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Hotel Playa Bonita, Benalmádena (Málaga). Photo: Bjørn from Oslo (Wikimedia).

High hotel occupancy

The tourist industry on the Costa del Sol is expecting a good summer after an Easter with a hotel occupancy above 80 percent, which was better than last year. Association the Hoteliers…

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Easter celebrations in Spain

The Easter week, or The Holy Week as it is called in Spanish, is the largest and most celebrated religious event in all of Spain and is surrounded by many…

Benidorm, Playa Poniente. Foto: Josemanuel.

Investments on Costa Blanca

The large Spanish property developer TM Grupo Inmobiliario Torrevieja are investing in two mega construction projects on the Costa Blanca. The company has presented a plan to build about 1,000…

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Easter traffic

The traffic authorities DGT are releasing information about when the Easter traffic is at its worst. If possible, one should try to avoid being out in traffic at these times….

Map of shuttle trains in Málaga. Click for larger map.

More trains and buses during Easter

There will be additional departures on the local train between Fuengirola and Malaga and more departures on bus and Metro in Málaga during the Easter week. Easter week or Semana Santa as it…

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The train station in Los Boliches opens

The train station in Los Boliches has been closed for reconstruction since October 19th last year. It opens again tomorrow on March 18th to ease the Easter traffic. The renovations has cost…

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Train strike threatens the Easter

Workers at Spain’s national rail network has been called out on strike next Wednesday. The strike is expected to cause major problems for the Easter tourists. The 23 hour strike that…

Distribution car with gas bottles from Repsol. Photo: Daniel Lobo. In the middle of the platform you can see a couple of bottles a painted black circle, which are propane tanks.

The gas gets cheaper

The cost of replacing gas bottles drops with 5% on Tuesday march 15th 2016. The new price of a 12.5 kg butane bottle is 12.46 Euro including taxes. The price of…

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Public Holidays in Spain

Spain has some public holidays that apply to the entire country, other public holidays which apply only regionally and even local holidays which apply only to some municipalities. On the…

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Tax authorities using a drone

Taxation authorities has since 2013 been using a drone in Menorca to reveal different varieties of illegal construction works. This has been a great success for the government. We have…