news and views from Almuñécar, Costa Tropical

Paraglider Ditches Off Taramay

Have you ever watched the hang gliders and paragliders flying over the beach and wondered how they are not blown out to sea? Well, it does happen, as was the case of a female paraglider pilot, who had to be rescued by the Guardia Civil coastguards.

Coke Bust

A 40-year-old gentleman from Almuñécar was discovered to have a 200-gram block of cocaine on him after he was stopped at a routine road check near Las Gabias.

Almuñécar Twinned

Almuñécar, if you didn’t know it, is twinned with an ever-growing number of towns around the Europe, as well as other places around the globe.

Torrecuevas Sports Facilities

Well, Torrecuevas is pretty friendly – at least they have stopped stoning passing motorists – just joking, should anybody from Hendersonville be reading this!

Avenida de Andalucía Adjustments

You will have noticed, perhaps, that there was a bit of work on the Avenida de Andalucía going on towards the end of February – this was repair work on a section that had already been finished.

Leo Loses Licence

It was announced in the provincial press that Almuñécar first underground parking facilities (Parking Leo) is to change hands.

Viking Invasion

A Viking invasion has hit Almuñécar in the form of top Norwegian Athletes, according to the provincial press.

Municipal Picadero

The municipal ‘picadero’ or riding stables is now under the new management of Andrera Sofía Podadera Martínez after the concession was approved by the Town Council on the 1st of February.

Which Brings Us to Benny…

Without doubt, 2010 has been a triumphant year for Juan Carlos Benavides in the law courts, but for all of his victories, as I write this we are only in February with 10 months left to go before 2010 he can proclaim Annus Mirabilis.