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.

Cafe Bar Plata


Chris & Christina host's of Café Bar Plata (The Silver Bar) welcome you to The Silver Sea Beach in Algarrobo Costa

If you want to eat or drink on the beach front surrounded by palm trees and looking out to sea, Bar Plata fits the bill.

Bar Plata has a beautiful location, friendly owners along with fantastic food of a high standard and well presented. I can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t go there! They serve everything from full English breakfasts to baguettes and




Zanpedro café bar in Torre del Mar has its grand opening weekend on the 13th and 14th of May. The bar was previously known as Patrick's Place but has now been given a new lease of life, under the new management of Sandra and Peter. Drop by to meet them and of course take the Grapevine advert to get your free drink and take advantage of the free buffet!

Sandra and Peter moved to Spain at the beginning of this year. However, they opened at the end of January a month after taking

Villa Services


 Not here all year round? Have a house or villa rented out? Need some help with maintenance and cleaning? Then call-in the experts.

The water in a swimming pool is contaminated in various ways such as by airborne micro organisms and those introduced by bathers. In the warm water they reproduce rapidly and then the problem of algae appears. In addition, the pool becomes polluted by dust particles, foliage and seeds and they too add to the problem of water contamination. It's unavoidable and if incorrectly managed, your swimming pool can become a serious health hazard for bathers.

Ensuring that the filtration equipment is functioning correctly and maintaining the correct chemical levels such as chlorine, which disinfect the water and the Ph integrity, which at too high levels can cause filtration problems and at low levels can lead to corrosive action affecting the eyes and mucus membranes. Look for the tell tale signs such as the water turning green or having a milky appearance, this is a good indication that something is wrong.
A structural breakdown may also be a reason for the pool having problems and would take a specialist eye to identify a fault. If you have any concerns and are not sure what to do, then seek advice.

Villa Servics is run by a local couple and provides for a full range of villa care services including pool cleaning, general maintenance, gardening and repairs.
Property management is a specialist area and we also offer a personal, friendly and flexible service to all our customers who rent or offer their properties as holiday lets. We pride ourselves on having many happy customers and references are also available.
If you would like further information or advice then you can contact

665 076 062

Quad Ventures



Whether you are on holiday or live out here, you might not want to spend all your time on the beach, by the pool or in a bar or restaurant. So, what else can you do? Why not try a quad bike tour?

Quad Ventures is a new business set up by Yvonne and Keith of Benamargosa. Keith is a Quad enthusiast and wanted to create an activity which incorporated fun and seeing the beautiful mountain landscapes.

They have devised tours suitable for novice through to experienced riders, taking in the

Nerja Property Auctions



Nerja Property Auctions (NPA) was conceived 18 months ago by three people who looked at the property market in the Eastern Costa del Sol and thought that there had to be a different way of buying and selling property.

Although, auctioning of houses isn't a new idea, it is for the eastern Costa del Sol. However, people are familiar with the idea due to televised auctions as part of reality T.V. Nerja Property Auctions started trading in April 2005. Their first successful auction was

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