Restaurants

Have a Craft Beer Christmas!

If you want to kick your Christmas celebrations off with a little style, El Grifo , the craft beer and gin bar in Marbella is the perfect place! Situated behind the Marbella lighthouse, El Grifo offers ten craft beers on tap and numerous craft gins to choose. Since opening in summer the bar has quickly become a favourite  for residents and tourists alike. As a vibrant cross-section of the…

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Hundreds expected for demo against pet poisoner

Animal lovers and concerned parents are expected to be among demonstrators at a protest due to be held in San Pedro Alcantara this afternoon. After the shocking number of pet deaths by a poisoner in Nueva Andalucia, a story that was covered in the Spanish national news, animal campaigners have organised a demonstration calling on the authorities to take action. Over 17 dogs and cats have been…

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Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible

Apologies for the break in regular posts A wicked combination of traditional seasonal Manflu plus a perfect storm of dealines and new clients, as well as my work on Talk Radio Europe, has meant that I really haven't had time to post. Since I've been off air however, a few bits and pieces have caught my eye, and I'll try and cover them this week. The good news is that the Tennis Club Puente Romano…

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Barcelona Blues

It’s a common complaint. British expats in Spain, especially on the Costa del Sol, live in their own little bubble, cut off from what is really happening in Spain and more concerned with who got voted off ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ than what is happening on their adopted country. You really would have had to have been living under the proverbial stone for the past month, however, for the recent…

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Halloween Horrors planned for Marbella

If you are a fan of ghosts, ghouls and all things that go bump in the night, then Marbella Old Town will be the place to be for Halloween. Marbella Town Hall has announced a spooky series of events for Tuesday October 31, including a zombie parade and a passage of terror! The fiendish fun for all ages starts at 6pm and centres around the Plaza de los Naranjos and includes Halloween goodies, a…

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Another Victory at “Fortress Bahia”?

If it's Sunday it must be rugby! Once again Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club will be counting on great vocal support from the team's passionate fans at "Fortress Bahia”. Currently fifth in the league, Marbella will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome Union Rugby Almeria, the league's bottom side. Marbella's performances have been improving as the season continues,…

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The 60 second San Pedro Feria rundown

It's the San Pedro Feria weekend and the weather forecast looks great for the next two days, so if you want to enjoy the last feria of the season, here are few highlights. Saturday - 1pm Feria opens. The Caseta Infantil has activities for the little ones, while the Caseta “Mi Hogar" has dancing for the over-65 as well as a performance by the San Pedro Choir  and at the Peña Caballista Las…

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All the fun of the (San Pedro) Feria

The traditional downpour has been and gone and the forecast looks good for the weekend, so why not head out and enjoy the San Pedro Feria this weekend? Thursday was a local holiday so everyone is in the party mood this weekend. You can either opt to go full traditional (flamenco dress optional) and eat, drink and dance your way through the day and or night at one of the many casetas, or test your…

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Yellow weather warning for Marbella tonight

Well the rains finally arrived this morning in spectacular style. I'm sure that I wasn't the only person in Marbella to be wakened at around 6am by a clap of thunder and sudden downpour. I also had to deal with mopping up a flooded kitchen and bathroom, but the lightning was spectacular over the town. 30 litres fell last night and parts of Marbella had their light and water cut off, while driving…

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Another pet poisoned

Another pet is suspected to have fallen victim to the poisoner that has brought misery and fear to Nueva Andalucia in the past few days. The  dead cat was dicovered in Urbanisation Locrimar, Nueva Andalucia. It brings to 16 the number of domestic pets killed by the poison. Local residents in nearby La Campana, where poison has was discovered in Parque La Futura, a popular children’s play area,…

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Air Misery Forecast for Passengers

Passengers on flights to and from Spain are being advised that there may be cancellations and delays after French Air Traffic Controllers joined a national strike being held today and into tomorrow. Ryanair has cancelled over 220 flights, affecting about 40,000 passengers. easyJet and British Airways have also announced cancellations or delays. Passengers who are due to travel today are being…

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Neon Night Marbella shines again!

Neon Night Marbella was once again a huge success, raising over €5,500 for the CADI Association. The event, now in its fourth year, took place on Saturday and started at the Terazzas de Marina Deportivo at 9pm. Hundreds took part in the family fun event, which saw participants walking alongside the Mediterranean. The walk was started by Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz, president of the CADI…

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Rise of the Footsoldier III scoops top prize at Marbella International Film Festival

Brutal British Gangster Flick Rise of the Footsoldier III took the award for Best Feature at the Marbella International Film Festival (MIFF) last night. The film is a no-holds-barred prequel, telling the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate, a man mountain with a hair-trigger temper, a serious fondness for pills and cocaine, and an unquenchable hunger for power. Craig Fairbrass gives a towering…

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GK Sports Pub gets its Game On!

GK Sports Pub, located on the Boulevard in San Pedro, threw its doors open to Press and invited guests last month.   Since opening in August, GK has become the favoured place for sports fans to watch all the latest live sports events or recorded broadcasts, on a bank of flat TV screens while dining from their comprehensive menu. The packed event, hosted by General Manager Marco Oliveira,…

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Triple A Open Day

Popular animal charity are Triple A are celebrating World Animal Day this Sunday. The charity will be opening its doors between from 12.30 – 4pm, giving visitors the opportunity to see first hand  how the centre is run, how the charity works and meet the volunteers. After recent difficulties, Triple A has seen a huge rise in donations and fundraising events, and Sunday is the perfect opportunity…

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Tonight’s the Neon Night!

Neon Night Marbella, one of the most popular family autumn events, takes place tonight. This year the walk will be in support of C.A.D.I. in Marbella and includes e a packed programme events before the walk including fluorescent makeup, dance performances, sports exhibitions and Capoeira. Marbella's Policia Local, which is celebrating 150th anniversary this year, will be holding demonstrations…

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Park Pet Poisoner Kills 15 in La Campana

Parents and pet owners in La Campana have voiced their concerns after 15 domestic dogs have died horribly this week. The pets have all perished quickly after coming into contact with the toxic substance. Even sniffing the poison has resulted in death. Horrifically, the poison has been discovered in Parque La Futura, a popular children's play area. Police closed off the park after poison was…

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Dramatic fire overnight on La Concha

Marbella's emblematic mountain La Concha was ablaze last night. The forest fire started at midnight in the Juanar area of the mountain, with the blaze clearly visible from Marbella itself. With night prohibiting the use of aircraft, 53 firefighters were dispatched to tackle the fire through the night. Helicopters were brought in at first light, and the MA-5300 road that leads to the Refugio de…

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Second time lucky for McEnroe in Marbella?

Legendary American tennis player John McEnroe booked his place in tonight's Senior Masters Cup Final by beating Mats Wilander (6-3, 6-4) in a thrilling match last night. McEnroe showed that he has lost none of his killer instinct under the floodlights of the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Tennis Club and will face Carlos Moyá in tonight's final. The Spaniard beat surprise package Pato…

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Senior Masters Cup throws up surprise

There was a shock result in the very first match  of the Senior Masters Cup, which got underway at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Tennis Club last night. Defending champion Albert Costa lost a very even match (6-2, 3-6, 10-7) to Madrid's Pato Clavet, who was a last minute replacement for the injured  Sebastian Grosjean. In the second match Mats Wilander met Senior Masters Cup new boy…

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