Earlier today I was in Darsena 1 taking a couple more photos for the then and now series on the Memorias de Almerimar Facebook page.

While there I spotted changes at a couple of Italian restaurants in that part of town.

Firstly it looks likes Ralph's Puerto is expanding into the premises just behind it. What used to be Poniente Golf Discount a number of years ago.

Then after having walked down the little passageway I noticed that some redecoration work was underway in the Italian restaurant close to the hairdressers. I am not sure whether it will be continuing as an Italian restaurant or not.

The article here on the La Voz de Almería site say that Almerimar and Balerma have a special tourism status. This will allow shops and businesses to open for hours of their choice during Easter and the summer.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

In an article I wrote the other day I mentioned that I thought that having a national budget in Spain might help local projects.

The article here on the Ideal site confirms that local government has requested funding for 6 projects. Valued at a total of around 22 million euros.

I guess we will have to wait and see what funding gets approved.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.


Watch out when you are driving down the hill in to Almerimar today. It is a nightmare according to Jacqui.

The roadworks in Calle Alcor appear to have now moved to "the hill". With a queue of traffic trying to enter Almerimar.

Hopefully the new drains will be put in and covered up pretty quickly.

Plus the police were doing checks on all drivers entering Almerimar. At the Velas Blancas roundabout. I guess that part of it is a good thing!