The enigma of the Roman theatre

Antonio Javier López

The giant writing on the visitor centre of the historic site in Malaga tells the story of a slave who rose to be benefactor of the building


A blast from the past with Sting

txema martín

The former Police frontman treated crowds in Fuengirola to some of his greatest hits as well as songs from his new album


Action and adventure on the Costa Tropical

Jennie Rhodes

While Granada’s coastline stretches from La Rábita to Cerro Gordo on the border with Malaga, it’s the two westernmost towns that are most popular among tourists


Underground is cool

Jennie Rhodes

Some of the caves open to the public in Malaga province are veritable art galleries. Rumours of buried treasure and possibilities of further discoveries make them even more fascinating


The ‘espeto’ - simple and synonymous

Jennie Rhodes / M. D. Tortosa

The humble sardine comes into its own from May to August when the smell of the ‘espeto’ wafts along the coast


Bathing the natural way

Fifty years ago, it would have been unthinkable, but now there are nudist zones at the heart of the most popular tourism resorts such as Torremolinos

Patrick Stamann


Unspoilt beaches and a large dose of history

From the west of Torre del Mar to Chilches, authentic chiringuitos mix with fields, fishermen’s cottages, 18th century watchtowers and former train station buildings

Jennie Rhodes


Sand sculptures, street art created on a beach

The detailed work involved in making large figures out of 15 or 20 tonnes of sand is arousing a great deal of admiration among passers-by and people who come to spend a day on the beach

Nancy hayde / efe


Carthamus tinctorius

A rather special plant, Carthamus has been used for thousands of years as a dye for food and cloth and as a source of cooking oil

Denise Bush