2019 Copo Motorway Exit

Further to the article here from November last year about changes to two motorway junctions close to Almerimar. The article explained that work would take place on the 409 (Almerimar/Copo) junction and the 411 (Las Norias) junction in 2019.

Work has now started on the 411 junction. There are signs on the motorway saying that the Las Norias exit is closed and to use other exits to get to Las Norias. I was driving that way this morning. It is OK to take this exit then head north towards the eastern end of El Ejido. However the turning south towards Las Norias is now closed. While the improvement work takes place.

As yet, there is no disruption at the 409 (Almerimar) junction. Mind you, a friend told me a week or two ago he saw a machine perhaps drilling some holes in the ground near the junction. So perhaps work has started on the foundations for the new bridge that is going to be built. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Almerimar from the cliffs 3 June 2019

In the last few weeks I have been speaking to various people about new property being built in Almerimar. It appears that the vast majority of the new builds are houses rather than apartments. As I believe that there are quite a lot of apartments already for sale in Almerimar. I am not sure but I think part of the desire for more houses is that Almerimar is slowly becoming more of a dormitory town for El Ejido.

The photo above that I took a few days ago got me thinking about this subject. When I get some spare time I will probably go around town and take some photos of the various development sites.

On the far right of the photo above close to the top you can see an urbanisation with I guess more than 70+ new houses close to completion. To the right of those white buildings I think you can just see two cranes. This is one of the few developments where some apartments are being built. The builders look to be finishing off a half-built development that has not been touched for a long time. As well as the apartments I think there are 5-6 houses being finished in that area as well.

Just over half way up on the left hand side of the photo you see the fairway and green of the 2nd hole on the Master 3 (Classic) course. Just out of shot, close to the tee of this hole the first of a number of houses is currently under construction. I have been told that some more houses are also under construction between the golf course and the sea in this area.

Closer to the original part of town there are developments going on as well. For some time there have been houses under construction on the right hand side half way down on the road into Almerimar.

Another new complex of houses is being built on the land between the D´Bar towers and the cliff.

Plus, some time ago I saw an advertising hoarding near Mercadona promoting the development of some new property on a now vacant part of the Velas Blancas urbanisation.

From the above it appears that there is an increase in demand for new property in Almerimar. Particularly houses.

Almerimar from the cliffs - 3 June 2019

Almerimar from the cliffs - 3 June 2019

Almerimar from the cliffs - 3 June 2019

Almerimar from the cliffs 3 June 2019

Earlier today Jacqui and I popped over to Playa Serena to sort out some plans for playing some summer golf there. On the way back I decided to take a few photos from the cliff.

Two things to notice:

- You can see that the greens on the Master course are being replaced

-  If you look carefully you can see that there is a lot of new property being built at the moment (I will write a little more about this sometime soon. When I have a bit more free time.)

If you click on each photo you can zoom in and see the image in a bit more detail.

New Business - 24 May 19

New Business - 24 May 19

New Business  24 May 2019

Jacqui and I wandered out for a spot of early evening tea in town after Friday golf yesterday. On the way down into town we spotted a couple of new businesses due to open soon.

The top two photos are from a couple of doors down from Mercadona. Looks like a music and dance studio is opening soon. The third photo is from behind "the square". Looks like there is a cheap ladies clothes shop opening soon.

Please see the attached message from Christina G.....

"Hi, just a reminder about the municipal and european elections this Sunday. The polling stations are situated in the municipal office, the hall at the rear of the pensioner’s club and the state school, situated near the puerto marina golf complex. Anyone registered on the padron, or municipal register has a right to vote. The polling stations open at 9 am and close at 8 pm. I will continue to represent the foreign owners on the junta local for the PP party if the party gains sufficient votes!"

Turtle - 15 May 19

Thanks to Ilyas S for sharing these photos of a dead turtle on the nature reserve beach to our Facebook page earlier today.

The finding of the dead turtle has been reported to the appropriate authorities.

For years the town hall has been trying to get Correos to set up a post office in Almerimar. Without success.

However I have read something on the Almerimar Vivelo Facebook page saying there might be a new service being set up in the tourist office in Almerimar. Correos have launched a package sending and pick up service called Citipaq. You can read about it here on the Correo site. With a more detailed website here in Spain.

I understand that the Junta Local for Almerimar is trying to get this service set up here in Almerimar. Fingers crossed it goes ahead.

Thanks to Shaun P who pointed out this post (in Spanish) by WIllem B on the Almerimar Vivelo Facebook page earlier today....

Here is a Google translation of the post that I have corrected a bit:

Attention to all: Last week I drove my car from Almerimar to El Ejido, passing many roundabouts. Halfway there I was stopped by the Civil Guard in an unmarked car. I did not use my indicator lights when leaving the roundabout. Virtually NO ONE does that. The fine was € 200.-, which is extremely high. So, everyone: be careful and use your indicator lights when you leave a roundabout!

Road To Darsena 1 On 18 March 2019

 I happened to be in the Darsena 1 part of town earlier today. While there I spotted there were some road works going on. It looks like some form of pipe is going to be installed under the road.

The other thing I noticed was the cafeteria and the bike hire shop. They have probably been there for ages. However they have not caught my eye before now.

I also spotted the for rent sign on what used to be Leo's. Not sure whether they have opened up in their new place yet. I guess I will have to wander round Darsena 3 and have a look sometime.

If you click on the image above you can see a bigger version of it.

PS Other news on the bar/restaurant merry-go-round. Looks like Chingon restaurant is now closed.

PPS I hear a rumour that La Plaza might be extending their kitchen or building a new one.

Almerimar Golf Fire 8 March 19

I understand that the garages were on fire earlier this evening in some of the blocks in the Almerimar Golf complex. Thanks to Brian D for some information.

By chance I happened to be in that part of town and took this photo earlier while the fire was happening.

Mossie Spraying In Almerimar - Late Feb 2019

I got the photo above from the Almerimar Junta Local Facebook page. As you can see it is the time of year where the council start spraying to try to reduce the number of mossies here.

Here is a Google translation of the text that was with the image (with the text tidied up a bit):

"Since February the fumigation works have started. During the first hours of the day the treatments are carried out. Mainly in roads and public streets.
We must all be involved in controlling this.
For this reason, please could we all pay attention to the main focuses:
✔️ Pools
✔️ Flowerpot plates.
✔️Drains from terraces, etc."
I remember that around this time last year the council was trying to get all urbanisations and owners in Almerimar to play their part in this work. The key is that we all have to get rid of areas of stagnant water.

Levante Park 

UPDATED: I assume this is the play area close to Espigon as they say it will be almost 1000 square metres.

I picked this up of the El Ejido Es Mi Prioridad Facebook page. The image above is from the page and there is a press release about the upcoming changes to the Levante park area of Almerimar here:…/Comun…/textos/190221_Junta_Gobierno.doc.

Read More for a Google translation of the press release.

New duplexes near D'Bar

I was wandering round Almerimar this morning taking some more photos for the then and now images on the Memorias de Almerimar Facebook page. At the same time I took a few photos of changes I have spotted.

The photo above is from close to the D'Bar. It is a view of part of the new duplex houses that are being built in that area.

New dentist - 14 February 2019

New dentist

As you can see from the photos above Almerimar is now a 2 dentist town. This new one is on the road from the golf course roundabout down to Mario's Bar.

It is a shame we are still a 0 post office town.

Garage in Porto Fino - 14 February 2019

The final photo is what looks like a new garage being built next door to the nursery in Porto Fino. At the moment I have no idea what it is going to be used for. I guess time will tell.

UPDATED 15/2/19 I have been told by a reader of the site, Michael B, that the new place in Porto Fino is going to be a garage and an office. For the council gardeners who look after the gardens in Almerimar.

Just to let people know that it looks like there is work going on with the water supply in the Calle Alcor area of Almerimar again today.

I understand that the supply is cut off from the Mirador de Golf area of Calle Alcor down towards the towers. It may be off in other areas as well but I am not sure.

Last Thursday I spotted some men from the water supply company working in the street when the water was off. They were near the part of the street close to where the 5th hole of the golf course comes close to the road. Over the road from the electricity substation.

If anyone spots people working in the street today please can you comment on the Almerimar Today Facebook page to let me know. Thanks.

UPDATED 14:40pm: It is back on again now. I think it was local to the Calle Alcor area as I saw some men working in the street close to the 5th hole of the golf course early this afternoon.

A few days ago I reported that there were going to be some improvements made to the water supply in the Balerma and Almerimar area.

Our water supply has been shut off since earlier this morning. I am not sure whether this is happening in the whole of Almerimar or just part of town.