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ANDALUCIA – THE NEW BACKDROP FOR HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS.

Last year, Andalucia was used as the filming location for a staggering 1,336 films and TV shows, a rather eye-raising fact one might say. This is an 10% increase on 2015 and underlines the region’s status as Spain’s very own Hollywood. A whole host of...

LIVING IN SPAIN WITH YOUR PETS

Long evenings, mild temperatures, countryside and/or seaside walks, makes Spain one of the best places in the world especially if you’re a dog. Even though Spain still has a problem with hunting with dogs and Galgo’s (Spanish Sight Hounds), today’s...

SPANIARDS RETURNING HOME AS ECONOMY IMPROVES

During 2010 and 2014, Spain’s tough economic climate prompted many thousands of young Spaniards to take advantage of their English skills and re-locate to open up tapas bars (which were a rare sight outside of London’s streets) and integrate into the UK...

SPAINS BEAUTIFUL NATURE RESERVES

The wonderful and diverse nature of Spain, is highlighted in its 15 nature reserves, which are on the mainland and in the Balearics and Canary Islands.  Andalucia has its fair share of Nature Parks where visitors can find accommodation, local products of...

DATA ROAMING CHARGES TO END JUNE 15 IN EU.

There is nothing worse than returning home from a lovely holiday only to find you have been hit with a massive bill for data roaming charges. Whilst it is true that costs for using your mobile phone abroad have fallen sharply over the past few years, the...

AFTER BREXIT A RISE IN SPANISH CITIZENSHIP BY BRITS

Since the Brexit vote, the applications by British residents in Spain to become residents has increased by 431% and this figure is expected to climb now that Article 50 has been triggered. Between January and March 2016 just 28 British citizens sought...

ARE WE SEEING A HOUSING MARKET RECOVERY?

A sure sign that the housing market is in recovery is the amount of new mortgages signed for in January this year went up by nearly 17%. According to January figures, the average mortgage taken out – the latest on record as yet – was over a 23 - year...

INCREASED RENTAL COSTS SEEN IN 2016

The average price per square metre of rental property saw an increase of 15.9% in 2016. The average price is now 8.2 euros. “This huge increase is still not accompanied by a similar increase in supply, which is actually what drives prices up. It is not in...

PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS FOR SAN PEDRO

Yet more redevelopment works are planned for San Pedro de Alcantara.  In recent years,  the town has been transformed from the ugly sister of Marbella to La Bella in the sun, with the long awaited tunnel being built to alleviate the heavy coastal traffic,...

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