Key News #96 - 17th Aug. to 16th Oct. 2014


DEP InDEPendent is a family-run, independent mortgage brokers on the Costa del Sol. The mother and daughter team have worked within the Spanish mortgage business, between them, for almost 25 years. They are aware that when people invest in a property in Spain they are buying a dream and so offer a personalised service. If their clients are in need of finance to achieve this, then they are there to organise the mortgage and to make their purchase of a dream come true. They take all the legwork out of the financing as they have worked in the underwriting department of a bank in Madrid, which means they know exactly what the banks in Spain need to see to prove affordability. Once they have assessed this, they will approach the bank best suited to each client’s individual requirements. DEP InDEPendent is affiliated with all of the Banks in Spain and therefore can assure the best suitable Mortgage plan for each individual. Customer service is one of their main focuses and DEP InDEPendent will work closely with their clients to go over the procedure in detail to secure your dream home. Independent mortgage advice that’s right for you... Please see main ad in the Finance Section.


As well as housing the Key to Mijas Costa magazine, at Key Media Group we offer bespoke printing, screen ads on our screens at two busy venues, Snack Attack in Jardin Botanico, La Cala and Caffe Stella in El Zoco, Calahonda. We are looking for a busy café/restaurant in Elviria for our next screen site, so if you have a suitable venue in Elviria, please contact us at In addition we build bespoke websites at a reasonable price. Please see page 69 for some examples. We really do what is written on the tin. We hear such horror stories of people waiting months to have a website built. In most instances, we could have your website built within one working week using the latest technology and ensuring that your new site is smart responsive! Do you need to pinch and zoom on your own website to view if from a Smart device? Worse still, was it built in “Flash” and some or all of it cannot be seen at all from a phone or tablet? You WILL be losing business! Please view our website, or contact us at We specialise in small businesses.


We are pleased to announce that we will be launching this autumn. Following on from the success of the restaurant guide in the magazine and also the online version, we decided quite some time ago that it would be a good idea to launch a comprehensive website for restaurants along the Costa del Sol, not just restricting it to Mijas Costa. The new will stand alone so anyone on the Costa del Sol can advertise from our new platform. The website will be smart-device friendly and will include a legend, full photo gallery, review, menus, interactive map and location, opening hours and a video if required. will also have a dedicated Facebook page. You will soon be able to search for restaurants on our website by type and area. We also anticipate that the restaurants listed on will soon be found on the first page of search engines. We are offering a free Tita Spices Starter Pack for the first 5 restaurants to sign up to the website. Restaurant owners, please see page 65 for further details. Readers – we hope you will enjoy using our new online restaurant guide later this year, but you will of course still be able to access the restaurants advertising in Key to Mijas Costa magazine in the restaurant guide of as well as through the QR codes on their adverts in the magazine. Please see main ad in the Restaurant Section.


is located in Puerto Cabopino. In addition to the wonderful Dolphin Trips where you may also be lucky enough to see Whales, Sunfish, Flying Fish or Turtles, you can also have fun waterskiing, wakeboarding on or some of the thrilling rides such as Rapid Rib Rides, Tornado and Hurricane. Splash Watersports is available for private functions. Licenses are available for boats and jet skis. New for this summer is the Sunseeker Luxury Yacht Charter which is available for a minimum of 2 hours or for a half or full day. Romantic Champagne Sunset Cruises or maybe something a bit special for your wedding day or other celebration, such as a Hen or Stag Party where for example you can be dropped off at Nikki Beach – the price of the charter also includes free entrance to Nikki Beach. Or why not hire the yacht for a couple of hours and get dropped off at your favourite restaurant? Barry has plenty of ideas for a different and fun day or evening out, so please contact him for some ideas to treat a loved one with something that little bit special. Please see main ad in Leisure Section.


The popular, admission-free lifestyle event for the Coast’s older people, is returning to Estepona in November. All the free attractions which have contributed to the success of The Over 50s Show, and made it one of the ‘must attend’ events in the Coast’s events calendar, will again be in the mix, including cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, computer and Internet tuition, dancing demonstrations and lessons, pottery demonstrations, fashions and make-overs, golf lessons from PGA professionals, indoor bowls tuition, pet advice, consumer and legal advice, finance advice, guidance on cosmetic procedures, health checks and more. For antique buffs the good news is that Eric Knowles, known to millions for his appearances on The Antiques Roadshow, will appear at the show again, offering free valuations. This has proved to be one of the most successful features of the show. The Andalusian International Artists art group will be displaying their new works at the show. The AIA Art Group was formed 10 years ago by professional and dedicated visual artists from around Europe who are all living and working in Andalucía. The Over 50’s Show will take place at the Palacio de Congressos y Exposiciones, Estepona on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, from 11am until 6pm on both days. For further information on exhibiting and visiting The Over 50’s Show, contact the organisers on 902 003 896 (wait for a slight delay on the line) or email:, Please see main ad in the Leisure Section.


can be found in the little parade of shops on the Camino de Coin near Mijas Golf and the Parque Esparragal (BBQ area). At Tu Mascota the vets are very experienced and their main objective is the health and wellbeing of your pets. They have another clinic in the centre of Marbella, C/ Gregorio Marañon 1. As well as veterinary services, Tu Mascota also offers a grooming service as well as pet food and accessories. Please see main ad in the Pet Section.