How to survive a Costa del Sol riptide while on holiday

Every summer inexperienced swimmers die because they do not know what to do when they find themselves caught up in a riptide. Also called rip currents or undertow, the phenomenon occurs when a narrow band of water moves directly away from the beach. Imagine a river running through the waves in the opposite direction, pulling anything trapped in it out …

Did you lose 400€ in Spain last week?

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We have all at some point in our lives lost money by accident. In this case, however, the amount was 400€ and that’s not a piece of chump change. The money was discovered in a hotel in Antequera, in Malaga Province and was immediately handed over to hotel reception. After no one came to ask if any money had been …

Make a splash, try something new in Spain

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It’s never too late to take up a new sport and Spain provides you with the perfect opportunity to take up a new water sport and make a splash. With almost perfect conditions from May until October, Spain is a magnet for water sports enthusiasts looking to pursue their hobby along Spain’s magnificent Mediterranean coast. Sailing If you have ever …

Spain voted one of the best country’s in world for expat ‘quality of life’

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According to this year’s Expat Annual Classification compiled by HSBC expats in Spain are happier, healthier and comfortable in their foreign home. After having been ranked 13th in the world in last year’s report Spain climbed nine places to finish in 4th place. HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey is compiled based on the expat lifestyle of people who are working outside …

Watch Out! WhatsApping while driving in Spain will cost you Six Points

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In a move designed to stop people from being distracted while driving, Spain’s Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) has increased the penalty to six points on your driver’s licence. Punishable offenses include texting, Whatsapp, speaking while holding the phone in your hand, opening a drink, lighting a cigarette or touching your car’s navigation screen. These new rules have come about after …

The Costa del Sol to avoid the Heatwave that is affecting Europe

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The highest possible heat risk has been issued for parts of Spain on Friday and Saturday with Navarra, La Rioja, Aragon and Catalunya to suffer the most from high temperatures. Meanwhile, Andalucia has orange warnings in place for Cordoba and Granada while often the hottest city in Spain, Seville is only on a yellow alert.   The heatwave is expected …

Roman find sparks plans to open the largest archaeology park on the Costa del Sol

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While digging around the site of the Finca de Acebedo, a Roman villa near to Mijas, archaeologists have uncovered the Costa del Sols first ever Roman olive press. Archaeologists uncovered a four-ton device dating back to between the third and fourth centuries that they believe was the counterweight for an olive press. The discovery comes shortly after having unearthed an …

Obama arrives in Malaga for secret Marbella conference

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If you happened to be in Malaga Airport last Friday and thought you saw former United States president Barrack Obama you would be forgiven, as the 57-year-old did arrive in Spain to attend a conference. The 44th president of the United States gave a speech at an undisclosed location in Marbella after having been invited to the event by a …

Malaga to get the tallest skyscraper on the Costa del Sol

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Before the crisis, it was said that Spain’s national symbol was the crane! If all goes to plan, Malaga will see two new skyscrapers that will not only the tallest buildings in the city but eclipse anything already built on the Costa del Sol. Madrid based property developer AQ Acentor has been brought in to oversee the project, which is …

Costa del Sol to benefit as British tourists help create 600,000 jobs this summer in Spain

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Experts predict that British tourists will assist in creating well over half a million jobs in Spain this summer, of which 140,000 of them will be permanent positions. Netherlands-based multinational human resource consulting firm Randstad is forecasting that as many as 140,000 of the 604,000 could get permanent contracts despite the vast majority being only seasonal. Often holiday makers visiting …