Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus located to the west of Marbella simply has it all; fantastic beaches, million pound yachts, and designer shopping, outstanding nightlife and unlimited people watching. It is the marina to Nueva Andalucia, the urban area, and was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex. It has since become one of the largest entertainment centres in the Costa del Sol, with 5 million annual visitors. Although small, it offers …
Sotogrande, A Luxury Community On The Costa Del Sol

Sotogrande, A Luxury Community On The Costa Del Sol

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucia. Originally a gated community, it is located in the municipality of San Roque, Cádiz, Spain and is composed of a 25 square kilometres stretch from the Mediterranean Sea 25 km east of Gibraltar, back into the foothills of Sierra Almenara. It provides contrasting views of sea, hills, cork forests and green fairways, including the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco. Being on the western side of the Costa del Sol it is convenient for accessing Gibraltar, Tarifa and the Alcornocales. Sotogrande has been long associated with wealth and luxury. …
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Horseracing at Sanlucar

Horseracing at Sanlucar

Sanlucar de Barrameda, in Cadiz province has beautiful beaches and is a famous sherry town. It is also known for its horse racing, a fantastic sporting spectacle and one of Europe’s oldest equestrian contests dating back to 1845. Popular tradition has it that the origins of the horse racing go back to the informal competitions that took place between fishmongers, to see who could get to the fish market first. Another theory is that people raced donkeys along the banks …
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Cádiz Carnival

Cádiz Carnival

Carnival In Cadiz Cadiz has the biggest carnival in mainland Spain. Some say it rivals the carnival in Rio De Janeiro in terms of processions, floats, fireworks and partying. For sheer excess and exuberance you can´t beat a trip to Cadiz at carnival time! History The origins
of the carnival go back to the 16th century when Cadiz was a trading
partner of Venice. In its early incarnation the carnival had a definite Italian
influence. The carnival continued in the …
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Exceptionally Unique Villa For Sale in Guadalmina Alta, San Pedro de Alcantara

Exceptionally Unique Villa For Sale in Guadalmina Alta, San Pedro de Alcantara

Guadalmina Alta — An Upmarket Residential Area Guadalmina is an upmarket community that borders the main coastal road. Although well connected to Puerto Banus and Marbella town, Guadalmina is a location that offers a quiet life immersed in the beauty of the natural landscape. A short drive away, you have all amenities at your disposal such as schools, supermarkets, nightlife and restaurants which provides you with the best of both worlds. Not to mention, its golfing opportunites, which include Monte …
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See Costa Del Sol From The Sky

See Costa Del Sol From The Sky

It´s no secret that the Costa del Sol is famous for it´s incredible scenery including its magical Mediterranean coastline, picturesque golf courses and magnificent mountain range. However..have you ever seen it from the sky?.. Teléferico Benalmadena Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Costa del Sol including Gibraltar, the African Coast and Sierra Nevada from the famous Benalmadena cable car. The Monte Calamorro is the highest height measuring 800 metres above sea level. There are even birds of prey exhibitions and …
A day in Nerja

A day in Nerja

Nerja is a beautiful coastal town just 50 km east of Malaga and worthy of a day trip or even weekend stay. Excellently located on the Costa del Sol and in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara, there is an abundance of things to see and do. Nerja may be best known for its cave (Cueva de Nerja) located on the slopes of
the Sierra Almijara and about 3km outside the town. The cave is enormous at 5
km long. …
Birding in the Straits of Gibraltar

Birding in the Straits of Gibraltar

When the Christmas and New Year break is over, our thoughts should turn to Spring and the opportunities that we have in Andalucia to see the wonders of nature. Birding immediately springs to mind!  Various companies offer tours with the loan of high spec binoculars and knowledge of the best viewing sites so you might want to check these out online. For any keen birder or naturalist, every
spring (February to May) and autumn (July and October) there is what …
Why Visit Marbella In The Winter?

Why Visit Marbella In The Winter?

To some, Marbella may just be a destination for hot beach days and lounging around by the pool in the height of Summer. However, there´s nothing like the exploration of Marbella in the off-peak season, free of the hustle and bustle of tourism. Marbella has so much to offer in the cooler months while mantaining its microclimate and we´re here to tell you why.. Hiking Given Marbella´s incredible location, you´re spoilt for choice
with hiking options from Istán, Serranía de …
La Ruta de Los Belenes

La Ruta de Los Belenes

One of the most typical traditions in Spain is that of Belenes. A Belen (Bethlehem) is a large display, whose main feature is a nativity scene although the designers put in far more than this and is it common to have a whole village, complete with balcksmiths, farrriers and roman centurions. You will not just find them in churches but other public places from town halls to banks. It is also a popular tradition to design your Belen at home …