After months had passed without some larger fishing boats being able to enter La Bajadilla port, dredging of the built-up sand got under way on Tuesday.
The dredging, which will continue for up to a month, will remove up to 60,000 cubic metres of s
The Pablo Ráez boulevard in Marbella was the setting on Tuesday for the launch of the town's new and improved bus service.
Avanza-Portillo, who won the contract, has overseen the complete renewal of the town's fleet of buses. The 19 new vehicles, a
The OSP San Pedro party, who are the PP's coalition partners on Marbella council, have said that a precondition for a pact with any party after the May elections is for San Pedro to be given Entidad Local Autónoma (ELA) status, a form of semi-indepen
Few people will remember her (she used to go tothe Encarna Cantero centre, but that was years ago), but many are now grateful to her for a gesture which has provided no less than one million euros to modernise and equip the new Active Participation C
"We applaud your strength. You are an example for many and make us realise that people can carry on and do well in life, no matter what may happen to them. I am proud of you." With these words the founder and president of the Global Gift Foundation,
She has first-hand knowledge of the Costa del Sol Hospital because she has worked there for years. In fact, until taking up her new post very recently, Luisa Lorenzo, who is qualified in Medicine and General Surgery, was the head of Healthcare Manage
The councillor for Beaches in Marbella, Manuel Cardeña, has announced he will set up special jellyfish-free areas in the water on some beaches this summer.
Local data shows that some 80 tonnes of organic debris, mostly jellyfish, was removed from w
"We'll have the extension to our hospital facilities in the not-too-distant future. There'll be no need to wait 15 years more. It will be within the duration of this regional parliament."
This announcement was made by the provincial delegate for H
"The house is just four walls. You have to get out of it, sometimes". Sitting on the sofa at home, Sarah Almagro gives her first interview after the eight difficult months which have passed since she was admitted to hospital last July in great pain a
Puerto Banús, one of the most iconic sailing and tourist destinations anywhere in the Mediterranean, has announced that it is teaming up with international real estate consultants, Cushman & Wakefield. The agency will help the marina find new retail
Marbella town council provisionally approved a change to the town's PGOU land-use plan on Tuesday which would allow the construction of mezzanine levels in industrial and commercial buildings to maximise space, providing that the building's external
A new 400-metre stretch of the Senda Litoral coastal path project was partially opened to the public in Ventura del Mar, west of Puerto Banús, on Tuesday as the improvements to local infrastructure near being finished.
The main sewerage system that
Marbella taxi drivers have three months to start wearing the uniform agreed recently between town hall and taxi associations. According to the new regulations drivers will have to wear a white shirt or polo shirt, dark blue trousers or skirt, dark bl
Bounty Beach bar on El Pinillo beach in Marbella became the second 'chiringuito' to burn down in the town in eight days on Tuesday. Speaking this week, the government delegate in Malaga, María Gámez, said that both this fire and last week's Playa Pad
Marbella's congress centre has been selected as the venue for the 2019 Traveller Made congress between 21 and 29 March.
The event will bring around 1,000 professionals, among them delegates from the 360 travel agencies who belong to Traveller Made
Former Malaga and Manchester City defender Martín Demichelis, woke up in his Marbella home to find burglars coming up from his basement in the early hours of last Sunday morning.
"Strange noises woke me up," the Argentinian told SUR this week, expl
In nearly every conversation he brings up the promise he made to his daughter Sarah when she was in hospital, suffering the serious consequences of sepsis which affected her without warning and resulted in her losing her hands and feet. "I will do ab
Wild boar continue to cause "significant" damage to public parks such as Xarblanca and Bello Horizonte, the Marbella councillor for Parks and Gardens, Javier García, has said.
Local residents regularly complain about the holes and loss of vegetatio
The Palacio de Congresos in Marbella is set to undergo its biggest refurbishment in a number of years with the aim of attracting more and larger events to the town.
The town hall hopes to carry out a number of works (including fixing the leaky roof
Uncertain what the future holds due to Brexit, some British citizens on the Costa del Sol have decided to forge closer links with their adoptive home.
After years of an apparent mass exodus (between 2013 and 2016 around 2,000 British residents came
A court in Marbella has ruled in favour of a couple involved in the ongoing legal action against Icelandic bank Landsbanki.
Some 200 retirees, many of them British nationals living on the Costa del Sol, have come together to coordinate legal action
"I owe a lot to this hospital, and so when I have the opportunity to give something back, I do it. It is nothing compared to what they have done for me." said Santiago Domínguez, owner of Restaurante Santiago, a restaurant that has run successfully i
From February, bus rides in Marbella could be free for registered voters. The municipal government is currently collecting information on who is eligible.
Those who are will then be issued with a card, which will allow them to take the bus for fre
The regional government is to carry out improvement works on the A-397, which runs between San Pedro Alcántara and Ronda, to make it safer. Official figures show that it is one of the most dangerous in the province in terms of numbers of accidents. O
A maintenance and repair contract for 15 of Marbella's public sports facilities is set to be put out to tender for 850,000 euros.
The private company that wins the two-year contract will be responsible for fixing existing problems (such as roof lea
As the project for the new Marbella language school (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas) on Avenida Alfredo Palma is set to be put out to tender, the new use for the current site has already been decided. The space, which over the course of 25 years became t
The district town hall in the San Pedro area of Marbella municipality has announced the results of a survey of local residents.
Among the main findings is confirmation of local support for the recent closure of the town's main access road, Avenida
Car manufacturer Audi has started setting up its global Audi Dealer Meeting 2019, which it is hosting at Marbella's convention centre.
The prestigious event will take place between 22 January and 14 February and bring together 6,000 executives from
The company that has been operating Cabopino marina, at the eastern end of Marbella municipality, without a formal agreement has been told by the owners, the Junta de Andalucía's port authority, that it can have an official contract for the next four
Ángel Mora, an athlete who is part of the 'Deportistas por una Causa' group, is to run the Zurich Marathon in Seville on 17 February to raise money for the Piel de Mariposa association. He will tackle the 42.2-kilometre challenge to "give wings to su
"Once a week I go for chemotherapy, and there is a bell in that department called 'The Bravery Bell'. Every time someone finishes their last session, they ring the bell, the nurses clap and hope they will never see that person there again".
The building that housed the recently-closed Bonsai Museum, near Marbella's old town, is to be home to the town's new public library.
The town hall has put out to tender the contracts to draw up plans and to carry out the works, with a total budge
It has taken more than ten years to get this far, but CCTV coverage is gradually expanding in Marbella. The aim is to cover the busiest areas with cameras controlled by the Local and National Police, and the first stage of the project has included La
The famous Incosol health resort on the east side of town, which closed five years ago when the group which owned it went into liquidation, may open again as a hotel if plans currently being considered by the council go ahead.
The Hotel Value Adde
Sarah Almagro Vallejo's life was turned upside down last July. The 18-year-old had suffered severe abdominal pain, vomiting and fever the night of 22 July and was taken to the emergency department early the next morning with suspected gastroenteritis
Councillors in Marbella are planning to install three giant vertical gardens in prominent sites in the municipality. The aim is to improve the image of places with a lot of traffic and replace advertising hoardings with plants.
The three locations
A deal which secures a minimum of seven cubic hectometres of drinking water for the western Costa del Sol has been renewed for another four years.
The agreement, struck in 2013 between the Mancomunidad of the western Costa del Sol and that of the C
Despite having put aside a million euros for emergency repairs after last month's floods from its funds, Marbella town hall has had to increase the budgeted amount by a further 500,000 euros.
Council inspectors have identified a further dozen sign
The old bull ring in Puerto Banús, which closed its doors in 2010, will be reopening in May next year as the Marbella Arena, an auditorium for cultural events surrounded by terraces, bars and restaurants. The project, announced on Wednesday, is being
"This is the Casa de la Cascada (the Kauffman residence), the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He did it in the year I was born, 1935, and it is an example of modern architecture. If you took the house away, you'd see a beautiful waterf
In its first month of operation, the mobile app 'Marbella Limpia' (Clean Marbella), has received well over 1,000 alerts from local residents who have used this new communication tool to let the town hall know when parts of the resort need cleaning.
A dozen beach bars, or chiringuitos, on the edge of the sand in Marbella are facing an uncertain future after a central government order that their licences cannot be renewed.
The chiringuitos affected are all along the beaches in the eastern part
There was relief in Marbella when the town missed the heavy rain that hit Estepona and inland areas last Sunday, as the clear-up operation is still under way here after storm damage two weeks ago.
Fast-moving repair work had been going on to some
The fight against illegal street traders in Marbella will continue next year, the council has announced, with new campaigns upcoming ahead of the high season in 2019.
Councillor for Commerce, José Eduardo Díaz, told representatives from Centre of T
It was in 1992 that Mateo Álvarez formally gave his 12,000 square metre piece of land and the 17th century Trapiche del Prado building, which used to be part of the local sugar industry, to the council so they could build a home for the elderly. The
At the end of this year the Costa del Sol hospital will have been open for 25 years and there are plans to celebrate, to pay tribute not only to the work of the professionals who have been providing health care during that time but also the local peo
The council in Marbella has voted unanimously in favour of adding to its 2018 budget more than 14 million euros which the town has received in damages from corruption court cases.
This will allow the council to carry out the projects that local re
Complaints from several residents about large quantities of sewage floating in the sea water at specific points along the Marbella coastline raised the alarm earlier this month. After technical checks ruled out a breakdown in the system, representati
The existing parking spaces to the north of the marina in central Marbella are to disappear and the area will become a pedestrian boulevard in the next stage of the project to open up the port to the rest of the town.
For some time business owners
Lifeguard services are to be maintained at weekends on seven Marbella beaches until December, as the warm weather continues to attract visitors.
The council has decided to continue the service on San Pedro, Faro, Venus, Bajadilla, El Cable, Pinoma
The nautical sector is expanding; it seems to have put behind it the most difficult period of the economic crisis and has now seen three years of continual growth.
"The figures are still quite low, but you have to bear in mind that we're starting f
The figures are interesting. The town hall calculates that around 250,000 people live in Marbella, but according to the latest population register, the 'padrón', which was updated at the beginning of this year, the municipality only has 147,248 resid
With the seemingly unstoppable rise in car numbers in Marbella, the town hall is attempting to incentivise the purchase of 'greener' vehicles with the introduction of discounts of up to 75 per cent on road tax (Impuesto de Circulación).
As part of
Ojén town council has started to compile information about the possible Nazi links of the late Juan Hoffmann, whose name was given to the square in front of the German school in Ojén.
The town's mayor, José Antonio Gómez, told SUR on Monday: "We do
The Andalusian health service (SAS) has set in motion the formalities to start improvement and expansion works to two Marbella health centres: Las Albarizas and Leganitos.
In the former, the accident and emergency area will receive a complete overh
Three men held up a bank in central Marbella early on Monday morning, taking off with 200,000 euros, police sources say.
The men entered the Bankinter branch on Avenida Ricardo Soriano at around 8am through a hole made in the manager's office from
The months when the highest amount of water is used on the western Costa del Sol are over now, and the reservoir levels are higher than they were in September last year. With only a couple of weeks to go before the start of the new hydrological year
For the first time ever in Spain, surgery to implant a prosthesis (which has been produced with a 3D printer and is exactly identical to the patient's knee to enable them to recover their mobility) will be carried on 10 September at the Hospital Ocho
Marbella's central marina is embarking on a period of much-needed change. The contract for the works to extend the quay to allow cruise ship shuttle boats and vessels of more than 30 metres in length to dock in the port has gone out to tender. And mo
The doctors surgeries at San Pedro health centre will shortly be moving to a temporary site where they will stay for around two years.
The site is about 100 metres from the existing building, which is due to be rebuilt as part of a 4.6-million-euro
Marbella town hall has brought into force a series of restrictions to ensure the safety of the thousands of people who walk along the seafront promenade every day.
Until 15 September, bicycles and other personal mobility vehicles (segways, scooters
The public prosecutor is calling for two years in prison for the owner of the Hotel Villa Padierna.
Ricardo Arranz is accused of misappropriation and duress having, according to the court in Marbella, "unilaterally" terminated the services of a hea
Marbella welcomes tourists but this summer, as well as inviting them to enjoy its variety of leisure facilities, it is also giving them a clear message: there are certain rules which must be respected.
These include not being partly or fully undre
Said and done. A few months ago, representatives from the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC) made an agreement with local authorities that granted the former access to new facility which would serve as a headquarters and day centre. Last week, Doctor
The Starlite festival venue, an old quarry in Nagüeles behind Marbella, finally has all its planning permissions and licences in place. Question marks over permission to use the venue have been hanging over the event for the past two summers and at o
A councillor for the IU party on Marbella council has accused the town hall of failing to keep its promise to install proper facilities at two beaches that were designated for use by dogs last year. Miguel Díaz has said the planned showers, exercise
"Normally it's the children who remember the legacy of their parents, but in this case it's the reverse. I am proud and I'm also joyful, because to think about Pablo is to think about joy," reflects Paco Ráez, the father of Pablo Ráez who died over a
"Normally it's the children who remember the legacy of their parents, but in this case it's the reverse. I am proud and I'm also joyful, because to think about Pablo is to think about joy," reflects Paco Ráez, the father of Pablo Ráez who died over a
After years of waiting, the current operators at Cabopino marina have been given an eight-year permit to dredge the entrance channel to allow bigger yachts and leisure craft to enter.
The gradual silting up had reduced underwater clearance to as lo
Marbella council is spending 800,000 euros on taking down the overhead power lines that run over two schools, a children's playgound and housing in the Trapiche North area of the district.
The cables are to be run underground.
For those who may not know, 'Living The Dream' is the TV series of the moment in the UK. It is about the Pemberton family, a couple with two children who decide on a radical change of life, leaving behind their home in Yorkshire and moving to Florida
For more than a month San Pedro town hall and the Costa del Sol Health District have been looking for a new location for the prefabricated units which currently house consulting rooms at the health centre in San Pedro. They will have to be moved so t
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has announced that municipal taxes, including the IBI, and local council fees will be lowered in 2019. It is expected that, despite the reductions, the council will see an increase in income next year.
It has been hanging over the high-profile and popular Triple A animal rescue charity in Marbella for over two years, but the ongoing legal investigation into a wide-range of possible irregularities in its running hasn't prevented the organisation fro
Data shows that illegal and dangerous parking is an increasing problem in Marbella. Over the course of 2017, illegal stopping and parking accounted for 57 per cent of the total number of fines issued by police. That was followed by speeding, which ac
Bathers on Marbella's beaches will have an added feeling of security this summer, as from 15 June the council's new 'Beach Plan' comes into effect.
This plan includes bolstered lifeguard, vigilance and first aid services under a contract which has
Works to bury the high-voltage electricity line which currently runs over two schools and a residential area in Xarblanca have been approved by Marbella council and will begin this month.
The council had previously delayed the works for eight month
For the sixth consecutive year the international PokerStars tournament has come to Marbella.
Over two million euros will change hands over the course of the event, which began on Monday and concludes on Sunday.
The event attracts participants pri
Marbella council is to invest 300,000 euros in the town's Plaza de Toros, which has been closed for months.
The site, originally opened in 1964, has deteriorated over the years and needs a significant amount of refurbishment work in order to restor
The new central Marbella park boulevard is in its final stage of construction. The new space covers 15,000 square metres and cost 2.1 million euros to build. It includes two play areas for children; a cafeteria; benches; gym apparatus; green areas wi
The first phase of the police campaign against the illegal street selling of falsified items in the municipality of Marbella has culminated in 17 arrests. The intervention, which began in May, has also led to authorities closing down five associated
In the wake of recent revelations that Cristiano Ronaldo may not continue to play for Championship-winners Real Madrid, he has travelled to Marbella for a few days of relaxation and reflection before joining his national team in Russia for the World
Marbella council now has the necessary funds and authorisation to begin the expansion of its famous contemporary print museum (MGEC).
"We could not begin the project any earlier because we did not have council approval until now," explained Carmen
He loves coming to Spain. That was the first thing he made clear to the press after arriving in Marbella from London. He has been visiting the Costa del Sol for years, but now Robert De Niro has become a local businessman, opening a hotel and restaur
Marbella town hall has submitted a request to the Public Works ministry (Fomento) in a bid to put an end to the dangerous conditions pedestrians in the northern part of the town encounter, crossing the A-7 to get from El Trapiche to the area close to
"They come in every day with a smile. They feel part of the team and sometimes they ask if they can stay longer, or come in their day off. It's normal. It shouldn't be news."
Álvaro Morales, a chef with a long career behind him and an indefatigabl
In a packed room of guests at the Los Monteros Hotel on Monday, the national government's minister for Tourism sought to reassure the Costa del Sol that British visitors would still be a priority after Brexit.
Álvaro Nadal said that negotiations ov
Though Nobu Marbella opened its doors to the public in the middle of March, the hotel will be officially inaugurated next Wednesday, 16 May, with a Sake party attended both by the renowned chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, and his partner and actor, Robert De Ni
Representatives from Marbella town hall were at the recent Meet and Talk Forum in Torremolinos to promote the town's sporting infrastructure and try to attract further major international sporting events.
Following the success of the Davis Cup in F
This year's edition of the Marbella Luxury Weekend (MLW) will take place later in the year, on 7 September.
As ever, the event will be centred around a variety of themes, including local food, sport, jewelry and sustainability, as well as discussio
The representative of the Junta de Andalucía regional government in Malaga has said that the new SAS health centre in San Pedro will be ready in 2019.
José Luis Ruiz Espejo was speaking on an official visit to the nearby Hospital Costa del Sol desi
The Ironman 70.3 competition is taking place in Marbella on Sunday, 29 April, and 2,500 people are expected to take part.
The economic impact of the event is estimated to be around ten million euros, as many of those attending will be staying in th
Marbella council has been closing off the different dog parks across the municipality for fumigation and disinfecting over the last week. Four of the five parks have been shut for a day for the treatment, which officially is safe after three hours, b
The town council in Marbella is to carry out urgent repairs to over 40 local streets because of the poor state of the surfaces. Helped by a grant from the Diputación provincial authority, the work will target potholes, cracks and uneven surfaces once
Following complaints about mostly foreign tourists wandering the streets of Marbella, especially around Puerto Banús, without a shirt or in swimming costumes, Marbella council has taken action.
Councillors have recently finished drawing up a revise
She has been a volunteer with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in Marbella for over 20 years and she has never hesitated to help out with the Sun Protection Campaign organised by the Costa del Sol Hospital and the district health authori
"I have to thank my job for giving me back my health," says 25-year-old María Capellán. She is very aware of the importance of sun protection, but mainly because of a stroke of luck. In 2011 she was working as a lifeguard at the water park of a hotel
"They are starting to see the wolf's ears, but nobody does anything about it." On the beach at El Alicate, in Las Chapas, which is one of those that suffered the most damage in recent storms, Susanne Stamm and Fernando Piquer, secretary and president
Police chiefs in Marbella have said that a plan will be drawn up shortly for cameras to cover more of the resort.
They say that central Marbella and San Pedro need more video monitoring.
These areas will form part of a second phase of installing
Councillors in Marbella have drawn up a draft set of terms and conditions for the outdoor venue currently used only by the annual Starlite Festival to be rented out for other events during the year.
The large open-air space, an old quarry on the hi
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has said that the council-run art gallery dedicated to prints and sketches, the Museo del Grabado, is to be granted state aid again to expand its current premises.
In total one million euros will be allocated f
Bureaucracy continues to blight the upkeep of Cabopino marina despite Marbella council's wish to take over running the port.
Only basic upkeep is being done while the Junta de Andalucía, which owns the site, sets up a tender process for a new long-
Marbella council has asked the Junta de Andalucía's permission to take over running the marina in Cabopino, which has been without any formal management for two years since the last licence agreement expired.
Currently the previous licencee is carr
Representatives of some 40 local golf clubs met with western Costa water supplier, Acocosol, and the Andalusian Golf Federation last Friday to discuss ways to keep their golf courses green as the risk of drought restrictions continues.
It was the l
Their ages range from eight to 15, but their musical tastes are unlike those of most of their generation. They love immortal rock classics like AC/DC, Iron Maiden and the Rolling Stones, and those have been the inspiration for their first album, whic
The council in Marbella has announced that it is to outsource the maintenance of its parks and gardens due to a shortage of staff.
A contract will be signed with an external company to deliver the service and support existing council workers over a
A special team of inspectors and police officers is being set up in Marbella to make sure that outdoor terraces don't spread out onto public pavements.
Councillors are reacting to increasing complaints that tables and chairs are set up outside area
The company responsible for water distribution on the western Costa del Sol is seeking the agreement of local councils for them to use treated water from sewage works to water their parks and gardens and to wash the streets.
Acosol, a publicly owne
The Starlite Festival has already started warming up for next summer with the announcement of the first acts that will be performing at the six-week-long event.
Recently festival organisers confirmed that the event, which has become one of the most
"The captain Sergi Bruguera put the proposal to his players and the support was unanimous," said Spanish Tennis Federation president Miguel Díaz.
Díaz, who was speaking at the official presentation of the Davis Cup clash between Spain and Great Bri
Two watchtowers on Marbella's coast are forming part of a detailed Malaga University analysis of the origins and current state of repair of these type of structures.
Watchtowers are a characteristic sight along the Costa del Sol and some go back as
The increasing number of visitors to the Costa del Sol in general, and Marbella in particular, this summer has highlighted the fragility of some of the town's infrastructure. There is an urgent need for road improvements. Marbella is the only town in
The video surveillance commission of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalucía (TSJA) has ruled that the installation of CCTV cameras, 57 of which are in Puerto Banús, proposed by Marbella town hall are excessive.
According to town hall sources, 1
Some have been camping for years; others have just arrived. El Cable and Las Chapas beaches were the first to be occupied by homeless campers, but now other stretches of Marbella's coastline have become "home" to people whose lives have taken a turn
Businesses across Marbella have welcomed the news that the Andalusian high court (TSJA) has given the green light to a scheme to roll out CCTV surveillance cameras at four points across the town. The number of cameras in total, though, will be fewer
The stretch of motorway between Marbella and San Pedro near Puerto Banús has been in need of investment for a long time, with congested exits and frequent traffic jams.
At a meeting with the town hall, the government has agreed to look into the op
Experts at the centre for the recovery of endangered marine species, CREMA, part of the Aula del Mar organisation, are to investigate the recent spate of dolphins being washed up on beaches on the stretch of coast from Manilva to Mijas.
Of the 45 c
Today, former mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, will return to his old teaching job.
In 2004, he started teaching history at IES Victoria Kent, but put this post on hold in 2009 when he was named CEO of Acosol, the district water company, by the Man
The outgoing mayor of Marbella José Bernal was praised for the dignified way in which he passed the "baton" over to Ángeles Muñoz, a process for which he said he had "the utmost respect".
In an open letter to the people of Marbella he said that he
The municipal Town Planning Department has introduced a new IT tool that will offer greater access to information for users as well as promising to halve waiting time for planning permission.
The department, currently run by councillor Isabel Pérez
It may seem primitive, but Marbella town hall this Tuesday moved to install large boulders in order to prevent cars from entering a restricted-access area close to the protected Artola dunes at Cabopino, to the east of the resort.
With greater numb
Politicians and environmental groups have joined forces to release five endangered chameleons into the wild at the Artola dunes nature reserve in Cabopino.
It is hoped that they will reproduce in the dunes and create a thriving colony. Efforts have
According to calculations, some 12,000 cubic metres of sand needs to be removed from the mouth of Cabopino marina. There is currently only 70 centimetres of clearance in the water for vessels that enter this leisure port of 179 berths at the eastern
Marbella town hall is working on a change to the local bylaw that governs public spaces to expressly ban locals and tourists from going shirtless in the streets.
According to councillor Javier Porcuna, the growing number of men who walk around with
The dreaded tiger mosquito, wasps, bees, jellyfish... there is a long list of 'bugs' which we are likely to come across in the summer months, a time of year when we spend more time outdoors.
Although tiger mosquitos are proving to be a problem and
The town hall's lifeguard units on Marbella's beaches are operating an extra service to help reunite families with lost children as quickly as possible.
Wristbands are available for youngsters and for elderly family members who could be at risk of
A well-known upmarket Marbella nightclub has reopened its summer beach club venue, two years after it was shut down in a planning scandal involving Marbella town hall.
Funky Buddha Beach is now operating for the summer season next to El Pinillo be
Marbella town hall is currently exploring ways that will allow tourist properties which currently don't have a first occupancy licence, following the annulment of the 2010 urban development plan (PGOU), to comply with the Junta's requirements for tou
Spanish and Bulgarian police have broken up an organised criminal prostitution network centred on Puerto Banús, Marbella.
In a joint operation, 34 people were arrested in both countries for supposedly forming part of a gang that was aiming to take
It's quite early in the morning: 9.30am, before the sun becomes too hot. The setting couldn't be better: Cabopino beach, at the foot of the Artola sand dunes, one of the loveliest places on the Marbella coast. At this time of the morning the first yo
Local Police in Marbella have been bought two motorised paragliders by town councillors so they can patrol from the skies.
The idea was originally floated last year, however there was initial resistance from Malaga airport bosses over a possible da
This summer sees the introduction of two designated dog-friendly zones on El Pinillo and Ventura del Mar beaches, after the Junta de Andalucía gave the green light to Marbella's 2017 Beach Plan in early June.
An area around 250 metres long on both
The summer storm that crossed the province of Malaga on Sunday is thought to have been behind three forest fires that broke out in Benahavís, Alozaina and Casarabonela.
The storm brought little rain but came charged with electricity, with lightning
The central government has said that work is over to clean up and restore sand on Costa del Sol beaches after winter and spring storm damage.
In total, 900,000 cubic metres of sand have been put back on the coast, either by moving it from other par
The Costa del Sol is still reflecting the ongoing recovery of the residential property market along the Spanish coasts, especially in Marbella, Manilva, Estepona and Mijas. Prices have risen most in the first two of these municipalities, according to
The International Pokerstars championship, which will take place in Marbella Casino between 19 and 25 June, is expected to draw in 1,000 poker players from all over the world, who will in turn provide the town's hotels with around 5,000 overnight sta
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
More than 800 people, including pupils and teachers from 11 schools on the Costa del Sol, recently took part in the III Provincial Conference on Sun Protection at School, which was part of a campaign to encourage people in this region to protect them
The hotel sector on the Costa del Sol says the area cannot afford to wait any longer for the railway line to be extended to Marbella and Estepona, and a petition has been organised to demand that the project be put into immediate effect.
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
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
"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-
American car company Tesla has increased the number of charging points for their electric cars on the Costa del Sol. The company now has six stations in Malaga province, including four in hotels in Marbella, while the other two are situated at Malaga
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
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines quality of life as "the individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals". How, then, is quality of life af
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
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
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
"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
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
A few months ago, the Danish Association against Cancer launched a campaign aimed at the most popular holiday destinations for tourists from that country, including Spain, asking them to collaborate in preventing skin cancer statistics in Denmark fro
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
Hotel Incosol, a feature of Marbella since 1973, is set to be relaunched after it was bought by HI Partners. The company is a subsidiary of the Banco Sabadell banking group.
The hotel was a pioneer in health tourism before it was forced to close in
Following last week's announcement in Hong Kong that the Starwood-Marriott group will open a luxury hotel in Marbella in 2021, local councillors have been explaining this week the likely impact on the town.
The low-density hotel, under the exclusiv
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
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
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
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
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
The climate, the food, the quality of life: these are just some of the Spanish delights which attract Americans so much. At least, that is the perception that Marina Llorente has, after many years living in their country. The stereotype of wild Spani
Not only has Marbella experienced a significant rise in tourism in recent years, the resident population is also increasing and this is reflected in a rise in the number of births to Spanish and foreign mothers. In 2015 the registered population rose
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
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
Drivers who regularly travel around Malaga province are probably more aware than most of a fact which has just been confirmed by official statistics: fuel prices in Marbella are higher than elsewhere in the region, and this has become even more notic
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
The central government has guaranteed that the beaches along the Costa del Sol will be in "optimum condition" for tourists arriving for Semana Santa after allocating 4.1 million euros to emergency works made necessary by the recent storms.
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
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