11 Jun

Australia seeks Cup of gold at end of rainbow


HERE AT OzinSpain we have to admit that, for us, soccer as a spectator sport rates somewhere in the vicinity of figure skating and synchronised swimming – if either of those could be considered sports. Sure, like most kids back in Australia, we played it at school and on weekends, but true “footie” – the kind you would take your own kids to on a Sunday afternoon – will always be rugby league (with Aussie Rules and rugby union lagging slightly behind). […]

MYSTERY solved

7 Jun

Volvo World Match Play will return… next May

(Photo: Michael Denker)


IT HAD BEEN the subject of much speculation and bar-stool punditry. When were they planning to hold the 2010 Volvo World Match Play Championship? Or, more to the point: would they be holding it at all? […]


5 Jun

Lavish 10th anniversary for Rhys Daniels Trust

ONCE AGAIN the stars turned out in force to support the Max Clifford Celebrity Golf Challenge’s 10th anniversary in aid of the Rhys Daniels Trust, at La Cala Resort. […]

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.


16 May

Sudden-death setback for Spaniard

Beaten in play-off - Alejandro Cañizares

VETERAN SPANISH golfer José María Cañizares won three play-offs out of six during a celebrated professional career, including his only US Champions Tour (seniors) victory after nine extra holes against Gil Morgan at the 2001 Toshiba Senior Classic. […]

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. […]

HOT partying by the SEA

12 May

Sexy summer style at Buddha Beach

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THE COOL Marbella crowd will be out in force again this year for one of the hottest dates of the summer season: the Buddha Beach Summer Party. […]


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. […]


29 Apr

Australian model woos Marbella

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SHIRALEE COLEMAN was doing the customary Australian working holiday tour of Europe when she found herself in Marbella last year. […]


25 Apr

Michelin chefs share secrets in Marbella

ANDALUCÍA currently has eight Michelin-star restaurants – and their chefs (“all friends”) met up in Marbella to celebrate El Lago’s 10th anniversary. […]