Month: July 2022

Shore Warning: These virgin beaches in Spain could be under threat from development

THE great diversity of ecosystems and wild species native to Spain make it the most biodiverse in Europe, but also put it on the frontline over the pressing issue of nature conservation.  Spain has the highest number of endangered plants in Europe, and a quarter of its vertebrates are included in the ‘endangered’, ‘vulnerable’ or …

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Rototom Sunsplash music festival is back in Benicassim on Spain’s east coast

AFTER a two-year hiatus thanks to the global pandemic, Benicassim will once again host Rototom Sunsplash next month. The 27th edition of the reggae music festival takes place in the beachside town on the Costa del Azahar from August 16 to August 22. The festival boasts 73 hours of music with more than 80 concerts …

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Sotogrande: High demand, high prices, low stock in exclusive Cadiz residential community

LIKE one big seaside country club with its golf courses, tennis, polo, sailing and riding, and restaurants and beach clubs, Sotogrande has been a desirable place to live since it was founded in the 1960s. Demand for fairway or sea view villas and for apartments overlooking yachts in the canals has always been high, but …

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2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Bel-Air – € 285,000

Apartment Bel-Air, Málaga   2 beds   2 baths € 285,000 Nicely located duplex ground floor apartment in Las Jacarandas, Belair. Main floor: Entrance hallway, living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen and separate laundry, enclosed terrace (second salon), open terrace. Upper floor: Master bedroom en suite and one guest bedroom with bathroom. Garage space …

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Weatherman warns of possible torrential rains in Spain’s Andalucia this September

MARIO Picazo, meteorologist at Weathernetwork and ElTiempo.es has forecast a final stretch of summer and the beginning of autumn with floods and heavy rainfall. Over recent weeks, Spain has been sizzled by a record-setting heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 40ºC in many parts of the country. Sea temperature has also been on the rise, in fact, …

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Common scams: Whistle blower reveals dirty tricks used to fleece customers at low-cost rental car firm in Spain

FEW transactions are as stressful as renting a car while on holiday. You’re braindead, running on aeroplane peanuts, with either the kids screaming or your marriage relying on a smooth hotel transfer. You’re a captive audience like no other. And according to a tell-all account of life as a low-cost rent-a-car dealer in Spain, the …

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LONG READ: Will Spain’s sex industry simply go underground as new anti-prostitution laws come into force?

FORTY kilometres outside Madrid, figures of dancing girls adorning the front of the seedy dark brick Olimpo are designed to lure punters off the motorway for a wild night of booze and sex. In 1999, the same establishment was used to lock up 40 girls trafficked from Romania who were being farmed out to clients …

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German man arrested in Spain’s Calvia for starting seven fires in 24 hours

POLICE have arrested a 55-year-old German man accused of starting seven fires in different spots in Calvia. An investigation was launched alongside local police and environmental protection agents after three fires were reported on estates on Son Pillo road on Saturday. The following day, another two fires ‘spontaneously’ ignited. One was spotted on a farm …

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