Want to set up a business in Spain? Read how the locals and expats in the Axarquia area have set up their business. Or use this section as a guide as to where to shop, drink or eat.

Stop Smoking Clinic




Spain’s first Stop Smoking and addiction centre, appropriately named the ‘Stop Smoking In Spain’ centre has been open for just over a year now. One year on and they have gone from strength to strength and now have a total of three centres along the Costa which have successfully helped over 200 people become free of either nicotine, nicotine replacements (gum/patches), chocolate or tea/coffee,

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Redwell Heating



Keeping warm in the mountains this winter

It always seems churlish to complain about the weather when you live in Andalucia, especially when talking to friends and family in colder climates. But from what I can gather, I’m not the only person to have found that keeping warm in winter is one of the greatest challenges I have faced since moving here four years ago. We all know the story – it’s not that it’s actually very cold here, it’s just that the indoor

Horseshoe Ranch



Horseshoe Ranch in Alcaucin is owned by Charlotte. She came to Spain 6 years ago with her family. Her parents wanted to retire in the area and Charlotte having done extensive travelling after leaving college joined her parents to experience life in Spain. After 2 years she was determined to settle and do something she always wanted to do – work with horses.

Charlotte has ridden since she was four years of age as well as performing in various shows in England and later studying

Sunrise Beach



Simon Fonseca, with his Mother, and Uncle, are the proprietors of the "Sunrise Beach Bistro". It's prime location is on the beach front in Torre del Mar, where in the daytime you can relax and eat with perfect views of the sun shimmering over the Mediterranean, or of an evening watch a glorious sunset as you partake in a glass of wine and a sumptuous dinner. Also, during the Winter months you will be warm and dry, as it is fully insulated for your comfort

Simon lives in




Sam Mitchell (very appropriate!) and Emma Body own Eastenders, the English Food store in Torre del Mar.

Sam and Emma are sisters and moved to Spain with their own families and their parents at the beginning of this year. Emma is currently pregnant, expecting her third child any time soon. We spoke a lot about family life here in Spain, pregnancy and birth, so much so, that I almost forgot the real reason I was in Eastenders! Emma and Sam were easy to talk to and their customers who came

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