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