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Sbay – high-tech motorbikes from Andalucia

We all know legendary motorbike marques such as Harley Davidson, Ducati or Triumph, but did you know that equally powerful, high-tech motorbikes are made on our very doorstep? There are owners clubs on this coast for everything from Ferraris and Mustangs to Harleys and Minis, but pretty soon someone should think about creating a chapter …

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Marbella 4 Days Walking 2018

Get those hiking boots out, wrap that sweat band around your forehead and prepare to pound some pavements, as Marbella’s biggest and most popular walking event of the year is almost upon us. Hundreds of local residents and a couple of thousand(!) from abroad are set to lace up their shoes for the Marbella 4Days …

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Málaga airport puts falcons on flight patrol

Birds, and especially falcons, can be a threat to the safety of flights taking off and landing at Málaga airport. However, the airport’s wildlife committee has an effective solution; a falcon patrol. The falconry team maintains a group of these high-speed birds of prey to prevent a build up of other birds around the runways …

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The Sensational Caminito del Rey

There are people who love adrenalin-fuelled experiences and those who prefer to eschew them. The Caminito del Rey has certainly proved popular with the former group and now a study has analysed exactly what your brain goes through when you take the vertiginous walk through the gorge. Experts from Fusión, which specialises in neuro-marketing, carried …

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Interview with Marijke de Nier in Essential Marbella Magazine

Being Dutch in Marbella The Dutch are among the most notable expats living on the Costa del Sol. Through their organisations, businesses and investments they form part of and contribute greatly to the cosmopolitan community that is Marbella. Words: Michel Cruz Like many other Northern Europeans, the Dutch first discovered Spain en masse in the …

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Iberians – the forgotten civilisation of Spain

We know the Iberian Peninsula is the landmass that combines Spain and Portugal, but have you ever wondered where the name comes from? The name of the land is irrevocably connected with that of its people, and the Iberians are, in fact, the indigenous people of Spain and Portugal. Reams have been written about the …

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A visit to Málaga at Christmas is a must!

Some people think the Costa del Sol is only about summer holidays, beaches, resort hotels and golf courses. While it is about all the above, this is not just a tourist destination but also a year-round community with a history that goes back over 3,000 years. The fishing villages of the coastline have become upmarket …

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Healthy dining options in Marbella

Eating out doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to overindulge in carb-fuelled and unhealthy dishes. Likewise, healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull, at least not in Marbella. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is something that is part of the appeal of living in or relocating to Marbella; there are many fresh, organic and …

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