Air Conditioning

02 December 2019

Hurrah! It seems that at last the authorities in Andalucia have listened to reason (and to the petition from San Jose Spain) and have removed the requirement for air conditioning in every room in ever...

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Article in The Guardian: Spain on holiday: a day at the beach in San José, Almería

22 August 2019

Read this great article from The Guardian, we think that Sorrel Downer really enjoyed her visit!

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British Airways to fly Heathrow to Almeria

07 October 2017

British Airways have announced a new route: Heathrow - Almeria, flights twice a week from March to October, with flights from as little as 33 pounds.   Check out https://www.britishairways....

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Fly to Almeria New Routes

26 March 2017

There are now 31 destinations with direct flights to/from Almeria Airport, including new routes with Jet2 from Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle, East Midlands and Manchester, and  with Thomas Coo...

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'No' to obligatory aircon

05 July 2016

  Follow this link (you may have to cut and paste it into your browser) to see how we're fighting this ridiculous new law:

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Clinica Dental de San Jose

23 January 2016

We now have a dental surgery in San Jose, open from 11.30 to 19.30 on Thursdays and Fridays. It is in Calle Cuevas, No. 5 (near the Guardia Civil). Appointments: 950 380 810 or 619 270 541

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Access to Puerto Deportivo

14 January 2016

  Don't let the new barrier put you off visiting the great restaurants in the road towards the Puerto Deportivo in San Jose.  As you approach the barrier, just dial 661833597 and the barrie...

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Winter Flights from Manchester

24 September 2015

  Delighted to see that Monarch will continue to run their excellent value flights direct from Manchester to Almeria all through winter 2015/16.  After a quick glance at the site www.flymon...

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Spain leads ‘big four’ in eurozone

13 September 2015

Spain leads ‘big four’ in eurozone as service sector expands rapidly From an article in the Daily Telegraph - 4 Sept 2015  Spain was the fastest-growing economy among the eurozone&r...

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San José Property Now More Affordable for Brits, as Pound Climbs

07 July 2015

Are you thinking of buying a property in San José? If so, it may interest you to know that buying a home in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata will now set you back a lot less. This is because ...

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Goodbye paper driving licence

08 June 2015


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Caminito del Rey

09 May 2015

If you're visiting this area, why not head to Malaga province and experience the amazing Caminito del Rey, which has been rebuilt and is now open to the public.  And it's free until October 2015!...

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Record sea temperature

31 August 2014

  Howard, our local amateur meteorologist, who has checked the sea temperature in San Jose every day for nearly 20 years, has just recorded his highest reading of 29 degrees Celsius.  Bath ...

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Sea Temperature in August 2014

24 August 2014

Howard, our resident amateur meterologist, has been recording the sea temperature in San Jose every day for 19 years.  Earlier this week, the temperature was 29 degrees celsius, the highest he ha...

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Property Market in Spain Revives

08 August 2014

    Here's an interesting article from Peter Lavelle of Purefx:   Great time to buy property in Spain as market revives, pound rises  08.08.2014  Are you a Brit thinking...

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Lizzie Enfield - our own special author

23 June 2014

We feel proud that Lizzie Enfield wrote part of her first novel here in San Jose, while staying as one of our guests.  The Mail on Sunday has just reviewed her latest publication and says that it...

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Carmina Burana in Almeria Market

11 April 2014

We can't promise you this sort of entertainment in the covered market in Almeria every day, but we can promise you fantastic fresh fish, meat and vegetables 6 days a week.  Click here to view&nbs...

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The Best Beach in Spain?

10 March 2014

"This is the best beach in Spain", Steven Spielberg thought when he decided to use it as the set for the scene in which the father of Indiana Jones brought down a German plane with his umbrella shooin...

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House Prices in Spain

08 February 2014

Interesting: according to Idealista, house prices on average rose in the 4th quarter of last year across the 21 districts of Madrid and the 10 districts of Barcelona.   More interesting: accord...

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Reyes Magos in Almeria

28 December 2013

Follow this link for details of the Reyes Magos parade in Almeria on 5th January 2014 - we usually join it at the Amphitheatre in the rambla at about 19.00, then dash round the side streets, via a cou...

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Snow and Sun

17 December 2013

Ski in the morning, beach in the afternoon.   The ski resort in Solynieve is now open, just 2.5 hours easy drive from San Jose.

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