San Isidro Fiesta

San Isidro Fiesta Nerja’s traditional San Isidro fiesta will take place this year on Friday the 15th of May 2015. Perhaps Nerja’s favourite fiesta for many, it honours the patron saint of farmers. The procession of horses, oxen, floats and people in traditional dress commences at 12.00pm from the church of El Salvador near the Balcon […]

Camino del Rey

Camino Del Rey

The Gorge Desfiladero de los Gaitanes has been carved by the river Guadalhorce. In some places it is only 10m wide and 700m deep. The Camino del Rey (or ‘Caminito del Rey’ translates as ‘The King’s Little Pathway’) was constructed as a path to provide access for the maintenance of several reservoirs used to feed […]

Mortgage Rate Low’s

In last week’s Spanish property news, mortgage rates hit an all-time low. Historically low rates are enabling extremely cheap mortgages to be offered by lenders. Flexible term interest rates are currently being advertised at less than 1.5 percent above the Euribor, and the latest Euribor rate has just been announced, with March’s figure being only […]

Golden Visa Scheme

Spain’s “Golden Visa” scheme, which allows residency for non-E.U. nationals who spend more than €500,000 on a Spanish property, has registered over 530 applications since its launch last year. The scheme was set up to attract Chinese, Arab and Russian investors as obviously E.U. nationals already have the right to residency under European rules. Visa […]

Property Sales Increase 2015

Property sales to foreigners rose by 28% last year in Malaga province. Of the 23,929 properties sold, 9,190 were bought by Non-Spanish, some 38% of purchases. The list of nationalities is led by British, Scandinavian, French, Benelux and Germans in that order (stats courtesy of Malaga Properties). Las ventas de propiedades aumentan Las ventas a […]

Nerja’s Day of the Pedal

This year’s Andalucia Day (28th of February) saw over two thousand cyclists take to the streets of Nerja in its annual Day of the Pedal event. The roads around the centre were closed and due to the good weather many people lined the streets to enjoy the event. The prize for the oldest participant was […]

Walking In The Axarquia

This article will give you an overview of the walking highlights in the region and signpost you to where you can find out more information about specific walking routes. The Axarquia region is a walker’s paradise. It is jam packed full of distinctly different environments from lush stream beds in the valley floors, beaches, cliff […]

Malaga Christmas Lights

Christmas in Malaga

Sweets, parties, lights, markets lots and lots of poinsettias and a huge parade in January. The Spanish Christmas is lovely, low key and family oriented but with all the magic that Christmas is supposed to envoke. At the start of December, the stores start selling mantecados and turrones. Mantecados are sweets made from lard and […]

High Speed Train Route

Plans announced for a new high speed train route linking Malaga with Seville and Barcelona, bypassing Madrid. Meanwhile, a new and faster Malaga-Barcelona train is due to be operative this coming summer, cutting the journey time to one hour 55 minutes. At the tourism fair Fitur in Madrid this week (01/02/2008), Development Minister Magdalena Álvarez […]