Friday, 5 December 2014

Flea markets on the Costa del Sol

One of the wonderful things about holiday in Spain is colourful and lively street market. You can find some traditional fish market, food market, flower market or second hand market also call as flea market. Most of them will have a great selection of goods on offer: fresh vegetables and fruits, herbs and plants, colourful ceramics, Spanish linen, cheap clothing and shoes, jewellery and much, much more.  The closeness of Morocco dictates that there are plenty of stalls selling authentic Arabic wares such as pottery, metalwork and leather goods. Antiquities and such like are also to be found. Visiting them will give you unforgettable experience: the sights and sounds, the hustle and bustle, the thrill of bargaining, the objects you will never find, the smell of fresh food. These markets seem to be on most of tourist’s things to-do list.
Many towns or villages on Costa del Sol have their own, special market.
If you want to find out when and where are they held just visit:

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

First dog beach in Marbella

Dog owners in Marbella  have now a beach where they can take their pets to play and swim, while Estepona has announced plans for a similar facility on one of its beaches. 

Last month Marbella launched a new dog friendly beach, located at Linda Vista in San Pedro de Alcántara. It will be open to dogs during the low season, from October 15 to May 15. 

The truth is that the number of Spanish beaches where you can go with a dog is pretty poor. Therefore the concept of dog-friendly beaches becomes increasing phenomenon in Spain. Owners are asked to provide their own plastic bags to pick up mess and put it in one of the many bins provided on the beach. Fines for not cleaning away after dogs can be very high, even up to 600 euro.

Here you can see a list of beaches on Costa del Sol where you can go with your dogs. It’s very important to check cities regulations before going there, as they keep changing all the time and there are slot constraints in some of them.

- El Ejido, (Malaga)
- La Araña (Málaga)
- Cala del Moral, Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga)
- Playa Ancha / Playa de la Sal, (Casares)

Friday, 3 October 2014

Few reasons to love Spain

Life in Spain can be great. This is why it is among the top 3 most visited countries in Europe every year. Spain is also one of the most welcoming one, 14% of the population is from abroad (

In this article we want to show you few reasons why Spain is so popular to live and visit.

  • Climate
Spain has spectacular weather.  It is the sunniest country in Europe and the climate on the east coast has been described by the World Health Organisation as among the healthiest in the world. Spain’s Mediterranean coastline, from the Costa Blanca to the Costa del Sol, enjoys an average of over 300 days sunshine each year (!).
  • Diet
You have surely heard of the benefits of the Spanish diet, also known as Mediterranean diet. It is based on olive oil, fresh fruits, fish, vegetables and even wine. A glass of a red wine a day is known as potent antiaging weapon. The most popular dishes are tapas, paella and a delicious gazpacho.
  • Diversity
Spain is incredibly diverse. It covers a large area therefore the climate can be very different in the different parts of Spain. There is a lot of beautiful beaches to relax and amazing mountains to practice trekking and ski.
This diversity is not only visible in the landscape and the weather, people are also quite different . Their accent is softer in the south and in the north people are a little bit shyer and they speak less...well less compared to the Spanish average. 
Spain has been conquered by Romans, Barbarian tribes, Moors and even French. Therefore spanish culture is the result of a curious mixture between all of them. You can see the influence of these cultures in language, architecture and food. You can visit museums, castles, palaces and enjoy the amazing legacy inherited during centuries.

  • Lifestyle
Residents spend a lot more time outside than at home. They are lucky enough to have a great climate that allows them to spend most of their free time outdoors. They love to socialize in a bar or a restaurant and food is very important in their culture too!