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Lightning strike kills two tourists on Mallorca beach in Spain

A lightning strike killed two tourists on a Mallorca beach on Thursday. The double tragedy happened shortly at around 3.40 pm on Cala Mesquida in...

SPAIN’S ROBIN HOODS: Retracing the steps of famous Andalucian bandits who took from the rich and gave to the...

In Andalucia during the 18th and 19th centuries, bandits were flamenco dancers, bull-fighters, smugglers and travellers, writes Diana Tang and Grace Lee

Tourists attacked after chasing female bag snatchers from Mallorca beach in Spain

TWO foreign tourists chased after two female robbers who snatched their bags from Palma beach on Monday. The women, aged 32 and 34, stole the...

Gang targeting tourists to steal high-end watches arrested in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

POLICE swooped in on a gang of six people who targeted tourists in Marbella to steal their expensive watches. Three men and three women have...

WATCH: Call for ban on tourist carriages after horse collapses in heat during Malaga feria on Spain’s Costa del...

CALLS to ban tourist carriages have reignited after yet another horse collapsed in the extreme heat, this time during Malaga’s feria.  The animal rights party...

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Tourist train flips over injuring 11 holidaymakers including four children on Spain’s Mallorca

AN EYEWITNESS has told the Olive Press that a tourist train crossing the resort of Santanyl on Mallorca was going too fast when it...

Spain’s Andalucia expects to reach 30 million tourists this year

ANDALUCIA expects to reach the figure of 30 million tourists in 2022—close to pre-pandemic figures. The forecast is that 30 million visitors will pass through...

Video of horse collapsing pulling carriage in Mallorca heat reignites calls for ban across Spain

A DISTRESSING video showing a horse collapsing during the heat of the day in Mallorca has reignited calls for a ban on the tourist...

Airport delays are in store at Palma de Mallorca’s airport as the bumper tourist season starts

This is the message from airports operator AENAS, which says that Son Sant Joan will suffer  flight hold-ups due to a lack of staff...

Benidorm’s much-needed new medical centre in resort’s ‘English Zone’ takes big step forward on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A €4.57 million contract has been awarded to build Benidorm's new Rincon de Loix health centre. The new facility will replace the current two-floor clinic...

Doctors from across Spain’s Costa Blanca to prop up Torrevieja Hospital staff numbers this summer

DOCTORS from Alicante Province hospitals will be drafted in to boost staffing at Torrevieja Hospital during the summer holiday season. Valencia's new Health Minister, Miguel...

Struggling Mar Menor beach bars want lower rents as swimmers stay away from polluted lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

BEACH bars on part of the Mar Menor are demanding lower rents and delayed payments due to low tourist numbers. The lagoon area, which has...

Benidorm bounces back: British visitors outnumber Spaniards for the first time since pandemic

IN a sure sign that things are returning to normal, industry insiders report that British holidaymakers again outnumber Spanish visitors to Benidorm for the...

Hotel bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca continue to improve but still below pre-pandemic levels

HOTEL occupancy figures for the Costa Blanca in January saw an annual rise of 26.6%, with a total of 47.3%. The numbers from the Alicante...

EasyJet warning for people travelling to Spain’s Balearic Islands

A MAJOR airline has warned holidaymakers of new alcohol laws in place at some areas of the Balearic Islands. EasyJet has urged customers to take note...

Airport staying off the rails on Spain’s Costa Blanca angers business and farming groups

BUSINESS and farming groups have joined forces to criticise the ongoing absence of a rail link with Alicante-Elche airport. The Alicante Young Farmers Association(Asaja) and...

Tourists robbed by violent young mob in popular Costa Blanca visitor area in Spain

NINE Spaniards have been arrested for robbing people in the Levante Pier area of Alicante. The Policia Nacional said the thieves, aged between 19 and...

Bouncing back : 6 million international visitors to Spain’s Balearic islands in just 10 months

SOME six million international tourists visited the Balearic Islands in the first 10 months of the year. This was an increase of 261% compared to...

Benidorm will give ‘on the spot’ COVID-19 vaccines to tourists on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM will offer COVID-19 vaccines to foreign visitors in a traditionally busy tourist spot of the city. The regional mobile vaccination team will be outside...

Taking selfies kills 379 people globally in 13 years says Costa Blanca university survey in Spain

A Spanish university study says 379 people have died around the globe in 13 years while taking a selfie photo on their phone. The survey...

Robbers used ‘military tactics’ to steal from foreign tourists at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THREE men donned disguises and deployed military-style tactics to steal from foreign tourists arriving at Alicante-Elche airport. The Kosovo-Albanian trio used their past military training...

Benidorm thief displays football dribbling skills to distract and rob tourists visiting Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm thief showed off his footballing skills in a distraction robbery ruse in the city's Rincon de Loix area. He demonstrated his dribbling abilities...

Police bust criminal gang targeting rental car zone at Spain’s Malaga airport to steal luggage

FIVE people have been arrested after they were caught stealing tourists' bags at Malaga airport. The thieves were operating in two groups, laying wait in...

Tourists robbed while picking up rental cars at Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

TOURISTS picking up hire cars at Alicante-Elche airport were robbed by three men in a series of distraction thefts. The crooks travelled around Spain committing...

Police bust criminal gang that preyed on unsuspecting tourists in Spain’s Mallorca

Policia Nacional arrested nine gang members in S'Arenal in the early hours of this morning

Foreign police to help Benidorm and Alicante tourists over the Costa Blanca summer in Spain

THE Policia Nacional has welcomed their French and Italian colleagues once again this summer to pound the tourist beat in Benidorm on the Costa...

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