Puerto Banus

Advice ahead of bullfight demo

The organisers of  Saturday's demonstration against the return of bullfighting to Marbella have issued the following information ahead of tomorrow's protest. "The march will begin on Saturday January 12, at 5pm at the Marbella Bullring. The route is as follows: Leaving the Bull Ring in Calle…

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Fashion for a great cause

If you fancy being fashionable for a great cause, head down to Kokomo restaurant in Diana Park this afternoon. Animal rescue charity Triple Aare hosting a nearly new clothes fashion-show, including a glass of cava, and afternoon tea or coffee with cakes and sandwiches for  only €15 € The fashion show takes place from 4 - 7 pm with all proceeds going  directly to support the animals  Reservations…

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Now Showing – The Revenant

Wednesday is the dia espectador at the Cine Goya Puerto Banus with all tickets at €4.50, so it's the perfect chance to catch up with the movie that is being tipped to make off with most of the Oscars this year. The Revenant, starring Leonardo Dicaprio is the story of a a frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s who fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by…

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Simply Red set for Sohail summer concert

Simply Red, one of the biggest British Bands of the past 30 years, are due to perform at Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle this summer.    Live in concert at the Fuengirola Castle Park on Thursday 18th August, the thousand-year-old fortress will undergo a transformation with a giant stage, VIP zone, seating and hospitality areas . In addition to the central seating areas, Simply Red fans can opt to sit…

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Cayan Group plans Marbella development

More good news for the property market in Marbella. Saudi-based developer Cayan Group has teamed up with Spanish developer Sarena to develop a project. Cayan Group, which built the twisting Cayan Tower in Dubai, (pictured)says it is keen to expand into European markets. Ahmed Alhatti, president and chairman of Cayan Group, said: “Although our absolute priority is the development of strategic…

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Property of the Week

Planet Marbella's property expert picks out a great apartment to start the week. This is a newly renovated west facing three bedroom, middle floor apartment in the centrally located and secure gated Locrimar urbanisation, within easy walking distance of Puerto Banus, the beach, restaurants and the Casino. The apartment has a modern kitchen with all new appliances, a living/dining room, three good…

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Huge Development Planned for Tarifa

One of the biggest developers in Spain has revealed plans for a huge project in Tarifa. Metrovacesa, owned by a consortium of banks including BBVA and Banco Popular, and controlled by Santander bank, will invest €70 million in a mixed-use development including hotels, commercial space, and up to 250 “upmarket” homes, walking distance from the beach and Tarifa town centre.   The…

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Marbellisima – Kara Robertson

The Boardwalk's Kara Robertson hops off her Harley and picks out her favourite places in Marbella. Best view I know it's my restaurant but my absolute favourite view is actually the boardwalk! I love it when I'm there alone early morning watching the sun rise over the water, it's so beautiful and so peaceful! We have a school of dolphins that come by sometimes in the summer and that makes my day…

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Marbella Logo falls flat at FITUR

Marbella's new logo, launched at of Fitur 2016, earlier this year, left professionals and public alike distinctly underwhelmed. A survey by Marbella PR company Oak Power, asked top journalists, bloggers and other media experts about their views of the new logo. The logo, which cost reported €15,000, got a lukewarm reception from the experts and an overall score of 6 out of 10. The major…

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Junta to crack down on holiday lets

The Junta de Andalucia is set to bring new regulations to the holiday rental market, and especially those who independently rent out villas and apartments. Owners who wish to rent out all or part of their property to tourists on a short-term basis have three months from the date the decree is published in the Junta’s Official Bulletin to register with the Andalusian Tourist Register (Registro de…

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Marbella steamroll Sevilla into semis!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club booked their place in the semi finals of the Liga AON de Primera División Andaluza with an emphatic 50-5 victory over C.A.R de Sevilla at home on Sunday. Already leading 38-24 after the first leg of the quarter finals in Seville, Marbella totally dominated the game from the start at the Bahia de Marbella ground, with a strong and disciplined performance underlined by…

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Art in Action

A huge success, over 500 visitors attended the annual 'Art in Action' Exhibition organised by the Benahavís Decorative and Fine Art Society  (BDFAS) at the Gran Hotel on Sunday The exhibition, featuring over 30 professional and amateur artists, was opened by Chris Stewart - the acclaimed author of Driving over Lemons, and visitors also enjoyed demonstrations and workshops. Pupils from Swans and…

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Property of the Week – Casa Luna

This week our property expert has picked out a great country villa at a hugely discounted price! Nestling in the Sierra Crestellina Mountains, the stunning white village of Casares is considered one of the most beautiful in Spain. This individual country villa was built in the early 1980s and consists of three bedrooms including separate annexe with three bathrooms. Plot size 4000sqm Accessed via…

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Life on Marlbs!

I took a trip back to the UK last month, my first for a couple of years. Not having flown for two years I was a bit like an excited puppy on the plane going over, and even more when I discovered that the flight had free Wifi. Unfotunately all the fun went out of that when I turned on social media to discover that David Bowie had died, and I glanced out of the plane's window to see if I could spot…

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Marbellisima – Glenn Ward

Glenn Ward, founder of Beach Fit Boot Camps and all around action man, tells us what makes Marbella special! Best view? The best view in Marbella is without doubt from the top of La Concha, you can see the whole coast and even Africa on a clear day. Best Place for coffee? Anywhere that has a terrace and is peaceful. I don't really like the busy spots as things can take too much time and I prefer…

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Hyperrealistic Unique Watercolours at Kasser Rassu

The extraordinary talents of artist Jose Gonzalez go on show at the Kasser Rassu gallery tonight At an opening cocktail attended by the artist himself and Mabella mayor Jose Bernal, the Malaga born Jose will be exhibiting his work for the first time in Marbella. Asturian singer Luz Casal will also perform at the opening. What makes Gonzalez's hyperrealistic paintings even more impressive is the…

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Santana at Starlite!

It's going to be THE concert of the summer. Guitar legend Carlos Santana, who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and whose hits include Black Magic Woman, Smooth and Maria will play the Starlite Festival on July 24. It´s the first time that Santana has played Marbella, and the multi Grammy winning musician will be playing with a full band at Starlite. With over 40 years of…

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20 years and 40 works

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Marbella-based artist Ricardo Alario 20 works and 40 years, opens at Casino Marbella tonight. Orginally from Valencia, Alario has previously been director at several contemporary art galleries in Marbella including Akelarre , Taller Ricardo Alario , Silvart Gallery and Bocana. Alario's work has also been shown across Spain and he has also held exhbitions…

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Yague behind bars

Former mayor Marisol Yague was sent to prison for her part in the Malaya corruption case in Marbella last week. Although those of us who witnessed the over the top creations that she used to wear at galas over the summer, along with a deep sun bed tan, might think that she was sent to prison for crimes against fashion. Of the unsuitable public officials that Marbella had in the post Jesus Gil…

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Now Showing – Creed

If you want a film that literally packs a punch, Creed is the latest installment in the legendary Rocky series of films, that sees Sylvester Stallone back in the ring. Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in the ring  in Rocky IV. Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow in his footsteps. He seeks a mentor, former heavyweight…

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Property of the Week

This week Planet Marbella's property expert has picked out a recently reformed three bedroom, three bathroom townhouse in the secure beachside community of Dominion Beach just five minutes drive from Estepona and its port. The large lounge/ dining area leads out onto a private terrace with BBQ. The basement has been converted to make an extra bedroom with en suite shower room. Upstairs are two…

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