Local authorities clean up Maro Beach

Local Police, together with the Civil Guard ordered people illegally camping on Caleta de Maro Beach to take down their tents and move on.   Municipal Operative Services led by José María Rivas then took about cleaning up rubbish discarded on and around the beach. The City of Nerja is grateful for all these actions, being one of the many …

Airports in Spain face possible shutdown

Airports across Spain could come to a standstill in August after union leaders announced more than 60,000 baggage-handlers and other airport staff were prepared to strike.   The announcement comes after more than two years of failed negotiations over pay, working hours, breaks and overtime between the unions and airport authorities. Labour mediation agency SIMA has now been brought in …

Spanish property prices are on the rise

According to Spain’s Statistical Office house prices are rising in the Balearics and along the coasts of Malaga and Alicante. The increase in prices is being fuelled by foreign buyers from Britain, Belgium and Scandinavia picking up properties priced well below the highs seen in 2007/2008.   Looking at reports filed for April of this year the amount of mortgages …

Civil Guard boat rescues migrants near Nerja

Just before dawn, Last Saturday the Civil Guard boat “Río Miño” rescued 24 migrants in the Alboran Sea, 50 miles south of Nerja. The occupants 23 men and one woman all of Maghrebi origin (North African) were picked up by the Civil Guard boat and transferred to the Maritime Rescue boat “Salvamar Alnitak” before being taken to the Port of …

Ryanair strike to hit holidaymakers

Ryanair cabin crew have called a strike for the 24th and 25th of July in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium. The strike coincided with school holidays and will affect thousands of travellers across Europe.   Cabin crew based in the above-mentioned countries want Ryanair to adhere to national labour laws of their home countries and not those of the Republic …

Vélez-Málaga International Air Show 2018

Good news for all those who enjoy an air show after Vélez-Málaga town hall announced that the third international airshow will take place in the skies above Torre del Mar from Friday 27th until Sunday the 29th of July.   Five countries will be sending over 40 aircraft to compete in the event which will include the Eurofighter and a …

VI Nerja Tapa Pub Crawl winner announced

The sixth annual Nerja Ruta de la Tapa winners have been named after hundreds of participants visited the 21 establishments taking part.1.80 euros for tapas and a drink, the popular tapas run provides a great night out for the family in Nerja   After shifting through 417 completed route passports the Salamandra was the winner, with Restaurante Marisquería Hermes second …

Talented musician is a must see in Malaga

Acclaimed Israeli trumpeter and Bassist Avishai Cohen brings his quartet to the Finca El Portón in Malaga on Friday, July 6th at 9.30pm.   Avishai began performing in public in 1988 at age 10, playing his first solos with a big band and eventually touring with the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra to perform under the likes of maestros Zubin Mehta, …

Great White Shark spotted in the Mediterranean sea

For the first time in 30-years, a great white shark has been spotted cruising the waters of the Cabrera National Park in the Balearic Islands. The 5-metre long “Jaws” was spotted Thursday morning by a scientific expedition made up of 10 people from five different countries. Shark enthusiast Jordi Gallego said: “The waters around the Balearics Islands were waters this …

Beach quality flags are flying in Nerja

Nerja town hall is reporting that Quality Q flags have been hoisted on El Chucho, Torrecilla and Burriana beaches.   The flags are awarded by the Spanish Tourist Quality Institute to signify that the beaches meet stringent standards in line with UNE-ISO 13009, a standard agreed at international level in more than 90 countries. In order for a beach to …

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