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Wine tasting in Andalusia

Wine tasting in Andalusia may not be the first thing you remember when you travel to Spain. But in the vicinity of Finca Las Nuevas, there are a few nice locations for wine tasting. The wine history of Andalusia According to the Malaga en el corazón website, Málaga was one of the first cities in…

vakantie in Andalusie in de zomer wel of niet doen

Going to Andalusia; yes or no?

Going to Andalusia is ideal all year round. The region has more than 300 sunny days a year, so you can enjoy good weather all year round. Recently, Spain has been increasingly negative in the Dutch news when it comes to the climate. Quite a pity, because it often gives a distorted picture. We explain…

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Motorbiking in Andalusia

Motorbiking in Andalusia may not be the first thing you think of, but it is a fantastic experience. With its diverse landscapes, beautiful roads and sunny climate, Andalusia is a popular destination for motorbike enthusiasts. More and more often, we encounter motorcyclists. That is not surprising because the campo, as they call the countryside in…

City centre of Cordoba

Córdoba, a pleasant city in Andalusia

Córdoba is a pleasant city to get lost in. In this blog, we give you a number of tips for a fun day out. The city of Córdoba is more than two hours’ drive from Finca Las Nuevas. But because there is little traffic, it is easily done as a day trip from our holiday…

Picasso wandelroute in Malaga

Picasso walking route in Málaga

Picasso’s walking route takes you on the trail of Pablo Picasso’s time in Málaga. The city where this world-famous artist was born. In addition to being a painter, Picasso was also a draftsman, sculptor, graphic artist, jewellery designer and ceramist. This year, his fiftieth anniversary (April 8, 1973) is commemorated. Pablo Picasso and his life…

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Traffic rules in Spain

Traffic rules in Spain still differ here and there from the traffic rules that apply in the Netherlands. Below are some tips to drive as safely as possible during your holiday in Spain. Traffic tip 1: Driving on a roundabout The police in Spain have been working for years to improve traffic safety on roundabouts,…

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Christmas in Málaga, what to do?

Christmas in Málaga, what to do? The city is amazing if you love the Christmas spirit. There is plenty to do. Do you rather skip the seasonal festivities? Go into nature. The weather is often wonderful at Christmas, so perfect for a walk or to enjoy a drink on a terrace. Christmas in Málaga, what…

Torremolinos, mooie bezienswaardigheid

Torremolinos, but then different

Torremolinos probably evokes a frightening image of large hotel complexes and overcrowded beaches for many. Yet there are also a few beautiful places to be found. Torremolinos was not particularly the place on our wish list. We don’t like the crowds and we certainly don’t have to drink a pint in an Irish bar when…

Walking in Pizarra

Hiking around Málaga; vlog

Walking in the Málaga area is surprisingly fun. There are beautiful walks to be found, and each has its charm. Of course, in a beautiful nature, which is slightly different every time. Walking in Pizarra In our e-book “walks in Málaga”, you will find many ideas for a long or short walk in the Málaga…

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Nice winter holiday home in Andalusia; vlog

Finding a nice winter holiday home in Andalusia can sometimes be a search. Not all houses are available or have heating and some are just not that cosy. Search no further. Casa Carmen at Finca Las Nuevas is what you are looking for. Winter holiday home with wood stove Finca Las Nuevas is a more…

Hike rio chillar

Hike through the Río Chillar; vlog

Going for a walk during a heat wave may seem a little weird. However, this walk is perfect for hot days. Warm weather sometimes makes you a bit lifeless. But if you’re tired of spending the day by the pool and just want to be active again, why not go for a walk? Where does…

Spanish cold soup Gazpacho

Gazpacho; is a Spanish cold soup.

Spanish cold soup or Gazpacho is a delicious dish for now when the weather gets warmer. If you want something different than a salad and do not spend hours in the kitchen, this refreshing soup is a good choice and healthy too. According to Wikipedia, the Romans introduced a cold soup to Spain. It consisted…

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Walking trail through water in Andalusia

Walking in Andalusia can be quite warm in summertime. But in this blog you will read more about a refreshing walk near Finca Las Nuevas. Barranco Blanco Between Coín en Alhaurin el Grande you’ll find an adventurous walk through a river. The ravine of the Alaminos river, known as Barranco Blanco is the perfect setting…

Verdiales in Andalusia

Verdiales in Andalusia

Verdiales is an ancient music festival with its origin in the inland of Andalusia, in the regions of Axarquía, Valle de Guadalhorce and Montes de Málaga. Maybe not well known, but if you are in the area absolutely a must-see. Ermita de las Tres Cruces We don’t have to go far for this ancient festival.…

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Child-friendly villages in Andalusia

Did you know Andalusia has child-friendly villages? They are not only fun for children, but also for adults. When I was a child, I have visited many villages with my parents. Especially during the holidays, we would always visit some photogenic villages. A visit to the local church was not to be missed. What a…


Málaga, 10 tips where to go and what to do

Málaga is an amazing city with lots of options for a day visit or a few days. In this blog, we give you some of our highlights of the city. From the origin, Málaga is a harbour city. From what we have heard from others, it wasn’t a beautiful city twenty years ago. But nowadays…

Mijas wandeling

Mijas, a walk in the mountains; vlog

Mijas Pueblo is one of the many beautiful whitewashed mountain villages of Andalusia. Situated above the busy Costa del Sol. The village has many narrow streets with coloured flower pots hanging on the whitewashed walls of the houses. But did you know, it has also some fabulous walking trails? For some, the village is too…

Granada view on Alhambra

Granada day trip

Granada is often mentioned together with Córdoba, Sevilla and Málaga, the beautiful cultural cities of Andalusia. Each city has its own highlight. The Alhambra an imposing complex dating back to the Moorish time is the one for Granada. Many guests at Finca Las Nuevas take a day trip to the city of Granada, which is…

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Best time to visit Andalusia

The best time to visit Andalusia depends on the activities you are planning to do or do not want to do. In this blog, you can read more about the weather in southern Spain. What is the temperature in Andalusia in…? At Finca Las Nuevas we often get questions regarding the weather. In summer guests…


Sangría, a delicious Spanish summer drink 

Sangría, a delicious Spanish summer drink  Sangría, with the emphasis on the ‘i’, is for many a well-known drink. A Spanish sparkling summer drink that you finish before you even know it. We have enjoyed quite a few Sangrías here in Spain and to be honest with many different tastes. One of the best we…

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Flow and let go Yoga retreat in Andalusia

Yoga is a good way to relax. It is even better in nature. Why not join us for a Yoga retreat in Andalusia the second weekend in June. A full weekend of wellness, Hatha, vinyasa and yin yoga, breathwork, meditation, accompanied by live music from a local guitarist Chris. You’ll be in great company with…

Finca Las Nuevas in watercolors

Drawing and painting in Andalusia

Drawing and painting in Andalusia are fantastic. The area has a wide variety of landscapes. From endless sandy beaches to picturesque villages and from rolling hills with almond and olive trees to rough rocks. At Finca Las Nuevas you can unwind. Nothing has to be done, everything is possible. You can easily adapt to the…

flamingo´s kijken in Andalusie

Flamingo watching in Andalusia; vlog

Flamingo watching is a special day out in Andalusia. In the inland near Fuente de Piedra, an hour drive of Finca Las Nuevas, you can watch these impressive birds. On our website you can read more about this beautiful area with visitors centre. Here you can already have a glimpse of this nice spot.

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Spanish almond cake; a cake with a story

There is a huge variety of Spanish dishes and they are loved by many. The Mediterranean kitchen is well known for its healthy food. Though we are making a little sidestep to the Northwest of Spain and to a sweet treat. At our little mountain grow many almond trees. Last year we have harvested the…

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Walking in the Sierra de las Nieves; vlog

Walking in the Sierra de Las Nieves is beautiful. From our garden, you have fantastic views of the mountains of this national park. The park offers many beautiful walking trails, Here you will get an impression of the trail we did near Yunquera. You can read more about the route in our free walking trail…

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Walking in Andalusia, 10 beautiful walks

Walking in Andalusia is perfect. Would you like to know why? Read all about it in this blog. We’ll give you 5 reasons why you should go to Andalusia for a walking holiday. We’ll also share 10 of our hikes in the Málaga area with you.  The 5 best reasons for a walking holiday in…

cheap holiday to Andalusia

Cheap holiday to Andalusia, read the 7 tips

A cheap holiday is what a lot of people are looking for. The year of Corona has brought many changes, lost of job or income. An escape to the sun would be fantastic right now. The good thing is, a holiday to Andalusia does not need to be expensive! Below you can find seven tips…

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Spanish tapas

Everyone knows the Spanish tapas. The little snacks on beautiful platters or in colourful cups that you share with others. A fun way of having a meal and especially handy for people, like myself, who can’t choose and want to try it all. It’s quite common to make a decent meal from tapas. But in…

Arabic staircase El Chorro

Arabic Staircase walk in El Chorro; vlog

The area of El Chorro is well known for its Caminito del Rey, a walkway along steep cliffs. Rock climbers know the area as one of the best spots for climbing in Europe. But there is also a beautiful trail to the ‘Escaleras Árabes, the Arabic Staircase. You can read more about the route in…

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Win a holiday

win a 7-day stay at Finca Las Nuevas The game is finished. So many of you have joined, but there could only be one winner. We have just announced the winner. Bart van Gorp has won a 7-days stay at Casa Maria. Congratulations! We were longing for some positivity and fun. We needed some other…

Feria Mijas Pueblo

Culture in Andalusia

Culture in Andalusia Culture and nature go hand in hand in Andalusia. Ideal for whom are looking for a lovely holiday destination. The area has a rich history and a lively culture which provides everyone with something of their choice. Whitewashed mountain villages Well known are the Andalusian whitewashed mountain villages. The small alleys with…


Nature in Andalusia

Nature in Andalusia Nature might be not exactly the first thing that pops to mind when you think of holidaying in Andalusia. But did you know that there are, only a few kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of the Costa del Sol, plenty of options for activities in nature? Often the coast is…

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How we found our place under the sun in Andalusia

how we found our place under the sun in Andalusia In 2012 we, Robert, Pascalle, Joanne and Oek, moved to Brunei for Robert’s work. By the end of April 2016, Robert got a new job. This time the job was based on rotation, which meant we could not join him as a family to his…

olives at Finca Las Nuevas

Olive harvest in Andalusia

Did you know a lot of the Spanish olives are exported to Italy where it is made into ‘Italian’ olive oil? Hard to believe as Spain has so many olive trees and can easily make the oil it self. In this vlog we will show you the process from picking the olives till the production…


Harvesting almonds

Have you always been curious about the almonds you buy in the shop? In this vlog we show you all the stadia of almond blossom to the almond in the end.