Key News #98 - 17th Dec. to 16th Feb. 2015


is located at the entrance to El Zoco, Calahonda. They have now opened a new shop right next door to the current one so that there is now more room for you to browse and buy some of the nearly new fashions that are on sale and make it a more enjoyable experience. In the new shop you will find all manner of books, CDs DVDs etc which are all organised in alphabetical order so it will be easy for you to find what you are looking for. There are also 2nd hand golf clubs and other accessories etc on sale and all proceeds go toward helping our older residents enjoy their autumn years here in Mijas Costa. Pop in and have a look and treat yourself, knowing that you will be helping others too.


is the No 1 stop for all your golf equipment including a good selection for women and children. It is situated in Jardín Botanico opposite the BP garage in La Cala. At Andagolf every conceivable accessory is available from the top manufacturers. Andagolf offers a full golf club repair service by a professional club-maker with over 15 years’ experience and is a left-handed club specialist. New, ex-demo and 2nd hand clubs available. There is also an excellent, experienced, in-house seamstress who not only can make tailored trousers to measure with many fabrics to choose from but also offers a first-class alteration service for any type of clothing. Andagolf’s Big Winter Sale is NOW on, so pop down and see what is on offer and have a chat with Abbas who is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and offers all his clients a personal service. One of the best golf shops on the Coast. Please see page 29 for further information.


We welcome Costa Vapor to Key to Mijas Costa. Costa Vapor is your local electronic cigarette products shop. Costa Vapor has a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience on “vaping” and well as a huge stock of all sorts of electronic cigarettes, batteries and juices etc. Please see advert and editorial on page 27 to claim your 10% discount, visit them online or like and follow their Facebook Page.

If you are already a customer, please note that Costa Vapor will be moving its Los Boliches premises to their new shop, the address of which is in their advert.


Fancy a break and want to do something a little bit different? Cris & Kim are experts in tailor-made trips not just in far-away places, but also here in Andalucía. Some examples are Gastronomic Tours in Andalucía or Tailor Made Andalucía where you will get to see some real hidden gems and stay in best value for money boutique hotels. Your guide will have first-hand knowledge of all the local area, which will make your trip one to remember.

Of course if you do fancy an unforgettable trip to another continent, then that is also available and Cris & Kim’s experience will offer you the trip that you have always dreamed of. Please see page 25 for further details.


offers Sanitas’ Health Plan with the Classic Plan, Mas Salud Plan, BUPA Transfers and also Full Dental Cover, so something for everyone. Health Plan Spain has a special offer of a FREE Samsung Galaxy Tablet for all Mas Salud, Mas 90, Professional and Premium 500 Plans purchased before 26th January 2015. Please see page 15 for more information.


is now under new management and has moved to bigger premises and is now just along the road at Local 1, Jardin Botanico, La Cala, opposite the BP Garage. You will find a whole host of beauty treatments at Lush but you will be pleased to hear that the same experienced staff as before have now moved into the new location and some new faces have also joined the team. Lush Hair & Beauty works with Christina and Sebastian products as well as many other well-known brands. Treatments include semi-permanent make up, Shellac nails, Botox and Restylane, Liftosome, luxury facials, aromatic therapy or simply an eyebrow and eyelash tint or wash, cut and blow dry. New Lush Hair & Beauty is the newest, hottest, elite salon to hit the coast. Why not treat yourself or a loved one to some pampering or even a full makeover. Vouchers are available. We will see you there. Oh, and don’t forget, if you can’t be yourself, be LUSH! Please see page 9 for more information.


provides a range of solutions for your roofing needs. We can build into or onto an existing structure or install structures suitable to support roofs and glass curtains. These structures can be of aluminium or steel frame depending on the individual requirements and can be finished in any colour to suit the surroundings. The roofs themselves can be fixed or sliding to your needs and are available in glass, polycarbonate sheet, or aluminium sandwich panel. Glass allows most light through and the reflective option removes up to 70% of heat and UV. Polycarbonate allows some light through and can be used where weight is an issue. Aluminium sandwich provides a more traditional ceiling which is insulated against heat and sound. Our sliding roofs can be manually operated or motorised and when open return 75% of open space. Used in conjunction with glass curtains the whole area can be closed against the elements in inclement weather and easily returned to open air in brighter times. From survey to completion our technicians will provide solutions to suit your needs and install and finish to the highest standards. Please see page 48 for more information.


‘Pimlico - No1 here and in London. Now established in Marbella, Pimlico Plumbers still remain the No1 service company for all those with property in the London area. Consistently the fastest responding service company in the capital with a 150-strong workforce, Pimlico undertake everything from emergency work to large interior refurbishment programmes. There’s even a dedicated bathroom division which employs some of the finest craftsmen in the business producing high quality porcelain and marble tiling.

Pimlico really are the ‘Onestop’ shop to call on with everything under their own roof and the ability to get someone to you in under an hour if an emergency strikes. From roofers to plumbers to electricians to carpenters to heating and drainage engineers - they’re all on call and on call 24 hours a day if needed. Whenever you call, day or night, you’ll always be able to speak to someone. Experienced operators will take your call and will deal with it on the spot without fuss to ensure you can have peace of mind. Pimlico offer you the security of their own guarantee and if anything does go wrong they will always be there to attend to it, however big or small - that’s a promise!’ Pimlico Plumbers grace our front cover this issue.


Just over a year ago, Key to Mijas Costa offered local restaurants the opportunity to join them in their new online smart-device friendly, Restaurant Guide. Those who joined received a one-page website from a basic page or a complete profile which included a legend, strap line, text, photos, menus and map plus a first page listing in Google, which incidentally has since thrown up some interesting results! Due to the success of our online guide, we are currently developing using the same protocols. This will be available to all bars, cafes and restaurants along the Costa del Sol and will be a very useful and modern tool to help them promote their business. We would expect to see results similar to the 100’s of first page listings enjoyed by Of course will also have the same easy functionality as, i.e. tap to call, tap to email, click on the map, but also with a search capability for area and type of restaurant – so you will be able to view it perfectly not only from your smart phone or tablet, but also on your PC or laptop. Launch date is 1st April 2015 and the standard entry rate will then be 250 Euros per annum (plus IVA), with one month extra free in the first year. However, if you sign up between now and launch date, you will benefit from an exceptional pre-launch price of only 50 Euros for the first year (which will run from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016). This is an opportunity not to be missed - less than 1 Euro a week for a first page, world-wide listing of all that your venue has to offer. Please see page 69 for more information.


have a wide range of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, nursing beds, daily living aids and riser recliner chairs etc. Podo Medi San specialises in high quality, custom-made Orthotics and offers digital foot and posture checks as well as stocking best quality footwear. Both are located at the Senior World shop is Los Boliches and they are having a Christmas offer with 10% discounts available. Please see page 15 for more information.


Day Trips. There is plenty of snow now at the Sierra Nevada and day trips are being organised every week throughout the season, departing from La Cala Market at 6.30am and returning at 8.30pm. The cost is just 20 Euros per person (does not include lift pass), so whether you ski board or just want to come and enjoy the fun, please see the advert on page 29 for more information.


is back Bigger and Hotter than it’s ever been. Now playing you more music per hour than any other station on the Costa del Sol and bringing you most original shows, presenters and the best of today’s music. During week days, in the mornings 8 am ‘till 12 pm, join Beat Boy for the Biggest Breakfast on the coast, where you will hear what’s good in the hood and worldwide. 12pm ‘till 3pm are Juke Box hours, non-stop best world music! Jason Scott in the afternoons from 3pm until 6pm driving you home, up the wall, ‘round the bend and probably a little bit doolally. In the evenings and weekends enjoy a wide range of specialist and alternative shows, featuring anything from classic rock to deep house. Visit for full schedule.