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6 Jul

Ska, reggae and barbecue extravaganza in Coin

A SPECIAL FESTIVAL featuring ska and reggae music will be held on the outskirts of Coin to mark the pending end of summer with a “musical big band bang”. […]

Business and GOLF

28 May

Flagship Chamber of Commerce event in Marbella

MORE THAN 100 golfers took to the fairways at Marbella Golf & Country Club for the British Chamber of Commerce’s Andalucía Golf Outing, organised by Golf the Costa.


1 May

New-style spa and wellness hotel in Benalmádena

LUXURY, HIGH-TECH and a décor based on the five senses have been brought together in what has been described as a “new concept” of boutique hotel on the Costa del Sol.

The four-star Hydros Boutique Spa & Wellness hotel in Benalmádena, inaugurated by the Peñarroya Group’s Holiday World complex, comprises 24 suites and four deluxe suites, all with their own jacuzzi and terrace. […]

WISH LIST in Marbella

17 Apr

Generous support for inaugural gala

THE WISH LIST Fund raised €11,990 from its inaugural gala in Marbella. Held at La Meridiana, the cocktail dinner attracted donations from the German Lions Club, Children for Peace, Charity and Pleasure and SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Limited, as well as photographers Johnny and Juan Carlos. Villa Padierna donated an undisclosed amount to the Ciudad de los Niños children’s home directly. […]


1 Apr

Spanish tours run by former world champion

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A SEVEN-TIME winner of the World Enduro Championship, Kari Tiainen is now offering his vast experience at the top level to riders seeking a taste of adventure in southern Spain. […]

New ROTARY club in Guadalmina

30 Mar

Members plan gala event for charity

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Guadalmina invited Talk Radio Europe owner and presenter Maurice Boland to talk about his successful work on behalf of various charities, including the Cudeca cancer care hospice. […]


16 Mar

New international golf academy in Sotogrande

(Photo: Martín Gutiérrez)

INAUGURATED in March, the Jason Floyd International Junior Academy is a fully-integrated facility – described as the first of its kind Europe – which offers a complete annual programme of study, golf and accommodation for children aged between 12 and 18 years. Set up at the Almenara club in Sotogrande by the Making Golf Group, the academy ( will take students from the next school year beginning in September. […]


14 Mar

City hosts Skål International Spain congress



IT HAS BEEN a difficult few years for Marbella but Spain’s capital of glamour is working hard to recapture the sparkle of its golden years in the limelight. The city is well known for its championship golf courses, its five-star hotels, its select boutiques, its glitzy beach clubs and its celebrity visitors but it is also consolidating its reputation as a prime congress destination. […]


11 Mar

Presentation of Communicator Awards

ESTABLISHED by the Costa Press Club with the objective of becoming “a regional concept of the Pulitzer Prize”, and now in its fourth year, the Communicator Award recognises outstanding work in journalism.

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Belinda Beckett receives her award from club president Jesper Sander Pedersen (Photo: Mike Souter)

The latest winners, for 2009, were presented with their awards at the club’s March meeting at Restaurante Bodega La Solera in Fuengirola. […]


8 Mar

Alcaidesa event supports earthquake victims


(Photo: Luis Corralo)

THE THIRD edition of the Haiti Charity Pro-Am at Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort (in Cádiz province) was such a resounding success that the complex’s two courses were needed to accommodate a total of 160 players, including 40 professionals – all of whom were keen to support the Caribbean country, one of the poorest in the world, which suffered the effects of a devastating earthquake in January. […]