Rest. Bar Madera, Otivar

Sunday, May 29, 2016
By Martin Myall
Rest. Bar Madera, Otivar

This month I get the chance to speak about another of my favourite places and this time it's about a fantastic, friendly restaurant bar in Otivar, Bar Madera, which is on the main road just opposite the bank too. »

Rest. Ana Maria, Almuñécar

Sunday, May 29, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Rest. Ana Maria, Almuñécar

Situated under Hotel Playa Almuñécar on the Paseo San Cristobal, Restaurante Ana Maria has an excellent selection of dishes for all your wishes. »

El Indio, Otivar

Sunday, May 29, 2016
By Martin Myall
El Indio, Otivar

Quite possibly the best pub on the Costa Tropical... and it's not even on the coast - it's in Otivar, 14 kilometres inland and well worth the trip. »


The Ruinous Rules

Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Martin Myall
The Ruinous Rules

The Ministry of Agriculture has hired the private company, Prointect to draw up a viability project to bring irrigation water down from Béznar-Rules Reservoirs to the coast. »

Almuñécar 2016 Budget

Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Martin Myall
Almuñécar 2016 Budget

The Town Council is going to dedicate most of the extra cash obtained from the 10% rise in municipal property tax to pay off municipal debt. »

Motril Peeping Tom?

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril Peeping Tom?

The Motril law courts are investigating the case of a man, accused of filming a woman as she dressed in the changing rooms of a municipal sports facility without... »

Naughty 0 – Port 1

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Martin Myall
Naughty 0 – Port 1

The Guardia Civil in charge of Motril Port Customs arrested a man trying to transport a stolen car to North Africa; an increasingly frequent kind of incident there. »

Busy Weekend in La Herradura

Thursday, May 26, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Busy Weekend in La Herradura

There will be plenty happening in La Herradura during the 27th, 28th and 29th of May with three different activities planned, explained the First Councillor, Sr. Ruiz Joya. »

C/Marquita Work Concluding

Thursday, May 26, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
C/Marquita Work Concluding

The work laying underground infrastructure beneath Calle Marquita in Almuñécar concluded at the end of May after having started a month before. »

Canoeist Rescue off Castell

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Canoeist Rescue off Castell

A Guardia Civil patrol car noticed an upside-down canoe in the sea off Castell de Ferro; the canoeist was clinging to its hull. This was at 12.30h, Tuesday the... »

Reply to Rental Law Letter

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Gazette Reader

I will try to solve the doubts you have regarding the new rental Law for touristic properties in Andalucía, which is causing many other hidden rules and regulations to... »

Fast Car, Petrol… Matches

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Fast Car, Petrol… Matches

The Guardia Civil in Albuñol have arrested two individuals, aged 23 and 28, and are investigating the 72-year-old father of one of them, in connection with arson and car-insurance... »

Acompalia Golf Tournament 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By Lindsay Ostervig
Acompalia Golf Tournament 2016

The weather finally relented, helping to ensure a great day was had at the II Acompalia Golf Tournament, held at Los Moriscos course in Playa Granada. »

Lanjarón’s Solidarity

Monday, May 23, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Lanjarón’s Solidarity

The Alpujarra township of Lanjarón has been moved to help in the plight of the refugees on Europe's frontiers; i.e., Greece, fleeing the civil war in Syria, as well... »

Juventudes Summer Singing

Monday, May 23, 2016
By Anne Eastwood

Just before Almuñécar's Juventudes Musicales' Choir officially signs off for the summer, they have a couple of treats in store for you at the Casa de la Cultura. »

Clarity on New Rentals Law

Sunday, May 22, 2016
By Gazette Reader

I am a long term resident of La Herradura and am interested in the new licencing system for short-term lets of property. »

Salobreña: Vox vs. Ecologists

Sunday, May 22, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Salobreña: Vox vs. Ecologists

The Costa Tropical branch of the far-right political party, VOX, has heavily criticised Ecologistas en Accion over its campaign in defence of the Salobreña vega. »

Music Lessons Anywhere

Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Gazette Reader
Music Lessons Anywhere

Music Lessons Anywhere is an international, online music school based in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Granada, Spain.... ...This year’s concert, to be staged on Saturday June 4th at 3pm »

Attacked with Boiling Oil

Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Martin Myall
Attacked with Boiling Oil

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Barañaina (Navarra), accused of throwing boiling oil from a frying pan onto his partner's face and body whilst she slept. »

Sewage Treatment Plant Blues

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Martin Myall

You might have noticed that the sewage-treatment plant in Nerja is not exactly a hive of activity; that's because it's dead in the water. »

N-340 Road Works

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Martin Myall
N-340 Road Works

You can tell that summer is only just around the corner; roadworks always begin on the N-340, the main coastal road causing tailbacks. Doing it at any other moment... »

Callous Kitten Ditcher

Thursday, May 19, 2016
By Louise Powell
Callous Kitten Ditcher

Somebody stuck three live, recently born, kittens in a plastic bag and threw them in a rubbish hopper - they weren't going to last long in a garbage-lorry compacter. »

III Festival de Habaneras

Thursday, May 19, 2016
By Louise Powell
III Festival de Habaneras

This festival, held in Salobreña on the 17th, 18th and 19th of June at the Anfiteatro Nilo Cruz at 21:00h, also includes other popular Ibero-American, music. This year the... »

Motril Hospital Protest

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril Hospital Protest

Around 60 members of staff from Motril Hospital Santa Ana demonstrated in front of the building at the beginning of the month, demanding an increase in their numbers. »

El Rocio Collateral Damage

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
El Rocio Collateral Damage

May is the month of El Rocio and romerias in general but amongst the costumes, flower, decorated carts and horseback riders... there's also death. »

Incomplete Salobreña Paseo

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Martin Myall
Incomplete Salobreña Paseo

The pledge was that the Salobreña seafront promenade would be completed before summer, but with 400 metres left to do, it doesn't look that probable. »

Butane Going Down

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Butane Going Down

Good news for 8-million butano users; as of this week the butane bottle cost 37% cheaper than this time last year! »