Take a trip to THE OTHER COSTA

June 29, 2018

Have you seen the huge crowds in Málaga airport? Oh my gosh! And all heading for resorts on the Costa del Sol!

But wait! You don’t have to join the mob on the crowded beaches of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella. Just turn left instead of right and head east, to the Other Costa — that’s the stretch of coast that runs from Málaga to Nerja, Almuñecar and Salobreña.

Until recently there was no decent guide in English to this sub-tropical area which enjoys 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. But that’s all changed! Pick up a copy of “East of Malaga – Your guide to the Axarquía and Costa Tropical”. Read the rest of this entry »

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LAND OF ETERNAL SUMMER

December 3, 2017

FINALLY it seems that winter is coming to Spain after one of the longest summers on record. Finally the ski slopes, from the Sierra Nevada to the Pyrenees, are being groomed for what promises to be a memorable season.

Along the country’s southern coast, however, sun-worshippers from northern climes are still stretching out on the beaches.

It recalls the the time, so long ago, when my wife and I fled the British winter by taking a train across Europe to the coast that some bright spark had dubbed “the Costa del Sol”. Read the rest of this entry »