’s Malaga and Granada to have a third daily frequency as of August

GRANADA and Malaga will add a new frequency to their Avant train connection from August onwards. Since April of this year, the two popular Spanish...

3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Almunecar – € 195,000

ApartmentAlmuñécar, Granada   3 beds   1 baths € 195,000 Piso de tres dormitorios,un baño,terraza acristalada y plaza de garaje en otro edificio. Se...

ON a second visit to Spain’s unspoilt Costa de la Luz, Jo Chipchase was finally switched on to its...

I HAD visited the Costa de la Luz only once before, a decade ago with my young sons. At the time, I had only...

3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Almunecar – € 165,000

ApartmentAlmuñécar, Granada   3 beds   2 baths € 165,000 Apartment for sale in the area of Avenida Europa, with 86m2, consists of 3...

Granada’s Alhambra Palace is boring, Sevilla’s Giralda is pointless and the Caminito del Rey isn’t dangerous enough… It must...

From the confused to the disillusioned to the just plain bored, check out our ‘dirty dozen’ of the daftest TripAdvisor reviews given to some of Andalucia’s most noted tourist attractions

EXTRACT: A Chancer’s Guide to Rural Spain by Andy Bailey

BRIT Andy Baily, an ex-farm manager, rugby player and inseminator, moves his family from Somerset to a remote mountainous region in Andalucía. In his book,...

3 bedroom Beach Apartment for sale in Salobrena – € 110,000

Beach ApartmentSalobreña, Granada   3 beds   2 baths € 110,000 In the valley, 3 kilometers from Salobreña we arrive to Lobres. A quiet...

Orgiva: What makes this Spanish town in La Alpujarra ‘the world’s best place to live’?

RAUL Orellana, an ex-primary school teacher and PP politician, became mayor of Orgiva in 2019, taking the helm of ‘the world’s best’ town, set...

On-trend in Orgiva: Meet the inspiring expat serving up Alpujarran style from a buzzing new fashion store

On-trend in Orgiva: From natty dreads to funky fashionistas. A new expat-owned fashion store is serving Alpujarran style to them all, writes Jo Chipchase

DISPATCH: The ‘loca fiesta’ of San Juan returns to Spain’s Andalucian spa town of Lanjaron in La Alpujarra

SPAIN is known for some oddball fiestas that go way beyond enjoying drinks and music with friends in the village plaza. While the town...

From Moors to modern hub:  A look at the illustrious history of La Alpujarra in southern Spain

THE Alpujarra was originally inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans, the latter who introduced the system of acequias to channel water from snow melt into...

Lorca comes back to life in tours offered this summer in Granada birthplace in southern Spain

THE birthplace of celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca will come to life with dramatised tours this summer.  A group of students and amatuer actors...

Calling adventurers: La Alpujarra in southern Spain is just what you’re looking for

SOUTH of Granada, a whole world of adventure awaits you in the mountains. From 400m to 3,479m - this being the top of mainland Spain’s...

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