Archive for the ‘Local Interest’ Category

Discover Almeria

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Almeria has so much more to offer than Mojacar seafront, as beautiful as it may be.

We have made a new website to showcase things to see and do in the area, whilst staying at Finca Arboleda, of course.

Our new blog there will feature #whatsoninvera, restaurant reviews and just about anything that catches our eye.

Let us know what you think and please send us ideas that we can feature on Discover Almeria


#whatsoninvera #fincaarboleda

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

I decided to have a play with wordpress with a view to making a new website about our region while also trying to promote Finca Arboleda.

It is now live at Discover Almeria I would love any ideas and links I can add to it, does anyone know a good local “whats on” type site ?

Cabo de Gata in the 10 best car routes in Spain

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

On the pulse have published a list of the 10 best car routes in Spain.

Cabo de Gata: Almería, Andalucía

Cabo de Gata: Almería, Andalucía

More than 60 km of lighthouses, steep cliffs, inlets, caves and almost virgin beaches are what make up the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar, which has been named a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. It is actually one of the most arid spaces within the country and one of the driest in Europe. Nevertheless, it is still one of the richest areas of the Mediterranean coast in terms of marine and sea life. A great area for divers, snorkelers and lovers of sea life, but also for those with a taste for all that comes from the sea and who like to see it on their dinner plate!



Things to see and do here.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Spain holiday write some blogs with good photographs about different things to see and do in Spain. I’ve put links to a few of the local ones on our web site here. They are worth a look whether you are local or coming on holiday.

It’s not April 1st

Friday, April 12th, 2013

The Independent and other UK press has picked up on this story from Mojacar, open the link or read it below

No loud heel-clacking in private properties or domino-playing, dice-playing and loud conversations in the outdoor terraces of bars. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the coastal resort of Mojacar will soon declare all-out war on civic noise, and these are just a few of the possible bans, with the very worst offences receiving fines of €3,000.

Spain has a well-earned reputation for being one of the noisiest countries on the planet, but that could be about to change – in Mojacar at least. Already, El Mundo says, a recent ban on disco music in beach bars means only background music is apparently now acceptable. And next on the black list, subject to a town hall debate later this week, could be “running, jumping, skating and taconear [stomping around a flat in noisy heels]” in private homes.

And so the list goes on: singing, playing dice or dominos, shouting or talking “excessively loudly” could all be barred from the outdoor terraces of bars and cafés. As for “making noise in general… when the levels are unacceptable”, that gets the thumbs down, too.

A town hall authority was quoted in El Mundo as saying the aim was merely to keep the peace while also maintaining “a degree of common sense”. The opposition have allegedly claimed such measures are  possibly anti-constitutional, and could limit the town’s  tourist appeal.

Or as one councillor reportedly put it: “If these [measures] were applied all the way along the Mediterranean coast, it would turn it into a cemetery.”

Golf in Vera Almeria area.

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Golf is very popular in this area with 5 courses to choose from. The beauty of staying at Finca Arboleda is that you aren’t committed to playing at the same course every time. The golf page has been updated but the problem is course information is hidden amongst information about holidays and villa sales.

Bargain Spanish Property

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Prices here are probably at their lowest for 10 years, a great time to pick up a bargain in the sun. We have a couple on our site owned by friends that would both make beautiful, comfortable homes. You can see them here or better still why not pop out for a weeks holiday, get a feel for the area and decide for yourselves.

Torre Bahia

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

We made a rare visit to Mojacar yesterday for a group lunch with friends. It was a glorious sunny day and we had a good lunch.

Torre Bahia is a traditional long established family restaurant and we had menu del dia for around 10 euros. My starter, crispy fried mushrooms, was a little disappointing but the chicken breast in mushroom sauce that I had for the main was perfect, well cooked and moist it was followed by a chocolate mousse and coffee, no brandy as I was driving!. Everyone was happy with the food, service and atmosphere so it is recommenced and I’m sure we will return.

Vegetarians need to be aware that the vegetable soup contained chicken and pancetta! As someone who has been served soup of the day containing trifle I didn’t see this as a problem

Almazara restaurant at Cortijo Grande

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

We had a very nice lunch here. The restaurant is the club house for the golf course and is in a setting that is hard to beat. The owners were extremely friendly and the home cooked food very good.

Well worth a visit if you in the area.


We’ve lived here for 9 years and still love it.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Tomorrow we have lived at Finca Arboleda for 9 years. I was lazing by the pool, it’s 24º, eating a freshly picked mandarin and thinking it doesn’t get much better than this. But the only problem is this is our lovely home but it earns it’s existence as  a holiday let and nobody is staying at the moment!

So I got up grabbed the camera and took a few shots to show you what you missing on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning.