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Malaga and the Costa del Sol, where Winter is Spring

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Malaga boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine and just 50 days of rainfall throughout the year. Its location on the Costa del Sol makes it the perfect place thanks to the wind coming from the Mediterranean Sea, which makes temperatures quite mild during the summer.   Malaga enjoys one of the warmest winters in Europe. The average daytime temperature from December to February is 17-18° C (63-64° F). In winter the mountains shelter the city from the cold north winds. The summer season usually stretches out over eight months, from April to November, but in the remaining four…

Traveling in Spain is a safe bet

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    If you take a few days off in December, we recommend a getaway to Spain—you won’t find a better destination. December 6th and 8th are holidays in Spain and we have a few interesting proposals for these dates Madrid is the perfect destination thanks to its rich culture, the excellent food offer and the lively atmosphere during day and night. The capital of Spain is perfect for art lovers, with dazzling museums that are within walking distance from each other: the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. The historical center, with its charming buildings and monuments, should…

The Spanish Paradise for golf lovers

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  Malaga is a Paradise for golf lovers. Thanks to over 70 golf courses, the Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf. It is where golf began in Spain and the area in Western Europe with the highest density of golf courses. The fantastic sunny, dry climate, professionalism and experience in courses that are well cared for make this region the foremost European destination for those wishing to play this sport. Malaga also has surprising landscapes, with some of the best beaches in Spain and an extensive cultural, gastronomic and entertainment offer to suit every taste.…

Marbella draws many celebrities in August

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When the German aristocrat Alfonso of Hohenlohe was sent by his father in 1947 to buy some land on the Costa del Sol, he was won over by a little Andalusian fisherman’s village. Such was the natural charm of the place that he made it a point to convince some of the wealthiest families in Europe to switch their vacation in Cannes or San Sebastián for Marbella. In the 1950s it began to attract stars from the silver screen and members of European aristocracy. The celebrities in those days went to Marbella to see and be seen. Later, in the…

You’ll just love Estepona!

One of the main tourist centers of the Costa del Sol is the beautiful town of Estepona, in the Andalusian province of Malaga. Snugly fit between the sea and the mountains, its coastline spans 23 kilometers and the average annual temperature is a wonderful 17° C (63° F). It is one of the best tourist destinations in Spain, a place where you can find nearly anything. Its beaches have very fine sand and they are quite calm, with all the services you need and unique landscapes—you can see Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar when the sky is clear. Some…

The 5 cities in Spain with the best weather

If you are not one of those people who thrive in the cold, here goes a list of the 5 cities with the best weather in Spain. A good climate provides ideal conditions for an optimal physical, mental and emotional development. For this the temperature should be around 20° C (68° F), humidity ought to be around 50% and there should be plenty of hours of sunshine. According to these criteria, the best temperature conditions throughout the year in Spain can be found in these cities: · Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: the annual average temperature in Las Palmas de…

Malaga, a city where culture comes alive

  Malaga, a city that time ago witnessed the origins of Mediterranean culture, is today a prime mover of the Andalusian tourism industry, keeping alive the traditions of a welcoming and creative land. The beauty of the entire province cannot be disputed but of course we must not forget the capital. The city of Malaga has everything: an impressive entertainment offer, enviable cuisine and people who are the best creation of this land. Besides this, in just a few years Malaga has become a genuine City of Museums. They number 36, most of which can be found in the historic…

The 10 best beaches on the Costa del Sol

  The climate in this corner of Andalusia is especially benevolent. The Costa del Sol enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 20° C (68° F). Although the water is still chilly in March, we have no doubt that there will be a few people bathing in the sea at Easter, or at least some of you will soak in the sun on any of the excellent beaches to be found. Here are some of the best ones: 1.    Playa del Cristo: In the town of Estepona. It is sheltered from the winds of…

The first golf destination in Europe

  Many studies show that Spain has led the European golf tourism industry for many years and illustrate why thousands of golfers continue to prefer the various regions of Spain. The key factors setting Spain ahead include the high standard and variety of its golf courses, the quality of the accommodation and nice weather all year round. Golf tourism continues growing and at the same time golf lovers take advantage and visit other provinces or towns and even buy homes in places specifically dedicated to creating new golf courses, for instance Marbella, Cadiz, the Canary Islands, etc. Andalusia is sprinkled…

The lively Malaga Fair

The Malaga Fair originated in the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Kings, who entered the city on August 19, 1487. A few years later (1491), the Municipal Government established the dates for the popular festivities. Over the years these festivities grew and today they represent the great summer feast of southern Spain. What can you find in this great fair? You will find a fully committed city dedicated night and day during the eight days of festivities.  It starts in the evening of August 14 with the traditional opening speech and…