Almogía Travel Guide

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Almogía Things to Do

  • Horseriding in Spain

    Everyone in Almogia seems to have a horse.Or two.Or a whole herd.A local riding school Llanos de la Venta offers riding lessons to anyone from the walking age to the age you can still walk.Or sit.

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  • Viva la fiesta!

    Romeria - pilgrimage - of San Isidro the labourer brings Almogia's working life to a halt around the 15th of May...Virtually every family decorates their horse cart or a carriage, or even a car.There is a competition for the best decorated vehicle.This general fiesta madness lasts about 3-4 days.The village dresses up in their folk costumes, grab a...

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  • Rockpool diving and swimming in Almogia

    Wow.An unbelievable place to find.The water spouts out from in between the stones and fills the rock basin.Beyond are two or three further pools with rocky beaches.There are fish of various sizes swimming in the pools, the water stays in even the hottest of the summers.Great and safe fun for the family with children!

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Almogía Restaurants

  • Moved!

    Just opened in July 2005, this place is new, fresh and enthusiastic.The owner used to run El Pasaje, the tapas bar.Again, too much light for my taste, I like the eateries to be dark and demure and duskily evocative. Hell, I'm over thirty, don't want everyone to see my creased wrinkles in the sharp light!Food is purely excellent, I definitelly...

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  • Finally a pizzeria

    Much desired!New place, hence very clean and decent.Too much light for my personal taste, but otherwise great.Italian wines, Italian food from salads through pizzas, pastas, rice, meats to sweets.Efficient service, good food.My kids love it. Garlic Bread and Pizza Roquefort

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  • A meal on the town square

    This a small very typical Spanish bar serving food.Most popular during the summer, when the locals and tourists alike sit outside in front of the town hall, on the small plant wrapped square and devour the tapas, drinks or the food.Unbeatable athmosphere. Tapas.10 ice creams, 2 coffees 6 Euros! Wow.

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  • Young, fresh and colourful.

    This a very small bar-restaurant in Almogia, the only one with a decent design and decor.Any other place just relies on the owner's tacky taste in interior design.The owner of Casa Me?o actually employed an interior designer do do his place up.Well worth the effort.The place is colourful, and has a nice feel.The only draw back is that every one...

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  • Roast chicken!

    Coco is a local eatery populated by the nimiad of resident builders, who stop here to have their breakfasts and eleven o clock snack time break. (Unless the wifes packed them a sandwich!)You can pretty much eat here every day, with the exception of Monday, when it's closed.Lunches are simple peasant affairs, very very cheap and very tasty too.Tapas...

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  • Rushed meal, but as cheap as it gets

    This is the main street's 'main' bar-venta-eatery.The lunches are dirt cheap, I think they cost around 5-6 Euros per person, this includes the three courses and a drink.The only drawback is that your main course will arive whilst you are begining to eat your starter, so eat up fast!But - I suppose that for this value you can really complain about...

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Almogía Nightlife

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    feria time

    by Matya_Dio Written Mar 29, 2005

    From the dusk to the dawn, for 5 consecutive nights around the 15th of August.

    Come and join the locals in the summer fair madness when people don't work, don't sleep, and don't worry.

    Various bands liven up the athmosphere, there is music, dancing, discotheques, bars, stalls and eateries, souvenirs and merry-go- rounds, there are people, horses, donkies mingling in a melee of the various music styles coming from various stalls.

    Voting of the Flamenco Queen, Most handsome Grandmother and the Foreigner of the year happen on the last night of the fair.

    The August fair in Almogia is held in the honour of Our Lady of Assumption and it is the principal celebration of the district.

    Other fairs of Almogia are celebrated as follows -

    - Los Moras - 2nd week of June
    - Barranco del Sol - last week of June
    - Arroyo Coche - first week of July
    - Monterroso - last week of July
    - Los Nunez - last week of August

    Dress Code: If you fancy, you can buy a gypsy or flamenco costume and join the partying into the wee hours blending in with the dressed up locals.

    Alternatively, wear what you want and enjoy yourself nevertheless.

    August in Almogia is a sticky hot affair, so when getteing dressed - think heat, think summer and think mosquitos!

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Almogía Transportation

  • Dirt cheap but non-existent.

    The buses to and from Almogia are fairly inflexible when it comes to reaching the place from the airport.You would need to take a bus from the airport to the bus station and from there find a time-convenient bus to Almogia.Although dirt cheap, the buses to Almogia are scarce and travel to Almogia only three times a day, which leaves you with...

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  • Hire a car if you are a hyper person.

    As you leave the airport of Malaga, at the roundabout the road will be signposted for Malaga and for Torremolinos. Take MALAGA road. It will take you over a bridge. After this bridge, you will join a highway. 3 km onto it, you will see a sign on your left, saying CAMBIO DE SENTIDO.Take this slip road, get on the inside lane and follow it around the...

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  • A different route...

    Unless you are a Green person who insists on not using the car, you will not want to rely on the bus transport. If you are a couple, single, family on a holiday, etc., renting a country house walking distance from the town nucleus, you are lucky enough not to need the car, unless you will want to visit the surrounding towns, villages, beaches or do...

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Almogía Shopping

  • by lcurato Written Oct 11, 2002

    lots shops and bakers open till late at night, tobaconist at top of village for all fags and even some small gifts, many shops look like someones front room but just walk in and they will be pleased to see you.

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Almogía Tourist Traps

  • El Trampa

    The only trap in Almogia - El Trampa, is the Spanish man with this nickname.There are no souvenir shops in here.If you are after 'I went to Spain and thought of you' T shirts - you won't find them here.Neither will you encounter the restaurants with the 'picture' menu for idiots.In fact there are no menus what so ever.The waiter rattles away in his...

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  • Property sharks

    Beware property salespeople who will promise you everything, take good legal advice and do NOT part with money to anyone unless through an abagdo (solicitor), many live to tell the sad tales of being ripped off. There is a saying that visitors "leave their brains at the airport" do not become one of them. Ensure that you have a good solicitor, by...

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Almogía What to Pack

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    by Matya_Dio Written May 12, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy walking shoes are a must if you want to walk to and from the village, it is practically built on a vertical hill.

    Think of boots again, if you want to horseride, as I have seen tourists riding in flip-flops, not the best gear to ride in!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent is a must.

    The midges are teeny and make no noise, but give nasty bites.

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Almogía Off The Beaten Path

  • by lcurato Written Feb 25, 2003

    The highlight of the year, very impressive parades that take place late at night on the thursday and friday before easter, crowds arrive from Malaga early and parking can be a problem. Also fair with good live bands in middle of August, area also known for its Verdiales music.

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Almogía Favorites

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    devouring the Spanish countryside

    by Matya_Dio Updated Mar 27, 2005

    Favorite thing: If you are planning to visit Spain, particularly Andalucia, don't overlook this jewel in the mountains of Malaga.

    It's location is perfect, just half an hour from all the bustle and traffic and rush and hectic madness of the Costa del Sol, yet it is so slow paced and pleasantly forgotten in its own way of local life.

    Forget the tourist hordes and *rip-me-off* souvenir shops.
    This is real Spain. By visiting and living the slow paced reality, you will return to wherever you have come from, refreshed and revitalised.

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