The ten things you cannot do on a Costa del Sol beach that may surprise you

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Most of the following rules are just common sense, but if you think you are above the law think again or else you may face having to pay a hefty fine. The first one may or may not surprise you: Using shampoo or gel in the showers The showers on the beach are solely for getting rid of sand and …

Feria de Malaga: Everything you need to know

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Every year thousands of people visit Malaga for the city’s annual feria to be treated to a celebration of local culture in a party-like atmosphere. Commemorating the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs the feria celebrates the arrival of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon when they entered Malaga …

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 …

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 …

Popular UK Television show is looking for new stars in Spain

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Following their years of filming Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun in Benidorm and taking the hit show to the Costa del Sol last year, the show’s producers Blakeway TV have just announced they will be making a fifth season. The popular reality/documentary follows the lives of British people who have opted to move to Spain for a low-cost life …

Tony Hadley to perform Spandau Ballet hits on the Costa del Sol

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Former Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley will bring his unique voice to the Costa del Sol this summer while entertaining fans at the Puente Romano Tennis Club in August. The one night only performance is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 10th at 8pm with ticket prices starting at 35€. A spokesperson for the concert said: “The Legendary …

Bob Dylan comes to the Costa del Sol

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World-renowned singer/songwriter Bob Dylan will bring his legendary talent to Spain in 2019 as part of his Neverending Tour that started in 1988.   Cramming in 100 performances a year the now 77-year-old musician will kick off his Spanish tour in Pamplona on April 25th before moving on to Bilbao, Gijon, Santiago, Sevilla, Fuengirola and Murcia, before rounding off the …

Police catch conmen in the middle of a 145,000€ Costa del Sol real estate scam

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Two young men of Croatian nationality were arrested by National Police after trying to scam Costa del Sol property owners in a “rip deal.”   A “rip deal” is a popular scam where the perpetrators pass themselves off as investors looking to purchase a property. According to a National Police statement, the scam involves using the “exchange of bank notes, …

Game of Thrones film company to shoot Netflix series on the Costa del Sol

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Malaga based Film Company Fresco Film has chosen Andalucia to film a new 10-part series for American streaming media service Netflix.   Centred on manga comics Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn, The story revolves around Sister Shannon Masters, a Joan of Arc-like heroine who embarks on missions to combat evil. Since being launched in 1994 the comic has come …