Key News #91 - 17th Oct. to 16th Dec. 2013


What happens if a death should occur at home? Under Spanish law, the Guardia Civil (police) must be called. They will then contact a doctor and finally the Guardia Civil will have telephoned the Funeral Director to attend to the deceased. The Funeral Director who attends to the deceased may not speak English and you will be asked to sign a “body release form” which is a legal document allowing the deceased to be removed from the home. In many cases this document forms part of the official contract whereby price is not disclosed until arrangements have been completed. This is a legal binding contract whereby you have no control over the arrangements or price. This is a dreadful situation for anyone to experience, especially when in a foreign country, not to mention the emotional distress and vulnerability. To discuss how the above can be avoided with total peace of mind, please call Ruth on 951 120 046 or 693 715 718. Please see main ad.


is a well-respected maintenance and reform company specialising in bathroom, kitchens and bedrooms as well as carpentry, plumbing, security grills, tiling etc. Beers have been on the coast for many years and they are more than willing to give you a non-obligation written quotation. We love their business strap line “You can relax once you’ve got the BEERS in!” Please see main ad.


is located just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Ronda and is a boutique hotel with 10 en-suite rooms with bath, Jacuzzi or Arab bath. It is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the coast if you want to relax or you may prefer to explore; there is something to suit everyone. Have a fantastic breakfast, do what you like best during the day then come back and have a siesta before a few drinks in the friendly bar before an excellent meal (see restaurant guide for more information) then some more drinks with other guests, the family and locals. Hotel Molino del Puente makes a refreshing change from the coastal venues and we always come home feeling we have had a good break even if we only stay overnight. The festive season is just around the corner so why not take advantage of their special Christmas and New Year rates and book yourself a treat. We always enjoy our time at Hotel Molino del Puente. Key recommended. Please see main ad.


By the time you read this, we will have revamped our website,, which will be fully liquid, adapting to all PC and Mac screen sizes and mobile devices. Our special restaurant web pages in the restaurant guide have proved very popular and at the time of going to print, all our venues had at least one first page search result in Google. We have now extended the one-page Website to include all businesses. This is of particular interest to businesses that do not currently have their own website. No domain name or hosting charges, a one-page website with an eventual first page Google result built within 72 hours at a cost of only 250 Euros plus IVA per annum (20% discount available for current magazine advertisers). What are you waiting for? Give us a call today. See main ad on pages 68-69.


is now well established in its new premises next to the Farmacia Butibamba near the BP garage in La Cala (please see La Cala map on page 83). Melec Costa is a friendly, family-owned business. Their amazing service department is second to none; the staff are extremely helpful and reliable and will go that extra yard to get you out of trouble if you need a repair. Their sales showroom is stocked with all the latest white goods, washing machines, dryers, fridge/freezers, ovens and hobs plus a large selection of small domestic appliances. Melec Costa stock products from Dyson, Samsung, Electrolux, Beko, Zanussi, Bosch and Fagor. Their sales staff are most attentive and extremely helpful and have full knowledge of all their products. For example, if you have a large family, and need a big washing machine, they could advise you on which one would be most suitable for you. They will install your new equipment, show you how it works and remove your old appliance. Key recommended. Well worth a visit and an ideal place to buy a Christmas present or two. Please see main ad.


Yours truly will have a live weekly slot on Mijas 340 TV on the Mijas International programme every Thursday at 15.00, commencing on 17th October. If any magazine advertiser would like to be my guest on the show to talk about their business, please contact me (details on page 4). If you miss the show, you can always catch it online at


are glass curtain and stainless steel specialists, manufacturers of aluminium and UPVC windows and doors and specialists in concertinas (bi-fold doors). Your one-stop warehouse for all aspects of glazing, showers, table tops, acoustic glass, shop fronts, furniture, stairs and pool surrounds. Friendly, family run business, honest and reliable. All work is guaranteed. Pop down to the showroom or contact them for a quote or see their portfolio online. Please see main ad.


as well as all the usual benefits and also health plans to suit all budgets, with Health Plan Spain you can now join the Sanitas Health Plan on line. Please see main ad.


if your mobility is impaired or you have friends of family over to stay who need a bit of extra help, please contact Senior World in Los Boliches who have a wide range of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, nursing beds, daily living aids and riser recliner chairs. Please see main ad.


as well as being known as the “Jewel of Mijas” for its hotel facilities in the stunning location on the Camino Viejo de Coin in Mijas Costa and overlooking the newly refurbished golf course, Hotel Tamisa Golf also boasts a first class restaurant and is an ideal venue to host all kinds of events or conferences. Also established at the Hotel Tamisa Golf is the Tamisa Wellness Centre for health and beauty treatments including colonic hydrotherapy and teeth whitening. Passion Studios is also now well established at the Tamisa offering Zumba, Pilates, Belly Dancing and much more. New to the Tamisa is Tamisa Golf Properties so if your dream is to own a property with a spectacular view of the golf course or the mountains behind, then contact Tamisa Golf Properties. In addititon, the Costa del Sol Golf News is now also based at the Hotel Tamisa Golf.


We welcome the Tree House back into the magazine. The Tree House is situated in Torrenueva: please see La Cala map on page 83. The Tree House is a bilingual private day nursery with full or part time day care. The Tree House has fully qualified staff, after school and holiday clubs. Newly built premises, gardens and play areas and home-made meals prepared on the premises. The Tree House will be holding an open day on Saturday 2nd November from 10.00 until 2.00 with a fun packed day for all the family so pop along and let your children have some fun. Please see main ad.


offers internet and telephone connectivity with the best quality fibre optic connection in Calahonda and the 5th phase of Riviera del Sol. Wikiker also offers Broadband TV with more than 40 channels of TV and radio to choose from. Wikiker have now opened a second office in the Los Olivos Commercial Centre in Calahonda next to Lloyds Bank with plenty of parking space right outside. Please see main ad.