Mónica Pérez

Mónica has a degree in Journalism from Malaga University and joined SUR in 2000. She has been a reporter in Marbella since 2011.

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12/05/2017 14:50


Top chefs put luxury on the menu in Marbella

Marbella is fast becoming the destination for luxury gastronomy events Just a few months ago Malaga's Dani García arranged for some of the best chefs in the world to meet in Marbella and this month it is the turn of the Marbella All Stars This is the

12/05/2017 11:17


Marbella makes a splash with annual watersports festival

Around 500 watersport enthusiasts were welcomed to Marbella's beaches as part of the annual 'Solmarina Semana Náutica', which ended last weekend. The two-week-long event, now in its sixth year, was organised by the association of western Costa del So

12/05/2017 10:46


Dredger hard at work by Marbella beach

"There's quite a dangerous problem here for the boats entering and leaving the port with the silty sand accumulating at the entrance. In some places, like here near the filling station" - the captain points to the Puerto Deportivo marina in Marbella-

05/05/2017 11:51


Club Med to reopen Marbella's landmark Don Miguel Hotel in 2019

One of Marbella's original hotels from the 1970s is set for a 70-million renovation after being closed for over ten years. The Hotel Don Miguel, behind the resort's old town near the bus station, is set to reopen in 2019 after Arab investors, who b

05/05/2017 11:36


Road accidents and tailbacks mar May Day

Taxi drivers, transport companies and private motorists have urged the authorities to reach an agreement to solve the fresh wave of traffic jams hitting Marbella at the start of the tourist season. Four accidents on the A-7 around Marbella on the l

28/04/2017 10:18


Dolphin rescued off Puerto Banús

Volunteers from the Civil Protection organisation and staff from Marbella's municipal "Green Patrol" took part in the rescue on Thursday of a young dolphin that had become stranded close to El Rodeo beach in Puerto Banús. At around 12 midday bather

21/04/2017 13:29


"There'll always be a place for heavy metal"

He proudly wears a T-shirt bearing the name of his current band Fastway - which comes from his nickname 'Fast' (from the movement of his fingers on the guitar) and the surname of UFO bass player Peter Way - but in his heart he is still part of Motorh

21/04/2017 11:24


Funky Buddha Beach set to reopen soon

Marbella's Funky Buddha Beach, which closed two years ago among controversy over the legality of its licences, looks set to reopen. The company behind the popular Marbella landmark has been working to ensure that the beach club adheres to a series of

21/04/2017 10:50


A year under the shadow of suspicion

"We continue to work for our animals. Someone has to. It's our obligation; that's why we're here." It is now a year since officers from the Guardia Civil's Nature Protection Service (Seprona) turned up at the Triple A animal shelter in Marbella as pa

18/04/2017 11:06

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From Mona Lisa's squint to one of The Three Graces with cancer

You may never have noticed, but the left breast of one of the women in the painting The Three Graces, by Rubens (the model on the right of the picture) is smaller than the right one, the nipple is retracted and she has a lesion on the superoexterno q

17/04/2017 13:38


Marbella to end bullfights and use main bullring to host events

The local council in Marbella is currently in negotiations with the concession holders of the town's central bullring to end their contract and take over the direct running of the space. It will then be used for concerts and other cultural events, bu

14/03/2017 12:18


A brief taste of summer for Malaga

Malaga province enjoyed temperatures of around 30 degrees on Saturday and in the mid-twenties on Sunday as the weather conditions saw both residents and tourists come out in their hundreds to enjoy the summery climate. All the beaches across the co

10/03/2017 11:05


Disciplinary proceedings opened against resort

Marbella town hall has opened two sets of disciplinary proceedings against the Puente Romano Beach Resort&Spa after it began to carry out work which the local authority says is being conducted without its permission. For some months now the resort

03/03/2017 14:27


Record number of operations at Hospital Costa del Sol in 2016

The Agencia Sanitaria Costa del Sol, the public health body that runs the hospitals in the western Costa area, carried out a record number of operations in 2016. The agency is responsible for the main Costa del Sol hospital near Marbella and smalle

24/02/2017 11:38


Residents appeal for road toll to be lifted when A7 is congested

A petition devised by a group of Costa del Sol residents, that appeals for the the AP-7 road toll to be lifted when the alternative A-7 road suffers traffic tailbacks, gathered more than 800 signatures in its first few days. The petition, which wa

17/02/2017 18:23


A teacher from Marbella, now a US university associate dean

It takes time to read her CV. At present, it is 14 pages long and there are still more to be completed. Today, she is considered one of the principal experts on Spanish poetry in the USA. Her professionalism, expertise and effort have earned her reco

17/02/2017 12:07


Marbella town hall opens up 500 job posts to the public

Several hundred people queued outside Marbella town hall on Wednesday after the council announced it would be opening up a register for some 500 temporary job posts it will need to fill over the coming years. The majority of the jobs are cleaning, ma

17/02/2017 10:49


New cycle lane being built through the centre of Puerto Banús

The construction of a new cycle lane on Avenida Julio Iglesias in Puerto Banús has started this week as part of the general remodelling of the area's main street. In a local questionnaire, residents voted the lane second out of ten possible sustai

27/01/2017 12:27


Nine arrests made following wave of car thefts in San Pedro

Nine people were arrested on Monday in connection with a series of car thefts in San Pedro. Sources close to the case say a group of three repeat offenders caught in the act were among those held. Police vigilance was stepped up several weeks ago a

20/01/2017 17:13


Improvements start to 'Chiringuitos'

Marbella council has begun granting planning permission to 25 'chiringuito' beach restaurants in the town that had their operating licences renewed in 2014 by the Junta and which have had to wait until now for the go-ahead from the local town hall to

17/01/2017 10:12


Sheikh's deal to run La Bajadilla is cancelled after broken promises

The Junta de Andalucía has cancelled the contract to run the La Bajadilla marina in Marbella that it awarded in 2011 to NAS Marbella, a company headed by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani, who also owns Málaga CF. According to the Junta statement, the compa