The Costa del Sol is home to three water parks – Aqualand Torremolinos, Parque Acuatico Mijas and Aqua Velis near Torre del Mar.
Portugal and mainland Spain are the best value holiday destinations in 2013, according to the latest holiday prices report produced by the Post Office. The ‘Holiday Costs Barometer’ compared the prices of ten typical holiday purchases – such as sun cream and a meal out – in 20 resorts around the world. Albufeira in Portugal emerged as the cheapest destination, with Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol not too far behind.
An exhibition featuring the early works of Pablo Picasso has opened in Malaga. Picasso’s Malaga, Earliest Works includes paintings from the artist’s childhood and youth, alongside works by other artists who were active in Malaga during the late 19th century. There are also photos, maps and other documents to show what life was like in the city at that time. The exhibition at the Picasso Museum runs until 9 June 2013.
James Villa Holidays is the UK’s leading villa tour operator, offering handpicked accommodation at competitive prices. Whether you’re looking for a rural retreat, exclusive villa or an apartment within a purpose-built leisure resort, you should be able to find it with James Villas. There’s also a wide selection of destinations to choose from, including the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz.
This is a guest post by Walk Andalucia. Text: Eva Bratek, walking and nature guide, Sierra de Grazalema, photographs: Eva Bratek, Clive Muir, Juan Luís Muñoz
The slight figure of a man in a cotton cap is rapidly approaching our picnic site. Buenaa… he greets us, in the relaxed dialect which makes final consonants of most words happily redundant. On closer inspection, it seems the brisk walker must be around 70. “Eighty-three this winter”, he reveals. “I go up to check on my sheep almost every day”. He shows us an intricate device made of bone used for performing small surgery on sheep: extracting thorns and cleaning cuts and wounds. Then he disappears amongst the limestone and Mediterranean scrub as efficiently as he showed up, leaving us spell-bound and more than ready to follow him up the rocky path.