Project to link Benalmadena with Fuengirola given green light

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Two new projects linking the towns of Fuengirola and Benalmadena for walkers and cyclists are to go ahead at a cost of nearly €400,000. They are the latest phases of the Senda Litoral de Malaga, the pathway along the coast of the province from Manilva to Nerja which should be completed in 2019.

Why now is the right time to buy a property in Spain

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Spain is the second-best country for first-time buyers, according to a new report. UK-based relocation service MoveHub compared 2016 property price data from the Global Property Guide with average salaries according to the Hay’s Group Global Salary Forecast to determine the best countries for first-time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder.

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling SOARS as Bank of England hints at interest rate hike

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THE POUND made gains against the euro yesterday, rising to 1.17 after a Bank of England policymaker suggested the UK might need an interest rate hike sooner rather than later.After an initial slump at the beginning of trading on Tuesday 7 February, due to Labour amendments to Article 50 being blocked, the pound strengthened against… Read more »

Costa del Sol breaks hotel stay records

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For the first time ever the hotels of the Costa del Sol have received more the five million travellers in a year. Overnight hotel stays are also at a record high. The number of hotel guests in 2016 was 5% up on 2015.

What Is Epiphany? How Spain, Mexico And France Celebrate

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Epiphany is also widely known as Three Kings Day, or even Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos. The Christian holiday is typically celebrated 12 days after the Christmas in the Gregorian calendar, and serves, traditionally, to commemorate the baptism of Jesus, according to BBC News. The holiday was also associated with the three kings’ visit to the… Read more »

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2017

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For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play, gathering new data, and asking more and better questions of a greater number of expats.

Why Swedish demand for Spanish property is rising

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Britons have long dominated overseas property sales in Spain, but demand from Swedish buyers is steadily rising. In summer 2016, demand was up 59.8% year-on-year in Quarter 2, according to data from leading Spanish second home specialist, Shario, and the Property Registrars Registradores. Swedish sales rose 22.7% in Quarter 3 2016, while UK sales in… Read more »

All you need to know about Christmas in Malaga

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What’s Christmas in Malaga like? What will be open? … We’ve been asked a lot of questions by people coming to spend their Christmas holiday in Malaga so we thought the best thing was to create a Christmas in Malaga FAQs blog post.