The world of cocktails

March 25, 2014 in

The world of cocktails is today as full of possibilities with the goal of finding new combinations, or ‘reinvent’ the classics.

The latter is precisely an interesting proposal with a look back at some of the most legendary combinations, reinventing them and giving them a ‘Spanish’ touch  with two popular distillates: Brandy and Anís. The result? These two appetizing examples of ‘Spanish’ cocktails.

‘Spanis Old Fashioned’


The cocktail ‘Spanish Old Fashioned’ is inspired by traditional drink ‘Old Fashioned’. In this case boldly combined with essence of citrus. The effect achieved is to wrap the palate on a journey to the authentic taste of Brandy but with contemporary spark that adds freshness of orange.


5cl Brandy
1 lump of brown sugar
5 or 6 drops of angostura
Orange Peel
1 dash of soda

‘Anís Sweet&Dry’

320px-Memorial_Day_margaritasThis cocktail is inspired by the traditional ‘Margarita’ and it is a surprising mix of anise, a dose of citrus and a touch of chocolate. There are many stories about the origin of this cocktail but they said that a waiter Tijuana created after becoming fascinated by the beauty of a young dancer named Margarita Carmen Cansino, who later became one of the most famous actresses in Holywood, Rita Hayworth.


5cl dry anise
5cl Sour Mix (Natural lemon + sugar)
Chocolate Syrup

Marbella always provides the perfect setting to enjoy this new-old but you could also enjoy in the comfort of your dream home. At Altavista Property we have a great variety to chose from. Contact us today and we’ll arrange a visit!

enjoy la resina

Space travel to boost Spain’s property market

March 20, 2014 in Altavista Property, Spain News,


According to Mark Stucklin “changing technology like fast trains, or new business models like low cost air travel have helped lift the demand curve. If sub-orbital space travel becomes a reality, and not just limited to billionaires, then I imagine it would increase demand for high-end property in Spain. However, I can’t see it happening anytime soon.”

Sub-orbital flights are able to cut the London to Sydney journey time down from 21 hours in an aircraft to 2.2 hours, New York to Moscow from 9 hours 20 minutes to just one hour, and San Francisco to Singapore from 16 hours 50 minutes to 1.8 hours.

In similar direction, Liam Bailey points that “take second homes in Europe, right now demand is mainly restricted to European investors, who try to limit their travel to less than two hours”.

Contact us at Altavista Property to find out about great properties and opportunities in the Costa del Sol area, so we can make your dream a reality!


Rooms with more than a view!

March 3, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide,

Marbella is a mecca for anyone wanting to enjoy a beautiful harbour town and a stylish way of life. This property is  perfectly situated just on the front line of Marbella beach, on the beautiful promenade, is just a 2 minutes walk from the city centre and historic old town and 5 minutes walk from the Puerto Deportivo.

Overlooking Marbellas’s harbour with panoramic views that span southwards to the sea and northwards to Sierra Blanca, the apartment is a haven in the picturesque Costa del Sol; a fantastic paradise for a boating and yachting lifestyle.

There is plenty to discover and you are never far from a beach, a boat ride to hidden coves or an easy drive to any number of villages.

You will not be disappointed!

Looking forward to 2014 in Marbella

January 20, 2014 in

We’re in the coldest 2 months of the year, but still the sun is shining, the skies are blue..and the mountains I can see from my desk have snow on their caps.

It’s been a while since the website and blog we’re updated, and we’re very much looking forward to what promises to be an exciting year in Marbella Property.

With that in mind, take a look here at the latest blog posting from Altavista Property and see why we’re looking forward to 2014.

Looking forward to 2014 in Marbella

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Michael Liggan of Altavista Spain recommends – 8 Bed Villa Sierra Blanca Marbella

January 19, 2011 in

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Villa Romano is one of the most impressive properties. Set on three levels, all the rooms enjoy access to terraces designed to create both private and entertaining areas with open views from all levels with an emphasis on the south-westerly orientation.

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