1. Albox and surrounding towns and villages
WeatherJanuary/April can be very pleasant, but also quite wet sometimes. May/June are probably the most clement months. July/August can get very hot and it is best to stay indoors during the afternoon. September/December are usually quite pleasant, but with very heavy thunderstorms at times.
HolidayI live here, having fallen in love with the place whilst holidaying in the area 9 years ago. The following year I returned and bought an old run-down Cortijo for just ï¿½21,000, having discovered that the people of the nearby village of Almazora were very friendly and open and the village had all amenities - Small supermarket, 5 bars, Dr's surgery, post office and pharmacy. Albox is less than 10 minutes away for a wider choice.
Places RecommendedMarkets - Monday Huï¿½rcal-Overa, Tuesday - Albox, Wednesday- Cantoria, Thursday - Olula del Rio, Friday - Garrucha, Saturday - Vera, Sunday - Fines. All within 45 minutes drive. Above Macael there is an eco-park at Las Menas, an old iron-mining complex, and about 1 hour inland is a thermal spring natural swimming pool at Cela, with a temperature of 26ï¿½ all year round. It is surrounded by inexpensive bar restaurants and with trees and grassed areas. Some disused railway lines have been designated "Rutas verdes" - Green walks. There are many inexpensive bars, most of which serve food. About 45 minutes from the coast. Nightlife is quite limited unless there is a fiesta nearby, as there often is.
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