New Nursery Term Time

The children have all now returned to school, while for some this is their first educational experience. The new term started in the children’s community centres in both Almunecar and La Herradura with a total of 186 new students, aged from zero to three years, spread across eleven classes and half a dozen centres, according to the head of Social Welfare, Maria del Carmen Reinoso.

New Day Centre for Almunecar?

The Town Hall is looking into the possibility of expanding the pensioners’ housing facilities near the town bus station. This existing complex consists of a pensioners’ club and self-catering flats for residence.

Bizarro Café Bar

Have you ever fancied trying somewhere different for your breakfast, or even a quick coffee? Well, me and the ex-Ed often partake of a breakfast or a quick coffee at Bizarro, mainly because it’s very central and the coffee is really very good!

The Empire Strikes Back

The Motril Town Hall has issued a press release in response to the local IU party’s criticism of the inland-marina project. They want to know on what information the IU based its findings that state the marina project would cause damage to the Charca de Suarez bird sanctuary.

Sabina Shines

Chances are, if you walk past Sabina’s in c/Marquita, Almuñécar you will see quite a few people sitting at tables, enjoying coffees, drinks or food, and as we know, this is not the case with all such café bars and restaurants in these difficult times. There is a good reason for this and that is Sabina offers top quality food at attractive prices.

Prison for Pizza Robber

A court in Motril (Granada) has sentenced a resident of Almunecar to five and a half years in prison, for injuries caused to a pizza-delivery man, whom he had hit with a motorcycle helmet in the street to steal the money he had.

Torrecuevas Bridge Unsafe?

The IU opposition party have called the governing council’s attention to the state of the the bridge over which the Jete road runs; i.e., over the rambla de Torrecuevas.

PSOE Seeks Office Space

The PSOE party in Almunecar are seeking to obtain a locale in La Herradura where they can attend to the needs and inquiries from the local population. A request has been put before the Town Hall in the form of a letter requesting a space in the village to meet residents and have meetings.

Marina del Este Stabilized

The extensive work that has been taking place on the hillside behind and above the Marina del Este, La Herradura, has concluded.
All told, 30 shafts have been sunk to drain off underground water within the hillside.
What has caused all the problems to date is that the hillside has been retaining water, which has softened the ground, causing parts to slip, resulting in cracks through many of the new buildings in the area.

Another Drowning

A 71-year-old man drowned close to the Peñon on the 6th of this month, around 14.15h. According to the Guardia Civil report, it could have been provoked by stomach cramp (corte de digestion)

Almunecar Miffed

The Almunequeros were not impressed when it became generally known that the La Herradura blue zones had been lifted, whereas the Almunecar ones hadn’t.


The Seaside Gazettes very own Nicola Westby will be running 14km in the Almuñécar road race on Sunday 2nd October. She will be running for the Almuñécar Cancer Charity the AECC with her own two children Lottie (14) and Alex (12).

Border Blog

The Seaside Gazette’s American column (Americana) for American expats living on the Costa Tropical, which is written by Dave Nichols who reports from Arizona.