Social distancing, Keep Calm, and Wash your hands. It is recommended everyone participate in the steps to avoid getting and/or transferring the virus. If you are planning to arrive in Spain from another country, you will need two entry requirements: a health certificate and fill out a specific Spanish health form. More details below. Current covid numbers per municipality in Andalucía.
If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm. We cover the indoor heater options with gas, pellets, or electric, as well as outdoor patio heaters gas or electr
If you like to keep moving, there is no shortage of great places to go hiking in Spain! No matter if you are in Galicia, Asturias, Pyrenees, Andalucia and many other areas, you will be sure to have a great connection with nature. We of course are based in Costa Tropical, so most of what we share will be for nearby day trips from Almuñécar.
We have compiled a great list of resources to help you explore a bit off the beat track as well as some more basic walking guides. Get moving and discover all that Spain has to offer.Continue reading
What better way to experience a bit of local culture than to enjoy a wine tasting. Spend the afternoon at a local bodega with wine tasting, olive oil tasting and tapas. It is also just around the corner from the historic Roman Aqueduct!
Almuñecar Social Groups & Informational Resources
There is nothing better than a sense of community and that is what you will find in many of the social groups available in Spain. There are several resources at your disposal via Social Groups, Clubs, Facebook Groups, Blog and Websites about Spain or the Costa Tropical area. Within these groups, you may connect and learn from others. If you are looking for second-hand or used goods, there are several different buy, sell, swap groups too.
If you live in Almuñécar, or its surrounding areas, chances are you use Butano (Butane bottle) for some sort of heating. Butane is by far the dominant fuel used for heating in Spain. It is much more common than say propane, and as such, this post will cover the HOW and WHERE to obtain replacement butane cylinders.
There are two self service laundry locations in town and it will help you loads. Yes, we have long-awaited a self-service laundromat, and now we have two, in P4 and on Av. Europa!
We all have different learning styles and preferences when learning something new. It is no different when you want to study Spanish. Some of us prefer one-to-one Spanish lessons and some prefer group Spanish classes. While some like to get into the details of grammar, others prefer just to listen, learn and chat. Is it best to have intensive Spanish lessons, occasional lessons, play games or just meet up with friends once a week? Only you know what you need and which will work best for you and perhaps it is a combination of them all!
One of the best things about living in Almuñécar & La Herradura is the walkability! If you are in town, everything is just out your door, but sometimes you still need assistance getting things home. This is when shopping carts with wheels come in handy. Some of you may call them a shopping trolley or shopping carriage, but we just call it a good old shopping cart!
There are several public and private schools in Almuñécar. Covering infant through high school (grade pre k to 12).
There is also one International school (British Curriculum), which serves for the entire coastal area.
- CEIP – Infant and Primary School (preschool – grade 6) (Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria)
- IES – Secondary (grade 7-10)
Instituto de Educación Secundaria
- Bachillerato (grade 11-12) Optional
Currently only located at Antigua Sexi and Al Andalus (Bi-Lingual)