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Live like a king: Ten of the most magical castle stays in Spain

SPAIN’s hotel castles are among the finest in the world. Many are beautifully preserved, so why not stay the night? What could be more...

WATCH: These are the ten best Spanish films of all time

Spain celebrated its first ever Spanish Cinema Day on October 6 to recognize the important role of filmmakers in the country’s cultural and social...

Double standards: Fully-vaxxed Brit expats arriving in UK from Spain discover they don’t have the same quarantine exemptions as...

AN Olive Press reader has slammed the “double standards” imposed by UK authorities after discovering a major pitfall of visiting the UK from Spain...

Ten tasty regional specialities to discover in Spain’s Murcia 

TYPICALLY overshadowed by its more touristy neighbours Valencia and Andalucia, visitors to Murcia may be surprised to discover the wealth of regional gastronomic delights...

Dia de la Hispanidad: Why Spain celebrates its National Day on October 12

Each October 12 Spain marks its National Day or Dia de la Hispanidad with a public holiday. The day coincides with the celebration of Christopher...

What you need to know about the wild mushroom hunting craze that grips Spain each autumn

AS the sun sets on summer, mushroom hunters across Spain take up the challenge of tracking down their favourite wild and wonderful edible fungi,...

Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her

Revelations: My life with News of the World phone-hacker Greg Miskiw aka the ‘Prince of Darkness’

Journalist and Olive Press columnist Terenia Taras talks exclusively about her son's father and former news editor of the News of the World who died on September 25.

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

EXCLUSIVE: Outrage in Javea as council forces closure of popular beachside restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA council has ordered the closure of four businesses, including a successful British-owned restaurant, in the Punta de Arenal area. The authority won't say why...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat mum and son lose Costa del Sol home after courts send legal notices to wrong address and...

WHEN Victoria Jenkins’ partner Lee did a runner leaving her and their son on the Costa del Sol, she didn’t think life could get...

Eight forests in Spain’s Andalucia to lose yourself in this autumn

AUTUMN is the perfect time to lose yourself in the forests of Andalucia. In a world where everything goes too fast, reconnecting with nature can...

EXCLUSIVE: Expats unite to fight back against ‘scam’ estate agents on the Costa del Sol

FURIOUS residents are calling for moves to clamp down on ‘scam’ estate agents after expats rallied together to share their experiences of the cheating...

ANALYSIS: Are Brits really leaving Spain in droves because of Brexit?

BRITS are leaving Spain in droves according to reports in the British tabloid press this week, but is there any evidence that this is...

VIDEO: How wild boars are increasingly terrorizing urban zones in Spain and why archers are coming to the rescue

SHAKIRA’S close encounter with wild boars last week in a Barcelona park has yet again ignited a debate around the growing danger of the...

How Spain’s Balearic Islands are clamping down on boozed up holidaymakers to focus on quality tourism

Excessive drinking by holidaymakers has long been a problem in the Balearic Islands, so much so that in January 2020, a new law was introduced to stamp out anti-social behaviour

EXPLAINER: Why Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels don’t want to rely on UK tourists coming to Spain

BENIDORM and Costa Blanca hoteliers want to keep last summer's domestic booking boost going rather than relying on traditional foreign visitors from countries like...

Nazis on the Costa del Sol: The evil men who found refuge in Marbella

A NEW book once again throws the spotlight on the history of the Costa del Sol as a refuge for wanted Nazis after World...

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Brexit refugees who fled Britain for a new life in Spain

BRITISH expats living in Spain watching events unfold in the UK in recent days may be forgiven for feeling a certain Schadenfreude as critics...

EXPLAINER: These are the new COVID-19 measures—including face mask rules—in Spain’s Andalucia from Friday

HALF of Andalucia’s health districts are set to be given the green light to transition into Alert Level 0. Following a meeting by the territorial...

ANALYSIS: What does ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrest mean for ‘peace talks’ in Catalunya?

THE former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is expected to appear in an Italian court next week, but his arrest in Sardinia threatens to destabilize...

‘Mission Accomplished’: What you need to know about ‘new normal’ as COVID-19 restrictions lifted across Costa Blanca and Spain’s...

THE region of Valencia has moved into a new phase of ‘de-escalation’ of COVID-19 restrictions which begins on Tuesday, September 28 and will last...

Treacherous trails: Six Spanish hiking routes that will make your knees tremble

1. Caminito del Rey, Malaga Let’s start with the one everyone knows. Pinned into the steep walls of El Chorro gorge, this 3km boardwalk rises...

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Mullins reveals plans to become Spain’s Simon Cowell after selling Pimlico Plumbers in multimillion deal

IT used to be that Charlie Mullins was best known for his plumbing. And it’s true to say that the 60-something Londoner first came...

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Nearly half of people in Spain favour compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations

ALMOST half of people in Spain are in favour of mandatory vaccinations to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The findings come in the latest...

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