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Showing posts from May, 2023

Fuengirola Invites Bids to "Market" Its Innovative Indoor Construction

Fuengirola's "Market Marvel": A Whimsical Quest for the Perfect Indoor Haven Prepare to be awestruck as Fuengirola sets the stage for a grand spectacle of architectural marvels! The town hall has unleashed a captivating challenge by inviting bids for the construction of the avant-garde Mercacentro covered market. With a staggering budget of 13 million euros and an estimated completion time of 18 months, this remarkable project promises to redefine the realm of indoor markets. Nestled in the heart of the old market area on Avenida Alcalde Clemente Díaz Ruiz, this visionary masterpiece has been meticulously designed by the brilliant minds of Verdasco Arquitectos + González + Getinsa. Their ingenious plan encompasses the use of a cross laminated timber system (CLT), a green construction material that flaunts its eco-friendly prowess. Brace yourself for a structure that transcends boundaries! Complying with European directives on sustainability, ecological quality, and energy

Costa's Housing Market Hits a Bumpy Road as Sales Plummet for the Third Consecutive Month

Hold on to your teacups and prepare for a tale of financial shenanigans! The real estate market in Malaga province has taken a wild turn, leaving potential buyers and sellers in a state of bewilderment. It seems that the Euribor, that sneaky interest rate that determines mortgage costs, has decided to do some fancy footwork, causing prices to skyrocket and sales contracts to dwindle like a soggy biscuit. If we peek behind the curtain of statistics, we discover that the first quarter of 2023 has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. Sales have taken a nosedive, plummeting faster than a bumbling bird with no wings. For three consecutive months, the numbers have been in freefall, accompanied by a chorus of mortgage applications whispering their sad goodbyes. The experts are pointing fingers at the mischievous Euribor and the sly rise in house prices for this topsy-turvy market. January, February, and March witnessed a gloomy decline in property transfers and mortgage loans. It's

Dizzying Soar: Spain's Richest and Poorest Districts Witness a Whopping 35,000 Euro Wage Gap

In the fascinating world of Spanish geography and wealth distribution, we discover that Madrid, the bustling capital, proudly boasts the title of hosting the six swankiest neighbourhoods in the entire country. These highfalutin enclaves are teeming with opulence and prosperity, where money flows like a never-ending stream of fine Rioja wine. Fancy a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous? Look no further than El Viso, the crème de la crème of Madrid, where residents bask in an average income of a jaw-dropping 40,815 euros. It's a place where champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true. However, on the flip side of the economic coin lies Andalucía, a region of raw beauty and cultural splendour. It seems that fate has played a peculiar hand, for Andalucía is home to three out of the four most destitute neighbourhood's in Spain. In these humble abodes, financial struggles abound, and the sound of coins clinking together is a rare melody indeed. Leading the pack of penury i

"Empowering Marbella: Unleashing a Wave of Women's Safety in the Face of Predatory Threats at the Festival"

"Marbella Festival Unleashes a Radiant Wave of Women's Safety: Fun, Awareness, and No-Nonsense!" Get ready for a week of exhilaration and empowerment at the upcoming San Bernabé Fair and Festivities in Marbella from June 6 to June 12. This year, the festival isn't just about rides, music, and delicious food; it's also taking a stand for women's safety like never before. The Marbella Council has teamed up with renowned experts to tackle the pressing issue of sexual predators and the dangers faced by women. On Wednesday, June 7, the brilliant Dr. Carmen Agüera will take the stage to unveil the sneaky tricks of drink spiking and chemical submission – favourite tactics of those vile predators. This talk is aimed at our local heroes, the esteemed members of the Local Police and Civil Protection, to equip them with knowledge about the substances used, symptoms to watch out for, and how to respond swiftly and efficiently. But that's not all! Dr. Patricia Alemán,

Andalusian Attractions Trigger a Stateside Stampede: US Bookings Soar by 52.5% this Summer!

High-Flying Harmony: United Airlines Direct Flight Turns Andalusian Dreams into Reality! Prepare for a transatlantic treat as the skies unite Malaga and New York with a brand-new direct flight, whisking eager travellers between these captivating destinations in just six hours. Thanks to the twice-weekly flights operated by United Airlines, a surge of American tourists is flocking to Andalucian havens this peak holiday season, igniting an exhilarating travel boom. In a recent report by Turespaña, the government's esteemed tourism board, it's revealed that bookings from the USA to Andalucía have skyrocketed by a staggering 52.5%, making it the second hottest spot in Spain after Catalonia, where travel bookings have soared by 54.5%. The Turespaña report proudly highlights a remarkable 21.9% overall increase in bookings from the USA to Spain compared to last year, largely attributed to an impressive line-up of 23 flight routes connecting the two countries in 2023. With two years of

"Cinematic Sol: Costa del Sol Shines as a Hollywood Blockbuster Location!"

Lights, Camera, Costa del Sol: Unleashing Blockbuster Magic! Get ready for a cinematic extravaganza as the enchanting Costa del Sol embraces its new role as a bustling Hollywood film set. The stage is set for a captivating journey through Malaga, where not only the vibrant shop windows and lively atmosphere await, but also the thrilling chance of stumbling upon a film shoot. Brace yourself, for up to three captivating series, both homegrown and international, have seized the city centre to capture the essence of their latest seasons. Leading the charge is Netflix, making a triumphant return with the filming of the second season of the uproarious Spanish comedy, "Machos Alfa." But that's not all! The streaming giant also unveils its colossal new production, "Kaos," which once again descends upon Malaga to add even more mesmerizing scenes to its already captivating repertoire. In a stunning twist, the third series to grace these sun-kissed shores is none other tha

Renowned Ángela Fuengirola Hotel Emerges Anew Following an Impressive 8.2 Million Investment

 Ángela Fuengirola Hotel Unveils its Glamorous Rebirth After a Whopping 8.2 Million Euro Glow-Up Prepare for a feast of fabulousness, as the Ángela hotel in the enchanting Fuengirola reopens its doors, sparkling brighter than ever before! After five months of tireless renovation and expansion work, this beloved holiday haven has emerged as a true gem, ready to dazzle vacationers from around the world—especially our cheeky British friends! With an investment of 8.2 million euros, courtesy of the ML Hoteles group, the Ángela has undergone a total transformation, leaving no stone unturned. But that's not all, my dear adventurers! The excitement continues as 36 spanking new junior suites are being crafted in a neighboring building, adding a touch of luxe to this already iconic beachfront gem on the Costa del Sol. José Carlos Escribano, the visionary CEO of ML Hotels, spilled the beans on the hotel's grand makeover. He revealed that the Ángela, previously boasting 261 standard rooms

Are you dreaming of owning your very own property in Spain?

Are you dreaming of owning your very own property in Spain? Whether it's a holiday home or a permanent residence, buying a property in this beautiful country can be a life-changing experience. As you have reached a point in your life where you may be looking to make some significant investments, and a property in Spain could be just the perfect choice for you. In this blog post, I will guide you through the process of buying a property in Spain and give you some tips on how to make your dream a reality. Firstly, it's essential to understand the process of purchasing a property in Spain. One of the most important steps is finding a reputable real estate agent who can guide you through the buying process. A good agent will help you identify the best locations, properties that match your needs, and will assist you in negotiating the best possible price. Before you start your property search, it's important to determine your budget. This will help you identify the areas and pr