ITV Renewal – A quick How-To guide for renewing your car’s ITV

If you own a car in Spain, eventually you’ll need to renew its roadworthiness certification (ITV renewal).  Known as the M.O.T. in the United Kingdom, or the D.O.T. in the United States, the roadworthiness sticker is named ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) in Spain.  Renewing ITV is actually very straightforward.

How to renew your vehicle ITV in Spain. Read more about the ITV renewal on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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How To Get To Larios Mall – Almuñécar to Málaga

Are you getting cabin fever staying in the small coastal city of Almuñécar?  Are you dreaming of a day out at a big and modern shopping mall?  Well, let us share with you how to get to Larios Mall – Almuñécar to Málaga and back.  We provide you with instructions via the public bus, in addition to directions for driving a car.

How To Get To Larios Mall - Almuñécar to Málaga

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A Complete Guide To Driving in Almuñécar & Spain

A Complete Guide To Driving in Almuñécar Spain

If you are planning on driving in Almuñécar, this is an essential book for you.  We offer you a complete guide to driving in Spain.  While it isn’t intended to be a full driving manual, it is packed full of important information to help you drive safely, as well as avoid accidents and fines.

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How To Renew Your US Passport In Southern Spain

If you’re an American, and you’re fortunate enough to be living in Spain, there may come a time when you need to renew your US passport.  There are several Consulates within Spain (both the Iberian peninsula, and some of the islands (Balearics & Canarias).  The following map shows the Consulate locations:

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How To Pay Your Parking Fine in Almuñécar Spain

With the tourist season fast approaching, that means more people.  More people means more cars.  Unfortunately, it does not mean more parking spaces.  This post will explain how to pay your parking fine in Almuñécar.  I am sure it is similar around Spain, but we will provide you details and help save you money!  If you want to understand what all of the different colored lines mean on the road and where to park, click here.

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How To Understand Buying Produce In Spain – Markets vs Stores

This is something most people wouldn’t even think to learn before visiting Spain.  It isn’t complicated, but there is a system to buying produce in the Spain, depending on where your are.  This may not be valid across the entire country, but as a general rule it holds true in Almuñécar.  Follow the guide below and it will help ease any little bit of culture shock you may have.

Buying Produce in Spain Markets vs Grocery Stores. This is something most people wouldn't even think to learn before visiting Spain. It isn't complicated, but there is a system to buying produce in the Spanish Markets, depending on where your are. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

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How To Recycle In Spain

As any responsible society should, Spain has a well-developed system of recycling used materials like paper, plastic, or soda cans.  You can find recycle bins, receptacles, and containers all over the country.

How to Recycle in Spain - Reduce Reuse RecycleWe know that there are many plastics in use in Spain, but we can at least recycle to help.  If you are new to Spain and come from another country the recycle system may be a bit different for you.  There are usually a variety of recycle bins scattered around every city, town and even small village.  Sometimes many of the recycle bins are grouped together and other times you will see just one or two.

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How To Get From Malaga To Almuñécar

There are many transportation options for getting from Malaga to Almuñécar.  To help facilitate your journey, below you will find a listing along with directions and maps.  The travel time can vary based on mode of transportation chosen as well as time or day of the week.  The Malaga airport code is AGP, click here for more Malaga Airport Information.

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How To Figure Out Parking in Almuñécar

Pay Parking in Almuñécar

There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar.  Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free.  You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.

When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road.  There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading