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This winter, the Andalucían towns have said goodbye to warm autumn weather and hello to authentic fairs and fiestas to welcome the cooler climes and celebrate the festive season. Even though it’s winter, we can hardly call 15ºC cold! We have dedicated our winter edition to the histrorical city of Ronda. Home to the oldest bull-ring in Spain and the authentic La Goyesca, Ronda is one city we recommend you visit during the festive period. Only a 45 minute drive from Marbella, Ronda is one of Andalucías most visited white-washed villages and boasts a wide range of museums and bodegas, and last but by no means least, stunning scenery and views. The autumn was an exciting and very intense time for the team at RE/MAX Eralia. Having received overwhelming recognition for our continued professionalism, we have also welcomed colleagues and fellow RE/MAX members to Marbella from other European cities, such as Freiraumimmobilien de Bremen from Germany. We hope you enjoy this edition with your friends and family and please don’t forget, you can also read it online at your convenience: www.maxiredmagazine.com Leonardo Cromstedt Director, Broker & Owner

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ste otoño ha comenzado la temporada de Golf en la Costa del Sol y es cuando miles de personas que tienen en Marbella y la Costa del Sol su segunda residencia, vuelven para pasar las suaves temporadas de otoño e invierno que tanto castigan al Norte de Europa. También ha sido la temporada en que los pueblos de Andalucía han despedido la alegría del buen tiempo con interesantes y autenticas fiestas populares (bueno, hay que tener en cuenta que los residentes de esta zona consideramos mal tiempo estar sobre 15 grados y algo de lluvia…). Por ello este número se lo hemos dedicado a Ronda. Todo el equipo de Maxired por una vez estaba de acuerdo. Ronda es especial. Más aun si la visitas durante sus fiestas populares, la gente en la calle, buena gente que se divierte en compañía de sus amigos y familiares, la Goyesca, única y autentica representación en el mundo de la fiesta taurina y de los caballos que te transporta al pasado. Realmente recomiendo a todos los lectores que este año no se la pierdan en el mes de Septiembre 2011 y si están visitando la Costa del Sol es este momento que la visiten, pues está tan sólo a unos 45 minutos en coche. Por otro lado, para RE/MAX Eralia el Otoño ha sido aun más intenso. Varios reconocimientos recibidos, multitud de acciones, visitas de compañeros de otras ciudades y de otras oficinas Europeas (como RE/MAX Freiraumimmobilien de Bremen – Alemania), etc… Le deseamos que disfrute de su familia y de sus amigos durante este Invierno y le recuerdo que si desea ver todos nuestros números anteriores puede visitarlos en la edición online www.maxiredmagazine.com

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his autumn kicked off with golf in a big way, thanks to great weather and superb golfing conditions. Also, thousands of people who own a second home on the Costa del Sol enjoyed autumn here and will probably spend some of the winter here, as Northern Europe is experiencing unpleasant weather and sub-zero temperatures.

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CONTENIDOS INVIERNO 2010 ISSUE 8 · WINTER INVIERNO 2010/2011

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12 3 DIRECTOR’S LETTER 7 RE/MAX ERALIA LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS 10 READER’S EMAILS & FEEDBACK 12 ANDALUCÍA LIFESTYLE Magical Ronda 16 TRAVEL Ronda by train 18 CULTURE & HISTORY Bullfighting by Royal Decree 24 HISTORY The arrival of the Moors 28 EQUESTRIAN Bullfighting on horseback 32 ENVIRONMENT Everyday electricity saving solutions

40 36 LIFESTYLE RE/MAX Real story – Sam Chopra (RE/MAX India) 40 SUCCESS STORY The Hotel Reina Victoria, Ronda 48 WINTER AGENDA What’s happening on the Costa del Sol 54 COOKING & FOOD – CHEF’S STORY Walter Geist, Tragabuches (Ronda) Restaurant review & chef’s recipe 58 RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS The best restaurants on the Costa del Sol. 60 KIDS IN SPAIN The important start in life 54 KIDS & ACTIVITIES 64 RACETRACKS – ANDALUCÍA

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65 65 MOTORING EXCLUSIVE Pagani unveils the Zonda R in Marbella 66 MOTORING FEATURE & TEST DRIVE Porsche Boxter Spyder 68 MOTORING FEATURE & TEST DRIVE SAAB 95 Saloon 70 GOLF FEATURE Aloha Golf 72 GOLF COURSES ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

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CONTENTS contenidos 74 AUTUMN AGENDA Events, golf tournaments etc 76 LEISURE IN ANDALUCíA National parks 79 MEDICAL FACiLITIES (COSTA DEL SOL) 80 HEALTH & FITNESS New Year, new you? Personal Trainer (Daniel Amarelo) 82 FASHION Winter style 84 READING & LITERATURE 85 WEBSITES OF INTEREST 86 AUTUMN AGENDA Sporting events, nautical, equestrian.

89 PROPERTY SECTION 92 DECORATION TIPS & SHOPPING FOR YOUR HOME 94 REAL STORY (testimonial) Marvellous Marbella…our home from home! 96 SITUATION MAP Andalucía, Costa del Sol and Europe 100 PROPERTY LISTINGS The best selection of properties for sale on the Costa del Sol.

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News/Noticias RE/MAX International

REAL ESTATE TAX COURSE On 24th September, RE/ MAX Eralia hosted a Real Estate Tax Course in their head office in Marbella which was directed by Joaquin Aynat (Lawyer and Broker of RE/MAX Aljibe).

of the best brokers and agents representing RE/ MAX in Europe. Currently, across Europe there are 1,700 offices and 10,000 RE/MAX agents. 2ª CONVENCIÓN RE/MAX EUROPA EN VIENA (Austria) Los pasados 20, 21 y 22 de Septiembre se celebró en Viena (Austria) la Segunda Convención de RE/MAX Europa a la que asistieron más de 500

best brokers and agents in Europe. RE/MAX ERALIA REFUERZA SU POSICIONAMIENTO EN EUROPA Durante la Convención de RE/MAX Europa en Viena, Leonardo Cromstedt y Alfonso Lacruz (RE/MAX Eralia) fueron ponentes invitados para explicar a los más de 500 asistentes (entre los mejores Brokers y Agentes de Europa) las mejores prácticas inmobiliarias. RE/MAX ERALIA IS ONE OF THE TOP 100 OFFICES IN EUROPE During the European Convention, RE/MAX Eralia was recognised to be among the top 100 offices operating within Europe.

CURSO DE FISCALIDAD INMOBILIARIA El pasado 24 de Septiembre tuvo lugar en las oficinas principales de RE/MAX Eralia el Curso de Fiscalidad Inmobiliaria impartido por Joaquín Aynat (Abogado y Broker de RE/MAX Aljibe). 2nd EUROPEAN RE/MAX CONVENTION IN VIENNA (Austria) On 20th, 21st and 22nd September, the second European RE/MAX Convention took place in Vienna (Austria) and was attended by over 500

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further kudos to RE/MAX and its corprate image globally.

EXHIBITION IN BREMEN Thomas Janzing (Broker/ Owner of RE/MAX Freiraumimmobilien) and

RE/MAX PRESENTE EN LOS MEJORES PARTIDOS DE FÚTBOL DE LA LIGA EUROPEA RE/MAX Europa patrocina los mejores partidos del Fútbol Europeo. Es otra importante acción publicitaria al alcance sólo de las más prestigiosas empresas mundiales y refuerza el reconocimiento de RE/MAX a nivel internacional.

his team were the best ambassadors of Marbella and the Costa del Sol at the Real Estate Exhibition in Bremen (Germany).

de los mejores brokers y agentes de RE/MAX en Europa (en la actualidad hay unas 1.700 oficinas y 10.000 Agentes RE/MAX en toda Europa). RE/MAX ERALIA STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION IN EUROPE During the RE/MAX Convention, Leonardo Cromstedt and Alfonso Lacruz (RE/MAX Eralia) were honoured to be spokesmen. At the event, they explained and demonstrated the best real estate techniques to all 500 attendees, among which were some of the

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RE/MAX ERALIA ENTRE LAS 100 MEJORES OFICINAS DE EUROPA Durante la pasada Convención Europea RE/MAX Eralia recibió el reconocimiento de estar entre las mejores 100 oficinas RE/MAX en Europa. RE/MAX SPONSORS THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS FOOTBALL MATCHES IN THE EUROPEAN LEAGUE RE/MAX Europe is proud to be sponsoring the most prestigious and important European football matches this season. This is just part of the brand’s international advertising campaign which adds

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News/Noticias RE/MAX International RE/MAX FREIRAUM IMMOBILIEN EN SALÓN INMOBILIARIO EN BREMEN Thomas Janzing (Broker/ Propietario de RE/MAX Freiraumimmobilien) y su equipo los mejores embajadores de Marbella y la Costa del Sol en el Salón Inmobiliario de Bremen (Alemania).

RE/MAX ERALIA IN MIAMI Maria Blanco (RE/MAX España) and Rafael Bello (Broker RE/MAX Arcoiris) were ambassadors for Marbella and the Costa del Sol at The American RE/MAX Convention in Miami. RE/MAX ERALIA EN MIAMI María Blanco (RE/MAX España) y Rafael Bello (Broker RE/MAX Arcoiris) Embajadores de Marbella y la Costa del Sol en Miami en la Convención RE/MAX de las Américas. RE/MAX CELEBRATES “OKTOBER FEST” IN MARBELLA This autumn, the most important German festival took place in Marbella and was attended by over 700 Germans, as well as RE/MAX Eralia who was represented by Martina Meister, Ramón Benet and Leonardo Cromstedt.

RE/MAX ERALIA CELEBRA EL “OKTOBER FEST” EN MARBELLA La fiesta más importante alemana también se celebró en Marbella con más de 700 asistentes alemanes. RE/MAX Eralia también estuvo allí (Martina Meister, Ramón Benet y Leonardo Cromstedt).

REAL ESTATE LAW COURSE On 27th October the real estate course conducted by Jose Juan Muñoz (Lawyer/ Partner of Acción Legal) took place. This is another initiative from the RE/MAX School (RE/MAX España). CURSO LEGISLACIÓN INMOBILIARIA El 27 de Octubre tuvo lugar el Curso de Legislación Inmobiliaria impartido por José Juan Muñoz (Abogado/Socio de ACCION LEGAL). Otra acción más de la Escuela RE/MAX (RE/MAX España).

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KEY SYSTEM COURSE On 18th November, RE/ MAX Eralia hosted a Key System Course in their head office. Directed by Nacho Sobrino, one of RE/MAX Casagrande’s associated agents. CURSO DE CLAVES DEL SISTEMA RE/ MAX (FOTO 10) El pasado 18 de Noviembre tuvo lugar en las oficinas principales de

RE/MAX Eralia el “Curso de Claves del Sistema RE/MAX” impartido por Nacho Sobrino (Agente Asociado de RE/MAX Casagrande).

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3RD RECHARGE OF RE/MAX ANDALUCÍA On 4th November the recharge of RE/MAX Andalucía took place at Antequera Golf Club. All RE/MAX members met up to share experiences, discuss the future as well as deliver some motivational speeches. 3ª RECARGA DE RE/MAX ANDALUCÍA El pasado 4 de Noviembre tuvo lugar la 3ª Recarga RE/MAX en Andalucía en el Club de Golf de Antequera. La Recarga consistió en la reunión de todos los miembros de las oficinas de Andalucía para compartir una interesante jornada de trabajo, estrechar relaciones, intercambiar experiencias, así como destacadas ponencias.

THREE RE/MAX ERALIA AGENTS WIN AWARDS Three out of 10 of RE/MAX’s first associated agents in Andalucía are from RE/MAX Eralia. At the recharge event, an awards ceremony took place to reward and give recognition to individuals who have shone in the real estate industry this year. RE/MAX Eralia is honoured to have some of the very best agents and would like to congratulate Dan Shriqui (4th), Alfonso Lacruz (8th) and Martina Meister (10th) at the award

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ceremony hosted by RE/MAX Spain. Not only did Dan, Alfonso and Martina win awards, but RE/MAX Eralia received recognition for being the second best office in Andalucía based on total revenue. 3 AGENTES ASOCIADOS DE RE/MAX ERALIA PREMIADOS 3 de los 10 primeros agentes asociados de Andalucía son de RE/MAX Eralia. En la pasada Recarga además tuvo lugar la entrega de premios por la labor realizada de los agentes asociados y las oficinas en Andalucía. RE/MAX Eralia tiene el honor de contar con los mejores y por ello RE/MAX España ha premiado a Dan Shriqui (en 4º puesto), Alfonso Lacruz (en 8º puesto) y Martina Meister (en 10º puesto). Así mismo RE/MAX Eralia tuvo el Reconocimiento por ser la Segunda Oficina de Andalucía por ingresos.

RE/MAX ERALIA PARTICIPATES IN CHARITY EVENT RE/MAX Eralia participated in the Charity Race for The Association of Children with Butterfly Skin in Marbella. The event was organised by The International Lions Club and Martina Meister from RE/MAX Eralia is pictured handing out the awards to the winners. RE/MAX ERALIA PARTICIPA EN EVENTO BENÉFICO RE/MAX Eralia participó en la carrera benéfica a favor de la Asociación de Niños con Piel de Mariposa de Marbella, organizada por el Club Internacional de Leones. En la foto Martina Meister haciendo entrega de los premios a los ganadores.

all RE/MAX brokers in Spain. The annual event included speeches and an award ceremony. RE/MAX Eralia was thrilled to receive two prestigious awards which included, “Best Recruiting Office in Spain” and “Best Office of Spain for enrolled Agents Training Club”. REUNIÓN DE BROKERS EN MADRID El pasado 25 de Noviembre tuvo lugar en Madrid la reunión anual de brokers de RE/MAX en España (Propietarios de Oficinas). Ponencias de primer nivel así como entrega de Premios, recibiendo RE/MAX Eralia 2 Premios :“Mejor Oficina de España en Reclutamiento” y “Mejor Oficina de España por Agentes inscritos al Club de Formación”. Premios recibidos con gran honor.

BROKERS MEETING IN MADRID On 25th November, a meeting was held in Madrid to bring together

RE/MAX FREIRAUMIMMOBILIEN VISITS RE/MAX ERALIA Between 25th November and 2nd December, RE/ MAX Eralia welcomed members of RE/MAX Freiraumimmobilien (Bremen, Germany) to Marbella. Team members included Thomas Janzing, Sandra, Janina Janzing, Luca Janzing, Silke, Svetlana and Patricia.

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WINTER INVIERNO 2010 During their visit to Marbella, they took part in the Real Estate Law Course and the Property Financing Course which was hosted by Juan Chaves from Solbank.

oficina de RE/MAX Feiraumimmobilien (de Bremen-Alemania).. Thomas Janzing, Sandra, Janina Janzing, Luca Janzing, Silke, Svetlana y Patricia compartieron interesantes jornadas

RE/MAX FREIRAUM IMMOBILIEN (BREMENALEMANIA) VISITA RE/MAX ERALIA (MARBELLA) Entre el 25 de Noviembre y el 2 de Diciembre hemos recibido la visita en Marbella de los compañeros de la

de trabajo (Cursos de Legislación Inmobiliaria en España con la abogada Sabine Reichow y Financiación de Propiedades con Juan Chaves de SOLBANK) y conocieron en profundidad la Costa del Sol y destacadas propiedades.

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RONDA The soul of Andalucía

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With 2,300 years of Roman, Moorish and Spanish history, Ronda is home to the oldest bullring in Spain and is the birthplace of modern bullfighting. WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN

Ronda is home to the oldest bull ring in Spain (250 years old).

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onda nestles in the northern part of the Serrania mountain range, between Sierra de Las Nieves, Grazalema and Los Alcornocales Natural Parks. Located in a very mountainous area, 750 metres above sea level, Ronda stands on a towering plateau which is divided in two by the plunging river gorge known as El Tajo. El Tajo is spanned by a bridge called the Puente Nuevo which was built in the eighteenth century and provides access to both sides of Ronda. The old Moorish town is 1000 years old and the “new” (El Mercadillo) a mere 200 years! The historical mountainside city perches on top of the 100 metre canyon which makes it a picture postcard landmark. With a population of around 36,000, while Ronda may not be one of the largest cities in Andalucía, it is in fact one of the most beautiful historical centres in Spain. Declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1966, Ronda has a rich and diverse heritage. Ronda is one of Spain’s oldest cities and is the largest whitewashed village in Andalucía, making it one of the most popular visitor attractons in the region. Today, the old central city of Ronda combines historic and picturesque views

with an active tourist and shopping experience. Although many of Ronda’s sights can be explored on foot, the challenging foot trails up and down the cliffs demand a fair amount of agility. Built by the Moors and with Celtic origin, Ronda is synonymous with stunning architecture and deep roots. Once a mountainside town, Ronda officially became a city at the time of Julius Caesar. Ronda is home to the oldest bull ring in Spain and the only museum in the country dedicated to the bandits of Spain. Bursting with visitor attractions, key landmarks include The Arab Public Baths, The Palace of Mondragon, Church of St Cecilia, The Old Quarter, El Tajo Gorge, not forgetting a whole host of museums and monuments worth exploring. By night, Ronda offers something for everyone and features traditional Spanish restaurants, tapas bars and Michelin-rated restaurants. The city is one of the region’s most reputable wine production hotspots, and home to various wineries, you are guaranteed to sample some of Andalucía’s finest vino during your stay. Without a doubt, Ronda is the most genuine expression of Andalucían essence.

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GETTING THERE By Car Located just 45 minutes from Marbella on the Costa del Sol, the drive up through the Sierra Bermeja Mountains is dramatic. Other routes include the A357 from Málaga which bypasses the inland towns of Ardales, Carratraca and Cuevas de Becerra or the A377 via Casares and Gaucín.

By Train or Bus There are several daily train connections to Ronda from Algeciras, Granada, Málaga Sevilla and even Madrid. Buses operate daily from all main cities and from Málaga the journey takes around two hours.

Airport Information Málaga (98km) and Gibraltar (67km) are the closest airports to Ronda. Other aiports include Sevilla, Granada and Jerez.

Tourist Information Tourist Office of Ronda (Turismo de Ronda) Paseo de Blas Infante, s/n Tel: (+34) 952 187 119 Email: informacion@turismoronda.es Web: www.turismoronda.es WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 13


RONDA ESTILO DE VIDA

Mágica Ronda El Alma de Andalucía

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2.300 años de historia romana, musulmana y actual. Ronda cuenta con la plaza de toros más antigua de España y es dónde nace la corrida de toros como la conocemos hoy en día.

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onda se asienta en una zona montañosa a 750 metros sobre el nivel del mar y en la parte norte de la cordillera entre Sierra de las Nieves, Grazalema y el parque natural de Alcornocales. Ronda se encuentra en una imponente meseta dividida en dos por el río Tajo. El monumento más emblemático de Ronda es el Puente Nuevo, construido en el S. XVIII y que une las zonas histórica y moderna de Ronda. La zona histórica tiene mil años y la zona moderna apenas unos doscientos años. Con una población de más de 36.000 habitantes, Ronda no es una de las ciudades más grandes de Andalucía pero es sin duda una de las ciudades con los conjuntos históricos de más belleza en Andalucía, declarado Bien de Interés Cultural en 1966. Ronda es una de las ciudades más antiguas de España y es el pueblo blanco más grande de Andalucía y más visitado por turistas en la región. Hoy en día en el casco antiguo se encuentra salpicado de comercios y sitios de gran interés turístico, histórico y pintorescos, y aunque la mayoría de los sitios de interés turísticos se pueden explorar a pie, sus calles empinadas y acantiladas demandan la agilidad del visitante.

Ronda es sinónimo de una arquitectura impresionante y raíces profundas, de origen celta y habitada por los musulmanes, siendo entonces capital de una de las provincias en las que se dividió Al-Andalus, Ronda pasa de ser un pueblo de montaña a convertirse en ciudad en los tiempos de Julio César. Ronda cuenta con la plaza de toros más antigua de España y con el único museo dedicado a los bandoleros. Llena de atracciones para los visitantes, son de visita obligada, los Baños Árabes, El Palacio de Mondragón, la Iglesisa de Sta Cecilia, El Casco antiguo, el Puente Nuevo sobre el Tajo, sin olvidar una amplia variedad de museos y monumentos que merecen la pena visitar. Por la noche, Ronda tiene una gran oferta de tradicionales restaurantes y bares de tapas e incluso restaurantes galardonados con la estrella Michelin. Además Ronda cuenta con varias bodegas productoras de algunos de los mejores vinos de Andalucía. Sin lugar a dudas, Ronda es la más genuina expresión de la esencia andaluza.

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Situada a sólo 45 minutos de Marbella llegar a Ronda por la carretera de Sierra Bermeja es una de las opciones más espectaculares. Otras rutas incluyen el A357 de Málaga que no pasa por los pueblos del interior de Ardales, Carratraca y Cuevas de Becerra o la A377 a través de Casares y Gaucín.

En tren o autobús Hay líneas de autobús diarias desde Algeciras, Granada, Málaga, Sevilla e inlcuso Madred. Desde Málaga el trayecto es de dos horas.

Aeropuerto Málaga (98km) and Gibraltar (67km) are the closest airports to Ronda. Other aiports include Sevilla, Granada and Jerez. Información Turística

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TRAVEL RONDA TRAIN STATION

RONDA BY TRAIN When taking the train to Ronda it’s impossible not to be struck with thoughts of times gone by due to unchanged views, a sense of history and the romance of rail travel. WORDS SCOTT LONE - PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN THE RONDA RAILWAY OPENED IN 1890 and was built by John Morrison, a British engineer living in Gibraltar. The station is modern, clean and quiet until the telltale rattle of the track as a train approaches. The ambient interior belies the outside heat of the Andalucían sunshine, and during the winter, protects passengers from the cooler mountain air. A train journey to Ronda provides breathtaking scenery, a spectacular backdrop to what is often considered to

be the most civilised mode of transport. There are daily services from Algeciras, Antequera, Granada, Malága, Seville and the capital Madrid. However not all services are direct and it may be necessary to change. The AVE (fast trains) don’t currently run to Ronda, although the tracks will be upgraded over the next few years to make this possible. The high speed train runs from Madrid to Seville in under three hours. The train station is open until 10.00pm however, don’t

leave a purchase to the last minute at night as the ticket office closes at 9.30pm. Unlike many stations which can be forbidding places at night, outside the opening hours there will be a guard on duty. Hungry visitors can take advantage of the bar facilities choosing either a drink and tapas or just a cup of coffee, and there is also a set menu for those looking for more substantial fare. Having arrived, no doubt the first stop will be the Plaza de Toros or the Puente

Nuevo which straddles the El Tajo Gorge. Both of these landmarks are just a short 10 minute walk from the station. It involves several turns but it’s straightforward if you have a map. Passengers with a car intending to take a trip from Ronda by rail should note that parking within the station is not free and the car park is only open between 7.00am and 10.00pm, so to avoid extra cost look for free parking outside the gates. (But avoid the yellow lines!).

RONDA TRAIN STATION Avenida de Andalucia s/n 29400 Ronda Opening hours: 06.45 to 22.00 Tel: 952 871 673 Tickets are also available from the Renfe ticket office located in Calle Lauria. Opening hours: 10.00 to 13:30 / 18.00 to 20.30 Monday to Friday. Tel: 902 240 202 or 952 871 662 Timetable information and bookings: www.renfe.es www.rondatoday.com/gettinghere/ronda-train-timetables 16 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

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LA ESTACIÓN DE TREN DE RONDA fue construida por John Morrison un ingeniero británico que vivía en Gibraltar y se inauguró en 1890. La estación es moderna, limpia y tranquila hasta que se oye el traqueteo del tren que se acerca. Su interior contrasta con el calor y sol de Andalucía aunque en los meses invernales protege a los pasajeros del aire frío de su serranía. Un viaje en tren a Ronda le ofrece un espectacular telón de fondo con impresionantes paisajes de lo que se considera la forma más civilizada de viajar. Hay un servicio diario desde Algeciras, Antequera, Granada, Málaga, Sevilla y desde la capital, Madrid. El AVE en la actualidad no llega a Ronda aunque esta planteado mejorar las vías en los próximos años para hacerlo posible. El Ave en estos momentos hace la ruta Madrid Sevilla en menos de tres horas. La estación de tren de Ronda abre hasta las 10 pm, sin embargo, le recomendamos no dejar la compra

del billete para última hora porque las taquillas cierran a las 9.30 pm. A diferencia de muchas estaciones que son peligrosas, mientras ésta permanece cerrada, tiene guardias de seguridad vigilando. Los visitantes hambrientos pueden aprovechar las instalaciones para tomar una copa y una tapa en sus bares o simplemente un café, asi mismo hay menús para aquellos visitantes que busquen algo de más sustancia. Una vez que llegan a Ronda la primera visita obligada es la Plaza de Toros o el Puente Nuevo atravesada por la garganta del Tajo. Ambos sitios se encuentran a sólo diez minutos andando de la estación, tendrá que dar varias vueltas pero con un mapa es sencillo llegar. Aquellos visitantes con coche que quieran hacer un viaje desde Ronda en tren han de tener en cuenta que el parking en la estación no es gratuito y sólo permanece abierto de 7h a 22h, por lo que le recomendamos aparcar fuera de la estación.

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ESTACIÓN DE TREN - RONDA Avenida de Andalucia s/n 29400 Ronda Horario: 06.45 a 22.00 Tel: 952 871 673 Los billetes están tambien disponibles en la estación de renfe situada en Calle Lauria, Ronda. Horario : 10.00 a 13:30 / 18.00 a 20.30 De Lunes a Viernes. Tel: 902 240 202 o 952 871 662. Horarios y reserva de billetes: www.renfe.es

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CULTURE & HISTORY RONDA OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST IN RONDA • 13th century Arab baths • Casa del Rey Moro with gardens landscaped by Forestier in 1912 • Alameda del Tajo Park – Blas Infante viewpoint • Iglesia de Nuestro Padre Jesús • Ronda Bandit Museum

RONDA BULLFIGHTING BY ROYAL DECREE Upon reaching Ronda all thoughts of the hair-raising approach are forgotten, as visitors are reminded just why it is one of Andalucía’s most popular tourist destinations. WORDS SCOTT LONE - PHOTOGRAPHY LEONARDO C. 18 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

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RONDA CULTURE & HISTORY BULLFIGHTING MUSEUM

Typical shop in the street of Ronda.

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undreds of thousands of tourists make their way up the mountainside each year to take in the breathtaking views of El Tajo Gorge from the Puente Nuevo (new bridge). It is the tallest of the three bridges built by Martín de Aldehuela in Ronda which spans the 100 metre chasm, 120 metres above the El Gaudelvin River. Yet for many, particularly aficionados of the the corrida (bull fight), it isn’t just the gorge that attracts them, Ronda is one of Spain’s oldest cities dating back to Neolithic times, and it also boasts the oldest Plaza de Toros (bull-ring) in Spain, built by, the same architect that designed the Puente Nuevo. In 1572 King Philip II opened the Real Maestranza de Cabellería de Ronda (Royal Cavalry of Ronda) declaring the city the seat of equestrian sports and bullfighting. Bulls were first introduced during training, but it wasn’t until the 18th century that modern bullfighting replaced mounted knights. Around this period the Romero family arrived in Ronda, and over three generations, became the most important bullfighting family of the era, in particular Pedro Romero with a record of over 5,000 kills without injury. Ronda can also claim a second bull fighting dynasty; Cayetano El Niño de la Palmas Ordoñez and son Antonio Ordoñez. Throughout Antonio’s career he faced over 1,000 bulls before retiring

Today the bull-ring is a museum. Tourists can marvel at the majestic surroundings with capacity for 1,250 spectators, and can also take a walk around the arena and learn about the Institution of the Royal Cavalry Order of Ronda and the history behind the evolution of bullfighting. Museo de Toreros Ronda Winter opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00 – 19.00 Entry 5e Tel: 952 871 539 www.rmcr.org

to his Ronda estate to rear bulls until his death in 1988. His daughter married Francisco Rivera another of Spain’s most famous bullfighters, and his grandson Francisco Rivera Ordoñez also followed in his footsteps.

Statue of Antonio Ordoñez, entrance of the Plaza de Toros in Ronda.

FERIA DE PEDRO ROMERO Every year in September the city throws a week long party known as the Feria de Pedro Romero, which also celebrates Francisco de la Goya’s work in particular ‘The Art of Bull Fighting’ series (on display in the bull fighting museum) and includes the Corrida Goyesca (bullfight in a Goyaesque style). The event was originally managed by Antonio Ordoñez, whose connection to Orson Welles helped to give it worldwide recognition.

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Ronda also attracted fans in Hollywood and the literary world. Both Antonio and Cayetano Ordoñez became great friends of the novelist Ernest Hemmingway, having met when he visited Spain as a reporter for the North American Newspaper Alliance during the Spanish Civil War. He went on to use the city as the setting for his novel ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’. Orson Welles, a friend to Antonio, returned to Ronda year after year, and upon his death his ashes were scattered on the bullfighter’s estate. Both luminaries were honoured with streets bearing their name. Ronda was also given the seal of approval in April this year by the current first lady of the USA, Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha. Other famous sons and daughters include Vicente Espinel, a musician, poet and philosopher, Rios Rosas of Spanish national government and Aniya la Gitana who was considered to be the greatest flamenco singer and guitarist in Spain during the 18th century. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 19


HISTORIA Y CULTURA RONDA

RONDA Taurina y Goyesca

Al llegar a Ronda los visitantes entienden el porqué es uno de los destinos turísticos más populares en Andalucía. TRADUCCION R.C. VASCO - FOTOGRAFIA LEONARDO C.

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PLAZA DE TOROS La Plaza de Toros es en la actualidad un museo. Los turistas pueden admirar el majestuoso entorno con capacidad para 1.250 espectadores y conocer la historia de la evolución del toreo y de la Real Maestranza de Caballería.

Fiesta Goyesca, Plaza de toros Ronda, 2010.

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iles de turistas se acercan a Ronda cada año para visitar el Puente Nuevo sobre la garganta del Tajo y las impresionantes vistas de casas colgando en el mismo borde del precipicio. Es el más alto de los tres puentes que construye Martín de Aldehuela, tiene casi 100 metros de altura, 120 metros sobre el río Gaudelvín. Pero no es sólo el Puente Nuevo lo que a trae a miles de turistas, Ronda es una de las ciudades más antiguas de España, se remonta al Neolítico, y tiene mucho que ofrecer sobre todo a los aficionados al toreo, ya que Ronda cuenta con la Plaza de Toros más antigua de España que fue además construida por el mismo arquitecto que diseñó el Puente Nuevo. En 1572 El Rey Felipe II abrió la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda, declarando a la ciudad sede de los deportes ecuestres y taurinos. Los toros se utilizaban en los entrenamientos pero no fue hasta el S. XVIII cuando los toreros sustituyen a los caballeros ecuestres. Durante este periodo la familia Romero llega a Ronda y durante tres generaciones se convirtieron en la familia de toreros más importantes de la época, en particular Pedro Romero quien mató a más de 5000 toros sin recibir ninguna lesión. En Ronda también nace una segunda dinastía de Toreros; Cayetano “El Niño de las Palmas”, Ordoñez y su hijo Antonio Ordoñez quien se enfrentó en su carrera a más de 1000 toros antes de retirarse a su finca en Ronda y dedicarse a la crianza del toro hasta su muerte en 1988. Más tarde su hija, Carmina acaba casándose con uno de los toreros más

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famosos de España en la época, Francisco Riviera y dos de sus hijos han seguido sus pasos. Cada año en Septiembre Ronda organiza una semana de fiesta conocida como la Feria de Pedro Romero que celebra el trabajo de Francisco de Goya y en particular de “El Arte del Toro de Lidia” (que se expone en el museo del Toro) la feria incluye una corrida Goyesca. El evento fue dirigido originalmente por Antonio Ordoñez, cuya conexión a Orson Welles le ha otorgado reconocimiento mundial. Hollywood y el mundo literario también se sintieron atraídos a Ronda. Antonio y Cayetano Ordoñez se convirtieron en grandes amigos del novelista Ernest Hemmingway. Se conocieron cuando éste visitaba España siendo periodista del periódico norteamericano Alliance durante la Guerra Civil. Hemmingway utilizó a Ronda como escenario de su novela “Por quién doblan las campanas”. Orson Welles regresaba año tras año a Ronda y cuando muere sus cenizas se esparcen en la plaza de toros. Ronda homenajea a Orson Welles y Ernest Hemmingway, así dos de sus calles llevan su nombre. Además en Abril de este año la primera dama de E.E.U., Michelle Obama y su hija Sasha visitaron la ciudad. Otros famosos enamorados de Ronda son el músico y escritor Vicente Espinel, el jurista y político español Río Rosas y Aniya La Gitana, una de las mejores cantantes de flamenco del S. XVIII.

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OTROS SITIOS DE INTERÉS EN RONDA Baños árabes del S.XIII. Palacio del Rey Moro cuyos jardines fueron construidos por el paisajista y arquiteco Forestier en 1912. Alameda del Tajo - Paseo de Blas Infante. Iglesia de Nuestro Padre Jesús Ronda. Museo de los Bandoleros.

Antonio Ordóñez, Orson Welles y Julio Aparicio - Real Maestranza de Ronda, Plaza de Toros, Corrida Goyesca 1964.

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HISTORY ANDALUCIA

THE ARRIVAL OF THE MOORS The Moors ruled Spain for over 800 years and had the biggest impact and influence on Andalucía which is still evident today WORDS SKY FERREY

Tariq ibn Ziyad burning boats in Gibraltar.

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he Visigoth rule of Spain ended in 711 when African general Tariq ibn Ziyad led an army of 7,000 soldiers (300 Arabs and 6,700 African Moors) across the Strait of Gibraltar. The Visigoths were defeated at the Battle of Guadelete and Tariq declared victory at the foot of the mountain which is still named after him – Gebel Tariq (Tariq’s mountain) – Gibraltar, as we know it. And so began the 800-year Moorish rule of Iberia and most of Portuga, although the north-western part of Spain (Asturias) escaped the invasion and was, in fact, where ultimately the Christian reconquest would begin. The Moors are often thought of as purely Arab people, but they were in fact religious Berber tribes mainly from Roman Mauritania – now Algeria and Morocco. The name “Moors” is derived 24 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

from either the name of a person coming from Mauritania – a Mauri - or from the Greek adjective “mauros” meaning dark or black. Whichever is correct, they inhabited Mauritania and Morocco, meaning “land of the blacks”. The word Moor refers to all Muslims, whether Berber or Arab, who conquered the Iberian peninsula but in the beginning it was predominantly the Berbers who outnumbered the Arabs. The Moors of Africa were not barbaric people like the Suevi, Alani and Vandals before them, but when the Arabs arrived in greater numbers, they did rebel when the Arabs tried to take over the most fertile regions of Iberia and battles ensued. Eventually, the Moors claimed two-thirds of the peninsula which they named al-Andalus and divided up into five administrative regions – Septimania, Castile & Léon,

Aragon & Catalonia, Galicia & Portugal and Andalusia. After over forty years of somewhat volatile rule by the Moors, Abd-alRahman, grandson of the Umayyad Caliph in Damascus, arrived in alAndalus in 755 and founded a new emirate, based in Córdoba. In 756 al-Andalus proclaimed independence from the King of Damascus and Abdal-Rahman established himself as Emir of Córdoba. He and his descendants ruled as emirs for the next 150 years and his grandson Abd-al-Rahman III became Caliph in 929. This was indeed the turning point for Andalucía and Córdoba became the largest and most prosperous city in Europe, overtaking Constantinople. In 785 Abd-al-Rahman purchased the Christian section of the San Vicente Church and over the next 200 years

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HISTORY ANDALUCIA General Tariq ibn Ziyad. Gibraltar 5 pound note (1995.)

the mosque was built and expanded to the magnificent building that is the Mezquita. After Mecca, it became the second most important place of worship in the Muslim world. When the Romans left Spain at the end of the 4th century, their irrigation systems had fallen into disrepair, but the Moors improved and expanded them. They introduced new crops into the region – some brought from the Middle East – and the area around Córdoba became one of the most advanced agricultural regions in Europe.

the finest in the world. Interestingly, the Moors developed the manufacture of gunpowder, something which they maybe regretted as this was ultimately used against them to expel them out of Spain! Education was of paramount importance to the Moors and available to everyone, however poor. Christian Europe was almost illiterate and even the nobility were unable to read or write and there were no public libraries. In Moorish Spain, however, there were over 70 libraries and Córdoba’s library contained over 600,000 manuscripts.

Abd al Rahman I, amir of al Andalus. Statue in Almunecar, Spain.

Moorish Castle in Gebel Tariq (Tariq’s mountain) – Gibraltar, as we know it.

Medina Azahara (Este) in Córdoba.

(929) Old money coin - Abd al Rahman III.

They also developed ways of bringing water into urban areas through complex networks of wells and channels for use not only domestically, but for fountains in public areas, private gardens and also for their many public baths (hammas), many of which can still be found today in cities throughout Andalucía. While in the 10th century the rest of Europe was almost living in the dark ages, Córdoba was a truly magnificent city with street lighting, pavements, 4,000 public markets, 5,000 mills, hundreds of public baths, over 150,000 homes, 800 schools and several colleges and universities. The land was rich in minerals and gold, silver, tin, lead, copper and iron were extensively mined. The sword blades of Toledo were the best in Europe and the tanneries of Córdoba

Spain under the Moors had 17 excellent universities whilst the whole of Europe only had two of any significance. It was for this reason that people from all over the world would come to Spain – especially to Córdoba – to study and why so much scientific progress was made in Spain in chemistry, mathematics, astronomy and physics. Scientists and philosophers flocked to Spain to promote research and to spread knowledge. This was just the start of an 800-year rule by the Moors in Spain that in its first 150 years had already made it the most advanced and envied country in Europe.

General Tariq ibn Ziyad.

It took Abd-al-Rahman III 25 years to build Madinat al-Zahra in Córdoba.

The Visigoths were defeated at the Battle of Guadelete and Tariq declared victory at the foot of the mountain which is still named after him – Gebel Tariq (Tariq’s mountain) – Gibraltar, as we know it.

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HISTORIA COSTA DEL SOL

LA LLEGADA DE LOS MUSULMANES Los musulmanes dominaron la Península Ibérica durante ochocientos años dejando un legado histórico y cultural palpable en la actualidad. TRADUCCION R.C. VASCO

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a dominación musulmana comienza en el año 711 cuando el general bereber Tariq ibn Ziyad lidera la invasión musulmana a través del estrecho de Gibraltar, derrotando en apenas dos años a los visigodos en la Batalla de Guadalete. Tariq declara la victoria a los pies de una roca a la que da su nombre Gebel Tariq (la roca de Tariq) derivando luego en latín romanceado hasta Gibraltar. Así comienzan ochocientos años de dominación musulmana de la mayor parte de la península y parte de Portugal, a excepción del norte de la Península dónde se organizaron núcleos de resistencia cristiana, como Navarra, Asturias, Aragón y Cataluña. Los musulmanes a menudo son llamados coloquialmente Moros, éste es un término usado para designar exclusivamente a gente árabe, pero eran en realidad tribus bereberes de la Mauritania Romana (en la actualidad

La corte de los Leones Alhambra de Granada.

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Algeria y Marruecos). El nombre de Moros deriva de la persona procedente de Mauritania “un Mauri” o del adjetivo Griego “mauros” que significa oscuro o negro. En definitiva cualquiera que fuera la correcta, habitaban en Mauritania y Marruecos lo que significaba “tierra de los negros “. La palabra moro se refiere a todos los musulmanes tanto si son bereberes o árabes que conquistan la península, en un principio se trataba de bereberes ya que estos superaban en número a los árabes. Los Moros de África no eran bárbaros como los Suevos, Alanos o Vándalos que ocupaban la península con anterioridad, pero se revelaron ante la llegada en mayor número de los árabes quienes trataron de apoderarse de las regiones más fértiles de la península y comenzaron las batallas. Finalmente los musulmanes exigieron dos tercios de la Península a la que llamaran Al- Andalus y la dividen en cinco regiones

administrativas Septimania, Castilla y León Aragón y Cataluña, Galicia & Portugal y Andalucía. Tras más de cuarenta años de gobierno inestable, Abd-al-Rahmanm nieto del califa Omeya en Damasco, llegó a AlAndalus en 755 y funda un emirato con sede en Córdoba. En 756 Al –Andalus se declara independiente del rey Dámaso y Rahmna Abd- Al se establece como Emir en Córdoba. Él y sus descendientes gobernaron como emires durante los 150años siguientes y su nieto Abd-al- Rhaman III se convierte en Califa en el año 929, convirtiendo a Córdoba en la ciudad más grande y próspera llegando a superar a Constantinopla. En 785 Abd-al-Rahman aprovecha el material de una basílica visigoda de San Vicente para iniciar la construcción que le llevó doscientos años de la actual

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HISTORIA COSTA DEL SOL Año 711 - El general Tariq ibn Ziyad lidera la invasión musulmana a través del estrecho de Gibraltar.

mezquita de Córdoba, que tras la Meca se convierte en el segundo lugar de culto más importante en el mundo musulmán. Cuando los romanos salen de España a finales del S. IV, el sistema de riego estaba en mal estado, pero los musulmanes lo mejoraron y ampliaron, además introdujeron nuevos cultivos a la región (algunos traídos de Oriente Medio) y Córdoba y sus alrededores se convierten en una de las regiones agrícolas más avanzadas de Europa. También desarrollaron formas de llevar el agua en las zonas urbanas a través de complejas redes de pozos y canales para el uso no sólo doméstico, sino para las fuentes de las zonas públicas, jardines privados y para sus baños públicos (hammas), mucho de los cuales se conservan hoy en día en todas las ciudades de Andalucía. Mientras que en el S. X el resto de Europa vivía en la Edad Media, Córdoba era una magnífica ciudad con iluminación en sus calles, aceras, 4000 mercados públicos, 5000 molinos, cuartos de baños

públicos, más de 150.000 casas, 800 colegios y varias universidades. La tierra rica en minerales, oro, plata, estaño, plomo, cobre e hierro se explotaron en profundidad. Las espadas de Toledo eran las mejores de Europa y las curtiderías de Córdoba eran los mejores en el mundo. Curiosamente, los musulmanes desarrollaron la fabricación de la pólvora, algo de lo que se arrepentirían ya que fue usado en su contra para expulsarlos de España.

Así comienzan ochocientos años de dominación musulmana de la mayor parte de la península y parte de Portugal, a excepción del norte de la península.

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La Educación era de vital importancia para los musulmanes y estaba al alcance de todos, incluso de los pobres. La Europa cristiana era casi analfabeta incluso la nobleza era incapaz de leer o escribir y no existían bibliotecas, sin embargo, en la España musulmana, existían más de 70 bibliotecas y la biblioteca de Córdoba contaba con más de 600.000 manuscritos. España bajo la dominación musulmana contaba con 17 excelentes universidades mientras que en el resto de Europa solo destacaban dos. Por este motivo gentes de todo el mundo viajaban a España, concretamente a Córdoba para estudiar y por eso se avanzó tanto en química, matemáticas, astronomía y física. Los científicos y filósofos se apresuraban a venir a España para aprender y propagar el conocimiento. Este es solo el comienzo de los ochocientos años de dominación musulmana y ya en sus primeros 150 años la convirtieron en el país más envidiado y desarrollado de Europa. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 27


Born In 1726, Francisco Romero, from Ronda, became the first professional bullfighter in Spain WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY

A DISPLAY OF COURAGE, AGILITY AND SPEED


HORSES IN BULLFIGHTING EQUESTRIAN THE PICADOR

When people think of horses in relation to a bullfight, it is inevitably of the Picador’s horse. The Picador is one of the pair of horsemen required in the first phase of the bullfight to tire the bull and weaken its neck muscles. The Picador’s horse is usually a ‘cold’ blooded breed such as a Percheron or a Breton. It is forbidden by The National Bullfighting Rules to use the indigenous Spanish breed of horse Pura Raza Española. The Picadors arrive the

THE REJONEADOR

Rejoneo is the style of bullfighting on horseback which evolved from the war exercises of the Middle Ages. Rejoneo requires enormous skill and great horsemanship. The Rejoneador owns his horses and is responsible for their training. The artistry of the Rejoneador is a stark contrast to the function of the Picador and involves fighting bulls from horseback. Rejoneadores often use several horses

of varying breeds and bloodlines during a performance to effectively handle each stage of the fight. All horses are trained specifically to perform alta escuela (high school) movements in front of the bull and have the ability to react quickly to its sudden change in direction. A Rejoneador’s costume usually consists of a dark waistcoat, brown leather chaps and a broad, straight-brimmed hat. The horses wear no protective pads.

ullfighting in Spain is almost as equally popular as it is controversial. The art of bullfighting is ingrained in the country’s history and has played a big part in Spanish culture. Bullfighting evolved from ancient Rome and flourished under the influence of the Moors, who originated from northern Africa. It was the Moors who occupied Andalucía in the early 700s who made bullfighting on horseback a ceremonial event in Spain. The sport is synonymous with Spain and its origins date back to 711 A.D. when the very first bullfight took place to celebrate the crowning of King Alfonso VIII. In the early days, bullfighting was originally a sport for the aristocracy (on horseback) but King Felipe V disapproved and banned higher society from taking part in the sport. As a result, mere mortals keen to continue the ritual, fought on foot because they couldn’t afford to buy

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or train horses. Sadly, bullfighting on horseback disappeared in the mid 1700s but returned as a spectator sport in the 1920s.

EQUINE BREEDING Centuries ago, Andalusians and Lusitanos were the only breed of horses used in bullfighting, but in recent years different breeds with bullfighting potential were identified and crossbreeding has been inevitable. The most popular equine breeds today include Aztecas (Lusitano/Andalusian x Quarter Horse), Anglo-Arabs (Thoroughbred x Arabian) and Arabs cross-bred with Lusitanos. These breeds all have two key attributes which are well-suited to the bullring; strength and speed. Today, around 80% of the horses used in Spain are either pure bred Lusitano or crosses of Andalusians, Arabs and Thoroughbreds. A horse fit for the bullring must be patient, docile,

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day before the fight and the horses are tested and tried out. All horses must be of a minimum height to be accepted and should be sound and solid on their feet. The Picadors typically wear broadbrimmed, low-crowned, beige-coloured hats, waistcoats and jackets and leg armour covered by tightly fitting trousers and heavily protected chamois ankle boots. The horses wear protective pads made of thick compressed cotton encased in leather and canvas.

energetic, obedient, courageous, fast, agile and have the ability to concentrate.

TRAINING Training a horse for bullfighting is an art, and usually begins at the age of four. Preparing a horse for the bullring can take anywhere from two months to two years and not all reach the desired standard or ability. Key training methods include those used in European dressage and ancient techniques used to prepare horses for war. A sound bullfighting horse must possess strength, agility, flexibility and most importantly, confidence and courage. To increase a horse’s confidence, a Taurina is used to teach the horse to maneouver around a bull. A Taurina is an apparatus on a bicycle wheel which essentially operates like a mechanical bull. Using a Taurina during training will prepare the horse for a real fight in the bullring. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 29


MUNDO EQUESTRE TOREO A CABALLO

EL

ARTE DEL TOREO

A CABALLO

UNA MUESTRA DE CORAJE, AGILIDAD Y VELOCIDAD

En 1726, Francisco Romero de Ronda se convirtió en el primer torero profesional en España. TRADUCCIÓN R.C. VASCO

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as corridas de toros en España son tan populares como controvertidas. El arte del toreo está arraigado a la historia del país y ha contribuido en gran medida a la cultura española. Las corridas de toros han evolucionado desde la Antigua Roma y florece bajo la influencia musulmana. Fueron los musulmanes durante su dominación de Andalucía a principios del año 700 quienes hicieron una ceremonia del toreo a caballo. En España este arte se remonta al 711 dC cuando la primera corrida de toros tiene lugar para celebrar la coronación del Rey Alfonso VIII. En un principio el toreo a caballo era un deporte de la aristocracia, pero el Rey Felipe V prohibió que la alta aristocracia participase en este deporte. Como resultado la gente normal siguió con el ritual de matar al toro pero al no poder mantener y entrenar a un caballo lo hacían a pie. Con lo que el toreo a

caballo desaparece a mediados del 1.700 y se retoma en 1920.

CRÍA EQUINA

Hace siglos, los andaluces y lusitanos eran la única especie de caballos usados en las corridas de toros, pero en la actualidad diferentes especies se han utilizado y los cruces han sido inevitables. La raza equina más popular incluye aztecas (lusitano, andaluz y un tercer caballo), angloárabe (pura sangre y árabe) y árabes cruzados con lusitanos. Todas estas razas tienen dos atributos claves necesarios en la plaza de toros, fuerza y velocidad. En la actualidad el 80% de los caballos usado en España son o bien puros lusitanos o cruces de andaluces, árabes y pura sangre. Un caballo en forma para la plaza debe ser paciente, dócil, enérgico, obediente, valiente, rápido, ágil y tener la habilidad de concentración.

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MUNDO EQUESTRE TOREO A CABALLO EL REJONEADOR

El rejoneo es el estilo de toreo a caballo que ha evolucionado de los ejercicios de guerra que se practicaban en la Edad Media. El Rejoneo requiere una gran destreza a la vez que un gran jinete. El Rejoneador es propietario del caballo y es responsable de su formación. El arte del rejoneador tiene un marcado contraste con el del picador ya que consiste en lidiar el toro a caballo. Los rejoneadores suelen usar diferentes caballos de diferentes razas durante su actuación para

ENTRENAMIENTO

El entrenamiento de un caballo torero es un arte y comienza cuando el caballo tiene cuatro años. Preparar el caballo para la plaza puede llevar de dos meses a dos años y no alcanzar el nivel o la habilidad deseada. Métodos claves del entrenamiento incluyen los usados en la doma clásica europea y las antiguas técnicas utilizadas para preparar los caballos para la guerra. Las características de un caballo de toreo

hacer frente eficazmente al toro en las diferentes etapas de la corrida. Todos los caballos son entrenados específicamente para llevar a cabo los movimientos de la alta escuela delante del toro y para que tengan la capacidad de reaccionar rápidamente antes los repentinos cambios de dirección del toro. El rejoneador suele ir de traje corto configurado por: calzona, chaleco, chaquetilla, camisa blanca, faja, tirantes, pañuelo; a veces con marsellés y, siempre complementado por una pieza de suma importancia como es el sombrero.

son fuerza, agilidad, flexibilidad y lo más importante confianza y valor. Para aumentar la confianza del equino se utiliza un carretón para enseñarle a maniobrar alrededor del toro.

EL PICADOR

Cuando la gente piensa en el caballo relacionado con el toreo es inevitable pensar en la figura del Picador. El picador prepara al toro en la primera fase de la corrida para debilitar al toro y evitar que los toros embistan durante la lidia levantando la cabeza, ya que el dolor que les produce las heridas sobre el morrillo, o los músculos de la región, les obliga a mantener el cuello en línea recta. El caballo del picador es normalmente de raza Percherón o un Bretón. Está prohibido por el reglamento nacional del toreo usar una raza autóctona como el caballo de pura raza. El picador llega el día antes de la corrida y los caballos se prueban, todos los caballos tienen que tener una mínima altura además de ser robusto, para poder ser aceptados. La indumentaria del picador suele ser castoreño (sombrero que utilizan para protegerse la cabeza), chaquetilla, calzones (pantalón de gamuza que cubre la pierna y abdomen del picador) y la mona que es una protección que utilizan en su derecha para protegerse la pierna de los derrotes del toro. El caballo por su parte va protegido con un acolchado de algodón comprimido, piel y lona. Caballo raza Percherón.

El carretón es una estructura metálica con astas de toro que se desplaza con unas ruedas y es impulsada por una persona en la dirección y velocidad deseada, usando el carretón se prepara al caballo para el toro real en la plaza.

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ENVIRONMENT SAVING ENERGY Saving electricity isn’t a new concept, but times have moved on since it was considered ‘green’ to unplug, switch off and save water.

EVERYDAY ELECTRICITY SAVING SOLUTIONS

WORDS SCOTT LONE - ILLUSTRATION IMAGE ARTS

There are several types of photovaltic cells (solar panels); polycrystalline, monocrystalline, thin-film and now even roof tiles. Power can be fed directly into the house; heating water can shave up to 10% off electricity bills.

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ENVIRONMENT SAVING ENERGY Typical example of EU Energy Label Ratings

EU ENERGY LABEL RATINGS

Today the focus has shifted towards renewable energy and making energy efficient choices within the home.

FEED-IN TARIFFS Most EU states encourage the production of renewable energy for personal use and is sold to electricity companies through ‘feed-in tariffs’. Payment is per kilowatt-hour (e/ kWh) ranging from 0.29e/kWh to 0.46e/kWh. (Prices for April 2010). Check out our list of energy saving tips and suggestions on how to reduce electricity bills by implementing simple renewable energy producing and saving measures around the home.

SOLAR PANELS Home owners in Andalucía are blessed with ideal conditions for year-round solar power. There are several types of photovaltic cells (solar panels); polycrystalline, monocrystalline, thin-film and now even roof tiles. Power can be fed directly into the house; heating water can shave up to 10% off electricity bills. Just one day of Andalucían sunshine can create enough energy to power; - 4 hours of vacuuming - 5 hours of cooking - 450 hours of energy saving light bulbs / 80 hours of regular light bulbs - 1.5 hours boiling a kettle - 2 hours washing machine - 2.5 hours dishwater - 5,000 hours i-phone

WIND TURBINES Not all domestic properties are suitable due to space and planning constraints. However, smaller scale turbines are particularly effective when combined with solar panels, to counteract weaker winter sunshine and less wind during summer.

Colour coded labels provide an easy way to compare energy saving credentials on domestic appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and cookers, rating performances between A++ to G.

LIGHTING Energy labels also apply to light bulbs showing the level of lumen, watt and consumption of joules of energy per second. Energy saving light bulbs (CFL’s), have a lower wattage and use less than 80% of electricity than regular light bulbs.

OUTSIDE LIGHTING Invest in individual solar powered lights and install motion sensors to prevent wasting power.

INDIVIDUAL HEATING AND COOLING UNITS Install individual heating units in each room. Don’t heat (or cool) rooms that aren’t in use, as it uses greenhouse gas and costs money. Make sure heating / air-con units are serviced once a year to ensure they run efficiently. A well situated 2.5kW turbine can generate around 4,000kWh per year, providing enough energy to power domestic appliances and lighting.

A well situated 2.5kW turbine can generate around 4,000kWh per year, providing enough energy to power domestic appliances and lighting. Take advantage of free electricity on windy days to use the washing machine and use excess electricity to charge up batteries.

WOOD BURNING STOVES

Install a wood fuelled stove to cut down on electricity consumption to create heat and hot water. Biomass crops, wood or wood pellets can provide cost effective heat and they are also good for the environment due to low oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions. Electricity savings can add up to as much as 450e a year. Visit our website www.remax-eralia-costadelsol.com

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MEDIO AMBIENTE ANDALUCÍA

El ahorro de electricidad no es un nuevo concepto pero los tiempos han cambiado desde que se considera ecológico desenchufar los electrodomésticos y ahorrar agua. En la actualidad el enfoque ha cambiado hacia la energía renovable y las alternativas de la eficiencia energética en los hogares.

TRADUCCION R.C. VASCO

SOLUCIONES

PARA AHORRAR TARIFAS

ELECTRICIDAD

La mayoría de los estados miembros de la UE fomentan el uso de energía renovable para el uso personal mediante un nuevo régimen económico de retribución. La tarifa por kilowatio la hora es de 0.29€/kwh a 0.46€ /kwh (precios de Abril 2010). Échele un vistazo a nuestra lista de trucos y sugerencias de cómo reducir su factura de electricidad simplemente aplicando energía renovable y medidas de ahorro en su hogar.

PANELES SOLARES

Andalucía dado su clima tiene las condiciones ideales durante todo el año para el uso de paneles solares. Existen varios tipos de células fotovoltaicas, policristalinos, monocristalinos e incluso tejas solares. Estos paneles utilizan la radiación solar para transformarla en energía, el calentamiento del agua por este método le ahorrará el 10% en su factura de la luz. Un día soleado en Andalucía puede crear energía suficiente para alimentar; - 4 horas de la aspiradora - 5 horas de cocción - 450 horas de bombillas de bajo consumo / 80 horas de bombillas normales - 1.5 horas hirviendo agua - 2 horas de lavadora - 2.5 horas de lavavajillas - 5.000 horas de i-phone 34 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

TURBINAS EÓLICAS

No todas las viviendas debido a las limitaciones de espacio así como las limitaciones urbanísticas pueden tener torres eólicas, sin embargo si pueden instalar turbinas a pequeña escala, que son particularmente eficaces cuando se combinan con los paneles solares y así contrarrestar los pocos días de sol en invierno y los pocos días de viento en verano. Una turbina de 2.5kw bien situada puede generar al año unos 4000 kw/h proporcionando suficiente energía a los electrodomésticos y electricidad de la casa. Puede aprovecharse de electricidad gratuita los días de viento usar la lavadora y el exceso de electricidad lo puede usar para cargar baterías.

CHIMENEAS

Las chimeneas de leña reducen el consumo de electricidad para generar calor y agua caliente. El uso de combustibles biológicos, leña o virutas le proporcionarán un calor rentable además de ser buenos para el medio ambiente dada la baja cantidad de óxido y emisiones de dióxido de azufre. Además podrá llegar a ahorrar al año hasta 450€. Etiquetas que incorporan el índice de ahorro de energía según la EU.

El uso de etiquetas codificadas por colores es una manera sencilla de comparar las características energéticas de los electrodomésticos tal y como el lavavajillas, lavadoras y los hornos clasificando su rendimiento desde A++ hasta G.

ALUMBRADO

También se utilizan las etiquetas de energía para las bombillas de luz, indicando el nivel de lumen, vatios y consumo de energía en julios por segundo. Las bombillas de bajo consumo tienen menos vatios y consumen hasta un 80% menos de electricidad que las bombillas tradicionales. Tambien podrá ahorrar energía con luces solares en el exterior o con el uso de sensores que detectan el movimiento.

APARATOS INDIVIDUALES DE AIRE ACONDICIONADO Y CALEFACCIÓN

Es mejor colocar aparatos individuales en cada habitación. Se recomienda no calentar o enfriar las habitaciones que están vacías o sin usar por el gasto que conlleva además de que produce gases invernadero. Revise anualmente los aparatos de aire acondicionado y calefacción para asegurarse de que funcionan eficazmente. LIVE YOUR DREAM ON THE COSTA DEL SOL


SeRvicio inteGRal

mantenimiento de jardines y viales

Reality GaRden se ha convertido en una de la empresas más valoradas del sector. Un esmerado servicio y una constante preocupación por atender al cliente, así lo atestiguan. Desde el año 2000, Reality Garden no ha cejado en su empeño de convertirse en la firma de referencia en el mantenimiento integral de urbanizaciones y comunidades de viviendas ubicadas en la Costa del Sol. En 2007 nace Reality Limpieza de Viales, empresa que dispone de la más avanzada tecnología en máquinas barredoras de última tecnología para la limpieza de viales, edificios y urbanizaciones.

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LIFESTYLE SAM CHOPRA

The Costa del Sol is one of my favourite holiday destinations and in my opinion the people make it really special.


LIFESTYLE SAM CHOPRA

Regional Director of RE/MAX in India

SAM CHOPRA

Sam Chopra is a fully-qualified Chartered Accountant and began his professional career working for American Express and went on to work for his father’s accountancy firm. During the late 90s, he set up one of the first BPOs in India and was appointed President of the Business Process Outsourcing Industry in India. In 2009 Sam successfully launched the RE/MAX brand in India and hasn’t looked back since! INTERVIEW MAXiRED Magazine

Sam Chopra with Dave Liniger (Chairman of RE/MAX International)

In 2009, Sam Chopra made one of the most courageous decisions of his life which entailed launching the RE/MAX brand in India. At that time, following the economic meltdown and financial crisis worldwide, the real estate industry and property brokerage was experiencing an all time low, which meant Sam had an immense challenge on his hands.

But amidst all odds, RE/MAX India was able to establish a strong presence in 22 of the 32 regions in the country. Sam’s objective was to inject new blood into these areas and develop the RE/ MAX brand, with further plans to appoint around 100 franchised offices across the nation. Under Sam’s visionary leadership, RE/MAX India also launched India’s first multi-city real estate

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academy, The RE/MAX Academy of Real Estate. In appreciation of his outstanding achievement, Sam Chopra and RE/MAX India received various awards in a very short space of time, which included: Enterprise Asia’s Most Promising Entrepreneur of the Year (2009), Startup of the Year (2010) and Master Franchisor of the Year. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 37


Munbai (Bombay), India’s largest commercial hub at dusk

THE QUESTIONS:

1- Please tell us more about RE/ MAX India. When did you officially begin and how many offices and associated agents do you have? The Indian real estate market is full of opportunities and holds great promise. The real estate sector in India is a $45 billion dollar industry and is currently growing at the rate of 33% CAGR. India’s economy is booming financially and has a population which is increasing exponentially, therefore, housing continues to be in high demand and as a result, property prices are constantly rising. There are lucrative opportunities for real estate companies to provide affordable housing as well as luxury residential projects to meet the demand from homebuyers and investors. Traditionally, real estate brokerage was a highly-disorganised industry in India, but in recent years, we have seen improved customer service and a growth in professionalism. RE/MAX India started its operation officially in May 2009 and since then has grown to a network of 22 regional offices, around 100 franchised offices and an affiliate base of approximately 500 people. 38 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

2.-What has been the key to your success in India? Thanks to the creation of a national network during a 12 month period, RE/ MAX India has achieved huge success. As a result, the brand and real estate network has made significant footprints in the northern, southern and western parts of the country. Despite being a recently formed real estate operation, today RE/ MAX is India’s largest real estate network, making it the leading international property company in the country’s history. 3- Where do you see RE/MAX India in five years time? Our growth plans are immense and we intend to recruit around 10,000 agents and 1,000 franchises across the country over the next five years. Building and developing our network is of paramount importance to us in the coming years. We must keep up with the growth in the Indian economy. 4.-In your opinion, how is the RE/ MAX brand different to other real estate companies in the world? I believe that RE/MAX is the future of the global real estate industry. The brand is synonymous with integrity, professionalism and efficiency and

these key ingredients are clearly visible across the world. At RE/MAX India, we aim to revolutionise the real estate industry in India and the way in which property is bought and sold. We are dedicated to employing and training dedicated individuals to the highest possible standard, which will raise the bar in the real estate industry and encourage others to be as professional as us. We also aim to create as many jobs for women as for men across the country, making it a level playing field, regardless of age or gender. 5.- Around five million tourists visit India every year. In your opinion, what makes India so special? India is a fascinating country for foreigners to visit. With a rich history, India’s culture is inspiring. Home to more than a billion people, the country combines extreme poverty with extreme wealth which is increasingly apparent. However, India is also becoming a superpower in the making and with mega infrastructural development underway, the future certainly looks bright. Having recently hosted The Commonwealth Games and with a Formula One circuit under construction, the sky really is the limit for our country.

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I believe that RE/MAX is the future of the global real estate industry. The brand is synonymous with integrity, professionalism and efficiency and these key ingredients are clearly visible across the world. 6.-What is the current state of the real estate market in India? The real estate market is currently in its honeymoon phase. In 2009, India was badly affected by the global economic downturn but fortunately made a speedy recovery. Having reached new heights, property prices are continuing to increase again due to overwhelming demand for new real estate projects. 7.- How can RE/MAX help foreign investors looking to buy in India? The Indian law does restrict foreign individuals from investing in India with certain rules and regulations in place. However, companies can invest in India and a popular alternative for foreign individuals is to invest through the FDI system in different residential and commercial projects across India. RE/ MAX India is already working with FDI approved projects and plans to take on more in the coming months and years.

9.- How do you see the future for the Costa del Sol? I personally feel that if the area continues to be promoted well, it will always appeal to high net worth individuals across the globe as a desirable second home destination and all-year-round holiday hotspot. 10.- Do Indians buy property on the Costa del Sol? From an Indian’s perspective, the Costa del Sol is seen as a niche market. Many wealthy Indians who travel regularly have a big interest in the Costa del Sol. I estimate that over 100,000 people in India can afford to buy a second home in Southern Spain. With effective, targeted marketing, we will be promoting the Costa del Sol to clients looking to invest in real estate in Europe.

8- What is your opinion of the Costa del Sol? The Costa del Sol is one of my favourite holiday destinations. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and in my opinion. the people make it really special.

11.- How can RE/MAX India help those clients looking to buy on the Costa del Sol? We offer excellent marketing techniques to capture and penetrate our target audience. In addition, our levels of customer service ensure that clients are well-looked after and receive first class support both in India and during their visit to Spain.

PROFILE OVERVIEW - SAM CHOPRA at American Express • Born in New Delhi (India) • In 1996 Sam set up one of the first • Sam achieved a degree in BPOs in India Commerce & Chartered • Sam is the President of The Accountancy at one of the most Business Process Outsourcing prestigious colleges in New Delhi Association in India • Sam started his professional career • In May 2009, Sam officially

launched RE/MAX in India • Today, RE/MAX India has 22 regional offices, around 100 franchised offices and over 500 affiliates For more information RE/MAX India: www.remax.in

The Taj-Mahal in India

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SUCCESS STORY HOTEL REINA VICTORIA

Ronda’s first railway hotel, steeped in over a century of history WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN LOCATION HOTEL REINA VICTORIA RONDA - SPAIN

The Hotel

Reina Victoria Eugenia


SUCCESS STORY HOTEL REINA VICTORIA

Ronda is the third most visited city in Andalucía and its popularity can be traced back as far as the early nineteenth century. The Hotel Reina Victoria Eugenia was the first railway hotel to be built in Ronda, and having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, The Husa Group is proud to have such a charming hotel under its belt. Entrance of the Hotel Reina Victoria in 1920.

The Hotel Reina Victoria in 1950.

Dedicated monument for the poet Rilke situated in the gardens of the Hotel Reina Victoria.

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he Reina Victoria Hotel is one of Ronda’s most historical landmarks and dates back to 1906. Built by an Englishman, in honour of the recently departed Queen Victoria Eugenia, even today it still dominates the famous Tajo de Ronda and commands stunning panoramic views across the Serranía de Ronda. Its heritage dates back to the late eighteenth century. The hotel’s origin was closely linked to the construction and development of the railway line which connected Bobadilla to Algeciras. The line was originally built between 1890-1892 by The Algeciras (Gibraltar) Railway Company Ltd to enable British garrison officers and their families to escape the claustrophobic atmosphere of Gibraltar and enjoy the beautiful countryside surrounding Ronda. The mastermind behind the railway was John Morrison, a British engineer, who was supported by his friend and financier, Sir Alexander Henderson, who later became the first Lord Farrington. Having previously taken on ambitious railway projects in South America, the 178km line connecting Algeciras to Bobadilla seemed like a straightforward task, but in reality, was complicated and gruelling to say the least. The first section of the railway up to Jimena officially opened in October 1890 and Ronda in November 1892. Back then, the railway operated six passenger trains daily through 22 stations and a first class seat from San Roque to Ronda cost 11 pesetas and 65 centimos. Alexander Henderson built two railway hotels to service travellers and visitors to the area which included the Reina Cristina Hotel in Algeciras which opened in 1906 and the Reina Victoria in 1908. Building the Reina Victoria wasn’t an easy task, due to strict town hall planning regulations and delays in acquiring full permission for a luxury hotel. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 41


SUCCESS STORY HOTEL REINA VICTORIA

Today, the Reina Victoria is owned by The Husa Group, a solid, prestigious, family business which was founded in 1930 The eagerly awaited, four star hotel finally opened in 1908 and in the early days, it was renowned for attracting and welcoming Spanish and British aristocrats and famous international faces. Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the most important German poets, wrote The Spanish Trilogy during various months spent at the Reina Victoria and other famous guests included Ernest Hemingway, Don Alfonso XIII, Doña Victoria Eugenia, Princess Beatriz, The Duchess of Parcent, Doña Trinidad von Scholtz, Jacques Feyder, Raquel Meller and many others. During the first half of the nineteenth century, The Reina Victoria was hugely popular with travel writers and authors worldwide and appeared in many books and guides, including Through Spain (by Duncan Dickinson), Travel in Spain (by Philips S Marden), In the Heart of Spain (by Thomas Ewing Moore) and Moorish Towns in Spain (by Cecilia Hill).

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Sadly, from 1929, the big depression had a knock-on effect on Ronda because it had become so dependent on tourism and foreign visitors and hard times hit. In 1933 Alexander Henderson sold the hotel to John Shuldhan Schreiber. Three years later, The Civil War began and the Reina Victoria was taken over to be used as a headquarters for the armed forces. During this time, Ronda was used as a base for the military in preparation for an alleged attack on Gibraltar. In September 1936, Ronda fell to the national forces of General Varela and ten years later, the owner of The Reina Victoria, John Shuldhan Schreiber, decided to sell the hotel and pass it over into Spanish hands for the very first time. Unfortunately, the financial damage caused by the big depression and the war, resulted in tough times for Ronda and The Hotel Reina Victoria, but thankfully the Monte de Piedad and Ronda’s Savings

Bank stepped in and took over the hotel. By the 1960s, Ronda was beginning to attract tourists again. Thanks to Ronda’s strong association with Pedro Romero and the origins of bullfighting and overwhelming enthusiasm from Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, the city quickly became one of the most popular non-coastal visitor destinations in Spain. As a direct result, the Hotel Reina Victoria was back in full swing. Architecturally, the hotel appears more Swiss-like than Andalucían, with its green tiled roof and shutters, but once inside, the Alpine connection disappears and the decor is decidedly faithful to its surroundings. The four star hotel has always remained popular because it offers old-world charm, rustic decor, classical comfort, a warm and relaxed atmosphere and stunning scenery. All 89 rooms have breathtaking views of the famous Tajo de Ronda, the deep river gorge and the mountains.

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You can visit the room where the poet Rainer Marie Rilke use to stay. A museum dedicated to his work can be found in the hotel.

Even today, the hotel still has an air of the Victorian age about it and boasts beautiful gardens and terraces which evoke the poet Rainer Marie Rilke. The Reina Victoria features a restaurant, a bar, meeting and banqueting facilities and an outdoor pool. Today, the Reina Victoria is owned by The Husa Group, a solid, prestigious, family business which was founded in 1930. Husa Hotels is one of the largest

hotel chains in Spain, with more than 160 hotels throughout the country and almost 2,800 employees. Husa bought the hotel some 25 years ago and a decade ago it underwent major refurbishment to maintain its 4 star rating and improve the visitor experience. The hotel welcomes a wide range of nationalities, including French, German, English and Spanish guests. The Husa Group has recently celebrated its 80th anniversary and having

opened hotels in Morocco and Germany, their international expansion plan will result in the opening of a dozen more hotels in the near future. Regardless of the Husa expansion plans, the Reina Victoria will maintain its classic AndalucĂ­an style forever...and will be enjoyed by many for many years to come. Husa Reina Victoria Hotel **** Tel: (+34) 952 871 240 www.husa.es

By the 60’s Ronda quickly became one of the most popular non-coastal visitor destinations in Spain.

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Hotel

Reina Victoria Eugenia

Ronda es la tercera ciudad más visitada de Andalucía y su popularidad se remonta al S. XIX. El Hotel Reina Victoria Eugenia fue el primer hotel que se construye en Ronda y que ha celebrado su centenario recientemente. El Grupo Husa se enorgullece de contar con este encantador hotel. TRADUCCION R.C. VASCO - FOTOGRAFÍA GREGORY KORVIN LOCALIDAD HOTEL REINA VICTORIA - RONDA - SPAIN

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l Hotel Reina Victoria es uno de los edificios históricos más emblemáticos de Ronda y se remonta a 1906. Fue construido por un británico en honor de la Reina Victoria Eugenia y hoy en día sigue dominando el famoso Tajo de Ronda con sus impresionantes vistas de la Serranía de Ronda. Su patrimonio se remonta a finales del S. XVIII. El origen del hotel está estrechamente ligado a la construcción y desarrollo de la línea ferroviaria que conectaba Bobadilla y Algeciras. La línea se construye entre 1890-1892 por la compañía The Algeciras (Gibraltar) Railway Company Ltd para permitir a los oficiales británicos y sus familias escapar de la claustrofóbica atmósfera de Gibraltar y disfrutar del hermoso paisaje de los alrededores de Ronda. John Morrison un ingeniero británico fue el cerebro detrás de la vía férrea, apoyado por su amigo y financiero Sir Alexander Henderson quien más tarde se convirtió en el primer Lord Farrington. Los 178 kilómetros de línea que co-

nectaban Algeciras con Bobadilla parecía una tarea sencilla dada su amplia experiencia en proyectos ferroviarios en Sudamérica, pero la realidad era más bien complicada y agotadora. La primera sección del ferrocarril hasta Jimena se inaugura oficialmente en Octubre de 1890 y Ronda en Noviembre de 1892. En aquel entonces operaba con seis trenes de pasajeros diarios por 22 estaciones y un asiento de primera clase desde San Roque a Ronda costaba 11 pesetas y 65 céntimos. Alexander Henderson construyó dos hoteles que prestaban servicios a viajeros y visitantes de la zona, el Hotel Reina Cristina en Algeciras que abrió en 1906 y el Reina Victoria en 1908. La construcción de éste último no fue una tarea fácil, dada las restricciones de urbanismo y los retrasos en la adquisición de todos los permisos para un hotel de lujo. El esperado hotel de cuatro estrellas finalmente abrió sus puertas en 1908, y era famoso por atraer y dar la bienvenida a aristócratas españoles y británicos así como a famosos.

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Rainer Maria Rilke uno de los poetas alemanes más importantes da al hotel proyección internacional, durante su estancia de varios meses escribe multitud de poemas incluyendo Trilogía española, otro de sus famosos invitados son Ernest Hemingway el rey de España don Alfonso XIII, Doña Victoria Eugenia invitada por la duquesa de Parchent, Doña Trinidad Von Scholtz, asi mismo se hospedan en el hotel Jacques Feyder, Raquel Meller y muchos más. Durante la primera mitad del S. XIX, el Reina Victoria era muy popular entre escritores y autores de todo el mundo y así aparece en multitud de libros y guías de viaje incluyendo Through Spain de Duncan Dickinson, Travel in Spain de Philip S. Marden, In the Heart of Spain y Moorish Towns in Spain de Cecilia Hill. La gran depresión de 1929 hace que Ronda, dependiente del turismo, entre en decadencia y en 1933 Alexander Henderson vende el hotel a Shuldhan Schreiber. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 45


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Arquitectónicamente el hotel parece más suizo que andaluz por sus techos, tejas y persianas verdes, pero el interior del hotel es fiel a su entorno.

En la década de 1960, Ronda empezó a atraer a turistas de nuevo. Gracias a la fuerte asociación con Pedro Romero y los orígenes de las corridas de toros y el abrumador entusiasmo de Ernest Hemingway y Orson Welles. 46 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

Tres años más tarde empieza la Guerra Civil y el hotel se usa como sede del estado mayor de las fuerzas de ocupación. Durante esta época Ronda se usa como base militar ante un hipotético ataque a Gibraltar. En Septiembre de 1936 Ronda cae bajos las fuerzas nacionales del general Varela y diez años más tarde el propietario del Hotel Reina Victoria, John Suldhan Schereiber decide vender el hotel pasando por primera vez a manos españolas. Desgraciadamente el daño financiero causado en la gran depresión y en la guerra hicieron estragos

en el hotel, interviniendo el Monte Piedad y la Caja de ahorros de Ronda para evitar la desaparición del hotel. En la década de 1960, Ronda empezó a atraer a turistas de nuevo. Gracias a la fuerte asociación con Pedro Romero y los orígenes de las corridas de toros y el abrumador entusiasmo de Ernest Hemingway y Orson Welles. La ciudad se convierte rápidamente en uno de los destinos de interior más visitados de España y como resultado el Hotel Reina Victoria vuelve a su pleno apogeo. Arquitectónicamente el hotel parece

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Durante la primera mitad del S. XIX, el Reina Victoria era muy popular entre escritores y autores de todo el mundo, como Ernest Hemingway el rey de España don Alfonso XIII y Doña Victoria Eugenia entre otros. más suizo que andaluz por sus techos, tejas y persianas verdes, pero el interior del hotel es fiel a su entorno. El hotel de cuatro estrellas siempre ha mantenido su popularidad dada su rústica decoración su excelente confort, su cálido y relajado ambiente y su impresionante paisaje. Sus 89 habitaciones tiene espectaculares vistas del famoso Tajo de Ronda, la profunda garganta del río y a las montañas. Incluso en la actualidad el hotel conserva un aire de la época victoriana y cuenta con hermosos jardines y terrazas que evocan el poeta Rainer Marie Rilke.

El Hotel Reina Victoria cuenta con un restaurante, bar, sala de reuniones, sala de banquetes y una piscina. En la actualidad el Reina Victoria pertenece a la cadena hotelera Grupo Husa, un prestigioso y sólido negocio de familia fundado en 1930. La cadena Husa es una de las más grandes de España y cuenta con más de 160 hoteles en todo el país y cuenta con 2.800 empleados. Husa compra el hotel hace veinticinco años y hace una década es reformado para mantener sus cuatro estrellas y mejorar la estancia del huésped. El hotel da la bienvenida a multitud de

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huéspedes de diferentes nacionalidades, franceses, alemanes, ingleses y españoles. El grupo Husa ha celebrado recientemente su 80 aniversario y acaba de inaugurar hoteles en Marruecos y Alemania, su expansión internacional resultará con la apertura de una docena de hoteles en un futuro próximo. Independientemente de sus planes de expansión, el Hotel Reina Victoria siempre mantendrá su estilo clásico andaluz y podrá ser disfrutado por muchos en los próximos años. Hotel Husa Reina Victoria **** www.husa.es Tel: 952 871 240 WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 47


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AGENDA CULTURAL MARATÓN 06/12/2010

DICIEMBRE TEATRO

26/12/2010 Ciclo “Llevo a mis papás al teatro” - Lilliput Cabaret. Niños y niñas a partir de 4 años y público familiar Teatro Ciudad de Marbella 17.30h - Entrada: 5e

I Edición de la Maratón Ciudad de Málaga Costa del Sol Li-Ning Se celebrará el lunes 6 de Diciembre de 2010, a las 9 de la mañana. Tanto la salida como la llegada se realizará desde el ESTADIO CIUDAD DE MALAGA, (junto al Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena) y recorrerá toda la cuidad, con un recorrido formado por dos vueltas. La primera sobre una distancia de 17,2 kilómetros y la segunda de aproximadamente 25 kilómetros.

EXPOSICION

09/12/2010 al 08/01/2011 Exposición de Pintura de Lola León. Título: “Luces de época”. Su obra está entre la frontera de la razón y el sueño. Preocupada por el logro final, no cuenta para ella el trabajo, los esfuerzos y las dificultades. Su capacidad de sacrificio va recompensada con el resultado de su obra. Sala de Exposiciones Tenencia de Alcaldía, Fuengirola.

CONCIERTO 17/12/2010

Concierto de Navidad Coral Virgen del Mar Iglesia Ntra. Sra. Del Carmen, Fuengirola.

Martin Carpena. El sevillano Dani Torres, incondicional de todos los Free Style celebrados en nuestra ciudad, está entre los cinco mejores del mundo de esta difícil, arriesgada y espectacular variante del motociclismo.

CONCIERTO 18/12/2010

CONCIERTO DIANA NAVARRO Auditorio Municipal “Málaga Auditórium Club” a las 22.00hrs Entradas: 27:50e

TEATRO

04/12/2010 ROCK & RIE Con las actuaciones de No me pises que llevo chanclas, Wyoming y Los Insolventes, Pedro Reyes, Pablo Carbonell, Toni Rodríguez, Mojama, La culpa es tuya y Mercó. Auditorio Municipal “Málaga Auditórium Club” a partir de las 14.00 hrs con monumental paella y barbacoa ibérica.

CONCURSO ESCAPARATES FREESTYLE

15/12/2010 al 15/01/2011

Freestyle Ciudad de Málaga El público malagueño tendrá la oportunidad de ver el sábado 11 de diciembre las impresionantes evoluciones de los pilotos del Free Style en el excelente marco del Palacio de Deportes José Mª

Bodega Doña Felisa Presenta su “I Concurso de Escaparatismo de Vinos Chinchilla en Ronda” Bodega Doña Felisa presenta su primer concurso de escaparatismo inspirado en sus vinos Chinchilla de Ronda, el concurso tendrá lugar

11/12/2010

en Ronda desde el 15 de Diciembre a 15 de Enero, con tres importantes premios para sus participantes. Las bases del concurso están publicadas en la página Web de la bodega: www.chinchillawine.com

MERCADO MEDIEVAL

03/12/2010 al 06/12/2010 Viernes a las 19.00 hrs apertura del Mercado. Habrá pasacalles, atracciones infantiles, demostración de talleres, espectáculo de fuego. Todos los días. Lugar: Ronda. Casco antiguo de la ciudad. Organiza la Delegación de Cultura del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Ronda.

FERIA

03/12/2010 al 19/12/2010 Feria del Libro Antiguo y de Ocasión Lugar: Plaza del Socorro de Ronda. Organiza la Delegación de Cultura del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Ronda.

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CULTURAL EVENTS CONCURSO

17/12/2010

VIII Concurso de Repostería de Ronda Lugar: Salón de Actos de la Casa de la Cultura de Ronda. A las 18´00 horas. Organiza la Delegación de Cultura del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Ronda.

EXPOSICION

01/12/2010 al 30/12/2010

Organiza el Centro de Divulgación Musical del Mediterráneo Centro Cultural San Pedro. 20´30 horas - Precio: 20€

BALLET

07/01/2011 BALLET DE MOSCÚ CASCANUECES Lugar: Teatro Cuidad de Marbella. 20.30 horas Precio: 25e

EXPOSICION “UNA LARGA HISTORIA DE SOLIDARIDAD” Cruz Roja Española en Ronda 18742010. Lugar: Convento de Santo Domingo y Sala de Exposiciones del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Ronda.

FESTIVAL INFANTIL 08 y 09/01/2011

ENERO

FESTIVAL DEL CLAN (CANAL INFANTIL DE TELEVISION) Auditorio Municipal “Málaga Auditórium Club”

15/01/2011

RECITAL PIANO

RECITAL DE PIANO LA NOCHE ES JOVEN en San Pedro de Alcántara A cargo de Olena Blahulyak. Obras de Scriabin Tachmaninov y Ravel.

Málaga ‘MIMA 2010’, que se celebrará en el Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga (FYCMA) desde el domingo 26 de diciembre al martes 4 de enero en horario de 11.00 a 21.00 horas, contará en esta séptima edición con un taller diario especializado en Medio Ambiente para que los más pequeños se conciencien de la importancia de su cuidado. Así, junto a la amplia oferta de actividades y atracciones de carácter lúdico y educativo que encontrarán los niños en FYCMA durante el periodo navideño.

16/01/2011

EXPOSICION

15/12/2010 hasta Enero EXPOSICION – GUIDO ANDERLONI. QUOD SUPEREST. Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo Espacio Múltiple.

FIESTA DE SAN ANTÓN MIJAS Cientos de solteras acuden a la ermita mijeña a lanzar piedras

al santo para que les conceda novios y procesión para bendición de animales.

EXPOSICION

14/12/2010 al 16/01/2011 MERCEDES GOMEZ PABLOS – GRABADOS Salas Temporales I y II Lugar: Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella.

Hasta 31/01/2011 ALBERTO SCHOMMER FOTOGRAFIAS DE FLAMENCO Sin duda el académico de Bellas Artes Alberto Schommer es uno de los más conocidos, prolíficos e importantes fotógrafos españoles del último cuarto de siglo XX. Su serie sobre el flamenco es una de sus obras más conocidas. Lugar: Centro Cultural de San Pedro de Alcántara.

MUESTRA INFANTIL MIMA

CONCIERTO

7ª MUESTRA INFANTIL DE MALAGA La Muestra Infantil de

CONCIERTO DANI MARTIN Auditorio Municipal “Cortijo de Torres”. Mala Auditórium Club 22´00 horas

26/12/2010 al 04/01/2011

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MUSEOS EN MALAGA

CASA DE MUÑECAS T: 952 210 082/600 772 126 C/ Álamos, 32 29012 Málaga

FEBRERO

RALLY Y FIESTAS DE INVIERNO DE VEHÍCULOS HISTÓRICOS DE MALAGA Salida desde la calle Alcazabilla, participan 70 equipos con vehículos de más de 25 años de antigüedad. Fecha definitiva por confirmar.

17 Y 18/02/2011

FORO INTERNACIONAL La segunda edición de esta iniciativa, que tendrá lugar los días 17 y 18 de febrero de 2011 en el Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga

MARZO

26/03/2011 AL 02/04/2011 FESTIVAL DE CINE 14 EDICION FESTIVAL DE CINE ESPAÑOL DE MALAGA tiene como objetivo la difusión y promoción de la cinematografía española y en general de la industria audiovisual de España y Latinoamérica, acogiendo el encuentro de sus diversos sectores profesionales y potenciando su desarrollo así como su comercialización internacional.

06/03/2011 al 09/03/2011 FERIA HOSTELERIA HOSTELEQUIP Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga 15 Edición de Hostelequip, Salón profesional para la hostelería y colectividades. Volverá a convocar a los hosteleros del Sur de España para ofrecer sus productos y servicios más innovadores del sector.

CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO T: 952120055 C/ Alemania, s/n. 29001 Málaga

CENTRO DE CIENCIA PRINCIPIA T: 952070481 Avda Luis Buñuel, 6 29011 Málaga

CENTRO DE INTEPRETACION GRIBRALFARO

T: 952227230 Castillo de Gibralfaro C/ Alcazabilla, s/n 29015 Málaga

FUNDACION PICASSO MUSEO CASA NATAL T: 952060215 Plaza de la Merced, 15 29012 Málaga

MUSEO AULA DEL MAR T: 952229287/952219761

MUSEO CATEDRALICIO T: T: 952215917 Catedral C/ Molina Larios, s/n 29015 Málaga MUSEO CISTER - T: 952216971 Abadía de Santa Ana, 4. C/ Cister, 13 Málaga

MUSEO DE ARTES Y TRADICIONES POPULARES

T: 952217137 Pasillo de Santa Isabel, 10 29005 Málaga

MUSEO DE LA ARCHICOFRADIA DE LA ESPERANZA

T: 952612776/952614396 C/ San Jacinto, 13 Iglesia de la Archicofradía de la Esperanza 29007 Málaga

MUSEO DEL PATRIMONIO MUNICIPAL T: 952225106 Paseo de Reding, 1 29016 Málaga

MUSEO DIOCESANO DE ARTE SACRO T: 952222552 Palacio Episcopal Plaza del Obispo, s/n, 29015 Málaga

MUSEOS EN ESTEPONA

MUSEO ARQUEOLOGICO MUNICIPAL T: 952807148 - Plaza de Toros C/ Matías Prats, 21 29680 Estepona

MUSEO ETNOGRAFICO MUNICIPAL T: 952807148

MUSEO FLAMENCO JUAN BREVA

C/ Matías Prats, s/n. 29680 Estepona

T: 952210876 Peña Juan Breva C/ Picador, 2 29008 Málaga

MUSEO FARMACÉUTICO C/ Blas Ortega, s/n 29680 Estepona

T: 952210440 Muralla Plaza de la Marina, s/n 29005 Málaga

T: 952807148 C/ Matías Prats, s/n 29680 Estepona

MIMMA MUSEO INTERACTIVO DE LA MÚSICA

MUSEO LORINGIANO

T: 952252148 Hacienda la Concepción. Ctra. de Las Pedrizas (C.N. 331), Km 166. Málaga

MUSEO NACIONAL DE AEROPUERTOS Y TRANSPORTES AEREOS T: 952048176 Aeropuerto de Málaga-junto al Terminal de Aviación General Málaga MUSEO PICASSO T: 952127600 C/ Agustín, 8. Palacio de Buenavista, 29015 Málaga

MUSEO BELLAS ARTES T: 952218382 Palacio de la Aduana C/ Alcazabilla s/n 29015 Málaga

MUSEO TAURINO ANTONIO ORDOÑEZ T: 952226292 Plaza de Toros “La Malagueta”. Paseo de Reding 29016 Málaga

MUSEO DE LAS CIENCIAS

MUSEO TESORO COFRADIA DE LA EXPLIRACION

T: 952305450 Paseo Martiricos, s/n 29009 Málaga

T: 952360271 Plaza Enrique Navarro, 1 29008 Málaga

MUSEO PALEONTOLOGICO MUNICIPAL

MUSEO TURISMO T: 952807148 Plaza de Toros C/ Matías Prats, s/n. 29680 Estepona

MUSEOS EN MARBELLA

COLECCIÓN MUNICIPAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA T: 952774638/952825035 Pza. Altamirano, s/n. Marbella 29600

MUSEO CORTIJO MIRAFLORES

T: 952902714 C/ Luis Morales y Marín, s/n (Junto a los Juzgados). Marbella 29600

MUSEO DE ARTE MECANICO

T: 952786968 C.C. El Ingenio La Morena s/n. Marbella 29600

MUSEO DEL BONSAI

T: 952862926 Parque de la Represa. Avda. Dr. Maiz Viñal, s/n. Marbella 29600

MUSEO DEL GRABADO ESPAÑOL CONTEMPORANEO T: 952765741

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WHAT’S ON COSTA DEL SOL Antiguo Hospital Bazán C/ Hospital Bazán s/n. Marbella 29600

MUSEO RALLI

T: 952857923 Urb. Coral Beach, 5. Km 176 (Junto al Hotel Coral Beach) Marbella 29600

MUSEOS EN FUENGIROLA

MUSEO DE HISTORIA C/ María Josefa Larruzea, 3. Fuengirola 29640

MUSEO EN BENALMADENA MUSEO ARQUEOLOGICO MUNICIPAL -

Hotel Reina Victoria 29400 Ronda

MUSEO HISTORICO POPULAR DEL BANDOLERO

T: 952877785 C/ Armiñán, 65 29400 Ronda

MUSEO JOAQUIN PEINADO

T: 952871585 Palacio de los Marqueses de Moctezuma. Plaza del Gigante, s/n. 29400 Ronda

MUSEO MUNICIPAL DE RONDA

T: 952878450 Plaza de Mondragón, s/n. Palacio de Mondragón - 29400 Ronda

MUSEO TAURINO DE LA REAL MAESTRANZA

952449527/952448593 Plaza de Thomson, s/n 29639 Benalmádena

T: 952871539 C/ Virgen de la Paz, 15. Plaza de Toros 29400 Ronda

MUSEOS EN TORREMOLINOS

T: 952871263 Junto al Tajo de Ronda C/ Armiñán, 29. 29400 Ronda

“El Templo” T: 952373406 Plaza de la Gamba Alegre, 19-20, Torremolinos 29620

MUSEOS EN ANTEQUERA

MUSEO DEL TATUAJE

MUSEO DE LOS TRAJES 952058050 C/ Río Mesa, 12 Torremolinos 2962

MUSEOS EN NERJA

MUSEO ARQUEOLOGICO DE LAS CUEVAS DE NERJA T: 952529520 Ctra. de Maro, s/n. Desvío a 4 Km. de Nerja 29787 Nerja

MUSEOS EN RONDA

MUSEO DE LA CAZA T: 952877862 C/ Armiñán, 59 29400 Ronda

MUSEO DE RILKE T: 952871240 Dr. Fleming, 25

MUSEO TEMATICO LARA

ARCHIVO HISTORICO MUNICIPAL T: 952708152 C/ Cuesta Barbacanas, s/n 29200 Antequera

ARCO DE LOS GIGANTES C/ Herradores, s/n 29200 Antequera

CASA MUSEO DE LOS COLARTE T: 952840561 C/ Herradores, s/n - 29200 Antequera

MUSEO CONVENTUAL DE SAN JOSE DE LAS CARMELITAS DESCALZAS T: 952841977 Monasterio de San José, Plaza de las Descalzas, 3 29200 Antequera

MUSEO DE USOS Y COSTUMBRES

T: 952111103 Ctra. CórdobaMálaga, km. 108

MUSEO TAURINO DE MIJAS T: 952485548

29200 Antequera

MUSEO DEL ACEITE HOJIBLANCA

C/ Algarrobo, 6. Mijas 29650

952841451 Ctra. CórdobaMálaga, s/n 29200 Antequera MUSEO MUNICIPAL 952704021 Palacio de Nájera. Plaza del Coso Viejo, s/n 29200 Antequera

MUSEO TAURINO MUNICIPAL

T: 952704052 Plaza de Toros. Plaza de Castilla 29200 Antequera

MUSEOS EN CASARES CASA MUSEO DE BLAS INFANTE T: 952895521 C/ Carreras, 51. Casares 29690

MUSEO ETNOHISTORIA T: 952895148 C/ Villa, 6. Casares 29690

MUSEOS EN MIJAS CASA MUSEO DE LA VILLA

T: 952590380 Plza. de la Libertad, 2. Mijas Pueblo 29649

MUSEO EN MINIATURA CARROMATO DE MAX

T: 952485820/952485804 Avda. del Compás, s/n. Mijas Pueblo 29649

MUSEOS EN RINCON DE LA VICTORIA CASA FUERTE DE BEZMILIANA

T: 952403923 Avda. Mediterráneo, 146 29730 Rincón de la Victoria

CUEVA DEL TESORO

T: 952404162 Urb. Cantal Alto, s/n 29730 Rincón de la Victoria

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OCIO Y EVENTOS COSTA DEL SOL

GALERIAS DE ARTE MALAGA

ARTE & R, Císter, 13 Málaga BENEDITO, Niño de Guevara, 2 Málaga

CARTEL FINE ART MÁLAGA, Cortina del muelle 5 Málaga

ESPACIO TRES, Granada, 34 Málaga

GACMA, Fidias,48-50 Málaga

GRAVURA, Coronel, 3 - 1º Málaga

JAVIER MARÍN, Duquesa de

Parcent, 12 Málaga LUISA MUÑOZ, Alférez Ortega Ledesma, 5 Málaga MARIN GALY, Duquesa de Parcent, 12 Málaga NOVA, Pº de Sancha, 6 Málaga PABLO RUIZ, Granada, 44 Málaga PORTICUS, Compañía, 3 Málaga REDING, Avda. de Pries, 32 Málaga

GALERIAS DE ARTE MARBELLA

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BOCANA

Avda. Nabeul, 23 Marbella

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Urb. Marbella Real, local 19 Marbella

EL CATALEJO

Urb. Marbella Real, Marbella

EURO GALERÍA ARTE LLAMAS, Ricardo Soriano, 49 Marbella

FABIEN FRYNS MARBELLA CLUB., Av. Playas del Duque, s/n Marbella GALERÍAS FORUM, Av. del Trapiche, s/n / Marbella HARPE, Urb. Torre Real, Marbella KEOPS, Ntra. Sra. de Gracia, 24 Marbella

MARTÍN CANTERO

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PEDRO PEÑA ART GALLERY, Urb. Alhambra del

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SAMMER GALLERY, Av. Julio Iglesias 3, Puerto Banús SILVART, Urb. Marbella Real, local 12, Marbella VAN GESTEL, Pza. de los Naranjos, 11 / Marbella

TORREMOLINOS

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TEATROS MÁLAGA

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TEATROS COSTA DEL SOL T: 952 133 500 C/ Pacífico, 54. Junto al Centro Cívico. - 29004 Málaga Sala Falla T: 952252111 - Plaza Maestro Artola, s/n. Málaga Recinto Eduardo Ocón T: 952128811 - Paseo del Parque, 29016 Málaga

TEATROS MARBELLA

Auditorio del Parque de la Constitución T: 952 859 483 Parque de la Constitución 29600 Marbella Teatro Municipal Ciudad de Marbella T: 952903159 - Plaza Ramón Martínez, s/n. -29600 Marbella Sala de Encuentros - Pasaje Torremolinos, s/n -San Pedro 29670 Marbella Centro Cultural El Ingenio T: 952786968 - C/ La Morena,s/n - San Pedro 29670 Marbella Sala Marbella T: 952761100 - C/ Notario Luis Oliver, s/n 29600 Marbella Casa de la CulturaSan Pedro de Alcántara T: 952825035 Avda. de la Constitución, s/n 29600 Marbella

TEATROS FUENGIROLA

Castillo de Sohail – 952589300 - Paseo Marítimo Rey de España 29640 Fuengirola Palacio de la Paz T: 952585836 /952583080 Recinto Ferial, s/n 29640 Fuengirola

TEATROS TORREMOLINOS Auditorio Príncipe de Asturias

T: 952050293 Plaza de España, 1 29620 Torremolinos Casa de la Cultura de Torremolinos T: 952370585 - C/ Periodista Antonio Saenz, s/n -29620 Torremolinos

TEATRO NERJA

Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja T: 952523863 C/ Granada, 45 - 29780 Nerja

TEATRO RONDA Teatro Vicente Espinel T: 952877821 - Alameda del Tajo, s/n - 29400 Ronda

TEATROS ANTEQUERA

Teatro Cervantes T: 952708134 29200 Antequera Instituto Pedro Espinosa T: 952841088 - C/ General Ríos - 29200 Antequera Casa de la Cultura T: 952704052 C/ Carreteros, 8 29200 Antequera Teatro Torcal T: 952841196 - C/ Ramón y Cajal, 8 - 29200 Antequera

TEATROS MIJAS Teatro Las Lagunas – 952473125 - C/ Cno. El Albero. Las Lagunas. MijasCosta Mijas

TEATROS VÉLEZ MÁLAGA Sala Café-Teatro Casarte Azul 657908011 Camino Viejo de Málaga VélezMálaga Teatro del Carmen T: 952507106 Plaza del Carmen, s/n 29700 Vélez-Málaga

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WALTER GEIST Head Chef at Tragabuches in Ronda

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Head Chef of Tragabuches, Walter Geist.

Walter trying a red wine from their bodega (Pasos Largos) in Ronda.

orn in Patagonia, Argentina, in 1974, Walter developed a passion for food and “alta cocina” as a teenager. As a young budding chef, he studied and trained in Argentina and went on to gain invaluable handson experience working at various restaurants and bistros in Buenos Aires. The style of cooking Walter experienced in Argentina was predominantly traditional and incorporated red meat, pasta dishes and French culinary techniques. In 2006, Walter was keen to further his career and moved to Spain to work as a chef for El Juncal Hotel and Bodega in Ronda. Having quickly made a big impression, he was then offered the exciting role of Head Chef at the group’s Michelin Star restaurant, Tragabuches, in Ronda. Passionate about gastronomic cuisine, Walter took to his prestigious role like a duck to water and thrives on the exciting daily challenge of creating and delivering mouth-watering innovative Andalucían cuisine to discerning food lovers. Since moving to Ronda with his wife and son, Walter has fallen in love with Spain, and Ronda in particular.

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“Ronda reminds me of my hometown in Argentina in many ways and is my home from home. People in Ronda are warm, friendly and have made my family feel very welcome here”. Walter loves Andalucían cuisine for many reasons; its simplicity, freshness, rich flavours and natural ingredients. Some of his signature dishes at Tragabuches include traditional cold soups including the ever popular gazpacho, fish soup with clams and rice and other delicious variations. All dishes created at Tragabuches incorporate the freshest seasonal produce which is sourced from its local origin. If certain produce does not reach Walter’s high standards, it will be taken off the menu. Walter is a strong believer in respecting the values of traditional Andalucían cooking and transforming simple ingredients into exquisite culinary delights is his forte. Thanks to Walter and his dedication and passion for alta cocina (haute cuisine), Tragabuches is today one of the top five gastronomic restaurants in Spain, based on quality and value for money.

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ragabuches, located in the heart of the historical white-washed village of Ronda is a family owned restaurant which spans three generations. The restaurant belongs to the same group as El Juncal Hotel and Bodega (winery) which is renowned for producing Pasos Largos, a premium quality Spanish red wine. Tragabuches and Pasos Largos are nicknames for two old bandits in the Serrania de Ronda Mountains. Both businesses are owned and managed by Manuel María López who was born and raised in Ronda. Tragabuches officially opened to the public in 1998, under the influence of Michelin Chef, Dani García and Manuel’s brother, Sergio Lopez. Thanks to both chefs’ creativity, culinary flair and dedication to gastronomic cuisine, in 2006, Tragabuches was awarded a Michelin Star, which it still has under its belt today, with Walter Geist at the helm. Tragabuches offers an idyllic and

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Tragabuches officially opened to the public in 1998, under the influence of Michelin Chef, Dani García and Manuel’s brother, Sergio Lopez

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To make the cream, peel and slice the aubergines and cook them in the oven at 100°C (180°F) for one hour. Then crush them with 50ml of olive oil, a pinch of salt and fresh basil. To make the confit, lightly stir fry the peppers, spring onion and tomatoes and add the stock. Cook for 50 minutes then strain and make into round balls. Submerge the cod in the olive oil and place in the oven at 60°C (140°F) for 20 minutes. Dry the black olives in the oven at 80°C (175°F) for 3 hours and then blend in the food mixer. Arrange the cod on a serving plate with the aubergine cream alongside it. Place the confit balls randomly around the serving dish and sprinkle with the dried black olives. Decorate with flowers and any small edible leaves.

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To make the tartare, mix the prawns with the juice of half the lime and season with a pinch of salt. Peel and chop the avocado and place in a blender with the olive oil, half the remaining lime and a pinch of salt. Blend well until you get a smooth paste. To plate up, put the prawns into a rectangular mould. Take a flat plate or serving board and remove the mould from the prawns. Spread the avocado paste out next to the prawns using a spatula. To complete your dish, cut the physalis in half and place on top of the avocado and decorate with pieces of diced mango, pea shoots or alternative and flower petals.

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ROSMARINO DELLA PIAZZA A sophisticated Italian restaurant located in the heart of Elviria. Serving delicious Italian dishes but no pizzas... fine dining is guaranteed. Boasts a lovely air conditioned restaurant and pleasant alfresco dining facilities. A gastronomic delight just waiting to be discovered. Elviria Tel: (+34) 952 850 148 rosmarinodellapiazza.com

AMERICAN

Hard Rock Café Calle Ramón Areces, Esquina Marina Banús, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 908 824 TGI Friday´s Avda. Muelle de Ribera, Marina Banús, Local 4 – 5, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 815 993

Tony Roma´s

Ctra. De Cádiz, km 176, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 765 533 Yanx Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella T: (+34) 952 818 861

ARABIC / LEBANESE L’Oriental (est. 1988)

Avda. Dos Hermanas, Benalmara (next to Robin Hood Pub) T: (+34) 952 885 436

Afamia

Family business founded in 1984. The restaurant serves high quality International dishes at affordable prices, the service is always professional and attentive, the atmosphere informal and relaxed. Portofino is the ideal setting for any occasion. Closed Monday Edificio Perla, 29 Paseo Marítimo Fuengirola Tel: (+34) 952 470 643

Bubbles

CN 340 km 192, C.C. Pinares de Elviria, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 839 347 La Virginia Urb. La Virginia, Avda. Don Jaime de Mora, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 771 519

Plaza Antonio Banderas, Puerto Banús, T: (+34) 606 070 979 Calima Hotel Melia Don Pepe, Marbella T: (+34) 952 764 252

Nestor Restaurant Urb. La Alzambra, Edif. Vasari Centre, Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 929 020

GREEK

Muelle de Ribera, Puerto Banús, Marbella T: (+34) 952 812 148

GRILLS

El Carnicero 2

INDIAN Khan’s

Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús, T: (+34) 952 814 371

C.C. Pino Golf 28, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 836 208

Mughal Village

ARGENTINIAN Clericó

Avda.Antonio Belón 22, Marbella T: (+34) 952 765 683 El Gaucho Muelle de Ribera, Casa 4, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 813 671 Tango Paseo Rivera, Puerto Banús, T: (+34) 952 812 358

FRENCH Casanis

Calle Ancha 8, Casco antiguo, Marbella T: (+34) 952 900 450

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CN 340, Urb. Doña Lola, Calahonda, Mijas Costa T: (+34) 952 931 053 Urb. Torrenueva, Mijas Costa, T: (+34) 902 463 426 Mumtaz Casa nº 7, Puerto Banús, T: (+34) 952 812 090

Saffron

Parque de Elviria, Local 7 – 9, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 830 146 Taj Mahal Ctra. De Cádiz km 179, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 857 670

INTERNATIONAL Bonos Beach

Urb. El Arenal, Calle Cervantes, Costabella, Marbella T: (+34) 952 839 236

Avenida del Prado, Aloha, Nueva Andalucia T: (+34) 952 813 859 El Lago Avda. de las Cumbres, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 832 371 Pasaje 5, Old Town Marbella Tel: (+34) 952 779 356

Ocean Club

Avda. Lola Flores s/n Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 908 138

El Oceano Beach Hotel

Ctra. de Cádiz km 176, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 867 599 El Gaucho Galerías Paniagua, Sotogrande T: (+34) 956 795 528 El Rancho Ctra. de Cádiz, Exit Las Chapas, Marbella T: (+34) 952 831 922

Maharani

El Girasol

La Musa Marbella

Red Pepper

Urb. Benabolá 10, Local C, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 815 068

Byblos

PORTOFINO

Fondue Lounge

CN 340 km 199, Urb. Torrenueva, Mijas Costa T: (+34) 952 587 550

Nikki Beach

Playa Hotel Don Carlos Ctra de Cádiz km 192, Marbella T: (+34) 952 836 239

El Patio de Los Perfumes

Calle Aduar 1, Casco antiguo, Marbella T: (+34) 952 828 650 El Relicario El Ingenio, C/ La Concha 11, San Pedro de Alcántara T: (+34) 952 788 686

Finca Besaya

Urb. Rio Verde Alto s/n, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 861 382

Hermosa

Local 1ª, Puerto de Cabopino, Marbella T: (+34) 952 837 483 La Hacienda Ctra. Cádiz km 193, Urb. Hacienda Las Chapas, Marbella T: (+34) 952 831 267

Lee’s Bistro

C.C. Guadalmina, Local 8, Edif. Barclays, Guadalmina T: (+34) 952 928 610

Magna Café

Calle Calderón de la Barca s/n Nueva Andalucía 29660 T: (+34) 952 929 578 MC Café Marbella Club Hotel, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 822 211

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Polynesian’s

Estepona T: (+34) 952 884 687 Pizzería Picasso Frontline Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 813 669

Portofino

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C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona, T: (+34) 952 808 035

Hotel Finca Cortesín, Ctra. Casares s/n, Casares T: (+34) 952 937 800

Calle Violeta, 4-5 Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 817 317

Calle Aduar 12, Casco antiguo, Marbella T: (+34) 952 765 277

Plaza General Chinchilla 1, Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella T: (+34) 952 924 613

Hotel Puente Romano, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 820 900 Rosmarino C.C. Pinares de Elviria, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 850 148 Salotto Avenida del Prado s/n, Aloha Golf, Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 818 112 Villa Tiberio Ctra. De Cádiz km 178, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 771 799

Ctra. Cádiz km 164, Urb. Guadalmansa, Estepona T: (+34) 952 792 820

Calle Gloria, Casco antiguo, Marbella T: (+34) 952 863 125

Urb. Coto de los Doles, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 839 458

Edificio Perla, 29, Paseo Marítimo Fuengirola T: (+34) 952 470 643

Avenida del Prado Los Naranjos Country Club, Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 815 398 La Despensa Noruega C/. Coin, 9, La Cala, La Cala de Mijas T: (+34) 952 494 001

MEXICAN

SEAFOOD

Avda. Ramón Gómez de la Serna 4, Marbella T: (+34) 952 774 909 Zapata Tex Mex C.N. 340, C.C. Expo Marbella, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 867 283

Muelle de Ribera 14, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 811 044

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Ctra.Istan, km.1 CC Le Village, 15 T: (+34) 952 771 046

Terra Sana

The Golden Mile, Nueva Andalucía, Puerto Banús, Elviria & Fuengirola T: (+34) 902 325 452

The Orange Tree

Tikitano

The Beach House

ZoiZoi

Plaza Altamirano 1, Marbella T: (+34) 952 858 868

ITALIAN

Amore e Fantasía Muelle Benabolá, Casa 5 – A, Puerto Banús, T: (+34) 952 813 464

Aretusa

Calle Azahar, Edificio la Ruleta, Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 814 529

Casa Italia

Ristorante Roberto

Zafferano

Portofino

Tacoloco

La Moraga Ibérica

Ramón Areces 1, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 817 448

La Taberna del Alabardero Ctra. De Ronda km 167, Benahavís T: (+34) 952 786 265 Avenida Miguel Cano 7, Marbella T: (+34) 952 829 321 Los Abanicos Calle Málaga, Benahavís, T: (+34) 952 855 131 El Fogón de Elías CN 340, Centro Diana,San Pedro, Estepona T: (+34) 952 884 977

C/ San Isidro Labrador 8, Edif. Diana II, Fuengirola T: (+34) 635 950 976 Skandies Avda. Antonio Belón 26, Marbella T: (+34) 952 776 323 Casa Nórdica C/ San Isidro Labrador 8, Edif. Diana II, Fuengirola T: (+34) 635 950 976

El Higuerón

CN 340 km 217, Fuengirola T: (+34) 952 119 163

Nermans

Azul Marino

Casa Fernando

Avenida del Mar, San Pedro de Alcantara T: (+34) 952 784 641 Cipriano Playas del Duque, Puerto Banús, T: (+34) 952 811 077

C.C. Cristamar, Local 18 – 21, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 815 319

El Hogar del Pescador

Close to the Casino, Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 814 964

La Barca

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C/ de Ramón Areces, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 929 202

La Taberna del Pintxo

Casa Nórdica

Paseo Marítimo de Marbella, Edif. Skol, Marbella T: (+34) 952 903 118 (Also in Cabopino, San Pedro and Ricardo Soriano in Marbella) De Medici Urb. El Pilar, C.C. Benapilar,

Sukho Thai

Gambrinus

SCANDINAVIAN

Eddy & Marisa’s

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SPANISH

C.C. Puerta de Banús, Local 15, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 908 577 Zen C/ Los Lirios, Nueva Andalucía T: (+34) 952 817 691

C.C. Pinares de Elviria, Elviria, Marbella T: (+34) 952 850 060

Naga

Avda. Aragón 453, Marbesa, Marbella T: (+34) 952 832 438

Wasabi Sushi Marbella

ORIENTAL

Da Bruno

Rama

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Marbella, Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella T: (+34) 952 899 400

Puerto Banús – frontline port T: (+34) 952 812 898 Casa Nostra C/ Camilo José Cela 12, Casco Antiguo, Marbella T: (+34) 952 861 108

Asia Food

Plaza de la Victoria, Casco antiguo, Marbella T: (+34) 952 765 170

Taro Guadalpin Sushi Bar

Urb. La Alcazaba, CN 340 km 175, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 816 100 Pravda Muelle Ribera, Edif. Levante, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 811 443

Ristorante Regina

La Pesquera

C.C. Marbellamar, Marbella Tel: (+34) 952 770 550 Tai Pan Hotel Puente Romano, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (+34) 952 777 893

Urb. Coral Beach, The Golden Mile, Marbella T: (34) 952 824 534

Puerto Pesquero Marbella, C/ Guadalete, Marbella T: (+34) 952 867 529 Muelle de Benabola, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 816 252

LE PAPILLON Le Papillon is situated on the beautiful beachfront in Marbesa, close to Don Carlos Hotel. Offering stunning sea views and glorious sunsets, it is the perfect location to set the scene for a romantic meal, choosing from our wide selection of fresh fish and succulent meat dishes. Kids menu and play area available. Las Chapas - Marbella Tel: (+34) 952 834 113 www.restaurantpapillon.com

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KIDS IN SPAIN SCHOOL - COSTA DEL SOL

The important

start in life Choosing the right school for your child in Spain comes down to one of three options – a Spanish state school, Spanish private school or an International school. WORDS SKY FERREY Compulsory primary education in Spain begins at the age of six with children starting school in the September of the year in which they become six, until the age of 14.

SPANISH STATE SCHOOLS If you are already a resident, the time to apply for a school place is in April, before the start of the academic year in September. You will need to be registered on the local electoral roll at the town hall, provide the child’s passport details, birth certificate, proof of immunisation, verification of the child’s education record (a convalidation) and proof of residency (a utility bill in your name). If, however, you are not already resident here, you can apply for a place at any time. Every school has a catchment area and you will be required to apply to a school within the zone where you live or intend to live. Whilst Spanish State school education is free, you will be expected to pay for books and materials, meals (if available) and school transport. For low income families, grants may be available to help with these costs by making a formal application to your Town Hall. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN THE MÁLAGA PROVINCE (Costa del Sol) Sunny View School, Torremolinos T: (+34) 952 383 164 www.sunnyviewschool.com St George’s International School, Málaga. T: (+34) 952 200 903 www.interschoolmalaga.com St Anthony’s College, Mijas-Costa T: (+34) 952 473 166 www.stanthonyscollege.com The British College of Benalmadena. T: (+34) 952 773 248 www.thebritishcollege.com 60 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

Aloha College, Marbella T: (+34) 952 814 133 www.aloha-college.com Swans International School T: (+34) 952 776 431 www.swansschool.net The English International College, Marbella T: (+34) 952 831 058 www.eicmarbella.org Mayfair International Academy, Estepona T: (+34) 784 923 www.mayfairacademy.com International School of Estepona

Education follows the Spanish Curriculum and, at the age of 14, students receive a school-leaving certificate which will determine the course of their future education. For those with high marks, a titulo de graduado escolar will be awarded, enabling them to attend a higher secondary school to study for their baccalaureate. Those with lower marks will receive a school certificate which will allow them to attend a vocational programme providing specialist training for a specific career. The clear advantages of a Spanish State school are that your child will become fluent in a second language, will make lots of local friends rather than just ex-pats and will also be fully conversant with the Spanish cultural way of life. This form of education is probably most suited to a younger child. Details of Spanish State schools in your area can be obtained from your local Town Hall. T: (+34) 952 884 789 www.marbellaschool.com Sotogrande International School T: (+34) 956 795 902 www.sis.ac Ecos International College, La Mairena T: (+34) 952 831 027 www.ecos.attendis.com International College, San Pedro T: (+34) 952 799 900 www.icsanpedro.com Calpe College, San Pedro T: (+34) 952 781 479 www.calpecollegeschool.com

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PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS If your child has already reached a level of education in your home country, then perhaps one of the many International Schools on the Costa del Sol is a better option for you. Of course, these are fee-paying schools and not cheap, but certainly not as expensive as private schools in the UK. Most, if not all of these schools, follow the British Curriculum and work towards IGCSE and A level qualifications thereby giving students the required standards for entry into any British, European or American university. International schools have smaller classes, outstanding facilities and many extra-curricular activities, as you would expect in any private school in Europe. They have a varied and international approach to sport, culture and art and a wider range of academic subjects. The advantages of attending an International School are undoubtedly the ability to continue with previous education, lessons in English, a cosmopolitan mix of different nationalities and qualifications that give students access to any university worldwide.

Spanish Private Schools

now offers children up to the age of 13 an exciting hairdressing salon all of their very own. Located in the Parque Miramar shopping centre on the edge of Fuengirola, it makes having a haircut a real adventure! The premises are brightly decorated with cartoon characters and soft toys, and is totally child orientated. Each cutting area has its individual fun chair, DVD screen and playstation to keep the children entertained. Certainly no more tears at TIJERITAS not only because this is such a fun place which children will love, but all shampoos and hair products are gentle and specially chosen to be child friendly. Situated on the ground floor of Parque Miramar (just inside the main entrance), the salon is open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, although during July, August, September and December, it will also be open on Sundays. Whilst the salon has only been in existence for five months, it is proving extremely popular and it is, therefore, advisable to make an appointment, especially for a Saturday. Tijeritas, C.C. Parque Miramar, Avenida EncarnaciĂłn, local B-23, Planta Baja, Fuengirola Tel: (+34) 952 664 685

SPANISH PRIVATE SCHOOLS Most Spanish private schools teach in Spanish, are state-subsidised and follow the Spanish state school curriculum. Private school fees vary depending on the quality, reputation and location of the school, but are low compared to the equivalent in Europe. Fees at subsidised private Spanish schools are around 700e per year, and around 800e a term for books and materials, meals and extras. Details of Spanish private schools in your area can be obtained from your local Town Hall.

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KIDS & ACTIVITIES COSTA DEL SOL

CHILDREN’S ATTRACTIONS IN ANDALUCÍA With an enviable all-year-round climate and welcoming millions of tourists every year, Andalucía is geared towards families with children and offers a wide range of activities, attractions and amusements to keep children of all ages entertained. Below is a list of all the main children’s attractions in Andalucía - ranging from theme parks to wildlife and adventure to cinemas.

AQUALAND TORREMOLINOS C/ Cuba 10, Torremolinos T: (+34) 952 388 888 www.aqualand.es/ torremolinos

AQUA TROPIC

Venta El Jinete km 4.5, Mijas Costa T: (+34) 952 932 209

CROCODILE PARK

C/ Cuba 14, Torremolinos T: (+34) 952 051 782 www.cocodrilospark.com

Playa de Velilla, Almuñecar, Granada T: (+34) 958 633 316 www.aqua-tropic.com AQUA VELIS Urb. El Tomillar, Torre del Mar T: (+34) 952 542 758 AULA DEL MAR C/ Manuel Agustín Heredia, Málaga T: (+34) 952 229 287 www.auladelmar.info

DOLPHIN WORLD

Avda. Virgen de la Palma, Algeciras T: (+34) 956 633 330 www.bahiapark.com

Jardin de las Aguilas, Benalmádena T: (+34) 952 568 239

BAHIA PARK ACUATICO

BIG FUN BOWLING CENTRE

C.C. Plaza Mayor, Alfonso Ponce de León 3, Málaga T: (+34) 952 172 631 www.plazamayor.es

BOLERA MONTEMAR Avda. Montemar 35, Torremolinos T: (+34) 952 387 459 BONGO PARK C/ Pintor Pacheco s/n, Marbella T: (+34) 952 860 233 www.bongopark.com

CABLE SKI MARBELLA Urb. El Gamonal y Las Medranas, Guadalmina Alta, San Pedro T: (+34) 952 785 579 www.cableskimarbella.com

CAMELOT PARK

C.C. Marina Banús, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 818 546

CANGOOLANDIA PARK CN 340 km 189, El Rosario, Marbella T: (+34) 951 310 227

CLUB HIPICO EL JINETE (Horse-riding) Ctra. de la Cala Golf,

Ferry Terminal, P.O. Box 554, Gibraltar T: (+350) 544 81000

FUENGIROLA ZOO

C/ Camilo José Cela 6-8, Fuengirola T: (+34) 952 666 301 www.zoofuengirola.com FUNNY BEACH CN 340 km 184, Marbella T: (+34) 952 823 359 www.funnybeach.com

GARDEN OF EAGLES

IGUANA PARK

Cucurucho Beach Club, Paseo del Parque, Sotogrande T: (+34) 956 794 667

INDOOR KARTING MÁLAGA

C/ Ortega y Gasset 335, Pol. Ind. San Luis, Málaga T: (+34) 952 330 041

ISLA MÁGICA

Pabellón de España, Isla de la Cartuja, Sevilla T: (+34) 902 161 716 www.islamagica.es

JARDIN BOTÁNICO LA CONCEPCIÓN

Camino del Jardín Botánico 3, Málaga T: (+34) 952 252 148 www.laconcepcion.malaga.eu/

JUEGOS PARKILANDIA Av. España s/n, Estepona T: (+34) 952 808 718

KARTING DEL SOL

CN 340 km 268.5, Almayate, Velez - Málaga T: (+34) 952 503 508

KIDZ KINGDOM

CN 340 km 166 2, Bel Air, Estepona T: (+34) 952 928 936 www.kidzkingdom.eu

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LA ISLA DE LOS PEQUES C/ San Juan 11, Mijas Costa T: (+34) 951 311 661

LA PIÑATA MUNDO INFANTIL

C/ Pinto Rivera (2 Bajo), Edf. Liceo, Marbella T: (+34) 951 968 655 www.mundoinfantil.es LOBOPARK Ctra. Álora, Km. 16, Antequera T: (+34) 952 031 107 www.lobopark.com

MÁLAGA DOLLS HOUSE MUSEUM C/Alamos 32, Málaga T: (+34) 952 210 082 www.museocm.com

MARBELANDIA

Nueva Alcántara, San Pedro de Alcántara (beachside) T: (+34) 670 743 011

MEGABOWL MARBELLA C.C. La Cañada 115-116, Marbella T: (+34) 902 232 999 www.megabowlmarbella.com

MINI HOLLYWOOD

CN 340 km 464, Salida 376 (A-92) Dirección Guadix, Desierto de Tabernas Almeria T: (+34) 950 365 236

MISTER BOLO

Ctra. Coín - Cártama km 1, Coín T: (+34) 951 315 095

MINI PLANET MARBELLA

Av. Cánovas del Castillo s/n, Marbella T: (+34) 952 779 487 NATURA AVENTURA C/ San Beatriz 32, San Pedro Alcántara T: (+34) 902 011 077 www.natura-aventura.com

PARQUE ACUATICO MIJAS

CN 340, km 209, Mijas Costa T: (+34) 952 460 202 www.aquamijas.com

PARQUE EL RETIRO

YOYUBA ADVENTURE PARK

Ctra. Coín km 88, Churriana T: (+34) 952 623 540 www.sendaelretiro.com

Camino Viejo de Coín, Pol. San Rafael, Nave 5, Mijas T: (+34) 952 198 398 www.yoyuba.com

PARQUE INFANTIL COSMO

C/ Río Benamargosa 27, Mijas T: (+34) 952 469 998

PARQUE LORO SEXI

(Tropical bird park) Plaza de San Cristobal, Almuñecar T: (+34) 958 631 125

PISTA DE PATINAJE SOBRE HIELO (Ice-skating) C/ Ciudad de Melilla s/n, Benalmádena T: (+34) 952 577 669 RONO PARK Plaza de la Iglesia, Edf. San Pedro Local 4, San Pedro Alcántara T: (+34) 617 184 837

SCIENCE PARK

Avda. de la Ciencia s/n, Granada T: (+34) 958 131 900 www.parqueciencias.com SEALIFE Puerto Marina, Benalmádena T: (+34) 952 560 150 www.sealifeeurope.com SELWO ADVENTURE Autovía Costa del Sol, km 162.5, Estepona T: (+34) 902 190 482 www.selwo.es SELWO MARINA Parque de la Paloma, Benalmádena T: (+34) 902 190 482 www.selwomarina.com

TELEFÉRICO BENALMÁDENA

Explanada del Tivoli s/n, Benalmádena T: (+34) 902 190 482

THE MULTISPORT CLUB Urb. Parcelas del Golf, Av. Del Prado,N. Andalucía T: (+34) 952 814 086 www.themultisportsclub.com TIVOLI WORLD Av. Tivoli s/n, Benalmádena T: (+34) 952 577 016 www.tivoli.es

KID’S football CLUBS MARPAFUT

Urb. La Quinta, Finca El Potril, San Pedro de Alcántara T: (+34) 952 789 458 ab@mpfsmarbella.com

FOOTBAL VILLAGE

Urb. Valle Romano, Estepona T: (+34) 952 885 587 info@thevillagespain.co

TENNIS FOR KIDS CLUB DEL SOL

José de Orbaneja, Urb. Sitio de Calahonda, Calahonda, Mijas Costa T: (+34) 952 939 595

CINEMAS Costa del Sol

CINE - LA CAÑADA C.C. La Cañada, Marbella T: (+34) 902 333 231 www.cinesa.es

CINE - GRAN MARBELLA Paseo Rivera s/n, Puerto Banús T: (+34) 952 810 077 www.cinesgranmarbella.com

CINE - PLAZA DEL MAR C/ Camilo José Cela s/n, Marbella T: (+34) 952 766 942 www.cinesur.com

MULTICINES ALFIL

C/ Camilo José Cela 6, Fuengirola T: (+34) 952 593 587 www.grupoalfil.es

CINE - PARQUE MIRAMAR

C.C. Myramar, Fuengirola T: (+34) 902 221 622 www.cinesur.com

YELMO CINES

Plaza Mayor, Málaga, T: (+34) 951 231 993 ww.yelmocineplex.es

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CIRCUITO DE VELOCIDAD ANDALUCÍA

CIRCUITOSANDALUCIARACETRACK

CIRCUITO MONTEBLANCO

(HUELVA) El Circuito Monteblanco, ubicado en Huelva está especialmente diseñado para los profesionales del motor, ideal tanto para testing y competición como para realizar eventos corporativos. Tiene licencia oficial de la FIA Grado 1 que le sirve para acoger entrenamientos de FORMULA 1 y licencia oficial para carreras internacionales hasta GP2. Catering propio incluido. La pista tiene una longitud total de 5600 metros siendo el circuito de GP de 4430 metros. Tel. +34 902 500 552 Fax +34 959 026 483 info@circuitomonteblanco.com Circuito Monteblanco Apdo. 123 21700 La Palma del Condado Huelva – España Autopista A49 - Salida 48 www.circuitomonteblanco.com

es importante conseguir un buen paso por curva para picar buenos tiempos. Con una longitud total de 4025 metros, cuenta con una de las mayores rectas de nuestro país, con algo más de 900 metros de largo. Es un circuito usado por gran cantidad de equipos oficiales internacionales, ya que por su trazado lo hace muy exigente y por su ubicación es uno de los más utilizados por los profesionales del motor para llevar a cabo pruebas en pleno invierno. El circuito de Almería está situado a 4 kilómetros de Tabernas, en plena zona desértica. info@circuitodealmeria.com Tel. +34 609 337 448 C.N 350 a Km. 483 04200 Tabernas - Almería. www.circuitodealmeria.com

CIRCUITO DE GUADIX CIRCUITO DE ALMERIA

El Circuito de Almería, situado en el municipio de Tabernas, es un auténtico desafío para todo aquel que ruede en él. Es uno de los trazados más técnicos de España, donde

(GRANADA) El Circuito de Guadix, “La Catedral del Motor”, se inaguro el 3 de Junio de 2002, ese mismo día se celebró el campeonato de Andalucia de motociclismo contando con la presencia del triple campeón británico de superbikes Neil

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Mckenzie. En 2006 el Sr. Clive Greenhalgh compró el resto de las acciones convirtiéndose en el nuevo dueño del circuito. Clive de nacionalidad británica, con mucha experiencia en el mundo de motor ya que el mismo ha sido piloto y su hijo Michael Greenhalgh que es actual piloto Internacional de GT, conocen las factores que necesitan los clientes para convertirse en campeones! En 2007/2008 se reasfaltó la pista con un asfalto especial para este tipo de deporte, mejorando las pruebas y seguridad.

¡¡Para que no falte de nada en una emocionante jornada de aventura al volante!!. El KARTING CAMPILLOS tiene una larga tradición en la celebración de competiciones tanto internacionales como nacionales. Karting Campillos Ctra: A-384, Km 101 29320 Campillos (Málaga) Tel.: + 34 951 163 120 info@kartingcampillos.com www.kartingcampillos.com

18870 Gor - Granada - Spain info@circuitodeguadix.com Tel. +34 619 476 991 www.circuitodeguadix.com

CIRCUITO ASCARI CIRCUITO CAMPILLOS (MÁLAGA) En la primavera del 2005 se construye el KARTING CAMPILLOS, un circuito internacional con la aprobación de la CIK/FIA para la celebración de pruebas internacionales de gran calado. Este trazado de 1588m de cuerda, con sectores rápidos, lentos, y enlazadas muy técnicas, hace las delicias de los verdaderos amantes del deporte del motor, que pueden poner al límite sus máquinas en unas altísimas condiciones de seguridad. Muy pocos circuitos ofrecen la posibilidad de conducir karts con tan alta calidad tecnológica. El complejo deportivo cuenta con una extensión de 125.000m2 en la que hay además cafetería, terraza y tienda.

(RONDA) Escondido del mundo exterior entre los picos de las montañas en un valle precioso del sur de España; situado entre vistas sobrecogedoras y detrás de barreras de sonido naturales, se extiende este Ascari Race Resort. Imagine un circuito súper moderno hilando gentilmente a través de un paisaje natural en el sur de España. La combinación perfecta entre la competición y la relajación es ahora toda una realidad. Un circuito con 26 curvas e increibles peraltes y pendientes. El circuito más largo de España con una longitud de 5.425 m. Para sentir la sensación de pura velocidad con la máxima seguridad. Carretera Ronda - Campillos (A-367), Km 30,5 29400, Ronda, Málaga, España Tel.: +34 952 187 171 Fax: +34 952 190 100 www.ascari.net

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Pagani presents the Zonda R at Ascari racetrack

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA EVENT AT ASCARI RACE RESORT Pagani Supercar showcased in Marbella

TEST DRIVING ANDREA MONTERMINI PHOTOGRAPHY G. KORVIN - J.M. RODRIGUEZ WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY LOCATION ASCARI RACETRACK - RONDA

A “Racing around the circuit with Andrea was simply mindblowing. The speed and handling of the car is unimaginable. It took my breath away! It was a dream come true for me to experience it for myself and it’s what I imagine a Formula One car to feel like, but with two seats”. G.Korvin

Andrea Montermini, Gregory Korvin and Mario Guarnieri.

Gregory Korvin with Horacio Pagani.

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n exclusive media event took place in November at Ascari Race Resort, located 45 minutes from Marbella, to showcase the Pagani Zonda R. Invitations were strictly limited and Maxired Magazine was one of the publications fortunate enough to attend such a prestigious event. Klaas Zwart, Horacio Pagani, Mario Guarnieri and Andrea Montermini hosted the event to showcase the Zonda R and the only Zonda HH in the world, which was delivered to his client and presented to motoring journalists. Ex-Formula One racing driver, Andrea Montermini, put the jaw-dropping supercar through its paces on the track and each journalist was treated to a lap of the circuit with Pagani’s test driver at the wheel. Attended by key media and photographers, the Zonda didn’t fail to impress and excite everyone. The only Zonda R in Spain, this wasn’t your usual car launch – it was a one-off event to celebrate the new addition to the impressive Pagani family. The uber fast, Zonda R is hand built at the Pagani Atelier in Italy and production is limited to just eight cars worldwide. With striking sharp edges and an futuristic design, the car is beautiful and aerodynamically sound. With a mind-blowing top speed of 374 km/h and a performance of 0 - 100 km/h in less than three seconds, it really is in a league of its own. With a price tag of 1,460.000e, driving or owning a Zonda R will never become more than just a dream for the large majority of us. Inevitably, the privileged few will be the envy of millions! Pagani’s next model, the C9 will be officially launched in 2011…so watch this space!

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PORSCHE

BOXTER SPYDER

Gregory Korvin, Production Designer and Photographer for MAXiRED magazine

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SUPERCAR REVIEW PORSCHE SPYDER

A playful sports car with razor-sharp claws. TEST DRIVING & PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY LOCATION CASINO - PUERTO BANUS - MARBELLA

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION Engine: 3436cc flat-six, 320bhp @ 7200rpm Torque: 273 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm Co2 Emissions: 218 g/km Gearbox: 6-Speed Manual/ 7-Speed PDK Power transmission: Rear-wheel drive Performance: Top speed: 267 km/h Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 4.8 seconds Weight: 1,275kg Dimensions: L. 4.3m / W. 1.8m / H. 1.2m Basic price: From around 72,710e Available at Grupo Guarnieri Porsche, Edificio Guarnieri, Avda. Velázquez, 470, Málaga Tel: (+34) 951 014 230 - www.guarnieri.es Like: Amazing sports car, mind-blowing performance Dislike: Pricey options

THE NEW FLYWEIGHT BOXSTER SPYDER EPITOMISES HIGHPERFORMANCE AND WEIGHS IN AT JUST 1,275KG, MAKING IT THE LIGHTEST MODEL IN THE PORSCHE RANGE. Although it shares some of the GT3’s DNA, it clearly fancies itself as a successor to James Dean’s infamous 550 Spyder from the 1950s. Not only has Porsche gone back to its roots, it has intelligently stripped the Boxter S to develop a lighter sports car with a lowered suspension and aluminium and carbon fibre parts wherever possible. As a result, the Boxter Spyder is lower, sharper and 80 kilos lighter than previous models. Having ditched the conventional convertible-top mechanism, it boasts a light-weight, manually operated, two-piece bikini-like cover that can be fully sealed in bad weather. The Spyder features Porsche’s brilliant direct injection 3.4-litre flat-six power unit with Variocam and variable valve timing. Although it may seem identical to the Boxter S, there are a few important differences. With 320bhp to call on, it’s 10bhp more powerful and with peak power at 7,200rpm, it’s 950rpm higher. Louder than the Boxter S, it has a slightly flatter torque curve which means it can lap the ring seven seconds faster than the standard car. The Boxster Spyder has striking good looks and at a first glance it resembles a distilled Carrera GT. If not quite as rakish as some previous open-topped Porsche models, the fairings on the newly extended rear deck stand out and the body-side graphics are uber cool and retro. Like the exterior, the interior is purged and reworked, and as always, it can be customised to each owner’s request. Inside the Spyder you won’t find a radio, air-con, cup holders or door pockets, but you can spec the sound system and beverage holders back in at no extra cost. The centre console and dash facings are finished in the exterior body colour and the gear lever shift pattern and seatbelts are red.

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To further customise and take your Boxter Spyder to a higher level, there are various options to choose from which include ceramic brakes, sports exhaust, Porsche’s Sport Chrono Pack, dual shift PDK transmission, sports seats with black leather interior, Alcantara trim, Bi-Xenon headlights and Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation. THE TEST DRIVE IN MARBELLA On a sunny autumn afternoon, we took the Porsche Boxter Spyder through its paces along the coast road in Marbella. It came as no surprise that when we stopped at traffic lights, it attracted a lot of attention and admiration from fellow drivers and pedestrians... well, who wouldn’t look twice at such a fanciable motor? From the moment we started up the engine and moved off, we immediately noticed how the exhaust emits a fruity Porsche parp. On the coast road, we pushed it to the limit and the car was just itching to turn every corner. The steering was effortless and the grippy sports seats held us firmly in place. Showing no signs of pitching or rolling, the ride was never harsh. The car responded to every command and offers a surprisingly smooth ride (for a supposedly stripped car). The Boxter Spyder features stiffer, fixed-rate dampers (rather than an active system), shorter and harder springs, firmer anti-roll bars and a more aggressive camber on the wheels. The traction and grip was in a league of its own and the chassis was unflappable. Even on tight, slippery second-gear corners, it didn’t bite. It’s an intuitive, instinctive car to drive with unbeatable performance, agility, linearity and character. The Boxter Spyder is a pussycat despite the way it claws the tarmac. It’s the perfect companion both on the road and on the race track. One thing’s for sure, heads will turn! WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 67


SAAB

95 The 95 saloon is the new face of Saab and will influence the styling of all future models

Gregory Korvin, Production Designer and Photographer for MAXiRED Magazine

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CAR REVIEW SAAB 95 VECTOR

The ultimate in comfort and refinement TEST DRIVING & PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY LOCATION RONDA ROAD- MARBELLA

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION Engine: 2.0 (TiD), 158bhp @ 7200rpm Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm Co2 Emissions: 179 g/km Gearbox: 6-Speed Automatic Power transmission: Front-wheel drive Performance: Top speed: 215 km/h Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 9.9 seconds Weight: 1,725kg Dimensions: L. 4.8m / W. 1.7m / H. 1.4m Basic price: From around 35,000e Available at Marbecar S.A. , Ctra. de Ronda, Pol. Nuevo Manzana 5, Nº36, 29670 San Pedro de Alcántara, Málaga Tel: (+34) 952 799 122 Like: Aeronautical theme, intelligent technology, very comfortable. Dislike: Uninspiring front end styling, a little on the heavy side.

THE SAAB 95 IS THE FIRST BRAND NEW MODEL TO BE LAUNCHED UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF SPYKER CARS, ALTHOUGH IT WAS ACTUALLY DEVELOPED BY GENERAL MOTORS. The brand new saloon is larger than life and weighs in at a whopping 1,725kg. Size wise, it’s bigger than the Audi A6, Volvo S80, and the BMW 5-series. A large part of the “big daddy” was styled in Germany and engineered in Sweden and is an undoubted triumph. The 95 saloon is the new face of Saab and will influence the styling of all future models, including the next 9-4X, 9-3 and the 9-2. According to Saab’s chief designer, some styling elements were inspired by the Aero X Concept (2006) and others incorporate key features from older, more retro models. The clean, sculpted shape embraces the purity of Scandinavian design and its dramatic wraparound window graphic echoes Saab’s aviation heritage. Chunky styling and substantial girth give the Saab a real American feel and guarantee to give the new model plenty of presence on the road. With a wraparound windshield, a concave sloping C-pillar, a darkened A-pillar, chrome accentuation, hockey-stick rear side windows and clean sculptured lines, the 95 represents a clean and refined Scandinavian design philosophy but with traditional Saab characteristics. Keeping in line with the aeronautical theme, the rear lighting design resembles a glowing red hot jet fighter rocket ready to take off. Inside, the Saab doesn’t disappoint either. The 95 is a very competent luxury saloon which offers unlimited space and comfort. The clean interior incorporates traditional Saab cues including a glossy black trim, a seven inch dashboard, fancy air vents, a centre console-mounted ignition, an uber cool aeronautical themed speedometer, aggressively bolstered seats and a thick rimmed steering wheel. The list of options includes high-tech gadgetry such as a rear seat entertainment system, adaptive lighting (Bi-Xenon Smart Beam), a Harman Kardon sound system, keyless entry and starting system, a large eight

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inch navigation system from Panasonic, Saab Drive Sense adaptive chassis, trizone air-conditioning and an aircraft-like head-up information display (Pilot HUD). Having pioneered the development of turbocharged engines, all models in the Saab 95 saloon range (Linear, Vector and Aero) benefit from their addition. Engine options in the saloon include three different turbocharged petrol units: a 1.6-litre four-cylinder with 160hp, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 210hp and a 2.8-litre V6 with 300hp. More powerful engines are available, including a 3 litre V6 and a highly tuned 2.3 high output turbo. Two diesel variants are also available and in the future, a petrol-electric hybrid and bio-fuel model is expected. THE TEST DRIVE SAAB 95 VECTOR We took the Saab 95 Vector through its paces up the Ronda Road on a warm autumn afternoon and if first impressions were anything to go by, we weren’t disappointed. Visually, Saab have come a long way on the design and styling front, even though we were a little gutted that the front end did look a little boring. From the outside it looks like a really big executive car and from inside it feels no different. The car oozes comfort and plenty of space (even for 5 people!). Driving up the windy Ronda Road, we found the 95 effortless and easy to drive. It offers a perfectly smooth ride with precise steering and great brakes. The 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine isn’t the nippiest in the range, so we would recommend the next model up, the 2.8 litre model to give you more power to carry the weight of the car. Inside, the styling is much improved and we couldn’t help but love the small sporty steering wheel and super original aeronautical style speedometer. It’s definitely a distinguished gentleman’s kind of car and probably wouldn’t appeal to young guns or petrol heads. In our opinion, it’s the perfect car for long journeys and driving holidays. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 69


GOLF FEATURE ALOHA GOLF Left to right: Rafael Fontán (President), Richard Katz (Former President), Angel Chacón (Green Keeper),François Pedrix (Vice-President), Jose Luis Mangas (Sport Director), Miguel Angel Jiménez (Best Spanish player), Fermín Muñoz (Restaurant Manager), and Luis Navarro (General Manager).

Aloha Golf 35 years of golfing excellence WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY - PHOTOS GREGORY KORVIN

In 2008, the players of the European Tour ranked Aloha Golf N°1 in Europe for the best hospitality, catering and tournament facilities.

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loha Golf is in a prime location, in the heart of Nueva Andalucía’s prestigious Golf Valley, just a stone’s throw from Puerto Banús. The club opened in 1975, some 35 years ago, making it one of the most established and popular golf courses on the Costa del Sol. With superb facilities, Aloha Golf boasts an immaculate 18-hole par 72 course, a golf school, an 8-hole pitch and putt and a putting green. The superbly appointed clubhouse features a pro-shop, swimming pool, sauna and a bar and restaurant with large sunny terraces overlooking the golf course. Aloha’s 18-hole golf course was designed by Spain’s finest architect, Javier

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Arana, who has been responsible for the design and layout of many prestigious courses, including El Saler in Valencia and El Prat in Barcelona. Sadly, Javier died just before Aloha Golf first opened in 1975, making it his last golf course project during his hugely successful career. Aloha Golf was officially opened by Angel de La Riva, President of The Royal Andalucían Golf Federation who was the first person to drive the very first ball. In the early years, Aloha Golf Club was run by Banco de Bilbao, but in 1983 when real estate development projects surrounding the course were close to completion, the golf club began to transform into a social club for local residents and members. Since 1986, the club has been run by an

assembly of shareholders and influential club presidents have included Jose María Ibarrondo, Conde de Perlac, Colin Sheppard, Richard Katz and Jose Ignacio Abad Rico. Since February 2010, Mr Rafael Fontán Zubizarreta has been the club’s official President. Over the last 35 years, Aloha Golf has been honoured to welcome international royalty. The club has been enjoyed by HM Juan de Borbon, Prince Claus of Holland, Prince Edward of England and the King of Malaysia, to name but a few. Aloha Golf has become synonymous with international competitions and prestigious golfing events. Highlights include hosting the Spanish Amateurs Championship (1978), the Match Amateur (Spain v England 1993), the second International

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GOLF TOURNAMENT CALENDAR (Winter 2010/2011) DECEMBER

11/12 Andrés Jiménez Charity Pro Am Trophy 15 Shotgun Mixed Scramble 22 Christmas Tournament 29 End of year Tournament

JANUARY

15 Junior Tournament 29 Monthly Cup Challenge

FEBRUARY

5 Match Play Classification 12 Monthly Cup Challenge 19 Junior Tournament Rafael Fontán Zubizarreta (President of Aloha Golf) and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.

MARCH

12/13 Inter-club Tournament (Aloha v Las Brisas)

26 Monthly Cup Challenge 29 Shotgun Mixed Scramble OTHER EVENTS Every Tuesday of the month – Ladies’ Golf Day Every Thursday of the month – Men’s Golf Day Every Friday night – Dinner & Live Music Every Wednesday – Bridge Tournament

SPECIAL EVENTS 2011 14th Feb – Valentine’s Day Dinner 17th March – St Patrick’s Day Dinner

Mixed Professional Golf Tournament (1989) and The Andalucían Open, PGA European Tour (2007 & 2008). The winners of the Andalucían Open were Ryder Cup players, Lee Westwood (2007) and Thomas Levett (2008). Interestingly, Lee Westwood set a new record at Aloha Golf of just 65 strokes! Today, Aloha Golf is proud to have 1,300 club members of over 20 different nationalities. Having reached full capacity on memberships, Aloha Golf has never been more popular! Aloha’s honorary members include Enrique Canales and one of Spain’s most successful professional golfers, Miguel Ángel Jiménez. Currently sitting 11th in the official world golf ranking in Europe, Miguel Ángel enjoys teeing off at Aloha

whenever he has the opportunity to take some time out from his busy tournament schedule. What makes Aloha’s golf course unique is the fact that every hole is different and you are guaranteed to use all your clubs during a game. With a well-balanced design and lush vegetation throughout the course, Aloha is an enjoyable course to play, regardless of age or handicap. The club also features a golf school and a kid’s club at the weekends to keep the whole family entertained. Aloha Golf isn’t just a golf club, it’s a friendly, laid-back golfer’s paradise, where members feel at home and regard it as their second home. A meeting place for family and friends, the Aloha ambience is one of a kind.

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COSTA DEL SOL GOLF COURSES

COSTA DEL GOLF The Costa del Sol is also known as the COSTA DEL GOLF due to the fact that it has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe, with over sixty stretching along the Coast from Málaga to Sotogrande.

La Costa del Sol es también conocida como LA COSTA DEL GOLF ya que cuenta con la mayor concentración de campos de golf de Europa, más de sesenta que se extienden a lo largo de la costa desde Málaga hasta Sotogrande.

ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE

1. Lauro Golf (27) Carretera de Málaga a Coín A-404, km.14 Alhaurín de la Torre - Málaga T: (+34) 952 412 767 info@laurogolf.com www.laurogolf.com

ALHAURÍN EL GRANDE

2. Alhaurín Golf Resort (18) Ctra. Comarcal 426 Alhaurín el Grande - Málaga T: (+34) 952 595 800 reservasgolf@alhauringolf.com www.alhauringolf.com

ANTEQUERA

3. Antequera Golf (18) Urb. Antequera Golf s/n Antequera - Málaga T: (+34) 902 541 540 reservas-golf@hotelantequera.com www.hotelantequera.com

BENAHAVÍS

4. Club de Campo La Zagaleta (18) Ctra. De Ronda, km. 38,5 Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 855 450 marketing@lazagaleta.com www.lazagaleta.com 5. Club de Golf El Higueral (9) Urb. Capanes, km. 3,7 Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 951 242 139 reservas@elhigueralgolf.com www.elhigueralgolf.com 6. Golf Club Flamingos (18) C.N. 340, km. 166 Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 889 157 info@flamingosgolf.com www.flamingosgolf.com

7. Golf Club Gran Flamingo (18) C.N. 340, km. 166, Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 889 157 info@flamingosgolf.com www.flamingosgolf.com 8. La Quinta Golf & Country Club (27) Urb. La Quinta Golf, Nueva Andalucía, Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 762 390 depcom@laquintagolf.com www.laquintagolf.com 9. Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club (27) Ctra. De Ronda, km. 44,5 (A-397), Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 784 600 caddiemaster@es.taylorwimpey.com www.losarquerosgolf.com 10. Los Barrancos de la Zagaleta (18) Ctra. De Ronda, km. 38,5 Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 855 450 marketing@lazagaleta.com www.lazagaleta.com 11. Marbella Club Golf Resort (18) Ctra. de Montemayor, km. 3,7 Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 889 100 reservas@marbellaclub.com www.marbellaclub.com 12. Monte Mayor Golf Club (18) C.N. 340, km. 165,5 Benahavís - Málaga T: (+34) 952 937 111 reservations@montemayorgolf.com www.montemayorgolf.com

BENALMÁDENA

13. Benalmádena Golf (9) Ctra. Arroyo de la Miel a Benalmádena, Benalmádena - Málaga T: (+34) 902 102 676 benalmadenagolf@aymerichgolf.com www.benalmadenagolfcenter.com 14. Torrequebrada Club de Golf (18) Ctra. Cádiz Km. 220 Benalmádena - Málaga T: (+34) 952 442 741 golf@golftorrequebrada.es www.golftorrequebrada.com

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CAMPANILLAS 15. Golf Club Guadalhorce (18) Ctra. de Cártama, km. 7 Campanillas - Málaga T: (+34) 952 179 378 guadalhorce@golf-andalucia.net www.guadalhorce.com

CASARES

16. Casares Costa Golf (9) Ctra. De Casares, km. 0,7 Casares - Málaga T: (+34) 952 937 895 reservas@casarescostagolf.com www.casarescostagolf.com 17. Doña Julia Golf Club (18) Ctra. A7, km. 146, Casares - Málaga T: (+34) 952 893 856 info@golfdonajulia.com www.golfdonajulia.com 18 Finca Cortesín Golf (18) Finca Cortesín, Ctra. de Casares Casares - Málaga T: (+34) 952 937 884 info@golfcortesin.com www.golfcortesin.com

ESTEPONA

19. Atalaya Golf & Country Club (18) Ctra. Benahavís, km. 0,7 Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 882 812 info@atalaya-golf.com www.atalaya-golf.com 20. Atalaya Rosner (18) Ctra. Benahavís, km. 0,7 Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 882 812 info@atalaya-golf.com www.atalaya-golf.com

21. Club de Golf El Coto (18) C.N. 340, 163, Urb. Coto La Serena Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 804 700 coto@golf-andalucia.net www.marbella.com 22. Golf Los Almendros (18) Ctra. Genalguacil, km. 3, Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 113 327 www.losalmendrosgolf.com 23. El Campanario Club de Golf (9) C.N. 340, km. 168 Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 904 233 info@elcampanariogolf.net www.elcampanariogolf.net 24. El Paraíso Golf Club (18) C.N. 340, km. 167 Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 883 846 info@elparaisogolfclub.com www.elparaisogolfclub.com 25. Estepona Golf (18) C.N. 340, km. 150 Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 937 605 information@esteponagolf.com www.esteponagolf.com 26. Golf Sotoserena (9) C.N. 340, km. 163,5. Coto La Serena, Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 804 700 coto@golf-andalucia.net 27. La Resina Golf (9) C.N. 340, km. 162,5, (Salida Selwo), Urb. La Resina Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 278 346 laresinagolf@hotmail.com www.laresina.net 28. Valle Romano Golf Club (18) Urb. Valle Romano Estepona - Málaga T: (+34) 952 807 010 atencionalcliente@valleromano.net www.valleromano.net

GUADIARO

29. Club de Golf La Cañada (18) Ctra. De Guadiaro, km. 1 Guadiaro - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 794 100 secretaria@lacanadagolf.com www.lacanadagolf.com

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MÁLAGA

30. Club de Golf El Candado (9) Urb. El Candado, C/ Golf, 2 Málaga - Málaga T: (+34) 952 299 340 info@clubelcandado.com www.clubelcandado.com 31. Parador de Golf Málaga (18) Ctra Málaga-Algeciras, salida Coín, Málaga - Málaga T: (34) 951 011120 malaga@parador.es www.parador.es

MANILVA

32. La Duquesa Golf (18) C.N. 340, km. 143, Urb. El Hacho, s/n Manilva - Málaga T: (+34) 952 890 725 info@golfladuquesa.com www.golfladuquesa.com

MARBELLA

33. Aloha Golf (18) (9) Urb. Aloha Golf (Nueva Andalucía) Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 907 085 reservas@clubdegolfaloha.com www.clubdegolfaloha.com 34. Artola Golf (9) C.N. 340, Km. 194, Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 831 390 info@hotelartola.com www.hotelartola.com 35. Cabopino Golf Club (18) Urb. Artola Alta, km. 194 Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 850 282 info@aymerichgolf.com www.cabopinogolf.com 36. Golf La Dama de Noche (9) Camino del Angel, Rio Verde Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 818 150 damanoche@golf-andalucía.net www.golfladamadenoche.com 37. GreenLife Golf (9) Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. de las Cumbres Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 839 142 info@greenlife-golf.com www.greenlife-golf.com

38. Guadalmina Golf Club (45) Urb. Guadalmina Alta Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 883 375 reservas@guadalminagolf.com www.guadalminagolf.com 39. Los Naranjos Golf (18) Urb. Los Naranjos, Nueva Andalucía Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 815 206 golfclub@losnaranjos.com www.losnaranjos.com 40. Magna Marbella (9) C/ Calderón de la Barca, s/n, Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 929 249 magna@golf-andalucia.net www.magnamarbellagolf.com 41. Marbella Golf & Country Club (18) C.N. 340, km. 188 Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 830 500 info@marbellagolf.com www.marbellagolf.com 42. Monte Paraíso (9) Camino de Camoján s/n, Urb. Monteparaiso - Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 822 781 monteparaiso@golf-andalucia.net www.monteparaiso.com 43. Real Club de Golf Las Brisas (18) Urb. Las Brisas, C/ Londres, Marbella, Málaga T: (+34) 952 810 875 info@realclubdegolflasbrisas.com www.lasbrisasgolf.com 44. Rio Real Golf (18) C.N. 340, km. 185, Urb. Rio Real Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 765 733 hotel@rioreal.com www.rioreal.com 45. Santa Clara Golf Club (45) C.N. 340, km. 187,5. Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 850 111 info@santaclaragolfmarbella.com www.santaclaragolfmarbella.com 46. Santa María Golf & Country Club (18) C.N. 340, km.192, Urb. Elviria Marbella - Málaga T: (+34) 952 831 036 info@santamariagolfclub.com www.santamariagolfclub.com

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MIJAS

55. Santana Golf (18) Ctra. La Cala - Entrerríos, s/n Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 951 062 560 teetimes@santanagolf.com www.santanagolf.com 56. El Chaparral Club de Golf (18) C.N. 340, km. 203, Urb. El Chaparral Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 587 733 reservas@golfelchaparral.com www.golfelchaparral.com

47. Calanova Golf Club (18) Urb. Calanova Golf Club, s/n Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 951 170 194 reservas@calanovagolfclub.com www.calanovagolfclub.com 48. Chaparral Golf Club (18) C.N. 340, km. 203, Urb. El Chaparral Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 587 733 reservas@golfelchaparral.com www.golfelchaparral.com 49. Club de Golf La Siesta (9) Urb. Sitio de Calahonda Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 933 362 lasiestagolf@mixmail.com 50. La Cala Golf Resort (54) La Cala Resort Urb. La Cala Golf, s/n Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 669 000 lacala@lacala.com www.lacala.com 51. La Noria Golf & Resort (9) Llan de la Cala, s/n Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 587 653 info@lanoriagolf.net www.lanoriagolf.net 52. Los Lagos de Mijas Golf (18) Camino viejo de Coín, km. 3,5 Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 476 843 teetimes@mijasgolf.org www.mijasgolf.org 53. Los Olivos de Mijas Golf (18) Camino viejo de Coín, km. 3,5 Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 476 843 teetimes@mijasgolf.org www.mijasgolf.org 54. Miraflores Golf (18) C.N. 340, km. 198,1, Urb. Riviera del Sol Mijas Costa - Málaga T: (+34) 952 931 960 info@miraflores-golf.com www.miraflores-golf.com

SAN ROQUE

57. Alcaidesa Links Golf Club (36) Urb. Alcaidesa, Avda. Pablo Cerezo, s/n, San Roque - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 791 040 golf@alcaidesa.com www.alcaidesa.com 58. Reserva de Sotogrande (18) Avda. de la Reserva, s/n San Roque - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 785 252 lareserva@sotogrande.es www.sotogrande.com 59. San Roque Golf Club (18) C.N. 340, km. 127 San Roque - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 613 030 info@sanroqueclub.com www.sanroqueclub.com 60. Almenara Golf (27) Avda. Almenara, s/n. Sotogrande - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 582 054 nhalmenaragolf@nh-hotels.com www.hotelalmenara.com 61. Real Club de Golf (27) Sotogrande Paseo del Parque Sotogrande - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 785 014 info@golfsotogrande.com www.golfsotogrande.com 62. Valderrama Golf Club (27) Avda. de los Cortijos, 1 Sotogrande - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 791 200 themanager@valderrama.com www.valderrama.com

VEJER DE LA FRONTERA 63. Montenmedio Golf & Country Club (18) C.N. 340, km. 42,5 Vejer de la Frontera - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 438 300 golf@montenmedio.es www.montenmedio.es

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COMPETITION AND GOLF TOURNAMENT CALENDAR - COSTA DEL SOL

COMPETITION AND GOLF TOURNAMENT CALENDAR - COSTA DEL SOL

DICIEMBRE 21.12.10 Día de Las Señoras Aloha 21.12.10 Social semanal caballeros Los Arqueros 22.12.10 Trofeo Navidad Aloha 23.12.10 Día de Los Caballeros Aloha 23.12.10 Copa de Navidad Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 23.12.10 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros 26.12.10 Social de Navidad Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 28.12.10 Día de Las Señoras Aloha 28.12.10 Social semanal caballeros Medal Play Los Arqueros 28.12.10 Premio Inocentes Social Sotogrande 28.12.10 Torneo Clausura 2010 Individual Medal Play Calanova Golf Club 29.12.10 Trofeo Fin de año Aloha 30.12.10 Día de Los Caballeros Aloha 30.12.10 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros

ENERO

01.01.11 AÑO NUEVO 2011 Scramble Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 02.01.11 TROFEO DE REYES Stableford Club de Golf Playa Serena 03-04.01.11 VII La Cala Resort Junior Masters Su reglamento

La Cala Resort 04.01.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 04.01.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 04.01.11 Social semanalcaballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 06.01.11 Social semanal damas Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 06.01.11 Social Reyes Magos Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 08.01.11 Torneo Reyes Magos Lauro Golf 08.01.11 Torneo Apertura Calanova, Parejas Green Some Calanova Golf Club 08.01.11 TORNEO DE REYES Stableford Valle Romano Golf & Resort 09.01.11 Trofeo Mensual Social Medal Play La Quinta Golf & Country Club 09.01.11 Trofeo Infantiles y Juniors - Social Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 11.01.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 11.01.11 Premio Social Medal Play La Cala Resort 11.01.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 11.01.11 Premio Social Señoras Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 13.01.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 13.01.11 Social semanal damas Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 15.01.11 Torneo Junior Club de Golf Aloha 15.01.11 Competición Semanal Lauro Golf Stableford Lauro Golf 15.01.11 Competicion Social Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 15.01.11 Social Stableford Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 15.01.11 COPA SELECT CLUB Stableford Santa Clara Golf Marbella 16.01.11 Competicion social Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 18.01.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha

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18.01.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 18.01.11 Club Social semanal caballeros Fourball Best Ball Los Arqueros Golf & Country 19.01.11 Premio Social Caballeros Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 20.01.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 20.01.11 Social semanal danas Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 20.01.11 TORNEO A.S.G.A. Stableford Mijas Golf Internacional 22.01.11 TORNEO PLAY THE OPEN Stableford Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort 22.01.11 Copa Golf Río Real Stableford Golf Rio Real 22.01.11 Competición Semanal Lauro Golf Stableford Lauro Golf 23.01.11 TROFEO JOYERIA MELANIE & CLAIRE Stableford Club de Golf Playa Serena 23.01.11 Premio Social Parejas Greensome Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 25.01.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 25.01.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 25.01.11 Social semanal caballeros Medal Play Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 25.01.11 Premio Social Señoras Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 26.01.11 Men´s Day Stableford La Quinta Golf & Country Club 27.01.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 27.01.11 Social semanal damas Medal Play Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 27.01.11 Torneo Elite Golf Service Stableford Santa Clara Golf Marbella 29.01.11 Copa mensual Medal Play Club de Golf Aloha 29.01.11 Torneo Mensual Junior Stableford Greenlife Golf Club 29.01.11 Premio Social Medal Play Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 30.01.11 Play the Open en Honor Chiquito de la Calzada Lauro Golf

30.01.11 Sociall mensual mixto Scramble Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 30.01.11 Social Mixto Real Club de Golf Las Brisas

FEBRERO 01.02.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 01.02.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 01.02.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 01.02.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 02.02.11 Premio Social Caballeros Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 03.02.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 03.02.11 Social semanal damas Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 05.02.11 Clasificacion match play Match Play Club de Golf Aloha 05.02.11 Torneo benéfico VII Abierto Iglesia Noruega Stableford La Cala Resort 05.02.11 Torneo Captains Day Stableford La Quinta Golf & Country Club 05.02.11 Competición Semanal Lauro Golf Stableford Lauro Golf 06.02.11 Premio Social Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 08.02.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 08.02.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 08.02.11 Premio Social Señoras Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 10.02.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 10.02.11 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 12.02.11 Copa mensual Medal Play Club de Golf Aloha 12.02.11 Copa Golf Río Real Medal Play Golf Rio Real 12.02.11 Torneo San Valentín, Parejas Mejor Bola Calanova Golf Club 12.02.11 Torneo San Valentín

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Lauro Golf 12.02.11 Competicion social Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 12.02.11 TORNEO SAN VALENTIN Stableford Valle Romano Golf & Resort 13.02.11 Trofeo Social San Valentin Parejas Mixtas Fourball Best Ball Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 14.02.11 San Valentin Greensome Club de Golf Aloha 14.02.11 Torneo de San Valentin Fourball Best Ball La Quinta Golf & Country Club 15.02.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 15.02.11 Premio Social Medal Play La Cala Resort 15.02.11 Social semanal caballeros Fourball Best Ball Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 16.02.11 Premio Social Caballeros Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 17.02.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 17.02.11 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 19.02.11 TORNEO MENSUAL Stableford Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort 19.02.11 TORNEO MENSUAL Stableford Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort 19.02.11 Torneo junior Club de Golf Aloha 19.02.11 Trofeo del Aniversario Club de Golf La Siesta 19.02.11 Competición Semanal Lauro Golf Stableford Lauro Golf 19.02.11 Premio Social Medal Play Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 19.02.11 COPA SELECT CLUB Stableford Santa Clara Golf Marbella 22.02.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 22.02.11 Stableford La Cala Resort Premio Social 22.02.11 Social semanal caballeros Medal Play Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 22.02.11 Premio Social Señoras Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 23.02.11 Men´s Day Stableford La Quinta Golf & Country Club

GOLF AGENDA 24.02.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 24.02.11 Social semanal damas Medal Play Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 26.02.11 Copa Golf Río Real Stableford Golf Rio Real 26.02.11 III Kalevala Día de Andalucía Lauro Golf 26.02.11 TORNEO CARNAVAL Stableford Valle Romano Golf & Resort 27.02.11 Día de Andalucía Scramble Club de Golf Aloha 27.02.11 Torneo Mensual Junior Stableford Greenlife Golf Club 27.02.11 Social mensual mixto Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 27.02.11 Trofeo Inf. y Juniors Social Medal Play Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 27.02.11 Social Mixto Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 28.02.11 VIII Circuito Promotur Stableford La Cala Resort 28.02.11 Trofeo Comunidad Andaluza - Social Su reglamento Real Club de Golf Sotogrande

MARZO 01.03.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 01.03.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 01.03.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 02.03.11 Premio Social Caballeros Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 03.03.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 03.03.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 03.03.11 Social Semanal damas Medal Play Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 05.03.11 Trofeo Mensual Social Stableford La Quinta Golf & Country Club 05.03.11 Vértice Business Cup Lauro Golf Torneo 06.03.11 Premio Social Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 08.03.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 08.03.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 08.03.11 Premio Social

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Stableford La Cala Resort 08.03.11 Torneo de Golf Día Internacional de la Mujer Scramble La Cala Resort 08.03.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 08.03.11 Premio Social Señoras Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 10.03.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 10.03.11 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 12-13.03.11 Interclub Aloha Las Brisas Su reglamento Club de Golf Aloha 12.03.11 Copa Golf Río Real Medal Play Golf Rio Real 12.03.11 VI CIRCUITO NACIONAL HALCON VIAJES Stableford La Quinta Golf & Country Club 12.03.11 Competición Semanal Lauro Golf 12.03.11 Competicion social Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 12.03.11 COPA SELECT CLUB Stableford Santa Clara Golf Marbella 12-13.03.11 CIRCUITO PREMIUM GAMBITO GOLF Stableford Valle Romano Golf & Resort 13.03.11 Trofeo Inf. y Juniors Social Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 15.03.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 15.03.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 15.03.11 Social Semanal caballeros Fourball Best Ball Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 16.03.11 Premio Social Caballeros Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 17.03.11 San Patricio Su reglamento Club de Golf Aloha 17.03.11 St. Patrick’s Day Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 17.03.11 VI Trofeo Dia San Patricio Fourball Best Ball La Cala Resort 17.03.11 Torneo San Patrick Texas Scramble Equipos 4 jugadores Calanova Golf Club 17.03.11 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

19.03.11 Premio Social Medal Play Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 22.03.11 Día de las señoras Club de Golf Aloha 22.03.11 Premio Social Medal Play La Cala Resort 22.03.11 Social semanal caballeros Stableford Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 22.03.11 Premio Social Señoras Stableford Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 23.03.11 XVI Trofeo El Corte Ingles Stableford La Cala Resort 24.03.11 Día de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 24.03.11 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 26.03.11 TORNEO MENSUAL Stableford Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort 26.03.11 Copa Mensual Club de Golf Aloha 26.03.11 Copa Golf Río Real Stableford Golf Rio Real 26.03.11 Competición Semanal Lauro Golf Lauro Golf 27.03.11 Torneo Mensual Junior Stableford Greenlife Golf Club 27.03.11 Social mensual mixto Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 27.03.11 JYSKE BANK SOCIAL MIXTO Scramble Real Club de Golf Las Brisas 29.03.11 Shot gun mixed scramble Scramble Club de Golf Aloha 29.03.11 Premio Social Stableford La Cala Resort 29.03.11 Social semanal caballeros Medal Play Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club 30.03.11 Men´s Day Stableford La Quinta Golf & Country Club 30.03.11 Copa R.C.G. Sotogrande Su reglamento Real Club de Golf Sotogrande 31.03.11 Dia de los caballeros Club de Golf Aloha 31.03.11 Social semanal damas Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club

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LEISURE IN ANDALUCÍA NATIONAL PARKS

ANDALUCIA’S

NATURAL TREASURES

Andalucía covers around eighty-seven thousand square kilometres, of which twenty percent is categorised as nature reserves, natural parks and sites of natural importance. WORDS SCOTT LONE

LOCATED AT 60 MINUTES FROM MARBELLA EL TORCAL DE ANTEQUERA Located 30km north of Málaga, El Torcal is a botanist’s dream packed with over 650 species of flowers, with 30 types of orchid alone. Declared a place of natural interest in 1929, it was reclassified in 1989 as a national park, El Torcal covers around 12km², comprising four distinct sections; 76 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

Torcal Alto, Torcal Bajo, Tajos and Laderas and Sierra Pelada. It is a showcase of magnificent plants, birds and wildlife. It is also home to several protected birds including eagles, hawks, falcons and vultures. Popular with climbers and ramblers, with a choice of three trails, each colour coded according to difficulty;

green (1.5km) is the easiest, yellow (2.5km) and the red (4.5km) which is the most difficult lasting three hours but promises views across to Africa. The distinctive limescale rock was once the seabed in the Jurassic period. Today it is a favourite with the film industry and has often been used as a backdrop for science fiction films.

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LEISURE IN ANDALUCÍA NATIONAL PARKS

El Torcal de Antequera… one of Andalucía’s best kept secrets.

45 MINUTES FROM MARBELLA

Photo: Jose Manuel Medina

30 MINUTES FROM MARBELLA

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s Spain’s second largest region and the most diverse, it’s no surprise to find snow-capped Sierra’s, sundrenched cities and breezy beaches. Where else could you ski in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon! Here are just a few of the regions natural attractions. LOS REALES DE SIERRA BERMEJA One of Andalucía’s most dramatic assets famed for its distinctive red crystalline rocks and over 1,236 hectares of land provide a safe haven for wild cats, otters, birds of prey and roe deer unique to Andalucía, plus a host of cold blooded inhabitants. Keen hikers can reach the summit (1,450m) in one day taking the trails from Estepona through protected rare Spanish firs. There is a small hut close to the summit for a pit stop. Driving takes around 30 minutes. It’s also recommended to check out the nearby white villages of Cortes de la Frontera with trains to Algeciras and Málaga, Gaucín, Genalguacil and Jubrique.

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SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES Located behind Marbella, the main focus of this park is the Torrecilla, the highest peak in the Sierra Blanca de Tolox mountain range, and as the names suggests it is usually sprinkled with snow during the winter. The rugged landscape of deep ravines, cliffs and distinctive limestone potholes including the G.E.S.M. the third deepest pothole in the world, was declared a national hunting reserve in 1970 and a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1995. Alongside the ancient rock formations there is a plethora of unusual flora, plus abundant chestnut, oak, ash and maple trees, and large swathes of cork forests, providing a home for several species of protected animals and birds such as the golden eagle, otter and wild cats. There is also the Pecho Venus Centre for the Recuperation of Protected Species in Tolox. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 77


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A SOLO 1 HORA DE MARBELLA

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EL TORCAL DE ANTEQUERA Situado a 30 km al norte de Málaga, el Torcal es el paraíso de todo amante de la botánica ya que cuenta con más de 650 especies vegetales, entre ellas treinta tipos de diferentes orquídeas. Declarado Parque de Interés Natural en 1929 fue reclasificado como Parque Nacional en 1989, El Torcal tiene 12 km2 y se divide en cuatro secciones diferentes, Torcal Alto, Torcal Bajo, Tajos y Laderas y Sierra Pelada. Es un escaparate de magníficas plantas, aves y vida silvestre. Es hogar de distintas aves protegidas como águilas, halcones y buitres. El Torcal es popular entre excursionistas y escaladores, existen tres rutas cada una de un color dependiendo de la dificultad, verde (1.5km) es el más fácil, amarillo (2.5km) y el rojo (4.5km) que es la más difícil y dura tres horas pero con impresionantes vistas a África. En el Torcal destaca la roca de cal que estuvo en el fondo del mar en el periodo Jurásico un favorito en la industria del cine, y de hecho el Torcal ha servido en ocasiones como escenario de películas de ciencia ficción.

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Andalucía cuenta con ochenta y siete mil kilometros cuadrados de los cuales el veinte por ciento están considerados reservas naturales, parques naturales y sitios de interés medio ambiental. TRADUCCION R.C. VASCO

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ado que es la segunda región mas grande de España y la más diversa no sorprende encontrarnos con sierras dónde poder esquiar y ciudades de sol y playa. ¿En qué otro sitio puede esquiar por la mañana y estar en la playa por la tarde? Estos son sólo algunos de los atractivos naturales de la región descritas en este articulo.

Declarado Parque de Interés Natural en 1929, El Torcal fue reclasificado como Parque Nacional en 1989.

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LOS REALES DE SIERRA BERMEJA Es uno de los parajes naturales más espectaculares de Andalucía característico por sus rocas de color rojo y su superficie de 1236 hectáreas de tierra que dan refugio a gatos monteses, nutrias, aves rapaces y corzos únicos en Andalucía además de multitud de de especies vegetales protegidas como el pinsapo, pino marítimo, alcornoques, enebro y coscoja. Los excursionistas pueden llegar a la cima (1450 m) en un día siguiendo los senderos entre sus pinsapos protegidos. Hay una pequeña cabaña cerca de la cima dónde se puede tomar algo y descansar. Conduciendo se tarda media hora. También es recomendable visitar los pueblos blancos de alrededor como Cortes de la Frontera, Gaucín, Genalguacil y Jubrique.

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SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES Situada detrás de Marbella, el foco principal de este parque es Torrecilla, el pico más alto de Sierra Blanca de la cordillera montañosa de de Tolox, y como su nombre indica está nevada en invierno. El paisaje escarpado de profundos barrancos, acantilados e inconfundibles cuevas de piedra caliza incluyen la GESM, la tercera cueva de más profundidad en el mundo declarada Reserva Natural de la Biosfera por la Unesco en 1995. Junto a las antiguas formaciones rocosas hay una gran cantidad de flora inusual, además de abundantes, castaños, robles, fresnos y arces y grandes extensiones de bisques de alcornoques, proporcionando hogar a varias especies de animales y aves protegidas como el águila real, nutria y gatos monteses. Hay que destacar el Centro Pecho Venus un centro de recuperación de especies protegidas en Tolox.

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HEALTH SERVICES COSTA DEL SOL

MEDICAL TREATMENT ON THE COSTA DEL SOL The public health service in Spain is considered to be one of the best in Europe and is supported by a large network of private hospitals, clinics and surgeries.

EU citizens with an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to the same medical treatment that they would receive at home and expatriate residents who pay social security or EU pensioners are entitled to free treatment by any GP and at public PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITALS Antequera Regional Hospital Polígono Azucarera, s/n, Antequera Tel: 952 846 236 Benalmádena Salus Hospital C/Occidente, s/n, 29630, Benalmádena, Tel: 952 444 737 Clínica Ochoa (English and Spanish), Severo Ochoa s/n. Edficio Mayoral, Marbella Tel: 952 861 400 Complejo Hospitalario Carlos Haya Málaga Avda Carlos Haya. Switchboard: 951 290 000 Emergency Room: Tel: 951 291 162 Costa del Sol Hospital Ctra N-340, Km 187, 29603 Marbella Main switchboard: Tel: 952 828 250 Emergency Room: Tel: 952 769 894 Admissions: Tel: 952 769 896 Appointments: Tel: 902 100 259 Ambulance for Málaga Emergency: 902 505 061 Hospital S.A.S. Avda. Menéndez Pelayo, 103 La Linea Tel: 956 026 500 Miraflores Los Ángeles Healthcare Centre C/ Cabas Galván, s/n Alameda, 29000 Mijas Costa Tel: 951 30 82 97 Sotogrande Medical Centre Ctra 340 Km.127 Guardiaro, San Roque Tel: 952 613 014

PRIVATE HOSPITALS

Buchinger Clinic Avda Buchingo, El Rocio de Nagüeles s/n 29600, Marbella Tel: 952 674 300 Europa Health Care Clinic Urb. Hacienda Nagüeles, Chalet 1, Marbella Tel: 952 857 030 Hospital de la Serrania de Ronda Ctra. Burgo, km.1 Ronda 29400 Tel: 951 065 010 Admissions: Tel: 951 065 008 Emergency admissions: Tel: 951 065 218 Hospiten Partido de Velerín s/n Ctra. N-340, Km 162 29680, Estepona Tel: 952 760 600 International Xanit Hospital Camino de Gilabert s/n, 29630, Benalmádena Tel: 902 106 096 Marbella High Care Ctra. N340, km.173 Marbella Tel: 952 908 628 Molding Clinic Ctra N-340, Km 176 29600, Marbella Tel: 951 055 960 Sandalf Clinica Medica International C/Pepa Guerra Valdenbros 29631, Benalmádena Tel: 952 577 766 Urologic Centre Marbella (English and Spanish) Avda. Severo Ochoa 24 29600 Marbella Tel: 952 776 967 USP Hospital de Marbella Avda. Severo Ochoa 22, 29603, Marbella Tel: 952 774 200

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hospitals. There is a wide range of private doctor’s surgeries many multi-lingual and also Helicópteros Sanitarios, a private emergency service for foreign residents. Here are some useful medical contact details to keep in case of emergency.

PRIVATE DOCTOR’S SURGERIES (multilingual)

Helicópteros Sanitarios Edif. Helicópteros Sanitarios Ctra. A-7, Km. 175 29660 Puerto Banús Marbella tel: 952 816 767 Fuengirola tel: 952 667 211 Sabinillas tel: 951 276 767 Doctor Medico Artz (English, Spanish, French). Avda de la Libertad, Edif Panteleon 11 Bajo. Alhaurin el Grande 291320 Tel: 952 490 029 Dr Juan J Pérez (English and Spanish) Alameda Principal, 6 29005 Málaga Tel: 952 222 920 Dr. D. Antonio Gómez de la Cruz (English and Spanish). Talegón Alameda de Colón 12. Málaga Tel: 952 216 100 Dr. Mariano Martos Avilés (English and Spanish) Clínica Santa Elena Urbanización Los Alamos 29620 Torremolinos Tel: 952 386 266 British Clinic Salca (English and Spanish) Avenida Gamonal 2, Arroyo de la Miel Tel: 952 562 595 / Clinica Dr R Kalo Abad (English and Spanish) Avda Ramon y Cajal 40 Fuengirola Tel: 952 584 247 Dr Alastair Baines (English and Spanish) The British Practice: Avda Ramon y Cajal 5 Edif. Beroe 2-D. Fuengirola Tel: 952 584 247 European Medical Centre (English and Spanish) Avda. de España Conjunto Buenavista,

Local 9. 29649 Calahonda Tel: 952 934 444 Calahonda Medical Centre (English, Spanish) Urb. Sitio de Calahonda Mijas Costa Tel: 952 932 747 Dr. Anthony CrichtonSmith (English, Spanish) C/ Iris, Edif. Trebol, 1- A 29660 Nueva Andalucía Tel: 952 817 425 Dr. D. Manuel Galache (English and Spanish) Pueblo Los Arcos Elviria Manzana A, 2 29600 Marbella Tel: 952 835 776 Centro Médico Parque San Antonio (English, Russian, German, Spanish) Av. Duque de Ahumada, 2 29600, Marbella Tel: 952 825 353 Dr. S.H. Triay (English and Spanish) Medical Centre, Urb. Mirador de Nueva Alcántara Edf. Los Almendros, Nueva Alcántara 29670 Tel: 952 780 540 The English Clinic (English and Spanish) C/Lagasca 56, Building III, San Pedro de Alcántara Tel: 952 789 316 Clínica 24 Servicio Médico (Spanish, English) C/ Sevilla 9, Bajo San Pedro De Alcántara Tel: 952 782 865 Clínica Guadalmina (Arabic and Swedish) Urb. Guadalmina Alta, Ed. Barclays, Local Nº 5B (alto) 29670, San Pedro Alcántara Tel: 952 885 998 Benavista Medical Centre CC Benavista. Ctra. km.167 Estepona Tel: 952 414 619

Dr. Victoria Maria Chacon Almeda (English and Spanish) Colegiado 5, 241, CC. Diana, Ctra. km.168 29680, Estepona Tel: 952 882 844 Medical Centre Manilva Plaza Ginebra s/n San Luis de Sabinillas Tel: 952 893 535 Surgical Associates Medical Centre (English, Spanish) Hotel San Roque, San Roque Urb. A7. Ctra. Km 127, San Roque Tel: 956 613 014

EX-PAT HEALTH INSURANCE IN SPAIN ASISA (Spanish) Tel: 902 0140 010 AXA (English and Spanish) Tel: 902 404 084 BUPA INTERNATIONAL (English) Tel: 952 491 115 DKV SEGURAS (Spanish) Tel: 902 499 499 Expatriate Insurance Services (English) Tel: 0700 340 1596 or 01379 643098 (UK) Tel: +44 (0) 700 340 1596 or +44 (0) 1379 643098 (international) MAPFRE (Spanish) Tel: 902 20 40 60 SANITAS (English, Spanish) Tel: 902 102 400

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HEALTH & FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER

NEW YEAR Now is the time to think about the inevitable New Year resolutions... but let’s make them healthy ones!

WORDS SKY FERREY PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN PERSONAL TRAINER DANIEL AMARELO

Health and Fitness trainer, Daniel Amarelo, was born in France and qualified as a physical training instructor. He came to Marbella eleven years ago and now offers personal fitness training on the Costa del Sol. He shares with us some of his tips for a healthier lifestyle...

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fter an over-indulgence of food, drink and late nights over the festive season, we all decide to make changes in our lives with resolutions for the New Year. The most common are to give up smoking, lose weight, eat more healthily and take up regular exercise but, unfortunately, there is no “quick fix”. All take time and willpower. To suddenly stop smoking on the 1st January is, for most smokers, a hard task. Better to set yourself a target of cutting down and limiting yourself to a certain number of cigarettes per day for a month and then reduce that number each month. After six months, you will have weaned yourself off the dreaded weed without a massive shock to your system and the associated withdrawal symptoms. Start thinking now about a regime to give you that beautiful body that you crave for the beach in the summer for, again, there is no quick solution. Crash diets may lose you some weight in a short space of time but you will undoubtedly soon put that weight back on. Think of weight loss, and in turn toning your body, as a long-term investment in yourself. Your body is a finely tuned engine and depriving it of the fuel it needs will just makes it grind to a halt or cause you problems. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the one which kick-starts your metabolism. Three meals a day is a healthy eating plan, with foods high in protein and carbohydrates and low in fat. If you need to have a snack between meals, fruit is the healthy option and an apple is far better for you and your digestive system than a banana. A healthy eating regime does not mean that you can’t occasionally have a blow-out and indulge in things which you know are not good for you. We all need to enjoy ourselves but the one thing we must never do is starve ourselves the day before or the day after. Three meals a day, every day! 80 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

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HEALTH & FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER

NEW YOU? So now we want to take up some regular exercise and assume the only way to do that is by joining a gym. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE PEOPLE JOINED A GYM WITH SUCH GREAT INTENTIONS and then, after a month or so, stop going? To a lot of us a gym is an intimidating place. It is full of people wearing wonderful designer gym-wear with beautifully toned bodies when we are wearing the biggest and baggiest T-shirt we have to hide our lumps and bumps. The best form of exercise is running, but for most of us

After your power walk, there are some really good exercises you can do to tone your body in the privacy of your own home (or even at the office during your lunch break), and most of them can be done sitting in a chair!

that is too much hard work and perhaps something we don’t enjoy. An alternative is a 30-minute power walk which involves really striding out to get the heart pumping and not strolling along admiring the scenery. In the first 20 minutes of running or walking, the body burns sugar and it is only after 20 minutes that the body starts burning fat. So a 30-minute power walk is ideal.

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1. Squats

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We all sit down in a chair a hundred times a day, but this exercise will tone your legs, tummy and bottom. Remember as you bend to sit on the chair, to keep your back as straight as possible and push the floor away with your feet to come back up to a standing position.

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The dreaded bingo wings that come to most of us ladies in later life can be banished with this simple exercise with a bottle of water or a can of baked beans whilst sitting down and watching TV. Remember to keep the upheld arm as near to your ear as possible and use a slow and fluid movement to lift the bottle of water straight up and back to just behind your head.

3. Biceps These are the man muscles and again this exercise can be done sitting on a chair with two bottles of water.

4. Love Handles

The success of these simple exercises is doing them in a slow and focused manner and doing as many repetitions as you can. You will be amazed at how quickly you will be able to increase the number of repetitions and it will be then that you know that these exercises are working because the muscles you are working will be toning up. Daniel Amarelo (Personal Trainer) for more information: (+34) 696 512 502 - www.danielamarelo.com

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Oh how we hate our love handles! This simple exercise is effective and only requires a sweeping brush or mop handle. Hold it in your hands behind your neck and then twist the upper part of your body slowly to the left and right. Do not move the lower half of your body.

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FASHION WINTER STYLE

This winter, animal print is back in a big way, so why not spice up your wardrobe with a couple of gorgeous, animal themed items. If you’re not sure about going completely wild in animal print from head to toe, why not just indulge in one key item that makes a big statement this season. WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY

UNLEASH YOUR WILD SIDE THIS WINTER 3. DRAPED ANIMAL PRINT DRESS (Lipsy - available at ASOS) 37e

2. LEOPARD PRINT TRENCH COAT

1. SNOW LEOPARD COAT

Luxurious faux leopard printed pony skin double breasted trench coat (Karen Millen) 475e

Belted snow leopard print faux pony skin coat. (Karen Millen) 475e

5. RUCHED ANIMAL PRINT DRESS 6. LEOPARD PRINT ANKLE BOOTS with

(Miss Sixty - available at ASOS) 105e

corset lace detailing (KG by Kurt Geiger) £100

7. LEOPARD STILETTO (KG by Kurt Geiger) £210

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FASHION WINTER STYLE

UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE, COURTESY OF KAREN MILLEN Lace is making a comeback in a big way this season and there are plenty of styles to suit everyone. Lace is synonymous with elegance and sophistication and black lace, as always, is the most popular colour choice. Team a pretty lace top with jeans or splash out on lace-inspired dresses and sexy evening wear. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t flash some flesh.

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5. 1. LACE TOP with scalloped sleeves, a sheer front and silk satin back and sides (available in black or white) 135e 2. WHITE SHIRT with black lace detail 170e 3. BLACK LACE and satin evening dress with a nude lining 250e 4. BUBBLE DRESS with black lace and bodice detail 250e 5. BLACK LACE JACKET

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with nude lining and mother of pearl buttons 345e 6. BABY LACE BAG 135e Baby lace bag with across the body metal chain strap.

7. BLACK LACE PEEP TOES 170e

8. LACE SHOE BOOTS From 210e

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READING & LITERATURE

READ

WOMEN AND BULLFIGHTING: GENDER, SEX AND THE CONSUMPTION OF TRADITION

UP

ON RONDA

Most visitors to Andalucía need no persuading when it comes to visiting Ronda, but if you would like to whet your appetite before you go, then why not dip into a book or go online and get a taste of what’s in store.

Author: Dr. Sarah Pink Publisher: Berg Publishers

This is a thought provoking look at the role of women within the traditionally masculine world of bullfighting in Andalucía. The back jacket bills this book as “an insightful and provocative account of gender and women bullfighters in Andalucía”. If you like to be challenged, this is definitely one to get your teeth into on the beach!

SOUTHERN SPAIN INSIGHT REGIONAL GUIDES Author / editor: Insight Guides Publisher: APA Publications Pte Ltd

This edition is packed with colour photos and comprehensive information about Ronda and the whole of Andalucía, plus provides maps showing the best driving routes. As a bonus you also get a free HotelClub loyalty card, offering up to 60% discount on thousands of hotels worldwide.

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS Author: Ernest Hemmingway Publisher: Arrow

There have been numerous reprints of this book since it first hit the shelves in the 1940s. Hemingway famously adopted Ronda as his home from home having met the famous bullfighter Cayetano ‘El Niño de la Palmas’ Ordoñez during the Spanish Civil War. The novel was set against the backdrop of Ronda.

BY SCOTT LONE

ANDALUCIA: COSTA DEL SOL AND SIERRAS Author: John & Christine Oldfield Publisher: Sunflower Books

A comprehensive guide of walks and tours throughout Andalucia including the Sierra Nevada, Torcal Natural Park, Sierra de las Nieves and Ronda. This handy book includes useful fold-up maps, walking maps and local transport information and timetables. 84 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

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WEBSITES SELECTION

RONDA ONLINE WEBSITES The only way to get to know a city is to find out what makes it tick and really get under its skin by visiting in person. If that isn’t possible the next best thing is to take a look at some of the many websites dedicated to Andalucía and Ronda. Here are some of the best websites, although no substitute for being there, they will certainly whet your appetite! BY SCOTT LONE

www.turismoderonda.es All you ever wanted to know about Ronda! An easy to use multi-lingual guide covering everything from wine tasting to outdoor activities and culture and heritage to the annual Ronda Film Festival. A great resource to help you choose your tour, plan your visit according to local festivities or simply just to get an idea of what to expect. It also features great images of El Tajo Gorge, bull ring and the surrounding snow capped mountains.

www.bodegaslasangrederonda.es This is a great website for wine enthusiasts providing useful information about the Museum of Wine and Centre of Interpretation of Wine in Ronda. Find out about wine in general, discover wine tasting courses, or visit a vineyard. You don’t have to be a wine buff either, as there’s also interesting info about ecotourism, history and culture.

www.rmcr.org Visit this site for Real Maestranza de Cabellería de Ronda (Royal Cavalry Order of Ronda) which provides details of the history of the bullfighting museum and equestrian school. There are photos of the artworks, a tour through the exhibits, background information about the organisation, photos of the bull ring and museum, plus a virtual tour.

www.sierranieves.com The definitive guide to the Sierra de las Nieves, offers a packed itinerary of information on biospheres, national parks, photo galleries, GPS guided routes, rural accommodation and much more. A simple but well thought out website, providing information in English, German and Spanish.

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LISTING AGENDA COSTA DEL SOL

All the events on the Costa del Sol - Andalucía - Spain Todos los eventos en la Costa del Sol - Andalucía - España

AUTUMN AGENDA

AGENDA OTOÑO

WINTER2010/11INVIERNO PADEL CHAMPIONSHIPS CALENDAR

WINTER2010/11INVIERNO

TENNIS EVENTS CALENDAR

CALENDARIO DE TORNEOS DE TENIS

CALENDARIO TORNEOS DE PADEL

DICIEMBRE - 26-02 TORNEO DE TENIS AÑO NUEVO 2011. Campo de Tenis y Padel Lew Hoad (Mijas)

DICIEMBRE 18-19 Torneo de Navidad Lew Hoad. Campo de Tenis y Padel Lew Hoad (Mijas)

ENERO - 21-23 TORNEO JUNIOR TENIS Circuito Costa del Sol. Campo de Tenis y Padel Lew Hoad (Mijas)

ENERO 28-30 I OPEN DE PADEL “SOLO HAY PADEL” Club de Padel Nueva Alcántara (Marbella)

FEBRERO - 13 TORNEO DE SAN VALENTIN. Campo de Tenis y Padel Lew Hoad (Mijas)

FEBRERO 13 TORNEO DE PADEL DE SAN VALENTIN. Campo de Tenis y Padel Lew Hoad (Mijas)

18-20 IV OPEN DE PADEL & TENIS REKLAME Club de Padel Nueva Alcántara (Marbella)

18-20 CAMPEONATO DE ANDALUCIA POR EQUIPOS DE VETERANOS Club de Padel Nueva Alcántara (Marbella)

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HORSE RIDING CLUBS

LISTADO DE CLUBS DE HÍPICA

1. Hipódromo Costa del Sol Mijas Costa, Málaga T: (+34) 952 592 715 info@hipodromocostadelsol.es www.hipodromocostadelsol.es 2. Marbella Club Hípica Ctra. de Benahavís, Km. 3,7 Benahavís, Málaga T: (+34) 952 889101 reserv.golf@marbellaclub.com www.marbellaclub.com 3. Club Hípico La Zagaleta Ctra. De Ronda, km. 38,5 Benahavís, Málaga T: (+34) 952 855 453 marketing@lazagaleta.com www.lazagaleta.com 4. Escuela Ecuestre Costa del Sol

costa del sol

Calle Río Padrón Alto, s/n (km 159), Estepona, Málaga T: (+34) 952 808 077 arteecue@ctv.es www.escuela-ecuestre.com 5. Sotogrande Hípica Urb. Sotogrande Sotogrande, Cádiz T: (+34) 952 794 474 hipica@sotogrande.es www.sotogrande.es 6. San Roque Hípica Urb. San Roque San Roque Cádiz 7. Montenmedio Hípica C.N. 340, km. 42,5 Vejer de la Frontera - Cádiz T: (+34) 956 438 300 info@montenmedio.es www.montenmedio.es

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COSTA DEL SOL AGENDA Y EVENTOS WINTER2010/11INVIERNO

EQUESTRIAN EVENTS CALENDAR

CALENDARIO CONCURSOS HÍPICA

DOMA

MARZO

4-6 CDI J-Y Dehesa Montenmedio 8-13 CDI 3 Dehesa Montenmedio 11-13 CDI P J Y Dehesa Montenmedio 15-20 CDI 3 Dehesa Montenmedio 18-20 CDI P J-Y Dehesa Montenmedio 18-20 CDI P J-Y Dehesa Montenmedio

SALTO ENERO 1 CST Club Hípico de Córdoba 8-9 CST Marbella Club Hípica

FEBRERO 22-27 CSI Dehesa Montenmedio

MARZO 1-6 CSI 3 Dehesa Montenmedio 8-13 CSI 3 Dehesa Montenmedio 15-20 CSI 3 Dehesa Montenmedio 21-26 CSI 3 Dehesa Montenmedio 27 CSI 4 Dehesa Montenmedio

POLO MARZO 13-14 Jaeger-LeCoultre Snow Polo Cup-Sierra Nevada (Granada)

CARRERAS FEBRERO 13 Hipódromo Costa del Sol 20 Hipódromo Costa del Sol 25 Hipódromo Costa del Sol

MARZO 6 Hipódromo Costa del Sol Visit our website www.remax-eralia-costadelsol.com

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LISTING AGENDA COSTA DEL SOL COMPETITION EVENTS

CLUB DE TENIS CLUB DEL SOL Av. José Orbaneja, Urb. Sitio de Calahonda Mijas Costa 29647 T.: (+34) 952 934 189 F: (+34) 952 939 595 info@tenniscostadelsol.com

CLUB DE TENIS LOS GRANADOS

Urb. Los Granados, S/N, Nueva Andalucía Marbella 29660 T.: (+34) 952 818 662

CLUB DE TENIS PUENTE ROMANO

Ctrta. Cádiz, Km.177 Marbella 29603 T.: (+34) 952 775 766 F: (+34) 952 820 900 hotel@puenteromano.com

CLUB INTERNACIONAL DE TENIS Ctra. Cádiz., Km. 173, Nueva Andalucía Marbella 29660 T.: (+34) 952 813 341 clubi@clubinternacional.com

EL CASCO TENIS CLUB Urb. El Rosario, S/N Marbella 29604 T.: (+34) 952 837 651 F: (+34) 952 837 651 info@elcasco.com

MANOLO SANTANA RAQUETS CLUB Ctra. De Istán, Km.2 Marbella 29602

SAILING BOAT

RELACIÓN CLUB DE TENIS T.: (+34) 952 865 487 F: (+34) 952 778 580 raquetsclub@royalwd.com

CLUB DE PADEL-TENIS NUEVA ALCÁNTARA Urb. Nueva Alcántara San Pedro Alcántara 29670 T.: (+34) 952 787 786 F: (+34) 952 788 315 info@clubpadelnuevaalcantara.com

CLUB DE TENIS EL MIRADOR Urb. El Mirador, 1 Marbella 29602 T.: (+34) 952 860 707 tenisypadel@elmirador.com

REAL CLUB DE PADEL MARBELLA

Urb. Altos del Rodeo Puerto Banús, Marbella T.: (+34) 952 817 947 info@realclubpadelmarbella.com

CLUB DE TENIS BEL-AIR Urb. Bel-Air, S/N Estepona 29688 T.: (+34) 952 883 221 info@belairtennis.com

MIRAFLORES TENNIS SPORT CENTER C/ Juliana ,S/N Mijas Costa 29649

MARBELLA HILL TENIS CLUB

Marbella 29604 T.: (+34) 952 835 249 F: (+34) 952 835 812 booking@hofsaesstennis.com

CLUB DE TENIS DON CARLOS

Hotel Don Carlos, C.N. 340, km.192, Elviria Marbella 29604 T.: (+34) 952 831 739

MARBELLA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Ctra. Cádiz-Málaga, Km. 188 Marbella 29604 T.: (+34) 952 834 353 F: (+34) 952 830 500 info@marbellagolf.com

CAMPO DE TENIS Y PADEL LEW HOAD

ENERO 2011 15-16

Regata Platú 25 Marbella II GP Puerto Deportivo de Marbella

Ctra. Mijas, Km. 3,5 Mijas 29650 T.: (+34) 952 474 908 F.: (+34) 952 474 858 info@lew-hoad.com

FEBRERO

Calle Libra s / n 29649 Mijas Costa Málaga, España Tel: (+34) 952 934 477 Fax: (+34) 952 932 895 reservations@azteccc.com

12-13

5-6

Regata Platú 25 Marbella II GP Puerto Deportivo de Marbella

AZTEC COUNTRY CLUB

Av. El Fuerte Marbella 29601 T.: (+34) 952 861 500

Copa De Andalucía Optimist R.C. Mediterráneo Málaga

MARZO 12-13

Regata Platú 25 Marbella II GP Puerto Deportivo de Marbella

HOFSASS COLLEGE MARBELLA

19-20

Urb. Coto de los Dolores, 10, Monte Elviria,

Copa De Andalucía Snipe R.C. Mediterráneo Málaga

NAUTICAL CLUB LISTINGS - LISTADOS CLUBS NÁUTICOS 1. PUERTO DEPORTIVO EL CANDADO Playa de Almellones s/n, Edif. Club Náutico, Málaga T: (+34) 952 204 599 angel@enasol.com 2. PUERTO DEPORTIVO DE BENALMÁDENA Edif. Centro Náutico local 16 Benalmádena Costa, Málaga T: (+34) 952 571 530 info@enasol.com 3. CLUB NÁUTICO FUENGIROLA Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola S/N, Fuengirola, Málaga T: (+34) 952 470 406 4. CLUB MARÍTIMO DE MARBELLA

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CALENDARIO COMPETICION VELA

TENNIS CLUB LISTINGS

costa del sol

Paseo Marítimo S/N Marbella, Málaga T: (+34) 952 772 504 5. CLUB DE MAR PUERTO BANÚS Puerto José Banús (Puerto Banus) S/N, Marbella T: (+34) 952 817 750 6. MARINAS DEL MEDITERRANEO Club Marítimo de Estepona Urbanizacion Puerto Deportivo S/N, Estepona T: (+34) 952 801 800 www.marinasmediterraneo.com 7. PUERTO DEPORTIVO DE LA DUQUESA Lugar El Hacho S/N, Manilva

T: (+34) 952 890 100 www.marinasmediterraneo.com 8. CLUB MARÍTIMO DE SOTOGRANDE Puerto Sotogrande S/N, San Roque T: (+34) 956 790 200 9. REAL CLUB MARÍTIMO SOTOGRANDE Puerto Sotogrande S/N, San Roque T: (+34) 956 610 087 www.rcms.es

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I N F O R M A T I O N E S T A T E R E A L & M A R K E T P R O P E R T Y

Buying

a Home

CONTACT A REAL ESTATE AGENT A RE/MAX Sales Associate can help you through the entire process of buying a home, starting with the mortgage and continuing right through to the end. He or she can help you shop for the best interest rate and terms and, if you wish, suggest mortgage lenders.

GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A LOAN Obtain a copy of your credit report and, if necessary do what you need to do to improve it, as the higher your credit score, the better interest rate you can command. You can find this information online or alternatively, your RE/MAX agent can help with this area of expertise. It’s important to shop around and contact several lenders to determine which one will offer you the best deal.

DETERMINE YOUR PRICE RANGE AND THE AREA(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED It is advisable to get a good idea of how much you can afford to spend purchasing a home in order to narrow the parameters of the search. You should also research neighbourhoods to find out where you would be happy to live or invest. Your RE/MAX agent can help determine your price range and area.

DECIDE WHICH AMENITIES AND FEATURES YOU MUST HAVE – AND WHICH ONES WOULD BE NICE BUT AREN’T ESSENTIAL How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Would you prefer a newer home or an

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older one with established landscaping? Are hardwood floors a must? Is an updated kitchen important to you? Walk-in wardrobes? Which features would you be willing to give up if you find the otherwise perfect home?

BEGIN TESTING THE MARKET By visiting www.remax-eralia-costadelsol. com, you can find listings to suit your specific requirements as well as neighbourhood information. Identify properties that seem to fit your requirements and if possible take an afternoon to visit as many areas as possible. See what’s available in your price range and explore neighbourhoods.

prepare an official offer quickly. Your agent will be familiar with market values and will help you to arrive at a price that gives your offer the best chance of being accepted. However, at this stage try not to become emotionally attached to a home, as your offer may not be accepted for any number of reasons. Have back-up homes in mind. Be prepared to negotiate through your agent with the sellers.

ONCE YOUR OFFER IS ACCEPTED

MAKE AN OFFER

• You’ll be asked to provide a deposit and sign an agreement (if you change your mind you could lose your deposit, but if the vendor gets cold feet they will need to reimburse double your deposit). • The next step is for your lawyer to request the Nota Simple which will provide the history of the property and establish whether the vendor is in fact the owner and entitled to sell the property and if valid planning permission is in place. In the case of a new build, you will also need to check residency permits have been granted. • When you reach the stage of the private purchase contract which records the date, contents and agreed transaction terms, it is impossible to back out unless both parties are in agreement. • The property will only legally belong to you when you have signed the deeds in the presence of the notary public and paid the remainder of the purchase price to the vendor.

When you’ve identified the property you would like to buy, be prepared to help your agent

ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!

WITH YOUR AGENT, BEGIN SERIOUSLY LOOKING AT PROPERTY Your agent will be able to suggest properties which you may not have seen online and may also include homes which have just come onto the market. Look at homes with a critical eye – does the floor plan work for you? is the property in good condition? would it be right for your lifestyle? In short, can you imagine you and your family living there? A good tip is to take notes at each home you visit. What do you like and not like? Narrow down your choices; re-visit homes which you’re interested in and view them at different times of the day.

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DAIRIN DECORACIÓN Interior Design

www.dairindecoracioncom Over the last 35 years, DAIRIN DECORACIÓN has built up extensive experience and at present has an interior design shop and its own workshop of upholstery and curtains. In order to provide a better personalized service, we have launched two new areas: garden furniture and a studio for allround decoration in refurbishments.

DAIRIN DECORACIÓN Crta. Ronda, Polígono La Quinta, nº 12 San Pedro Alcántara (Málaga) dairindecoracion@marbella.net T: +34 952 799 832 / 952 781 288


DECORATION TIPS RUSTIC STYLE

DECORATING RUSTIC STYLE The dictionary definition of rustic ranges from rough, plain, simple to unadorned. However, in design terms it is applied to schemes that bring elements of nature into the home using natural warm earthy colours, and natural materials, the most obvious and easy to identify being wood. WORDS SCOTT LONE

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s Ronda is featured in this issue, what better than to take a look at rustic design synonymous with Andalucían architecture and interiors. We have all heard the phrase ‘rustic charm’ when applied to a historic building or traditional interior, but what exactly does it mean and can rustic style be applied to a modern space? As to whether the rustic style is suitable for a modern home is down to interpretation. In older property one expects to see dark, heavy, sturdy furniture, set against terracotta tiles and intricate Arabic inspired white and blue tiles. The same principles can be applied to a modern home to create warmth and texture by including key pieces and accessories such as primitive antiques, overstuffed cushions and throws in rich colours such as sand, rust, copper and burgundy. Distressed finishes, as adopted by many modern designers and wrought iron are also authentic rustic features. Or it could be as simple as textured paint, warm landscapes or religious paintings, making a feature of polished logs in the fireplace or an artfully placed bowl of fir cones. Despite the trend towards modernity in many homes, it is still possible to find local artisans particularly around the town of Ronda, who produce stylish and luxurious classic Spanish furniture and semi-rustic offering a more refined line. Both styles are made from predominantly local oak and pine wood, using local techniques. The town of Lucena located in the province Córdoba has a reputation as the most prolific producer of low cost pine rustic furnishings, attracting shoppers from across the region including the Costa del Sol. There is also a manufacturer of reproduction Spanish renaissance furniture for those who fancy something a little grander. One of the most distinctive traditional design techniques owing much to the region’s Arab heritage is the art of ‘taracea’ inlay. Objects are painstakingly decorated by combining chips of different coloured wood, ivory and sometimes other materials to create intricate patterns.

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SHOPPING FOR YOUR HOME CREATE A DRAMATIC ENTRANCE If you have ever wondered where to find majestic solid wood doors to create a dramatic impression, then look no further. This Ronda supplier offers a wide choice of hand crafted wooden doors and high quality rustic style furniture made from pine and American cherry wood. El Pino Viejo Guadalete Street, s / n Polígono Industrial El Fuerte 29400 Ronda Tel: 952 879 378 fabrica@elpinoviejo.com www.elpinoviejo.com

Andalucía produces and exports almost 100m Euros worth of furniture each year, and the Costa del Sol accounts for up 14% of the region’s overall production. In Marbella alone, there is such a high concentration of furniture providers and interiors designers, that it’s virtually impossible not to find a style to your taste. Here are just a few of the suppliers located around Ronda that that can help you achieve a rich rustic ambience. WORDS SCOTT LONE

GETTING TO GRIPS

WITH A RUSTIC RENAISSANCE FINISHING TOUCHES International chains such as Habitat can always be relied upon to provide modern accessories and kitchenware to compliment more traditional interiors. Check out these rich coloured cushions in burgundy and multicoloured check, that add a touch of colour and rustic comfort to any home.

RUSTIC DESIGN ON DEMAND Traditional wooden furniture, balconies, pergolas, balustrades, doors and solid wood window frames, everything you need to give your home a traditional rustic flavour. Choose between custom made pieces, or easy to assemble pieces with simple to follow instructions to create an authentic rustic feel to your home. Visit the showroom at Ronda industrial estate. Suritama Polígono Industrial El Fuerte Calle Genal, 18 F 29400 Ronda Tel: 952 871 869 / 952 190 020 carpinteria@suritama.es www.suritama.es

SMALL TILES TO MAKE A BIG STATEMENT Nothing evokes the look and feel of the Mediterranean like the traditional coloured style ceramic floor or wall tiles, alternatively what about tiled table tops and decorative bowls to add a finishing touch. Visit the showroom in Marbella to view the full range. Leandro G.Vega Avda. Gustavo Adolfo Bequer 54, P. Industrial Nueva Andalucía 29660 Marbella Tel: 952 816 848 Email: info@gvega.com Website: www.gvega.com

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Habitat CC La Cañada, S/N 29603 Marbella Tel: 951 317 128 sc.marbella@ceh-habitat.es www.habitat.net/es

RONDA ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKETAlternatively, get the look with cheap and cheerful ceramics, pots, and colourful blankets from Ronda’s local market. The general market is held every Sunday on the Feria ground by Hipersol supermarket, whilst the arts and crafts market takes place on the first Sunday of the month. Exhibits from local and expat artists provide a great opportunity to pick up some original rustic art at a reasonable price.

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TESTIMONIAL REAL STORY

MARVELLOUS MARBELLA…

OUR HOME FROM HOME!

Marbella is full of warm friendly people, unlike what we experience in the north of Spain. Everyone here is happy and smiling all the time...it must be the sunshine! 94 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

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TESTIMONIAL REAL STORY

Every year, millions of people enjoy beach, golf and leisure holidays on the Costa del Sol and it’s not surprising that with such an enviable all-year-round climate, many decide to splash out on a place in the sun as a long term investment and lifestyle choice. WORDS CHARLOTTE FERREY PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY KORVIN

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aving visited the Costa del Sol on numerous occasions, Albina Vakulova and Angel Monje fell in love with Marbella and the quality of life it offers. Home to some of the most exclusive beach clubs, the finest quality restaurants, great shopping facilities and a truly cosmopolitan ambience, Albina and Angel now call Marbella their home from home. Originally from St Petersburg in Russia, Albina and her Spanish partner Angel, live and work in Valladolid (located to the north of Madrid) and decided in the Spring of 2010 that it was an opportune time to start the search for their dream holiday home with property prices at an all time low and plenty of bargains available in Marbella which offered excellent value for money. Albina and Angel love life in Valladolid and describe their hometown as a miniMadrid. Only a six hour drive from the Costa del Sol, Marbella was their number one holiday home destination, due to proximity and because of the superb facilities and quality of life the coastal region has to offer. Not having found it easy to deal with estate agents in the past, Angel and Albina were pleasantly surprised and immediately impressed by the service offered by RE/MAX Eralia. They visited RE/ MAX Eralia in central Marbella in April, and instantly warmed to Marina Ramos Maldonado who was enthusiastic to help them find their dream holiday home.

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Having viewed just four properties with Marina during their stay, Angel and Albina fell in love with a beautiful garden apartment in Los Jardines de Santa María Golf in Elviria, Marbella, and decided to make an offer. The offer was accepted and within just a few visits, Angel and Albina completed their property purchase. Since then they have been enjoying long weekends in the Marbella sunshine with friends and family. The two bedroom apartment is set in a well-established complex with 24 hour security, six swimming pools, underground parking and storage. Within walking distance of the Elviria Commercial Centre, Nikki Beach and a host of facilities including beaches and golf courses, a prime location was of paramount importance to Angel and Albina. “From the moment we walked into RE/MAX Eralia’s office we felt at ease and not under any pressure whatsoever. Marina listened to us and throughout the buying process, always had our needs and requirements in mind. Everything we needed help and assistance with was always provided quickly and efficiently. We can only praise Marina and her team for their professionalism!” Angel and Albina are looking forward to skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains this winter and mixing with the local people in Marbella and making some new friends. Perhaps one day, they will decide to make Marbella their permanent home. WINTER 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 95


SITUATION MAP ANDALUCÍA

EXTREMADURA

PORTUGAL

Jabugo

Cordoba

Seville

Huelva

Marchena

ANDALUCIA

C O S TA D E L A L U Z D E H U E LVA

TIO PEPE TIO PEPE TIO PEPE TIO PEPE

Ronda

Jerez de la Frontera Cádiz

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AT L A N T I C OCEAN

Elviria Marbella Estepona Sotogrande

C O S TA D E L A LUZ DE CADIZ

CANARY ISLANDS

Ferro

Gibraltar Tarifa

CO

Algeciras

LANZAROTE

LA PALMA Isla de la Gomera

Puerto Banús

Santa Cruz

FUERTEVENTURA Las Palmas

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

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SITUATION MAP ANDALUCÍA

CASTILLA LA MANCHA

France

Santander

Barcelona

Portugal Lisbon

Madrid Valencia

SPAIN

Alicante

Ubeda Baeza

Málaga

Morocco

Tangier Jaén

Cabra

Granada

Sierra Nevada Mojácar

Almeria Málaga

Motril

El Ejido

C O S TA D E A L M E R I A

C O S TA T R O P I C A L Torremolinos Benalmádena Fuengirola

O S TA D E L S O L

BALEARIC ISLANDS MINORCA

BALEARIC SEA

IBIZA

TERRANEAN SEA

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Inca

Palma de Mallorca

Arta MAJORCA

Isla de Cabera

Isla de Formentera

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Introducing our agents on the Costa del Sol

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Welcome to our selection of quality properties currently for sale on the Costa del Sol. Apartments, townhouses, villas and our Luxury Collection. Something for everyone!

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PROPERTY LISTINGS Property reference

Agent Reference

ref.3335-1008/LC

Bedroom Dormitorio

Bathroom Baño

Mijas

How to read the property listing descriptions All prices are indicated in euros and are correct at the time of publication. Todos los precios estan correctos al dia de publicacion de la revista.

Plot in m2 Terreno

Built Area Construido

159.000

Mijas Costa

reduced in price!

2

1

80

Terrace/Garden Terraza/JardÍn

Prices in euros Precios en euros

Marbella

160.000

Nueva Andalucía

reduced in price!

-

41

2

2

106

- -

20

REDUCED FROM 220.000 euros! A lovely south-facing apartment with spectacular sea and mountain views located within a short distance of local beaches and various amenities. Set in a typical Mediterranean style village complex, the property features a covered terrace to enjoy all the year round and a large solarium with 360 degree views.

This fantastic first floor apartment faces south-east and is set in a gated complex close to Puerto Banús and central Marbella. Offering beautiful views to the mountains and over the communal areas, this property is in a quiet yet convenient location, close to shops and a host of local amenities. In immaculate condition.

Ref: 3335-1489/MM

Ref: 3335-2072/JCL

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Marbella

163.000

Nueva Andalucía

Marbella

165.000

East Marbella

reduced in price!

1

1

61

-

17

A beautiful apartment located within walking distance of Puerto Banús, supermarkets, commercial centres, bars, shops, restaurants and the beach. The private residential complex boasts 24 hour security, two communal pools, six paddle courts and a children playground. The well-appointed property comes with a fully fitted kitchen and parking. Ref: 3335-2159/RB

Marbella

2

175.000

Elviria

2

83

-

20

A superb apartment located in the prestigious area of Elviria. Built to high quality specifications, it features two good sized bedrooms, underground parking and communal pools and gardens. In a prime location, close to Santa María Golf Course and just a few minutes from Elviria Commercial Centre and the beach. Priced to sell and offers excellent value for money. Ref: 3335-2085/DS

Marbella

2

210.000

Guadalmina

2

101

-

37

A lovely ground floor apartment situated within the established residential urbanisation of Las Terrazas de Guadalmina. Close to a wide range of amenities including Guadalmina Golf Course and the commercial centre, this property is ideally placed. Boasts sunny terraces, garage parking, large communal gardens, a swimming pool and paddle tennis facilities. Ref: 3335-2192/AG

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2

2

130

-

23

In pristine condition, this first floor, south facing apartment commands lovely sea views. Located within a private gated complex, this property benefits from beautiful tropical gardens, five swimming pools and jacuzzis. Features include a fully-fitted kitchen, hot and cold airconditioning, garage parking, storage and a covered terrace. Close to the beach, golf courses and various amenities. Ref: 3335-2211/MM

Estepona

3

192.000

East Estepona

11/2

82

-

10

A superb apartment located between Estepona and San Pedro with easy access to the motorway. The property features a recently renovated kitchen, a sunny terrace with sea and mountain views and a communal pool and gardens. Within walking distance of the beach and close to a host of amenities. Ref: 3335-2209/JL

Benahavís

2

229.000

New Golf Valley

2

156

-

32

Offering exceptional value for money, this exquisite apartment commands superb panoramic views and boasts spacious accommodation. Set in a peaceful residential complex surrounded by lovely gardens and communal areas, this property is ideally located, within walking distance of local amenities. Ref: 3335-1917/AL

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APARTMENTS Marbella

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230.000

East Marbella

Marbella

240.000

Elviria

reduced in price!

3

2

124

-

25

This fantastic apartment is almost brand new and boasts superb sea and mountain views. With a spacious living area, a sunny terrace, hot and cold air-conditioning, high quality specifications throughout and a garage and storeroom, this apartment offers great value for money. Ref: 3335-2214/SP

Marbella

245.000

Guadalmina

3

3

127

-

18

A fabulous, spacious apartment located close to the beach in Elviria. The property features a sunny terrace with Jacuzzi, a fireplace in the living room, private underground parking, storage room and communal swimming pools and gardens. Ideally situated, close to some of Marbella’s best golf courses, a host of restaurants, shopping centres, schools and other facilities.

Ref: 3335-2177/RB

Benahavís

249.000

New Golf Valley

reduced in price!

3

2

121

-

27

REDUCED FROM 260.000 euros! A fantastic apartment located in the prestigious area of Guadalmina. Facing south, the property is set within a luxury private complex which is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and close to the commercial centre. The apartment benefits from beautiful communal gardens, a swimming pool and paddle courts. A sought after address.

3

2

133

-

A stunning penthouse apartment located on the Ronda road, just above Marbella, within the Los Arqueros Country Club residential complex. The property boasts sunny terraces with pleasant views, marble floors, central heating and air conditioning, parking and storage. Built to high quality standards.

Ref: 3335-2034/AG

Marbella

2

269.500

Guadalmina

2

122

-

13

A lovely ground floor apartment ideally located in Guadalmina Baja, close to the commercial centre and the beach. The established residential complex features pleasant communal areas, swimming pools and a children’s playground. Built to high quality specifications, the apartment boasts spacious accommodation, under-floor heating, hot and cold air-conditioning and underground parking.

Ref: 3335-2190/AG

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Ref: 3335-1893/AL

Marbella

3

San Pedro Alcántara 285.000

21/2

118

-

22

This fourth floor apartment is located close to the beach and San Pedro town centre which is home to a wide range of facilities. The complex features lovely gardens, two communal pools and 24 hr security. Conveniently situated, everything is within easy reach and Puerto Banús is just a five minute drive away. Ref: 3335-1031/RB

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Marbella

3

285.000

East Marbella

2

175

-

28

Located within walking distance of Cabopino port and the beach, this lovely apartment has an sought after address. Boasts a sunny terrace with lovely sea views, a modern fully-fitted kitchen, south orientation, parking, storage, communal gardens and a large swimming pool. Tastefully decorated throughout, this property offers excellent value for money.

Marbella

1

285.000

Puerto Banús

1

65

-

A beautiful apartment set in the prestigious and well-established residential complex, La Alcazaba. In a privileged location, close to the beach and the host of facilities Puerto Banús has to offer, it would make a superb holiday home or rental investment. In immaculate condition, this desirable property is priced to sell. Ref: 3335-2187/SP

Ref: 3335-2051/MM

Benahavís

3

300.000

New Golf Valley

2

127

-

49

This luxury apartment commands breathtaking panoramic views of Marbella and across to Gibraltar and Africa. Surrounded by 14 neighbouring golf courses and set in a quiet area, this property is built to the highest standard and features a pre-installed home intelligence system, under-floor heating in every room and beautiful communal gardens and pools.

Ref: 3335-1025/RB

Marbella

3

440.000

East Marbella

2

185

-

50

8

Benahavís

3

329.000

La Quinta

130

-

15

This luxury penthouse apartment boasts stunning golf views and is located in the prestigious urbanisation of La Quinta, close to Puerto Banús. The beautiful residential complex features tropical gardens and swimming pools and the property offers spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a cosy living room with a fireplace, a relaxing terrace and a garage. Ref: 3335-2074/CC

Marbella

4

537.500

Second line beach

4

181

-

45

This beautiful apartment boasts two large terraces and commands stunning sea views. Surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens with two pools, this luxury apartment features a spacious kitchen, a fireplace, two underground parking spaces and a big storage room. Close to golf courses, the beach and a host of amenities.

A modern, spacious duplex apartment located just a few metres from the beach. Ideally placed, close to a host of amenities in central Marbella, this property features double-glazing, lovely terraces, beautiful sea views and stunning surroundings. Location, location, location!

Ref: 3335-1926/MM

Ref: 3335-2180/ED

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APARTMENTS Marbella

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560.000

The Golden Mile

Marbella

600.000

Nueva Andalucía

reduced in price!

3

3

197

-

60

3

2

436

-

275

A fantastic ground floor apartment with south-west orientation located in a gated private complex on the prestigious Golden Mile. Commanding beautiful mountain and garden views, this luxury apartment is in immaculate condition and offers the ultimate in luxury living and privacy. Ideally situated, close to every imaginable amenity.

A spectacular penthouse apartment located adjacent to the Marbella Tennis Club and just five minutes from Puerto Banús. The complex features beautiful tropical gardens and two communal pools. Ideally located, close to a host of amenities, this property offers luxury living at its best.

Ref: 3335-2219/JCL

Ref: 3335-2102/JCL

Marbella

4

700.000

New Golf Valley

4

224

-

54

This superb penthouse apartment commands spectacular sea and golf views and offers south-west orientation. The property features under-floor heating, storage, parking for two cars, hot and cold airconditioning and a communal pool and gardens. Only five minutes from Los Arqueros Golf and within walking distance of restaurants and amenities, this property is ideally placed.

Marbella

3

738.000

Nueva Andalucía

31/2

200

-

A fantastic luxury apartment located in an exclusive development with 24 hour security and stunning sea views. Property features include a pleasant living room with fireplace, under-floor heating in the bathrooms, ample garage parking, communal swimming pools (including one heated), a sauna, gym and tennis courts.

Ref: 3335-1071/AL

Marbella

3

800.000

The Golden Mile

31/2

300

-

114

A luxury apartment situated on one of the most exclusive developments on The Golden Mile. Offering privacy and stunning panoramic sea and mountain views, this stunning property is built to high quality specifications and boasts a fully-fitted kitchen, a large terrace, spacious accommodation, lush communal gardens and a swimming pool. A sought after property in an exclusive complex. Ref: 3335-2120/ED 104 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

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Ref: 3335-2133/CC

Estepona

3

990.000

Frontline beach

166

-

51

A luxury, frontline beach apartment with south-west orientation and stunning sea views. Set within a small private residential complex comprising only 35 properties, this beach apartment offers a prime location and is highly sought after. Boasts spacious living accommodation and sunny terraces. Ref: 3335-1534/JCL

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Marbella

3

210.000

East Marbella

21/2

96

-

40

This charming townhouse with beautiful sea views is located in east Marbella, within close proximity to various neighbouring golf courses, the hospital, shopping centres and the beach. The property features a lovely cosy living room with a fireplace, landscaped terraces, lush gardens and a large swimming pool. An ideal permanent home, offering the ultimate in peace and tranquillity. Ref: 3335-1586/MM

Marbella

4

395.000

East Marbella

3

183

67

11

A beautiful townhouse located in Los Monteros, one of east Marbella’s most exclusive residential urbanisations. The property boasts an ample living and dining room with fireplace, sunny terraces, a private garden and a solarium. Commanding stunning views, this townhouse is in immaculate condition and is ready to move into. Ref: 3335-2208/SP

Marbella

595.000

Marbella (Istán)

Marbella

3

298.000

North Marbella

2

140

200

18

A superb townhouse with a lovely private garden and swimming pool. Features include a separate lounge and dining room, a fully-fitted kitchen, a sunny terrace on the ground floor and spacious bedrooms. Located just a short distance from El Mirador Tennis Club, the Marbella bus station and a host of local amenities, this property is ideally placed. Ref: 3335-2065/SP

Marbella

4

520.000

Elviria

31/2

268

426

58

A lovely detached three storey villa with a beautiful private garden, saltwater pool and a carport. The property is located in Elviria, one of Marbella’s most prestigious urbanisations and boasts sunny terraces, a basement with entertainment area, separate guest quarters, under-floor heating and wooden flooring. A great family home offering excellent value for money. Ref: 3335-1738/MM

Marbella

1.470.000

Guadalmina

sold!

3

31/2

250

156

80

A spectacular south-facing townhouse located in one of the most prestigious areas of the Marbella / Istán road. Built to high quality specifications, this property boasts lovely terraces, a separate guest apartment with bathroom and kitchen, a fully-fitted kitchen, a pool and garden. Close to a host of amenities, this property offers peace and tranquillity yet convenience.

Ref: 3335-2176/MR

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4

4

437

956

120

A fantastic townhouse featuring a private pool and extensive communal gardens. In a private residential complex comprising just 23 houses, this property benefits from direct access to communal pools, paddle and tennis courts and a putting green. Close to Guadalmina Golf, the commercial centre and the beach, this townhouse would be make a superb family residence.

Ref: 3335-2108/AG

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VILLAS

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Marbella

470.000

East Marbella

Marbella

550.000

East Marbella

reduced in price!

4

3

200

456

60

This magnificent frontline beach villa is in a prime location in east Marbella and commands beautiful sea views. In a quiet residential area, close to various golf courses and a host of local amenities, this property benefits from south orientation, terraces, a pleasant living room with a fireplace, a fully-fitted kitchen, a separate guest apartment, two garages and a carport. Ref: 3335-2044/MM

Casares

5

675.000

Coastal area

41/2

422

982

50

A beautiful villa with spacious rooms, en-suite bathrooms, a brand new kitchen with Bosch appliances, staff quarters, hot and cold air-conditioning, a private pool and garden and a garage for three cars. To be sold partly furnished, this charming property is located close to the beach and a host of golf courses and would make a great family residence. Ref: 3335-2036/JL

Marbella

915.000

East Marbella

4

3

280

500

60

REDUCED FROM 690.000! A fantastic villa with beautiful sea views. This property offers spacious living accommodation, a private pool and garden and a separate, high quality guest apartment. Ideally located, close to international schools, commercial centres, supermarkets and various local facilities, this property would make a superb family home. Ref: 3335-1935/SP

Marbella

3

850.000

Elviria

3

298

682

90

A fantastic villa which belongs to a group of three houses and a staff apartment. Set on an impressive plot in Elviria, this property boasts breathtaking golf, mountain and sea views. Located just five minutes from the beach, Nikki Beach and the Elviria commercial centre, it offers a desirable address. Ref: 3335-1132/DS

Marbella

999.000

East Marbella

reduced in price!

3

2

332

600

40

A cosy, Andaluc铆an style villa located within walking distance of the beach. Commanding lovely sea views, this property boasts south orientation, a spacious living and dining area, a study, a sunny terrace, a fully-fitted kitchen and mature gardens. In immaculate condition with beautiful wood detailing and high quality specifications throughout. Ref: 3335-1765/MM 106 MAXiRED MAGAZINE I WINTER 2010

5

41/2

309

1090

125

Fantastic villa frontline beach with superb uninterrupted sea views. Built in Mediterranean style. Fully fitted kitchen, ceramic floors. Ample lush gardens with pool area, barbeque gazebo and bath with shower. Solar panels, storage, guest area, dressing room. 4 sunny terraces. Carport and garage. Ref: 3335-2069/MM

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VILLAS

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Marbella

4

San Pedro Beach

31/2

190

1.200.000

540

30

Marbella

5

1.300.000

Guadalmina

5

400

1372

120

A beautiful, south-facing villa located on the beach side of San Pedro, close to a whole host of local amenities, Puerto Banús, central Marbella and the white-washed village of Benahavís. This property features a large private pool and garden, a spacious fully-fitted kitchen and a basement spanning 140m2.

This charming villa incorporates a rustic style and features spacious living accommodation, lovely terraces, a fully-fitted kitchen and a private garden and pool. Conveniently located, close to a host of amenities, golf courses and the beach, this beautiful home would make a superb family residence.

Ref: 3335-1437/RB

Ref: 3335-2163/AG

Marbella

The Golden Mile

1.425.000

Benahavís

New Golf Valley

1.450.000

reduced in price!

3

4

233

1000

55

An impressive south-facing villa set in a very quiet area within walking distance of Puerto Banús and the beach. With a contemporary design and built to premium quality specifications, this property features a large garden with a private pool, sea and mountain views, a solarium on the top floor and a garage for three cars. Ref: 3335-2086/JCL

Marbella

4

Guadalmina

5

430

1.900.000

1986

120

A charming villa situated in one of the most prestigious areas on the Costa del Sol. Close to a wide range of amenities and sports facilities, Guadalmina offers a sought after yet convenient address. Only a short distance from the beach, a host of golf courses and well-respected schools and colleges. Ref: 3335-2035/AG

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5

41/2

550

4587

60

This lovely villa is set on the quiet urbanisation of Puerto del Almendro. Offering spacious accommodation, south-west orientation and beautiful panoramic sea and golf views, this superb residence offers excellent value for money. Located just five minutes from San Pedro and Puerto Banús, beaches, golf courses and a host of amenities. Ref: 3335-1109/AL

Marbella

5

East Marbella

5

500

2.750.000

3007

290

A brand new, exclusive villa project with a contemporary style and design. Built to the highest specifications, modern features include glass walls, extensive terraces, a large swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Bulthaup kitchen. The buyer has the opportunity to buy the plot and villa project which already has the building license in place. Ref: 3335-1260/MM AUTUMN 2010 I MAXiRED MAGAZINE 107


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COSTA DEL SOL - SPAIN Ref: 3335-1543/AL

LUXURY VILLA

T

his exquisite villa is set within a quiet and wellestablished residential urbanisation and offers plenty of privacy and tranquillity. Built on one level in a Mediterranean style, this property features southwest orientation, sea views, four ensuite bedrooms, a bright and sunny living room with fireplace, a TV room and pleasant porches. Only a short drive from San Pedro and Puerto Banús, it offers a convenient location, close to a host of amenities.

4

4

398

4083

207

Benahavís - New Golf Valley

Ref: 3335-2124/DS

7

657

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LUXURY VILLA

T

his magnificent villa is located in the quiet, sought after area of Santa María Golf, just 200m from the golf course. The property offers stunning uninterrupted panoramic sea views, privacy and seclusion and a separate guest apartment with two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Other features include a garage for up to six vehicles, wine cellar, gym, different storage areas, a dressing room and underfloor heating. One of the most unique features is the beautiful covered Andalucian patio which spans 100m and leads to all rooms. The three storey property also boasts a lift, lush gardens and a private pool. Luxury living at its best!

reduced in price!

5

1.429.000

2225

90

Marbella - Elviria

1.450.000

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COSTA DEL SOL - SPAIN DUPLEX APARTMENT

THE LUXURY COLLECTION

Ref: 3335-2055/MR

A

spectacular dúplex penthouse apartment with south-east orientation and stunning sea and mountain views. Only a five minute walk from Puerto Banús and a host of shops, bars and restaurants, this property is ideally located. Within close proximity are some of the Coast’s best golf courses and Marbella’s most exclusive beach clubs and restaurants. The prívate residential complex features magnificent tropical gardens, a swimming pool, a sauna and 24 hour security. The property itself boasts a large living room, spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and sunny terraces with panoramic views.

3

31/2

LUXURY VILLA

505

-

255

Marbella - Nueva Andalucía

1.490.000

200

Marbella - East Marbella

1.950.000

Ref.: 3335-2164/SP

T

his fantastic villa is located in the exclusive residential area of El Rosario in east Marbella. Set on a large plot of land, this property is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens and commands the most breathtaking views. The sumptuous property features a large living room with a fireplace, a dining room with garden views, a fitted kitchen and a breakfast room. The master bedroom boasts a large dressing room, a prívate office, an ensuite bathroom and superb views. Downstairs the property features a guest bedroom with a prívate bathroom and servants quarters. In a prime location, close to the beach, golf courses, schools and central Marbella.

4

41/2

450

3641

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COSTA DEL SOL - SPAIN LUXURY VILLA

Ref: 3335-1160/ED

A

stunning luxury residence located within one of Marbella’s most exclusive urbanisations on The Golden Mile. Commanding extraordinary sea and mountain views, this villa features a private heated swimming pool and beautiful landscaped gardens. Built to the highest quality specifications, the property is spacious and incorporates a traditional design with decorative modern finishing touches. Boasts underfloor heating, air-conditioning and double-glazing. This property comes with the option to purchase the adjacent independent plot for an additional 810.000€.

4

6

633

1297

78

Marbella - The Golden Mile

Ref: 3335-2119/ED

2.490.000

LUXURY VILLA

T

his luxury villa is located on one of the best urbanisations on the Golden Mile and is built and designed in an elegant Spanish style. Offering beautiful panoramic sea and mountain views, this luxury residence features a modern fully-equipped kitchen with direct access to the separate dining room, a breakfast area, spacious living room, large sunny terraces, a private pool and lush gardens. Built to high quality specifications throughout, this property boasts double glazing, air conditioning, parquet floors, luxury marble in the bathrooms, a gym and separate guest accommodation.

5

51/2

600

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2000

200

Marbella - The Golden Mile

2.750.000

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COSTA DEL SOL - SPAIN LUXURY VILLA

THE LUXURY COLLECTION

Ref: 3335-2220/CC

A

n exceptional, two storey luxury villa situated in one of the most privileged urbanisations within Nueva Andalucía. Surrounded by one of the area’s most exclusive golf courses, this property commands spectacular sea, golf and mountain views. Features include a spacious lounge with a separate dining room, a fireplace, a high specification fully-fitted kitchen, a covered terrace, a solarium, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a tennis court, a private garden and separate guest accommodation. The property also boasts solar panels, a wine cellar and a garage for four cars.

7

7

LUXURY VILLA

1450

3900

120

Marbella - Nueva Andalucía

4.900.000

200

Marbella - East Marbella

5.500.000

Ref: 3335-2226/MM

This unique mansion is set on an exceptional plot in the sought after urbanisation of Las Chapas. With south orientaion, this superb residence features lush gardens, a large heated infinity pool and breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views. Offering the ultímate in privacy, the villa boasts an elegant living and dining area spanning 140m2, a 17th century marble fireplace, a master suite with two dressing areas and a 150m2 jacuzzi bath, large sunny terraces, a spacious kitchen and a gazebo which is ideal for alfresco entertaining.

10

101/2

1500

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TAXES & LEGAL ANDALUCÍA Some of the most important solicitors on the Costa del Sol explain the process of purchasing a property in Spain and the costs involved. N.I.E. NUMBER The N.I.E number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) is the Identification Number for Foreigners. It is imperative that all foreigners who purchase a property in Spain have one as this is needed in all fiscal and legal matters. You can obtain a N.I.E. number from the Police Station or if you prefer you can obtain a legalised photocopy of your passport and sign a Power of Attorney so that your solicitor can act on your behalf and obtain one for you. You will need to have your N.I.E. number before completing the purchase of your property. In fact the N.I.E. number is also required for buying a vehicle, employment, inheritance of assets in Spain, insuring property, paying taxes and even for signing onto the national social security health scheme. Fontán y Zubizarreta Abogados, (Español, English, French) Mr. Ibon Zubizarreta, Marbella (Spain), Tel: (+34) 952 821 728 fz@fontanzubizarreta.com www.fontanzubizarreta.com

OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT IN SPAIN. Owners of properties in Spain need a bank account in a Spanish Bank in their name for the purpose of meeting ongoing costs, utilities (such as electricity and water), mortgages, local taxes and duties. The Bank or Savings Bank will draw up a contract to open the account and ancillary documen-

tation, and will require from the client the necessary information to complete that documentation (passport). On the “Costa del Sol”, most of the Bank offices have at their customers’ disposal English versions of the above mentioned documentation, as well as employees fluent in various languages. One important point: Remember to ask the Bank about their charges and commissions for keeping the account operative, for cheque clearing, international transfers, etc. JLC Abogados, (Español, English, German, French, Swedish) Mr. José Luis Chillón Fuengirola (Spain) Tel: (+34) 952 660 666 josel@jlchillon-abogados.com

RESERVATION CONTRACT Normally the purchase is initiated with a reservation contract called “Contrato de señal o arras”, the deposit that will be paid on signing the reservation contract is approximately 6,000e, which is normally kept by the Real Estate company. The main purpose of the reservation is for the purchaser to be assured that the property has been taken off the market (usually for a limited period of time) and for the vendor to know that the purchaser is really interested in proceeding. The reservation contract implies that the “purchase agreement” (contrato de compraventa) will be signed within a specific time period and if for any reason this does not take place, the property will be again placed on the market. The deposit is usually non-refundable. The reservation contract must be dated and signed by both parties and should include the personal details of the parties and the identification of the property. It should also define the amount to be paid upon signing the contract, the total price, payment conditions and the period

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of time in which the Title Deed will be signed. The amount paid on reservation is deducted from the total price to be paid by the purchaser. The contract should also establish the consequences if a) the purchase agreement is not signed or b) if either of the parties withdraw from the transaction. If the potential buyer does not go ahead, he would lose the deposit unless this is due to irregularities found on the Title Deeds of the property. If the seller refuses to go ahead the buyer is entitled to claim a compensation of double the amount of the deposit. Once the reservation document has been signed the Lawyer will begin to check the property to make sure that everything is in order including the proper ownership, if there are any charges on the property and that all Licences have been obtained. Fontán y Zubizarreta Abogados, (Español, English, French) Mr. Rafael Fontán Marbella (Spain) Tel: (+34) 952 821 728 fz@fontanzubizarreta.com www.fontanzubizarreta.com

PRIVATE PURCHASE CONTRACT According to Spanish law, the Private Purchase Contract is used to reflect the agreements reached between two parties in the transaction of the sale of a property, for both new build and resale property. In order for the Private Purchase contract to be valid and of use to both parties it must include a series of compulsory requirements. Apart from these requirements, both parties can freely agree all the terms they consider should be reflected in the private purchase contract. However there are three different types of Private Contract: These are known as the Purchase Deposit Contract, the Option Contract, and the actual Private Purchase Contract. All three have the same requirements mentioned

above, but each binds the parties legally in a different way to the agreement reached. Lawyer: SR Lawyers, (Español, Deutsch, English) Mrs. Sabine Reichow Marbella (Spain) Tel (+34) 952 863937 e-mail: srlawyers@terra.es

TITTLE DEED Escritura The registered title deeds of the property are always signed at a Spanish Notary. This is the official document that certifies that the property has been sold and it includes the details of the buyer and the seller, description of the property that has been sold and its price. Once the title deeds are signed they must be registered at the Property Registry. TIPS: Before signing the property title deeds the Lawyer will make sure that the seller has no debts with the Town Hall with unpaid IBI (Property tax) and garbage fees as well as no debt with the neighbours’ community, mortgages and that the property has a valid habitation permit. Zulategui & Zulategui Consultant Lawyers, (Español, English, French) Mr. Bernardo Zulategui Marbella (Spain) Tel: (+34) 952 766 351 elizabeth@zulategui.com www.zulategui.com

THE PROPERTY REGISTRY The Property Registry/ Registro de la Propiedad, is the authority where all properties and their title deeds are registered. This is an extremely important office for the purchaser of a property in Spain, because this is where you will be able to find all the information about the property with a true description of it detailing area and owner and more importantly if there are any charges, liens or mortgages against the property. You can check all of this with the

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ANDALUCÍA IMPUESTOS nota simple who will supply a report provided by the Property Registry. AFF ABOGADOS/LAWYERS, (Español, English) Mr. Federico Vallés Segarra Marbella (Spain) Tel: (+34) 952 861 600 f.valles@affabogados.com www.affabogados.com

MORTGAGE Hipoteca LOAN MORTGAGES are most useful for financing the purchase of your Spanish property. For a non-resident buyer, a mortgage is usually limited to around 70% of the valuation of the property. Our advice is to go for a variable-rate mortgage, The lender’s rate will be a margin over Euribor (March 2009, Base lending rate by Central Bank of Europe @ 1,99 %), generally Euribor +1.25 %, but certain lenders may fluctuate on this. Fixed rate mortgages are available at slightly higher interest rates. Note that re-mortgages are not common practice in Spain. Portillo & Blázquez LAWYERS, (Español, English) Mr. Ignacio Blázquez, Marbella (Spain) Tel. (+34) 952 818 844 PLB-ABOGADOS@teleline.es

BUYING A PROPERTY There are many different types of properties (apartments, villas, garages, storerooms, building plots, rustic “fincas”, etc), but below we refer in detail to the purchase of apartments or villas including garages or a storeroom.

Notary and Property Register There isn’t a fixed percentage or fee for these two costs. Between 600e and 800e should be set aside for the Notary’s costs and 500e for Land Registry. Legal costs A percentage of around 1% should be envisaged or a fixed rate (eg. 2,000e). Sundry costs Many small expenses must be borne in mind such as bank charges or commissions for transferring money, Power of Attorney to your lawyer, etc. The amount you should expect to pay is in the region of between 300e and 400e. In addition to the above mentioned, you must allow approximately 10% on top of the property price to cover the conveyancing expenses. Loans and / or mortgages have not been considered. Franco Abogados, (Español, English) Mr. Fernando Franco Marbella (Spain) Tel. (+34) 952 863 819 lawyers@francoabogados.com

the notary fees in force at the time of completion. Stamp Duty: 1% of the mortgage liability. Land Registry Costs The amount of the registration cost is also calculated on the mortgage liability, copies of the land search note, authorised copies and the application of the notary fees in force at the time of registration. Bank arrangement fee Bank expenses for handling documents. Base the total expenses of the mortgage at around 2,5% of the amount of the mortgage. Lawyer: AV- Abogados, (Español, English, French) Mr. Etienne Baudouin Alcojor Marbella (Spain) Tel. (+34) 952 859 424 etienne@av-abogados.es www.av-abogados.es

TAXES AND EXPENSES ON MORTGAGE The purchase of a property in Spain can sometimes involve the setting up of a mortgage. It is important to establish the costs and expenses involved in setting up a mortgage, in order to avoid any possible misunderstandings or difficulties. Mortgage Title Deed The fee is calculated depending on the amount of mortgage liability, copies, pages of the original document and the application of

Taxes New property, with garage and storeroom: VAT 7%, Stamp Duty 1%. Total 8% Re-sale properties: Transmission Tax: 7%. No Vat. Visit our website www.remax-eralia-costadelsol.com

TAXES ON HOLDING PROPERTY Council Tax is currently calculated on a percentage of the rateable value. For example, a 200.000e property with a rateable value of say 100.000e may attract around 450e in tax. Non-residents property Income Tax: The base rate is 2% of the rateable value and the applicable tax is 25%. Non-residents property Wealth Tax: No longer applicable. Lawyers of Spain, (Español, English).

Mr. Antonio Flores, Marbella (Spain) Tel. (+34) 952 865 388 info@lawyersofspain.com www.lawyersofspain.com

TAXES AND EXPENSES SELLING THE PROPERTY Legal costs A percentage of around 1% is to be expected or a fixed rate (eg 2,000e). Capital gains tax This is based on the difference between the purchase and selling price. Purchase price is not only the net property price but also the taxes, fees or any other costs incurred on the purchase. On the selling price any selling costs (commissions, fees, etc) can be added. The difference, once indexed according to inflation rates, is taxed at a flat rate of 18%. If the vendor is a NON RESIDENT, the buyer must withhold 3% of the price to be deposited at the Revenue as part of the final 18% of the benefit. Plusvalía This small Council tax is usually paid by the vendor although it could be agreed that the buyer pays it. Franco Abogados, (Español, English). Mr. Fernando Franco. Marbella (Spain) Tel. (+34) 952 863 819 lawyers@francoabogados.com Si desea recibir información sobre el proceso y los gastos en la compra de una propiedad, solicítela ahora en eralia@ remax.es. Dicha información ha sido facilitada por algunos de los abogados más prestigiosos de la Costa del Sol.

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