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Review: Going organic in Los Boliches, Fuengirola

Fuengirola - Right in the heart of Los Boliches in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, is a tiny restaurant selling only the healthiest vegan and vegetarian food. Even better, not only is the cuisine really good for you, but it's pretty darn tasty too.

'Plaza de marihuana': Police uncover huge plantation in bullring

It seems some people found a much better use for a bullring in Almogía in southern Spain. Unfortunately for them, they were caught growing thousands of marijuana plants instead of the usual "corrida" or bullfight.

Review: Ginger — Tasty treats near the beach in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - A new eatery has opened up in Los Boliches in Fuengirola on the sunny Costa del Sol in southern Spain. Named Ginger Food and Drinks, they are an international restaurant, offering delicious meals to suit all tastes.

International party-time again in Fuengirola, Spain (Video) Special

Fuengirola - It's that time of year again, when Fuengirola throws the biggest, tastiest and most colorful international fair ever. This year celebrating it's 20th anniversary, this is an event not to be missed.

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.

Photo Essay: Fuengirola's annual 'Feria del Rosario' — Spain Special

Fuengirola - Once again, Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) has been and gone. Six days of fun, color, music and frivolity in the streets are over until next year. Here is a taste of what happened during the week.

Day trip to Ronda-a fantastic choice when visiting Costa del Sol Special

Ronda - Ronda is a lovely destination for day trips when you're on holiday to the Spanish Costa del Sol. The spectacular mountain town offers breathtaking scenery and historic remnants of a Roman and Moorish past. Escorted bus tours are a great way to visit.

Photo Essay: Signs of the times in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Around the town of Fuengirola there are several strong messages quite literally written on the wall. The following is a selection of some brand new, and some older, graffitti, all with an important meaning behind it.

All the fun of the fair in Fuengirola, October 6 to 12 (Photos) Special

Fuengirola - Running from October 6 to 12 each year, Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) is a feast for the eyes and camera, and loads of fun. Several different events are planned over the course of the fair and a visit is well worthwhile.

European Mobility Week in Fuengirola: Cycling for cleaner air Special

Fuengirola - Sunday is the last day of European Mobility Week and Fuengirola's day to "move for cleaner air." A bicycle ride was held, starting at 10 a.m. in the Plaza de España, in front of the town hall, riding through the town to the fairgrounds.

Photo Essay: A Sunday stroll to the beach in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - The extreme heat of summer has gone, along with most of the tourists. However, it is still hot and sunny out there, ideal for a quiet stroll down to the beachfront.

Photo Essay: An urban safari on the coast of Spain Special

Fuengirola - It is so easy to forget that a whole different world exists just around the corner in the popular Spanish seaside resort of Fuengirola. Every now and then I have to remind myself by visiting yet again.

Brad and Angelina go art shopping in Casares, Spain

Casares - Local artist David España got a surprise when he saw Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie outside his art gallery in the heart of Casares in southern Spain.

Review: Málaga, Spain — Sunshine, tapas and a glass of excellent wine

Most people have heard about Spain’s wine, especially from the famous La Rioja wine region. What you might not know is that Málaga, on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, produces some pretty darn good wine of its own and at affordable prices too.

Photo essay: A little summer craziness in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - There's something about summer that brings out the fun side of people. They get a bit of summer sun and out come the crazies. Bring out a camera, and everyone wants to pose.

Photo essay: Sohail Castle — Moorish history in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Now used mainly as a venue for concerts, parties and the ubiquitous local beer fest, Sohail Castle was built back during the Moorish history of the coastal town on a site with even older tales to tell.

Photo Essay: Abstracts and reflections of a working fishing port Special

Fuengirola - A fishing port can be an interesting place to visit, especially when taking photos in a more abstract frame of mind. With the Mediterranean light, anything is possible.

Photo Essay: Around and about in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain is a pretty and touristy place to visit. This article contains some more unusual photographic scenes captured in and around the town.

Photo essay: A little Harley-Davidson history in Fuengirola Special

Fuengirola - Back in 2007, Fuengirola in southern Spain was treated to the unique rumble and roar of around ten- to fifteen-thousand Harley-Davidson motorcycles. An experience never to be forgotten and luckily caught on camera.

Photo essay: Multi-cultural Fuengirola in southern Spain Special

Fuengirola - Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain is quite possibly the most multi-cultural town in all of Spain. Many of the world's citizens are represented here.

Spain: Pervert films nudist bathers with home-made 'Google Glass'

Those with reservations about "Google Glass" might be right. On a Benalmádena nudist beach in southern Spain, a pervert was arrested for filming women, using a home-made version of the technology.

Torremolinos leather goods shop in international drug raid

Torremolinos - Not content in just dealing in leather goods, the owner of this store laundered some 13 million euros in drug money, according to officials from Spain's Guardia Civil.

Marbella, destination of choice on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Marbella - One of the Mediterranean's most representative tourist venues and a top favorite for travelers, Marbella was once a small white fishing village. It is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

Marbella on Costa del Sol now second-most expensive beach spot

Marbella - Marbella is the place to be for many celebrities, footballers and reality TV stars, who enjoy lying on the endless sandy beaches and dining in style in the local restaurants. It is now also the second-most expensive beach destination in Spain.

Seeking the best beach in Spain for 2013

The Spanish television channel,, has launched a competition to find the very best beach in Spain and is inviting people to vote for their favorites this summer.

Review: 'padthaiwok' — Brand new Thai restaurant in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Indulge in some genuine Thai cuisine for a real treat during your holiday on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Healthy, tasty, quick and convenient meals - on the spot, for home delivery or to take away.

'Krasty Burger' hits Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in Spain Special

Fuengirola - You might find the logo, nay, the NAME of this new hamburger joint hauntingly familiar, especially if you are a fan of the Simpsons. Just opened on the Costa del Sol for your fast food fancy... but, wait ... "Krasty?"

Architectural views in Hotel El Puerto, Fuengirola Special

Fuengirola - While the hotel may be something of a travel package destination, the design and architecture of the building is quite fascinating. Hotel El Puerto is situated right on the beachfront in sunny Fuengirola, on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Escape to a rural bed & breakfast in Spain this spring Special

Holidays on the coast can often turn into a "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" kind of scenario. Yes, its great every now and then to visit the coastal resorts, but how about finding out more about the real-life Spain by venturing inland?

Benalmádena Costa — A little sunshine on the Costa del Sol Special

Just a little way down the coast from Málaga city is the lovely seaside resort of Benalmádena Costa. Perfect for a little sun, sand and sangria!
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A branch of  Krasty  Burger has opened in Fuengirola  Spain
A branch of "Krasty" Burger has opened in Fuengirola, Spain
Scenes of Los Boliches  Fuengirola  Spain
Scenes of Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Spain
Balcon de Europa  Nerja  Spain
Balcon de Europa, Nerja, Spain
Nerja Today
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain
Estepona on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Buff cheeked gibbon and baby
Buff cheeked gibbon and baby
Scenes of Los Boliches  Fuengirola  Spain
Scenes of Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Spain
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
International Fair in Fuengirola  Spain - Japanese ladies dancing in the parade.
International Fair in Fuengirola, Spain - Japanese ladies dancing in the parade.
Souvenir shop in Mijas  Spain
Souvenir shop in Mijas, Spain
Staff at Mister Noodles
Staff at Mister Noodles
Scenes of Los Boliches  Fuengirola  Spain
Scenes of Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Spain
Costa del Sol  Spain
Costa del Sol, Spain
Christmas in Fuengirola  Spain
Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain in summer.
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain in summer.
Malaga  capital of Malaga Province  Andalucia  Spain
Malaga, capital of Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain
A stroll on the beachfront in Fuengirola  Spain.
A stroll on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain.