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27 Apr

Top Spanish bodega celebrates 25th anniversary

ANDALUCÍA’S links with Somontano bodegas were highlighted when tourism and regulatory council representatives celebrated the wine region’s 25th anniversary with a special media lunch at the La Reserva restaurant in Málaga.



23 Feb

Feria International de los Pueblos in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA becomes a festive profusion of sounds, flavours and aromas from around the world when the town hosts the annual Feria Internacional de los Pueblos from 29 April to 2 May.

Last year’s fair – the 16th edition – attracted an estimated one million visitors over the four days, with 33 countries and Spanish regions offering an exotic taste of their traditions and cuisine in the colourful setting of the Fuengirola fairground.

Photos: Bosco Martín

CHIC cuisine in MARBELLA

30 Oct

THE place to dine and chill out

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GARUM OFFERS discerning diners the dual attraction of being one of Marbella’s hippest establishments while also providing a versatile culinary experience.



7 Aug

Traditional Japanese cuisine in Fuengirola

WHEN RAMÓN MORADA moved to the Costa del Sol in 1973 Japanese cuisine was not so much on the back burner – it had barely set foot in the kitchen. […]


19 Jul

When all else fails…

SO YOU’VE set up camp on the beach, the steaks are nicely caramelised on the barbie, the first few beers have gone down nicely and now you would like a glass of wine.

Who forgot the corkscrew!

No problem… as long as someone has a shoe and there’s a vertical wall (or similar structure) nearby.


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”. […]


3 Jul

Themed live music on VIP terrace

THE SUMMER horse-racing season is now in full gallop at the Mijas Hipódromo, with six action-packed race nights from Saturday 3 July to Friday 6 August. Held in the evenings during summer to avoid the day-time heat, the race events have become a popular night out for residents and tourists along the Coast – with a mix of horse-racing, betting, restaurants, bars, entertainment and, for the first time this year, Le Chic, a ‘70s and ‘80s themed live music venue on the VIP terrace. […]


1 Jul

A marriage of flavours and tastes

Diego del Río with his cured sardines tapa

VENERABLE FRENCH champagne house Taittinger and El Lago combined forces in Marbella this summer to create an exquisite tasting menu marking the Michelin-star restaurant’s 10th anniversary. […]


1 Jul

Simply the best

FRIENDS in the know had been recommending Bijou Bar & Bistro for some time – and finally we managed to make it for dinner this summer. Our friends were right – and some! […]

Summer Soirées

12 May

Funky sounds and creative cuisine at Nikki Beachnikki 1

THE COSTA DEL SOL’S famed beach clubbing season is already hotting up, with revellers getting into the mood at Nikki Beach’s first “Amazing Sunday” at the start of May. This chilled-out afternoon began with the hip crowd enjoying laidback house music, cocktails and champagne before the volume was turned up with live entertainment from saxophonists, dancers and drummers. […]