English-language Media in the Costa del Sol

Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in the Costa del Sol...

There are many options for those seeking English-speaking radio stations, as well as print publications, when living in the Costa del Sol.


Costa del Sol radio stations in English

  • Central FM: English-language radio station broadcasting to the Costa del Sol and inland areas, playing classic rock and contemporary music, with chat, interviews and regional and national news
    98.6 FM, 103.9 FM
  • Global Radio: Broadcasting from Miraflores Playa. Dance and R&B music with English-language programmes. Also available online
    93.6 FM
  • Talk Radio Europe: English-language talk radio station with music, news and sport. On Costa del Sol 91.5 FM and 91.9 FM, 105.5 as well as online
  • Spectrum FM: Covering the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Costa Calida and the Costa Almeria
    105.5 FM
  • The British forces radio: Broadcasts from Gibraltar
    93.5 FM and 97.8 FM


Local print publications on the Costa del Sol in English include the following:

  • El Sun: weekly English-language newspaper distributed through southern Spain and the Costa del Sol at newsagents, bookshops and airports. Local, regional and international news and special interest sections
  • Friday-Ad: a free weekly publication
  • The Costa del Sol News: local news stories, events, community news
  • Essential Marbella Magazine: full colour features on lifestyle, travel and fashion
  • Sur: English-language community news, Spanish news, columns, and a large classified ad section
  • The Olive Press: A print and internet publication featuring news from Spain, with an Andalucia section including news from Malaga and Cádiz provinces. Distributed every other Wednesday
  • The Sentinella: Magazine for expats on the Costa del Sol. Published monthly
  • Look Out: free quarterly glossy magazine for foreign residents in the south of Spain
  • Euro Weekly News: a series of six, localised, English-language newspapers distributed free every Thursday throughout mainland Spain, Mallorca and the Algarve. Each edition contains local news, satellite TV guide, plus European news and financial information (including stocks and shares listings), events and items of local interest
  • Kids on the Costa: For parents and their children living on the Costa del Sol, with articles and and events guide on things to do after school and on days out
  • Key to Mijas Costa: General advertising with reviews, property news, leisure ideas and a restaurant guide


  • Typically Spanish website carries some national and local news
  • El Pais Internacional provides online information in English and Spanish on the following subjects: economy, financial, graphic, leisure, entertainment and more