Like everywhere also in Andalusia all kinds of interesting things happen every day, such as fiestas and festivals, culinary gatherings, processions, special exhibitions, but there's also news on the housing market or changed regulations. To make it easy for you, we bundle some interesting articles in this section so that you have everything at a glance.

 

Photo of the El Satillo suspension bridge in Andalusia

One of the more famous hiking trails of the Gran Senda de Malaga is El Saltillo. Also called the little brother of El Caminito del Rey (King's Path) near Malaga. But unlike its big brother, which attracts more than 300,000 hikers a year, this trail is (still) quiet to walk and above all, it is completely free. The suspension bridge has been in operation since October 2020.

The route runs on the border of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama nature reserve from the white mountain top Canillas de Aceituno to the next village Sedella. Halfway through this route you come across the suspension bridge 'El Saltillo' which you have to cross. During the walking route you walk along the foot of the La Maroma, the highest mountain of the province of Málaga.

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Photo of a trip on the mediterrean Sea near Torre del Mar

The Axarquia region, which is something similar to a county, is made up of 31 coastal and inland municipalities and has more than 30 km of beaches. We are sure that you will discover the wonderful beaches like those of Maro, but have you ever thought about all that this land has to offer? Gastronomy, cultural heritage, traditions, fiestas and history. The Oletrips Team would love to help you get to know la Axarquía and its surroundings in depth, to help you discover everything that Andalucía has to show you.

Oletrips will pick you up in their elegant Mercedes Vito van and take you to discover the Axarquia region in groups of maximum 8 people, so you can travel comfortably, safely and at your own pace. Cipriano, the local and official guide of Oletrips, knows the area perfectly and will take you to the most hidden corners for the eyes of a tourist. If, in addition to getting to know the region, you are thinking of visiting the great monuments of Andalucía, Oletrips can help you, too. Discover the Alhambra, the Albayzin neighborhood in Granada, the Mosque of Cordoba and much more with a local expert.  

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B&B with Rasja & Wouter in Spain at the Costa del Sol

It has been a while since we were able to help Rasja and Wouter find a suitable location for their future B&B. In the meantime they have been successfully running Cortijo La Zapatera, in Canillas de Aceituno

Rasja & Wouter: “We have been living in Andalusia for almost 4 years now. We still really like living here in southern Spain. Not a day goes by that we don't enjoy the peace, the views and the nature. We have made new friends, speak the language and find our way in our white village, Canillas de Aceituno. The first six months of our stay we have made several improvements: the house and the flats have been given a Spanish soul, the rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences, the gardens have been planted and the various terraces got the necessary shade.

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Fireworks at the costa del sol for the Noche de San Juan

Where the Scandinavians have Midsummer Night, in almost all Spanish coastal towns we celebrate La Noche de San Juan on the night of 23 or 24 June. In this night, the first half of the year is ritually closed to welcome the summer. During this night, there are several customs - which may vary from region to region - but water and fire, the symbols of purification and protection, can be found everywhere.

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House for sale in Malaga Province

This month, we asked Marita some questions about what she noticed in the housing market in the region of La Axarquía.

1. In some European countries, we are currently dealing with an overstrained property market. It is difficult for many people to buy a house in their own country at the moment. Do you see this reflected in the Spanish housing market? And how?

We have definitely seen an increase in the number of clients in the last year but fortunately we are not yet experiencing the same frenzy as in other European countries. Until now we are still managing to find suitable houses for our clients.

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