Malaga’s mayor announced that 5 new buses will soon be in circulation. In the last 3 years, 58 new buses have been incorporated, some electric-petrol hybrids, with photovoltaic panels on the roof, low consumption LED lighting and modern interior comforts.
The Camerata Sotogrande choir will be taking part in a festival of carol singing on Tuesday 10th December, starting at 7:30pm at Merced church in Sotogrande. Entry is free and donations are welcome. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available after the service.
A show of the top BMX riders from Spain and Europe will be in Fuengirola on December 14th. The annual show will take place at the Skate Plaza Ignacio Echevarria, from 10 in the morning to 11 at night. There will be prizes for the winners of each category.
San Pedro de Alcantara will aim to plant an additional 311 trees inside the town’s public spaces. The budget for the effort is 100,000 euros and is expected to take six weeks.
The Estepona council has installed remote-activated devices at the town’s main pedestrian crossings, which allow the blind to know when the lights are green. The project was carried out with the assistance of ONCE (the Spanish organisation for the blind), which provided the remote devices.
The excavations along the route of the new Malaga metro tunnel extension cover 4000 square metres and include remains of old Moorish houses and defensive works. They span 8 centuries of history, from 11th to 19th century AD. The most important artefacts and areas will be preserved and put on display.
Since closing in 2011, the building which housed the Unicaja Marymar old people’s home in Benalmadena Costa, had fallen into disrepair and closed down. Now the town mayor has formed agreements to turn it into a leisure space with shops and restaurants, in an EU-funded initiative.
The Malaga area, including the Costa del Sol, has seen the biggest increase in the price of housing in the country at 7.9% over the last year. The rise is being attributed to an influx of more residential tourists looking to buy a second home on the Costa del Sol.
The assembly of Marbella’s Christmas lights is under way, with the switch-on planned for the 30th of November. There will bea 20 metre tall walk-through artificial Christmas tree, and matching decorations along the Avenida del Mar.
The Kempinski hotel of Estepona has won Best Hotel in an event in Istanbul. The accolade was awarded by EURHODIP, an international association supporting hospitality and tourism worldwide. Kempinski Estepona was awarded the prize for the professional way it trains its students.