Moving to Albox: The essential guide (2024)

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The beautiful inland town of Albox, located in the province of Almeria, with its eclectic history, offers a unique, relaxed way of life. Phoenicians and Romans settled in Albox but it was the Arabs who left their mark, Albox actually means tower in Arabic. If you are looking for an authentic and traditional destination to settle down this is it.

Albox is a place where tradition comes alive and people travel from all over to take part in their many festivals and fairs throughout the year. Semana Santa (Easter Week) in Albox is one of the best in all of Andalucia.

Before you make that life-changing decision let’s take a look at everything you need to know, from properties on offer to the best schools and restaurants in the area.

To help with your move to Albox the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide. Let’s have a look at what is covered:


  • Where is Albox?
  • Property in Albox
  • Estate agents in Albox
  • Things to do in Albox
  • Best restaurants in Albox
  • Schools in Albox
  • Healthcare in Albox

Where is Albox?

Albox is located in the Valle del Almanzora, surrounded by mountains, it has a typical Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. The beaches of Vera and Mojácar are a scenic 40-minute drive away. There are three airports within reach of Albox, the nearest being the Región de Murcia International Airport (RMU) located approximately a one hour and half drive away.

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Property in Albox

Property in Albox ranges from rustic rural property in need of someone looking for a project to stylish modern detached villas with a private pool. The average price for a property is around €300,000. There is definitely something for everyone from easy to manage apartments to villas with their own land. As Albox is an area that people choose for its peace and tranquillity the most popular property tend to be detached homes with a private pool.

Estate agents in Albox

Our recommendation

Homes Almeria

Situated in the heart of Albox Homes Almeria stands as an example of expertise in the realm of Albox real estate. With years of collective experience in buying, selling, and constructing properties, particularly in the picturesque Almanzora Valley area of Almeria, this local estate agency offers unparalleled service to its clients.

Comprised of individuals with extensive backgrounds in various facets of the real estate industry, Homes Almeria brings a wealth of personal knowledge and hands-on experience to the table. Fluent in both Spanish and English, their team collaborates with a diverse range of professionals, ensuring a high standard of service that clients can trust.

At Homes Almeria, client satisfaction reigns supreme. They understand the importance of guiding clients through every step of the purchasing process, from initial consultation to finalisation, with regular updates along the way.

One of the cornerstones of their business philosophy is the insistence on dealing only with legal properties, reflecting their commitment to integrity and transparency. Every property represented by Homes Almeria undergoes rigorous paperwork scrutiny, providing clients with peace of mind.

Moreover, Homes Almeria goes beyond just property transactions. They offer a comprehensive range of services, from pool construction to translations, ensuring that clients’ needs are met beyond the realm of real estate.

Whether you’re in search of a quaint villa, a cozy townhouse, or an investment opportunity in the picturesque landscapes of Almeria or the emerging market of Bulgaria, Homes Almeria is your trusted partner in finding the perfect property.

With Homes Almeria, your dream property is not just a vision – it’s a tangible reality waiting to be discovered.

Contact Homes Almeria today!

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Address: Calle del Segovias, 04800 Albox, Almeria

Telephone: (0034) 950 091 937/(0034) 618 830 754


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday — 10am – 6pm, Saturdays — 10am – 2pm

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Things to do in Albox

  1. Check out cultural and historical sites: Like Parish Church of Santa María this historic church is an important cultural landmark in Albox. Discover it beautiful architecture of the Parish Church of La Concepcion and the Hermitage of Santa Cruz among others..
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  2. Local markets: Albox has a weekly market where you can purchase fresh produce, crafts, clothing, flowers and much more. This is a great way to get a feel for the town and experience the local culture.
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  3. Plaza Mayor: The main square of Albox, Plaza Mayor, is a bustling area where you can watch the world go by while enjoying a meal or a coffee at one of the local cafes.
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  4. Nearby attractions: Take a trip to Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park or the nearby towns of Vélez-Blanco or the beaches of Mojácar.
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  5. Explore the countryside: Surrounded by such natural beauty take the chance to explore the many hiking, cycling and horseback trails of this picturesque landscape.
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  6. Local art and craft shops: Albox and the surrounding areas are known for their handmade items like pottery, textiles and other artisanal products. Stroll through the local craft shops purchasing local art to make your property more authentic or begin a new hobby and take the time to create your own artisanal products.
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  7. Fiestas and festivals: Take part in the many local fiestas and festivals throughout the year, enjoy the live traditional music, dancing, food and cultural activities.

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Best restaurants in Albox

La Cena

This restaurant comes highly recommended for it’s international cuisine in an intimate setting. Tables get booked up fast so make sure to reserve a table!

Open from 7 pm until 11.30 pm Monday to Saturday

Address: Calle poeta juan berbel, Albox

Book: 0034 950 43 09 30

Price: €€-€€€



For those craving a Cornish pastie or a sausage roll, this take away restaurant gets the thumbs up for delicious freshly prepared food.

Open from 10 am until 3 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am until 2 pm on Saturdays

Address: Calle Malaga, 04800, Albox España

Contact: 0034 634 34 20 06

Price: €


Taj Indian Restaurant

For Delicious Indian cuisine try the restaurant that is known as the ‘best Indian around’.

Address: Camino Aljambra 116, 04814, Albox

Book: 0034 950 63 32 78

Price: €€-€€€

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Elephant Café

This café known for their mini burgers, milkshakes and great coffee is known as busy friendly café where the locals of Albox struggle to find a free table.

Open from 9 am until 5 pm

Address: Plaza Nueva 5, 04800, Albox España

Book: 0034 600 65 27 18

Price: €

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Flaming steak and grill

This traditional Steak house comes highly recommended with locals claiming they serve the best met in the mouth steak around.

Open from 6 pm until 10.30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Address: Avenida lapanto, Albox España

Book: 0034 642 27 02 04

Price: €€-€€€

Schools in Albox

There are a number of well-respected public schools in Albox that offer a number of services like school transport and a dining service. Colegio Velázquez on Calle Buenavista offers is a bilingual school and so the children are taught in Spanish and have English lessons and activities included in their course.

Healthcare in Albox

Access to quality healthcare is a must when choosing where to live and Albox although it is a small town has a variety of public and private medical centres.

Hospital Público Comarcal la Inmaculada

This public hospital is open 24 hours.

Address: Av. de la Dra. Ana Parra, s/n, 04600 Huércal-Overa, Almería

Contact: 0034 950 029 000

Centro de Salud/ Consultorio Médico, SAS, Albox

This medical centre is open 24 hours for emergencies

Address: C. Taberno, 2, 04814 Albox, Almería

Contact: 0034 950 023 216

Centro médico López & Muñoz

This a private medical and wellbeing centre that offer dental care, traumatology, physiotherapy, a nutrition service.

Address: C. San Leonardo, 6, 04800 Albox, Almería

Contact: 0034 636902328

Important contacts

Moving abroad is exciting but it’s important to have some emergency contact information to hand, as part of this guide we have included some essential numbers. Keep them in your phone or stuck on your fridge!

Emergency services, including health emergencies, fire and police: 112

National police: 091

Local police: 092 or 0034 950 12 10 80

Ayuntamiento de Albox (Town Hall): 0034 950 12 09 08

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!