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In April, we have the traditional Easter celebrations. Spain is known especially for its Holy Week traditions or Semana Santa. The Holy Week religious celebrations in Málaga are famous countrywide. Processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday with the most dramatic and solemn on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The Passion procession can be seen in most areas with often huge ornate "tronos" (floats or thrones) some weighing more than 5.000 kilos and in Malage they are carried by more than 250 members of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, they shape the processions that go through the streets with penitents dressed in long purple robes, often with pointed hats, followed by women in black carrying candles. Drums and trumpets play solemn music and occasionally someone spontaneously sings a mournful saeta dedicated to the floats as it makes its way slowly round the streets. Even if you are not Catholic it is still a spectacle to see. Also, in April the village of Competa will host an international art event for the 9th time. 22 locations will be open to the public. National, International and local artists will show their art over the Easter weekend not including Good Friday see more information on pages 44 to 47. Other events include a Seminar at the Hotel Balcon, Competa by Blacktower Financial Management see page 16. Also, there is Spring Craft and Food fair on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 between 10am and 4pm at Viveros Florena Garden Centre located on the Sayalonga/Competa rd. Finally, it is our property feature to include property management as now is a good time to leave your property in good hands for the tourist season and indeed now is a good time to buy! Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

Inside This Month


20 La Galeria A jewel to behold. A visit to the art gallery located in a luxury villa near to Periana.

44 Competa Artwalk The 9th annual artwork continues to grow and this year will take place from April 12th through 16th.


55 The Property Feature A selection of the best properties from the leading Estate Agents in this area. 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh The Princess and the Empress Reign.

José Luis

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Avda. La Constitucion 2, Competa Tel: 952 516 397 Mobile: 658 847 421

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Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 New this month!

Price:249,950 Euros


An immaculately presented, competitively priced 3 bed, 2 bath villa (119m²) with open views near Competa. This well established property has fabulous gardens, spacious living accommodation and superb terrace and pool areas. An exceptional property that would make a wonderful permanent or holiday home.

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New this month!

Price:279,000 Euros

Price reduced!

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Price:499,950 Euros


2 superb luxury villas – 3 beds, 3 baths (229 m²) & 2 beds, 2 baths (119 m²) with secluded pool area, sun terrace, mature gardens, excellent access and breathtaking views.

Very spacious fully modernised village house (143 m²) with 3 beds 2 baths and cloak/wc, living room and separate dining room, good sized kitchen, bar area, terrace and balcony terrace.


New this month!

ref: v052 Price:295,000 Euros

Alcaucin Beautiful rustic style villa (154.80m²) with 3 bed and 2 baths. Located on the edge of the national park, with good road access and stunning mountain, countryside and lake views.

ref: v1146 EPC - In process Price:249,000 Euros

New this month!

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New this month!

Price:299,950 Euros


La Viñuela

Price reduced!

Price:149,000 Euros


Delightful 2 bed 2 bath villa plus 1 bed 1 bath apartment (146 m²) with living room and separate dining room, utility room, garage/workshop, pool, courtyard, terrace and superb countryside views.


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Charming rustic style 4 bed 3 bath country house (158 m²) with a great layout, good sized living accommodation, mezzanine floor with lift access, double garage, terrace, large pool and countryside views.

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Price reduced!

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Canillas de Aceituno

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Superb south west facing 3 bed 3 bath villa (136 m²) with good access. 2 en suite beds, car port, great outdoor spaces, BBQ, pool and stunning sea and mountain views.

Fantastic centrally located 2 bed 1 bath apartment (70 m²) with good sized living accommodation, balcony terrace and reserved parking in underground garage.

Spacious traditional style 3 bed 1 bath village house (146 m²) mostly on one level with potential 4th bedroom, utility room, terrace, covered terrace and south facing roof terrace with sea views.


EPC - In Process

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“ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

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New this month!

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La Viñuela


Stylish fully modernised 2 bed 1 bath village house (84 m²) with superb living accommodation and roof terrace with spectacular countryside and mountain views.

Beautiful immaculately presented 2 storey 3 bed 2 bath villa (135 m²) with easy access, large living/dining room/open plan kitchen, utility/laundry room, storage room, covered terrace, balcony terrace, pool and mature gardens.

Spacious beautifully finished 3 bed 1 bath apartment (90 m²) with on street parking, open plan living accommodation and balcony terrace ideal holiday home/rental property.





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Caleta de Velez Superb spacious 4 bed 3 bath townhouse (207 m²) located within walking distance of the beach with large living room, kitchen and utility room, office/study, 2 terraces, garage/workshop and use of communal pool.


New this month!

Price:239,000 Euros


Price:249,000 Euros

Competa Superb spacious modern 3 bed 2 bath villa (152 m²) in a beautiful tranquil rural location with open plan accommodation, covered terrace, pool area with sun terrace and breathtaking sea views.


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Wonderful rustic style south west facing villa (125 m²) with 2 beds, 1 bath and cloak/wc with excellent access, large living/dining room, mezzanine floor, 2 covered terraces, pool and sea views. ref:v1142 EPC - In process

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Stunning beautifully renovated 2 bed 3 bath village house (154 m²) with superb quality finish, many attractive features and quality fixtures/fittings, dining kitchen, 2 double en suite beds, covered terrace with dipping pool and roof terrace with sea views.


Price reduced

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Price: 169,950 Euros


Superb immaculately presented 3 bed 2 bath penthouse apartment (127 m²) with stunning, quality kitchen, good sized living room, 3 double beds, balcony terrace and large roof terrace.


Rustic style house! Price:239,000 Euros


Great Location! Price reduced!

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Delightful fully renovated 2/3 bed 1 bath village house (82 m²) with kitchen and separate dining room, 2 double beds, 2nd reception room/3rd bed, laundry/utility room and roof terrace with sea and coastal views. EPC - In process ref: t1083

Open to offers!

Price:365,000 Euros



Fabulous 4 bed, 3 bath villa (191 m²) with incredible panoramic views close to Competa. A stunning property with spacious accommodation, secluded pool area and excellent access. Viewing highly recommended. EPC - E ref: v929

Superb 3 bed 2 bath villa (150 m²) with excellent access, spacious living accommodation, 3 covered terraces, terrace with bbq and wood oven, pool, garage, well tended land and sea views.


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for me to get pregnant: science and medicine are the last opportunity we older people have,” she concludes.


s part of the ongoing fight against terrorism and organised crime, Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido travelled to Niamey in the Republic of Niger to discuss points of cooperation with the president of that country, Mahamdou Issoufou. In addition at the various meetings, were French Minister of the Interior Bruno Le Roux and Nigerian Minister of the Interior Mohamed Bazoum and those present, together with their civil servants considered the work that was being done on crime, terrorism and the ever increasing important matter of irregular immigration.

NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update


panish oil and gas company Repsol and their partner Armstrong Energy have panish Police have released pain’s 64-year-old mom: “It’s striking pictures of a huge been worth it. The twins are a made the largest US onshore weapons haul seized from an miracle” Case sparks debate conventional hydrocarbons discovery in 30 years in Alaska. The organised crime group. It includes over fertility treatment age limits resources identified amount to over 10,000 assault rifles, machine and whether Mauricia Ibánez is fit guns, pistols, revolvers, and 400 to be a parent. Ibáñez gave birth to approximately 1.2 billion barrels of shells and grenades. The guns and the twins on February 14 following recoverable light oil. It is anticipated that production will start from 2021, ammunition were seized in January fertility treatment in the United during an operation against States. She already has a daughter, with a potential rate approaching 120,000 barrels of oil per day. firearms trafficking. Investigators but that first-born child was taken Repsol has been actively exploring also found an illegal workshop with into custody by the regional Alaska since 2008. machinery to manipulate and government of Castilla y León in reactivate weapons, near Bilbao. 2014, on the grounds that she was pain’s economy expanded by Five people were arrested. not being properly cared for by her 0.7 percent between October Cash amounting to 80,000 euros mother. The news of these latest and December from the (£70,000 / $85,000) was seized. births has sparked widespread previous three months, the National The operation involved counterdebate in Spain, with opinion Statistics Institute has confirmed in terror police from Madrid, Bilbao, divided over the scientific its final growth assessment. For all Valencia and Gerona. Europol, achievement in allowing a woman of 2016, the economy grew by 3.2 which supported the investigation, of this age to be a mother, and said the firearms were sold in those who say allowing her to do so percent, the same as in 2015. It was the third straight year of Spain, France and Belgium. is irresponsible. Ibáñez had to expansion since the country came It said some of the weapons were travel to the United States four deactivated, but did not comply with times over the course of 18 months out of recession. Consumer spending was helped by a recovery established standards. Criminals to receive her fertility treatment. “I in the job market while exports hit a acquired the arsenal largely through had to go abroad, to a country auctions and other legal channels where clinics do not impose an age new high last year. The number of people signing on to pay social before reactivating it. The gang had limit,” she explains. “I decided to security – a measure of job creation been using a sports shop as a front become a mother because the – rose by 74,080 month-on-month, for its distribution centre - which in experience of having Blanca, my the Labour Ministry said. That was reality sold firearms, weapon first child, was fantastic: I asked components and ammunition. myself if I could really have another. more than in February 2016, helped I’m not worried at all about my age. by hiring in construction, education and hotels and restaurants. I am old, but it has been possible




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Restaurante Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Get the real & tasty Indian & Moroccan food as well as Traditional Spanish Food . All ingredients are fresh and all dishes homemade

Sunday Brunch Menu incl Full breakfast Eggs Benedict American Style Pancakes Eggs Royale Bucks Fiz, Bloody Marys etc.

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Book Your Easter Sunday Lunch Indian Curry Night Every Thursday. Call to reserve a table. Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta We can be found next to the Car Park

Reservations Recommended

Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cómpeta

Set in a traditional Townhouse just off the Plaza Almijara, Competa.

Expanded 2 euro section , more British food products, cleaning products, health and beauty items than ever before.

Opening hours We are having a massive clearance of the dvd section, Mon-Sat 10am-2pm all discs for sale from 1 euro per disc. .


We still have the huge selection of greetings cards that will never change souvenir’s,gifts, helium balloons etc. Don’t forget we take Passport photos We have Second hand books, New Books and a Book Exchange is Available. We are the place to buy your maps and walking routes of the area. 10 The Grapevine

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HOTEL BALCÓN DE CÓMPETA THE THREE STAR HOTEL IN THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF CÓMPETA C/San Antonio, 75 - Cómpeta Tel: (+34) 952 55 3662 / 3535 Fax (+34) 952 51 6780 Email: WHATSAPP: (+ 34) 671132563 FACEBOOK: /HotelBalconDeCompeta Website:

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME April 2017 MENU DEL DIA only for Lunch and just 8€ including one drink (not available on Sundays and Thursdays) SUNDAY LUNCH: Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 10 euros, no drinks included and we have also PAELLA from 13:00h SUNDAY 2ND APRIL: LIVE MUSIC “JUKEBOX BANDITS” from 14.00h . Book your Table in advance. AT EASTER, TYPICAL DISHES WILL BE SERVED AT LUNCH FROM THE 9TH TO THE 16TH APRIL. SATURDAY 22ND APRIL: LIVE MUSIC “MONEY MAKER” From 20.30h. Book your Table in advance. NEW things at the Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta: 4 Different Exquisite Tapas for 8€ Hamburgers : Steer meat 250gr / Angus meat 120gr / Vegetarians. OFFERS FOR BREAKFAST : COFFEE + CROISSANT (Ham or Cheese or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ BACON AND EGGS + TOAST + JUICE = 5 € COFFEE + CHOCOLATE MUFFIN = 2,45€ NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ .






We have Free Parking for Guests who come to our Restaurant, just call us to +34 952 55 3662 to open it.

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Archez Ref:401

Cómpeta Ref:453

Beautiful and spacious corner townhouse, centrally located Possibility to create separate apartment or business premises 4 bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms.

Country house with easy access and walking distance to village 3 bedrooms. Good sized pool area

Pretty townhouse at the end of a cul de sac. 2 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms 3 terraces. Office space

Just reduced to 190.000€



Cómpeta Ref: 434

Torrox Ref:404

Cómpeta Ref: 452

Modern semi detached townhouse with swimming pool.Great views. 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms Lounge, kitchen, dining room and sun room

Townhouse in a quiet street 2 bedrooms. 2 terraces Office area with cloakroom

Cosy country house with stunning views down to the sea. 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom. 1200m plot including covered terrace and Jacuzzi

Reduced to 235.000€




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are enchanting little beings. They’re funny and cute and full of promise. But puppies, like all babies, need a lot of care and attention if they are to fulfill that promise. Your puppy will need to be trained so that he knows what you want him to do and not do. He will need lots of safe exercise and play so that his body develops properly, and he will need you to socialise him with other people and animals so that he feels comfortable in the world. As he learns and grows, he'll get into things, chew, make messes, and have accidents in the house. All in all, a puppy is a tremendous amount of work — much more than many unsuspecting adopters realize.



ast month I wrote about the many pups here in Cómpeta, currently being fostered and looking for permanent homes. So if you're thinking of adopting, I thought it'd be a good idea to draw your attention to some important points to consider: Take your family's feelings about adopting a dog into consideration. Is everyone on board with bringing a dog into the home? Do you have other dogs or cats and how will they react to a new pet?

brain, you may end up adopting a dog that isn’t right for you, your family, or your environment. Save yourself the heartache and struggles later by being methodical and aware now. Know what it means to be your dog's pack leader. From day one, establish the relationship and bond with your new dog.

Are you ready for the responsibility of a dog? How will your social life or work obligations affect your ability to care for a dog? Do you have a routine in place? Do you have structure in your life? The Check out how dog-friendly your environment we bring a dog into is very important. Who will be doing surroundings are. Is your residence suitable for a dog? If your the dog walking, feeding, taking him to the vet? Figure out how well you neighbours have dogs, how might they get on with your new pet? Are can schedule your dog into your life. there plenty of places to take your dog walking? Where’s the closest Puppies Are a Lot of Work. If you vet and 24-hour emergency? are thinking of adopting a young dog, do you have the time and Don’t make an emotional patience to work with the dog decision when choosing a dog. through its adolescence, taking When you decide the time is right, house-breaking, chewing and leave your emotions at the door. If energy-level into account? Puppies you let your emotions control your

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Enjoy the Process of Adopting a Dog. Dogs can enrich your life! They can bring us calm, peace, joy, and love, as much as we bring them. So get started on the right foot and you can look forward to a lifetime of happiness and fulfillment with them. And last but not least... Consider Fostering a Dog. If you'd like a dog to be part of your life but maybe can't commit to full ownership at the moment, perhaps you could consider fostering? Fostering is incredibly rewarding and foster carers for dogs waiting to find their new permanent homes are always needed. Please contact us if you're interested in fostering. Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday 10.00-13.30 Saturday Telephone 660586040 Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain) Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain)

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Canillas de Aceituno

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Lovely 3 Bed 3 Bath Villa,(136m² built, 3,800m² plot), close to village with all amenities. Accommodation comprises extremely large living room with feature wood-burning stove and doors to the garden, an archway leads to a fully-fitted modern kitchen. There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 of which have en-suite facilities, plus a family bathroom, A/C in the living room and 2 bedrooms. Outside is a garage, 8m x 4m pool, covered barbecue area, covered and open terraces, and extensive gardens, land & fabulous views.

Superb 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa(131m² built, 787m² plot), good access and close to all amenities. Accommodation: entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room with log burning stove, A/C, glass doors to a spacious terrace, 3 good size double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and A/C, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite), f/f kitchen & store room. The property is very private with a secure gated entrance. To the rear of the property is the swimming pool which is very private, a barbecue area and a large store room.

Large 3 Bed 2 Bath Town-house, (119m² built, 140m² plot),centrally located with all amenities nearby; 3 bedrooms, (master en-suite), large country-style fitted kitchen, a lounge with a separate dining area and a store room. The property is light inside and also benefits from a large terrace area to enjoy the outside life too.

Sales Price: 249,000€ (REDUCED BY 25,000€!)

For Sale

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La Zubia

Sales Price: 199,950€ (NEW!)

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Puente don Manuel

Sales Price: 120,000€ (NEW!)

For Rent Ref: R3-378


Delightful 3 Bed 2 Bath House(120m² built,400m² plot),near to Benamargosa. Accommodation: living room with cast iron wood burning stove, separate dining room, f/f kitchen/diner, first bedroom, family bathroom and a separate apartment with a living room/bedroom, kitchenette & shower room. Wonderful covered & sunny terraces, a fixed BBQ, storage room, garden with lawn, olive trees & Mediterranean plants & a separate 8m² wooden guest annexe.

Superb 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (131m² built, 488m² plot). Accommodation: lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen and internal access to the garage, 3 double bedrooms (one with private terrace) & 2 bathrooms. Outside are the pretty established gardens, a fabulous large terrace area (both covered and uncovered) and the swimming pool which is heated.

Large 3 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (90m² built, 105m² plot). is centrally located to all the shops. Inside you the hallway leads you to the lounge with a dining area and access to a balcony. The fullyfitted kitchen is separate and then along the corridor there is a family bathroom and 3 double bedrooms, one with an en-suite.

Sales Price: 155,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 199,950€ (NEW!)

Rental Price: 500€ per month

Torre del Mar office: Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7a (opposite bus station) Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414 Email:

Enquire Puente don Manuel office: about Calle Puente don Manuel 20, (next to Meson Sarah Restaurant) our next FREE Tel: 951 321 565 or 627 181 929 Legal Clinic

THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

"Visit the stables and enjoy a coffee, a refreshment or an icecream in the shades of our terrace. “

of May. This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of Wills each horse. Inheritance A thorough examination of the hooves. Property Purchases A checking out the saddle of our horses. LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Spring has arrived! An analisis of our riding according Taxes (both residents & non residents) to the "Alexander technic". his month of May at Los and early mornings give us

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Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

Spring has arrived and the horses are looking really well after having changed their winter coat for the shint short summer coat. Flowers, birds, the bright light

another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

You can read more on Heidis web site:

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pressure to buy. La Galeria at Villa Olivia held its Grand Launch party earlier in the year which was attended and enjoyed by over 100 people. It is Wendy and Doug’s intention to host different exhibitions each month with each new exhibition heralded by an open evening. After this as the gallery is not open every day viewings are by appointment only. An exhibition featuring the widely differing works of various photographers is planned for May. During the year ahead La Galeria at Villa Olivia intends to continue the expansion of its collection including the Works of both local and international artists and photographers - We are in for an exciting year ahead!

LA GALERIA A Jewel to behold

Wendy having lost her father to cancer is also to organise an evening in conjunction with Cudeca to raise funds in aid of the charity. Wendy and Doug wanted their For groups with an interest in project to be unique and different theatrical arts and wanting a and to contrast with the commercial diversification La Galeria is staging high street galleries developed for “Shirley Valentine” staring the local pure profit with little consideration of talented actress Valerie Molyneux. art. Watch the events calendar on la They decided to take a new Galeria’s website for dates. approach and set their ambition to introduce new people to art and art Local groups are invited to arrange The next years were spent to new people. Wendy the gallery’s trips to La Galeria for morning transforming their property into the director believes that a collection of coffee and light refreshments and to beautiful villa which it is today. Being art represents an extension view the art and beautiful manicured perfectionists everything had to be of ones identity and that whilst the gardens. just right. The gardens were internet will serve as an introduction landscaped, many interesting trees it will never take away ones desire Many more exciting projects are and shrubs planted and unusual to experience art in its true form. scheduled, including escorted mini features created. Their tasks mainly coach tours encompassing La completed, their attention turned to The creation of La Galeria at Villa Galeria, a Bodega, local tourist embrace the local culture and in Olivia has provided visitors, artists, attractions and lunch at a typical particular the numerous local artists art lovers and collectors alike the Spanish restaurant. These will be and their work. opportunity to browse in tranquility, promoted and developed with local beautiful creations in oil, watercolour travel operators and tourist Wendy and Doug felt that the and pastel together with some organisations and it is hoped these hidden talents of these people inspiring photography. Visitors are will widen the appeal of the Axarquia should have exposure to a wider able to discover and appreciate to foreign visitors. audience. Work was often displayed aspiring artists Works both on restaurant and cafe walls with traditional and contemporary. Any questions or queries please nobody available to talk about the refer to Doug Elliott or Wendy work and the artist They are welcome to relax, have a Holmes mobile 618 236 615 behind it. Some local galleries drink and browse and chat at their existed but these were few and far leisure without any See advert opposite


oming to Spain 11 years ago Wendy and her partner Doug were inspired by the landscape, the light and of course the climate. In awe of the spectacular sunrises and sunsets they spent several years searching Andalusia for their ideal location and eventually settled on a property near Periana with spectacular views over Lake Vinuela.

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A trendy, vibrant new gallery exhibiting art for you to enjoy and own. La Galería is the latest of Axarquia’s exclusive Art Galleries, situated in a luxury villa close to Periana. Set amongst landscaped, perfectly manicured gardens with scenic views over Lake Vinuela, La Galeria offers visitors, art lovers and collectors alike the opportunity to browse in tranquility, beautiful creations in oil, watercolour and pastel together with a display of selected limited edition photographic prints. Visitors are able to discover and appreciate aspiring artists works both traditional and contemporary. They are welcome to relax, have a drink and browse or chat at their leisure without any pressure to buy. Register on our website to receive regular updates including invitations to our open evenings and special events. Email Facebook La Galeria Periana Ample parking and wheelchair access is available

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ew out-of-court procedure. The recent resolutions adopted by both the Spanish and European courts regarding floor clauses, have tipped the balance to favor the mortgage or loan holder, i.e. the debtor, rather than the bank or mortgage company. Last December 2016 the European Court confirmed that the clients affected by these clauses are entitled to be reimbursed all of the overpaid amounts paid from the beginning of their loan agreement, and not only from 2013 as the Spanish courts were awarding previously. The reason for this is very simple, once a clause in any agreement is judged to be null, then it has always been null, and a fixed period of when it was not cannot be justified by any means. Despite this, there are still some banks reluctant to return the money to their customers. Following the latest sentence the Spanish government has adopted a new rule, (RD-Law 1/2017), in anticipation of the large number of claims that will occur, and to regulate an out-of-court procedure for claiming amounts unduly paid because of the floor clauses. The most important points of this rule are:

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1. It applies only to loan/mortgage agreements signed with consumers. 2. It allows a period of 1 month for the banking entities to create a specific department for this type of claim. Banks should then inform clients of its existence and of how to go about reclaiming the amounts due. 3. Once the claim has been filed, the bank has 3 months to respond to the client. 4. If the client accepts the bank's offer the refund should be paid in cash. 5. Refunds may generate some tax obligations and the banks should inform the client of this. 6. It is acceptable too, to agree to reduce the capital owed by the amount of the refund due. In order to do this the bank must provide sufficient information to the client to enable them to evaluate that option and to ensure that it is economically advantageous. 7. If you are not satisfied with the amount offered by the bank, the claim can then be taken to court; however, you should be aware that if you lose the case then you would be ordered to pay the costs. Mortgage expenses Recently, the Spanish Courts have made other pronouncements concerning the possibility of

declaring null another very common clause in loan/mortgage contracts, namely the mortgage expenses clause. Specifically relating to who should pay the expenses of notary, registration and tax derived from the Loan /Mortgage Deed. Basically the courts establish that it is abusive to make the client pay all these expenses when the interested party to whom the loan is registered is the bank. Keep in mind that the new recently approved procedure does not signify an automatic claim for these expenses. It means the client would have to negotiate with the bank to claim them, and if the bank will not pay them, again, the only possibility is to go to court. Private contracts with the bank Prior to the judgment of the CJEU., (December 2016), many banking entities have signed private contracts with their clients in which the client agreed to eliminate the floor clause and to waive the claim of the corresponding amounts due to them from the floor clauses in exchange for a fixed rate on their loan/mortgage. In these cases it may be more complicated and costly to recover the overpaid amounts due to the ground clauses, but even so it is not impossible, as the Spanish Courts have issued some recent judgments declaring such contracts void. José Manuel Garzón – Senior Partner To prevent banks from continuing to exploit their clients, we recommend that you use the services of a professional. Axarquía Solicitors offers you the possibility to make an appointment, with no obligation, to study your particular situation, and then to assist and advise you to preserve your rights. Do not hesitate to contact us about this or any other legal matter that may interest you. Please contact us by e-mail: or by phone 952 901 225.

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Feel Good Axarquía An Interview with Sandra Huellebrand


his month I spoke to Sandra Huellebrand of Feel Good Axarquía, the new business she has started in Sayalonga. Originally from Wiesbaden in Germany, Sandra and her husband relocated to Spain a year ago, having spent many holidays together in Andalucía and falling in love with the Axarquía. There are many reasons why people choose to leave everything behind to start a new life in a different place. For Sandra and her husband, it was a decision to rethink their work-life balance and to make a fresh start. Both had been jet-setting around the world

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and, as for many professionals in their situation, barely had time to enjoy a private life. After another visit to stay with friends in Andalucia they finally took the plunge, selling up in Germany and making a new home in Sayalonga. Prior to setting up Feel Good Axarquía, Sandra led a varied and interesting professional life. After some years in event management she discovered her talent for hosting people: making them feel good all around, having an eye for cultural differences and using her diplomatic skills. Loving this work, she decided to set-up her own

event management company. Then Sandra had a change of tack, using her many skills to work in the hotel and hospitality sector, before finally joining her husband to work along side him in his consultancy business. So what services does Feel Good Axarquía offer and what is the basis of this business idea? Change brings new opportunities! With more time to consider what she wanted life to look like, Sandra was able to explore options and think about where her passions

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really lay. Having benefited from relaxation techniques and life coaching during more stressful periods in her life, and having met new people, hearing their life stories and learning about their experiences with the struggles of daily life, Sandra developed a passionate interest in understanding the needs of mind and body. Feel Good Axarquía was born.

beside the dressed body. The bowls are stroked creating a soothing sound that has a deeply relaxing and harmonizing effect on the body. The fine vibrations spread around the body creating a pleasant feeling of relaxation. The sounds and

Over the last 4 years she has trained in various relaxation techniques, the soft DORN Method as an alternative for chiropractic or physiotherapy and other therapeutic approaches such as short-term and solutionoriented coaching. Since we all react differently to the various relaxation techniques, it is essential to understand the differences to find out which approach will work best. For example, Autogenic Training (AT) is a relaxation technique based on autosuggestion (self-influencing phrases/formulas), a form of selfhypnosis designed to put the body’s automatic functions of breath, pulse and blood circulation into a state of rest. Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) works with the interaction of tension and relaxation, meaning that certain muscle groups are contracted and then consciously relaxed.

vibrations can help to dissolve mental or physical blockages. The Both AT and PMR can be learned in power of self-healing is activated, positive energies are set free individual appointments, but practicing it in a group brings more and the body is balanced. exchange. Currently Sandra is The DORN method (also called working on bringing a group DORN therapy) is a soft and very together for the next courses. effective method totreat diseases Check out her website and Facebook page for regular updates. and symptoms related to the spine and/or the joints. It treats vertebras If you are already a group of people and joints which are blocked or subluxated due to a long-term and you would like to organise a private course, Sandra will be more inappropriate/false strain or acute false movements (e.g. twisting, than happy to provide more information on a possible schedule. heavy lifting) and are brought back into their ideal positions. When a vertebra is subluxated the nerves During a Sound Massage Tibetan coming from or leading to the singing bowls are placed on or

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spinal cord can be irritated. Usually, this causes pain in the spine, the muscles, tendons,sinews and joints. Since each nerve is assigned to a certain organ, organ dysfunctions such as gastric discomfort, constipation, oppressive breathing, bladder trouble can occur. Pains in ankles, knees or hips can be treated with a correction of the leg length. What is very special about the short-term and solution-oriented coaching is that rather than focusing on your problems and their cause, you focus on resources and positive experiences. This technique can have a quicker and more effective impact on the client than some other sorts of person-centred therapies. Supporting clients to live better, fuller lives is what Feel Good Axarquía is all about. Sandra has done what many of us dream of doing – turning her passion into her full time work and she couldn’t be happier about this! The website is up and running and provides more information on the relaxation techniques, the coaching and the DORN method. Sandra is offering an Easter promotion of 10 % off in April and is also happy to provide. Gift Vouchers as she believes her sessions will provide anybody with a great present! See advert opposite and give Sandra a call now to book your appointment with 10 % off in the month of April! Sandra speaks excellent English and can more than get by in Spanish and French. See her advert over the page.

The Grapevine 27 DORN Method | Relaxation | Coaching you looking for an alternative to chiropractic * Are or physiotherapy? Bring vertebras and joints back into their ideal positions with the soft and very effective DORN Method. you like to have some time for yourself? * Would I offer you the following relaxation techniques : > Sound massage with Tibetan singing bowls > Autogenic Training > Progressive Muscle Relaxation > Fantasy journeys is there something on your mind you would * Or like to talk about in a trustful environment to get it off your chest? The most difficult phase of life is not when no one understands you; it is when you don’t understand yourself. I will be very pleased to welcome you for a first 15 minutes meeting. This appointment will be non-binding and free of cost for you.

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Congratulations to Jose Maria who was acknowledged by the Competa Town Hall for his great work benefiting the local environment in the area. The below plaque is mounted at the view point on the way to Casa la MIna Mirador de los Arjona.

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Maria Jose is now retired but prior to retirement he was a fantastic guide for the Children's walk run by Competa Hikes which the kids loved and they hope he may well return to guide the next one in May!

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Happy Easter! La Gelateria opens it’s doors for the Summer! New flavours and Easter surprises await... Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural Fruit Juices. Open every day from 10 am to 9 pm Friday -Saturday 10 am to 10 pm We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa 36 The Grapevine

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What's in A Story? “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman


ne question asked by many writers is 'How long should my story be?' Of course, the best answer is 'as long as it takes to tell the whole story', because that's your job as a writer. That said, although not definitive, there are typical word counts that editors, publishers and competitions will expect to see when you're submitting work. You've probably heard of the novel and the short story, but did you know that there are at least six different categories of fiction, depending on the length of the work, and that the shortest short story can be just a sentence?

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Novel - 50,000 –150,000 words Whether it's a literary masterpiece or work of genre fiction, a novel is Short Story -1,000–20,000 words defined by being a long, fictional Short stories are one of the hardest narrative, which usually deals with forms to do well. Readers expect human experience through a micro and flash fiction to be highly connected sequence of events. The condensed, as there's no time to writer's task is to create a world and develop characters or settings in the people in it and to set them to detail, but they are far more task in a multitude of ways. In this demanding of a short story. They long form, there's plenty of time to appear to follow the same rules as a develop characters and themes and novel, but yet they must conclude for there to be satisfying twists and matters in a satisfying way with a turns in the plot. We all have our fraction of the words. One of my favourites, but a few of mine are favourites is The Last Question by House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, Isaac Asimov. Anthologies of short Wise Children by Angela Carter, The Micro Fiction -Up to 100 words stories can be a great way to get to Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, The shortest form is micro fiction, know a range of authors and styles, Death's Jest Book by Reginald Hill, which is usually up to 100 words. like dipping into a chocolate box. and Like Water for Chocolate by You might be fooled into thinking Collections of linked short stories Laura Esquivel. Although very that if it's short, it's easy to write, but can also give the writer scope to different genres, each has drawn this super-abbreviated form is create discrete stories which stand me in, taken me on a journey and difficult and very hard to do well. It on their own, but when read stayed with me long after the first has become a very popular form together reveal underlying themes reading. This is my definition of a within experimental writing, as the and threads. A great example of this good story. writer will often have to be extremely is the first three stories in Margaret inventive to get a story across in no Atwood's 2014 collection Stone Epic or Super Novel - Over more than a paragraph and Mattress. Alphinland, Revenant, and 150,000 words sometimes just a sentence. The Dark Lady appear to stand alone, Some genre fiction, such as Sci-fi but when read together they form a and fantasy will often have wordmicro fiction author will rely heavily complete story. on subtext, hidden meanings and counts topping 200,000. Equally, subtle direction to bring the story historical fiction and sagas can take Novella - 20,000–50,000 words alive in the reader's head. One on epic proportions, and the readers Too long for a short story, yet too famous example of micro fiction is like it that way. J.R.R Tolkein's Lord short for a novel, the novella is a attributed to Ernest Hemingway, of the Rings trilogy comes in at a who for a bet claimed that he could hybrid that many publishers will balk whopping 455,000 words! at, as it doesn't neatly fit one form or write a 6-word story that would make people cry. He allegedly won another. Nevertheless the novella Whatever the length, good fiction is has many advantages. Readers can about creating compelling stories the wager with the following: 'For finish a novella more quickly than a and telling them well. Those new to sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.' novel without speed-reading and yet writing and wanting to experiment compared to a short story, there's Flash Fiction - 100-1,000 words with ideas can learn a great deal more scope to develop characters Now a very popular form, both from having a go at micro fiction, and plot in a pleasing way. Some of flash fiction and shorter short online and in glossy magazines, the worlds greatest writers have flash fiction is also a favourite for stories. competitions, beloved of judges and given us memorable novellas: H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, John readers alike: short, pithy, but with Fiona Mason Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, enough scope to tell a compelling Writing Axarquía story in a highly condensed form. It Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and George Orwell's Animal Farm is possibly a little easier to See advert opposite are all novellas, so if this length accomplish than micro-fiction, but still tough to do well. For some great appeals to you, you're in good

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COMPETA ART WALK 2017 The Art Walk takes place April 12th through 16th


ill you be in Andalucia at Easter and do you like art and culture? Then Cómpeta is the place to be! In this beautiful mountain village an attractive international art event is taking place for the 9th time. 22 locations will be open to the public. National, international and local artists will show their art. This year the event is bigger than ever with 38 participating artists from 10 different countries. So, it will be completely in line with what Cómpeta originally means: a crossing of roads.

diversity in art works made by artists from ten different countries. You’ll find a variety of woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, metal objects, paintings, drawings, graphics, photographs, mosaics, bronze statues and works in textile. Among the participants this year there are several young Spanish artists, such as Jaime Adan, Alberto Tarsicio and Beatriz Constan. They are from the region and eager to conquer the art world with their unique work. From Beatriz Constan, for instance, her large and colorful works in textile can be seen.

The fact that the Art Walk coincides with Semana Santa creates a fascinating adventitious circumstance, as at the same time the authentic and traditional Easter processions will take place in this picturesque village.

One of the nice aspects of this art route is the large number of participants that have an actual connection to the village of Cómpeta. Either from living in Competa in the past or because they live in the village now, or they make frequent visits. Other international artists come specially to this mountain village for the Art Walk to exhibit their work, to make new contacts, to enjoy the relaxed and creative atmosphere and to sell their art.

The Art Walk takes place April 12 through 16. Daily between 11am and 7pm a large variety of art can be seen. Many artists will be present and will be ready to talk about their work. On Good Friday, April 14, all locations will be closed. The Art Walk offers a large

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The Art Walk is a successful and much visited event in Cómpeta.

This year to assure its continuation, for the first time, sponsoriship by local businesses has been sought. Anyone who cares for this event and would like see the 10th edition next year can support the Art Walk by donating 5 Euro at the information booth on the village square or the tourist office. By doing so you have a chance to win an all inclusive two day stay for four in one of the lodges of Cómpeta Hikes. We Look forward to the event and are ready to provide the many visitors a couple of art filled days. The great variety and the quality of the exhibited art are certainly worth the effort of driving up the winding road into the mountains to Cómpeta. Organised by Lieuwke Loth & Art Walk team 2017. Sponsored by many businesses and The Grapevine Magazine. Leaflets can be found in town, and the tourist office of Cómpeta. More information on the exhibited art, the music and workshops, can be found on and on Facebook: artcompeta.

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PROGRAM COMPETA ARTWALK 2017 The Art Walk takes place April 12th through 16th Thursday 13th April 11am-1pm "Monoprinting with Gell plates and Acrylic" by Sally Hirst in Galeria C. de Belles Artes. If you love experimenting with colour, layers and textures then this will be for you! Using a range of techniques you will create exciting prints. €15 incl. materials

Saturday 15th April 4-7pm "From realism to abstraction. Painting with the palette knife." by Linda Roffel in Salon de Actos 2. Working with shapes, colours and contrast. Use your own impressions without the barriers of the ' real ' world. €10 incl. materials

James will perform in Galeria Luz de la Vida 8:30p.m. Sunday 16th April At 4pm Live Music show of Dutch band 'Sweet Hannah'. At 5pm Jam Session with various musicians. Behind the Salon de Actos. Every day at locations: (See Map ) *7) School project with secondary schools of Cómpeta IES Almijar & Alozaina IES Serranía. The children of Alozaina IES Serrania did come to Cómpeta by bus to do an artistic activity together. Their works will be shown. *10) Swiss artist Anne-Barbara Lenzin makes a mosaic on the wall of gallery Luz de la Vida. Every day Anne-Barbara will be at work.

*4) One can see the process of the *14A&B) In the ‘salon de actos’, casting bronze sculptures. the exposition area below the town hall, work of several artists is *5) Colourings, coloured by exhibited while at the same time children, will be on show on the walls of the primary school. During they are creating new pieces of art. Here you can get a behind-thethe 4 art days colourings can be coloured at B&B Casa de Kom, C. scenes look of the artist at work. Eusebio Garcia 4. Bronze Casting Course by Daan *14B) "Cómpeta, beyond the van Neerven. obvious" is a photo book where the *6) The British artist George One can see the process of Scandinavian artists Marie Levin Kowzan made large murals in casting. The course will be Málaga City using his technique of and Clas Hansen chose to look at teaching the techniques for casting pixelated images and recreating the beautiful Andalucian town with small bronze statues - for a different eye. By participating in them using marks or words. participation: a 'treasure hunt' for the He will make a mural on the wall photographed scenes you get a near the primary school. The More info see website: theme of the mural celebrates the chance to win one of the three multi-national society of Cómpeta. photo-books by Clas Hansen & The name of the town derives from Marie Levin. Start at Salon de Music: the Latin “compita-orum” meaning Actos 2 Live Music at various locations the crossing of roads. The phrase during the following days and *20) Workshop by Merel “crossroads of cultures” will be times. written hundreds of times in many Holleboom: 'Muchos besos y mas' different languages. Sat. 15 April at Make a mould and a casting of a Wednesday 12th April 7:30pm the mural will be revealed. small bodypart English singer songwriter Keith We'll cheer on it all together.

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Practice Yoga in a fully licensed, qualified and safe environment.

Closed for Easter: 10th-16th April

Basic Yoga / Ashtanga Yoga / Surya Chandra Yoga Vinyasa Flow / Pilates / Yin Yoga See Map Spot 40

Morning and evening classes for everyone. Spacious classroom with changing rooms and showers. Therapeutic massages:

Calle Trinidad 26B - Cรณmpeta For all the latest news and workshops:

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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantaleรณn Romero, 2, Cรณmpeta Tel: 952 55 37 22 email:

NOW OPEN Exotic ingredients, big flavours, dishes to share. Oscar's offers you a wonderful and varied menu that is unique to Competa. We have wok specialities and many vegetarian options. We also offer Spanish and fusion Mediterranean food as well as a 'Specials Board' that changes daily. Choose from such dishes as our: -Red Tuna with vegetables, soy sauce and fermented beer -Fillet Steak 'Cafe de Paris' New Chef -Rack of Lamb Ton

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3. Restaurante El Pilón 5. Restaurante Casa Paco 6. Sugar & Spice 7. Taurus Real Estate 9. EGO Hair & Beauty 10. Axareducation Language School 11. Hotel Balcon 12. Fontaneria Román 13. Tu Rincon de Sol Estate Agents 14. Restaurante El Cortijo 15. Bar Restuarante Pericos 16. Teteria Hierbabuena 17. Jose Luis Persianas 18. Action For Animals Charity Shop 19. Thomas Gant Law 21. La Taperia 22. Asesoria Aljarife 24. Como Piensos - Pet Food 26. Tin Tin Hair & Beauty 27. Competa Properties 29. La Esquina de Miguel 30. El Bazar de Competa 33. Bar Restaurante El Recreo 37. Naturvets 38. La Gelateria 39. Finca Las Sierras 40. Competa Yoga 42. León Blanco Antigüedades y más 43. Jara Fruteria 45. Chavos Construction 49. Clinica Dental 50. La Taberna de Oscar 51. Salon Chica Loca 53. Marco Polo 54. Competa Homes 56. 57. Restaurante El Pámpano 59. Bistro 6


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Incredible location for an imposing country villa in the municipality of Archez, with outstanding panoramic views of the Almijarra and Tejeda mountains, Maroma and the surrounding villages. The accommodation is distributed over 2 floors, with a constructed size of approx. 113 m² comprising: First floor: A master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Ground floor, entrance hall and dining room, f/f walk-through kitchen, lounge, 2 double bedrooms and a family bathroom 4,992m² terraced plot with spectacular views. Access is via a mostly concrete track to an ample parking area. There is a secluded private pool area with an 8mt x 4mt pool and brick built BBQ with lots of room for al fresco dining & relaxing Presented in immaculate condition and benefitting from: Double glazed windows with integral blinds, a wood burning stove and an attractive spiral staircase in the tower. Mains water and electricity and there is a 15,000l reserve water deposit

This elevated and beautiful property is in an outstanding peaceful spot, with views that simply take your breath away, just 5 minutes from the village of Archez and 15 minutes from Cómpeta. EPC rating D Exclusive


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SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n, Tel: (0034) 952 535 043 .

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249,000 euro


CÓMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 Fax: (0034) 952 516 635 .


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Price: 129,000€ Ref: T693 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 90m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 175,000€ Ref: t1129 Location: Almachar Beds: 5 Baths: 2 Size: 194m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 75,000€ Ref: 428 Location: Competa Beds: 1 Bath: 1 Size: 35m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 225,000€ Ref: C3500 Location: Archez Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 105m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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Price: 320,000€ Ref: CP076 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 130m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 399,000€ Ref: S5-081 Location: Torrox Beds: 5 Baths: 3.5 Size: 232m² Pool: Yes Buy a Home The Grapevine


Bargain Price: 199,000€ Ref: C3511 Location: Canillas de Aceituno Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 125m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 270,000€ Ref: v1001 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 144m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 145,000€ Ref: S3-257 Location: Torre del Mar Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 85m² Pool: Yes Buy a Home

Price: 270,000€ Ref: 4155 Location: Puente don Manuel Beds: 3 Bath: 3 Size: 100m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 49,000€ Ref: AS2993 Location: Mondron Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 91m² Pool: No Axarquia Properties

Price: 45,000€ Ref: t1136 Location: Salares Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 60m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 165,000€ Ref: CP084 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 85m² Pool: No Competa Properties

Price: 159,000€ Ref: 451 Location: Torrox Costa Beds: 3+Shop Bath: 1 Size: 95m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 99,000€ Ref: C1290 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 90m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

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Rustic Price: 119,000€ Ref: S4-191 Location: Benamargosa Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5 Size: 170m² Pool: No Buy a Home

Price: 135,000€ Ref: Rc576 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 2 Baths:1 Size: 50m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 55,000€ Ref: 450 Location: Torrox Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 80m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 350,000€ Ref: 4420 Location: Viñuela Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 160m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 225,000€ Ref: TF007 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 100m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 299,950€ Ref: C3521 Location: Sedella Beds: 4 Bath: 3 Size: 180m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 95,000€ Ref: 449 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1.5 Size: 75m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 399,000€ Ref: v1128 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 243m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 299,500€ Ref: AS2721 Location: Sedella Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 180m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

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Prestige Propert y Price: 595,000€ Ref: 4426 Location: Comares Beds: 5 Baths: 6 Size: 600m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 380,000€ Ref: 101 Location: Benajarafe Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 258m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 650,000€ Ref: AS3082 Location: Algarrobo Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 320m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

Price: 1,100.000€ Ref: v1131 Location: Canillas de Aceituno Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Size: 590m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 419,000€ Ref: T979 Location: Sayaloga Beds: 6 Baths: 3 Size: 257m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 249,950€ Ref: 397 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 165m² Pool: No Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 495.000€ Ref: v1074 Location: Viñuela Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Size: 366m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 325,000€ Ref: T867 Location: Sayalonga Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 152m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 550,000€ Ref: V520 Location: Archez Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Size: 236m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

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INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03 We speak your language

Cómpeta Beautiful, traditional village house in a great location in the white village of Cómpeta. Close to shops, restaurants and all the amenities that Cómpeta has to offer. This delightful townhouse has fantastic outside space, with courtyard garden and several roof terraces. There are entrances from two different streets and parking just outside one of these. Inside is light and airy and has many possibilities. Well worth viewing.

Recently reduced to 155,000€ To advertise call 637 028 873

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photographs taken by us from ground level and offer clients a different perspective as they will show the property in its entirety. We will include your choice of aerial photographs and any video footage on our website and will also be able to use a selection of the photographs via our other marketing outlets which Aerial Photography include: ŸRightmove Overseas photographer who will produce: dvertising is undoubtedly one of the key elements Ÿ10 still photographs of your property ŸMany internet property portals involved in the selling of including Kyero at a cost of €60 property and we can now offer ŸThe office of Asesoría Axarquía in you a new and exciting marketing Ÿ10 still photographs and a 2-3 Torre del Mar. minute video of your property at a approach. cost of €130 If you would like us to sell your This is the opportunity to wow property for you using all of the prospective buyers with the amazing Aerial photographs and video means of advertising outlined above footage of your property will allow visual impact provided through the potential buyers to take in the entire including the option of aerial use of high quality aerial photographs and video, please property, to see the extent of your photographs and video footage to contact Denise to make an land and to get a real feel for the promote your property. appointment either by telephone on surroundings. 618 295 063 or by email This new marketing strategy will be Aerial photographs and video provided by a fully licensed and footage will complement the insured professional aerial



Asesoria Axarquia Our office has offered comprehensive help and advice to our foreign clients in the Axarquia area for more than 15 years Our experience is based on: Land Registry: • Registration of properties • Corrections/Update of properties • Plot measurements and ownership exchanges

Deeds: • Purchase and sale contracts • Property new building declarations • Inheritances • Wills

Taxes: • Non resident tax (for foreigners with properties in Spain) • Resident taxes (for foreigners with residency in Spain)

Property Management: • Advice in Community issues • Administration of incomes and expenses • AGMS

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

Avd. Andalucía 65-A 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Tel. 952 54 51 05 60 The Grapevine

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Avda Andalucia 125-A Torre del Mar, Málaga Tel. (0034) 952 547 601 Mob. 649 123 068

Urb. Costa del oro Blq 3, local 14 Torrox Costa, Málaga Tel. (0034) 951 196 388 Mob. 649 123 068


Ref: 4420 Built: 160m2 Plot: 1100m2 Great House in la Viñuela, it has living room with exit to the outside and great views to the Lake of La Viñuela, dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This property offers a Guest Apartment with living room and kitchen completely renovated and furnished, has all original and restored wooden beams. The House also has fireplace (pellet), has SAT-TV and ADSL. Outside is a lovely swimming pool, private garden, furnace of firewood and private car parking, also has several terraces with great views of the mountains.

Price: 350.000€

Agents Required 1x Commercial Agent Spanish / German & English required for our office in Torre del Mar 1x Freelance Agent Responsible for aquiring properties for our busy website. If you would like to apply for either position please contact Jennifer on Tel: 635539134

at 19% ahead of the Germans and French with 8% market share each. Despite the demand for Spanish property by the British the effect in the fall of the value of the pound following Brexit has meant demand overall for 2016 increased by just 2%. Much of this was attributed to the fact that British purchases were up 50% Q4 2015 to Q1 2016, when the pound was strong against the euro prior to Brexit worries taking hold and demand falling. The biggest rise in demand has come from Dutch buyers where it has increased during 2016 by 33% ahead of Italians (32%) and Swedes (31%). (Source: Registradores)



he Spanish property slump appears to be over and reports are saying that property prices have recovered to pre-recession levels. Along the Costa del Sol there is evidence of activity regarding property development and construction with some previously uncompleted developments being bought up and finished ready for sale.

during 2016 and predictions are that within 2 years this will have risen to 5%. Clearly there are regional variations to these growth figures but finally there is positive news for the market. (Sources: Property Wire & Acuna)

Who’s Buying? The big news last year in relation to foreign property demand was the effect of the Brexit vote. It certainly had some impact on It’s reported that up to 20% of British purchasers, however the unsold homes built prior to the British still make up the largest global recession in 2008 were sold percentage of foreign buyers in 2016 and a similar amount ahead of the Germans and expected to be sold in 2017. French. Overall property Finally, excess housing stock is purchases by foreign nationals in starting to move. Property prices 2016 was up 15% with the UK’s for the whole of Spain rose 2.3% market share for buying property

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Who’s Buying What? So we know who’s buying but what properties are they buying and at what budget? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most popular reason for foreign purchasers buying Spanish property is as a 2nd home (46%) with the 2nd most popular reason being relocation (41%). The majority of buyers are buying houses (86%) over buying land (6%) and flats/apartments (2%). When looking at the amount of bedrooms, buyers are looking for 2/3 bedroom properties, which make up 69% of sales. With regards to the price bracket in which buyers are looking, the majority of sales are in the bracket up to €200,000 with 81% of sales whilst prices up to €500,000 are seeing 17% and from here up to €1m just 2%. (Source: Rightmove) In conclusion the Spanish market is starting to move again and the signs are as good as they have been in the last 8 or so years. Brogan Properties Phone from UK : 0843 005 9345 Phone from Spain : 952 553 860 Email :

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Electric from the Sun and Wind Photo Voltaic solar panels Connected or not grid connected Wind Turbine .

Pool Cover and Rollers Geobubble Pool Cover Pool Cover Roller Winter pool cover .

Pool Heating Solar Panels or Heat Pump .

Hot Water Solar Panels or Heat Pump .



M Heating are experts in tailor made solutions to heat and cover your swimming pool, based in Spain they supply and install a complete range of efficient pool heaters as well pool covers. Pool heaters allow you to enjoy your pool throughout the year and when fitted with a pool cover to insulate the water, the running cost is suprisingly low.

Toadvertise advertisecall call637 637028 028873 873 To

Under Floor Heating or Radiators Our bubble covers offers an economical way to raise the water temperature and extend your swimming season.

Heat Pump Solar / Heat Pump

Safety around your pool is also our concern so take a look on our website for further information and products.

Prepare for the summer and winter with HM Heating.

Other items that H M Heating can help with are listed to the right


Septic Tank Odour Filter

See our website for more details or visit our online shop.

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House Martins Property Care and Management Services Let us look after your property whilst you are not in Spain

* Holiday change-over * Regular Cleaning * Laundry * Pool Cleaning * Gardening * Property Maintenance * 24hr Emergency call out * Security Checks

Tel: +44 (0)845 004 1041 Mob: +34 692 408 306


ouse Martins is an established 'Competa' based Company and has been managing holiday home properties for our clients for a number of years. We pride ourselves on our professional and reliable service and take great satisfaction in providing the ''Personal Touch' . We recognise that your holiday home is a huge investment and it is essential that it is managed with care and attention.

RENTING YOUR PROPERTY Property Owners decide to rent out their properties for many reasons but for whatever reason, the one question most frequently asked is which type of property offers the best return in terms of rentals – and the simple answer to this is the one that is maintained to the highest specification at all times and which is furnished and equipped with every possible convenience. To enjoy the best possible rental income from your property, it is essential that it is kept in pristine condition, 'well presented' both inside and out and in return you will be delighted to welcome back returning guest's

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WE DON'T JUST MANAGE YOUR INVESTMENT – WE CARE FOR YOUR PROPERTY Rental Services - We also provide the following Ÿ Holiday Changeovers Ÿ Laundry Service Ÿ Weekly Pool Maintenance Ÿ Meet & Greet Service Ÿ Welcome Grocery Packs Ÿ Cot & High Chair Hire Ÿ 24hr Emergency Number Ÿ Key Holding Service Ÿ Supply New Bedding & Towels Ÿ Garden Maintenance Ÿ Building/Plumbing/Electrical Work Ÿ Interior/Exterior Painting Ÿ Pool Heating Ÿ Pool Covers (Solar & Winter) Ÿ Pool Rollers Ÿ Septic Tank Odour Filters

For full detailed information on our services and rates please contact Christine or Malcolm Tel: 0034 692 408 306 & 657 483 270

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SCHMID S.L. TEL. 652656066 OFFICE 691534444



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Recently renovated villa in Cortijos San Rafael, Frigiliana

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safer especially in areas of constant use by children. Once installed it's maintenance free but it adds privacy to your home, office,vehicle or yacht practically removes fading, and will enhance the ascetic value overall.

SOLAR SHADE TINTING How can we enjoy the sunshine at home, not get too hot and keep air conditioning cost down?


eat Control Window Film supplied and fitted by Solar Shade to glass curtains, glazed balconies, conservatories, cars, caravans, yachts, really where there's glass that's where we stick it! What does Heat Control film do? As it sounds, it controls the suns heat entering the room through the glazing making it a comfortable temperature reducing 40+ Celsius to 25-30 Celsius so that air

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conditioning doesn't have to work so hard thus saving money. The other unique part is it will retain winter heat too by insulating the glass and upgrading older glass to current energy standards,and reduces the glare when the sun is low in the sky during winter months.

The Heat film can also be supplied as a Solar blind if you want the flexibility of only seasonal use. Roller or vertical blinds that can be positioned as needed to reflect glare and heat but still giving that all important view and insulating the window in winter. Go on...improve your living environment, make living in the sun truly comfortable!

If you'd like to know more, email or give us a call on 958 49 65 71 or It also provides a safety feature of 644 54 61 76 and ask to speak to holding broken glass together in the Ian event of an accident, for instance older single glazed glass is made see our ad above

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ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration Transfers of vehicles, driving licences, matriculations, etc.) Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances See Map (house, car, health, etc) Spot 22

We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian

More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga Province have left in our hands the responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses. We are a group of highly qualified professionals that work for you. Economists and administrators with a wealth of experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier. ASESORÍA ALJARIFE C/ San Antonio, 8 - 1º 29754 CÓMPETA Málaga Teléfono:(34) 952 51 66 00 Fax: (34) 952 51 67 29

GESTORÍA LÓPEZ NAVAS C/Ros Alférez 4 Bajo C 29740 TORRE DEL MAR Málaga Teléfono: (34) 952 54 25 04 Fax: (34) 952 54 17 47

El Recreo

El Recreo Tapas•Mesón

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Pajareria Peluqueria canina Bird Shop Canine Hair dressing Los mejores products para tu mascota The best products for your pets Repartimos a Domicilio Home Deliveries

Tel: 952 51 61 18 664 84 50 51 Mobile: 654 466 768 Avda. Canillas 7, COMPETA (MALAGA)

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

Breakfasts, Tapas, Pizza, Roscas Montaditos, Fish Dishes, Meat Dishes BBQ Meats, Ice Cream & Traditional Cocktails Inside Seating & Upstairs Restaurant Outside terrace and roof terrace Daily Specials Board

Open 9am until late Kitchen open 11-4pm & 7pm-11pm Closed Tuesdays - Tel: 952 51 60 43 To advertise call 637 028 873

Pavo Real

Bar and Restaurant Open 6 days a week (incl. Kitchen) 12.00pm until late - TEL: 654 869 083 Closed Wednesday’s

Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken & Beef & with all the trimmings Lamb available if pre-ordered by Thursday afternoon 1 course 9 euro, 2 courses 10 euro or 3 courses 11 euro

Spit Roast Chickens 7.50 euro (Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun) call to order

2x 50"TV's so can show different matches at the same time To advertise call 637 028 873

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:952553326 :638290546


TEL: KEITH 607 441 959 or RUSS 654 184 242


Calle Llano 9 , Cómpeta


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Calle Llano 9 , Cómpeta


Ring Phil 649 079 321 - Email Comares/Benamargosa - Est 2008

El Bazar de Competa Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts

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Real Estate Inmobiliaria

Avenida Constitucion, Local 5, Competa Erosion Problems? We are suppliers of a unique non-invasive sterile grass called Vetiver (Chrysopogon Zizaioides). .

It is used to fight erosion. Building an underground Vetiver wall to stop erosion is very cost effective. VetiverSpain - Sayalonga, Spain Contact David: (00 34) 692 288 657 email:


El Rincon De Mateo Try our: Oxtail & Lamb English breakfast & a selection of tapas Menu del dia 8.00 Euros Mon -Fri Canillas de Albaida - Tel: 674 760 985

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

Lots of changing special offers Also Fresh Herbs & Ambient Products Delivery Service to Restaurants Fruteria Jara, Avenida de la Constitución Local 3, Competa

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

GIANT DEFY ROAD BIKE Shimano Gears, Giant sr2 Wheels SIZE: Medium Second hand with some marks and scratches

350 Euros Competa Tel: 637 028 873 / 618 360 290

taxiSILVIA déjate llevar


T: +34 652 635 500 To advertise call 637 028 873

Your preferences From the village to the country side, a day trip to Granada, to the hospital, the airport or shopping in Málaga, traveling with Taxi Silvia is a pleasure. Prices With Taxi Silvia there are no unpleasant surprises about the price, we work with fixed rates for several journeys like to the airport or between the village and the country side. Before we drive off the price has been agreed upon.

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Breakfasts, tapas dishes, Lunch, A La Carte menu Come for coffee and cake! Variety of Ice creams Tel: 951 832 810 - 690 221 100รกmpanocompeta

A great venue for a special event and fantastic views of the hanging houses of Competa!

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

El unico restaurante en Competa

! A unique restaurant in Competa ! Carne a la piedra, a tu gusto y Carta

Meat cooked on the stone to your liking and full a la cart menu

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Mejores vistas a la costa Abierto 6 noches cada semana de 18.30 - 23.00 Open 6 nights a week from 18.30 - 23.00 Jedeu / Abend / Geoffuet 18.30 -23.00 Cerrado el lunes Closed Mondays Domingos de 13.00-16.00 Sunday Lunch 1pm-16.00 Sonntag von 13.00-16.00 Ternera asada 7€ Roast Beef 7€ Roastbeef 7€


Best views to the coast

Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu! Abiertos 13,14 de Abril todo el dia Open 13th & 14th April all day

Parkinghouses of Competa! A great venue for a special event and fantastic Private views ofon-site the hanging To advertise call 637 028 873

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Sudoku Challenge A true Sudoku Master can complete the puzzles below in less than fifteen minutes!

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

See page 82 for completed sudoko puzzles

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village and sample the best steaks in Competa and taste our fabulous wines from the local region. See Map Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Spot 5 Tues -Sun 9am until close

NEW WINE SHOP A large selection of good wines available to buy on the second floor. To advertise call 637 028 873

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C/Los Prados, 4.- Torre del Mar

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ince 1980 IDECOCINA has been engaged in designing and fitting all types of kitchens in all range of styles, including accessories and electrical appliances. They offer comprehensive service performed by their own company staff.


They provide solutions for any space issues, storage and layout and provide the most convenient and economical option for you. They offer you solutions for your requirements and professionally advise you about any question regarding your kitchen.



Hablamos Espanol

From refurbishment works to installation of kitchens, they perform everything so that your kitchen is ready from the start in perfect conditions. Your only concern is to choose what you like the most and they will do the rest (See advert opposite for contact details).

Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

We Speak English

Your Pets will enjoy a wonderful holiday surrounded by nature and in modern facilities For more information call us on:952 535 417 : 686 904 792 : 616 371 034

Periana - Tel 952 53 71 25 No. 14 Calle Iglesia - 29710 1000-1330 Tueday, Thursday & Friday Canillas de Aceituno - Tel 952 51 80 71 Calle Placeta, Edf. Arboso,bajo, 29716 1000- 1330 Monday & Wednesday Caleta de Velez - Tel 952 55 03 76 Calle Colonia de Puerto, 112 By appointment For appointments and any queries please call 691700587

Alternatively email us at: or visit our website at

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, Acrylic nails, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up. Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta)

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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Mon - Fri 9.30-13.30 & 17.00-19.00 . .

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC BEAUTY THERAPY inc... Anti-ageing Facial Waxing Laser Hair Removal Pedicures / Manicures Skin Exfoliation COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES inc.... REIKI REFLEXOLOGY INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE COUNSELLING BOWEN TECHNIQUE AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

Half Price Sale On All Top Quality Professional Skin Care Products.

Last items to clear.... Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284

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Finca Las Sierras rural - B & B - restaurante privado Finca las Sierras, the ultimate place for foodlovers, reserve a table in the latest lunchrestaurant of Cómpeta, enjoy the silence, the food and the stunning views. You will be totaly suprised!

Entrées €8,50 ∙Salade jambon, peche grillée et chevre chaud ∙Tagliatelle gambas a la diable ∙Vitello tonato, mayonaise du thon ∙Bouillabaise ∙Salade coquilles Saint Jacques ∙Salade de canard crocante et fenouille

Plats €14,50 ∙Joues de veau sauce au cava ∙Canard confit, Pdt a la sauge, ail et beurre ∙Filet de truite, asperges verte, germes de soja, sauce au curry ∙Entrecôte de ternera, Pdt avec aioli et noisettes ∙Poisson du jour ∙Tagliatelle vegetarienne

Desserts €4,50 ∙Sabayon gratiné aux fruits ∙Souflé avocat, chocolat et vanille ∙Nougatine glacée

Menu € 22,50 Entrée, plat et dessert au choix

Open for lunch; thursday-friday-saturday-sunday Reservations highly recommended (+34) 6 0343 0559

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Opening of

Finca Las Sierras,Competa rural - B & B - restaurante privado

CLINICA DENTAL Dr. Fernando G. Bajos Blindhuber


ROGER: 648025901 competaroger@

ACUPUNCTURE NATURAL MEDICINE ENERGY HEALING Many illnesses can be cured by natural methods. We strongly emphasize the tremendous importance of prevention! (45 years experience)

Please contact: Dr. Skeif Phone: 608 45 43 54

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24hr Emergencies Monday - Friday - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm

Tel: 952 51 62 08

Avda Constitucion, 10 Urb Nueva Villa de Competa, Casa No.6 (Situated in the Main Car Park Area Above La Caixa Bank)

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ornamental in the garden - but you will miss the flowers.



or me, one of the most beautiful flowers in the huge plant world is that of tibouchina semidecandra syn. urvilleana, the Princess flower or glory bush. The simple 5-petalled flower is a deep violet-purple, silken and gleaming and, at 8cm across, the flower resembles a vibrant purple poppy. The Princess flower is a native of Brazil where it is often seen as a glorious addition to tropical and semi-tropical gardens and we are lucky enough to be able to grow it here too. It's such a lovely thing that you need to treat it specially and as a specimen planting. Give it a nice cosy position, out of the wind, in full sun or with a little afternoon shade in summer. Under suitable conditions, it will be evergreen and form a somewhat sprawling shrub to around 5m in height. I've also seen it trained as a small tree, when it is an absolute delight! The leaves are no slouch either; they are dark green, often trimmed along the edges with red, heavily ribbed and covered in silken hairs. Ideal for stroking, lush and lovely, they can reach up to 15cm long so, even when not in flower, the plant makes a big impact. But, if you keep dead-heading and fertilise

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Paulownias are considered to be the best investment in the tree world. A few figures for you. Within 5 years of planting young trees, they can reach 25m in height. Their leaves can measure 40cms across. Stunningly gigantic and immensely useful, every part of the tree will give a financial and environmental return. The deep roots (as much as 9m long) prevent soil erosion and generate nitrogen. Because they are so quick growing, they are ideal for reforestation and produce oxygen for us.

After much research, about 3 years ago, considerable numbers were planted in Columbia as a Reign. commercial crop. The first year leaves were harvested for paper regularly, the flowering season is production. Shortly afterwards, very long - through all the warmer strong shoots were cut for fencing. months. After 2 years the trees flower; the Prune lightly, in winter or very early bees love them for honey production – as do we for their spring, to maintain a good shape and pinch new growth to encourage sheer beauty. From then on, and for some 70 years thereafter, timber fullness. Trim over between production is the major gain. The flowering flushes. They are hardy wood is considered semi-precious down to around -5C though, at and is white with well-defined veins; these temperatures they will be deciduous. And if you really haven´t it doesn´t split or twist and is very got a sheltered spot in the garden, resistant to rot. There is demand for it within the furniture and they can be grown in pots. construction industries and for making musical instruments. There are around 350 species of tibouchinas but very, very few find their way into garden centres. They A viable planting would be one hectare. In Columbia such a are really worth searching for and we have t. semidecandra in stock at planting, with irrigation installed, would cost around €6,500. In the moment. Glorious indeed! favourable conditions, the trees can Paulownia tomentosa, the Empress grow up to 2cm per day and, after 5 years, the sale of wood from the tree or foxglove tree is truly trees would generate €42,000; pine majestic, one of the most would give less than half that return impressive in beauty and growth rate. It's a deciduous tree which can impoverish the soil. Meanwhile, reach 30m high. A native of China, under the paulownia canopy, chocolate, banana, other fruit trees it is happy between sea level and up to about 2500m high. Her large and herbs can be grown, taking furry leaves are very exotic looking advantage of the additional nitrogen released by the roots. And the and the scented lilac foxglove-like leaves are a rich food source for flowers are super-elegant, produced in springtime on the bare cattle, pigs, chickens etc. . branches. Coppiced annually its vigour will produce immense heart- Our tree has always behaved shaped leaves – very dramatic and perfectly; we keep it almost dry,

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very rarely giving it any water. It produces lots of seed pods but we have never seen a self-sown seedling. And it always looks magnificent! Long may the two of them reign! Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! Winter Hours, October to May: 10 – 4, closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays, Mondays & August. Viveros Florena, Crtra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: Email: And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre If you enjoyed our Christmas Fair, OUR SPRING CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 between 10am and 4pm is going to be AWESOME!! Artisanal cheeses and chutneys, craft beers, cake bake sales, Lebanese and Moroccan delights, lots of organic and fresh, arts, cards, cushions, jewellery, sublime soaps and shabby chic. More stalls joining us daily. Live music, demonstrations, giant paella, cooling ginger beer and more. One of a kind crafts made by unique people.Come and have a spring fling with us.


sample dish

Spinach and 0 ls ...............6.0 Cheese Parce 0 . s ................5.5 Fresh Mussel . k Burger Gourmet Stea e ad with Homem ..............8.50 ... ... ... ... ... Relishes . ack' Ribs Marinated 'j aw and with Colesl 0 es............11.5 Straw Potato

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Gilly and Gary welcome you to their new Bistro Bar just down from Plaza Vendimia, Competa.


Special menu and Regular menu

Kitchen Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 7.00 to 10.30pm Bar Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 6.30pm until late Closed Sunday Evening and all day Monday

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Sunday Breakfasts Eggs Benedict, English Breakfast Hangover pies & Bloody Mary’s Corkage Available

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Artists and craftsmen will be present and happy to talk about their work, inspiration, vision and techniques.

VIVEROS FLORENA – PROBABLY THE BEST LITTLE GARDEN CENTRE IN ANDALUCÍA! If you enjoyed our Christmas Fair, OUR SPRING CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR.on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 between 10am and 4pm is going to be AWESOME!! Artisanal cheeses and chutneys, craft beers, cake bake sales, Lebanese and Moroccan delights, lots of organic and fresh, arts, cards, cushions, jewellery, sublime soaps and shabby chic. More stalls joining us daily. Live music, demonstrations, giant paella, cooling ginger beer and more. One of a kind crafts made by unique people.Come and have a spring fling with us.

ART WALK COMPETA 2017 An art trail along 22 locations in Cómpeta with works by 38 International artists. On Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April, 11:00 to 19:00. come and see a wide diversity of art at different locations. This time with a range of workshops as well.

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material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect

Live Music during the days on various locations. Sunday 16 April at 16:00 Dutch band "Sweet Hannah" and at 17:00 jam session with various musicians, location behind the Salon de Actos. A mural will be created by English artist George Kowzan. (Pending mayoral approval). The big reveal will be on Saturday 15 April 7:30p.m. The wall is situated near the primary school. More information and The Art Walk is organised by Lieuwke Loth & Art Walk team.

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only 10 days before his death – produced by his Son, Adam. Concerts: Wed. 12/4, Galeria Luz de la Vida, Competa 8:30p.m. Tue. 18/4, Galeria Mercado, Calle Fortuna, Canillas de Albaida, 6p.m.

CONCERTS BY KEITH JAMES "THE SONGS OF LEONARD Cohen"Enigmatic and mysterious, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken. With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing

FRIGILIANA FOREIGNERS DEPARTMENT 1 March 2017 the Council of Frigiliana reopens the Foreign Department Service .The Foreigners department is carried out in English and French, Italian and Portuguese. The Foreigners Department is located on the first floor in the Town Hall and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm. We can also be reached by email at or by telephone +34 951 70 76 59.

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TOWN HALL NEWS NEWS FROM THE TOWN HALL OF CÓMPETA Semana Santa in Cómpeta! From the 9th until the 16th April it is Holy Week. Don´t miss out on the beautiful processions going round the village. A full program can be received at the Town Hall. Let us keep this beautiful tradition alive and celebrate together!

Museum of Sacred Art: If you want to learn more about the history of Semana Santa in Cómpeta visit our museum! Entrance is free, check the tourist office for opening times. Facebook! Are you on Facebook and want to be informed of the latest news of the town hall in Cómpeta? You can find us on: odecompeta. You can always check the official website of the town hall as well, where you can find a business directory, useful phone numbers, schedules for the bus and much more!

Processions: Sunday 9th April 10.00h Ermita San Anton 12.00h Iglesia Wednesday 12th April 22.00h Iglesia Thursday 13th April 22.00h Iglesia Friday 14th April 22.00 Iglesia 00.00h Iglesia Sunday 16th April 12.00h Iglesia Don´t miss the 9th ArtWalk in Cómpeta on the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th of April, from 11.00h until 19.00h. This event aims to bring the community together and will be hosted at various venues in Cómpeta. More information can be found on Friday the 21st of April is “Día del libro” (World Book Day). More information can be obtained at the town hall.

COMING SOON LIGHTHOUSE A Beacon of Hope for Abandoned Dogs I am hoping to start a FIRST RESPONSE rescue network for distressed and abandoned dogs in Competa. Its success or failure depends on ALL dog lovers in this area. Will you help? If you love dogs and want to alleviate the dreadful suffering of our street dogs all you need to do is GIFT your love to LIGHTHOUSE! No-one need be overwhelmed – and all our dogs can be helped! Want to find out more? Then look out for the article in next month's Grapevine and keep your eyes on Digame! Lyndsey Phillips

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS Saturday 1st April On the beach at Chiringuito Tropy, Playa las Palmeras, Caleta, from 1.00 - 4.00pm, call 653 629 841 for a table (English spoken) Sunday 2nd April On the terrace at Restaurante Maria, Hotel Balcon, Competa, from 2.00-5.00pm, call 952 553662 for a table. (English spoken) PUNTA LARA CAS QUIZ The Punta Lara Bar in Nerja is pleased to present their monthly quiz in aid of the Costa Animal Society (CAS) on Friday, April 21 starting at 8.00pm. All quizzers are welcome to join in the fun and test their trivial knowledge with Quiz Hostess Laura. The €3 entrance fee and all raffle proceeds go directly to CAS. Food and drink are available at the bar. Advance booking is recommended by calling Mark at 635 369 673. EASTER MONDAY AFTERNOON TEA Come and join the Costa Animal Society (CAS) for a traditional afternoon tea in Maro on Easter Monday, April 17 at 3.00pm. While enjoying a lovely afternoon in good company you'll be helping the society to raise much needed funds. The tea party will feature sandwiches, scones and cakes plus a fun raffle and an Easter Bonnet competition.The cost of €10 per person plus all the raffle proceeds will go towards helping abandoned and abused animals in the Nerja/Maro area. Please book in advance in the CAS shop at 689 314 350.

C NTACTS DIRECT RY Emergency Numbers Emergency Services Ambulance Fire Brigade Guardia Civil

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

Tel: 952 538 010 Tel: 952 541 104 Tel: 952 533 002 Tel: 958 631 125 Tel: 958 823 591 Tel: 952 529 024

Town Doctors Halls Doctors Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 250 Cómpeta Calle San Antonio Tel: 951 289 791 Salares Tel: 952 508 906 Sayalonga Tel : 952 552 404 Sedella Tel: 952 508 858 Nerja Tel: 952 523 131 Salobrena Tel: 958 829 332 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 542 396

Municipal Police Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 000 Tel: 952 518 002 Cómpeta Tel: 605 276 302 Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 558 321 Nerja Tel: 952 521 545 Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 539 828 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 115 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 549 238 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 965 546 Emergencies 112

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

Tel: 952 553 685 Tel: 952 521 531 Tel: 952 535 206 Tel: 952 541 104

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Alcaucin Tel: 952 510 002 Archez Tel: 952 553 159 Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006 Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002 Cómpeta, Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025 Periana Tel: 952 536 016 Rio Gordo Tel: 952 732 154 Sayalonga Tel: 952 535 021 Salares Tel: 952 508 903 Sedella Tel: 952 508 839 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 540 471 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100 Vinuela Tel: 952 519 002 Frigiliana Tel: 952 533 122 La Herradura Tel: 958 827 794 Nerja Tel: 952 548 430 Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

Taxi’s de Albaida Canillas Silvia: 952 553 180 Maria Jose: 952 553 018 Cómpeta Franquelo: 952 553 662 El Mellizo: 952 516 056 Maximo: 952 516 199 Cesáreo: 952 516 205 Sayalonga Ramiro: 952 535 029

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

Telephone Doctors General Enquires Tel: Speaking Clock Tel : Line Faults Tel: Directory Enquires Tel:

1004 093 1002 025

Airports Doctors Granada Airport Tel: 958 245 200 Malaga Airport Tel: 952 048 804

Bus Doctors Times L= Mon – Sat • D= Direct Nerja – Malaga 06.30L, 07.30, 08.30D, 08.55, 10.10D, 11.10, 11.55D, 12.40, 13.40, 14.55, 16.10, 17.10, 18.10D, 18.40, 19.40, 20.40, 21.15, 21.45D Malaga – Nerja 07.00, 08.15L, 09.15, 10.30, 11.00D, 11.45D, 12.30D, 13.00, 14.15, 15.15, 16.30, 17.30, 18.45, 19.30D, 20.15, 20.45D, 21.30D, 23.00 Nerja – Granada 06.30L, 09.45, 14.30, 15.45, 16.30, 19.15 Granada – Nerja 07.00, 09.00, 10.00, 13.00, 16.00, 17.30L, 20.00 Nerja – Sevilla 07.30D, 16.30, 02.00 Sevilla – Nerja 07.00, 18.00D, 24,00 Canillas de Albaida - CompetaSayalonga - Malaga Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Departs Canillas de Albaida 7.00 - 9.30 - 15.30 For Competa add 5 minutes For Sayalonga add 20 minutes

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Read any of our back issues from the last 12 months at

Street Markets Monday Torrox Costa Tuesday Nerja Wednesday Algarrobo Costa, Rincon de la Victoria Thursday Velez- Malaga, Frigiliana, Torre del Mar Friday Almunecar, Frigliana, Sayalonga, La Herradura Saturday Cรณmpeta, La Caleta de Velez Sunday Nerja Car Boot Sale, Sayalonga Sayolanga Municipal Market Mon- Fri 8.30am-2.30pm




Tel: 952 600 267


Tel: 952 399 907


Tel: 952 211 797


Tel: 952 212 435


Tel: 952 214 888


Tel: 952 363 591


Tel: 952 475 108


Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955


Tel: 952 604 383


Tel: 952 352 300


Tel: 952 474 891

Airlines Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Church of England Sundays 5.30pm Torre del Mar Lux Mundi Tel: 952 543 334 Evangelical Church Tel: 952 532 825 Fellowship of the King Tel: 958 658 439 Anglican Church of Nerja & Almunecar Tel: 952 525 406

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Tel: 958 603 506

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000

Vets Naturevets: 952 55 38 50 URG: 617 00 17 23 Nerja Clinica San Fernando (vet Expedito) 609 982 941 Torrox Village & Torrox Costa

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000 Motril

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM


105.5 FM


104.8 FM

January 1st New Years Day January 6th Three Kings Day February 28th Andalucia Day May 1st May Day August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st All Saints day December 6th Dia de la Constitucion December 8th Immaculate Conception December 25th Christmas Day

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Finca el Cerrillo

Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email:

Finca Los Pinos Tel: 619 175 649 The Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 55 3662 Las Sierras B&B Tel: 603 430 559

Airconditioning / Heating

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869


Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397 Tejeiro Carpinteria Tel: 952 51 61 49



Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628 Blok Buster Tel: 666 299 021

Competa, Malaga Tel: 606 226 645


Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297 Tel: 952 96 78 03

Cooling and Heating Solutions

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Sales, Service & Installation Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Food Stores & Shops

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

Leon Blanco Tel: 618 226 647 La Boutique Tel: 952 553 331

Tin Tin Hairdressers Tel: 952 516 416 E.G.O Tel: 616 022 734

Health & Beauty Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Ian Pett Dental Care Tel: 691 700 587 Rebeccah Curtis Tel: 952 530 122 Feel Good Axarquia Tel: 635 693 282

NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144


Sunkitchens The Kitchen Professionals Doors & Wardrobes Raul Chica: 653 634 633 Torre del Mar (Malaga)

Kennels & Pets Raza Hotel for dogs Tel: 952 535 417

Language Schools

Property Legal Advice Solutions 4 U Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 51 66 00 Asesoria Axarquia Tel:952 54 51 05 Thomas Gant Law Tel: 952 51 69 61 CS Lawyers Tel: 952 96 70 04 Axarquia Solictors Tel: 952 901 225

Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Property Management Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email:

Real Estate

Plumbers & Water Solutions Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Tel:(0034) 951 067 711

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

Leisure & Hobbies Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 649 Vespa Rentals Tel: 628 44 15 32 Los Caballos Del Mosquin Tel: 608 658 108

952 516 633 / 660 743 670

Tu Rincon del Sol Tel: 952 51 63 58 Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104 Casa & Terrano Tel: 952 547 601

Real Estate

Competa properties Tel: 952 516 107 Axarquia Properties Tel: 609 436 537

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurante Cerezo Large Terrace - 952 553 018 Canillas de Albaida (Málaga) C/Estacion 5 -

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga) Bar-Restaurante

Las Esperillas Canillas de Albaida (Malaga) Tel: 677 97 44 10

Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 60 43 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortijo - Competa Tel:952 553 647 Taj Mahal Tel: 952 534 972 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810 Bar Miguel Tel: 952 516 754 Jocavi Tel: 952 535 177 Las Sierras Tel: 603 430 559

Extra The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266 Sky Digital Tel: 952 464 378


Swimming Pool Heating


Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas

UPVC-WINDOWS/DOORS Tel. 952 50 25 27 E-Mail:

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74 Axarquia Solicitors Tel: 951 901 225

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega

Solar T:(+34) 951 386 706 M:(+34) 658 845 285 Tel: 652 970 608

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901


Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

Mobility Products For Sale or Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

STAIR-LIFTS Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

Plants House Martins tel:+44 (0)845 0041041 mob: +34 692 408 306

Property Care and Management Services


VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga

Clare 0034 634361611 - Rob 0034 670269052 Email

.com Steel Tips Darts . Soft Tip Darts . Flights . Stems . Dartboards . Wallets . Accessories

El Mosquin trekking - working holidays - riding holidays Cรณmpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

Horse manure makes a suitable and inexpensive fertilizer for plants. Horse manure can give new plants a jump start while providing essential nutrients for continual growth. It contains adequate amounts of organic matter and can be applied in various ways. It's also slightly higher in nutritional value than cow or steer manure. Please call for appointment 608 658 108.

LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Free Manure For Collection


ow spring is within reach and people are more encouraged to tend to their gardens. Eva from Los Caballos Del

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Mosquin would like to let people know that now is a great opportunity for people to come and collect the horse manure at Los Caballos Del Mosquin for free.

Eva would also like to provide the Grapevine readers with a great tip to help avoid the Processionary Caterpillar reach the ground. That is to attach a soft rubber tube that is cut in half around the pine tree, sealing with silicone and pour diesel in the open tube. Please see the above photo of my invention!

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New Office TORRE DEL MAR: Calle Rocío, 4 - Local 7 Tel: (0034) 951 832 150 email:

. . .

SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n, Tel: (0034) 952 535 043 .

Mb: (0034) 660 743 670 email: .

COMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 .

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635





Spacious modern town house in a fabulous coastal location in Caleta de Vélez. Lounge, luxury kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + WC. Private patio garden. Communal gardens & swimming pool. A short stroll from the beach, marina, golf course and all local amenities. EPC rating G

Lovely villa in Venta Baja with beautiful views & easy access, close to all amenities. Spacious lounge with access to the terrace, f/f kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) and family bathroom. Separate storage/utility room and car port. Must be seen! EPC rating E

Super modern 2 bedroom townhouse in a commanding position at the top of the village with stunning views down to the coast. F/f kitchen, large open plan living area with log burner, 2 balconies, roof terrace and integral garage with WC. Priced to sale! Awaiting EPC

Ref: MS35

220,000 euro

Ref: T930

225,000 euro

Ref: C1170

99,000 euro




Stylish villa with fantastic coastal views. Light open-plan living area with vaulted ceilings, f/f kitchen & dining area, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 3mt x 2mt plunge pool, shaded terraces, BBQ & mature garden with variety of fruit trees. EPC rating E

Spectacular south facing country property situated above the popular village of Sayalonga. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, free form pool, stunning views, integrated basement garage and independent guest studio. 5000m2 of private wooded land and excellent access. EPC rating E

Delightful country villa with excellent concrete access and within walking distance to the villages of Cómpeta and Canillas de Albaida. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), good size living room, swimming pool, store room and covered parking area. EPC rating F

Ref: C3315

249,000 euro

Ref: T969

420,000 euro

Ref: C3461

259,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine April 2017  

The Grapevine Magazine initially started as The Competa Magazine and was also distributed in Canillas de Albaida, Archez and Sayalonga . Due...

The Grapevine Magazine April 2017  

The Grapevine Magazine initially started as The Competa Magazine and was also distributed in Canillas de Albaida, Archez and Sayalonga . Due...