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I wanted to provide information on places that I recommend here in Spain. I have not been rewarded for any of my recommendations, they are based on personal experience. I've listed recommended places to visit elsewhere on my website - do check them out!
Information is correct at time of publishing, please ensure you check with the business.
*HEALTH & BEAUTY*
Clinica Dental - Albox
Avenida de América 28, 2B Albox, Spain, 04800 | 664 58 79 24
This must be one of the cleanest and most professional dentist surgery that I have visited, in the many years of needing fillings, crowns and extractions. If you are looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend that you contact them. Here is a link to the Clinica Dental Inmaculada Instagram
account, where I found out about them originally. They offer many dental services. Don't be scared, they are such lovely people, with Spanish and English-speaking staff available.
Health food shop & community centre - Albox
Claire and her daughter run this fantastic centre in Albox and have a wealth of knowledge that have helped me and no doubt would help you too.THE place to purchase health food, supplements and join a variety of classes such as Yoga. If you use social media you can find more information on the Girasol Health Food Shop and Community Centre Facebook page
The Salon - Albox
Calle Travesia Lepanto No.304800 Albox (by the Peugot dealership) | 0034 685 66 22 22 | [email protected]
If you are looking for a bit of pampering in a friendly environment, then consider contacting Debbie Nadia and Anna at The Salon in Albox. I can highly recommend them for your hair and beauty needs.They offer a loyalty discount scheme and also discounts for senior citizens.
The Salon Albox Facebook Page
*HOME AND GARDEN*
Aldesur Bricolaje - Arboleas
Calle Almazara, 22 Polígono Industrial Norte, Arboleas, Spain | 693 50 41 09
This is one of my favourite shops in Arboleas / Albox. They have a range of decorating items, pet products, homeware, gardening items, heaters, gift ideas ...and for those looking, a variety of English branded items, and much much more. This shop always has something new in it when I visit! Don't worry if you are looking for something specific but can't find it. The staff are really helpful and many are bilingual. Here's their Facebook Page
The Postshop Albox
Avenida 28 De Febrero, 1, Albox, Almeria, 04800 | +34 951 25 05 74 | [email protected]
When we moved to Spain we were really worried about not getting our post, as we weren't permitted to use the village post box associated to our address. We looked at multiple local options and chose these guys. We receive a message once a parcel or letter arrives, avoiding having to pop into Albox on a regular basis to check. Sarah and her team offer a parcel drop off and collection service, which is invaluable when you hate shopping in the high-street like myself! They offer you a secure PO Box rental at a very reasonable price. Please check out The Postshop Albox
website for more details. Excellent service is provided, and they always have a smile on their faces. English run, with a bilingual member of staff, a couple of mornings a week.
Nexo Almanzora Vets - Albox
Carretera estacion 17 Albox, Spain, 04800 |950 43 08 14
If you have a pet and are looking for a vet, then I can highly recommend the team at Nexo Almanzora in Albox. You will probably get to speak with Sam or Melisa on the telephone and get to see Maika, Alicia, Pepe or Jose. All are lovely professional knowledgeable people that really know how to put you at ease, especially during some rather stressful moments that I have had as a new dog owner. A dedicated team who obviously love animals very much. Hector and foster Diesel love them dearly. They have a Nexo Almanzora Facebook Page
where you can also make contact
ITV - via GoCar in Arboleas
Polígono Industrial Los Llanos Calle Almazara 24 Arboleas, Spain | 634 60 83 02
As a female, I dread going to a garage at the best of times. I was pretty worried about this when we came to live in Spain, especially with my limited Spanish!! (They don't serve wine in garages, shame!) However, the guys at @gocararboleas
were brilliant when we had our car problems in 2020. So I decided to take our car to have a Pre-ITV test when it was due in 2021. I received some great advice and even better, the ITV was booked by them directly with the relevant governing body, and they are taking it for us, so we don't have to worry! I got a friendly happy smile and great customer service by the lovely Leah on reception. She speaks English for those who are worried about going to a Spanish garage.