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Cooler temperatures forecast in Spain’s Andalucia but what next for the rest of the summer?

TEMPERATURES in Andalucia are taking a breather, after a sweltering June and July. August is typically the second warmest month of the year (after July)...

Busy summer for Benidorm ‘accessible beach’ points on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council says over 5,000 people have used their three accessible beach points in June and July. An accessible beach point is an area where...

Spain’s Andalucia set to sizzle in hottest day of year predicted for August 6

AUGUST will see highs above 40ºC and tropical nights scorch Andalucia with a new heatwave on its way. According to weather portal eltiempo.es Summer will...

Spain launches body positive campaign encouraging all women to enjoy the beach

SPAIN'S government has launched a summer campaign encouraging women to head to the beach no matter what their bodies look like. A slogan of 'Summer...

VIDEO: Expat eyewitness account of Estepona’s latest wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A Canadian expat described the shock of watching flames from the beach in Estepona as she enjoyed a family day out on Tuesday. https://youtu.be/570vsGKp32s The fire...

Watch out, the inspectors are about on Spain’s Mallorca

By Livia Cockerell UNCARING bosses better watch out - 80 employment inspectors will be posted in Mallorca to monitor working conditions this summer. During high season,...

Start of summer sees dramatic drop in temperatures across Spain—up to 10ºC less

SUMMER kicks off today at 11:14am with a dramatic drop in temperatures across the country. After the earliest and most intense heatwave since there are...

Spain’s Malaga kicks off the 2022 beach season

THE capital of the Costa del Sol has all its summer beach services fully operational. As of yesterday, June 15, until September 30, the 13...

Spain’s Malaga set to sizzle with ‘warmer than average’ summer forecast

THIS summer will bring ‘warmer than average’ temperatures, weather expert reveals. According to Jesus Riesco, director of the AEMET Malaga Meteorological Centre, temperature rises have...

Is it illegal to drive while wearing flip flops in Spain?

WITH temperatures soaring across Spain, drivers have been reminded to think twice about what footwear they wear when they get behind the wheel as...

Words of advice: Top tips for house hunter looking to buy property in Spain

As Brits fly out to house hunt as the summer approaches, here are Tancrede de Pola’s hottest tips for avoiding the most common pitfalls

Travel in summer 2022 – will it be boom or bust for Spain?

SINCE the Covid pandemic started in early 2020, international travel has been dogged by uncertainty. EU-wide vaccine certificates, Covid tests and passenger locator forms...

Sweltering temperatures to drop by 10ºC in Spain’s Malaga as of today

AFTER five days of blistering heat, the first heatwave of the summer will begin to subside as of today, Tuesday, August 17. According to Spanish...

A Japanese feast: ROKA opens in Mallorca for two months only

THE world famous Japanese restaurant, ROKA, has opened its doors in Mallorca for a temporary summer pop-up on the Island.  Based inside the luxury five...

LONG HOT SUMMER: Weather experts in Spain’s Valencia region predict longer and warmer season this year

THIS summer will be long, hotter than usual and with at least 80 ‘tropical’ nights in the Valencia region. Experts at the Climatology Laboratory of...

Marbella Arena: Bullring in Puerto Banus to be transformed into entertainment venue

By Elena Gocmen Rueda THE OLD bullring in Puerto Banus is having a makeover and is set to become a top entertainment venue. Because of its coliseum...

EXPLAINER: What we know about Spain’s plans to welcome tourists with ‘vaccine passport’ from June

THE news earlier this week that Spain would be ready from June to open to tourism to not just those within the EU but...

Spain’s Andalucia sets June as a target to ‘save the summer’

THE Junta’s objective to try to ‘save’ the summer season is once again set for June, mirroring last year’s efforts. The aim is to reach...

How Murcia’s ‘cool streets’ technology helps prevent pets burning their paws as temperatures rise across Spain

RED-HOT pavements can be a danger to both children and pets, as summer temperatures spike in Spain. Vienna-based animal welfare charity Four Paws International, warns...

If you’re going on holiday to Spain this summer, the best advice is book ahead, make sure you can...

That means reading the small print in contractual terms and conditions before making payment and, where possible, preferring to use reputable and reliable providers and intermediaries

These five summer music festivals in Spain’s Andalucia have still not been cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic

THE Spanish summer you had hoped for is more than likely not going ahead as planned. Especially if you are a music fan, artist or...

COVID-19: Spain’s lifeguards will NOT give kiss of life this summer as coronavirus Phase 2 beach plans emerge

SPAIN’S lifeguards will not administer the kiss of life this summer, it has emerged. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation has been banned by the Royal Spanish Salvage and...

GAZPACHO: When life gives you squishy tomatoes left in the boot of your car during coronavirus lockdown, make Spain’s...

FOR the last two months they have been holed up in Granada following a coronavirus travel nightmare (see Olive Press Issue 340). But now British...

Spain’s Costa del Sol experienced most successful year EVER for tourism in 2019

THE Costa del Sol welcomed a record amount of tourists in 2019.

Cruel summer for home sales in Spain, writes Mark Stucklin, but the double-digit decline was probably just a blip

Year to date the picture is less negative, with sales down in just over half the selected regions led by the Canary islands, in particular Tenerife

It’s the essentials you really miss when Spain closes for August, writes Giles Brown

When you have the sort of luck with cars that I have, that makes this month more than a little nervy

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