Flamenco in Aguadulce - 14 January 2017

Gabriel in the tourist office has been in touch about Flamenco events. Apparently a number of people have been asking about this. He has found out that the nearest regular events are in Aguadulce. The poster above has details of the next event.

Clásica de Almerimar cycle race - 2016 route

Thanks to one of our readers who has informed me that the route for the 2017 Clásica de Almería cycle race will follow the route that was not used last year.

The map above shows the 2016 route. So I guess I may be spending a little time on Sunday 12 February watching some cyclists go whizzing up the hill out of Almerimar

The article here on the town hall site has details of the Clásica de Almería cycle race for 2017.

It looks likely that the 190km race will pass through the El Ejido and Almerimar area this year.

I had a quick look at the website for the 2017 race that you can see here. It has some details about the event but the site is not yet complete so I cannot find a route map at the moment. I guess one will be added at some point.

Last year the race was due to come to the El Ejido and Almerimar area but most of the race was called off due to high winds.

Read More for a Google translation of the article on the town hall website.

This year Amerimar has the pleasure of hosting the finals of the 2016 world coughing championships. The town is doing it's best to try to be home to a second world champion this year following Víctor Fernández winning at windsurfing.

As you walk around town you can hear practicing taking place in every home and every bar. There are even large numbers of people coughing on the streets as well.

I can only hope that once the final has taken place in late December things can get back to normal in the town in 2017.

Almería Gourmet 2016

Looks like there is a gourmet food event in El Ejido this coming weekend (25-27 November 2016). You can see more details via the site here that Ideal has set up for the event.

Dalias 2016

Gabriel from the tourist office has provided me with a 28 page pdf document describing the Dalias fiestas that are taking place at the moment. You can see a copy of the document here.


Almerimar pilgrimage 2016

I have been a bit busy the last few days so have only just got around to looking at stuff to do with Almerimar on Facebook. The above photo of the "pilgrimage" last Friday is from the El Ejido Es Mi Prioridad Facebook page.

Pirate week 2016

I have been very busy the last week or so and have not had much chance to post things on here. As usual there has been loads going on in Almerimar to entertain the summer visitors.

For example, last week was Pirate week. Here is a picture from the Facebook page of the Almerimar Junta Local showing a little of what happened.

UPDATED: Message from Gabriel ... They have sent me a change with reference to the simulating of the rescue. It won't be in the afternoon. It's on next Friday at 1 p.m. (13 hours).

Gabriel from the tourist office has been in touch with the following information.....

"I am writing to inform you about the open doors days organized by the Maritime Safety and Rescue Service in Almerimar. The programme is as follows:

• 10 de Agosto:
Arrival of the Lifeboat Guardamar Polimnia at the marina.
• 11 de Agosto:
From 19:00 to 21:00, open doors on board of the lifeboat.
• 12 de Agosto:
AT 1 PM there will be a drill (simulating an operation of search and rescue) in which will take part a helicopter from the Maritime and Safety Rescue Service (Helimer 202) together with staff from Protección Civil. After the drill, the HS HELIMER 202 will land on the zone reserved for them next to the tower (see map). Afterwards, after a short stay, it will return to its base in Almería.
From 19:00 a 21:00 there will be open doors on board.
• 13 de Agosto:
From 19:00 to 21:00, open doors on board of the lifeboat.
• 14 de Agosto:
From 19:00 to 21:00, open doors on board of the lifeboat.
• 15 de Agosto:
Departure of the Lifeboat Guardamar Polimnia and return to its base.

All these activities are subject to modification or cancellation in case of emergency."