Rooms with a view!

Already, the government has set up a group called the Faros de España to find out which lighthouses can be used as hotels or charming, remote houses. It’s good news for the Spanish economy as it’s thought the conversion of these structures into hotels, restaurants and other quirky facilities could help offset the 9.5 million euro annual cost of operating the lighthouses and coastal navigation markers. With this in mind, we could see Marbella’s famous faro (lighthouse) turned into new, luxury lodgings. Continue reading

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A day out in El Torcal de Antequera

During the Christmas break it’s traditional for families to embrace their inner nomad and go for an extra special walk somewhere bracing and scenic – most typically in the middle of nowhere. Not only does this help to walk off the over-indulgence of the festive period, but it’s also just good for the soul to go out, stretch your legs and explore somewhere new from time to time. With this in mind, we are lucky to have many remarkable walks within a short drive of the Costa del Sol. One of the most exciting, El Torcal de Antequera, lies 30 kilometres north of Málaga near the village of Villanueva de la Concepción. Continue reading

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Learning to become more Spanish in 2014

So you’ve been in Spain for a few years now and yet you still manage to get singled out as a guiri by the locals from the other end of the street – and that’s before you’ve even opened your mouth! Perhaps it’s the northern European dress sense, the milk bottle pale skin or the fact that you’re hovering around the restaurant’s entrance at the un-Spanish hour of 6pm hoping for an evening meal – ¡Joder! But fear not, as Altavista Property Spain is here with ten suggestions to help you become less of a guiri and more of siesta taking, late dinner eating all around muchacho. Continue reading

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