Following the decision in London, Gibraltar’s national team can now take part in the qualifying rounds for the European Championships to be held in France in 2016 and also in competitions such as the Champions and Europa Leagues.
We know by now that the Marbella property market has been in strong recovery since 2012. We also know that many homebuyers and investors were drawn back into the market by attractive prices that in some cases were 50% lower than at their peak in 2007, that the average price correction was nearer 30% and that properties in the most sought-after locations never really lost value and have begun to increase in price again.
Think of architecture today and you picture glass towers reaching into the sky, crisp white-walled modern villas and oddly shaped public buildings formed with the help of complex computer software systems. However, all of this modernity has its origins in architectural truths that can be traced back thousands of years and essentially remain as valid today as at the dawn of the world’s great civilisations.
The Costa del Sol is full of surprises and hidden gems. Benahavís is just one of its charms, hidden away from the main tourist trails enticing discerning residents and travellers onto its small streets packed with gastronomic delights. Located just
Marbella with its benevolent climate, superb beaches, stunning properties, vast selection of fashionable restaurants and bars, chic nightclubs, charming Andalusian architecture, pretty ports and attractive landscape; it’s hard to decide where to go or what to see first.
With summer truly upon us now, all we want is to cool down and relax - but with the children on school holidays, days of calm and tranquillity are a world away. To keep kids entertained over the coming months there are plenty of fun activities and events on up and down the Costa del Sol, from concerts and festivals to zoos and water parks. In this blog we take a look at some of the best water options where the kids can tear around and go wild whilst you bask in the water and keep cool - which seems like the best possible compromise for all the family.
Fans of the fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones’ living in Spain could hardly believe it when the international and local media announced that US production company HBO were scouting in Andalucía for film locations for the forthcoming fifth series. It should also please any businesses with an interest in the tourist trade, including property owners.
We have a good idea of what that would be in London, less so in Tokyo or Rio de Janeiro, but when it comes to Marbella and the Costa del Sol we have been finding people homes for long enough to be able to say we do know what people are looking in a property.
Marbella’s mayor, Ángeles Muñoz is appealing to the municipality’s foreign residents to step forward and sign on the ‘padrón’, which is effectively a census of the number of people living in the Marbella area also including San Pedro Alcántara. Expats may wonder what is the importance of putting their name on the padrón register? The simple answer is numbers equal money.
Simplifying the Spanish system for you We always hear about how complicated, frustrating and time-consuming paperwork and bureaucracy can be in Spain, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult as long as you know exactly what to expect, have the correct documents (including the all-important photocopies) and are prepared to wait a little.