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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.
When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.
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STRAD- The Rebel Violinist and band: STRAD will appear at the Limited Edition Marenostrum Festival on Sunday August 2 in Castle Sohail Fuengirola with tickets costing €23 plus booking fee. Info & Tix: https://marenostrumfuengirola.com/concierto/strad/
THE XXII Festival de Títeres de Títeres de La Herradura: Puppet festival for all ages. This twenty-second edition will continue this Friday with “Gruñidos” by Compañía Tantontería; It will continue on Saturday with “Caperucita Rock” by the Compañía Puppets and will end on Sunday, July 26, with “Un trocito de luna” by the Compañía A la Sombrita. This year’s edition has some necessary security measures. Attendees will have to use masks and hydro alcoholic gel for hand disinfection.
La Pena Bandits gig cancelled: 25JULY La Pena, Archez
Due to the virus The Bandits gig at La Pena has been cancelled.
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Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/
Casa Magel is now fully open
All health & safety procedures are in place.
The Camino Del Rey is now open.
Our special mini breaks are back
2 days B&B with 1 night, 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine 125€
3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2, + tapas in local bar or in house., 175€
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
The weather is perfect for a break in the mountains. Our views are beautiful, the pool is cool and the gardens are relaxing, no fear of lack of social distancing.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night.
Our special offers are still available as stated above. You can add more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in. We have homemade meals to purchase from the freezer from 7€ per meal, or cook yourselves. Some bars & restaurants are open or just relax in our pretty gardens and splash in the pool, plenty of room for social distancing. Loads of board games, books, and darts
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small premises where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3 course home cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. They are now doing sunset tours with dinner.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales.
We get booked up pretty quickly, but still have few vacancies for August & September. Book with friends, party time. We provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends. We are a small venue with lots of room so social distancing is easy to obtain. Come & get spoilt. The food is good the hosts friendly with gorgeous views and peace & quiet. Just chill out by the pool and eat some great food, drink some good wine without having to worry about drink & driving or too many people in one place. Great for friends get together.
Contact +34 722879503 e-mail email@example.com Or visit our website, www.casamagel.com
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Beautiful good quality pedestal extending table with 4 matching upholstered chairs with padded seat cushions Measurements Unopened Diameter 100cms Height 80cms Extended Width 125cms Depth 100cms Price 150€
-Display cabinet 25€
-Italian oak coat/ hook unit with small shoe compartment Depth 20cms Height 210cms Width 50cms Price 25€
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Wanted to Rent: House or apartment for rent long term. Hi! My name is Inés, I work part time as a receptionist at a hotel in Canillas de Albaida and I am also a yoga teacher. I am looking for a house or apartment for rent in the area: Cómpeta, Canillas de Albaida or Archez to move in with my Greyhound Leia.If you can help us please contact by phone or whatsapp : 622 836 822. You can find my profile in Facebook:ines.alvarez.526
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.
‘More cancellations than bookings’: Spanish hotels consider closing in August: Spain may be open to international tourism but its recent surge in Covid-19 infections and outbreaks, coupled with obligatory face mask rules across most of the country, are putting tourists off from enjoying their time in the sun. Hotel booking cancellations have reached 64 percent across Spain and 70 percent in the Balearic Islands, according to a new study by tourism market research group Dingus. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200723/more-cancellations-than-bookings-spanish-hotels-consider-closing-in-august
Sensible and chic- the $185 luxury face mask from Belgium: As mask-wearing becomes part of everyday defences against the coronavirus, Belgian designers are turning medical masks into chic accessories.
Brussels-based stylist Aude De Wolf has created a “scarf mask” that uses linen, cashmere and other high-quality materials to combine masks with luxurious shawls.
“These are not masks for everyday wear, perhaps for a party or a wedding … the idea is to bring some joy to something that is very sad,” she said of the pandemic. PHOTO:REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-belgium-mask/sensible-and-chic-the-185-luxury-face-mask-from-belgium-idUSKCN24O1GF
Totana in Murcia Forced Back into Lockdown Phase 1 as Cases Surge: Emergency measures mean entry and exit into the municipality of Totana is now prohibited, its day centres will be closed and visits to the residences will be restricted, while their health centres will be closed, except for care related to the pandemic. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/23/breaking-news-spanish-municipality-forced-back-into-lockdown-as-cases-surge/
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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Nerja 952 524 519
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Torrox: 952 539 828
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