AR Almerimar Hotel

According to the article here on the Ideal site occupancy of the AR Almerimar Hotel was slightly down in July compared with last year but so far has increased to 82% in the first half of August compared with 70% for August last year. It is around 70% at present for the rest of August but is expected to increase due to last minute bookings.

So the good news is that there will be more people in the hotel this summer. The bad news for the local businesses is that most are on half or full board so will probably not be venturing out too many times during their stay.

Puntas Entinas

The article here on the town hall website says that the local council wants the regional government (Junta de Andalucia) to collaborate on creating a visitors centre, bird watching observatory and walking/cycling routes through the Puntas Entinas nature reserve. To help promote it as a tourist destination while maintaining its special environment.

Puntas Entinas

A company called The Island Diver has set up a novel sailing trip near Almerimar. You can sail close to the nature reserve and then have a dinner at a mini-campsite set up in the Puntas Entinas nature reserve.

There are no details on their website about this trip yet but I guess that will happen eventually.

In the meantime, there is an article here on the Ideal site.

Read More for a translation of the article (based on a Google translation).

Chatting to Sylvia today at Friday Golf she mentioned that there isn´t a market at El Ejido next Weds (15h). This is because of the Virgen del Mar fiesta.  However, she said Mercadona will be open.

There will be a market on the following Wed 22 Aug but not on 29th.

Out and about in Almerimar - 22 July 2012

Rather than just sit in all day and watch the golf Jacqui and I decided that we would have a stroll along the prom on the lakes side of town then call in to the gazpacho event (see separate article).

We walked along a big part of the prom. From the car park near the church up to Mare Nostrum then all the way back down to the town again.

Read More for details and you can see loads of photos from the poniente prom here in the Gallery.

Almerimar Golf Hotel

UPDATED 17/7/12 16:05: I have just added links to the Almerimar hotels on the Links page and the site for the golf hotel says it will open in November. Here is a link to the website.

A number of people have asked us when the Almerimar golf hotel will re-open. The honest answer is that we do not know for certain.

However we have heard the rumour that it will re-open in November 2012 from a number of people in the town recently. So that is perhaps the best guess available at the moment.

Almerimar play school

As mentioned earlier. Here is a picture of the new play school in Porto Fino. Looking more closely they are keeping the kids in with metal rather than wood.


Stage in the square

I was just dropping in some FGS membership fees to Sharon and noticed this stage in the centre of the square. Looks like there will be something going on there soon.