Almanzora and Cantoria in Spain

Almanzora ("the Victorious one," or "the place of victory.") is a quiet village in the province of Almería and in the municipality of Cantoria. If you are here looking for information on Cuevas del Almanzora then this isnt the page for you, as they are two very different villages!
Almanzora shares its name with the river Almanzora. Traditionally agriculture is the residents main economy with the fields of Orange and Lemon citrus fruits.

Last updated April 2021



I love this Spanish bar on Calle Estacion in Almanzora, they open early enabling the spanish workers to get refreshed before they go off to work and I am sometimes seen in there having a morning coffee after a walk across the Rambla. The owners Andres and Maria, their family and other staff are very friendly, they run that bar and kitchen brilliantly, the place is spotless. There's a real mix of Spanish and English clientele, everyone is made to feel welcome. Carrillo's have an excellent selection of drinks, Im a wine drinker and can honestly say that the wines are great, when I drink spirits I like their measures! We frequent here so often that I have the sweatshirt and t-shirt to prove it!!


There's a good mix of Spanish and English sitting on the road side terrace, putting the world to rights and watching the world pass by, and as with all of our local bars everyone is made to feel welcome.

La Estacion

It's always great to have choice of venues locally, especially when we have visitors. The station is clean and modern and Maria and family are friendly and like most people don't mind my awkward attempts at Spanish. We love to sit on the old station platform to have our drinks as the sun goes down. The light can be amazing. Its a fantastic spot to see the sunset over the mountain and to watch the elders going for an evening stroll.


Sara's Bar

Freddie always gives a warm happy welcome when you visit this lovely outside tapas bar in Cantoria. Located near the old converted railways station and opposite a small colourful play area. The location is sunny and bright with fantastic views of the mountains opposite. If you need to use the facilities, just as Freddie for a key, the bathroom is located a short walk down by the station.



Almanzora Fiestas dates for your diary
  • Jan 16th - The San Antones.
  • Jan 23rd - San Ildefonso
  • Feb 28th - Almanzora pattern. Las Migas During the celebration of the day of Andalusia, people gather next to the Palace, to savor the typical dish of this area,
  • Easter Sunday - Las Migas. Las Meriendas Day of coexistence in the countryside, where people gather along the banks and tributaries of the Almanzora River. You should not miss the traditional hornazo at snack time .
  • May 1st - Feast of the Holy Cross.
  • Last Sunday of May - Festivity of CORPUS CHRISTI
  • Aug 15th - Feasts of the Virgin


They sure know how to party over here!!! The Cantoria Fiesta, the Festivities of San Cayetano go from Wednesday to Sunday. They start at midnight and some mornings have still been heard from our home 3miles away at 9am!!! We popped over on Thursday night, only staying a short time, but I loved the colour, the Spanish music and watching the elders dancing. The celebrations revolve around the holiday of one of its employers, San Cayetano. As San Cayetano accompanied San Antón in his day, San Antón is also present in the parties of San Cayetano.

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