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Our front cover this month was taken by our daughter Katie during one lovely evening spent in Cόmpeta Plaza last month. We uploaded it to our Facebook page (Grapevine Magazine Axarquia) and within 24 hours it reached nearly 4,000 people and this number is still increasing! Remember to like our page so you can be kept informed on what’s going on in the local area and see up to date information on what our advertisers are publicising. This months issue includes our quarterly Property Feature, so if you are looking to buy a property you will find a great selection of houses on pages 54 to 62, along with some information on buying. The featured Estate Agents are the leading agents in the area. If you would like to recommend an agent or any other advertiser please do send us an email and we will print it. Last month I experienced great service from an advertiser sysmartin.com who organised a painter for our family home. The lady who carried out the works was reliable, hardworking, tidy and professional and produced a perfect end result, thank you sysmartin.com Finally, this month marks the start of the various ferias in the local towns and villages. They usually last over a few days and include a fairground, stalls and live music. As soon as we have specific dates and programmes we will post the information on our Facebook page. Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

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20 The Dorn Method A holistic, effective, safe & non-manipulative therapy by Feel Good Axarquia. 55 The Property Feature A selection of the best properties from the leading Estate Agents in this area.

84 72 La Cabra Peluda Meet the new owners of La Cabra Peluda in Archez. 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh Turmeric and ginger to spice up your Life!

José Luis

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PERSIANAS

SUPPLY & FITTING Ÿ Venetian blinds, shutters, canopies, Ÿ fly-screens, beaded curtains. Ÿ Aluminium & PVC Windows, doors, Ÿ Sun lounges, extensions, glass curtains & shower screens Ÿ Lamps, lampshades, wall lights, strip lighting-wide range Ÿ Picture/poster/photo frames & framing service. Ÿ Laminating Glass (clear, tinted, textured) cut to size

Avda. La Constitucion 2, Competa Tel: 952 516 397 Mobile: 658 847 421 persianas9@yahoo.es

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www.sunsetproperties-spain.com :sunsetproperties

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

info@sunsetproperties-spain.com

Price:345,000 Euros

New this month!

Office:(0034) 951 067 711

Price:230,000 Euros

New this month!

Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:99,950 Euros

Competa Modern, spacious, 3 storey, 4 beds, 2 baths +WC townhouse with basement garage (230 m²), open plan living/dining, fully fitted kitchen and fabulous views.

Colmenar Stunning, beautifully renovated 4/5 bedroom, 3 bathroom cortijo (251m²) with lots of character, 2 lounges, modern kitchen/diner, utility, secluded pool and lots of terraces to enjoy the fabulous views. EPC - In process

ref: v1171

New this month!

Price:225,000 Euros

This Month’s Special Offer!

Velez Malaga Opportunity to buy a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse (128.57m²), living room, dining room, kitchen, terraces, parking nearby, old town setting.

EPC - In process

ref: t1172 New this month!

Price:115,000 Euros

ref: t1169

EPC - G

New this month!

Price:405,000 Euros

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

Canillas de Aceituno

Competa Modern 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached town house (222m²), open plan living/dining/kitchen, tastefully refurbished, spacious garage, 3 terraces, storage, village setting. ref: t1168 EPC - In process New this month!

Price:19,000 Euros

Cajiz Opportunity to buy an urban village plot (40m²), you can to create bespoke property of approx. 120m2, parking nearby, village setting, 7 minute drive to beach.

EPC - N/A

Fabulous luxury 3 bed 2 bath villa (161.05 m²) in a stunning elevated position within walking distance of Canillas de Aceituno. With breathtaking views, good access, huge sun terrace and pool area and large garage easily converted into separate guest accommodation.

EPC - D

ref: t1173 Price reduced!

Price: 299,000 Euros

Archez

Large, established, beautifully presented villa (251 m²) located in a peaceful area close to the charming villages of Salares and Archez. Breathtaking views, extensive accommodation of 5 beds, 3 baths, including separate apartment, garage and wonderful pool and outside spaces.

ref: t1170 EPC - E

ref: v442

ref: v1166

EPC - In process

Price reduced!

Price:185,000 Euros

Competa Delightful well established 3 bed 1 bath villa (92m²) with excellent access, good sized living accommodation, covered terrace, pool and stunning sea views – ideal holiday/rental property. EPC - E ref: v1024

“ 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.”


New this month! Price:1,450,000 Euros

New this month!

Lagos

Torrox

Canillas de Albaida

Superb bespoke 6 bed, 5 bath villa (325m²), separate wc, spacious lounge, infinity pool, terraces, bodega/wine cellar, garden, fruit orchard, stunning sea views, 150m walk to the beach.

Opportunity to buy a three storey split level property (341m²). 3 separate and independent apartments, double garage, covered pool, lots of terraces, large storage/laundry room and sea views.

Large 2 storey 5 bed 3 bath villa (195 m²) with excellent access, versatile living accommodation, pool, Jacuzzi, gym, terraces, covered terraces, outdoor kitchen with bbq, CCTV and sea views.

ref:v1165

EPC - In process

New this month!

Price: 390,000 Euros

Competa Lovely traditionally laid out 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse (256m²), living room, dining room, kitchen/dining, laundry/office, spacious garage, pool, storage rooms, terraces, village setting.

EPC - In process

ref:t1167

Price reduced!

Price:895,000 Euros

EPC - In process

Price:299,000 Euros

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Price reduced!

EPC - In process

Price reduced!

Price: 230,000 Euros

ref:v1025 Price:199,000 Euros

Alcaucin (Venta Baja) Delightful modern 3 bed 2 bath villa (103.67m²) with excellent access, covered terrace, pool area with sun terrace and gardens - a great easy to maintain holiday home or rental property.

EPC - F New this month!

Price:350,000 Euros

Greatreduced! Location! Price

ref: v841 Price:179,950 Price:69,000 Euros

Competa

Canillas de Aceituno Exceptional country house (590m²) with 5 beds, 5 baths and a cloak/wc plus separate self-contained 1 bed 1 bath guest house with huge garage, utility/laundry room, pool, terraces, roof terrace, gardens, walled courtyard and walled Andalucían patio - a versatile property with a range of potential uses.

EPC - C Modern villa!

ref:v1131 Price:275,000 Euros

Spacious traditional style village house (170 m²) with 3 beds, 2 baths and cloak/wc, superb open plan living/dining room/kitchen, garage, storage room and south facing roof terrace with sea views.

Competa Superb 2 bed 2 bath villa (91 m²) with lounge, kitchen/dining, separate wc, oil fired central heating, storage, fantastic views, several terrace areas, space for a surface pool.

EPC - In process Price reduced!

EPC - D

ref:v1160 Price:124,000 Euros

ref: t1077 Spacious house!

Price:229,000 Euros

Torre del Mar

La Viñuela

Beautiful immaculately presented 2 storey 3 bed 2 bath villa (135 m²) with easy access, large living/dining room/open plan kitchen, utility/laundry room, storage room, covered terrace, balcony terrace, pool and mature gardens. EPC - E ref:v1143

Comares

Open to sensible offers! Enchanting traditional rustic style 2 bed 1 bath country house (169 m²) with lots of attractive features. Situated in a small hamlet with good access, large living room, separate dining room, 2 double beds and various terraces. EPC - F ref: v1047

Fabulous 3 bed 3 bath townhouse (150 m²) located within walking distance of Torre del Mar with spacious living accommodation, large garage, terraces, roof terrace, breathtaking sea views and use of communal pool and tennis court.

EPC- E

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Once you have experienced a warm swimming pool then should you wish to have a pool heater installed it has only a small job to maintain the heat in the water at the cooler months of the year.

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Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto 1, Cómpeta, Málaga (+34) 952 553 512 (+34) 687 029 147 (Dani)

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New Summer Menu We are now open 7 nights a week from 7.00 - 11.00 “We are a 2016 winner… and the only restaurant in Cómpeta to receive this award five years in a row!” 20 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 info@restaurantelpilon.com www.restaurantelpilon.com Thecall Grapevine 21 To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine To20advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise 637 02823 873 TheGrapevine Grapevine Reservations Highly Recommended To advertise call 637 028 873 12 The


children during their first three years of life, only 5.6% of fathers reported being their chief caregiver, compared with 87.7% of mothers. Only 36% of women are fully satisfied with the job division within their home, whereas this figure rises to 48% among men.

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NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update

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ep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City FC issued a powerful call to arms for Catalonia’s independence referendum, urging the international community to support the Spanish region in defying “an authoritarian state” in Madrid. The former captain and coach of Barcelona made the unusual public appeal two days after the Catalan president announced an independence vote for October 1, a move that the Spanish government insists is illegal. Ironically, secession would see Barcelona FC kicked out of the Spanish League, its president, Javier Tebas, has warned.

genuine packets imported clandestinely from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine which were not declared to the authorities and were sold without any tax being paid over.

round 300 officers from Spain’s Tax Agency swooped on dozens of warehouses around the country last month in a raid targeting suspected tax fraud on the part of distributors of Chinese products in Spain. The raids saw tax office staff as well as specialized teams from the National Fraud Investigation Office (ONIF) and customs officials search some 60 Chinese industrial warehouses at sites including the Cobo Calleja industrial park in Madrid’s Fuenlabrada district and the El Carrus industrial park in Barcelona. Sites in 11 Spanish regions have been targeted in the operations. Tax inspectors have opened investigations on dozens of firms operated by Asian businessmen in Spain.

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ritish tourists who make fraudulent claims of food poisoning after going on allust two out of every 10 men in inclusive trips to Spain have been Spain share household chores warned they could face prosecution equally with their partners, amid fears the increasingly according to a new survey by the prevalent scam is damaging the Center for Sociology Research UK’s reputation abroad. Spanish (CIS). Only 16% of men cook as hoteliers are furious at the growing often as their wives or partners, market in false insurance claims, while 24% take on cleaning duties saying it cost their industry €60m on equal footing with their spouses. (£52m) last year alone. According Men tend to spend more time on to the Spanish hotel owners “minor home repairs,” according to association (CEHAT), cases of the CIS Barometer for the month of tourists on all-inclusive packages May. Nearly 45% of men are AIDS in Madrid have seen making false complaints of stomach responsible for all of those repairs, problems have soared over the past the arrest of 13 people and while 27.1% carry out almost all of seizure of 61,205 packs of 12 months, with tour operators in cigarettes, €74,320 in cash and two such work. Meanwhile, 71% of Mallorca reporting a 700% rise. vehicles. Officers from the National women surveyed by CIS said they CEHAT estimates that the 90% of Police and Madrid Municipal Police almost always did the cooking. the claims – usually made through Between 20% and 30% reported of small-claims management investigated the sudden influx of men said they almost always carry contraband tobacco into the city companies who target tourists in and identified seven Ukrainians and out this chore. In terms of cleaning resorts or after they have returned the house, just 19.8% of men said six Bulgarians who were working home – are bogus. they almost always did this, while together to import cigarettes into 63.5% of women said they were Spain. There was a combination of almost solely responsible for this counterfeited brands as well as chore. As for time spent caring for

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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.

Try our Fabulous Cocktails Indian Curry Night Every Thursday. Call to reserve a table. Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta We can be found next to the Car Park

Reservations Recommended

Marco Polo

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

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

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

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

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

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME July 2017 SUNDAY 4TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS” NEW!! BQQ MENU EVERY SATURDAY From 2.00pm on the Terrace. NEW!! POOL BAR LUNCH MENU . SARDINES TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FRIDAY 9TH JUNE: IN THE POOL BAR PAELLA LIVE EVERY SUNDAY FOR LUNCHon the Terrace. “JACK CADE REBELLION” MUSIC! From 8.00pm .

ClosedFrom on Wednesdays due to staff day off. SUNDAY 11TH JUNE: Pool will be Open to the public from SUNDAY 1st JULY: LIVE MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS” 11.00am to 7.00pm From 21.00h at the Terrace. . SATURDAY 17TH JUNE: FRIDAY 7th JULY: MEXICAN NIGHT! LIVE MUSIC & DANCING! “TANGO SHOW” ComeFrom: and enjoy the best Dishes dinningand in our terrace. 8.00pm BookMexican your table in advance Don't10€ forget your and table! buy your advance ticket ppto inbook the Hotel in Todo Papel .

SUNDAY 25TH FRIDAY 14th JULY: JACK CADEJUNE: REBELLION LIVE MUSIC! LIVEFrom MUSIC! “JUANatLUIS & JESSY” 21.00h the Terrace. From 2.00pm in the POOL BAR th SUNDAY LIVE Spend16 theJULY: day by theMUSIC! pool with“JUKEBOX paella forACCOUSTIC” lunch . From 14.00h at the Pool Bar with Special American XXL Dishes. You can't miss it!! NEW things at the Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta: h 4 FRIDAY Different Tapas for 8€ 28Exquisite JULY: ITALIAN NIGHT! Hamburgers : Italian atmosphere. Try the best pasta in town with an Steer meat 250gr / Angus / Vegetarians. Don't forget to meat book 120gr your table! OFFERS FOR BREAKFAST : SATURDAY 29th JULY: LIVE MUSIC! JUKEBOX BANDITS COFFEE + CROISSANT (Ham or Cheese or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ From 21.00h at the Terrace. BACON AND EGGS + TOAST + JUICE = 5 € . COFFEE + CHOCOLATE MUFFIN = 2,45€ We have Free Parking for Guests who come to our Restaurant, NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ just call us to +34 952 55 3662 to open it. . .

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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: 628 06 97 03

Torrox

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Torrox / Cómpeta

www.turincondelsol.com info@turincondelsol.com We speak your language

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Cómpeta Ref:349

Recently reformed apartment in the upper part of the village. 3 bedrooms, bathroom & cloakroom. Large shared roof terrace.

Beautiful and spacious country home. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sun room, snug, fitted kitchen, large lounge diner. Swimming pool and garage.

Cosy townhouse with roof terrace. Two bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen - diner with pantry.

130.000€

265.000€

70.000€

Archez

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Canillas de Albaida

Ref:417

Torrox Ref: 468

Country house with good access & A very large townhouse located close to stunning views. 3 bedrooms. Swimming the main plaza. Great reform pool & Jacuzzi. Guest house also available opportunity with good access. next door. Ideal business opportunity

Traditional country house. Two bedrooms but possibility to change store room to third bedroom. Fenced plot only five minutes to the coast

190.000€

119.000€

139.000€

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for shade, as they let air flow through. Kennels can trap the heat and make it worse. Think about maybe providing a child's paddling pool to help your dog cool off outside, though it's best not to leave the pool full when not in use, as it may attract mosquitoes. If you've got a swimming pool, don’t assume your dog can swim well. Just because dogs instinctively know how to swim, it doesn’t mean they’re good swimmers. If your dog jumps into your pool, he might not be able to get out without help and could easily drown, so make sure your dog can’t get into your swimming pool if you're not around. 5. Dogs get sunburnt too! And just like people, overexposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. There are sunscreens available that are formulated especially for dogs. Talk to your vet for more found at the beach. To protect your information. dog from Leishmaniasis you 6. Watch for signs of overheating. should never let him sleep Your dog can't tell you when he outdoors at night. He should be indoors as soon as darkness falls doesn't feel well, so keep an eye and temperatures are 20 degrees out for heatstroke. Excessive panting, drooling, high temperature Celsius or higher. The room in and disorientation are signs that which he sleeps should also be your dog may be suffering from protected, so any open windows heatstroke. If you see any of those should be covered with mosquito signs, get him to the vet right netting. Ask your vet for more away. information on methods of insect repellent. Stay safe and have fun in the sun! 3. Choose your time to exercise. Limit when and how much you do NEW OPENING HOURS: when it's hot and humid and take walks in the cooler part of the day, Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, in the early morning and evening Cómpeta. hours. Carry water with you and remember, if the surface you're walking on is too hot for your hand, Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Tuesday to Saturday it's too hot for your dog's paw Telephone 660586040 pads.

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ummer can mean lots of fun outside with your dog. But here in Spain, when the temperatures soar, we all need to take steps to protect our pets. Whether you take him for a walk in the village or the campo, or just out on the terrace to play, the heat can be hard on him. Here's how to keep your furry friend safe: 1. Never leave your dog in the car, not even if you think you’ll only be a few minutes. Even with the windows down, a dog can easily overheat. It takes only minutes for an animal to suffer an agonising death if left in a hot car. Leave your dog at home, or go to places where he can come with you. 2. Summer is the season for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, so make sure your dog is protected. Without adequate precautions, your dog is at risk from a host of uncomfortable and potentially dangerous conditions. Leishmaniasis is a disease transmitted by the sandfly, which, despite its name, is not actually

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Puente Don Manuel

Benamocarra

Outstanding 5 Bed 5 Bath House (263m² built, 300m² plot) in great location. Spacious flexible accommodation – large home or one floor as rental. Upper level: living room, fully-fitted wooden kitchen with balcony, 3 double beds, 2 baths. Lower level: lounge, lovely winter white-finished kitchen, 2 double beds and 2 baths, workshop with bathroom (easily converted), sunny terrace & a beautiful pool. Great rental history.

Lovely 2 Bed Village House (85m² built, 40m² plot) in the heart of the village near all amenities. The accommodation comprises: an entrance with a lounge area in a traditional Spanish style, a large kitchen opening onto a patio/garden, a living room, a bathroom with shower plus 2 bedrooms with a large roof terrace.

New 3 Bed 1,5 Bath Country Villa (120m² built, 6,000m² plot), very good access, 2.5 km from village. Accommodation: entrance hall, lounge/dining room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace, kitchen, guest cloakroom, office, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside are 2 porches and a large terrace. There are beautiful views to the countryside and to the Zafarraya Valley.

Sales Price: 249,950€ (GREAT VALUE!)

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Alcaucín

El Borge

Periana

Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath Country Villa (160m² built, 8,126m² plot), large lounge/dining room with exposed beams, a wood burner, open plan fitted kitchen. 3 double beds, modern family bathroom plus en-suite bathroom, spacious covered terrace, a beautiful garden, 8m x 4m pool and outdoor kitchen with BBQ, ample parking, garage with a shower (easily converted), 2 stables, private well, 2 water deposits, 80 fruit trees, incredible views.

Superb 3 Bed 2 Bath Single Storey Townhouse (115m² built) in hamlet near Periana, amazing views of the lake Viñuela. Accommodation: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one being en-suite, a very modern well equipped fitted kitchen with laundry room, a storage room and a beautifully designed living room with pellet stove. The roof has been left ready and prepared to install a staircase, gaining access to a lovely large roof terrace.

3 Bed Traditional Village House (80m² built). in a quiet hamlet with a beautiful natural environment. Accommodation: living room, kitchen, utility room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom (with bath) and terrace with barbecue area. Every week, there is the bread delivery, vegetables, gas, and some other goods for the neighbours of the hamlet. just 15 minutes from Vélez-Málaga.

Sales Price: 225,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 102,500€ (NEW!)

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THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

"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: www.dyredoktorheidinielsen.dk

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 info@gantlaw.eu 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 www.restaurantelpilon.com The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873


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THE DORN METHOD Feel Good Axarquia

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holistic, effective, safe and non-manipulative therapy to correct misalignments in the spine and joints and a true self-help method! The DORN method is named after its inventor Dieter DORN. He invented this self-help method already in the 1970ies in the South of Germany. Since its invention and till to date it has been improved and further developed by Dieter Dorn himself and by the many others who have learned and practiced this fantastic method. The DORN method is a soft and very effective method to treat diseases and symptoms related with the spine and/or the joints. It is a form of manual therapy and treats vertebras and joints which are blocked or subluxated. What happens when a vertebra is subluxated? Subluxation means misalignment and is usually caused by a long-term inappropriate/false strain or acute false movements like twisting or heavy lifting, effects of drugs, alcohol, pollution and even emotional stress. A vertebral subluxation refers to a spinal bone which has become misaligned, so that the nerves coming from or leading to the spinal cord are usually irritated. The spinal cord is the main pathway for information connecting the brain and The spinal cord is the main pathway for information connecting the brain and peripheral nervous system It connects every cell, tissues and organ of the body with the brain through a pair of nerve roots that branch off from it. Millions of impulses flow continuously from the brain along the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue and back again. Pressure applied to nerves because

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of a subluxation can cause weakness, numbness and poor performance. Likewise, if nerves are rubbed, stretched or otherwise irritated they can develop hyperactive impulses that cause pain, muscle spasm, overactive organ function and other symptoms of poor health. Usually, this causes pains in the spine, the muscles, tendons, sinews and joints. And since each nerve is assigned to a certain organ, organic dysfunctions like gastric discomfort, constipation, oppressive breathing, bladder trouble etc. can occur. What is the procedure of a DORN treatment? At the beginning of each DORN treatment the leg length is controlled. All three joints (hip, knee, ankle) on both legs are treated by using a gentle pressure towards the particular joint while moving it from a bended into a more straight position. This is absolutely safe, easy and painless! A functional difference of the leg length is usually caused by a pelvic misalignment. The pelvis is the basis for the spinal column and the connective part between trunk and legs. Its complex structure of muscles and tendons makes our upright posture possible. A false sitting posture at a desk, a fall or a one-sided strain are possible reasons for a pelvic misalignment which subsequently leads to severe misalignments in the spinal column. Then it's time for each individual vertebra. The lower part is checked and corrected in a standing position, the upper part in a sitting position. And what makes the DORN method so different to other techniques? In case of classical methods the

therapist usually moves you, pulls you, pushes you – sometimes very suddenly and unexpectedly for the client. This can be experienced as a quite brutal and manipulating treatment where energy pathways and body liquids are compressed which causes a real shock for the body. More sensitive people might even experience a mental shock. The DORN method is applied with the active support of the client and, therefore within the natural flow of movement, e.g. by swinging a leg or an arm or by turning the head. The movement avoids the natural muscular protection when a vertebra is corrected and encourages a natural realignment. With a soft pressure the vertebra or joint can be brought back into their ideal position without any unintended side-effects. Further, the movement guarantees that especially a vertebra is not corrected any further than to its normal (or ideal) position. The DORN Method - like any other method and technique - cannot do magic and does not replace the consultation of a General Practitioner in case of severe health problems! However, it is a true selfhelp method, meaning that the client contributes actively or in a supporting way during the treatment and specific exercises for acute pain relief and prophylaxes strengthen the consciousness for the cause of the symptoms. Additional organizational notes: Informative presentation on the DORN method: 21 July, 12 pm at the Centro Dharma in Trapiche Please reserve your place with Feel Good Axarquía or Centro Dharma – attendance is FREE! DORN treatments can now also be booked at the Centro Dharma in Trapiche See advert opposite.

www.centro-dharma.com +34 642 740 109

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feel-good-axarquia.com DORN Method | Relaxation | Coaching DORN Method: An alternative to physiotherapy or chiropractic

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TOURISTIC RENTAL TAX OBLIGATIONS By Axarquia Solicitors

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t the moment the rate for VAT applicable for tourist Rentals is 10%. The application of this rate depends upon the complementary services that are offered.

We can take as a reference the following services expressly determined by the General Directorate of Taxes to be considered as complementary Services that are directly related to the hotel industry: · Weekly cleaning inside the accommodation. · Weekly change of linen and bedding. On the contrary, the following services are NOT considered to be directly related complimentary services: ·Entrance and exit cleaning service. · Linen and bedding change service provided only at entrance and exit. · Cleaning services for common

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areas (i.e. foyer, stairs, and lifts), nor in the urbanization (i.e. green areas, entrances, and pathways). · Technical assistance for any repairs carried out for plumbing or electrical faults, glass, lock, or appliance breakage or repairs. Following are some examples showing the rate of tax that should be applied in each situation: 1. When the owner of the property rents to a tenant directly and does not provide the complementary services stated in the first paragraph the rental paid would be exempt from VAT. 2. When the owner of the property rents to a tenant directly, but in this case does provide the complementary services stated in the first paragraph, the rental paid would be subject to the application of 10% VAT. 3.When the owner of the property rents to professionals or businesses in order to exercise

their professional activity in the property then the rate of VAT to be applied would be 21%, as it is considered that as an intermediary is involved that the owner is not directly providing any services. Thus the intermediary would be the one to charge 10% VAT directly to the tenant. José Manuel Garzón Macho – Senior Partner Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of lawyers and tax specialists that have over 15 years experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucía. Therefore do not hesitate to contact us for advice on this or any other topic that might interest you, for a free, no obligation appointment to discuss your particular case with one of our specialists. Please email: mail@axarquiasolicitors.com or ring 952901225 www.axarquiasolicitors.com

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THREE PERCENT CAPITAL GAINS TAX RETENTION ON PROPERTY SALES BY NON-RESIDENTS

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hen a non-resident sells property in Spain, the buyer is obliged to retain 3% of the price and pay it to the tax authorities to cover the vendor's Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liabilities. If the 3% retained exceeds the taxes due, the vendor can expect a refund once all taxes have been paid. The 3% retention is meant to cover CGT liabilities. The 3% retention does not cover the vendor's 'plusvalia' tax liability, which is paid to the town hall at the time of sale. After the sale, the buyer has one month from the date of sale to pay the 3% retention to the local tax office using the form (modelo 211). A copy of the submitted form should then be given to the vendor or his lawyer, so a refund can be claimed.

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Capital Gains Tax Reclaim If the vendor believes he is owed a refund (that the tax liability is less than the 3% retention), he has 3 months to present the form requesting a refund. This step is done at the local tax office. If a refund is due, how long does it take? It depends upon the tax office; some are quicker than others. In theory it shouldn't take more than a few months. This issue only applies to vendors who are considered non-resident by the Spanish tax authorities, i.e. fiscal nonresidents. To be considered a fiscal resident you have to get a certificate from the tax office (hacienda) certifying that you are a fiscal resident. You will get this if you have been doing tax returns (declaración de la renta) for several years.

number, or once had a residency card (tarjeta de la residencia). Please see advert opposite. CS Lawyers Urb. Costa del Oro, local 8, 29793 Torrox-Costa, Málaga.​ ​ Tel.: (0034) 952 96 70 04 / 644 89 70 04. Lunes - Viernes: 9:00 - 17:00 C/Rioja, 69, local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar, Málaga. Tel.: (0034) 951 83 21 30 / 644 87 70 04. ​ Lunes - Viernes: 9:30 - 14:30 Urb. La Alzambra, local 3-1, 29660 Puerto Banús. (Previa cita). Telf: 952 96 70 04 www.cslawyers.es

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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club A Subscription Based Membership Walking agenda JuLY 2017

- July 20th Members social event evening with specialist presentations on walking in Axarquia

Competa Hikes Combination Walking Tours All inclusive 7 days walking tours with specialist activity

For Full Programme of this tour, and dates for tours 2017& 2018 www.competahikes.com/tour-dates/ Wild Orchid Walks Mushroom Walks Medicinal Herb Walks Bird Watching Spanish Language Spanish Cooking

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Restaurante Cantueso

Summer opening: Lunch & Dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays Lunch only and closed Monday. Tapas and light bites every day. A la carte always available. Please let us know you are coming – it helps with planning! See our website and blog for menu and latest information

Restaurante y Casas Rurales Periana Tel: 699 946 213 e-mail: info@cantueso.net

See out website for menus, live webcam, videos and directions www.cantueso.net Blog: www.cantuesoblog.es


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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

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Tapas, Raciones, Grilled Meats, Fresh Fish,Homemade Pizzas and Hamburgers Plaza Almijara, 2 bajo, Competa (Malaga) 655 432 659 lataperiacompeta@gmail.com

10% Discount on other purchases with this advert

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Under New Ownership

Heidi Elijoki, Hair Stylist Unisex Hairdresser Haircuts and Colours Long lasting nail polish Eyebrow Colour and Shaping Eyelash Tinting Hair Extensions Volume Extensions

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Salon Chica Loca 23/7-13/8. Closed for Holidays Bookings are highly recommended for July & August.

Avenida de la Constitucion, 19 29754 COMPETA Tel: +34 606 226 645 www.heidisheaven.com email: heidi@heidisheaven.com Open with appointments

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Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural Fruit Juices. Open every day from 10am & Sundays from 11am No lunchtime closing. Open till late during the Feria de Cรณmpeta We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa www.facebook.com/heladeriacompeta 36 The Grapevine

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC BEAUTY THERAPY inc... Facial Treatments Waxing Laser Hair Removal Pedicures / Manicures Microdermabrasion

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

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available See Map Spot 59

Kitchen Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 7.00 to 10.30pm For reservations call 952 55 78 66

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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

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La Esquina Esquina de Miguel de Miguel

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Typical Spanish dishes, Breakfast,tapas & meals Typical meals Quietterrace terrace Free Tapa Tapa with every drink on Saturdays Quiet Free Plaza Plaza Axarquia, Axarquia, We have have traditional battered fish We Cรณmpeta Cรณmpeta & chips, chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce & Tel: Tel: 952 952 51 51 67 67 54 54

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Torrox Costa EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE

SPECIAL OFFER ONLY

10.95€ Special Party Room

Children under 10 - 6.50€ King Prawns not included

Main Dining Room

WE OFFER AN “EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE” MENU (AS MANY STARTERS, MAIN COURSES & DESSERTS AS YOU WANT) ALL FRESHLY COOKED TO ORDER.

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Large Modern Villa Competa/Sayalonga - €345,000 - V532 Newly built modern, bright villa with 4 beds, pool and large terrace. Separate guest studio accommodation and large garage. Superb sea views.

Townhouse with Communal Pool Competa - €249,000 - T698 Well presented 2 storey 3 bedroom townhouse within walking distance of Competa. Own garden and terrace with well kept communal gardens and pool. Superb views to the coast.

We have clients looking for properties with guest accommodation and also suitable for B&B/guest house. Please contact us if you are selling such a property.

Unique Round Villa Competa - €225,000 - V530 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 kitchen, round villa with large terrace and plunge pool. Large family home or B&B/guest house potential. Excellent value and must be seen.

Traditional Townhouse for Refurbishent Competa - €105,000 - T700 4 bedroom large, traditional townhouse in the centre of Competa. Many traditional features including ornate floor tiles. In need of some refurbishment but reflected in the price. Large family home or B&B/guesthouse.

info@broganproperties.net (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226

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MUSIC NIGHTS IN JULY Passionate dancing; Chilling Jazz

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t's all happening this month at Bodegas Bentomiz, the winery that sits just off the main road above Sayalonga. In June they had a wonderful performance by pianist Thomas Kaurich of classical piano – a Steinway grand piano brought in from Granada! – with great success. In July there will be two events and there's more on the way in August and September – a busy summer of music and wine.

the Axarquia, in one of the most beautiful places in Malaga will be to see her on her home ground. The dark mountains, the glittering sea and a dazzling sunset will be the perfect setting to witness her interpretation of this most passionate dance form. However, if you are reading this after the 1st – and missed the event – don't despair!

performances in Karachi and Islamabad, broadcast on TV, were met with effusive praise. It will be interesting to hear this Andalusian style Jazz in the magical setting of the winery, between the vineyards and the Bodega.

While the boys will be playing cool music on a hot summer night, guests will be refreshed by the Ariyanas wines: white, rosé and red, or the new vintage Dulce. JAZZ Freshly made tapas, as well as ou can enjoy a jazz night on wine and other drinks will be Saturday 22nd July with the available before the performance – Sevillan band La Bejazz, who FLAMENCO the bar opens at 6 – during the bravely boast they are “The best On Saturday the 1st of July there jazz band of Andalusia!” While you interval and after the second set. will be a performance of The menu includes vegetarian and may think of Jazz as a spectacular flamenco dancing by vegan options. A few examples: Marina Aranda. Marina has danced quintessentially American form, Ajo blanco; New potatoes in spicy since her childhood and at age 15 musicians often bring their own harissa sauce; Pisto with quail's culture to their artform. La Bejazz entered the prestigious Venta egg; Lamb spare ribs. are no exception – this 5-piece Luciano in Granada to study with well-known flamenco artists, such ensamble play a jazz-flamenco With sunset lighting up the sky as as Amparo Heradia, Sergio Aranda fusion, with flamenco guitar evening comes on, jazz music and complimenting double-bass, sax, and Vanessa “La India”, among delicious food and drink, it is hard clarinet, keyboards and many others. Graduating she has to imagine a more exciting event. percussion. Their ability to blend performed and taught flamenco To get your tickets or for more nationally and internationally, from traditional and modern music information contact London to Vienna, Miami to Berlin. forms has attracted international attention: they have been invited to reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com But Marina is a Malagueña – to see her perform here, in the hills of play as far afield as Pakistan. Their or call 658 845 286.

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Mountain bike Adventure Tours in Andalucia

Plaza Almijara no.13 Competa Tel: 952 516 900

Bike Rental · Alquiler Bicis Packages to suit all abilities Professional guides Overnight tours

Call Digger on 654 215 168 / 654 305 714 bookings@gusto-mountainbike-spain.com http://gusto-mountainbike-spain.com Bikes supplied by Bicitecnia

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Floristeria Maritoñi 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

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Erosion Problems?

El Bazar de Competa

We are suppliers of a unique non-invasive sterile grass called Vetiver (Chrysopogon Zizaioides).

Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts

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It is used to fight erosion. Building an underground Vetiver wall to stop erosion is very cost effective.

952 516 895 See Map Spot 30

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Avenida Constitucion, Local 5, Competa

VetiverSpain - Sayalonga, Spain Contact David: (00 34) 692 288 657 email: info@vetiverspain.com

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RESTAURANTE

El Rincon De Mateo

Menu 7.50 Euros Mon -Fri & Selection of tapas Come and try our new menu Canillas de Albaida Natural fruit juices, sangria & mojito’s Tel: 674 760 985 Coffee, cake or muffin 2.50 Euros 50 The Grapevine

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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantaleรณn Romero, 2, Cรณmpeta Tel: 952 55 37 22 email: tabernadeoscar@aol.com

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.

New Summer Menu Dishes to share - as before! -Panfried baby squid with chili, ginger garlic and roasted peppers. -Homemade Cod Croquetas -Chicken Kebab Moroccan style with tzatziki

New Brunch Menu Served 12-4pm New Menu & Rooftop Restaurant with lovely views

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

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Charming rustic style villa in a rural and tranquil setting between the villages of Sayalonga & Cómpeta with good access and delightful coast and countryside views. The accommodation of approx. 106m² comprises: open plan living/dining room, a f/f kitchen, 3 double bedrooms (one with en suite shower room), family bathroom and a large store cupboard The 7,187m² plot is landscaped with a variety of exotic plants and palms. Gated entrance with gravelled drive and parking area. Natural stone paved terrace with a 20m² swimming pool and a summer kitchen. A covered and beamed dining terrace for entertaining or simply relaxing and enjoying the fabulous scenery The property is built in the Andalucian style with high beamed ceilings, rustic brickwork, solid wood doors and benefits from D/G windows with integral blinds, wood burning stove, fitted wardrobes, SAT TV, internet connection, 2 x 2,000 litre reserve water tanks, an irrigation system, mains water & electricity connections A lovely property in a beautiful setting ideal for full time residence or as a holiday home, located between two villages and their many amenities. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. EPC rating E Exclusive T825

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SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n,

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

email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

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The Propert y Feature Prestige Propert y

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Price: 60,000€ Ref: T701 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Bath: 1 Size: 75m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 250,000€ Ref: v1163 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 192m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 875,000€ Ref: TCP034 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 368m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 128,000€ Ref: 467 Location: El Morche Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 94m² Pool: Communal Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 179,000€ Ref: C3211 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 80m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 399,500€ Ref: S4-225 Location: Alcaucín Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 255m² Pool: Yes Buy a Home Spain

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Bargain Price: 65,000€ Ref: C3528 Location: Archez Beds: 1 Bath: 1 Size: 45m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 110,950€ Ref: t1098 Location: Benamargosa Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 128m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 39,000€ Ref: S4-236 Location: Alcaucín Beds: 4 Baths: 1 Size: 121m² Pool: No Buy a Home Spain

Price: 220,000€ Ref: 4489 Location: Caleta de Velez Beds: 3 Bath: 1 Size: 70m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 179,000€ Ref: AS2895 Location: El Borge Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 146m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

Price: 249,950€ Ref: v1150 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 119m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 150,000€ Ref: CP084 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 85m² Pool: No Competa Properties

Price: 145,000€ Ref: 466 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 90m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 85,000€ Ref: C1351 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 120m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

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Rustic Price: 80,500€ Ref: S3-506 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 96m² Pool: No Buy a Home Spain

Price: 195,000€ Ref: Rc578 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 2 Baths:2 Size: 110m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 125,000€ Ref: 458 Location: Sedella Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 80m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 499,950€ Ref: 4495 Location: Viñuela Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 2000m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 239,000€ Ref: TCP043 Location: Torrox Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 107m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 149,000€ Ref: C3532 Location: Torrox Beds: 1 Bath: 1 Size: 33m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 149,000€ Ref: 115 Location: Competa Beds: 17 Baths: 1 Size: 225m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 295,000€ Ref: v1151 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 155m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 229,500€ Ref: AS3089 Location: Alfarnatejo Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 196m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

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Prestige Propert y Price: 950,000€ Ref: 4484 Location: Arenas Beds: 4 Baths: 5 Size: 341m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 250,000€ Ref: 463 Location: Calceite Torrox Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 70m² Pool: Communal Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 245,000€ Ref: Aa027 Location: Benajarafe Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 127m² Pool: Communal Axarquia Properties

Price: 1,450,000€ Ref: v1131 Location: Lagos Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Size: 325m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 750,000€ Ref: T995 Location: Arenas Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 411m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 345,000€ Ref: 436 Location: Competa/Torrox Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 200m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 345.000€ Ref: v1171 Location: Colmenar Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Size: 251m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 650,000€ Ref: T8 Location: Los Romanes Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 450m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 830,000€ Ref: V524 Location: Competa Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Size: 503m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

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

www.turincondelsol.com info@turincondelsol.com We speak your language

Archez Charming and cosy country home. This property is located outside the village of Archez and has very good access. The garden is around 1280 m2 and has been lovingly landscaped. There are various outside spaces and covered terraces. Inside the house has a fitted kitchen, beamed lounge with wood burner, two bedrooms and bathroom. There is also a garage, laundry room and store rooms.

Very well priced at 135.000€ To advertise call 637 028 873

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we work closely with a network of colleagues, both inland and coastal, across the area. We work mainly from the internet but we also have an office base in Torre del Mar where we publicise our properties in the offices of Asesoria AxarquĂ­a. Coordinated approach We can offer buyers a comprehensive, individual service where we will coordinate your property search for you and act as your main point of contact. How much easier to explain your property requirements to one person rather than repeat the same things many times to a number of different agents!

GOING DUTCH! By Sunset Properties

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n Holland (Belguim also) clients who want to buy a house use just one agent to do all of the legwork for them. We think that this is a great idea, saving time and energy. Have a read at our coordinated approach to buying houses. Initial Steps Having decided to begin the process of buying a property abroad, most people start their search via the internet trawling through the many websites operated by lots of different estate agents. This gives prospective buyers a good idea of what's available for sale in their preferred area. The next stage is to make contact with one or more of these agents and to make arrangements to meet up and discuss your particular requirements. Who to contact? How to choose which of the

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many agents to deal with? This can be quite daunting as there are often a variety of agents all operating in the same area. The job of an estate agent is to know his or her local community and this is the knowledge that is so valuable to buyers. However most people want to explore different areas before coming to a decision on where exactly they want to buy. Contacting all agents in all of the areas you want to explore would be very time consuming. Many people only have limited time available for their property search so a more cohesive approach is a much better way of using your valuable time. Sunset Properties Spain At Sunset Properties Spain www.sunsetproperties-spain.com we have a wide range of properties for sale across the whole of the AxarquĂ­a region and

We can provide you with a tailormade selection of properties which fit your needs both from our portfolio and from those of other agents covering the same area. In other words we'll do the legwork for you leaving you to relax and enjoy the whole experience. Once we actually begin the property search, we will be able to pinpoint exactly what's important to you and we can communicate this to other agents on your behalf saving you from having to do this yourself. Our aim is to get to know you well and to build up a relationship with you based on trust so that you feel confident that we will find you what you are looking for. Contact us We are here to help you and to make your property search as enjoyable and stress free as possible. If you want to make an appointment or if you just want an informal chat then please contact Denise either by phone 618 295 063 or email info@sunsetpropertiesspain.com

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AXARQUIA PROPERTIES Dierk Pfeiffe combines Axarquia Properties and Andalucian Real Estate

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his month I met with Dierk Pfeiffer of Axarquia Properties. Axarquia Properties was formally owned by Sally Harrison who I had the pleasure of working with many times over the 20 years she was in the property industry. However, last year, Sally decided to retire and thus approached Dierk to see if he would be interested in taking over her business.

and finally met up with Dierk. He put a huge amount of effort into understanding what we wanted and identifying just the right place for us. He saw us through all the purchase process, took us personally to sort out our utilities and made up for what was at the time our very rudimentary Spanish.Since then he's given us an enormous amount of help with arranging and negotiating with builders, and all the other hassles of life in a new country and home.He has been invaluable and a pleasure to know – Dierk is not new to Estate Agency he's an exceptionally intuitive and having known Sally for at least the understanding agent. We would last 5 years and owned Andalucia thoroughly recommend him to Real Estate. Originally from Germany he has lived in the Canary anyone. Susannah and Jamie Finch, Islands, the Dominican Republic London and Benajarafe and travelled round Europe. He believes it is this experience of In February this year Dierk opened buying in different countries, with different cultures and settling into a up the current office in Benajarafe merged the two businesses new lifestyle that gives him the understanding to ensure his clients Axarquia Properties and Andalucian buy the right type of property, in the Real Estate and kept one of Sally's' Staff Lorraine Doherty. He then right place, with all the support employed another two members of needed to be comfortable and staff, Annette v. Gotzen and Lorena happy in their new environment. It is extremely important to Dierk that Mastemaker. Between them all, English, Spanish, German, Dutch, he is viewed as more than just an Hungarian and some French is Estate Agency. It isn't just about selling houses it's about providing a spoken. They all have previous experience in the property industry service from before a sale and not ending with the sale. The following and follow Dierks philosophy of more than just an Estate Agency. testimonials from a clients proves They help with all the paperwork for just that. example the electricity, water and internet contracts and also can help We looked all over Andalucia for a with reforms or any construction house over the period of a year, needed on a property.

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I recently purchased a house in Algarrobo. I contacted many Real Estates before my purchase and received a prompt reply from Dierk . The agent very kindly collected me from my hotel and drove me to see many properties in my chosen location and price range. Nothing was too much trouble for him, also returning to my preferred property many times. He is very professional, personable and patient, providing all the information I needed for my purchase from start to finish. He recommended bank accounts, notary, builders etc. He acquired building estimates for me and did all the translations where necessary. I did not hesitate to give him power of attorney throughout my purchase for banking and legal matters. He kept me informed throughout and on completion changed water and electricity consumption into my name.He was always only a phone call away for any queries I had. I am more than satisfied with the Agent. I have and will highly recommend him and thank him for enabling everything in the purchase to run so smoothly. Annette Graham UK and Algarrobo Dierk explained business is good at the moment and future plans may include more offices perhaps one inland and another along the west coast. Currently due to relationships with other agents and the use of a central network of properties they have access to around 16579 properties. This also works both ways. Should you have a property to market this will be listed on the network for other agents to view across the Costa del Sol thus widening the reach to find that potential buyer. Dierk provides a one stop shop for buyers. Axarquia Properties is truly professional and in touch with its customer's just take a look on their website. http://axarquiaproperties.com See their advert on page 37

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Urb. Costa del oro Blq 3, local 14 Torrox Costa, Málaga Tel. (0034) 951 196 388 Mob. 649 123 068 torrox@casa-terreno.com

www.casa-terreno.net

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

After 16 years we have changed location of the main office. .

Modern – nice design – light and bright .

Touchscreen at the window to allow 24 Hour access to our website. More clients because we are now on the best corner in Torre del Mar. .

New address: Calle del Mar 23, 29740 Torre del mar.

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BULL RUNNING AT SAN FERMIN 6th to 14th July

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he fiestas of San Fermin are celebrated in Irunea/Pamplona, in the region of Navarra, every year from the 6th to the 14th of July. They have become internationally known because of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter as far as the bull ring by runners. The fiestas are celebrated in honor of San Fermin, patron saint of Navarra, although the religious aspect would seem to have taken on a secondary role over the last number of years. Nowadays, the fiestas are seen as a mass gathering of people from all the corners of the world and where the partying, the fun and the joy of it all are the most outstanding ingredients. The Encierro ... The Running of the Bulls The Encierro is the event at the heart of the Sanfermines and makes the fiesta a spectacle that would be unimaginable in any other place in the world. It was born from need: getting the bulls from outside the city into the bullring. The encierro takes place from July 7th to 14th and starts at the corral in Calle Santo Domingo when the clock on the church of

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San Cernin strikes eight o"clock in the morning. After the launching of two rockets, the bulls charge behind the runners for 825 metres, the distance between the corral and the bullring. The run usually lasts between three and four minutes although it has sometimes taken over ten minutes, especially if one of the bulls has been isolated from his companions. Chants to San Fermin The bull run has a particularly emotional prelude. It is when the runners, just a few metres up the slope from the corral where the bulls are waiting, raise their rolled newspapers and chant to an image of San Fermin placed in a small recess in the wall in the Cuesta de Santo Domingo. Against the strongest of silences, the following words can be heard: "A San Fermin pedimos, por ser nuestro patron, nos guie en el encierro dandonos su bendicion." (We ask San Fermin, being our patron saint, to guide us in the bull run and give us his blessing). When they finish they shout "Viva San Fermin!, Gora San Fermin." This chant is sung three times before 8am first, then when there are five minutes to go before 8am, then three minutes and one minute before the gate of the corral is opened.

Rockets in the bullring The third rocket, fired from the bullring, signals that all the bulls have entered the bullring. A fourth and final rocket indicates that all the bulls are safely in the corral located inside the bullring, and that the bull run has ended. A fence of 3,000 parts For security reasons, a double fence marks out the route of the bull run through the streets. It is made of over 3,000 wooden parts (planks, posts, gates, etc.). Part of

the fence stays put throughout the fiesta but other sections are assembled and disassembled every day by a special brigade of workers. The role of the pastores A large number of pastores (bull "shepherds") cover the entire bull run. They place themselves behind the bulls, with their only protection being a long stick. Their main role is to stop the odd idiot from inciting the bulls from behind, to avoid the bulls turning round and running backwards, and to help any bulls that have stopped or have been separated from their companions to continue running towards the bullring.

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The dobladores Other key people in the bull run are the dobladores, people with good bullfighting knowledge (sometimes ex-bullfighters) who take up position in the bullring with capes to help the runners "fan out" (in other words, run to the sides after they enter the bullring) and "drag" the bulls towards the corral as quickly as possible. The two groups of mansos (bullocks) The six fighting bulls that will take part in the evening bullfight start the run accompanied by an initial group of mansos, which act as "guides" to help the bulls cover the route. Two minutes after leaving the corral in Santo Domingo, a second group of bullocks (the so-called "sweep-up" group), which are slower and smaller than the first one, are let out to lead any bulls that might have stopped or been left behind in the bull run towards the bullring. Useful information about the bull run The encierro is an unrepeatable experience for spectators and runners alike. It is a spectacle that is defined by the level of risk and the physical ability of the runners. An inexperienced runner should learn about the characteristics of this dangerous "race" (although it should not be considered as a race) before starting, and also about the protective measures to be taken for his/her own safety and that of the people running alongside.Not everyone can run the encierro. It requires cool nerves, quick reflexes and a good level of physical fitness. Anyone who does not have these three should not take part. It is a highly risky enterprise. Runners should start somewhere between the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square) and the pink-slab Education building in the Cuesta of Santo Domingo, and they should be there before 7:30am because entry to the run is closed from that time on. The rest of the run, except for the stretch mentioned above, must be completely clear of runners until a few minutes before 8am. What is not allowed in the bull run. · People under 18 years of age, who must not run or participate. · Crossing police barriers placed to ensure that the run goes off smoothly. · Standing in areas and places along the route that have been expressly prohibited by the municipal police force. · Before the bulls are released, waiting in corners, blind spots, doorways or in entrances to other establishments located along the run. · Leaving doors of shops or entrances to apartments

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open along the route. The responsibility for ensuring these doors are closed lies with the owners or tenants of the properties. Being in the bull run while drunk, under the effects of drugs or in any other improper manner. Carrying objects that are unsuitable for the run to take place correctly. Wearing inappropriate clothes or footwear for the run. Inciting the bulls or attracting their attention in any manner, and for whatever reason, along the route of the run or in the bullring. Running backwards towards the bulls or running behind them. Holding, harassing or maltreating the bulls and stopping them from moving or being led to the pens in the bullring. Stopping along the run and staying on the fence, barriers or in doorways in such a way that the run or the safety of other runners is jeopardised. Taking photographs inside the run, or from the fences or barriers without due authorisation. Running with the bulls now ranks among the best fiestas Spain hosts annually and is attended by visitors from all over the world.

León Blanco Antigüedades y más FURNITURE, ANTIQUES & DECORATION

Good quality. Good prices. Free delivery. Restoration & bespoke furniture construction. Avenida de la Constitución 18, COMPETA Open: 10.30 - 14.30 Mon-Sat Tel: 618226647

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 63 Curtains Any alterations or repairs

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

email: elcortjocompeta.gmail.com

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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13th July Flamenco night Mejores vistas a la costa Abierto 6 noches cada semana de 18.30 - 23.00 Open 6 nights a week from 18.30 - 23.00 Jedeu / Abend / Geoffuet 18.30 -23.00 Cerrado el lunes Closed Mondays Domingos de 13.00-16.00 Sunday Lunch 1pm-16.00 Sonntag von 13.00-16.00 Ternera asada 7€ Roast Beef 7€ Roastbeef 7€

Best views to the coast

Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu! Private on-site Parking

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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.

www.aljarife.com ASESORÍA ALJARIFE C/ San Antonio, 8 - 1º 29754 CÓMPETA Málaga Teléfono:(34) 952 51 66 00 Fax: (34) 952 51 67 29

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

El Recreo

El Recreo Tapas•Mesón

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

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

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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


Pavo Real

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

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

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

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

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THE QUICK CROSSWORD Across

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1 It finds north (7) 5 Inebriated (7) 9 Convert into another language (9) 10 Initial wagers (5) 11 Multiplies by two (7) 12 Tanned cowhide (7) 13 Lingering (9) 15 Eject or deport (5) 17 Bring forth (5) 19 In boxing, not quite a KO (9) 22 Chevrons (7) 25 The time zone for New York (7) 26 On par (5) 27 Comply (9) 28 He goes too fast (7) 29 Keenly (7)

1 Fortress (7) 2 Ascertaining the dimensions (9) 3 Find innocent (7) 4 A style of physical comedy (9) 5 Inhabit (5) 6 Not cognizant of (7) 7 A two-masted sailing ship (5) 8 Hole in the nose (7) 14 Monstrous (9) 16 University instructor (9) 17 Street performers (7) 18 Overthrew (7) 20 Smooches (7) 21 Convent (7) 23 French for "Red" (5) 24 Step (5) Solution on page 82

1. The name of which toy translated means "come come"? 2. Too-Too, Dab Dab and Chee-Chee are some examples of what? 3. The song title 'Go West' has been a hit for which two bands? 4. What tasty name did Captain Cook give the Hawaiian Islands in 1778? 5. 'Rich Uncle Pennybags', a round old man in a top hat, serves as the mascot for what? 6. During the 1920s, Big Bill Tilden was the dominant figure in which sport? 7. The cooking term 'Roux' is a combination of which two ingredients? 8. Who played the drums in Band Aid's 1984 Christmas hit, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'? 9. Naja Naja is the scientific name for which animal? 10. The 1934 Hollywood movie 'It Happened One Night' was the first film to win the 'Big Five' (Academy awards for best picture, director, actor, actress and writing). Name the other two films that

have accomplished this feat. One point for each correct answer. 11. The scientific world has been turned on its head recently with the discovery that what may be capable of travelling faster than the speed of light? 12. In meteรณrology, which term means 'the boy'? 13. Which David Bowie song have both Lulu and Nirvana covered? 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 Constitución Local 3, Competa

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

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

260 Euros Competa Tel: 637 028 873 / 618 360 290 info@tiendadedardos.es

taxiSILVIA déjate llevar

SILVIA CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ TORRES CALLE ESTACIÓN 3 CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA

T: +34 652 635 500 silviarotorres@hotmail.com To advertise call 637 028 873

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

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encourages you to come and practice too! Continuing with the sports theme they are waiting for satellite TV to be installed so they can show sports too.

LA CABRA PELUDA Formally Known as Bar La Peńa Under New Ownership

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a Cabra Peluda bar in Archez has recently opened its doors. It was formally known as La Pena and is under new ownership of Gavin and Sabrina although Gavin will take on the major role of running the business. They have had a house in Canillas de Albaida since 2010 but made the permanent move to Spain in November of last year. Sabrina and Gavin ran a 17 room, 2 restaurant Hotel with public bar in Guernsey for 10 years and previous to this a bar/restaurant for 7 years and prior to this an Irish bar in the UK. They are certainly not new to the hospitality business! The move to Spain was to change the pace of their lives although from the start Gavin was on the lookout for an opportunity to do something which could combine business

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and sociability, which ultimately was another bar! After a couple of ideas that didn’t come to fruition they were introduced to Carmen who owned La Pena .They were able to work out a deal with her so Gavin and Sabrina took over the lease form the 1st May this year. As the bar had been closed for a while they needed to get in and paint, tidy and put their own stamp on the place. A pool table has been installed and a darts board. Gavin explained all through his working career in the bar trade he has been involved in darts and pool leagues and he is keen to continue the trend in La Cabra Peluda. He would welcome back any teams or players from previous years and would definitely like to put together teams for next year’s leagues. Inside there is plenty of space for both darts and pool to been played and Gavin

Gavin didn’t want to take on the same pressures and headaches of his previous work but instead do the bit he most enjoyed doing, being a barman. So for now La Cabra Peluda is a drinks bar offering free tapas. This may evolve over the months to offering a choice of a few raciones but for now while he is finding his feet he is a pub. When they opened on the 1st June they didn’t want to publicise anything in order to see how things went and solve any problems that occurred before they advertised officially they were open. Gavin admitted that the road being closed between Canillas de Albaida and Archez hadn’t been the ideal start either! However, he is now confident it’s time to advertise and hopefully the road will be open by the time you read this! In addition to being involved in the darts and pool teams Gavin welcomes live music and as such on Sunday the 16th of July from 2.30 to 5.30 Jack Cade Rebellion band will be playing and they will be serving paella at €6.00 per head. Finally, they are keen to work with charities in the area and would be happy to host quiz nights and fundraising events, so charities do get in touch. We wish Gavin and Sabrina the best of luck and through their advertising we will keep you informed how the bar will evolve over the coming months. See advert on opposite page.

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La Cabra Peluda Formally La Peńa in Archez

Drinks with free Tapas e.g paella, Pool Table & Magners available - Live Music Darts Board Ample Parking outside Available for private parties at no extra charge Tel 643 006 124- Facebook lacabrapeluda

Open 5pm to close everyday except Mon & Tues

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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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El Mosquin trekking - working holidays - riding holidays Cรณmpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Horseriding in Andalucia

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he lovely andalusian horses at Los Caballos del Mosquin are ready to take you out for a ride this summer. Situated between Competa and Canillas de Albaida in the Axarquia region, right on the doorstep to the natural park; "Sierras Almijara and Tejeda" - with a view to la Maroma to one side and the mediterranian to the other side, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a variety of horseriding experiences.

Even if it is high summer, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a

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range of possibilities for horseriding during the summer season. You can enjoy riding out early in the morning or enjoy sunset from the back of a horse on tracks out in the beautiful national park. For the unexperinced rider, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers shorter rides every day, and for the rider seeking more challenges - besides the daily tours, there are special rides out - like for instance the "BuenaVista Ride" every saturday and sunday. This is a half day ride with a picnic stop.

Do you feel a little rusty with your riding skills? Los Caballos del Mosquin also offer a "brush up" in the new and bigger riding school. Many riders like to combine the two things and that can be a lovely combination of a little more tempo in the school and a very relaxed riding out in the nature of Andalucia. We did not plan for any foals this year at Los Caballos del Mosquin, but our mare Farina looked a little out of shape, and when our vet found the mare pregnant with a possible new foal in July, everybody was really surprised when a lovely filly was full born on March 14th. Come and meet our "Sorpresa con H" - the sweetest foal of the year, and have a coffee or a refreshment under the Algarrobo tree. For more information: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

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BEFORE

AFTER

NEED A NEW KITCHEN? IDECOCINA, Torre Del Mar

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

Raza

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.

TORROX

HOTEL

Hablamos Espanol

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

Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

We Speak English

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

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

Alternatively email us at: info@razahotel.com or visit our website at www.razahotel.com

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C/Los Prados, 4.- Torre del Mar

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•July 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April

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ou may not be able to get as much done as you'd like, so it would help to pace yourself. Some of the key issues could involve mixed messages or somebody stubbornly refusing to grant a request or help you out.

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LEO

LIBRA

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t would be smart to check that others understand what you're saying, particularly those in positions of authority. At the same time, you might need to be very adaptable if you need to handle someone who resists your ideas.

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f your confidence dips, it's only temporary. This influence could leave you feeling like it isn't worth socializing with your friends, but nothing could be further from the truth. The people you know will love to see you.

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f you're eager to mait helps to be as flexible and adaptable as possible. In addition, make sure that you understand the gist of any leading conversations, things that ought to be clear may not be.

SAGITTARIUS

22th November - 21st December

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SCORPIO

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t might be hard to choose among all the events and invitations that rain down on you. People want to be charming and entertaining. Enjoy the widespread good feelings.

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inances may need careful handling. While you could get lucky and find a bargain, it would be wise to check that you're getting as good a deal as you think you are. Whatever you buy, it would be smart to keep the receipts.

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esponsibilities and tasks could be piling up and you could be feeling overwhelmed. The stars encourage you to take a step back and carefully review your situation. If it's possible to delegate any of your tasks, consider doing so.

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23rd August - 22th September

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f you've been in denial about any issues now is your opportunity to notice that and do something about it. It won't happen overnight, but gradually you'll notice a pattern or get insights that prove useful to you. 23rd October - 21st November

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he urge to explore new options could be very powerful. You may be proactive in making travel plans and stepping outside your comfort zone. But you might need to be a bit more careful about financial matters.

CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

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eace and quiet may be at a premium . It could be hard to escape all the activity and demands on your time. Find solace in music, reading, and private moments even if you're out in a crowd.

ou'll be careful as well as bold about making a dramatic change or decision. Trust your judgment and don't hesitate in the face of any opposition.

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eelings and dreams run deeper and stronger now. Your joy will be contagious and people will want to follow your lead. Do something radically different and don't think too hard about it.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

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

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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Guaranteed Speeds Unlimited Traffic Pay as you Go available

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10mbps

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UK Bedding and Textiles FULLY INSURED. 12 YEARS WORKING IN SPAIN. FAULT FINDING. SOLAR ELECTRIC. FUSEBOARD UPGRADES. FREE ESTIMATES.

ROGER: 648025901 competaroger@ yahoo.co.uk

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

(45 years experience)

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

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Lfs Offers a Large Variety of Bedding and Accessories to Suit Every Pocket. Visit us at the Trapiche Market every Tuesday. Visit our facebook page lfsinteriors Out website is still under construction so not all of our products are on there yet.

www.lfsbeddingandinteriors.com If you would like to view a particular item that you have seen on our web or facebook page let us know and we can bring it to the Farmers market for you to look at with no obligation to buy. Contact us on English 655 553 843 To advertise call 637 028 873


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

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

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 info@asesoriaaxarquia.es To advertise call 637 028 873

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Wife just told me she wants to leave me because of my Star Wars obsession. I said "May divorce be with you”

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My father always used to say, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger," - 'til the accident.

In Pizza Express you can get garlic bread with cheese and tomato. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a pizza.

“I used to watch this [Royal Variety Performance] every year with my family – it was a tradition. And now I'm on the stage doing it. If my dad could see me... I'm sure wherever my father is, he would be looking down on us. He's not dead... just very condescending."

"I came here for comedy", a heckler shouted during a gig at Warrington University, to which I replied: "No, mate, you came here because you screwed up your A-levels.”

Sudoku Answers from Page 74

Airports: 1 of the few places where you can be sat in a Wetherspoons on your own. On Sunday. And not feel like life hasn't turned out right.

“I bought one of those antibullying wristbands when they first came out. I say ‘bought', I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid."

There was one time where I failed to perform sexually. My girlfriend said to me "oh don't worry, it happens to a lot of guys". Ok, there are two things wrong with that. First of all who are these other guys?, and second of all if it's happening to more than one of us, don't you think it could be YOUR fault?

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” I've just heard my local greengrocer has been arrested for dealing drugs. I'm shocked. I've been a customer of his for years and never knew he was a greengrocer. I went into my local bookshop and said to the assistant, “I'd like to buy a book by Shakespeare?" "Of course, Sir, which one?" "William", I replied. Some guy keeps ringing me up shouting down the phone things like, "Stand and deliver" and, "Prince Charming". I keep telling him he's got the wrong number but he's adamant.

Crossword Answers from Page 70

Pub Quiz (Pg 70) 1. Yo yo 2. Animals in Dr. Dolittle 3. The Village People and The Pet Shop Boys 4. Sandwich Islands 5. The game Monopoly 6. Tennis 7. Flour and fat (butter). Used in thickening a sauce. 8. Phil Collins 9. Cobra 10. Two answers. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and The Silence Of The Lambs 11. Neutrinos 12. El Nino 13. The Man Who Sold The World

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Pat Rowbottom Beloved wife of Ron. Much loved mother of Sue, Paul and Gilly. Adored grandmother of Alex. Died peacefully in Competa, Spain on June 8th 2017. Goodbye our lovely mummy. Rest in peace my beautiful wife.

DESERT DIAMONDS A stunning collection of Jewellery for the chic and sophisticated woman. Available at Trapiche Market every Tuesday. Contact Janice for a Personal Consultation: janicedesertdiamonds@gmail.com Mobile: 610379883 To advertise call 637 028 873

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH Turmeric and Ginger to Spice Up Your Life!

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Large, lush leaves are always in demand in summer gardens and patio pots and there are two spicy contenders that are in many minds at the moment – turmeric and ginger. The beauty and bounty of the tropics is in many of our pantries – things like vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, pepper, coffee and cocoa. Many of these equatorial edibles are demanding for us to grow in our much more arid climate but turmeric, curcuma longa, and ginger, zingiber officinale, are both very do-able and very desirable. Turmeric is the spice of the moment – I have taken it for many years and find the golden spice mixed with peppercorns and oil is magical for easing joint twinges and minor aches and pains – general old age things! But it is

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also achieving more and more respect when used as a cancer preventative/treatment. It gives us a healthy dose of iron and manganese, lowers cholesterol, is antiseptic and antibacterial and its anti-inflammatory properties make it great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, blood clots and even the simple headache. In Southern Asia it has been used for health benefits for over five thousand years and is a standard in rice and curry dishes. However, it is as a natural dye that turmeric is most used commercially; it's in many foods such as margarine, mustard, chicken soups or anything where a golden colour is called for; but it's also used to dye skin and saris! It's occasionally seen labelled as Indian saffron but has nothing to do with the much more costly saffron crocus. Its flavour is unique, warm and peppery with a slightly earthy flavour and its looks are pure summer lush!

Curcuma longa is a tropical rhizome native to India and Malaysia and the whole plant is edible. The rhizomes are boiled, dried and ground up to produce turmeric powder, the leaves make a great wrap for steamed fish or rice dishes and even the fabulous green and white-pinkish flowers which nestle between the leaves can be eaten – beats lettuce any day! Planting to harvest takes about 4 or 5 months during our warmer months, so start now. The rhizomes can now be bought fairly easily at our supermarkets and even small local shops; choose those which are plump with lots of buds. The plants do not produce seeds so rhizomes are the way to go! If growing in a pot, you will need a wide pot as the fingers will spread out from the mother plant in all directions. Bury them about

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5cm deep with the 'eyes' facing up. Remember that we are dealing with a tropical plant so it loves warm, humid conditions. Once temperatures are consistently over 20C (which I think we can now guarantee for a while!), your turmeric will start to shoot and then makes rapid growth. Give your plants dappled to full shade and they will be very happy and fabulously fill your pots with plumes of greenery one metre or more high and across. Once established, it is one of the toughest plants (as are most rhizomes) and it will survive, though not look pretty, through periods of drought and too much sun. Leaves will burn at the edges and hang limp when stressed but the golden bounty underground will survive. Once a stem has finished flowering, cut it to the ground to encourage further thrusting shoots. Remember that this plant will go winter deciduous. Leaves will turn yellow and begin to decline with colder weather; let them die back naturally. Then you can dig up the rhizomes; a lot of rhizome growth is made during these last few weeks as the leaves are dying down, so don´t be too impatient to harvest. Most will serve as your crop, a few can be re-planted for next year. If this is your first year of growth, you may prefer to leave your plant alone to develop into a decent sized clump for harvesting next year.

greengrocers. Break them up into pieces, ensuring that each has three of four 'eyes'. Like turmeric, they will develop quickly at this

Please remember that there are several varieties of turmeric and ginger – not all are edible, so ensure that you are growing the correct plant before eating! Our Super Summer Sale will start at 9am on 18th July and run through until 2pm 29th July 2017. Don´t miss it! Nearly all plants will be reduced by 50% – trees, fruits, climbers, herbs, palms, roses, perennials, annuals, cacti and succulents – the lot! Please don´t ask us to pre-reserve, it's not fair to others! We will happily reserve during the sale fortnight as long as you can collect before the end of July. We will be closed during the month of August.

time of the year, ginger usually being the quicker of the two; during cooler conditions both can take months to shoot. Commercially, ginger rhizomes are often mounded up (much as potatoes) to protect and ensure well-shaped meaty rhizomes but gardeners probably won't find this necessary. Mulching will suffice and is a good practice to keep the soil moist Ginger is grown in a very similar fashion to turmeric and is native to around both and provide protection. Do not over-fertilise as much of Asia. Again, all parts of the plant are edible (more so when this will produce huge leaves but thinner rhizomes – unless, of young) and rich in potassium and manganese. They contain a spicy course, you want them large and lovely for pots. Both are, generally, compound called gingerol which, fairly pest-free. again, is indicated in prevention/treatment of cancer. Of the two, ginger is usually more Ginger leaves contain over 200 productive and, once established, different scents – no wonder we it's very feasible to extract chunks love that rich aroma and it during the growing season for an stimulates our brains! emergency upset stomach for Ginger rhizomes are considerably instance! larger than those of turmeric and can, again, be easily purchased at

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these survivors so don´t be frightened of giving these tropical beauties a go. And, if you want to steal a march, we have young plants available at Viveros Florena, Cómpeta.

Summer Hours 9am until 2pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. Always closed on Sundays and Mondays and for the whole of August. 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, plug plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours October to May: 10 – 4, closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours, June, July & September: 9 – 2, closed Sundays & Mondays and August. Viveros Florena, Ctra.Algarrobo/Cómpeta km 2, Cómpeta 29754,Málaga Tel:689928201 Web:www.viverosflorena.com Email:florenaspain@hotmail.com And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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SILKS BAR MARKET Torrox Costa Mon 11- 1 Silks Bar Residencia Costa del Oro, Bloque 8, 29793 .

AIMING HIGH FOR CUDECA AND JUMPING FOR JOY! Cancer survivor Martin Robinson will soon be jumping for joy. The 69 year old is undertaking a tandem parachute jump to raise money for CUDECA. This is the second major fund-raising event Martin has undertaken. Last year he raised 2,800€ for the Spanish cancer charity by swimming 5 kilometres and now he’s at it again with a tandem skydive from 15,000ft. For this latest money raiser Martin will have the support of his son Joe, who will also be jumping. Both men will be strapped to their own instructor and will free fall for nearly two minutes before their parachutes are deployed. "It’s what Saturday afternoons in June are made for - the ultimate fatherson activity,” said Martin. The parachute jump will take place in Devon on a fine weather day late June or early July 2017. You can show your much appreciated support my making a donation on line using the following link http://www.cudecaeventos.org/evento/skydive-forcudeca You can also contact Martin directly on 00 34 671 94 13 28

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These quizzes have helped CAS raise much needed funds throughout the winter and spring. We will be taking a break during the dog days of summer but will resume these fun quizzes at the Punta Lara Bar in Nerja on the third Friday of each month starting in October. COULD YOU HELP CAS? The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more volunteer helpers in a number of areas, so if you have spare time to fill, please make contact!

CRONOESCALADA/ BICYCLE RACE: FREE Sunday the 2nd of July: 10.00h: Venta de Palma (Cómpeta) 3,1km race from Venta de Palma to Puerto Del Collao. You can register for this event by calling the town hall (952 516 006) or on the day of the race at Venta de Palma between 09.00h and 09.30h. Organization: Cómpeta Town Hall & Cómpeta Club Ciclista

In particular, more fundraisers are needed to work with our team, people are required to help with the feeding of the cats at the numerous feeding stations maintained by CAS, and animal lovers who could undertake a monthly airport run are necessary to take animals being re-homed in northern Europe to catch their flights. In addition, fosterers are always required to take short-term care of animals until a permanent home can be found for them. Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help. For a no-obligation chat, contact Vera on 95 252 9670 for general enquiries. Simone on 619 903 815 can answer queries about airport runs in English or German.

PUNTA LARA CAS QUIZ The Costa Animal Society (CAS) would like to express our appreciation to Mark at the Punta Lara Bar and our regular quizzers for putting on another brilliant season of trivial pursuit.

And despite the tough times, money is still needed to cope with the continuous flow of abandoned dogs and cats requiring help from the Costa Animal Society. If you could donate a little to help the animals, CAS would be most grateful.

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Friday 21st July Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida, from 8.30pm - 11.30pm To reserve a table call 952 553 018 or 699 933 026

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS

Saturday 22nd July Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 653 629 841 or 689 237 643

Saturday 1st July: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 952 553 662

Friday 28 July Restaurante Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm 12.00pm To reserve a table call 677 974 410

Friday 7th July El Recreo, Competa 9.0pm0- 12.00pm To reserve a table call 952 516043

Saturday 29 July Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa, 9.00pm 12.00pm To reserve a table call 952 553662

Sunday 9th July El Fogón del Pibe Canillas de Albaida, unplugged(ish) 8.00pm - 11.00pm. To reserve a table call 622 325 910 Friday 14th July Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127 Sunday 16 July: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa, 2.00pm - 5.00pm Acoustic at the Pool Friday 19th July Restaurante Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 677 974 410

Jukebox Bandits are: Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on acoustic guitar, bass and vocals, Ken Peacock on flute and saxophone and Mitch France on guitars, banjo, mandolin and vocals. They play an eclectic mix of pop, blues, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From Dire Straits to The Dubliners, from Manu Chao to Jason Mraz. The music starts mellow (whilst people are eating), gradually picking up the tempo and culminating with the dance set including standards like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and The Mavericks’ “Dance the Night Away”. For all future gigs, samples of our music and to join our mailing list go to: www.jukeboxbandits.com

COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS Feria de Cómpeta 2017: From the 20th until the 23rd of July Cómpeta will honor San Sebastián with the annual fair. Party´s day and night, plus a big fair and stalls. Don´t miss the fun! You can get the full program from the 10th of July at the town hall. Visit our lovely museums: Museum of art and customs, museum of Sacred Art and museum of costumes. Free entrance to 3 museums open 09:30 – 13:30H and 16:00 – 20:00H, Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday 11:00 -14:00H. Mondays closed. Oficina de Turismo. Do you need more information about Cómpeta? Visit our lovely tourist office at the entrance of the village! Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 – 14.00 Sundays: 10.00 – 14.00 Facebook! Are you on Facebook and want to be informed of the latest news of the town hall in Cómpeta? You can find us on: www.facebook.com/ayuntamiento decompeta You can always check the official website of the town hall where you can find a business directory,


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

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

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

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

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

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

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

1004 093 1002 025

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

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

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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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Consulates

Hospitals

Austria

Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000

Belgium

Tel: 952 399 907

Motril

Denmark

Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000

Finland

Tel: 952 212 435

France

Tel: 952 214 888

Germany

Tel: 952 363 591

Ireland

Tel: 952 475 108

Italy

Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955

Sweden

Tel: 952 604 383

UK

Tel: 952 352 300

USA

Tel: 952 474 891

Airlines

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

www.easyjet.com www.bmibaby.com

January 1st

New Years Day

www.ryanair.com

January 6th

Three Kings Day

www.thompsonfly.com

February 28th

www.flymonarch.com

May 1st

www.flybe.com

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

www.xl.com

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

Wave

96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception

Spectrum

105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day

REM FM

104.8 FM

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BUSIN

Accommodation

Finca el Cerrillo

Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email: info@hotelfinca.com www.hotelfinca.com

Finca Los Pinos Tel: 619 175 649 The Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 55 3662

Construction

Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099 Construcciones Schmid S.L Tel: 652 656 066

Hairdressers Drains Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Competa, Malaga heidi@heidisheaven.com Tel: 606 226 645

Airconditioning / Heating

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

Electricians Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

www.redwell.com

Electrician Tel 951242449

Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

www.english-electrician-nerja.com

Cooling and Heating Solutions

Electricians

Sales, Service & Installation

Roger 648 025 901

Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

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

Food Stores & Shops

Carpenters

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

Interior Design

Broadband Axarwifi Tel: 684 459 620

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

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

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

Andrea Slater (Constru Schmid) Tel: 00 449 151 4048 52 64


NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144

Kitchens

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

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

Language Schools

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

www.solutions4u-competa.com

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

Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Property Management Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

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

Call Paul Tel: 664367511

Real Estate

email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

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

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

www.taurusrealestate.com 952 516 633 / 660 743 670

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

Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104 Casa & Terrano Tel: 952 547 601

Real Estate

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

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurante Cerezo Large Terrace - 952 553 018 Canillas de Albaida (Málaga) C/Estacion 5 - restaurantecerezo@hotmail.com

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga)

www.ventaelcurro.com Bar-Restaurante

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

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 Taj Mahal Tel: 952 534 972 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

Solicitors

Swimming Pool Heating

Vets

Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608 info@hmheating.es www.hmheating.es

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas

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

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 reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com Tel: 652 970 608 info@hmheating.es www.hmheating.es

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901

Mobility

Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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

Property Care and Management Services

INSIDE OUT

VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga www.competayoga.com

Clare 0034 634361611 - Rob 0034 670269052 Email insideout.es@gmail.com

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JULY 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. stgeorgemalaga.org. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. Group activities finish for the Summer Holidays. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org Please note the Centre will only be open in a morning 10.00 to 13.00. Every Monday July – Keep Fit at the Centre. Time 11.00 to 12.00. Every Tuesday and Friday July – Espanglish Group at the Centre. Time 11.30 to 13.00. Every Wednesday July – Computer workshop at the Centre. Time 10.00 to 11.30. Every Wednesday July – Art & Craft group at the Centre. Time 10.00 to 13.00. Every Friday July – Coffee Morning at the Centre. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Monday July 3rd - – 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. Thursday July 20th - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. 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. Tuesday July 25th – Excursion to “Festival of Lorca & Granada. Oh Cuba”. Please come and join

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friends on an excursion to Granada, in the Generalife gardens to see the world premiere of “Oh Cuba”. Flamenco ballet and in which poetry, music and dance will tackle the revolving relationship between Federico and the Antillean island. You will arrive in Granada city at approx, 19.30, where there will be time for you to have a meal. The coach will pick you up at 21.30 to take you to the Generalife for the show which starts at 22.00. After the show you will be met by the coach and you will arrive back in Torre del Mar at approximately 2.00. Ticket price 35 Euros available at the Centre, limited places only. This includes entrance, bus and insurance. Fund raising event. Departure times Viñuela (Football Pitch) 16.30, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 17.00, Caleta (Opposite the Vets) 17.10, Algarrobo (Lidl) 17.15. EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 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 Sunday 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, 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 www.RBL-Losromanes.org.uk or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or websiterblnerja.wordpress.com

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COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY Press Update

Happy Tales At the end of May the Costa Animal Society (CAS) worked in conjunction with TAIL in Torrox and Valle Verde in La Herradura to resolve an urgent situation of ten Lab cross pups that were born to a Labrador in Frigiliana. The owner of the mother was facing eviction for having 12 dogs in his garden and the pups needed new homes by a deadline of June 01, 2017. The three charities advertised the pups far and wide with five going to the Netherlands, two to Germany and one to Norway. Two others were rehomed in Spain all within several weeks time, an amazing feat considering it can take months to find new places for a single waif. Aroa, Agatha and Adam were three out of six strays who were rescued by the APA charity from the Nerja pound back in January. APA was a bit over-stretched at the time so CAS agreed to take on these Bodegueros. After several months in kennels Aroa was adopted by a lovely lady from Norway who flew all the way to Malaga to collect her on June 01. Adam was seen on the CAS website by a very nice family in England who had adopted a similar female from CAS the year before. The family fell in love with Adam immediately and arranged for him to be transported to the Bolton area on June 13. Adam is now enjoying a wonderful life with his new sister in the UK. Agatha has also been chosen by a Nordic family thanks to our sister charity in Norway. She is currently being prepared for her flight to Scandinavia and should be in her new home by the end of July.

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Ready for adoption Betty and Benji are very sweet siblings who were left with CAS back in March as part of a litter of five. Their two brothers and one sister found homes fairly quickly but these lovely pups are still looking for their forever homes. Both are a little shy when they meet new people but they are quite affectionate once they get to know you. They are now about six months old, have been vaccinated and are in perfect health. Marilyn was rescued by a 12 yearold girl who saw the pup being kicked by some boys in a park. Unfortunately, when the girl brought the pup home her mother couldn't cope with another pet to look after as they already had two dogs and a cat. Marilyn is now being housed in kennels until a more permanent home can be found.CAS Shop News Fancy a horse ride while helping the Costa Animal Society (CAS)? We are now taking bookings for Andale horse riding school in the shop. With each booking CAS receives a â‚Ź5 donation. The CAS shop is located next door to the Good Stuff CafĂŠ in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. The new premises, three times bigger than before, allow CAS to offer a large range of quality second-hand clothing, books, bric-a-brac and electrical items in good working order. Donations of like items are always welcome, sorry not furniture. CAS is also seeking volunteers to work in the shop. Please call in and talk to shop manager Karen for further information.

Opening hours are from 10.00am until 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday, excluding bank holidays. The telephone number is 689 314 350. Please note: For the month of August we will be trading only from Monday to Friday 10.00am until 2.00pm. We will resume normal working hours in September. Featured Cat of the Month Millie was born in September 2016 and is very sweet and uncomplicated. She gets on well with people, cats and dogs. Spayed and vaccinated - could travel anywhere, although a local home would be nice. She was rescued from certain death in the pound and is now in Nerja in a foster home. If you can offer her a loving home, please contact the Costa Animal Society (CAS) via our website, casnerja.org, or ring Vera on 95 252 9670. Part-Time Pets Many people would like the company of a pet cat or dog, but are reluctant to make a long term commitment. What happens if I have to return to my home country? What do I do with the animal during my holidays? The Costa Animal Society (CAS) has the answer: a part-time pet! Why not consider fostering a cat or a dog until a permanent home can be found for it? Fostering can be a rewarding experience with the main responsibility being to care for an animal as if it were your own. If you are interested in becoming a CAS fosterer, please contact Vera on 95 252 9670 for a no-obligation chat.

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

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

Mb: (0034) 660 743 670 email: info@taurusrealestate.com .

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

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635

email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

SALARES

SAYALONGA

TORROX

Spacious 4 bed / 2 bath family villa in an impressive location with fabulous coastal views. Guest apartment, f/f kitchen, light & airy lounge, covered & open terraces with 8mt x 4mt swimming pool. Garage, terraced areas and walled gardens. Ideal for bed & breakfast business. EPC rating E

Large town house of 257m2 with many possibilities: one large family residence or 3 separate guest apartments. Main house: spacious living area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Unfinished apartment: kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom. 2 roof terraces, patio & balcony. Rental potential or B&B. Awaiting EPC

Immaculate country villa between Torrox and Competa comprising: f/f kitchen, open plan lounge / diner, 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spacious terrace with 8mt x 4mt swimming pool, covered dining area, outside kitchen and sun lounge area. Mature garden, countryside views and easy access. EPC Rating E

Ref: T512

299,000 euro

Ref: T898

80,000 euro

299,000 euro

Ref: C3529

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COMPETA

Ref: C3525

COMPETA

ALCAUCIN

Unique opportunity to purchase a mature property in a superb spot a short drive or 15 minute walk from the village, ideal refurbishment project. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, central heating, garage, roof terrace, fully fenced with mature garden and easy access. Awaiting EPC

85,000 euro

Amazing villa with excellent access and breathtaking lake & mountain views, within walking distance to the village & Natural Park. Spacious lounge & diner, luxury kitchen, 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite). Large 10mt x 5mt pool, covered porch area, garage. Sold furnished. Awaiting EPC Ref: T959

449,000 euro

Country house a short distance from Cómpeta with good access and peaceful surroundings. 2 beds, 1 bathroom, independent studio and outside kitchen with BBQ. Fabulous mature, well irrigated plot with an abundance of fruit trees and flowering shrubs. Awaiting EPC Ref: C3527

199,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine July 2017  

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

The Grapevine Magazine July 2017  

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

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