Costa del Sol tourists are being more careful with their money

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New figures just out reveal that while southern Spain is seeing an increase in the number of tourists coming to the region they are not spending like they used to. For the first eight months of 2019 8,304,311 foreign tourists visited Andalucia an increase of 3% compared to the same period in 2018. Surprisingly while the number of visitors was …

Exports of Andalucia’s healthy virgin olive oil soar by nearly 25%

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According to figures recently released Andalucían exports of virgin olive oil have increased by 24% thanks to strong demand from other European Union countries. The value of Andalucía’s liquid gold has also gone up by 5% year-on-year. The report shows that 440,409 tonnes were sold from this latest harvest compared to 356,242 tonnes in the previous season. Of this amount …

Andalucia to have a warmer than normal autumn

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Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET has announced that Andalucia will experience a warmer than normal autumn this year. For the next week or so areas of Malaga province will bask in summer-like sunshine with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in Axarquia and Antequera. In Malaga, city temperatures will reach a high of reach 29C. Wednesday could see a high of 31C …

“Eating Jamon Iberico can prevent digestive diseases”

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Spanish scientists have found that one of the hams produced for six generations by the Joselito family is a apparently a “superfood.” As well as being a delicious Spanish delicacy, it would appear that Jamon Iberico de Bellota can help prevent digestive problems. Eating the meat from the acorn-fed pigs reduces the chances of Ulcerative colitis and other intestinal conditions. …

Holiday home owners – urgent action required

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Malaga and Costa del Sol property owners have for a while rented out their properties on Airbnb. Now the Spanish tax authorities have called for registering each rental and paying a tax on it. Now if you want to rent out a property for short-term lets, it must be registered and have a certificate that says it meets certain health …

Colder temperatures and rain for the weekend

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Get your umbrellas and rain gear ready after Spanish national weather agency AEMET forecasts rain and a drop in temperatures for Malaga province this weekend. Starting Friday there will be a 90% chance of rain and thereafter a 60% chance of precipitation for Malaga and the surrounding area. Saturday things are not much better with AEMET predicting an 85% chance …

Primark to open huge new store in Andalucia

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London based fashion retailer Primark is set to open a huge branch in Seville by the end of this month. Designed using the company’s Birmingham store in West Midlands in the U.K. as a blueprint, Seville’s Primark will feature 7,000sqm of retail space spread over two floors. Primark’s latest store is located in the innovative Lagoh shopping mall a leisure …

How to spot fake euro notes on holiday in Spain

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Spain’s central bank and the national police have made available some very useful information to help you spot fake euro notes that are in circulation. Last year alone Spanish authorities seized more than 2.7€ million worth of counterfeit money as they become more aware of how to spot it. Now in an effort to stop this kind of forgery the …

1.6 billion pesetas have still not been exchanged for euros

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If you still have some old Spanish pesetas lying around, you only have until the end of next year to hand them in for euros. With the introduction of the euro in 2002, the old familiar peseta’s may now be a distant memory, but they can still be exchanged for euros until the end of 2020. The Banco de España …