Costa del Sol police to use drones to catch motoring offences

Police across the Costa del Sol will start to use drones this month to catch people breaking the law when behind the wheel. While the drones will not be used to catch people speeding, they will be able to spot you talking on the phone or being distracted while driving. The road traffic authority (DGT) and members of Guardia Civil …

Large fines for not using rubbish bins properly on the Costa del Sol

Be careful of how you dispose of your rubbish on the Costa del Sol or you could face a fine of up to 3,000€. Local Police have announced that they will start handing out fines to people caught not disposing of their household waste incorrectly. This follows a campaign launched this week in one town called Mijas in an attempt …

Costa del Sol town makes its streets smell like fruit

The town of Estepona has begun introducing perfumes to its street cleaning water in the hope of making its streets smell like fruit. The idea is to make people think that aroma is natural and that the town just smells as though it is alive with flowers and fruit trees. Two trucks have been out since the 1st of July …

Typical Spanish soup ‘helps prevent cancer’

According to a study published by the Food Research International magazine, the Andalucian dish of gazpacho is a super-food when it comes to preventing cancer. Medical researchers in Almeria and Granada put gazpacho soup through an artificial digestive system and then introduced the end product to cultured tumours. The results of the experiment showed that not only did the soup …

Brits craft a niche in the Costa del Sol gin market

Hayes Gin is the creation of an enterprising British couple and a few of their friends, who all share a love for the Mediterranean lifestyle that first brought them to Spain. While hundreds of British expats dream of opening their own business in sunny Spain, most fail due to a lack of research and local knowledge. Others like Chris Tunmore …

The Costa del Sol is once again having a building boom

While the construction industry in Spain is still trying to recover following the crisis, building on the Costa del Sol is booming. In fact a third of all new residential building projects in Andalucia are taking place on the Costa del Sol. The good health of the building sector was revealed in two reports that came out last week. Both …

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?

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

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’

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 …