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Editors Note... We do like to talk about the weather so I have to mention that this winter has definitely felt longer than normal, with temperatures lower than average, snow low down on the mountains and exceptionally heavy rainfall over many days. However, we do know the summer is just around the corner and that we aren't far away from a few hot days that remind us how lucky we are to be living in Spain. If you haven't found your dream home in the sun yet then this month's property feature is a great place to look. Some of the most reputable Estate Agents in the area have put forward their selection of Bargain, Rustic and Prestige Properties giving you a great idea of what is on the market in the area. Front Cover: by Ron van der Spek You can see more of Rons photos on page 25

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April Weather Days with rainfall: 5 Days Avg Max Temperature: 20.7 c Hours of Sunshine : 7.6 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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Don't forget you still have time to catch the end of the Competa Artwalk which continues on Sunday 1st,Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of March, 11:00 - 14:30 & 15:30 - 19:30. 35 international artists from 10 different nationalities will exhibit their works at 19 different venues! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Cómpeta Art Walks you can enjoy live music as well as art every day! It promises to be a fabulous day out. If sport is more your thing than art, there is still time to sign up for the Torre Del Mar 5km Colour Run or for those more serious athletes there is the Torre Del Mar Triathlon with Sprint, Olympic and Half distances you can read more on page 87. Enjoy and Keep Reading The Editor

Inside This Month 24 Competa Art Walk This month the Competa Art Walk will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a festival for art! 46 Swim for Life Swim the height of Everest! A community fundraising event to raise money for

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54 The Property Feature A selection of the best properties from the leading Estate Agents in this area. 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh Slip sliding away

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Come and find us in our new offices Avenida Andalucia 65c, Torre del Mar :sunsetproperties

Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Sensible offers!

Price:350,000 Euros

Competa Large stunning 2 storey 7 bed 3 bath villa (273m²) with excellent access, large living/dining room, spectacular tower room, extensive terracing, covered terraces, balcony terraces and magnificent sea views. EPC - E

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Beautiful property! Price:399,000 Euros

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Price:179,000 Euros

La Herradura Spacious, modern 3 bed, 2 bath south facing apartment (134m²), bright open plan living/dining with separate kitchen and utility, large terrace with sea and pool views, private parking space in garage, proven rental potential, must see property. EPC - In process

New this month!

ref: t1229 Price:64,000 Euros

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Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860

Price:180,000 Euros

Sayalonga Unique 2 bed, 2 bath rustic finca, (110m²), open plan living/dining/kitchen, many traditional features, mature gardens, secluded pool, sea and mountain views.

ref: v1222


Price reduced!

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Competa Bargain property priced to sell! Traditional 2 bed 2 bath village house (99m²) in need of renovation with a reception room, kitchen/diner, roof terrace and car parking next to the house.

Sayalonga A fabulous established 3 bed, 3 bath villa (158m²) including a separate guest house. Recently renovated including new fitted kitchen and new bathrooms. Stunning sea views. A must to view! EPC - E ref: v1216 Beautiful property! Price:295,000 Euros

Alcaucin Superb modern 3 bed, 2 bath villa (111m²), immaculately presented, with a living/dining room and separate kitchen. Ample terraces, private pool and easily maintained gardens. With good access and a large garage this is a must see property ref: v1204 EPC - G

EPC - In process

ref: t1228 Price reduced!

Price: 280,000 Euros

Sedella Stunning 3 bed 3 bath villa (195 m²) near Arenas. Beautifully finished to a very high standard, this superb property has really spacious living spaces. A large covered terrace, Private pool area and breath-taking far reaching views. ref: v1176 EPC - D Sensible Offers

Price:219,000 Euros


Competa/ Torrox

Lovely 2 bed 2 bath villa (98m²) with sun lounge, open plan living/dining, separate kitchen, enclosed pool, garage, beach nearby.

Very attractive 3 bed 2 bath villa (115m²) ideally located close to Torrox with excellent access and sea views. The perfect holiday home/ rental property with open plan living accommodation and a secluded pool area. ref: v1199 EPC - E

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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Torrox Beach Club

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Superb 2 bed 2 bath apartment (84.25m²) located at Torrox Beach Club within walking distance of the beach with communal gardens and pool, easy access, parking and breathtaking sea views.

Stunning beautifully renovated rustic style 4 bed 4 bath village house (203m²) with lots of attractive features, ample accommodation, great layout, 2 walled terraces and a roof terrace.

Well established 3 bed 2 bath villa (119m²) with spacious living/dining room, good sized kitchen, terraces, covered terrace, pool, car port, storage/utility room and spectacular views across Lake Viñuela.



New this month! Price: 449,950 Euros

Canillas de Aceituno Superb 4 bed, 3 bath villa (235.43m²) with an open feel. The inner atrium/courtyard separates the main house from the separate guest accommodation. There is also a 2nd separate guest house. Great access and rental potential for a B & B. EPC - D

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ref:v1224 Price:59,950 Euros

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Urban building plot in the centre of Competa. Possible to build over 160m² plus roof terrace over 2 separate houses (one to live in and one to rent) or one large family home. Great opportunity!

Fabulous village house (97.23m²) with car parking close by. With 2 beds, separate dining room and Lounge. 2 terraces and sea views.

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ref:t1174 Price reduced!

Price:95,000 Euros

Competa A charming 2 bed village house (88m²) with good access and parking nearby. This delightful property is set within superb mature gardens Easy to maintain permanent home or holiday/rental property. EPC - G



Price reduced!

Price:129,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida Large 6 bed 3 bath village house (210 m²) in a central village location. With good sized accommodation spread over 2 floors this property is perfect for a B & B business. EPC - F


Sensible offers!

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Stylish boutique bed and breakfast guesthouse (122.69m²). With reception area, 4 double en-suite guest rooms, single guest room, separate shower room, kitchen, roof terrace bar and BBQ, stunning interiors, prime village location. Existing business included. EPC - E ref: b1210

Luxury Home! Great Location!

Price:750,000 Price:69,000 Euros

Arenas Exquisite 4 bed, 4 bath (+WC) villa (411.68m²). Beautifully landscaped gardens with fruit trees, a double garage, large salt water pool, covered terraces. A luxury villa in the perfect location! EPC - E

Great value!

ref: v1206 Price:279,000 Euros

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

ref: t869 EPC- D

ref: v1146


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29th April Is the final Sunday of Sunday Lunches until the Winter Live Music to Celebrate! 2 courses for 11 Euros 3 courses for 14 Euros 1pm - 3.30pm From the 30th April we will be open 7 nights a week Take a look at our Facebook Page for our weekly Sunday specials We are open 5 nights a week from 7.00 - 11.00 Closed Tuesday and Sunday Evenings

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The amount of plastics sent to landfill grew by four per cent between 2012 and 2016. Across Europe the amount sent fell by 20 per cent during the same period. Around 18 kilograms of plastic per person per year were recycled. Per person, 23 kilograms were sent to landfill every year.


NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update


na Julia Quezada, the only suspect in the murder of eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz in southern Spain, confessed to the crime on Tuesday, according to sources close to the investigation. “She has answered all the questions that officers asked her, she is cooperating,” said her lawyer. According to these sources, Quezada claimed that Gabriel got in her car with her so that they could go and “paint the house” on a family estate in nearby Rodalquilar, where Quezada and her partner, the boy’s father, Ángel Cruz, were renovating a property. Police enter the property in Rodalquilar where the child's body was allegedly concealed. Police enter the property in Rodalquilar where the child's body was allegedly concealed. Once there, she claims that the youngster got angry with her and attacked her with a hatchet. She told investigators that she then hit the boy with the blunt part of the tool, leaving him unconscious. In a state of panic, she then strangled him with her hands, stripping him of his clothes and burying the body. The hatchet had not been located by Tuesday night by Civil Guard investigators, despite excavation work in the area in search of evidence. They did, however, locate the boy’s clothing, which Quezada threw away in a trash container in

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alaga hospitals in urgent need of donors from all blood groups A woman gives blood in a file photo. Response to calls to give blood has helped boost reserves.The Regional Blood Transfusion Centre is calling for people from all blood groups to donate after reserves of blood fell below their minimum levels. They are particularly the residential estate of Retamar, interested in donors from the O+ around 30 kilometers from the and O- blood types. Isidro Prat, location where she allegedly killed director of the Tranfusion Centre, him. She did this at some point has said that local residents have during the 12 days that the already responded “in a magnificent youngster was officially missing, “when she was able to use the car way.”Currently, hospitals in the Malaga area make 250 blood alone,” sources from the transfusions per day on their investigation reported. From the patients. Each donor gives enough time of her arrest and up until blood for three people to use, Tuesday morning, Quezada had remained silent despite the fact that providing red blood cells, platelets and plasma. she was caught transporting the child’s body in the trunk of her car. The Civil Guard, which had her Spanish woman faces a under surveillance, watched her possible six-year jail take the corpse out of a water sentence after being deposit on the family estate and accused of claiming her dead arrested her as she was about to father’s pension, worth €130,000 enter the garage of the property (£115,500) during a period of 21 where she lived with her partner. years. Court documents state that pain is one of the countries in the woman, from the province of Europe which sends the most Malaga in southern Spain, failed to inform the bank where the pension plastic to landfill sites, was paid when, some year’s after according to a study.The country also came second on the continent her mother’s death, her father died in March 1995. Instead, until 2016 in terms of the amount of plastic she allegedly continued claiming recycled, according to data from her father’s pension from the Plastics Europe. Ignacio Marco, Spanish government department Plastics Europe’s Iberian director, responsible for maritime sector told Spanish media that landfill workers, using a longstanding joint should not be considered as a account she had opened with her waste management option. “The parents. use of landfill is too widespread in Spain. As long as this continues it will be extremely difficult to comply with European and Spanish legislation on recycling,” he said.



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TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 625 994 573


Ref:377 We speak your language

Archez Ref: 229

Torrox Costa Ref:276

Spacious three bedroom reformed apartment with large kitchen, living-dining area and a beautifully finished bathroom. Perfect for the first time buyer or even a great holiday home.

Cosy country property with three bedrooms one of which with en-suite, open plan kitchen diner. The property also has swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen area.

Large three bedroom beach apartment with great sized kitchen with an internal patio and a lounge diner with balcony overlooking the beach. Great value for money in a great location.




Cómpeta Ref:345

Sayalonga Ref: 129

Outstanding two bedroom country property set on a 10.000m2 plot of land with unbeatable views to the sea. Wooden beams throughout property give a wonderful rustic feel.

Spacious detached townhouse with garage and lots of outside space. three bedrooms with Juliette balconies and one with access to a terrace that overlooks the front of the property.

Stunning four bedroom country house set on a 5.000m2 plot of land with fruit trees and stunning views of the mountains and sea. The exterior has a covered BBQ area, pool and garage.





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feeds, regular refilling of her hot water bottle, and constant checking on her kept us busy, but come morning she was curled up warm and full and things were looking better. By the second night she was yelling for her bottle whenever I opened her cage door, and she started to trust us, snuggling into my elbow after feeding and snoozing contentedly. Since then, she has slept through the night and has her breakfast around 8 am. What a sweetheart, much easier than my own two babies were! The only downside was having her during the wettest two weeks I can remember here. Our house looked like a bazaar, towels and assorted bedding strewn everywhere trying to get them dry. How can one small puppy pee so much? I'm sure it was twice as much as she was drinking! By the time you read this, little Sausage (only a nickname, her forever parents will have the pleasure of naming her properly) will have moved to another foster home, or hopefully, a permanent loving home. She will. We're not keeping this one. Honestly, we're not! It will be hard to part with her, she is a darling and we are smitten, but we're happy, and just a little proud that we have helped The Story of “Sausage” by Megan Furniss her on her way to a happy life. his month, one of our give them back, far from it. We fall And, as Nina at Action for Animals said, we'll now have room for amazing Action for in love and keep them. Currently Animals volunteers, we have three. So when I saw that another one! Megan Furniss, has written a ten-day-old puppy had been about her recent fostering of a found freezing and very hungry at Action for Animals Charity Shop, little pup called “Sausage”. the side of the road, and urgently Avenida de la Constitución 59, We're often looking for people to needed fostering, I had to think foster, so if you'd like to help an long and hard about taking her on. Cómpeta. animal in need, please call into Which is why, 15 minutes later, Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 our shop for an informal chat. Pete and I were at Naturvets in All fostering costs will be Competa collecting little Sausage. Tuesday to Saturday covered by us! Telephone 660586040 We were warned that she might Our track record for fostering dogs not survive as she was so cold and Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain) is not good. We have a 100% far too young to be away from her failure rate. By that I don't mean mama. We didn't get much sleep we kill them off or get bored and that first night. Small but frequent



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If the Community of Owners does not comply with the obligations established in the Article.10 of the Horizontal Property Law (LPH) and damages do occur, we cite two cases to demonstrate the difference in claims depending on the affected party. 1. – If the affected party is an owner in the community and falls due to inadequate maintenance by the Community of Owners i.e. a broken tile or poorly preserved community entrance floor, or if damage is caused to their property due to a leaking community drainpipe, a leak from a community terrace, or a leak from a community façade, they should file a claim for damages against the Community based on Article. 10- LPH. 2. - If the affected party is a third party, i.e. not an owner inside the community, the method of Damage Claims Against a Community of Owners reclamation from the community is governed by different criteria and ommunities of Owners are perfect condition. Article.10 of the the period for a claim is limited to civilly liable for damages ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF Horizontal Property Law (LPH) caused to third parties or establishes that the Community of THE DAMAGE OR INJURY even members of their own Owners is obliged to carry out the Therefore, if you have problems community. with a Community of Owners, it is necessary works to sustain the important to have an expert lawyer proper maintenance and When these damages are derived conservation of the property and its to advise you and manage your from the malfunction of community services, so that it meets the claim, to protect your rights and to owned items or where there has be able to obtain full compensation necessary structural, habitability, been negligence in the care of for the damages caused. Do not accessibility, safety and security community property. In general, forget to contact Marbella Solicitors conditions. community property could be any of Group, with offices throughout the the following; antennas and Costa del Sol and with more than If damage to a person or to a communication systems, elevators, dwelling occurs as a result of 15 years of experience legal advice roof terraces, roofing, heating to clients. neglect to maintain the common installations, enclosures of common installations, areas, or property in areas, buildings or urbanizations, perfect condition, the Community of For further information, advice or foundations, pipes and ducts, assistance on this process, please owners can be held civilly corridors, locks, external coverings, responsible, but the Community do not hesitate to contact us by Tel structures, (Article.396 CC, lists in 952 901 225 or e-mail at President or administrator could particular pillars, beams, slabs, and also be directly or indirectly to weight bearing walls). responsible. They are required by make an appointment. We will be pleased to study your particular law to take the appropriate The regulations which govern measures to ensure that no harm case and explain in detail how this Communities of Owners can be process works. can occur to a third party by found in the Horizontal Property ensuring any urgent repair works, Law. or maintenance is carried out José Manuel Garzón – Senior immediately when there is evidence Partner Axarquía Solicitors Communities of Owners must that the lack of maintenance could always maintain the guarantees cause harm to a third party or and ensure that all common dwelling. constructions and areas are in



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Distance: 50km Metres Climbed: 650m Difficulty Rating: Time: 2 - 4 hours Description: Visit a selection of these white villages Competa, Canillas, Archez, Algarrobo, Arenas, Corumbela & Torrox. Price (based on min 2 people): 60 euro p/person Incl. Carbon Bike Hire.


Cycle to Malaga Distance: 100K Metres Climbed: 650m Difficulty Rating: Time: Full Day Description: Cycle the Coastal road to Malaga going through the villages of Torre Del Mar, Benajarafe, La Cala de Moral, Rincon De la Victoria and Malaga. Price (based on min 2 people): 80 euro p/person Incl. Carbon Bike Hire, Coffee & Cake.


Puerto del Sol Distance: 120km. Metres Climbed: 1085m Difficulty Rating: Time: Full day Description: Climb the curves up to Puerto del Sol for fabulous views across the Vińuela valley. Price (based on min 2 people): 80 euro p/person incl. Carbon Bike Hire, a Beer & Tapas.


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Ruta de la Cabra (The Goat Trail) Distance: 180km Metres Climbed: 2780m Difficulty Rating: Time: Full day Description: The most challenging route of all whilst seeing the picturesque landscape across Andalucia. Price (based on min 2 people): 110 euro p/person Incl. Carbon Bike Hire & Breakfast.


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Distance: 100k Metres Climbed: 650m Difficulty Rating: Time: Full Day Description: Cycle the stunning coastal road then climb Inland to the village of Frigiliana. Next cruise downhill to the coastal resort of Nerja. Price (based on min 2 people): 80 euro p/person incl Carbon Bike Hire, Coffee & Cake.


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suit any rider. Los Caballos del Mosquin pride themselves on the fantastic Spanish horses and breathtaking scenery. Situated between the villages of Cรณmpeta and Canillas de Albaida you have on one side the southern slopes of the spectacular mountains of the Sierra Almijara and views all the way to the mediterranian coast on the other side. Los Caballos del Mosquin was founded in 1999 by Eva Maria

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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: -Salmon with vegetables, soy sauce and fermented beer -Pork Andalucia New Che -Rack of Lamb - The Best Dish in Town! MAR K HU f LME

New Brunch Menu Served 12-4pm

New Menu & Rooftop Restaurant with lovely views

Serving food from 1.00pm - 4.00pm 7.00pm - 11.00pm

Bar Open from 11.00am

Booking Recommended Closed on Tuesdays

Olive wood for sale All sizes available, dry and clean. Delivery is included in the price and to all over the Axaquia area Contact us for more details. Tel: 671122787 Also available on whatsapp

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EspaBelgajazz, a fantastic lounge jazz band, will kick off the festival. The band Jukebox Bandits with their electric mix of pop, rock, blues and folk can be heard as well. Singer-songwriter Keith James will perform his music at the Galerie Luz de la Vida the 1st of April. Local musicians will offer a jam session and Trinity, a trio of C贸mpeta will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Festival of Art! experienced musicians under the direction of the great Italian singer There will be 5 workshops to 贸mpeta Art Walk, one of Dana Andrews Vignati will also improve your own artistic skills, a the most interesting art perform. Brendon Tylor brings his drawing contest for children and events this Spring in the own songs as songwriter and the opportunity to see artists at Costa del Sol.....If you love art, singer. The Spanish band 'Aire work. you will not want to miss this Flamenco' is booked for the 4th of very special event! The Artists and Craftsmen/women April. Please note that for some music gigs you need to book your On the 31st of March, 1st, 3rd and will be present and happy to talk place. about their work, inspiration, vision 4th of April the doors of the studios and techniques. On show: open in C贸mpeta, and there is For more information about music in the streets. The Art Walk paintings, drawings, textile art, workshops, artists and the music photographic art, ceramics, has become an important cultural programme go to: bronze, wood and steel sculptures. event for of the Axaquira region. and



35 international artists from 10 different nationalities will exhibit their works at 19 different venues!

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To mark the 10th anniversary of C贸mpeta Art Walks every day you can also enjoy live music! Or pick up a leaflet in the village.

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Images make the difference...

Do you want to sell your house? Then beautiful pictures of your house, garden and surroundings can lead to a better price. For photos of your home or yourself (no weddings or births) you can contact me via the following details: Wilt u uw huis verkopen? Dan kunnen mooie foto’s van uw huis, tuin en omgeving u een betere prijs opleveren. Voor foto’s van uw huis of van uzelf (geen trouw- of geboortereportages) kunt u contact opnemen via onderstaande gegevens: *¿Quiere vender su casa? Entonces bellas imágenes de su casa, jardín y alrededores pueden darle un mejor precio. Para fotos de su hogar o de usted mismo (no bodas y nacimientos) Puede contactarme a través de los siguientes datos: *mi Español no es bueno todavía pero ....intento.

Ron van der Spek 00 (34) 951 24 06 01 - Torrox - To advertise call 637 028 873

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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.

Wills Inheritance Property Purchases LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Taxes for non-residents

Spring has arrived!

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his month of May at Los 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

and early mornings give us another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

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 each horse. A thorough examination of the hooves. A checking out the saddle of our horses. An analisis of our riding according to the "Alexander technic". You can read more on Heidis web site:

At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 18 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 27 To advertise call The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 2458 To advertise call 637 637 028 028 873 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine To62 advertise call 637 028 873 To advertiseThe callGrapevine 637 028 87341

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Mrs Carmen Silvia Gallardo Muñoz-Cruzado & Team

Legal Specialists Specialists in Property Law .

Property Sales and Purchase .

Vehicle Transfers/ Driving Licence Renewal .

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Wills and Inheritance



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NIE & Residency Application Offices in Torre del Mar & Torrox: Urb. Costa del Oro Modulo A Local 8 Torrox-Costa (Malaga) 29793 Tel/Fax: (0034) 952 96 70 04

Calle Rioja 69 Edif. Salares Portal 2 Local 2 Torre del Mar (Malaga) 29740 Tel/Fax: (0034) 951 83 21 30

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Jake Samuels

Michael Conway

Jon Boydon

Kieran Ratcliffe

VALLI SEASONS This exciting musical comes to Salon del Mar, Torre del Mar on 3rd May.


fter 3,787 performances, the London production of JERSEY BOYS came to a triumphant close on March 25th 2017.

From the cast of this West End show was formed the vocal band "Valli Seasons", taking this exciting musical on the road and coming to Salon del Mar, Torre del Mar on 3rd May Big M Promotions are thrilled to have been able to contract "Valli Seasons" for a few very special shows in Spain in May 2018

Other theatre credits include: the West End hit show WE WILL ROCK YOU as alternate 'Galileo' and 'Kashoggi'. Michael Conway Originally from Port Talbot, South Wales. Theatre credits include; 3 years in JERSEY BOYS WEST END, Abe/CC La Drue in FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL (UK Tour), Fyedka in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, New London Cast (Savoy Theatre)

Kieran Ratcliffe Kieran was an Original London cast member of JERSEY BOYS Valli Seasons are; (Prince Edward Theatre) where he Jon Boydon mostly played the role of Bob Jon has completed an impressive Gaudio and also covered the role six year run in global smash hit of Frankie Valli; representing JERSEY BOYS playing the role of JERSEY BOYS as Bob Gaudio for 'Tommy Devito' for over 2000 the10th Anniversary of The Red theatre performances. Cross Ball (Zurich) for Bill Clinton;

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Eddie in MAMMA MIA! (Prince of Wales Theatre) Jake Samuels Jake has appeared in JERSEY BOYS in the Prince Edward Theatre, DIRTY DANCING (Aldwych Theatre), WICKED (Apollo Victoria), STARLIGHT EXPRESS (UK Tour). TV appearances include “Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway”. This sensational production features Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons worldwide hits, including: BEGGIN', CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT), WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY (BABY GOODBYE), SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY and many more. See the Valli Seasons advert on the opposite page.

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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, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up.

New at Tin Tin By Elllie Fullylove Manicures & Pedicures Gell Polish Manicures & Pedicures Acrylic Nail Extensions See Map Spot 26

Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta)

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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

Sat 10.00 - 14.00



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See Map Spot 27 Avd. Saylonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 516 107 Avd. Constitución, Costezuela Local 1, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 553 589 Plaza de la Constitución 4Bajo Torrox-Pueblo (Málaga) / Tel: 952 538 337 /





Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 2 bath Sqm²: 105m² Ref: TAP177 Pool: Communal

Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 2 bath Sqm²: 158m² Ref: CP207 Pool: Yes




Nº of Beds & Baths: 5 bed 2 bath Sqm²: 180m² Ref: TCP074 Pool: Yes


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Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 95m² Ref: CP210 Pool: No

89,000€ Alcaucín

Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 60m² Ref: TTH315 Pool: No



Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 3 bath Sqm²: 117m² Ref:TH734 Pool: Yes

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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

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Brunch Menu everyday incl Full breakfast Eggs Benedict American Style Pancakes Eggs Royale Bucks Fiz, Bloody Marys etc. Indian Curry Night Every Thursday. Call to reserve a table. Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cรณmpeta We can be found next to the Car Park

Reservations Recommended

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Join Our Award Winning Team As A

LIVE-IN CARER Working in the UK Do you have experience in care professionally or with a family member or friend? We Offer: Above market average salary Industry leading employment packages Paid Holidays Unrivalled 24/7 carer support On-going excellent training & development programme Subsidised flights costs and UK travel paid Induction training in Spain or the UK Flexible shift patterns to support a good work/life balance such as 2 weeks on 2 weeks off .








Make a Difference to Someone’s Life and Yours

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village. Offering a large selection of Spanish wines and serving the best steaks in area See Map Spot 5

Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Tues -Sun 9am until close

Rental Accommodation Tel: 655 43 26 59 / 60 Behind Plaza Almijara Competa, Malaga VetiverSpain - Sayalonga - Spain Contact David: +34 692 288 657 -

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609436537 or email Carretera. Almeria 194D, Benajarafe, 29790 Our NEW OFFICES are now open in Benajarafe.




Newly refurbished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom property





Charming, 169m2, 2/3 bedroom, 1 bathroom country property situated in the La Alqueria area of Comares







102M2 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with amazing views down to the sea, just outside of Riogordo


Bar and restaurant plus two apartments





132m2, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom country house situated within walking distance to 3 villages close to the RioFrio area



Benajarafe NEW LISTING!

Immaculate semi detached villa with private pool and sea views, walking distance to the beach and To advertise call 637 028 873

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

Private on-site Parking email:

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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Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana 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

Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu!

Best views to the coast Mejores vistas a la costa

Ternera asada 7€ Roast Beef 7€ Roastbeef 7€

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

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El Fogón Del Pibe Canillas de Albaida Carril Santa Ana No.14 - Tel: 622325910 / 689915043

Estamos abiertos a partir de las 10 de martes a domingo. Cerrado el lunes Ven a probar nuestra comida, sientete como en casa !! Te esperamos

Open everyday Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am - Closed Mondays Home from home!


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




Creative - Fusion - Fresh Market Kitchen

Springtime NEW VARIOUS CREATIVE DISHES, ALSO 1/2 PORTIONS AND OUR DELICIOUS TAPAS MEET THE WORLD. Your Dining Experience to Remember My kitchen is open from 7pm For Reservation please call Tel 681 04 09 76 Avda.Canillas 21, Cómpeta e-mail: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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TOTAL SATELLITE INSTALLATIONS WANT SATELLITE T.V CHANNELS? Have you lost BBC1,2,3,4 ITV, CH4, BBC New & BBC Radio? THEN HAVE IT BACK THROUGH SATELLITE To move your own dish and supply a new digibox - ONE OFF PRICE €280

UK IPTV is the answer! No dish required All UK channels including Sport & Films Catch Up TV On Demand Movies

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Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

SPECIAL OFFER Torrox Costa EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE Booked Recommended


10.95€ Dinning Room

Children under 10 - 6.50€ King Prawns not included

Party Room


12PM - 4PM




OPEN EVERY DAY 12.00-16.00 / 18.00-24.00 TEL: 952 534 972 / 612 482 062 CTRA NACIONAL -340 (NEXT TO POST OFFICE) TORROX COSTA

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

3 Bed, 3 Bathroom Townhouse with Terraces - Competa - €169,000 - T690

5 Bedroom Villa With Spectacular Panoramic Views - Salares - €299,000 - V552

Exclusive to Brogan Properties, this is a traditional townhouse in a quiet street yet a few minutes walk from the main plaza. Many original features including ornate tiles. Breakfast and roof terrace.

Large impressive property with fantastic panoramic views to the the mountains and the sea. Good sized swimming pool and sun terrace. Separate ground floor self-contained apartment with letting potential. Large garage.

We are receiving enquiries for villas in the €250,000-€300,000 price bracket. Please contact us if you are selling such a property.

Superbly Presented 3 Bedroom Villa With Pool - Competa - €279,000 - V533

4 Bedroom Renovated Townhouse Torrox Pueblo - €210,000 - T711

Well presented villa within reasonable walking distance of Competa. 3 bed one en suite, swimming pool and immaculate landscaped and terraced gardens. Must be seen.

Partly renovated townhouse close to all amenities in Torrox Pueblo. 4 beds, 2 baths parking and the option to add 2nd storey and roof terrace with views. (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226

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Competa Car Hire

Health & Beauty

Your rental car company on the Costa del Sol Rebeccah Curtis ITEC BEAUTY THERAPY inc... Facial Treatments Waxing Laser Hair Removal Pedicures / Manicures Microdermabrasion

For car rental in Competa and the surrounding areas Call for more details: Tel: +34 643 053 068


APRIL OFFER... Deep cleanse anti ageing facial. ONLY 30€ !!! Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284

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SWIM FOR LIFE, AN EVEREST OF A CHALLENGE SATURDAY 12TH MAY It’s not the distance we conquer, but ourselves


community fundraising event to raise money for enabling them to continue adding life to days.


Therefore it will be great, if you can come along and join us to help This unique challenge requires two “cheer them on” possibly sponsor teams, an Elite and a Challenge them or just watch the challenging team each to swim 354 lengths of event from 10.00am on Saturday, the 25m pool. The Challenge 12th May. There will be some Climbing the 8848m to the summit team dffers slightly and is open to sidestalls, so if you’d like to donate all swimmers of all abilities and of Everest has been achieved by anything for a Tombola table, age who may just want to come many brave souls so we, the please contact Sue Van de Water, along and swim say 10 lengths. Cudeca Volunteers, could not call whatsapp 635 77 43 33 or That means we need all you resist the idea of taking on the email alternative challenge of swimming swimmers out there and we challenge you to join Bobby 98 and the distance when it was Ing 90 who have put themselves suggested to us by Martin If you can bake a cake or some forward, fantastic sportsmanship!! childrens cookies, please contact Robinson of Canillas de Albaida. We can potentially set our own Mave Moore on 952516632 or The Elite team will swim the same email World Record for the fastest time in the Guinness Book of Records!! distance but in sets of 20 aiming for the fastest time possible. Two Any questions, please contact team members will swim at the Martin, a keen swimmer, Cindy Jones 665156467 or email same time so should make for undertook an epic swim 2 years competitive viewing. An epic ago whilst undergoing chemotheraphy. He is determined combined swim length of 17,696m Thank you in advance for your or 8 ½ times the height of our local support for these fantastic sports to swim again despite the fact he is still receiving intensive treatment mountain, La Maroma, Sierra de persons helping our worthwhile Tejada is the target and what an but this time surrounded by an cancer charity. amazing achievement that will be!! intrepid team of kind hearted pleasure and competitive Cindy Jones & Debi Bond

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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club Competa Hikes Walking Club For information about these walks or to reserve your place please contact: Next Day Walk Tues 17th April 2018

7 Day Walking Tours Wild Orchid Walks Mushroom Walks Medicinal Herb Walks Bird Watching Spanish Language Spanish Cooking - Tel: (+34) 619 175 649

safe and always a pleasure. If you’re looking for a challenge, there are plenty of tours offered by cyclemalaga to test your mettle! Why not cycle inland to the white washed villages of Competa, Canillas, Canillas Aceituno and Lake Vinuela as you can be sure you’ll return home with a feeling of accomplishment. If you prefer a more leisurely ride, on flat coastal roads, cyclemalaga offer tours to and through Torre del Mar, Nerja, Frigiliana and Malaga. All the tour prices include a carbon road bike. If you prefer to be left to your own devices, simply hire one of these quality road bikes from us and away you go! The road bikes cyclemalaga has to offer are New Giant Propel Advanced 1. They are an all-round exquisite piece of road bike Bike Hire, Bike Tours & Holidays engineering. They are powered by a versatile Shimano Ultegra fter years of cycling in enjoying the benefits of cycling Drivetrain with 22 gears which are Spain both for pleasure than ever before. itching to be put through their and competing in paces on long road rides. Purpose numerous Sprint, Olympic & Half Many of these cyclists also built aero road technologies such Distance Triathlons , Steve continue to enjoy their sport abroad as a pair of Giant Speed Control Twiselton set up cyclemalaga. choosing to see there chosen brakes and a Vector seat post holiday destination by bike. More ensure that no matter where it is Cycling has grown hugely in and more cyclists are choosing to you are going, you will get there in popularity with more than two leave their bikes at home and rent no time. You can hire these Giant million people across the UK now a bike while away. Now this is Carbon Road Bikes from just 25 cycling at least once a week, an definitely a good option, given that euro a day or if you prefer you can all-time high according to British the quality of the bikes on offer has hire an aluminium bike from just 15 Cycling, the sport's governing improved and rental prices are very euro a day. body. affordable as cyclemalaga can prove. Not only does it save you This month they have invested in The reason for this can be pin the hassle of bringing your own 29er mountain bikes which are pointed back to a number of bike, but it also gives you an available to hire from 17 Euros a reasons. opportunity to test a new bike or day. In the future cyclemalaga For example, the effect of the 2007 groupset. It doesn’t make sense intend to offer other types of bike Tour de France starting in London, economically too, when you so whatever your Perfect Cycling the eight gold medals won by the consider the cost of transportation Experience, you can always enjoy GB cycling team at the 2008 on the plane, to and from your it with cyclemalaga! Beijing Olympics, the 2012 accommodation, plus insurance of Olympics in London, and of course course. Ryanair currently charge Bikes can be delivered and Bradley Wiggins and then Chris €60.00 each way to transport bikes. collected from your holiday Froome, winning the Tour de accommodation. For more info France. Not to forget the Andalucía is a fantastic place to get visit: government's Cycle to Work out on two wheels. With it’s the scheme (introduced back in 1999 excellent year round weather, See adverts on page 2,18 &19 and which allows people to buy a stunning scenery and unique bike tax-free). And the underlying culture there’s plenty to experience. increased focus on health and fitness, and concerns about It benefits from excellent roads and Cyclemalaga congestion. All these reasons very low traffic density, so cycling is means there are more people


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Open every day from 10am (We do not close for siesta!) Artisan italian ice creams made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato. Italian coffee: Espresso, Cappucino, Affogato. Gourmet Tea. Natural fruit juices. Mini pastries & Cakes made to order. Selection of Italian wines & pasta We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa -

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TORROX COSTA Stunning coastal property located in a select residential development, of approx. 75 m2 comprising modern fully fitted kitchen, light and airy open plan living dining room, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Well presented and equipped with air conditioning, under floor heating, SAT TV, internet, mains water & electricity. Sat in mature tropical gardens and has a good size communal swimming pool and 35 m2 terrace with ample space for the addition of gazebo or Jacuzzi. A perfect coastal retreat in a tranquil but beautiful location, with parking close by.

REF:MS85 54 The Grapevine

EPC rating E Tel: (0034) 952 535 043

189,000â‚Ź Mb: (0034) 670 To advertise call660 637 743 028 873

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Price: 275,000€ Ref: IRE1849 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 230m² Pool: Yes Immotions Real Estate

Price: 695,000€ Ref: T17 Location: Viñuela Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Size: 482m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 545,000€ Ref: 427 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 250m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 249,950€ Ref: RC583 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 130m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 895,000€ Ref: AD014 Location: Almayate Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 472m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

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Price: 129,000€ Ref: T869 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 6 Baths: 3 Size: 210m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Bargain Price: 199,950€ Ref: C3500 Location: Archez Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 105m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 99,950€ Ref: t1173 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 96m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 65,000€ Ref: TTH282 Location: Torrox Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 40m² Pool: No Competa Properties

Price: 129,000€ Ref: A107 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath:1 Size: 75m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 39,000€ Ref: AS2301 Location: Iznate Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 44m² Pool: No Axarquia Properties

Price: 65,000€ Ref: 349 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 70m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 65,000€ Ref: 495 Location: Torrox Beds: 1 Bath: 1 Size: 50m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 115,000€ Ref: v1110 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 77m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 199,995€ Ref: T922 Location: Puente don Manuel Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 130m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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Rustic Price: 124,000€ Ref: v1047 Location: Comares Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 169m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 249,000€ Ref: IRE1848 Location: Velez-Malaga Beds: 5 Bath: 2 Size: 160m² Pool: Yes Immotions Real Estate

Price: 49,000€ Ref: 351 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 80m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 149,000€ Ref: t1214 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 203m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 295,000€ Ref: C3544 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 121m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 495,000€ Ref: CP023 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Bath: 3 Size: 176m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

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

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

Price: 199,950€ Ref: AS2378 Location: Periana Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 192m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

Prestige Propert y Price: 399,000€ Ref: CP109 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 200m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 500,000€ Ref: 289 Location: Torrox Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Size: 347m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 459,000€ Ref: IRE1850 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 202m² Pool: Yes Immotions Real Estate

Price: 449,950€ Ref: v1224 Location: Canillas de Acietuno Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 235m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 799,000€ Ref: MS63 Location: Rincón de la Victoria Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 365m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 465,000€ Ref: v810 Location: Saylonga Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 224m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 1,500,000€ Ref: v1165 Location: Lagos Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Size: 325m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 551,000€ Ref: MS62 Location: Torre del Mar Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Size: 263m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 435,000€ Ref: V547 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 170m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

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 Spectacular gated country property only five minutes away from the white washed village of Cómpeta. Set on a 2500m2 plot of land this 120m2 property consists of three double bedrooms, one with en-suite and all with air-con, family bathroom, open plan living area and kitchen with breakfast bar. Low maintenance garden with breath-taking views of the Maroma. Ample parking area to the front.

230.000€ To advertise call 637 028 873

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SUNSET PROPERTIES An Interview with Denise from Sunset Properties Estate Agents


his month I met with Denise Hill from Sunset Properties estate agents. Despite it being a cold wet and raining Denise came to chat full of enthusiasm and excitement over the expansion plans for the business.

questions. The new Sunset Properties office is on the main road through Torre Del Mar just along from the police station, Avenida Andalucia 65c. She shares this office space with a long term colleague Antonio Ortega who runs Asesoria Axarquia. Although they share office space, they run totally Sunset Properties started in 2004 as separate and independent an Internet based estate agency businesses whilst having the up primarily for Competa and the most respect and trust for each surrounding inland villages. Having other. Having Antonio on hand is previously worked for another agent great for when clients have legal in the area, Denise was well questions about the sale of their equipped and experienced to go it properties. He is quick and efficient. alone. In 2004 an Internet based estate agency was a new idea and Denise is excited about this Denise was one of the first to expansion and also hopes that it will achieve a successful business encourage more people to list their without the need for a shop front. properties for sale with her. Sunset Over the last 14 years Sunset Properties also works well and has Properties has widened its sphere good relationships with many other and now serves the whole of the estate agents all over the Axarquia Axarquia area taking on and selling in order to have a full catalogue of properties both inland and on the as many properties as possible for coast. As a result Denise now feels her buyers. However, she explained the need for an office location in there is always the need for more order to give the best service to her properties, both coastal and inland. clients. Over the years paperwork has become more of an issue when The Sunset properties website is a selling houses and customers don't detailed and comprehensive website always understand what they need, full of both properties listed for sale what they already have or what has and valuable information explaining changed since they bought. An the buying and selling process. The office location in Torre Del Mar website, now backed up by a central provides a central point for her office, is a winning formula. As we customers to pop in with paperwork talked I realised how important it and have a chat face to face to ask was that Denise gave as much

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information to both her buyers and sellers. When she arrives to take on a property she comes with a pack of information to explain in detail how the selling process works and what paperwork is needed. She prides herself on being up to date on the latest updates and legal changes and understands all documentation involved in the buying and selling process in order to keep her clients up to date and informed too. When taking on a property Denise also takes internal room measurements and provides floor plans where possible which are added to the property descriptions. She also offers an Aerial Photography service which she believes is a great investment. From experience the properties listed that have used this service get more viewings than those that don't. So as we concluded our chat I asked “So, if I wanted to sell my property what do I need to do and what paperwork do I need?� Denise answered this question eloquently with detail and was professional and knowledgeable. I was very impressed and totally understood the process. If you want to know the answers to this question do not hesitate in calling her! See adverts on pages 4,5 and opposite.

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Sayalonga Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath south facing villa with sea, mountain, countryside and village views. The property is surrounded by mature gardens, olive and pine trees. The many terraces offer the perfect opportunity from where you can indulge in the al fresco lifestyle while taking in the exquisite views. There is a garage and plenty of car parking, plus a concrete access. EPC: E Price 395,000â‚Ź Ref v1223 Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 OFFICE:(0034) 951 067 711 UK 0844 7744860

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What we can guarantee is that we will screen the buyers before visiting your property, so we don't waste your time. After every visit we will provide you with feedback from the prospective buyers. We advertise in various magazines, social media, our own website, portal sites & also in Belgium itself. We offer you a very personal service and will keep you posted on any update. Why choose Immotions Real Estate if you are looking to buy? We have been through the whole process ourselves when we bought our properties and since then we have worked in the field and have helped many other people with their search. We will use our acquired knowledge to help our clients achieve their dream in a smooth and carefree manner.

IMMOTIONS REAL ESTATE A Dynamic Family Business


mmotions Real Estate is a dynamic family business. We are Charlotte and Patrick Van Mele. We have always had a passion for real estate and travel. From this passion the desire grew to say goodbye to Belgium and move to a foreign country. Our attention was immediately drawn to the Axarquia area, Andalucia, east of Malaga as this area offers all the things important to us: beautiful nature, fantastic climate and soft winters along with the proximity of cultural cities, charming white villages and lovely people.

destination in Alcaucin. From our many years of living & working experience in the area we can advise and accompany your search and sales process in a perfect manner. Why would you contact us if you are selling your property? In our company we not only value the service we offer to buyers, we also want to build a good relationship with the vendors. Many Belgians are now looking to invest on the Costa del Sol and they are our main buyers.

We offer the complete package by not only being your real estate agent but also as your go-to person who will make sure the right people cross your path: a lawyer, gestor, builder, maintenance staff for your house, etc. With us you will have access to the complete and most recent real estate offers through our own listings and a reliable network of partners. You will be spoken to in your own language: we speak Dutch, English, French and Spanish. Don't hesitate to contact us! We can be your go-to person before, during and after your search! See advert opposite

Sellers We will bring you serious clients with good budgets.

In 2009 we found our dream

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SCHMID S.L. TEL. 652656066 OFFICE 691534444



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JMS Services Maintenance and Services Servicios y Mantenimientos

We offer a full maintenance service for all of your home and everyday needs. We can help you with: Small building jobs Electrical & Plumbing Metal works/Welding Garden & Pool Maintenance Handy Man Services Painting & Decorating Septic Tank Issues Car ITV assistance and much more, call me for a quote We cover the areas:Native English Competa, Canillas de Albaida, & Fluent Spanish Archez, Salares, Sedella, Canillas de Aceituno, Corumbela, Arenas, Sayalonga, Torrox, Algarrobo and all the countryside in between”.

Jamie Hill (+34) 605 106 977 @jamiehilljms

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 66 The Grapevine

To advertise call 637 028 873 DORN Method A form of manual therapy to treat symptoms related with the spine and/or the joints in a holistic, effective, safe and non-manipulative way.

Relaxation Relaxing and Sports Massage, Gua Sha Scraping, Autogenic Training, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Sound Massage

Personal Coaching Solution-Focused Brief Coaching. An initial 15 minutes meeting will be non-binding and free of cost for you.

Member of

Appointments in Sayalonga or at Centro Dharma, Trapiche. Home visits also possible. - Please get in touch with me.

Sandra Huellebrand Sayalonga W: M: +34 – 635 693 282 E:

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Feel Good AxarquĂ­a Dorn - Relax - Coaching

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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

See Map Spot 24

See Map Spot 33

Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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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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

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Pavo Real

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

Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken & Beef & with all the trimmings Lamb available if pre-ordered by Thursday afternoon 1 course 9 euro, 2 courses 10.50 euro or 3 courses 12 euro

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

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1. A very attractive woman (6) 4. Scold (8) 10. Seize on its way (9) 11. A religion based on sorcery (5) 12. Repeat (5) 13. Garter (9) 14. Having small rounded lumps (7) 16. Tidy (4) 19. Nile bird (4) 21. Hearable (7) 24. Surpass (9) 25. Church offering (5) 26. The language of Persia (5) 27. It helps to see the stars (9) 28. Genesis (8) 29. Close (6))

1. Edifice (8) 2. Ability (8) 3. Body (5) 5. Craftsperson (7) 6. Previously mentioned (9) 7. Covetous (6) 8. Inspire (6) 9. A hot spring (6) 15. Debauched (9) 17. Slaughterhouse (8) 18. Graveyard (8) 20. Involuntary jerky muscular contractions (7) 21. For some time (6) 22. Casket (6) 23. Wreckage (6) 25. Thigh armor (5)

Solution on page 82

1. What animal did Bart Simpson take to Australia? 2. Based on total tonnes per year, which three countries produce the most milk? One point for each correct answer. 3. For which two films did David Lean win the Oscar for Best Director? One point for each correct answer. 4. The names of three of the four busiest international airports in the world start with the letter 'H'. Can you name them? One point for each correct answer. (Please note, the answer must be the name of the airport, not the name of the city in which it is located) 5. The first UN peace keeping mission in 1948 was sent to keep the peace between which two countries?

8. If you're on a boat called "Maid of the Mist" you're looking at which of natural spectacle?

6. A founding member of The United Nations, which island country lost its UN membership in 1971?

9. The flags of which three countries consist of a solid background with a single circle on it? One point for each correct answer.

7. Which North American Indian word for a string of white beads, starting with the letter 'W', was used in many a Hollywood western?

10. Which two Germans have been voted Footballer of the year in England?

See page 82 for answers

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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 Constituciรณn Local 3, Competa

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Bistro 6 Gilly and Gary welcome you to Bistro 6 just down from Plaza Vendimia, Competa.

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available

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Kitchen Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 7.00 to 10.30pm

For reservations call 951 832 817 Bar Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 6.30pm until late


Closed Sundays Closed in the daytime on Monday Opening at 6.30pm Monday evening Booking Highly Recommended

We are now on Tripadvisor

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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 Sudoko Answers

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Naturvets Competa

Avda de la. Constituciรณn 15, 29754 Cรณmpeta Please call for an appointment Tel: 952 55 38 50

Mon & Thur: 9:30 - 14:00 & 16:00- 18:00 Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 - 14:00 Sat: 10:00 - 13:00 To advertise call 637 028 873

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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.

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).



Hablamos Espanol

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 Alternatively email us at: or visit our website at

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• April 2018 Horoscopes • ARIES

20th March - 19th April


nergies are going to be stirring up everyone's emotions. You may wish to avoid getting involved in any arguments or conflicts. If you ask for someone else's advice, you're likely to get an earful. It may be best to keep to yourself as much as possible



his months is a wonderful timw for surrounding yourself with those you love the most, Gemini. Host a get-together with family and friends, full of stimulating conversation and delicious food and drink.



ou really know your stuff. You have committed yourself to deepening your knowledge and capabilities and it really shows. Friends and family members will be coming to you for advice, and rightfully so.




his is a great time to take advantage of a little solitude to pursue some cherished goals, Leo. Your concentration and imagination are operating at a very high level, and you may not stop working until you're completely finished.



on't be surprised if you don't spend too much time at home this month. All signs indicate that you're more likely to be out and about, shopping, visiting, and maybe attending a special dinner or concert.


22th November - 21st December



ry to take a long walk or bike ride in order to calm down.Try to avoid being drawn into other people's conflicts. Excuse yourself and trust that they can work things out on their own.

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s a person who enjoys being gregarious and outgoing, days like this provide a wonderful outlet for your energy. You might spend a lot of time with your family Cancer, but you'll also probably touch base with many others.


23rd August - 22th September


e careful of gossiping too much with your friends and colleagues, Virgo. It's fun to laugh and exchange stories, but remind yourself of the fact that the truth in a story is diminished and changed each time it's repeated.


23rd October - 21st November


ou might wish to channel your thoughts into an artistic endeavor like writing or painting. Be sure to grab any opportunity to weave a fascinating tale for a child. Be careful about letting your imagination run away with you.


22th December - 19th January


eople will be much more honest than usual and you could learn some valuable information as a result. Don't be afraid to listen With your discerning judgment, you'll be able to make sense of what is good information and what isn't.

he planetary energies are forecasting conflict, and lots of it. Do your best to personally steer clear of any of it, and try to avoid being drawn into any arguments. You may wish to keep to yourself either stay in or head out to the movies alone.





ou enjoy nurturing other people and making sure they have a wonderful time, but you need to have a great time as well, so don't work too hard. Someone may give you a gift, a token of love and appreciation.

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Harrows Assassin - 20,00 Euros


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Wallets - Flights - Stems - Accessories All Stock in Competa, Malaga Thousands of flights and stems in stock Free delivery in The Grapevine Magazine distribution area for all orders greater than 40,00 Euros .Tel: 618360 290 - Email: To advertise call 637 028 873

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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 100ĂĄmpanocompeta

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

Beth's Soft Furnishings 11b Calle del Carmen, Competa

Tel: 952 55 34 64 Made to measure seating for benches and pool side areas. Cushions & pads for see map indoors or outside spot 62 Curtains Any alterations or repairs

Floristeria MaritoĂąi Plantas Naturales y Artificiales Todo tipo de ceramica para su jardin Especialidad en bodas y grandes eventos Natural & Artificial Plants and Flowers Selection of Ceramic ornaments for the garden Specialists in weddings and large events

C/ Camino de Archez, 4, 29754 Competa See Map Tlf: 952516354 - Mov: 699143815 Spot 46


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A guy just knocked on my door and asked who my energy supplier was. Apparently Red Bull wasn’t the answer he was looking for.



People laugh at my car because it's ugly and green. But at least I avocado.

My wife's so fat, when she fell down the stairs I thought EastEnders was ending.

Bought my mum a fridge for Mother's Day. You should've seen her face light up when she opened it!

Husband takes his wife to a disco, theres a man on the dance floor, moonwalking, break dancing, head spins, the works. Wife turns to her husband & sighs "You see that man? 25 years ago he asked me to marry him & I said no!" Husband says "It looks like he’s still out celebrating!”

My wife is throwing me out because of my Only Fools and Horses obsession. I'd better fetch the suitcase from the van.

Sometimes I use big words which I don’t understand to make me seem more photosynthesis.

I hired an odd-job man to do 8 jobs for me. When I got back, he'd only done jobs 1, 3, 5, and 7.

I put a wooden desk and a blackboard in my living room. To make it look more classy.

My wife told me to stop impersonating a flamingo. I had to put my foot down.

Sudoku Answers from Page 74

Duck walks into a bar... "Got any bread?" "No" "Got any bread?" "No" "Got any bread?" "No...and if you ask me again i'll nail your beak to the bar" "Got any nails?" “No” "Got any bread?"

I think we're in for a bad spell of wether.

I ate at Mary Poppin's Restaurant last night... Super cauliflower cheese but the lobster was atrocious

Crossword Answers from Page 70

Pub Quiz (Pg 70) 1. Bullfrog 2. India, USA and China 3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 4. Hartsfield (Atlanta), Heathrow (London) and Haneda (Tokyo) 5. Isreal and Palastine 6. Taiwan (Formosa or Republic of China) 7. Wampum 8. Niagra Falls 9. Bangladesh, Japan and Palau 10. Bert Trautmann und Juergen Klinsmann

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about it. Really steep slopes will probably need belt and braces – more than one line of attack. Obviously look at ways of diverting surplus water, this is the most important. Then, if feasible, plant trees, either along the top or spaced intermittently through the surface area. When it rains heavily trees can suck up a huge amount of water and, equally importantly, their The only damage we had at the roots help hold soil together. Soil is one of our most precious garden centre during the recent Remember that the root spread of a resources – without it we would rains was on some newly-cleared have no food. So Mother Nature ground – of course! Our established tree will be around seven times greater than the spread of its takes care to protect soil against bank plantings stood firm. Of too much water, sun or wind. Much course not many of us want to look canopy – a huge area. If you plant trees, maintain them; prune them as when we damage our skin and it out upon a weed-covered bank; it every two or three years to lower forms a scab to protect and to help may have its pretty moments in the healing process, Mother Nature springtime but, for a lot of the year, and thin their canopy otherwise does the same with her soil by it probably just looks a mess. So we they will become top heavy and, in heavy winds and rain, can uproot, growing a 'weed' cover. The one clear the weeds and then need to thing she cannot protect herself replace them with something – and which is not what you want. against is human intervention; so quickly! – before the whole lot slipShrubs, too, can do a great job but when we plough, till, dig or weed slides away. choose ones that will not need too we are leaving the soil vulnerable. A healthy organic soil in a deciduous It isn´t always financially possible to much irrigation otherwise you could be defeating the purpose. There are forest which has, perhaps, been build retaining walls, or even untouched by human hand in desirable sometimes. Once planted many great Mediterranean-climate hundreds of years has more micro- a bank can become a great feature shrubs that, once established, will organisms in a handful than there and there are several ways of going not need irrigation. See some ideas below.


he recent very heavy rains caused havoc for many as tracks, roads, patios and banks collapsed under the deluge and were washed away. So it seems like a good time to talk erosion. And, if the memories are bad for you, all the more reason to do something about it!

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are humans on earth! We don´t even know the purpose of many of them but you can be sure they have one! So our interference does more damage than we even dream of. But, of course, where we notice it most immediately is in the form of erosion, desertification and soil infertility.

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It is also vitally important to cover the ground – if you don´t, Mother Nature will and you'll be back to a weed-covered hillside. There are a couple of ways of going about this. Use evergreen climbers, planted at an angle to trail downwards; or use smaller ground-cover plants. Either way, it is important to build up a dense carpet of greenery that will break the force of the rain. These small plants don´t usually have very tough or spreading root systems but their ability to carpet bare earth is important; choose drought lovers which usually have wider spreading roots. Some planting ideas for you: Drought Resistant Trees: In a particularly exposed spot, you may want to choose deciduous trees as evergreen ones set up more wind resistance. The toughest rooting are eucalyptus but I wouldn´t recommend those, generally, because they are very brittle-branched and can easily break in wild weather. Evergreen, try the quick-growing schinus molle or false pepper tree, the acacia family, cypress, Lebanon cedars or pines. Deciduous: tamarisk is a very useful and under-used tree, tough, quick and pretty too. Its foliage is so feathery that it will not be affected by the wind.

vicosa purpurea or purple hop bush, alyogyne or blue hibiscus, boronia crenulata or aniseed

boronia, eremophylla Nivea or emu bush, ceanothus repens or Californian lilac, convolvulus cneorum or silverbush, euryops tysonii or Tyson's daisy bush, echium candicans or pride of Madeira, lavender and rosemary. Deciduous: lantana camara or Spanish flag, pyracantha coccinea or firethorn, duranta repens or sky flower, rugosa roses. Drought Resistant Climbers/Trailers: Evergreen: trachelospermum jasminoides or star jasmine, jasminum polyanthum or spring jasmine, lonicera japonica or Japanese honeysuckle, hardenbergia violacea or Australian wisteria, capparis spinosa or caper, hedera or ivy. Deciduous: evergreen is better in this case as the leaves help to break the force of the rain.

Drought Resistant GroundCovering Plants: Evergreen: rosmarinus prostratus or creeping rosemary, thymus serphyllum or creeping thyme, Drought Resistant Shrubs: Evergreen: cistus and halimiocistus muehlenbeckia complexa or iron vine, falkia repens or African or rock roses, grevilleas or spider morning glory, phyla (syn. lippia) flowers, acca sellowiana or pineapple guava, teucrium fruticans nodiflora or bella alfombra, othonna or tree germander, pavonia hastata cheirifolia or Barbary ragwort, euphorbia myrtifolia or myrtle or spear-leaf mallow, polygala spurge, doryncium hirsutum or hairy myrtifolia, callistemon or bottle clover, carpobrotus edulis or lions' brush, metrosideros or New claw, aptenia cordifolia or iceplant, Zealand Christmas tree, dodonea

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the mesembryanthemum family also known as iceplants, and the cluster of African daisies such as gazania or treasure flower, arctotis or African daisy and rhodanthemum catananche or Moroccan daisy. And don´t forget the scented geraniums which are tough, rampant and divinely scented of lemon, orange, mint etc. When planting, use a mycorrhizal powder to increase the root spread and drought resistance. And always cut into the bank for planting forming a slight ledge for your plant where water can collect rather than flowing downhill. These methods will help your plants settle in quickly so that, by next winter, they'll be mantling and nurturing your soil. Tough, practical and beautiful. Come and talk to us if you want so see some of these plants. Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products, neem oil and my books. Stockists of soap nut products. Visit our Shabby Shed Shop and our weekly Florena Food Market every Wednesday morning. Come and be amazed by our guest speakers talking about their passions in life – first Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. April 4th. Guest speaker is Derek Squires talking about his passion - Classic Cars. Summer Hours June, July & September: 9 – 2, closed Sundays & Mondays and August. Winter Hours October – May: 10 – 4, closed Sundays and Mondays. Viveros Florena, Crtra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: Email: And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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Did you know...? That in 1914 the minimum height requirement was 5ft 3ins, but because of the general enthusiasm for recruitment special bantam battalions were formed as attachments to conventional regiments. Many of these were of particular interest to coal miners, as their short height and technical expertise proved a great asset in the tunnelling work that went on underneath the western front. Later as recruitment proved difficult due to the fitness and condition of the volunteers, these battalions had to accept men of “normal” height and the term “Bantam battalions” was dropped after conscription was introduced in 1916. That is just a little known fact from the WW1 which ended 100 years ago this year. As part of our events calendar we are holding a concert in the Caves Restaurant on Saturday April 21st at 7:30pm The concert will be a compilation of popular music and classical favourites. It promises to be a superb evening and we stress that it is open to everyone. Tickets are €5 per head available from Hamish Tel: 615550886 Email:

Patsy Tel: 633382117 Email:

Dave Tel: 654085811 Email:

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10TH ART WALK 2018. 31/3, 1/4, 10th Art Walk Cómpeta! 35 international artists from 10 nationalities will present their works. This impressive programme will be complemented by 7 live music performances and 5 workshops to improve your own artistic skills, a drawing contest for children and the opportunity to see artists at work. The English artist George Kowzan will paint on panels a design inspired by Lieuwke Loths art.

The artists of Cómpeta will love to celebrate art, the music and the creativity with their visitors for four days: on Saturday, March 31st, Sunday, April 1st and April 3rd and 4th, from 11:00 to 14.30 and 15:30 to 19:30 (Please note: Monday is excluded)

The traditional white village Cómpeta offers breathtaking sea and mountain views, winding, narrow streets, a great atmosphere, a variety of excellent restaurants and good accommodations!

CORAXALIA Nerja Royal British Legion would like to inform you about a forthcoming concert featuring local international choir, “CoraXalia” (Director: Eusebio Pita) in the Nerja Caves Restaurant on Saturday 21 April at 19.30 Hope to see you there! Tickets 5 euros.

More detailed information about the map, workshops, music and participants at and

To reserve and for more information, Tel: 654 085 811 email or Tel: 615 550 886 email Hamish.crompton.gunn@gmail. com or Patsy 633 382 117 email

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Local News WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA 952 553254 or 609 167127.

Friday 20 April: Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida, 8.30 11.30pm. To reserve a table call 952 553 018 or 699 933026

rights and wrongs of brexit. This event is open to the general public, not just U3A members and free of charge. Please note there is plenty of parking opposite the Restaurante Parquesol in El Morche. We look forward to seeing you.

Saturday 28 April: Hotel Balcon, Competa, 2.00 - 5.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553662. COMPETA TOWN HALL Visit the Tourist Office for local information. Open 10:00H - 15:00H Monday to Saturday. Open 10:00 – 14:00H Sundays. On Saturdays at 10:30 we have a free guided visit around the village to find out more about Cómpeta history. The tour lasts for about 2 hours, and is conducted in English. Museum. Open from 10:00H -13:30 from Tuesday to Saturday. ( Closed Monday) On Sundays ask at the Tourist Office about visiting the Museum. International Book Day 23rd of April. Special events organized for children in the school and the library.Many bookshops also have special discounts on this day. JUKEBOX BANDIDTS LIVE MUSIC Sunday 1 April: Teteria Hierbuena, Competa, 2.00pm - 5.00pm. To reserve a table call 951 707638. Friday 6 April: Casa Maria, Torrox Park, 9.00pm - 12.00pm. to reserve a table call 952 532 136. Sunday 15 April: La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, 1.30 - 4.30pm. To reserve a table call

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U3A AXARQUIA U3A Axarquia are hosting a presentation by MYRA CECILLA AZZOPARDI CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU SPAIN BREXIT & HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU HERE IN SPAIN THE STORY SO FAR Friday 13th April11am at the Restaurante Parquesol, El Morche, Torrox Costa. Myra has examined in detail the UK/EU joint agreement issued last year and is well qualified to provide reliable, independent advice on your acquired rights, freedoms and residential status as a European citizen. Myra will also be talking about the advice and assistance the C.A.B can offer on other issues. This will not be a debate on the

HOLI RUN TORRE DEL MAR The III Color Run On the Beach of Torre del Mar will be held next Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 am, in front of the music theater. The race will have a distance of 5 km where colored powders will be thrown to the participants along different points and will finish with a great party.Later a raffle of numerous prizes will be held for the registered participants. The inscriptions, which include backpack, t-shirt, safety glasses, a colored bag and water, can be made online as well as in person at Torre Base Stores. Mar and in Vélez-Málaga, and Boss Fitness Gym. Ticket Information XXVI TRIATLÓN TORRE DEL MAR 22 de Abril de 2018 Half, Olympic and Sprint Distances nt/xxvi-triatlon-torre-del-mar-22de-abril-de-2018

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

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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 Canillas de Albaida - CompetaSayalonga - Malaga Mon-Fri Departs Canillas de Albaida 7.00 - 9.30 - 13.30 - 15.30 - 17.30 Sat, Sun & Festivals 9.00 Sat & Festivals 15.30 Sun 18.00 For Competa add 5 minutes For Sayalonga add 20 minutes Malaga - Torre del Mar Algarrobo Costa - Sayalonga Competa - Canillas de Albaida Mon-Fri Departs 11.30 - 13.15 - 18.30 Sat & Festivals 13.15 - 18.30 Sun 10.30 - 20.15

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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

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


Tel: 952 399 907



Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000


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


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Tel: 952 352 300


Tel: 952 474 891


Tel: 958 603 506

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

January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception


105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day


104.8 FM

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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

Airconditioning / Heating

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869


Glass, lighting & blinds

David Fenton Computer Help Specialist

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer House calls, remote assistance or bring it to me. Help and impartial advice

TEL: 952 549 607 / MOB: 654 899 976

Construction Construcciones Schmid S.L Tel: 652 656 066 JMS Services Tel: 605 106 977

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397

Hairdressers Competa, Malaga Tel: 606 226 645

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

Drains Tel: 952 96 78 03

Health & Beauty

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Cooling and Heating Solutions 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 Connect Airconditioning Tel: 951 282 196

Bike Hire


Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Food Stores & Shops

Road & Mountain Bikes Tel: 637 02 88 73

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

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

Restaurante Cerezo

Tel: 952 507 144

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


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

LOCKSMITH and / or appointments

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email:

Plumbers & Water Solutions

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

Mov:689 544 777

Leisure & Hobbies RENT / ALQUILAR VESPAS Costa del Sol & Axarquia

Real Estate Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Tel:(0034) 951 067 711

Tel:+34 628 44 15 32 +34 628 71 94 63

Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 649

BIKE HIRE, TOURS & HOLIDAYS Road & Mountain Bikes Tel: 637 02 88 73

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

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga)

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

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Restaurants & Bars 952 516 633 / 660 743 670

INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03

Brogan Properties Tel: 952 55 38 60 Axarquia Properties Tel: 609 436 537 Restaurante El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 - Cómpeta 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 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810 Bar Miguel Tel: 952 516 754 Jocavi Tel: 952 535 177

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

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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

VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Property Care and Management Services

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

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

April CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. Roman Catholic Mass in English, held every Saturday, will now take place in Caleta de Velez, Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, situated on the main street. Time 5pm. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 only. COMING EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS Every Tuesday 11.30 to 13.00 & Thursday 16.30 to 18.00. - Espan-Glish Group at the Centre. Every Wednesday - Computer Workshop 4 Euros Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group. 14.00 to 17.00 at the Centre Every Friday – Coffee Morning 11.00 to 13.00 Monday April 5th - Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. You are welcome to join us and make and meet new friends at the Centre. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.00 Tuesday April 10th& 24th - Photography Group. Don´t forget to bring your camera. Time 16.00 Thursday April 12th – Coach Excursion to Puente Genil. Ticket price 25 Euros available at the Centre. Fundraising event. Departure times Viñuela (Football pitch) 07.30, Algarrobo (Lidl) 07.55, Caleta (Vets) 07.55, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 08.05. Monday April 16th – Art Appreciation Group. In April we are looking at The Kiss by Klimt. Refreshments available to purchase. Donation of 2 Euros. Time 10.30 at the Centre.

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Tuesday April 17th – Spring & Summer Fashion Show . Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre, a limited number of seats available. Doors open at 15.30 show starts at 16.00 Thursday April 19th - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL CHURCH We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 El Puente Christian Fellowship Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Thursday ,Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Also at the Restaurant Nueva Arenas, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information about the branch or to book for lunch , Please contact Vera, Tel 952967200 or Email:

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her being rehomed in England. She had been found last winter after being hit by a car and left on the side of the road with severe injuries. Marina's leg was broken in several places plus she had a ruptured bladder and a perforated intestine, all of which required three major surgeries. After spending several months recuperating in foster care she made a complete recovery and was ready for adoption by the end of February. A kind lady in the Doncaster area read about Marina's ordeal and offered to provide a good home for her there. After a home check was performed by UK based charity Marina's transportation was arranged and she was flown to her new life at the end of March.

CAS NEWS Punta Lara CAS Quiz Mark at the Punta Lara Bar and the Costa Animal Society (CAS) invite all quizzers to their next charity fund raiser quiz to be held on April 20 at 7:30pm. Come down and test your trivia knowledge with Quiz Master Laura and enjoy a fun evening with friends. Food and drinks are available at the bar and advanced booking is recommended by calling Mark at 635 369 673. Happy Tales March began on the right paw with several Costa Animal Society (CAS) rescues finding new homes in places far away. To start things off our wonderful Punki began her new life with a retired lady in Granada Province where she has settled comfortably in the campo with several cat siblings. Soon afterwards the lovely Rosie flew to her new forever family in

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Norway after she finally completed the long preparation process required for travel to Nordic countries. Continuing the Granada theme, Marmalade the cat, who had wandered into a CAS volunteer's house in early February and stayed, joined a menagerie of three dogs and two other cats when he was taken in by a bohemian couple who live in the Sierra Nevada foothills. To complete the set young Daisy and Alba, who are two very cute Podenco sisters, were adopted by a couple from Motril after their story was shared by CAS on social media. It is a rarity for animal charities to be able to home two siblings together but these girls are very close and the couple couldn't bear to separate the two.

Finally, Bella and Lobo's story is one CAS has to deal with more often than they should. Apparently, they had been taken in as young pups by European expats with good intentions but when things became financially difficult they had to move back to their home country. Rather than contact CAS in advance the expats left the two dogs in the rental property after they moved out with little more than a note and a small donation. Again CAS shared their story on Facebook and Bella has been adopted by a young family from Benalmadena. Unfortunately, as stated before it is very difficult to rehome two dogs together so Lobo is still on the market. Please feel free to contact Kurt or Laura at 95 252 1426 or Fiona on the CAS website, or the CAS Facebook page if you would like to meet Lobo or any of our other rescue dogs.

Marina is another story that CAS shared online which resulted in

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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!

Beautiful villa with great access, within walking distance to the village. Approx. 91m² with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, f/f kitchen, open plan living / dining room and swimming pool. Low maintenance garden and multiple terraces. Very attractive property with huge potential.


EPC rating E




Awaiting EPC



Immaculate property of approx. 105m² located in the outskirts of the village with double garage and lots of on street parking. This property comprises of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, top quality f/f kitchen, living/dining room, utility room and office. Large roof terrace with stunning village and mountain views.


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, spacious dining room, good size living room, fitted kitchen, store room, covered parking area and swimming pool.


EPC rating F




Sayalonga Office Calle Calvario s/n, Sayalonga Malaga, Spain Tel: +34 952 535 043

Competa Office 31 Av. de la Constitucion, 29754 Competa Malaga, Spain Tel: +34 952 516 633

Torre del Mar Office Calle Rocio 4, local 7 29754 Torre del Mar Malaga, Spain Tel: +34 951 832 150


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The Grapevine Magazine April 2018  

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 2018  

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