Spanish tourism

Fluorescent Lights and Flamenco Dresses: A Guide to Benahavis’ Annual Feria

There are few things as quintessentially Andalusian as the feria. For locals, expats and tourists alike, it offers a taste of Spain’s vibrant culture and history, often seen while enjoying a sip or two of sherry. Benahavís’ own version begins on Friday August 14th and finishes on the 17th, with the festivities reaching their peak …

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Tourists In Spain Seeking More Holiday Rental Homes

According to new report more tourists than ever are ditching hotels and seeking holiday rental homes in Spanish regions, particularly in Marbella. The Tourist Expenditure Survey (EGATUR) reported new statistics that show a clear shift from hotel accommodation to self-catering. Holiday rentals with tourists spending just over €12 million is an increase of 8.8 percent …

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Marbella Not The Most Expensive Spanish City To Live In

The natural assumption that Marbella would top the list of the most expensive Spanish cities to live in has been proven wrong due to a recent study by US magazine Forbes. Marbella, one of Spain’s biggest provincial capitals and tourist destinations, did not even make it onto the list. Forbes researchers have produced the list …

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Summer splashes in Marbella

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.

Record Easter for Costa del Sol

After successive years of setting new records for tourism, the Costa del Sol had a new high to celebrate this Easter. January 2014 had already produced a new all-time peak of visitors for what is normally quite a slow month, but the year continued as it had started, with hotels, property rentals, restaurants, cafés, shops, entertainment parks and other venues recording the kind of business they haven’t seen for a while.