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Something romantic for Valentine´s Day

Lovers’ Day is around the corner and you have nothing to offer her or him! A dinner, a perfume, a bunch of flowers? It’s always the same! Surprise your lover with an unforgettable stay in the hotel-apartment “Albrisas” in Salobrena. The sea views from there are truly breathtaking. For more details, visit www.albrisas.com or call +34/958 612 938.

English Library in La Herradura

Good news for the English speakers who enjoy reading or for those who want to improve their English: the Spanish Biblioteca of La Herradura has recently opened an English Library. It is located on the third floor of the Civic Center. It is open every Wednesday from 11AM to 1PM. You can easily become a member for only 10 euros per year and it entitles you up to eight books a fortnight.

Do you want to lose weight and feel better about yourself?

If you want to lose weight and feel better about yourself, then you may want to attend the Weight Watchers meetings that are held in English in Salobrena and Almunecar. The meetings are held in English in Salobrena every Thursday morning at 10.30am in El Asador Restaurant, which is opposite of the big Supersol. Classes are also held in Almunecar in English on Thursday afternoon at 17.30 in the Hotel Las Arranyanes on the Paseo de Cotobro number 5. This is a great way to lose weight and meet nice people in the process.

Live music & gourmet lunch every Sunday at Casa Morgan in Almunecar

Every Sunday in Almunecar at the restaurant Casa Morgan, which is referred to as a Gastronomic Museum, there is a wonderful 8 course Sunday lunch for only 20 euros plus IVA. If you are from Almunecar or La Herradura, transportation is included so you can enjoy all of the wine you would like. There is even live music from 2pm. This restaurant is a converted house with different rooms and atmospheres. It is decorated in rustic, Spanish style and is very warm and inviting. There is even a fireplace in the main dining room, so it makes a great place to go in winter.

Paws for thought

It has been reduced the number of cats in the Monte de los Almendros thanks to owners that led to the veterinary clinic for sterilization.
Of course, this represents an expense.
Many owners have made donations, and plan to sell items on the "Rake of Motril" in October 2009 to raise funds.
call 628 548 895 to donate items.

A Local Brew Receives International Acclaim for Ron Montero Rum

As rum connsieurs know, not all rums are the same. A local rum, that has been produced since 1963 using sugar cane from the Costa Tropical, has just received international acclaim from the Institute of Taste and Quality in Brussels for its taste, smell and appearance. This is really quite an honour considering that this rum until recently had only been for sale within the province of Granada. If you’re a fan of quality rum, you can now visit the recently remodeled bodega of Ron Montero.

An Old Palace will be Transformed into an Art Museum in Motril

The idea of transforming an old palace into an art museum in Motril is finally becoming a reality at last. The palace, known as the La Casa de Ruiz, dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Now in the 21st century, 653,000 euros have been dedicated to transforming La Casa de Ruiz. The project is part of the Strategic Plan for Cultural Infrastructure. The project is estimated to take 18 months to complete. The old palace offers a neoclassical style featuring black marble columns, white marble staircases, and grey stone.

A New Health Centre will be Built in Motril

After much planning, the development of a new health centre is currently underway in Motril. The Mayor of Motril Carlos Rojas expects Motril to continue to grow and expand. The centre is necessary to meet the needs of the growing foreign population. The centre will provide high quality services and will be a very big asset to the area.

Salobrena is Chosen as the Winner of the Tapa Fair

During the local festival of Salobrena, which is known as St. Juan and is celebrated around the 24th of June every year, there was a tapa´s fair. Various groups participated by preparing all different kinds of tapas. The Resident´s Association of Salobreña had the award winning tapas. Please be sure to come next year so you can have your vote and decide whose tapas are the best.

Welcome to the Cumbre Villas blog

Hello, and welcome to the Cumbre Villas blog. We'll be writing about local news, the property market, living on the Costa Tropical and much much more. Tune in regularly to catch up with Marla, Juan and the Cumbre Villas team.