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The Grapevine would like to wish Taurus Real Estate all the best with their new office in Caleta de Velez. Their official opening was on the 8th June and the office can be found on the roundabout between Caleta de Velez and Torre del Mar. The opening was attended by many friends and clients. Jocavi restaurant in Sayalonga provided the fabulous catering. Caroline and Tony Hicks owners of Taurus Real Estate have been with The Grapevine Magazine from the first edition over 15 years ago. They are a professional couple and have steered a strong business throughout the years. The Caleta office is a prime location and I sure will bring them both even more success. Pictures form the opening can be seen on page 65 This month is our Bumper Property Feature found on pages 54 through to page 65. If you are looking for a property in the Axarquia then this is the place to look. Reputable Estate Agents in the area show case their properties which will give you a real feel of what is on the market. It really is a great time to buy or invest. Finally, its party season with the start of the many ferias and parties throughout the summer. My home town of Competa holds its feria from 19th to 23rd of July with its annual Foam Party on the Saturday afternoon This is a favourite amongst the locals especially with the recent edition of the water slide running from the Plaza Almijara to the carpark!! Enjoy and Keep Reading The Editor

Inside This Month


24 The Beach Lounge A chat with Alex and Paul the owners of the The Beach Lounge in Torre Del Mar 55 The Property Feature A selection of the best properties from the leading Estate Agents in this area.

83 The Plaza Lounge Bar A visit to the Plaza Lounge Bar in Benamargosa for a spot of Sunday Lunch. 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh Cactus Corner


José Luis

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Price:399,000 Euros


Beautiful 4 bed, 2 bath (206.68 m²) country villa including a separate guest apartment. Enjoying one of the best locations in the area. This spectacular villa offers spacious living spaces that can be extended into the pre-installed garage. Potential for a B & B. EPC - In process ref: v1247

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Viñuela Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath (137m²) immaculately presented villa, with bright and airy living spaces, first floor sun lounge, fantastic outside spaces with an elevated deck with swim spa, fantastic Lake and mountain views, a must see property! Price:99,000 Euros

Canillas de Aceituno

Traditional 3 bed, 1 bath (100m²) village house, with 2 lounges and kitchen/dining, study/office, breakfast terrace and roof terrace, central village location with parking nearby, in need of some updating, an opportunity to create a unique home.

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Price:295,000 Euros

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Benajarafe Fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath (136.24m²) villa, living/dining with separate kitchen and utility room, tv/study room easily adapted to 3rd bed, fantastic outdoor space with many sun terraces and a roof terrace. Heated swimming pool with high quality thermal cover. A must to view! EPC - E ref: v1246

Canillas de Aceituno Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath (116m²) country villa, living/dining area with separate kitchen, lush Mediterranean gardens with fruit trees and private pool. Great outside spaces for al fresco dining and relaxing with stunning mountain, countryside and village views. EPC - G ref: v1243

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New this month!

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Sedella Beautifully renovated, superbly finished 4 bed, 2 bath village house (178 m²) in Sedella. Full of rustic charm, this spacious property has a versatile layout which can easily be arranged to offer separate guest accommodation. A must to view!

ref: v1242 EPC - In process

EPC - In process

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New this month!

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ref: t1239 Price: 598,000 Euros

Stunning spacious immaculately presented 3 bed 3 bath villa (183 m²) with excellent road access, elevated position, large living/kitchen/dining room, private pool and terraces, mature gardens and stunning sea views.

ref: t1245 EPC - E

Price:169,950 Euros

Competa Modern 3 bed, 2 bath (87.83m²) apartment, immaculately presented with a living/dining, separate kitchen and utility room. There is a large terrace with countryside views, private secure parking space with a central village location, a must see property! EPC - In process

New this month!

ref: t1248 Price:140,000 Euros

Comares Rustic style 3 bed, 1 bath villa (110m²), with living/dining area and separate kitchen, fully enclosed managable sized garden with octagonal pool, spacious terrace with bbq area, great roof terrace, would make a great project as the property requires some updating.

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“ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and Grapevine To advertise call 637 registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

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Colmenar Charming nicely renovated 3 bed 2 bath village house (172 m²) with many attractive original features, spacious living accommodation and 49 m² of south facing outside space with covered terrace, 2 further terraces and 2 garden areas. EPC - D

Arenas Charming 2 bed, 2 bath country villa (110m²), with an open plan living/dining/kitchen, covered terrace, private swimming pool with mountain, countryside and village views, within walking distance of village. ref: v1249 ref: t1105 EPC - In process

Beautiful property! Price:399,000 Euros

Sayalonga A fabulous established 3 bed, 3 bath villa (158m²) including a separate guest house. Recently renovated including new fitted kitchen and new bathrooms. Stunning sea views. A must to view! Price:239,000 Euros

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We can advertise your property on Rightmove Overseas – Canillas de Aceituno Spacious 3 Give us a call now! bed, 3 bath + wc countryside villa (171m²), bright living/dining area with separate kitchen, fantastic outside space with mature garden, sunny private pool area with stunning views, great location only 15 minutes from coast, a must see property!


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Competa Villa with 3 beds and 1 bath +wc (133 m²) within walking distance of Competa village. The house is on an individual plot but part of a rural urbanisation. Many different terraces with a good sized swimming pool. Stunning sea views and easy access. EPC - In process ref: v1241

Open to offers!

Price: 325,000 Euros

ref: v1233

Spacious property! Price:248,000 Euros

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Canillas de Albaida Fantastic modern 3 bed 2 bath villa (121 m²) with excellent access, covered terrace and pool area with Jacuzzi – a great easy to maintain full time, holiday home/rental property to be sold fully furnished. ref: v1231 EPC - E High quality! Price:339,000 Euros

bed 2 bathroom + wc house (193.24m²), located on a popular urb. and including a separate guest apartment. With open plan living/dining, separate kitchen, private garden area, garage, use of communal pool, 5 minute walk to beach. EPC - D ref: t1211


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


Modern Villa!

ref: v1109 Price: 220,000 Euros

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Price:395,000 Euros

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Torrox Stunning 3 bed, 3 bath 2 storey villa (202.75m²) with an open plan, bright and airy feel. Living/dining, kitchen, mature lush gardens, lots fruit trees, private pool area, plenty of parking and just a 10 minute drive to Torrox. A must see property! ref: v1221 EPC - E


Sayalonga Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath villa (191m²). With an open plan living/dining space and fitted kitchen. The villa benefits from gas underfloor heating, a studio perfect for painting, a large garage, private pool, good access and exquisite views. ref: v1223 ref: v1160 EPC - E

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.

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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: 625 994 573



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Canillas de Albaida Ref: 417

Archez Ref:444

Charming three bed country property set on a 2350m2 plot of land with a variety of fruit trees. Swimming pool with covered seating area on a higher level giving you fantastic views down to the sea.

This 180m2 townhouse with 5 bedrooms and the possibility of more has great potential with a small amount of reform work to be a large family home or even to be set up as a B&B business.

Wonderful 2 bed country property with swimming pool, lovely outdoor area with barbecue and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This can also be purchased in with property ref 411.




Torrox Ref:308

Cómpeta Ref: 399

Traditional finca set on a 7000m2 plot of land with a large variety of fruit trees, it's own water share and a large tank for rain water collection. With a small amount of modernisation this could make the perfect self sufficient home.

Three bedroom apartment in a great location, close to all amenities. The property is in need of a small amount of work has all the potential to be a fantastic bolt hole for holidays in this fantastic village.



Torrox Costa

Ref: 463

Stunning top floor 2 bed 2 bath apartment located in a prestigious urbanisation with communal swimming pools, car parking space and store room. From the terrace you can take in the breath-taking views to the sea.



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fined €2,700 (£2,370) each and ordered to reimburse the regional government for the cost of demolishing the newly restored areas of Fraguas.

O NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update!


pain‘s new cabinet has the highest number of female ministers in the country’s history, with 11 women taking up places in prime minister Pedro Sanchez's new government.The Socialist-led government was sworn in by King Felipe VI marking one of the fastest power transitions in Spain’s four decades of democratic rule. The cabinet also includes six men. One, Pedro Duque, is a former astronaut. He was appointed science minister. Most of the new ministers referred to the female majority in their oath-taking. Women now hold some of the most important jobs in Spain including overseeing finance, the economy, defence and education. Mr Sánchez’s minority government came to power after a court ruling over a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme involving the conservative Popular Party prompted a "no confidence" vote against Mariano Rajoy, who had been prime minister since 2011. Mr Sánchez has described his government as feminist, progressive, pro-European and “a loyal reflection of the best in the society that it aspires to serve.” Carmen Calvo, an expert in constitutional law and former culture minister, will be Mr Sanchez’s deputy prime minister and also in charge of the resurrected Ministry of Equality. The government “has to work to

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reduce inequalities and achieve great equality, which affects men and women,” Ms Calvo said on Friday in a brief ceremony to take over the government’s numbertwo position from Soraya Saénz de Santamaría.


ix members of a collective that resettled an abandoned Spanish village are facing prison after being found guilty of illegal occupation. The tiny village of Fraguas, which sits in the hills of northern Castilla-La Mancha, was emptied in the late 1960s as part of a reforestation programme and was later used as a training area for the Spanish army. A group of young settlers arrived in 2013 and began bringing the village back to life with the blessing of its former inhabitants. Over the past five years, they have rebuilt houses, planted vegetables and worked to restore the overgrown village cemetery. Their activities have been opposed by the regional government, which points out that Fraguas lies in public woodland within the Sierra Norte natural park and argues that their presence is a fire hazard. CastillaLa Mancha’s high court ruled that the collective had unlawfully occupied the site and sentenced six of its members to 18 months’ imprisonment. They were also

ver 175,000 people in Spain’s Basque Country formed a 200km human chain last month to call for a vote on independence. The chain extended 201.9km from San Sebastian (also known as Donostia) to Victoria-Garteiz — the capital of the Basque autonomous community. It was organised by the Guru Esku Dago (In Our Own Hands) group as a peaceful call to the Spanish government to allow a vote on independence.imilar to the situation in Catalonia, the Spanish government has stated that any vote would be illegal. Article 2 of the Spanish Constitution refers to the “indissoluble unity of the Spanish Nation", and an attempt to hold an independence vote in Catalonia last year was met with a harsh crackdown with the central government taking over the running of the region's affairs.


disruptive passenger on a Jet2 flight to Spain has been handed a lifetime ban after forcing the plane to divert to France.The man was travelling with a group that was “aggressive towards crew and fellow passengers” Jet2 said.According to reports the flight, bound for Ibiza, was forced to land at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France with police having to remove the unruly passenger. A spokesperson for the airline said it was “very clear that consuming alcohol illicitly contributed to this behaviour.” Managing director of Jet2 Phil Ward said "we will not under any circumstances tolerate this type of disgraceful behaviour on board our aircraft," said Mr Ward. "We will be taking further action in support of our crew to ensure [the passenger] is held accountable for his actions and indeed [he] has already received a lifetime ban from future Jet2 flights.”

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he new Law of Voluntary Jurisdiction allows married couples to be divorced before a Notary in Spain, without the need to go to court. The couple can sign a deed which is composed of a declaration of their willingness to divorce, and the incorporation of the divorce settlement agreement. However, in order to proceed with a divorce in this manner, the following requirements must be met: 1. Divorce must be by mutual agreement.

domicile, or in the municipal where the current residence of either of the spouses is located. 4. The intervention of a lawyer is essential. The signing of the divorce deed with a Notary can only be done in person, all parties must be present. The act cannot be delegated to anyone else by a Power of Attorney or by any form of legal written or verbal representation. Both spouses must be present at the same time to sign the deed.

Perhaps this is due to the fact that the assistance of a solicitor is obligatory as they can offer 2 The spouses should not have impartial legal advice regarding children under the age of 18, or the contents of the deed before it offspring of any age with is signed. The law is designed so disabilities. If the couple have offspring of legal age but who are that both parties can consult and confer with their lawyer in person economically dependent upon them then these dependants must at all times during the procedure, and thus negotiate what is give their approval regarding the issues that may affect them, (such necessary for the terms of the as alimony or use of the conjugal divorce agreement with each other and with the guidance of a domicile), lawyer. Lawyers are also required 3.The Notary must be in the same to sign the deed as proof of their presence and legal advice. municipal as the last conjugal

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When both spouses are foreigners: If they were married in Spain, the requirements for divorce do not vary. If they were married abroad, it would be necessary that the registration of the marriage be translated, legalized and be “apostilled�, (This is an addition to the document which certifies and legally verifies the authenticity of a document so that it is considered valid internationally). It is important to note that at least one of the spouses must be resident in the same Spanish municipal where the notary chosen for the divorce is located. Therefore, if you intend to get a divorce, it is necessary to have an expert lawyer to advise you and manage your divorce. Marbellasolicitors Group has a team of lawyers specializing in divorces that can help and assist you with this or any other issues. Please, do not hesitate to contact us and arrange an appointment at any of our offices:By e-mail: or by phone. 952- 901- 225.

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Bar Lorena (Opposite the childrens playground next to Tejauto in Competa) See Map Spot 72

New Chef Large Selection of Racioncitas Takeaway menu Menu Del Dia / 9 euros 6 Tapas Mon to Fri - 3 courses + 2 Glasses of wine Changes Daily 10 euros Large Outside Terrace or indoor dining area. Open 10 -11.00pm Kitchen Open 12-4pm & 7.00pm-11pm 7 days a week Tel 952 553 354 Restaurante Lorena

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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 Open 7 nights a week 7pm - 11.00pm Advance bookings highly recommended

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

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. See map spot 70

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THE BEACH LOUNGE The New Stylish Cocktail Bar in Torre Del Mar


met with business partners Alex and Paul the owners of the The Beach Lounge a new stylish Cafe and Cocktail Bar in Torre Del Mar on the Paseo Maritimo opposite the beach in between Hotel Miraya and the yacht club, with parking almost next door. The Beach Lounge has a fabulous terrace, lit beautifully at night with relaxed seating areas to enjoy a drink during the day or night in Torre del Mar. Alex explained that they couldn't find a nice place on the coast that had truly comfortable seating, nice decor, ambience, whilst being provided with impeccable service, and quality products, so instead of looking any more they created this lovely cocktail bar themselves.

to how their perfect bar would work. The Beach Lounge is not only a fabulous social place but also provides secure Wi-Fi a large TV screen and projector for presentations and informal seating, internal air-conditioning and a climatised terrace for the hotter months.

Along with professionalism, product quality is as important in all aspects of what they offer their customers. Alex said all the alcohol is branded and quality, they do not and will not use cheap quality imitations. All cocktails are made on the premises to order using the best ingredients, spirits and mixers. They serve various quality beers, wine, cava and champagne along with a range of non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks. Also on offer is a good selection of smoothies, Paul and Alex run other business frappe´s, hot and iced coffee, together and often found it hard to teas/infusions. find locations to hold meetings in a High quality Shisha pipes are a relaxed and professional recent edition to The Beach environment with secure Wi-Fi and Lounge and are now available to good service. They had customers and have quickly approached a couple of hotels to become very popular. use their lounges however, if they The Beach Lounge will start to weren't staying on the premises, offer snacks such as cakes and they were often told it wasn't pastries over the coming weeks but possible to use their services. This they won't be offering tapas or problem also gave them ideas as large dishes as they are keen to be

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different to other places in the area. However, they do allow food to be delivered or brought to the The Beach Lounge from other restaurants. Alex has seen many customers staying longer than anticipated relaxing at The Beach Lounge whilst enjoying a cocktail or two who have ordered a food delivery from a nearby eatery to eat on the premises. This isn't a problem at all. They held their first Business Network Meeting on 31st May which proved very popular with business owners coming from all along the coastal areas. There is no membership fee to this new networking group that Alex will be forming, just a monthly meeting where you can meet other business people and enjoy an all you can eat continental breakfast buffet for just â‚Ź9.80. The next date will be confirmed via Facebook and he welcomes any business owners to attend as well as present their businesses, their ideas, suggestions, to generate more business for everyone. The Beach Lounge opens at 11am every day and closes around 2am and only offers the best!

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Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

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

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his month of May at Los Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

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

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

This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of each horse. A thorough examination of the hooves. A checking out the saddle of our horses. An analisis of our riding according to the "Alexander technic". You can read more on Heidis web site:

At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 18 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine 27 To To advertise advertise call call637 637028 028873 873 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873

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3 Bed Villa With Plunge Pool Competa - €235,000 - V559

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This superbly presented villa has 2 bathrooms, one en-suite, large lounge/dining area and feature ceiling tower. The property has a plunge pool and is located on a large plot of 11,500m2.

This 3 bedroom townhouse is built over 3 floors and is in the centre of Canillas de Albaida. It has many traditional features with a roof terrace affording views to the village, countryside and sea.

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This 2 bed villa is located within walking distance to Competa on a popular development. It has a pool and its elevated position offers breathtaking views over the village, countryside, mountains and to the sea. Must be seen!

This 3 bedroom villa is located equidistant from Competa and Archez. It is of a rustic style and has outside terracing with a pool. It has views across to Corumbela and the surrounding countryside. Exclusive to Brogan Properties it is priced to sell. (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226 The Grapevine 29

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

Sedella Special Offer 219,000€ Torrox Special Offer 199,000€

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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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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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El Cortijo

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El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu!

Best views to the coast Mejores vistas a la costa

Ternera asada 7€ Roast Beef 7€ Roastbeef 7€

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

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Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

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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 To advertise call 637 028 873

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Competa office


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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

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

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

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

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BODEGAS BENTOMIZ A Summer of Music with Food and Wine


magine your favourite film music – or other much-loved classics - being played on a summer's evening here in Malaga. As the heat of the day fades slowly away, you listen. The music is wonderful; it's rousing your emotions, before floating away down the sunset valley. But there is more than that: the sheer joy of watching live performance, seeing the skill and the intense feeling good musicians express. Now imagine experiencing this with a glass good wine in your hand! Bodegas Bentomiz, the winery just above Sayalonga has some summer treats for us all. The first, on Sunday the 8th of June is a live performance by Sevillana group QuartzTeto. These four musicians are committed to the sensitivity and purity of classical music. Their name is inspired by the beauty, solidity and transparency of quartz as reflecting that purity. But they express it with a restless energy that brings to life much-loved music from the best-known great composers: Mozart, Brahms, Vivaldi and others. They've even

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been known to touch on modern forms – Argentinian Tango, Flamenco & Jazz - within a context of classical purity, bringing an unexpected element – along with their sense of fun! They will be performing in one of the most beautiful locations within Málaga, between the mountains and the sea. Bodegas Bentomiz is located just above the main road between Sayalonga and Cómpeta. Their stylish modern building is clad in slate and looks out across the valley, all the way from the mountains to the sea. A stage is built on the forecourt between this building and the vineyard, so visitors enjoy an open-air concert. Drinks – including the bodegas's own Ariyanas wines, and freshly made gourmet tapas will be available from the bar. Indeed you can enjoy them from six o'clock until the start of the music at eight, and again in the interval. There are vegetarian and vegan tapas options, as well as hot and cold, meat and fish – something for everyone. If you can't make QuartzTeto don't worry, there's more. At the very end of July the bodega will welcome Sergio Aranda bailaor de

flamenco. Sergio is brother to Marina Aranda, who performed here last year, and he is recognised as an exceptional dancer in his own right. He has performed all over the world, but loves to perform at home most of all - so this event, in the heart of the Axarquía, will be perfect for him … and for us. And there is still a piano extravaganza to come! The last Sunday in August sees Thomas Kaurich return to the bodega. Because Thomas is a Steinwayregistered artist the company are willing to loan a Steinway Grand, brought in all the way from Granada and up the little track to be set up in the shade of the pines so the hot sun can't hurt it! This year Thomas promises a program that will show all the passion and virtuosity of the great romantic composers, from Bach to Beethoven; from Chopin to Liszt. Every one of these wonderful events will offer visitors a unique experience of music, along with delicious food and wine in a gorgeous setting. If you wish to book contact the bodega at

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JMS Services Maintenance and Services Servicios y Mantenimientos

We offer a full maintenance service for all of your home and everyday needs. We can help you with: Small building jobs Electrical & Plumbing Metal works/Welding Garden & Pool Maintenance Handy Man Services Painting & Decorating Septic Tank Issues Car ITV assistance and much more, call me for a quote We cover the areas:Jamie Hill Native English Competa, Canillas de Albaida, (+34) 605 106 977 & Fluent Spanish Archez, Salares, Sedella, Canillas de Aceituno, Corumbela, @jamiehilljms Arenas, Sayalonga, Torrox, For inmore info contact Algarrobo and all the countryside between�.

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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club Competa Hikes Walking Club For information about these walks or to reserve your place please contact:

7 Day Walking Tours Wild Orchid Walks Mushroom Walks Medicinal Herb Walks Bird Watching Spanish Language Spanish Cooking - Tel: (+34) 619 175 649 To advertise call 637 028 873

The Grapevine 47 Hairdresser for ladies and gentlemen Specialist for hair extensions See Map Spot 51

Salon Chica Loca Avenida de la Constitucion, 19 29754 COMPETA Tel: +34 606 226 645 email:

In July we are open with appointments Monday to Friday. We will be closed for holidays in August Summer greetings to all

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

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

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Open every day from 10am (We do not close for siesta!)

Artisan italian ice creams made daily in our kitchens in Competa.

Now you can also enjoy our Ice creams on the coast! Al Sole Gelateria Italiana Carretera N340 Nยบ 162 - Benajarafe

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Gluten & lactose free Gelato. Italian coffee: Espresso, Cappucino, Affogato. Gourmet Tea. Natural fruit juices. Mini pastries & Cakes made to order. Selection of Italian wines & pasta We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa -

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1. Samusalud 3. Restaurante El Pilón 5. Restaurante Casa Paco 6. La Casa Bella 7. Taurus Real Estate 9. EGO Hair & Beauty 11. Hotel Balcon 12. Fontaneria Román 13. Tu Rincon de Sol Estate Agents 14. Restaurante El Cortijo 15. Bar Restuarante Pericos 16. Teteria Hierbabuena 17. Jose Luis Persianas 18. Action For Animals Charity Shop 19. Thomas Gant Law 21. La Taperia 22. Asesoria Aljarife 24. Como Piensos - Pet Food 26. Tin Tin Hair & Beauty 27. Competa Properties 29. La Esquina de Miguel 30. El Bazar de Competa 33. Bar Restaurante El Recreo 37. Naturvets 38. La Gelateria 43. Jara Fruteria 46. Florist Mari Toñi 53. Marco Polo 54. Vespa del Sol 57. Restaurante El Pámpano 59. Bistro 6 60. Construcciones Schmid 62. Beth's Soft Furnishings 66. Restaurante Que -Tal 70. La Taberna de Oscar 71. Andalucian Experience 72. Bar Lorena 73. Central Dental Competa


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COMPETA Traditional country house(130M2) in a stunning location, with breathtaking views, excellent access and close to the village of Competa. The house comprises: Large open plan sitting/dining room, fitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom, utility area, a covered terrace and a garage. Presented In good condition and benefits from fitted wardrobes, air conditioning, SAT TV, a reserve water deposit, plus main water and electricity. A walled pool terrace with an 8mt x 4mt swimming pool and a summer kitchen with BBQ. A wonderful home for all year round living. Sold furnished.

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Bargain Price: 206,000€ Ref: C3586 Location: Sedella Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 126m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 89,950€ Ref: t1235 Location: Archez Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 72m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

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other watering holes. The bus will arrive at 6.05 and return about 7.55. A swift race round Lidl from about 6.15 to 7.35. Another alternative is if you have to go to the hospital for the night to sit with a loved one this maybe the answer, and then after spending the night on a chair, the 8.30am back would be good for a refresh! And now for the 8.30am bus from Torre and leaves Algarrobo Costa (Lidl) at 8.35am. These buses are very good for the tourists that wish to visit all three of the villages. Sayalonga, Competa and Canillas It gets to all the villages for either a full day of visiting or walking, either returning on the 1.30, 3.45 or the 5.30. Prior to the new routes, it was a bit of a visiting

rush to catch the 12.30 from Torre and return on the 3.30 from Canillas and then to find the only shop open in Siesta was Dia!

Before this the residents without transport in Sayalonga were out on a limb, so to speak, regarding these activities.

Sayalonga residents could get the earlier bus which reaches their village at 8.55 and come to Competa for the banks and if quick enough catch the 9.45 back from Competa. Or visit the new dentist we now have on Calle San Antonio, do a supermarket shop in all the 4 supermarkets, chill out in the various bars, or walk to Canillas.

Another of my musings is if you have a night out on the tiles, in Torre, the early bus an advantage for your walk of shame to go unnoticed!

Also in Competa there are various Yoga classes, Zumba twice a week, swimming in the indoor pool and a new gym. Canillas has Pilates. The Tourist Office has some information, which is situated by the bus stop in Competa. All this excitement just with the advent of three new bus times!

These are just my silly musings to alert the Grapevine readers to the new bus timetable! This has got to be good for the economy of the villages, but it's not been widely publicised. Hopefully it is now. Please note the new buses are no good for Malaga shopping or the Airport.

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Tin Tin

Salon de Belleza

Hair and Beauty Salon

We Specialise in Everything Hair & Beauty

Hair by Trina Perm, Colouring, Hi/Low light, Balayage, Men and Childrens cuts, Wash and Set, Styling for weddings, communions, parties & other special occasions

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here are a number of techniques that can help keep your immunity high and your body in good condition to support wellness all season long so that you can enjoy all the months of the year especially the cooler ones. Get up and moving Without frequent use, muscles and joints can weaken and grow stiff, limiting your mobility. Exercise is also an important step in balancing your caloric intake, and physical activity gets your blood pumping, which has numerous benefits for heart health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a minimum of 150 minutes each week (or 30 minutes per day, at least five days each week) of moderate activity, such as a brisk walk, yoga class or bike ride. Additionally winter and spring brings fewer hours of sunlight during the day, and as per the

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National Sleep Foundation, darkness naturally causes the brain to release melatonin, a hormone that triggers sleepiness. Exercise can counteract this drowsiness, as the endorphins released through physical activity cause a natural increase in energy levels. Studies show that endorphins can also elicit positive feelings and reduce the perception of pain, which can lower stress levels to help keep you mentally and physically well. Spice up your routine with herbal supplements Whether to supplement your diet with additional vitamins and nutrients or to give you a specific, targeted boost, herbal supplements can help support overall health. For example, the supplement turmeric, derived from root extracts of the Curcuma longa plant, is widely regarded to have numerous positive health implications.

dominated the market as the topselling ingredient in herbal supplements," said Chris Oswald, licensed nutritionist at Nature's Way. "As research on turmeric grows, consumers continue to recognize the health benefits of this amazing botanical." Turmeric can be added to several foods, but to ensure a steady, adequate dose, Oswald recommends a turmeric-based herbal supplement, like the Turmerich line from Nature's Way. The line combines a blend of premium ingredients in two unique formulas, Turmerich Heart and Turmerich Joint. Both supplements feature turmeric extract along with a strong suite of herbal and specialty ingredients for comprehensive, targeted support. Each supplement uses 400 milligrams of standardized turmeric root extract per serving to boost ingredient potency, maximizing otential health benefits.

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Get ample rest Adequate sleep allows the body to rejuvenate itself naturally, promoting a better mood, improved system function and increased stamina throughout the day. The National Sleep Foundation recommends older adults get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night for optimal health. Beyond a good night's sleep, be sure to take some mental downtime, too, to minimize stress and anxiety, both of which can have a negative impact on your health. Find ways to relax through meditation, reading or listening to soothing music, which can help rest your mind and body.

months, when fresh fruit can be harder to find, supplements like Echinacea & Vitamin C from Nature's Way can be another source of vitamin C. Maintain skin health As the body's largest organ and the first line of defense against physical harm, the skin is particularly susceptible to wear and tear. During the winter, frequent exposure to harsh elements, from dry air to biting sleet, can have serious impacts on skin health.

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Fast Facts on Turmeric As a root native to Southeast Asia, turmeric has played a role in Chinese and Indian medicinal traditions since ancient times. Here are some other facts you may not know about this botanical: * Turmeric is a relative of the ginger root. * Turmeric adds the yellow color to foods such as Indian curry and yellow mustard, and is often used as a dye for its rich pigment. * When dried and ground, the underground stem of the turmeric plant can be used to make capsules, tablets, teas, oils and more.

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yclemalaga was launched at the start of April 2018. The idea of delivering the bikes direct to the customer was highlighted to us by some of our cycle friends who were looking for bike hire in Puente don Manuel whilst they were visiting for a weekend break.

was not bad enough they couldn't return the bike on a Sunday as the Bike Hire Shop was closed. This scenario has been repeated to us numerous times.

Other customers that had been more organised in the past and pre-booked their bike hire from a nearby shop said they would still They arrived on Thursday evening much prefer a delivery service. You can pre-book a bike with and their return flight was Sunday cyclemalaga and then have it evening. They caught a taxi from Malaga Airport and arrived at their delivered to you accommodation from 9am in the morning so rather holiday apartment at 5pm than spend your first day going to Thursday. The following morning, they had to call a taxi and hope the pick up a bike you can wake up, can get on it and off you go to taxi driver spoke English and ask enjoy a full days cycling. So these him to take them to the local Bike were just some of the contributing Hire Shop or catch a bus to the factors in the creation of coast and then find the shop. Neither of these options were ideal cyclemalaga. and both options wasted a big We deliver and collect our bikes chunk of their valuable holiday from you accommodation. This time. None of this took into allows you to relax and not waste account that they had to do it all again to return the bike, and if that any valuable holiday time or

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money. Cyclemalaga offers quality race bikes, mountain bikes and most recently electric mountain bikes to allow you to enjoy the perfect cycling experience here in Andalucia. So whether you are looking to hire a race bike in Nerja or rent a mountain bike in Vinuela, let us do the work and deliver to you!



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JMS Services Maintenance and Services Servicios y Mantenimientos

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

Jamie Hill (+34) 605 106 977 @jamiehilljms

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

Avd. Andalucía 65-A 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Tel. 952 54 51 05 66 The Grapevine

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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

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.

ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration

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.

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 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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See Map Spot 33

Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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

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

Open 9am until late Kitchen open 11-4pm & 7pm-11pm Closed Tuesdays - Tel: 952 51 60 43

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Pavo Real

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

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

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

Live Music and BBQ on Wednesdays in July with Reality, Voodo Rose, Jack Cade Rebellion & Andrew Flyn Call for more details.

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1. Gazelle (8) 5. Sleeping sickness carrier (6) 9. Shears (8) 10. Rehearsal (6) 12. Extemporaneous (9) 13. Artillery burst (5) 14. Blowgun missile (4) 16. Bowling pin (7) 19. Munitions (7) 21. Jab (4) 24. Geeky (5) 25. Namelessness (9) 27. A vast multitude (6) 28. Statuette (8) 29. Really enjoy (6) 30. A national legislative assembly (8)

1. Assault (6) 2. Twits (6) 3. Lariat (5) 4. Protective wall (7) 6. A form of physical comedy (9) 7. Example (8) 8. Worker (8) 11. Rumple (4) 15. Having no known name (9) 17. Defrauder (8) 18. Partsong (8) 20. Petty quarrel (4) 21. Condition (7) 22. Manly (6) 23. Woody parts of plants (6) 26. Not old (5)

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Hablamos Espanol

We Speak English

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

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Competa Spain

Have The Life You Want

For Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Stress, Grief, Menopause, Insomnia, PTSD, IBS, Arthritis, Cancer, Asthma, Migraines, Tinnitus, Habit Change, Weight Control, Anger, Sexual Performance, Pain-Free Childbirth, Medical and Dental Surgery,plus Sports and Exam Performance.

All first sessions FREE. Free group sessions every week. Tel: (+34) 621212644

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

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

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Competa Car Hire

Plaza Almijara no.13 Competa Tel: 952 516 900

City tours with guide: Cordoba,Gibraltar, Granada, Malaga, Ronda & Sevilla from 33,50€/Person .

Catamaran tour along the coast from 15€ /Person .

Helicopter ight along the coast from 65€/ Person .

Your rental car company on the Costa del Sol

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

Hiking with guide .

Diving .

Accommodation .

Home & pool care (Since 2000)

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

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

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

Naturvets Competa

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

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• JULY 2018 Horoscopes • ARIES

20th March - 19th April



ou often need to thrive on personal emotions. This month will be no exception to the rule. For instance, you could try to captivate the attention of people you admire. The only problem is that they might not be receptive at first. Try to take your time.



You'll be lost in your thoughts analyzing your life and relationships. You'll be asking yourself if your existence is meeting your standards. You will ponder what to expect from the future and from the people around you.


ou shouldn't try to fight the feelings that run through you this month. Don't even try to rationalize them. These feelings are probably related to emotions dating back to your childhood. You shouldn't avoid or analyze them.


ou enjoy caring for others and you intervene regularly in their lives to guide them. Ironically, this month you're the one who needs advice. You'll probably need to get away from it all in order to get a clear view of your own life, Leo.



ou've always felt the need to free yourself from society. You need to feel independent at any cost. You may need to face certain relationship problems at this time. Perhaps you're hesitant to commit either at work or in your personal life.


22th November - 21st December



ou're a very active person, Aquarius If you ask those around you to help with your activities, they most likely won't understand your needs. They'll wonder why you need to move constantly.

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23rd August - 22th September


e all have to make compromises.You may have strong beliefs, but it's difficult to combine your ideals and a social life. You may wonder if you're prepared to be edged out of society and fight for your convictions.


23rd October - 21st November


ou may feel annoyed about the attitude of some of your group of friends. Unlike these people, you're very open-minded and you can deal with situations as they arise. Indeed, you have a natural ability to adapt to every situation.


22th December - 19th January


ou really know how to seduce, Capricorn. There is a spark inside of you that spreads naturally to those around you. You have a big reservoir of sensitivity and emotion that could grow today. You might meet and charm new people.

ou'll be submerged under a lot of emotions. In a way, you'll be revisiting your childhood. You may be very edgy. This is a good disposition in which to analyze your life. You'll be able to see if everything around you is where you think it belongs.



ou will have all the energy you need to deal with long-term family problems. Indeed, you'll probably clash with some of your relatives. But this situation won't cause any serious issues, and you'll deal with these circumstances like a pro.






Nothing much is happening yet you seem worried and tense. Think about your life. You'll also think about the needs of your relatives in the years to come and how to attain those goals.

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Tin Tin

Salon de Belleza

Hair and Beauty Salon

We Specialise in Everything Hair & Beauty

Hair by Trina Perm, Colouring, Hi/Low light, Balayage, Men and Childrens cuts, Wash and Set, Styling for weddings, communions, parties & other special occasions

Beauty by Ellie Standard Manicures, Pedicures also Gel Polish & Acrylic Nails.

New by Ellie All types of Waxing (Facial & Body), Eyebrow/Eyelash Tinting, Eyelash Perm and Tinting, Eyelash Extensions Variety of facial Treatments including Relaxing facial with massage Extraction facials, Glycolic Acid Peeling Colagen treatments and much more!

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it said password wasn't stroganoff.



My boss pulled up in his brand new BMW today and I couldn't help but admire it. "Nice car," I said as he got out. “Well," he said, noticing my admiring looks. "Work hard, put the hours in, and this time next year I'll have an even better one!” Went swimming earlier, I had a wee in the deep end. Lifeguard blew his whistle so loud I nearly fell in!

I didn’t want to think my dad stole from his construction job but when I got home all the signs were there. Did you hear about the Italian Chef that died? He pasta way.

An armed man robs a bank with 2 CDs glued to his glasses. The cashier hands the man all the money then says “got to ask, what’s with the Cds?” He replies “it’s my disk-eyes”

Plastic surgery used to be such a taboo subject. Nowadays if you talk about botox nobody raises an eyebrow.

When it's sunny I think 'Beer garden.' When it rains I usually go to the pub for a while. When it's snowing I like to sit in front of the TV with a case of Beer. I'm starting to think I have a problem with the weather.

Plastic surgery used to be such a taboo subject. Nowadays if you talk about botox nobody raises an eyebrow.

I cooked a medium rare steak for my friend.. He said, “I like it well done.” I said, “Thanks, that means a lot.”

A horse walks into a bar. Barman: 'Why the long face?' Horse: 'My wife said she doesn't want to talk to me for 7 days'. Barman: 'So why the long face then?'. Horse: 'Its been a week already!’

I got sacked from my job as a theatre designer. I left without making a scene.

Sudoku Answers from Page 74

After giving my son two karate lessons, he said he didn’t want any more. Still, at least I got my car waxed and my fence painted. A police man just knocked on my door and told me my dogs were chasing people on bikes. I thought, it can’t be my dogs they don’t even own bikes. Strange beer to the left of me... Cheap biscuits to the right. Here I am... Stuck in the Lidl with you! A waitress screamed "Does anyone know CPR?" I shouted "Hell, I know the whole alphabet” Everyone laughed.. Well everyone except this one guy.

I tried to sign up to a website the other day. I put my password as "BeefStew" but

Crossword Answers from Page 70

Pub Quiz (Pg 70) 1. Above the letter i. (a tittle or titulus is the dot above the I) 2. Venice 3. Iris 4. Wilson, Washington and Van Buren. 5. A cricket over 6. Answers a: Dr. Seuss b: Stan Lee (comic author) c: George Orwell d: Silence Dogood e: Lewis Carroll 7. The Terracotta Army 8. Björn Borg and Rafael Nadal. 9. Witches. Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lavender Brown (Harry Potter), Jadis of Charn (Narnia), Aunt Clara (Bewitched), Bonnie Bennet (The Vampire Diaries), Penny Halliwell (Charmed) 10. North by Northwest

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write this as I have just got back from a fabulous lunch at The Plaza Lounge Bar in Benamargosa. It was a hot sunny day and after a mornings bike riding a Sunday lunch was exactly what we needed to recharge the batteries.

days in advance. I had been to the restaurant before however my family hadn’t and they all commented on how lovely it was inside and unexpected in the small village of Benamargosa.

The excellent service started immediately with drinks and menus on our table very quickly. My family drove to the inland Our waiter explained that there village of Benamargosa and was the 9, 95 euro all you can eat parked easily by the local village Buffet Sunday Lunch but you petrol station and wondered could first order a starter if we through the village and up to the wished. We took a look at the small plaza. Arriving to a cool restaurant was a welcome retreat menu and the starters were truly from the heat of the day. Although, mouth -watering for example Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad or if you want to enjoy the heat a Baked Fresh Trout Fillet. I wasn’t little longer there is a small sure what to choose however as I terrace area to enjoy a drink or glanced around I realised how two if you wish. much meat, vegetables, potatoes and Yorkshire puddings were We had pre-booked the Sunday being brought out to the hot lunch this time a week before, as plates. I realised I wouldn’t be we had been disappointed on a able to give the Sunday lunch couple of previous occasions justice by having a starter and the when they were fully booked. rest of the family agreed. Audrey the owner does advise that it’s always best to book a few

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After a short while we were called to pick up warm plates and to help ourselves to the Sunday Lunch. My family chose to have the pork which was freshly cut as we passed by with our plates, also available was beef and roast chicken. I am vegetarian so the cauliflower cheese with mushrooms was fantastic to have available alongside the other vegetables and potatoes. We couldn’t have wished for a bigger choice to go with the meat selection. There was Yorkshire puddings, wonderfully crispy roast potatoes, beautifully glazed carrots, peas and beans, butternut squash, homemade gravy along with the availability of traditional accompaniments such as mustard, apple sauce and horseradish. The whole meal was fabulous, beautifully cooked and we were spoilt for choice. To be honest the Sunday Lunch beat me and I could not fit another thing in however the kids had spied the desserts. Despite looking like they were going to pop they ordered an ice cream and one of Audrey’s homemade desserts the Chocolate and Baileys Mud pie. I know I had said I was beat well the Chocolate and Baileys Mud pie came and I just couldn’t resist it, it look so tempting! I asked for another spoon much to my daughters dismay and I dug in. It was seriously delicious I would thoroughly recommend it; in fact I would go to Benamagosa just to have that desert! We had a great time at The Plaza Lounge restaurant. Audrey is a tremendous cook, her husband and their staff served us impeccably I would definitely recommend a visit. Due to the heat they will be delaying the Sunday Lunch times to 4.30pm over the summer but remember to book to avoid disappointment. See adverts on pages 80 & 81

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Cactus Corner


ith the Summer Solstice beckoning as I write and temperatures soaring at last, irrigation, once again, becomes the topic of the day. We've noticed from talking to a lot of you at Viveros Florena that water – or lack of it – is becoming a really important issue and, even if your supply is reliable, no-one wants to waste it. Many holiday home owners especially don´t want big water bills but they do want a garden that looks attractive, especially if they are letting. The answer is, of course, to use native and Mediterranean-style plants and cacti and succulents. These are all perfectly happy in our generally alkaline, rocky or sandy and nutrient-poor soil. At the garden centre, we have always

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concentrated heavily on Mediterranean style plantings and we have now set up a dedicated cactus/succulent corner which we hope will give you further inspiration for tough plantings. These desert type plants have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity often by changing their physical structure; they are called xerophytes. They usually have special means of storing water and often have few or no leaves to reduce transpiration. Some are also phreatophytes – plants which adapt to arid environments by growing extremely long roots to seek out water. Cacti are xerophytes adapted from the rose family and they are some of our most drought-resistant plants. They rarely have leaves, they have wide-spreading radial root systems which allow them to take

up large quantities of rainwater or condensation; they store water in their stems, have spines to create shade and protect themselves from grazing animals and they are often coated in a wax or woolly covering to reflect sunlight and seal in water. The ribs of the golden barrel cactus, echinocactus grusonii, or motherin-law's cushion, for instance, expand and contract like an accordion as water is pumped into its body during a rainstorm. Desert or near-desert conditions are not as bleak as you may imagine, uniformly hot, dry and arid; just as each desert has its own characteristics, so they also have tiny micro-climates and enclaves where different species thrive. When desert soils are closely examined, each fistful can contain dozens of seeds of

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perennial and annual or ephemeral seeds. Believe it or not, the world record for this vast desert seed bank is in the Sonoran Desert, U.S.A. where 200,000 seeds have been counted per square metre. Desert perennials will survive by remaining dormant during dry periods; annuals, more correctly in this case described as ephemerals, germinate after heavy seasonal rain, bloom prodigiously giving us an explosion of colour, and scatter their seeds within a very short time. These seeds remain dormant in the soil until the following year's cycle but, if rains are scant, the seeds can wait for another year or two. There are hundreds of species of these ephemerals to bring short-term colour. Gardening more naturally means that we imitate nature more closely using plants that will adapt to the limitations. And desert-style gardens can look stunning; you can even incorporate an arroyo or dry steam bed lined with river rocks and gravel and plants alongside, just as in nature. Whilst some cacti and succulents may seem expensive to buy initially, remember that they can represent years of growth and you certainly need less of them than in lusher styles of gardening. Many will quietly reproduce to help you build up stocks and extend your planting scheme. Agaves and aloes are some of the easiest succulents to buy when first setting up your garden. There are around 200 species of agaves and some 450 of aloes. Agaves nearly all die when they flower whereas aloes don´t. But some agaves can take decades to flower and will always reproduce in some way before death so that you have new supplies. So when your mother

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plant starts to send up a flower shoot, signalling that it is near the end of its life, don´t feel too sad – there's all the excitement of a new birth to come, multiple births in fact! Most agaves, from the Greek agauos meaning illustrious or noble, consist of rosettes of thick, rigid but succulent leaves often toothed along the margins and usually with a lethally sharp terminal spike. They come in many leaf colours, lots being striped, and range from just a few centimetres tall to 2.5m high. Aloes, from the Greek alsos meaning bitter, again range from a few centimetres tall to towering tree aloes, perhaps 15m tall. They flower in clusters of yellow, orange or red tubular flowers and, once they reach flowering size, will then do so annually for many years. If you're looking for something more columnar, the cereus family way suit you. They are best known for their stunningly beautiful night-time flowering but they are also very statuesque plantings and give stature to desert scenes. The crassulaceae family is huge and contains many of our favourite succulents; echeveria, sempervivum, kalanchoe, aeonium and sedum to name just a few. Echeverias are some of the easiest and considered by many to be the most beautiful. They are natives of Mexico and Central America forming attractive rosettes of fleshy leaves resembling fullblown roses or ruffled lettuces in a great range of colours. From the diverse euphorbia family comes the

prickly and floriferous Crown of Thorns, euphorbia milii. And, if prickles are your thing, go for the opuntia family (our beleaguered prickly pear is just one). And remember that cacti make up one of our most beleaguered and under threat plant groups – so let's hold out a hand to them, as long as they're not too prickly! Our Sizzling Summer Sale runs for two weeks in July with most plants at half price! From 17th July until 28th July, between 9am and 2pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. You can't afford to miss it! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products, neem oil and my books. We are also now stockists of natural soap nut products. Our Florena Food Market takes place every Wednesday morning. Come and visit our Shabby Shed Shop with a constantly changing array of desirables with style! Summer Hours June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays & Mondays and August. Winter Hours October – May: 10 – 4 Closed Sundays and Mondays. Viveros Florena, Ctra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: Email: And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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who Competa sadly lost to cancer in March. Joy may not have lived in Competa very long but her warmth and generousity touched the friends she made. Joy is pictured in the front row, on the left in the photograph of last years volunteers. RIP. Joy Palmer.


ROYAL BRITISH LEGION NERJA BRANCH While writing this article, I am acutely aware that in England the weather is stormy, with gale warnings and the possibility of flooding, and here we are starting to enjoy the southern Spanish summer. It's time to break out the sunshades, beach towels and for some, the bikinis. At the Nerja branch it is time to take a break too and so our last lunch of the season on 30th June was “Armed Forces Day� It was special one. We had the company of Major Del Hamilton and Warrant Officer Mike Woolley who brought us up to speed with all that was happening at the PRC (Personnel Recovery Centre)in Edinburgh. September 20th 7pm for 7.30pm is our next event and our branch will celebrate its 30 year anniversary. This will be an evening dinner with entertainment music and dancing. So if you would like to come along and find out what the Legion is all about, don't hesitate to phone or email Vera and book in. Tel:952967200 or email

THE WORDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning is coming back to Competa, so please keep Friday, 28th September, 2018 free and join us from 11am at Cafe/Bar Lorena, Competa. This years event promises to be even bigger and better, remember all those delicious cakes? So come along and join us, have fun and support CUDECA Cancer Care and MacMILLAN Cancer Support.

As always, when you register an event with MacMillan, they ask if it is memory of anyone and previously, it has always been in memory of Audrey Nursaw (my partner Graham's Mum who first got me involved with fundraising for Cancer Charities) This years event is in memory of Joy Palmer

I look forward to seeing you on Friday, 28th September from 11am Thank you Cindy Jones Cudeca Volunteer, Competa

TORRE DEL MAR AIRSHOW The fantatsic Air Show returns to Torre Del Mar on 27th, 28th and 29th July. alAereoTorredelMar/


recover! Fairground attractions half price. JUKEBOX BANDITS UPCOMING GIGS Friday 29 June Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida, 8.30 - 11.30pm. To reserve a table call 952 553 018 or 699 933026

COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS Visit the Tourist Office for local information. Open 10:00 - 15:00H Mon to Sat. 10:00 - 14:00H Sundays. On Saturdays at 10:30 we have a free guided visit around the village to find out more about Cómpeta history. The tour lasts for about 2 hours, and is conducted in English. Museum. Open from 10:00H -13:30 from Tuesday to Saturday. (Closed Monday) COMPETA FERIA JULY 19th to 23rd in honor of our Patron Saint Sebastian. Thursday 19th. Evening. Starting with speeches around 21:00H in the main square. Switch on of the feria lights and fairground at 22:00H. Friday 20th. Every morning we wake up to music from the municipal band. Live music in the evening with MAKA Saturday 21st. Foam Party in the main square, lots of fun around 15:00H. Live Music by HUGO SALAZAR Sunday 22nd 19:00H Mass in the church. 20:00H “Romeria” procession from the church to Ermita San Sebastian arriving at 22:00H. Live Music by ECOS DEL ROCIO Monday 23rd. Local holiday, to

Competa). Organised by Lieuwke Loth, Galeria Luz de la Vida. For more information in English: / 0034722539488 also Whatsapp / 0031650408977 For more information in Spanish: David Noalia: 0034-608415393 also Whatsapp

Saturday 30 June: Teteria Hierbabuena, Competa, 9.00-12.00. To reserve a table call 951 707638 Sunday 15 July: Hotel Balcon Pool Bar, Competa, 2.00 - 5.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553662. Friday 20 July: La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00 - 12.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553254 or 609 167127. Friday 27 July: El Recreo, Competa,9.00 - 12.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 516043. Friday 3 August: Canillas Feria, Canillas de Albaida 9.00 - 10.30pm. Saturday 4 August: Teteria Hierbabuena, Competa, 9.00-12.00. MASTERCLASSES OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING AT A BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN NATURE! Course offered by a talented professional Spanish artist! David Noalia from Sevilla Saturday 14 July 9:30am - 2pm & 4pm till 8pm Sunday 15 July from 10am - 2pm 12,5 hours intensive painting course, acrylics on canvas Location in natural park & Galeria Luz de la Vida. (20 min. drive from

ART EXHIBITION IN GALERIA LUZ DE LA VIDA Calle Laberinto 15 Bajo, Competa (opposite El Pilon) . THURSDAY, FRIDAY 11:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 20:00 SATURDAY 11:00 - 14:00 Fb: galeria luz de la vida FREE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY SESSIONS FOR DEEP RELAXATION AND HEALING Every Monday night, from 7pm to 8.30pm, from June 18th, at The Beat Retreat in Competa - 7 Calle Dr Fleming, just off the main square - a brand new therapy clinic. Book your place or just come on by. All you will need is a cushion or a pillow. Sarah Yuen Gilliat 621 212 644

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

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

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

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Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


Tel: 952 399 907



Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000


Tel: 952 212 435


Tel: 952 214 888


Tel: 952 363 591


Tel: 952 475 108


Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955


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Tel: 952 352 300


Tel: 952 474 891


Tel: 958 603 506

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

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception


105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day


104.8 FM

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Finca el Cerrillo

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

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

Airconditioning / Heating

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869


Furniture Stores

David Fenton Computer Help Specialist

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

TEL: 952 549 607 / MOB: 654 899 976

Glass, lighting & blinds

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

Drains Tel: 952 96 78 03

Sales, Service & Installation

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397

Hairdressers Tin Tin Hairdressers Tel: 952 516 416 E.G.O Tel: 616 022 734 Salon Chica Loca Tel: 606 226 645

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Cooling and Heating Solutions Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

De Tropen Tel: 618 963609


Joe Jones 655 791167

Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786 Connect Airconditioning Tel: 951 282 196

Bike Hire


Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Food Stores & Shops

Health & Beauty Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Rebeccah Curtis Tel: 952 530 122 Feel Good Axarquia Tel: 635 693 282 Centro Dental Competa Tel: 634 35 12 37

Road & Mountain Bikes Tel: 637 02 88 73

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La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

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NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Restaurants & Bars

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Restaurante Cerezo

Tel: 952 507 144

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

Kennels & Pets


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

Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07

and / or appointments

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email:

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

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

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

Mov:689 544 777

Real Estate

Leisure & Hobbies RENT / ALQUILAR VESPAS

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

Costa del Sol & Axarquia Tel:+34 628 44 15 32 +34 628 71 94 63

Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 649 952 516 633 / 660 743 670

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

Solutions 4 U

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga)

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

Brogan Properties Tel: 952 55 38 60 Axarquia Properties Tel: 609 436 537 Immotions Real Estate Tel: 654 899 531 Andalucia Real Estate Tel: 952 534481 .

Restaurante El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 - Cómpeta Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 60 43 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortijo - Competa Tel:952 553 647 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810 Bar Miguel - Competa Tel: 952 516 754 Jocavi - Sayalonga Tel: 952 535 177 The Beach Lounge - Torre del Mar Plaza Lounge Bar - Benamargosa Tel: 633 808 224 Cantueso - Periana Tel: 699 946213 Bar Lorena - Competa 952 553 354 .






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Extra The Business Directory Continued

Swimming Pool Heating

Satellite Services

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


Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas


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

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

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega

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

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901


Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

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

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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

VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Property Care and Management Services

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

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. Flights . Stems . Dartboards To . Wallets Accessories advertise. call 637 028 873

El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 - email:

Horse riding in the natural park Sale of original Spanish handmade leather boots.

taxiSILVIA déjate llevar


T: +34 652 635 500

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.


El Rincon De Mateo

Canillas de Albaida Tel: 674 760 985

Menu del dia 7,50 Euros Mon -Fri Special Menu Every Sunday 10,50 Euros Free Tapas with every drink on Saturdays Selection of homemade Tapas changing daily English Breakfasts & and a wide range of dishes

RENT / ALQUILAR VESPAS Costa del Sol & Axarquia

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Cómpeta / Nerja / Torrox / Torre del Mar Call or email for more details Tel:+34 628 44 15 32 +34 628 71 94 63 To advertise call 637 028 873

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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. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. Roman Catholic Mass in English, held every Saturday, will now take place in Caleta de Velez, Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, situated on the main street. Time 5pm. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 only. COMING EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS July the Centre is open mornings only Monday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00. Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre. Every Friday 11.00 to 13.00. - Espan-Glish Group at the Centre. Interchange of Languages. Improve your level of Spanish and help others to improve their English. A donation of 1€ Every Friday – Coffee Morning. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Monday July 2nd - Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. 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 19th - 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. Wednesday July 25th – Excursion to Granada for the Lorca Festival. Ticket price 35 Euros available at the Centre. The price includes transport and

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entrance to the show and is a fundraising event. Departure times: Vinuela (Football Pitch) 16.45, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 17.00, Caleta (Opposite the Vets) 17.10, Algarrobo (Lidl) 17.15. July - Thursday 26th & Friday 27th. The Centre will be closed for the Torre del Mar Feria. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards EVANGELICAL CHURCH EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL CHURCH We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 El Puente Christian Fellowship Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 - 2.00pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Also at the Restaurant Nueva Arenas, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information about the branch or to book for lunch , Please contact Vera, Tel 952967200 or Email:

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Beautifully reformed traditional country house in a superb location. Approx. 115 m2 comprising: open plan fitted kitchen with dining area, living room, 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Ample parking area, magnificent tiled terrace with steps down to 7mt x 4mt pool.

Beautiful secluded property located in a peaceful valley of Sedella. Approx. 195m2 with rustic style kitchen, living/dining room, 3 bedrooms all en suite and utility room with WC. Sat on a plot of approx. 11,740m2 with 8mt x 4mt swimming pool and various seating areas.



EPC Rating E


EPC Rating D




Traditional town house located just off the main square with on street parking close by. 5 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, roof terrace, courtyard and independent street access to the rear with option to build garage or further accommodation. Ideal development project.

Wonderful spacious 2nd floor apartment of approx. 100m2. Lounge / diner with direct access to a pretty terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a good size fully fitted kitchen with separate utility room. Communal roof terrace and patio. A short walk from the beach.


Awaiting EPC



Awaiting EPC




Sayalonga Office Calle Calvario s/n, 29752 Sayalonga Malaga, Spain Tel: +34 952 535 043

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

Caleta de Vélez Office Avenida de Andalucía 189 29751 Caleta de Vélez Malaga, Spain Tel: +34 951 832 150


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The Grapevine Magazine July 2018  

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

The Grapevine Magazine July 2018  

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