ChillOut, Almerimar

Pat & Pete Gillam of CHILLOUT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT are pleased to announce that they have taken over the whole operation of ALMERIMAR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (not to be confused with Andalucia Property Management).

A.P.M. clients have been contacted and have accepted the change to CHILLOUT. These changes have been seamless and have not caused any inconvenience to the owners and we look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship for the future.

If you have a property in Almerimar and are looking for a management company to take the stress out of owning a property abroad, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We give Carol and Stuart our best wishes for their relocation to another part of Spain and wish them all the best in their retirement.

Menu del día at the Almerimar clubhouse

Not too long ago someone told me they had started to do a menu del día in the Almerimar clubhouse. I have just spotted the example menu from today on Facebook. See above.

James Barter has been in touch to say that his next UK to Almerimar courier run will be in the first week of February.

Feel free to get in touch and ask for contact details for James if you are interested in using his courier service.

I was at MacGowan's for an FGS prize giving last night. While there Jon mentioned that the new shop opposite Mercadona is to sell fruit and veg.

He also said that the internet cafe next to Alcor Properties is about to reopen again. Hopefully with a printer that works for those people that want to print their boarding passes.

New shop in Porto Fino - 2 January 2014

After a day recovering from a very good New Years Eve bash at D'Bar Jacqui and I ventured out today.

I had to go to Mercadona to get the bottles for the Friday competition tomorrow. While there I noticed that it looks like there is a new shop opening up next door to the driving school. Just over the road from Mercadona. As it was siesta time there was nobody working on the site so I couldn't ask what was being built.

It was really cold and windy with a little drizzle this afternoon. Not very nice weather at all. At least the forecast for tomorrow is a bit better.

Just checked and Mercadona is open 9.00 - 19:30 on Xmas Eve and New Years Eve. Closed Xmas day. So it should be open on Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December 2013) to allow us to buy bottles for Friday golf this week.


James has been in touch about his last UK - Almerimar courier trip of 2013.....

"My last trip down before Xmas is departing uk on 2/3 dec.  The return to the UK is a week later.

People can order and send to debs or do the click and collect at asda or tesco.

I have also brought down and will have a selection of Christmas goodies from chocolates to crackers - crackers are half price compared with uk shops over there.

I am also bringing fresh ham/gammon joints down.  I have a small fridge now fitted in the van."

CORRECTION: Changed information about Darsena 1 cafe. Thanks to Sylvia G for the correct information.

It is that time of year again.....

I noticed that the cafe in the corner of Darsena 1 is closed and the people running the place are moving to Café-Pub Bianco in the town hall square in El Ejido. (Thanks for the info Sylvia).

Plus Pizza Guzzi is closed until the end of January 2014 for vacation and renovations. Plus some people have told me that Las Uvas is closed from now until February or March next year as well.

James Barter has been in touch and his next courier trip from England is on Friday 1 November 2013.

He is bringing over some Xmas crackers and chocolates - by popular demand. You can buy them direct from James.

Also, if you have any specific Xmas purchases (e.g. Xmas puddings etc.) you can get in touch with James and he will give you a price for bringing across what you want.

Well done to the staff at Nautico for a great night at the Woodsly Cup prize giving dinner last night.

They only thing the couldn't do right was arrange the result of the golf competition. Well done to the ladies for taking back the trophy.

La Rehuerta de Carlos

Further to our earlier story here that has contact details in it.

Jorge and Maribel from La Rehuerta de Carlos has produced a list of what vegetables and herbs they have available at present.

You can download the stock, price and order list for October 2013 here.

They said she will send us an update whenever things change.

La Rehuerta de Carlos

Earlier today I was talking to Vivien M and she was telling me about a couple who have set up a greenhouse business for organically grown vegetables. Jorge and Maribel have a greenhouse close to Matagorda.

They deliver vegetables to Almerimar, either to your house or to an agreed central collection point in Almerimar. Vivien also said that they would probably show people around their greenhouse if you wanted to go there.

Vivien said that Maribel speaks some English along with Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

They do not have a website but they do have a Facebook page that you can see here.


Following the closure of the internet cafe in the square there is now one less place to top up your pay as you go mobile phone in Almerimar.

Jules has been in touch to say that the paper shop on Darsena 1 not far from the PGD shop provides this service for those that need it.

Speaking with Jon from MacGowan's this evening it appears that the internet cafe in the corner of the square near Algarbe has now closed.

Jon said that there are still a couple of PCs and a printer in the internet cafe in the corner of the newsagents close to Cajamar bank for those that need to print out boarding passes etc.

James Barter has been in touch to say that he will be running his next courier service from Almerimar to the UK on Tuesday 27 August 2013. He will then be heading back to Spain a few days later.

Please get in touch if you need contact details for James.

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