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The “espeto” is a typical dish from Malaga and the Granada Coast, and consists of skewering, that is, skewering fish, traditionally sardines, on fine and long rods, to be roasted with firewood on the sand of the beach.The technique consists of inserting the sardines through their back and making sure that they are all placed equally on the shaft, above or below it. The reason is that once skewered when placed on the coals it will be necessary that the spine of the sardine is always below the cane...

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The “Balcón de Europa”is that beautiful viewpoint located in the center of Nerja. It is one of the most famous places in Andalusia. It is an idyllic place to take a panoramic photo of the Mediterranean Sea or to pose next to the famous statue of Spanish King Alfonso XII King, who baptized this wonderful place on his visit to Nerja after an earthquake occurred in 1884. Fact that occurred when he looked at what was formerly a surveillance point against enemies called Paseo de la Batería and shouted...

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There are emblematic places in Almuñécar that will show you the roots and identity of this ancient town.Castle of San MiguelAncient Roman fortress, it also had great importance in the Nasrid period in the 13th century.It was rebuilt by Ferdinand the Catholic and in the time of Carlos V, when the four circular towers on its entrance facade date.Bombed by the English in the war of independence against the French, the castle was left in ruins and was turned into a cemetery in the 19th century.This...

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Salmorejo is a delicious thick cream that is eaten cold, which can be prepared by patiently mashing the ingredients in a mortar, or with the help of a blender or a food processor. The traditional recipe is made with only four  tomatoes, telera bread, extra virgin olive oil and salt, to which you can add a clove of garlic.To make the salmorejo, the first thing to make is mixing the ingredients step by step to achieve the perfect texture. The first step is washing the tomatoes, removing the green...

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Depending on the country in which you are, giving that extra money to the waiter for his services can be considered in certain countries as an obligation or even be taken as an offense.In countries like the United States and Canada it is an obligation to pay the tip and the percentage usually ranges between 15 and 20%, since most of the waiters' salary comes from tips.In contrast, in other countries such as China or Japan it is considered as an offense and it is frowned upon. Except the Chinese regions...

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 The villages of the Alpujarra of Granada are blessed to have unique characteristics, related to the Berbers legacy, that is, belonging to native ethnic groups of North Africa. These characteristics can be found on the white walls of the houses, on the rooftops and in its location on the sides of the hills and mountains. LanjarónThe village of Lanjarón is famous for its water, as well as its springs, which allow health and wellness tourism to be one of its main activities. Apart from the...

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The sugar refinery Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Motril This sugar refinery is considered as the best example of the XIX century industrial engeneer, because it is the greatest exponent of industrialization in the Guadalfeo valley, an area which has the most concentration of manufacturing and steam engines of Europe. This factory is located in the meadow of Motril- Salobreña and it is the symbol of the historical refinery in Motril and of the whole Costa Tropical. Nowadays it is located...

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Lunch and dinner time in Spain: why Spaniards eat so late?Usually in the Centre and North European countries, their citizens have the lunch around 12 in the noon and the dinner between 5 and 7 pm. This fact doesn’t happen in Spain. The lunch takes place between 2-3:30 pm and the dinner between 9-10 pm, even much later during the summer. Why does it happen in Spain and in the rest of the European countries don’t? Until 1942 Spain had the Greenwich Mean Time, but since then Spain changed...

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The Spectacular Spanish Easter: a brief explanation about this wonderful celebration The Easter is one of the most important spring celebrations in Spain. It remembers the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. It has a special way to be dramatized in Spain. It usually starts on the Palm Sunday, but other cities like Sevilla starts a couple of days before. It consists of a procession set up by guide cross, flanked by lanterns and followed by rows of Nazarenes or penitents with candles. Behind...

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Уважаемые гости,Вы когда-нибудь задумывались о том, чтобы делать это, как многие птицы, и летать зимой на юг? Ну, по крайней мере, я хотел бы дать вам несколько веских причин, почему вы можете сделать именно это.Природа Costa Tropical процветает в «зимние» месяцы и весной. Перелетные...

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Málaga Airport:     1 hour drive   (98km)Granada Airport:   50 minutes   (80km)The Costa Tropical with its unique coastal towns Salobreña, Almuñecar and La Herradura is well commuted and easily accessible via modern highways with low traffic.The A7 highway in the West (Málaga) follows the romantic coastline of the Costa del Sol, which is first flat, but then more and more mountainous torwards the more unspoiled and natural Costa Tropical. Plenty popular tourist ressorts...

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Dear guests,Have you ever wondered about doing it like many birds and flying in the winter to the South? Well, at least I would love to give you some great reasons why you may do exactly that.The Costa Tropical’s nature is flurishing in the “winter” months and in spring. Migratory birds from all across Europe come and spend the winter months here or in close-by Africa. They are attracted by the very mild climate of the region with temperatures between 12 – 17 degrees during the day, as well...