Recommended businesses & services

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I wanted to provide information on places that I recommend here in our area of Spain (Albox / Cantoria). I've 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.


DLoren Calzados - Albox

C. Ramón y Cajal, 5, 04800 Albox, Almería - map
I was instantly made comfortable. The Spanish shop assistant was very patient with me as I explained my needs with my limited Spanish, and trying on different pairs of walking boots. I would highly recommend this shop for footwear and their service. They do a variety of different shoes... but a good selection of walking boots at reasonable prices.


Garcia & Trinidad - Albox 

Calle Rosario, 46, 04800 Albox (Almería) | 0034 950 120 340 ask for Elliot | [email protected] - map
We haven't used all of these services, but we can recommend Elliot. He is English speaking and able to assist with:
  • Insurance (Car, House, Business, Life, Health) 
  • Accounting (Business & Yearly resident tax returns as well as Individual Inspections) 
  • Gestoria service (Vehicle Changeovers and duplicate documents)
  • Finance (Consumer finance through most local business' as well as Vehicle Finance/Leasing/Renting, through any registered dealer in Spain)


Casa Colorida - Albox

Ctra. De Lorca - Baza KM 72.500, Albox, Spain,04800 | 0034 634 32 03 41 | [email protected]
One of the nicest gift shops in the area that also offer gift vouchers for those special occasions. Pete and Debbie, the owners, are a friendly and very helpful English speaking couple who can't do enough for you. There's a great variety in this shop and I can't go in without buying something, because there are so many lovely things. They even gift wrap for FREE! 


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

Calle Malaga, Albox, Spain, 04800 | 0034 639 089 170 | [email protected]

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

Reflexology by Deb McAndrew - Cantoria

Address upon request | Mobile services also offered | 0034 622 57 73 79 

If you are looking for a bit of pampering or have an issue that you feel reflexology will assist with, I can HIGHLY recommend the lovely Deb. There's so may benefits from having reflexology

Maradels Holistic Therapy - Arboleas

A-334R, 52, 04660 Arboleas, Almería - map  0034643 51 25 32

Alternative and holistic health service provided by Adele and Mark. They have a true passion for helping people heal. They mend and relax mind, body & soul. Mark is a clinical hypnotherapist and Adele is an energy healer and wayshower. I have used them myself and wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services
Maradel Website


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.
Aldesur 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.


Almanzora Veterinaria - 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 Almanzora Veterinaria (formally Nexo). 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. 


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.