What’s so special about Jamón Ibérico de Bellota?

We take a look at the traditions & culture behind the celebrated and noble Spanish delicacy of Jamón Ibérico de Bellota and why it is such a culinary masterpiece.

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Where to celebrate Noche de San Juan in Marbella

Celebrate San Juan, the shortest night of the year and the beginning of the summer solstice, at Marbella’s finest venues.

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From Lloyd Wright to Vista Lago 

A look at the progression of architectural ideas from the open-plan concept originated by Lloyd Wright to the classic UDesigned house of today.

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Paradise destinations on our doorstep

If you’re lucky enough to be in Marbella a staycation is no hardship as there are plenty of treasures close by. We look at four must-visit locations all within a 2-hour drive.

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The Spanish Property Doctor

In our Agency Focus this month we talk to Sean Woolley a.k.a. The Spanish Property Doctor, Founder and Director of Cloud Nine Spain.

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Pedro Molina: Marbella’s own Renaissance Man

If any single artist can be identified as being the person who has done most for the arts in Marbella, it is Pedro Molina.

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Summer 2021: Top Music Festivals in Andalucía

Forget lockdown, forget stay-at-home... for a few months this summer we can look forward to letting our hair down. We report on the top music festivals across Andalucía.

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Interior design: creating the right mood

To step into a house is to step into an ambiance. But mood is personal, and that's why the interior designers of Vista Lago are on standby to help each new owner create the mood that’s right for them.

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Marbella’s closest white village

The only truly authentic white village within a few minutes of Marbella, once known throughout the Spanish-speaking world for its anis, is so near and yet so far away.

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The Top 5 Olive Mills to Visit in Andalucía

Andalucia is a powerhouse of olive oil production. Visit some of the very best olive oil mills in the world for tastings and educational tours.

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Learning the lingo

Forget what you learned in school and accept the idea that you can learn Spanish. We offer some teacher’s tips.

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Building for today without endangering tomorrow 

We take a look at how Passive House certification works in relation to the ultra-luxurious Villa Alcuzcuz.

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Agency Focus: Al Houda Properties

Specialists in the Middle East - we talk to the real estate agency Al Houda Properties about their business in Marbella and predictions for the future of the market.

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See Marbella from the Med

Spending time on a boat is a must while visiting Marbella. Why not rent a luxury yacht for a day of cruising and soaking up the sun?

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Taking the stress out of securing a Spanish mortgage

A mortgage is a handy way to maintain liquidity. We talk to the director of Fluent Finance Abroad to see how they go about securing mortgages for their clients.

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Our top books set in Andalucía

Reading is a bridge that can bring us closer to a new country or make us see familiar scenes with new eyes.

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