Anoreta Golf Course, Rincon de la Victoria

18 Hole, Par 72, and 6,016 Metres for professionals or 5,833 Metres for amateurs, Rincon de la Victoria, Costa del Sol

Located 12 kms East of Malaga Anoreta was designed by Jose Maria Canizares and is a course enjoyed by all standards of players. Lots of water, spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding mountains make this course a delight.

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A course which suits all players, demanding from the first tee but with easy-to-play fairways, fast and rolling greens, some well protected by bunkers; water obstacles on the course. All in all, a varied and pleasant round.

Many of the holes offer wonderful vistas, in particular hole 7 overlooking the coast. Facilities on hand include a pro shop, clubhouse, and padel courts.

Avda. del Golf S/N, Rincón de la Victoria, 29730 Málaga, España
Tel: +34 952 40 40 00

Estofado andaluz (Andalucian Hotpot)

One of our best-kept secrets here in southern Spain is the intense cold of our winters, especially in the mountains. For centuries before the advent of central heating, field labourers had to stock up on nourishing, warming food in order to get through a day’s work in the bitter cold. This leads us onto another of our best-kept secrets – the wonderful range of stews, roasts and hotpots which have evolved as our Andalucian form of internal anti-freeze. Continue reading Estofado andaluz (Andalucian Hotpot)

Nerja, Axarquia Costa

There are many naturally beautiful towns along the coast of Andalucia, and Nerja is one of the best. The town is one of Malaga’s white-washed villages in the style of the Moorish era. Nerja is famous for it’s old quarter with narrow alleyways, and not to be missed, the Balcon de Europa, a wide partially covered walkway with breathtaking views of beaches and Mediterranean.

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Right behind the Balcon, visitors will find the 17th century Moorish/baroque Church of El Salvador, and close by the attractive town hall building. Horse and carriage tours depart from here, giving a magical impression of Nerja and the town’s cobbled streets. Continue reading Nerja, Axarquia Costa

The Autumn Mandrake

The mandragora autumnalis is an autumn and winter flowering beauty here in Andalucia and is a plant totally surrounded in myth and folklore. The mandrake belongs to the Solanaceae or Potato family and has been mentioned over the centuries many times, even in the Bible it was noted as an aphrodisiac.

From September to March it can be seen in olive groves, in fields or even along the verges growing as a large clump of enormous dark green leaves. If you take a closer look you will see the wonderful lilac-pink crocus like flowers, often 10-30 on a single plant and after flowering there are enormous yellow/orange seedpods. Continue reading The Autumn Mandrake

EL Faro Inn, Marbella ***

Named for the lighthouse ‘El Faro’ in Marbella, the hotel is very close to the marina and several of Marbella’s beaches with a choice of private or public. Private beaches typically include sun shade and loungers, and may also provide refreshments.

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The El Faro Inn apartments are not far from the centre of Marbella, with the Parque de la Constitución across the road. From here it is only a short walk to Marbella’s Casco Historico including Plaza de los Naranjos where many of the best restaurants will be found. Continue reading EL Faro Inn, Marbella ***

Aloha Gardens Hotel, Marbella ****

Aloha Gardens is more correctly a serviced apartment complex with some of the facilities of a hotel such as reception and cleaning staff, though guests who love the complex will be those who enjoy the flexibility of cooking for themselves.

Fun loving young at heart people and those on group trips are the main clientele of Aloha Gardens Apertments so if you are looking for complete tranquility this might not be the best location, this is a party complex and is perfect for those who want to enjoy midnight swimming, and late night drinks.

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Plaza de Toros (Bullring)

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The Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Ronda occupies a very special place in modern Spanish culture and history as the home of the Rondeño style of bullfighting and also of the Real Maestranza De Caballería De Ronda. The bullring was built entirely of stone in the 18th century, during the golden years of Pedro Romero’s reign as champion bullfighter. Continue reading Plaza de Toros (Bullring)

Aloha Golf Club, Marbella

18 Holes, Par 72, and 6,261 Metres, Location:- Costa del Sol

Designed by Javier Arana, one of Spain’s best known golf architects, Aloha was inaugurated in October 1975, and is considered as the start of the Spanish golf course promotion and development boom.

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Situated in Nueva Andalucia, the Mecca of European Golf, Aloha is a natural golf course, with varied vegetation, where no two holes are the same. Neither long nor short, the course is immaculately maintained.

Large and guarded greens at the Aloha Golf Course offer a good challenge, and the varied vegetation make each hole different.

It is important here to place your shots carefully, especially off the tee. Aloha is not a very long course, but it is sometimes tight and hilly. The trees are often dangerous and a number of greens are blind, multi-tiered and very fast. Generally, the greens are tricky, especially at the par 5 10th, with its adjacent lake.

Although an original layout, Aloha leaves an impression of harmony, and intelligent use of terrain from a golfing point of view, especially on holes 1, 12 and 18, all three are excellent.

A number of natural banks can cause problems, as can several water hazards, particularly on the back nine. Pleasant to play, and well laid out. Aloha is an excellent test of golf. If you hit straight and manage to stay on the ample fairways you’ll be safe.

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