Scams, Pickpockets, & Things To Look Out For

An informational post to help you remain aware of scams, pickpockets, and things to look out for.  First of all, we feel this is a very safe area to live and rarely hear of any crime.  However, every once in a while we do hear of something and thought we would share the information with you.  Scammers are everywhere in cities big and small, so we hope this helps to keep you informed and to be on the lookout for these things.

Scams, Pickpockets, & Things To Look Out For- An informational post to help you remain aware of scams, pickpockets, and things to look out for.  First of all, we feel this is a very safe area to live and rarely hear of any crime.  However, every once in a while we do hear of something and thought we would share the information with you.  Scammers are everywhere in cities big and small, so we hope this helps to keep you informed and to be on the lookout for these things. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Almuñécar – La Herradura Coronavirus COVID-19, Announcements

Social distancing, Keep Calm, and Wash your hands.  It is recommended everyone participate in the steps to avoid getting and/or transferring the virus.  The numbers have been aggressive in Andalucia and especially the province of Granada.

If you are planning to arrive in Spain from another country, you will need to complete this form prior to travel.  If you are from a high risk country with Covid, you will also need a negative covid test from the last 72 hours. More details below.  Current covid numbers per municipality in Andalucía.

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Almuñécar Film in English – Salobreña too!

Sometimes a good film in English is just what you are craving.  Not to worry, during the off season we have movies in Almuñécar, show in original voice format (usually English).   We will cover the seasonal movies shown in English.  We will also provide you with a link to more information about the Salobreña movies in English and cinemas located in Granada and Málaga provinces, which show films in English as well.

Almuñécar Film in English. Shown at the Casa de la Cultura in the off season weekly. Read more on https://almunecarinfo.com

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COVID Vaccine for Expats in Spain

The COVID vaccine for expats in Spain is a hot topic right now.  We all see the vaccination rollout going on and want to know how we will fit into the picture?  How will Spain know about me when I am not listed with the public healthcare system?  I have private health insurance, how do I get the vaccine?

Foreigners with residency in Spain can be on the list for the COVID vaccination.

The COVID vaccine for expats in Spain is a hot topic right now.  We all see the vaccination roll out going on and want to know how we will fit into the picture?  How will Spain know about me when I am not listed with the public healthcare system?  I have private health insurance, how do I get the vaccine? Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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PCR Test Nerja Medical Center

For some of our readers in the campo or in parts of La Herradura, Nerja is just as easy to access as Almuñécar.   We are regularly asked for information about getting a PCR test in Nerja and general questions about where to find a doctor in Nerja who speaks English.  We will share the information we know about the coronavirus test and the Nerja Medical Center.

We are regularly asked for information about getting a PCR test in Nerja and general questions about where to find a doctor in Nerja who speaks English.  We will share the information we know about the coronavirus test and the Nerja Medical Center.  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Semana Santa Almuñécar (Holy Week) & La Herradura 2021

Tradition, processions, remembrance, commemoration, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, candles, floats, a variety of costumes and more, are all part of what you will experience during Almuñécar Semana Santa (Holy Week)!  This usually spans over 8 days, with multiple processions through town during the day or night.  For 2021, it will again be a little different from the normal week.  Keep reading to see what will be happening in 2021.

Tradition, processions, remembrance, commemoration, brotherhoods, candles, floats, a taste of the Almuñécar Semana Santa experience - Holy Week!  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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How To Figure Out Parking in Almuñécar & La Herradura

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

Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria, March 18-19, 2021

In the middle of March we are always in for a treat with the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José!  This is the place to be in order to celebrate San José, Father’s Day, the coming of Spring, and all people named José.  Be prepared for a few days and nights with activities, events, food, drink and parties.

Fiestas San Jose Amended, due to coronavirus.

La Herradura will not celebrate its patron saint festivities again, for the second consecutive year. due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19.  However, “as a tribute” the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura has organized some activities.  There will not be a feria or group gatherings.

Photos are from years before covid.

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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What To Do With A Jellyfish Sting – Look Out For Medusas!

Large numbers of jellyfish (Medusas in Spanish) have been a problem from time to time in some Mediterranean beaches during recent years.  They tend to arrive in large groups once or twice a season and you need to be prepared in case of a jellyfish sting.  On popular beaches a red flag will fly if there are many jellyfish present.

Almuñécar Medusas - what to do with jellyfish sting. Large numbers of jellyfish (Medusas in Spanish) have been a problem from time to time in some Mediterranean beaches during recent years.  They tend to arrive in large groups once or twice a season and you need to be prepared in case of a jellyfish sting.  On popular beaches a red flag will fly if there are many jellyfish present. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Funerals in Spain, Dying and Death

The attitude to death and funerals in Spain is somewhat different from that of the UK and other countries.  The Spanish believe the funeral should happen as soon as possible, to allow the family to return to normality as quickly as possible.  Therefore, funerals tend to take place within 24-48 hours, I’ve known them to take place the same day.  So, what should you do when someone dies in Spain?  Do you know what to do, where to start?  Do you know what your loved one’s wishes are?

Funerals in Spain as well as information you need to know as a foreigner about dying in Spain or dealing with the death of a loved one. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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