Hotel occupancy in the Costa del Sol has risen to over 80% for the first time in July, suggesting this summer could break previous records for visitor numbers.
The number of visitors to Malaga has risen by over 5% compared to last year, with over 1000 new tourism related jobs being created last month in the region.
The latest figures put the Costa del Sol as the number one visitor destination in all of Spain.
A missing 16-year-old who triggered an appeal from the police has been found safe and well in Mijas Pueblo
Sergio González Sanz climbed through a window at home on the August 18 in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena after being sent to his room after a family row.
Police say they found the teen safe and well and walking in the street after five days away from home.
The more observant amongst you may have noticed that we are in the middle of a very hot and sunny summer.
Now a report out this week by AEMET, the Spanish Meteorological Office, has confirmed that the Costa del Sol is the sunniest spot in Spain.
The report, using data from 1981 up to 2010, has shown that Malaga clocks up an average of 3,000 hours of sun a year, the most in all of Spain.
The region beat the Canary Islands by nearly 200 hours, or just under ten days worth of sunshine.
I’m considering investing in a new pair of sunglasses to celebrate the news!
A fire on a luxury yacht in the Jet Set marina of Puerto Banus sent a huge pall of smoke into the sky this afternoon
The vessel was moored on sea wall at the eastern end of the habour and emergency services rushed to the scene
Eyewitnesses said that there was no sense of panic as the blaze gutted the motor yacht
The two people on board were able to escape without injury. It is though that the fire started from an electrical cable from the marina to the boat
Photo Karen Wolfson via Facebook and Ian Radford