Dear friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We have all ever been to New Year in different places and we have all ever enjoyed a New year´s eve dinner somewhere full of vivid memories, as there are many deals for this extraordinary occasions and we love to celebrate this special date.

For a change, we are proposing our country hotel on New Year’s Eve to have that unique party to spend with family or your best friends and nothing better than luxury hotels to recreate the family atmosphere and festive time as occasion requires.

You’ll certainly be overwhelmed by endless offers, but believe me spend New Year’s Eve, this magical night in a small rural hotel secluded, romantic and exceptional cuisine, that there are few who can enjoy is the perfect choice.

This year with no doubt, book your stay with us for 2015 and forget deals for 2014 that cannot compete with this well-known place Hotel Cerro de Hijar.

Greetings to all and happy holidays

Hotel Cerro de Hijar


LinguaSur, the only company in Costa del Sol dedicated to Spanish Linguistic Immersion, opens its doors. Founded by Silvana Ruiz Medina, (a Marbella local with a Translation and Interpreter degree) LinguaSur is an innovative linguistic immersion programme, for foreign people who want to improve their Spanish quickly. Mainly based on communication, its principal objective is to improve the Spanish of participating students in just 8 days, thanks to more than 13 hours of conversation a day with its Spanish speaking volunteers. The students will be immersed in constant dialogue and use of the language, which can not be achieved by any other traditional language courses. The first programme is due for launch at the end of September and will open a season that continues throughout the year.


LinguaSur headquarter is based in Marbella but the programme will take place in different countrysides and charming hotels around Costa del Sol, Ronda Mountain range, Valle del Guadalhorce and Tolox in Sierra de las Nieves. However, LinguaSur is not only focused on the necessity to improve students’ Spanish but also the experience of teaching the language, in a fresh new way. The Spanish speakers are not just teachers but volunteers, who come from different places around Spain and love communication or cultural exchange.



The only requirements to participate in these programmes, are to be over 18 years old and have an intermediate Spanish level (A2-B1). All applicants can do the level test via the website ( Similarly, all interested volunteers can fill out the form via the website also.


LinguaSur and Cerro de Hijar are collaborating together on this project. The great hotel will be one of the venues for the programme, where students and volunteers could enjoy the amazing hotel grounds, just like the wonderful nature all around. A unique opportunity to participate in this linguistic retreat and discover the little gem as it is, Hotel Cerro de Hijar.

For more information please go to Linguasur

Could it be Malaga Airport or the Costa Brava or you in one of the Hotels in Madrid. Let us visit them. We remind the Turespaña video.


Many of my clients ask me about what to do in Spain once they are already in Andalusia. I usually answer by asking one straight question. How long time do you have?, because Spain attractions are endless, depending on your preferences of course.

General speaking, we could say North of Spain has stunning green landscapes, say Asturias, Basque Country being awesome for some trekking. Particularly, the Spanish Pilgrim walking/cycling Tour, “Camino de Santiago”. Just breathtaking!. Something not to be missed.

But if you are kind of an urban guy, my recommendation leads to museums, monuments, best hotels and restaurants, just plunge into one of the touristic cities of Spain such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada…. Scenery like “Sagrada familia”, “Museo del Prado”, “Guggenheim” or “La Alhambra” to mention a few will make you trip unforgettable.

Besides, sun and beach for everyone, Spain weather forecast can not be better. No matter what season you have picked to travel, there is always a single day you can go to the beach and get some sunbathing. So, ranging from costa de la luz, costa del sol, costa tropical and so on to costa brava next to France the destinations are diverse and numerous.

Therefore, attempting to choose a place that both stand out from the rest and is compelling enough to entice someone to visit is a difficult proposition.

Globally there has been increasing concern about the pollution of natural resources and protected areas of andalusia.

The higher level of information and concern for ecology and the ecological increase in all areas and especially in the activities taking place in the nature reserves and national parks and natural spaces as conceived in principle, free of contamination.

El turismo sostenible

In the sierra de grazalema , in the mountains of malaga and also in the natural park of the sierra de las nieves are being promoted certifications of environmental quality , such as the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism to which have been ascribed both administrations and tourism enterprises in order to promote domestic tourism as well, through hiking trails, mountain trails or the route of the white villages , disclosed these destinations.

While some travelers are being reported in the tourist offices of the various trails, you may prefer to practice on your own walking with the aid of a map of the sierra de las nieves, in tolox for example , can be bought these tourist maps with all details and logbook included.