La Cala Sales & Rentals the only choice to buy, sell or rent property on the Costa Del Sol

La Cala Sales & Rentals the only choice to buy, sell or rent property on the Costa Del Sol

La Cala Sales and Rentals are the premier estate agents in the local area. If you are looking to buy we have the largest selection of properties at the best prices.  If we are not currently advertising your property we would be happy to do so on a no sale no fee basis. With our two offices in La Cala located in prime positions, we offer the best service for both buyers and sellers.

Andrew Partridge
Tel +34 951 778 707
Mob +34 664 229 455

Louise from FNL Transformation answers the question…Does it really matter what oil you use for cooking?

Louise from FNL Transformation answers the question…Does it really matter what oil you use for cooking?

When you look at the bigger picture, not so much.

All oils are basically about 120kcalsper tablespoon with about 12-13g of fat.

All oils have a smoke point and those that are more stable at higher temperatures are better for frying, while those that are less stable might be better for baking into cakes or using as a spread.

Does the ratio or omega 3 to omega 6 matter?  Sure, but is a tablespoon  of rapeseed oil really going to make that big of a difference if the rest of  your diet is spot on?

Get the basics right, energy balance, lots of vegetables, protein at every meal from various sourcesof lean meat and fish and include some oily fish a couple of times per week, if you like it.

Too many people get hung up on minor details like is coconut oil going to let you live longer than sunflower oil?  Not if you haven’t got the basics right and even then, 120kcals out of 2,000 plus is a drop in the ocean.  So, maybe you should just go with the cheapest option and spend the difference on some wild salmon instead.

For the record, coconut oil won’t help you to burn fat if you aren’t in an energy deficit (basic thermodynamics) and even then, it probably won’t make any difference.

Talk Soon

-Louise O’Connor

Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

FNL Transformation


HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH COACHING by Macarena Vergara Executive and Life Coach

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH COACHING by Macarena Vergara Executive and Life Coach

Since I was a child I knew I wanted to work to improve things in the world. So I did what everyone did in those days to get into the international development sector: I studied economics. I worked for aid agencies and discovered my passion for gender equality, public health and women’s rights. I became a mother, and realised that to change the world you have to start with yourself. So I started close in, and I spent years ‘investigating’ inside and I also trained professionally as a Coach. Today, personal empowerment lies at the heart of my coaching business.

I coach because I have a passion for personal transformation: I believe 100%, without a doubt, that we all have everything we need in us, to live the life we want.  We all have immense power and wisdom, and I help you access that. From there, you can achieve anything. My job is to support my clients in developing self-awareness, taking full responsibility for their lives and their big, bold dreams, and in making the right choices for themselves – based on their own insights, not mine. Only from a space of deep connection to ourselves can we live with internal coherence, integrity and authenticity.

You’re probably asking yourself: How does that happen? What exactly does coaching entail? Well, typically my clients come to me because they want to change their lives. They might be feeling unfocused, cluttered or unclear as to what exactly they need to change, but they feel uncomfortable with things as they are, in life and work. They might be frustrated, directionless and in need of renewing their enthusiasm for life… They want to wake up motivated and inspired, energised to live their lives. They want to feel that they are the ones in charge. They want to hear their own voice for a change. They crave themselves. They want their groove back and they are more than ready to set big challenges: in the way they think and feel about themselves, in the way they relate and communicate, in the way they perform and lead others at work… Most importantly, my clients are driven to take action.

And that is where transformation happens: through action. So here is what we do: First, we establish a framework for the coaching: it can be setting goals, getting clear on expectations, having the big picture in mind. Then we create a plan to get where the client wants to get to, and we hold weekly or biweekly coaching conversations for approximately two to three months, depending on what the client wants to achieve. We go together on a journey.

Each coaching session is an opportunity to have a deep, meaningful exchange. I use neuroscience and mindfulness-based methods to clear the clutter of my clients’ minds; to explore the depths of habits, beliefs, unmet needs and harmful thought and emotional patterns; ultimately to uncover my clients’ strengths and values, their truth, their voice. Clients discover, over and over, that they have within themselves the resources to change their lives. And that is for me the true meaning of empowerment.

As your coach, I provide a safe space and structure to our conversations; I listen deeply and ask powerful questions for you to discover your own insights. I keep you motivated, I challenge you and hold you accountable for the steps forward you decide to take. As my client, you get to know yourself in the process; you take control of your life, you grow. By taking action, you start walking boldly, authentically and with integrity towards your dreams.

I am here, at the end of the day, to polish my clients into the best version of themselves. Because a world where we are our best selves is indeed a better world.

Macarena Vergara Coaching



MarDenta Clinic, Marbella Costa Del Sol

MarDenta Clinic, Marbella Costa Del Sol

Ignacio Duran and his partner Nagore Benito are the founding dentists at MarDenta,
Nacho, as his friends call him, was born in 1986 in La Linea de la Concepción.
He studied primary education in an English school in Gibraltar, “Loreto Convent” where he learned English from a very small age.
At the age of 14 he moved with his family to Marbella, where he completed his secondary education.
After graduating in Dentistry at the University AlfonsoX el Sabio in 2009, he moved to United Kingdom. He first lived in Grimsby for 2 years and then moved to Leeds for a further 5 years, which helped to improve his English.
After seven years working for the NHS, Nacho did several postgraduate courses on restorative dentistry, endodontics, surgery and implants, he decided to return to Marbella along with Dr. Benito to begin his new project Mardenta.
At the present time, Dr. Nacho continues to invest his time in training, currently studying a master’s degree in aesthetic dentistry and prosthetic at Barcelona dental institute.

Nagore Benito, was born in San Sebastián, a beautiful coast town in the north of Spain.
From the age of 5 to 18, she studied at San Ignacio de Loyola school, where she learned euskera language.
After graduating in dentistry by the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Nagore also moved to the United Kingdom, where they both met.
Dr. Benito was always very clear about her vocation, and soon she started a post-graduate course in orthodontics in Seville, which re-affirmed to her that this specialty was her passion. Nagore then decided to expand her studies so she started another postgraduate course in Malaga in orthodontics clinic and orthopedics, taught by the prestigious orthodontist Rafael Muñoz Morente.
Nagore has a special ability to deal with the youngest of patients and this has made her very popular with all of our younger patients.
Nagore has a lot of patience and, above all, has amassed plenty of theoretical and practical knowledge during her years in the UK dealing with children in the NHS.
In “MarDenta”, in addition to Dr. Benito and Dr. Nacho, you could be treated by different specialists who have been carefully selected for their good work and especially for the sensitivity they show when it comes to dealing with our patients.
If you need a new trustworthy dentist in Marbella do not hesitate to contact
them you will not regret your choice.

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Business 1st Mijas Costa Member Ruth Forder of Golden Leaves International, Costa Del Sol is here to help

Business 1st Mijas Costa Member Ruth Forder of Golden Leaves International, Costa Del Sol is here to help

“This month one of my clients had to deal with a home death, this turned out to be horrendous as there wasn’t a funeral plan or insurance in place for the friend that found her. He didn’t know what to do, so called the police, then the forensic came, followed by the funeral director. They were speaking in Spanish, which he didn’t understand, and demanding papers to be signed plus payment. A very difficult & stressful time.

Funerals plans fix the price and can be paid over 5 years interest free, but most importantly there is a 24 hour English speaking person to contact.

Please don’t leave your family or friends to deal with the stress that happened in the above.”  

Please contact, Ruth at Golden Leaves Int 693 715 718 for information about the process in Spain & funeral plans.

Specsavers Opticas Marbella asks you to Show your love this Valentines Day….

Specsavers Opticas Marbella asks you to Show your love this Valentines Day….

February is the month of love, but rather than just treating that special someone, optical chain Specsavers Opticas are asking people to show their love for the most disadvantaged in their community by making a small food donation this month. They are collecting non-perishable food for the Spanish Federation of Food Banks in all 8 of their stores on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca throughout the month, which will then be donated to the local food bank in their province. They hope residents will get behind the campaign.

The Costa del Sol’s Food Bank is Bancosol, a non-profit organisation founded in 1998. Since then it has been growing and changing to adapt to the constantly increasing number of people who need them and provide as much as they possibly can. In 2016 they distributed 6 million kilos of food to 50,000 disadvantaged people in the Malaga province. Currently, as well as distributing food, they are running a project to help beneficiaries of food donations into training and internships in order to aid these vulnerable people to find work.

In order to meet the growing need for assistance, they require donations from individuals, organisations and companies and Specsavers Opticas has taken up the challenge to make a difference this February.

From the 1st to the 28th of February, anyone can drop off their food at their local store during opening hours.  At the end of the month it will be donated to Bancosol Food Bank, for them to distribute in the community via partnerships with local charitable organisations. Bancosol are particularly in need of oil, tinned fish, preserved meat and meals in a can such as soups and stews, although any donation is of course welcome.

There are Specsavers Opticas stores in Marbella and Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. To find your nearest Specsavers Opticas store visit