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Netflix series The Crown to be filmed on the Costa del Sol

Based on the reign of Elizabeth II and the British royal family the hugely popular Netflix series has chosen the old tobacco factory in Malaga for its Spanish headquarters. Part of the fourth season will be filmed in southern Spain, but Netflix has not yet revealed any of the filming locations. Mallorca based production company Palma Pictures, which is overseeing …

Two-meter long Jellyfish spotted on the Costa del Sol

A local lifeguard at Playa de la Chullera in Manilva spotted a two-meter long jellyfish swimming amongst tourists on the coast. Biologists from Aula del Mar in Malaga confirmed that the animal was harmless amid reports of worried tourists afraid to go into the water. The jellyfish was spotted around 2 pm earlier this week and marks the first time …

A Chorus Line ‘gets under way’ before its Malaga opening

All the promotions for the musical which will open Antonio Banderas’ new Soho Theatre in Malaga are well underway, including a sponsored sailboat at the Mallorca regatta. Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” will be the first show in Antonio Banderas’ newly renovated Soho theatre in Malaga and is due to open on October 18th. Before the opening, various promotions are …

July temperatures on the Costa del Sol were almost two degrees hotter than normal

Temperatures on the Costa del Sol continue to climb now that we are in August and were recorded by meteorologists as being almost two degrees warmer than normal during July. Data from the Aemet weather station, at El Cónsul close to Malaga Airport, show that the average daily temperature in July was 32.4 degrees. This is 1.9 degrees above the …

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 …

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What's On in Nerja and nearby

Indian Restaurant Discount Offer this summer!

If you have a craving for curry why not pop down to Madras Curry House in Torrox. They specialise in delicious Indian/Nepalese dishes to tantalise your tastebuds. Until September they also have an exclusive discount for our Nerja Today readers – Saving 15% off their dishes! Show a copy of this voucher on your mobile. Make sure you reserve your …

Outdoor cinema in Nerja

With the frequent warm evenings on the Costa del sol, children don’t often get to bed so early. In fact, many locals and visitors enjoy sitting outdoors when it seems too warm to sleep. Well, with this in mind, it has been decided that an outside Cinema will be provided for families to enjoy watching a film together outdoors during …

Nerja’s “Summer with the Crabs” features forty-five shows

The Councillor for Culture, Gema Laguna, has presented the poster and programming for the “Summer with the Crabs” 2019 events that started on Friday, July 19, in the Plaza de los Cangrejos, next to La Torrecilla beach.  Forty-five consecutive activities have been scheduled; all free, and will continue until Sunday, September 1st. In this latest edition of summer shows the …

Biggest Costa del Sol show announces Enrique Iglesias & Rick Astley to join Take That!

Gibraltar Calling 2019 is one of the biggest outdoor concerts of the summer and is billed as being two nights of incredible live music. Headlining this year’s concert will be multi-platinum and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. Enrique will be joined on stage by Take That, Rick Astley and Liam Gallagher along with other well-known names. Featuring Gibraltar’s iconic Rock as …

Torre del Mar Air Festival 2019

Every summer, thousands of people flock to the beaches of Torre del Mar to experience the Costa del Sols most exciting air show. The Torre del Mar Air Festival provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. The Torre del Mar Air Festival is a family-friendly, inspiring …

Amazing Lego exhibition to go on display in Malaga

Touted as being the biggest Lego display in Europe and containing more than five million Lego bricks, the exhibition features everything from musical instruments to star wars and superheroes. In total, 110 skilfully built models will be on display in 12 themed zones that are spread over 1,400 square metres. One of the highlights of the exhibition, which runs until …

Malaga Dog Party – Fantastic day out

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The annual Malaga “Dog Party” returns this weekend for its fifth edition, with plenty of non-competitive competitions that dog lovers are sure to enjoy. The event, to be held on Saturday the 11th and the Sunday the 12th of May is centred on the Plaza de la Marina and the main streets of the city. On Saturday two doggie parades …

See the spectacular ‘El Caminito del Rey’

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Attention thrill seekers! Have you heard about the Caminito del Rey near to Malaga in southern Spain? Built in the early part of the 20th century near the village of El Chorro, the Caminito del Rey is a narrow walkway resting on spikes and cables hammered into the side of sheer cliffs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Called the …

Enjoy the historical ‘Route of the Taverns’

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Nowadays it’s easy to forget that just 80 years ago mechanical refrigeration was just getting started and up until then the only way of keeping fish fresh was to pack it in salt. The Ruta de la Venta, or Route of the Taverns is a famous mule track over the Sierra Almijara Mountains to the town of Santa Fe near …

April is full of events for food lovers

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As each year goes by more and more events pop up in the towns and villages around Malaga in order to celebrate the local food and gastronomy. April is a popular month for festivals that celebrate food with the first kicking off in the Hoya de Málaga valley town of Casarabonela to celebrate the Día del Pipeo. Pipeo is curious …

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