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Great news for Estepona!

The mayor of Estepona has announced that the main avenue that runs along the beach in Estepona, Avenida de Espana, will be pedestrianised. Works are likely to commence in September 2021, and will start from the light tower to the roundabout of Glorieta de la Union Europea. In steps the works will continue East.  Inevitably works will at first cause frustration and extra noise, but long-term, however, it...

Spain reopens!

During the pandemic Spain introduced twice a State of Alarm, and we are very happy to report that the last one was finally lifted on Sunday 9th of May 2021. For Andalucia this means; a) The night curfew is lifted b) Restaurants can now remain open until Midnight, with up to 8 persons around a table indoor, up to 10 persons outdoor. c) Bars & Discotheques can now remain open until 2AM, again...

Tax reductions on purchase of property in Andalucia

New tax reductions introduced from 28/04/21 until 31/12/21!  The regional government in Seville has announced a number of tax reductions to boost property sales. Until now the progressive transfer tax was 8, 9 or 10% on top of the purchase price for resale properties, pending on the purchase price. This tax has now been reduced to a 7% flat rate, irrespective of the purchase price. This will save...

Covid Insurance

Free COVID-19 travel assistance insurance

News from La Junta de Andalucía (the regional government in Seville) Andalucía provides all non-resident international travellers with free COVID-19 travel assistance insurance for stays at any type of regulated establishments in the region during 2021. Types of coverage, circumstances covered in the case of infection with COVID-19 The insurer will cover the following (**) : Medical and surgical...

Hospital Costa del Sol and Covid-19 vaccinations

The general Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella East can finally expect the works on the unfinished new wing to be completed. Junta de Andalucía has announced that parliament will speedily secure the contracts to be confirmed in order for works to commence. The budget is estimated at 75 mill €. Not only will the new wing be finished, but the existing hospital will also undergo a thorough renovation to...

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