Early Christmas Present For Finca Arboleda

Early Christmas Present For Finca Arboleda
Tarmac our road
Tarmacking our road

Well we’ve waited two years with Pirkko prodding the town hall and now it’s happening TARMAC!!

They aren’t doing directly outside our gates today as apparently they need a smaller machine, but from the water crossing all the way down to the existing tarmac is being done as I write this. The water crossing will be concreted later and the last few metres up to our gates will then be tarmacked.

No more sleepless nights when we get our occasional storms, worrying if the road will be damaged, we hope!

Tarmacking our road
Tarmacking our road

Tough Life For New Girls At Finca Arboleda.

Mincy & Brindle
Top Dogs at Finca Arboleda

New Dogs on the block. Our dear Stiggy died last year and now these two have moved in. Mum, Mincy, and four pups were living rough in the area for quite a time apparently. They turned up in the field outside Finca Arboleda and we managed to coax them into our garden. They were all understandably very nervous and it took a while to gain their confidence but eventually we managed to get hold of three of them and they have gone for check ups before being offered for adoption.

We have kept Mincy and one of the pups, Brindle, who we guess is about six months old. They are eating well, look healthy and are slowly starting to trust us. Mincy is a pure Galgo, Spanish Greyhound and we think Brindle is a Galgo, Podenco cross. They seem to spend 90% of their time sleeping and the rest of the time eating or charging around the garden.

Next step is to get them to the vet for a thorough check up, jabs and tagging. That will be interesting. They are very gentle, enjoy a cuddle on the sofa and are looking forward to meeting you all at Finca Arboleda.

 

 

Largest geode cave in Europe opens to visitors.

Largest geode cave in Europe opens to visitors.

The Pulpí Geode, the largest in Europe and second in the world,  opened this summer to visitors 20 years after being discovered in southern Spain.

The crystal cave is a major attraction in the Pilar de Jaravía area due to its size and the transparency of the rocks.

It is located 50 meters beneath Mina Rica, a silver mine that closed in the 1960s.

“The mine has an incredibly large variety of minerals. “One of them is a needle-shaped celestine covered with plaster crystals.”

Pulpí is the biggest accessible crystal geode in the world. The world’s largest, with crystals 10 feet long, is located in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Visitors to the cave in Spain have to walk down a mineshaft before descending a staircase that leads to the vast caverns of the mine and arrive at the geode, an opening in the rock covered with white crystals that measure two meters in length.

The rock at Mina Rica is dolomite, a type of limestone, which in the past was fractured and filled with a hot mineral-rich fluid.

Over the years, the dolomite dissolved and the fluid created an egg-shaped cavity.

The cooling of the liquid and the tectonic calm caused the formation of plaster crystals.

Pulpí’s geode was discovered in 1999 by members of the Mineralogist Group of Madrid, who found a fracture with “impressive plaster crystals”.

ADMISSION

€ 22 Adults.

€ 10 Children from 8 to 16 years old (accompanied by an adult).

€ 15 Special rate for retirees, large families, people with a disability (more than 33% recognised).

LOCATION

The Geode is located in the “Mina Rica”, in “El Pilar de Jaravia” neighbourhood, Pulpi (Almería). Address: Poligono S-AG2A 33, 14640 Pulpí

 

It would be rude not to.

Summer is made for a refreshing G&T, well any time of the year is really. We have a local gin that is made in Turre, Portomagno and of course all of your favourites are available locally. A choice of tonics is also very important.

There may be one thing that you can only find at Finca Arboleda and that is our wonderful organic lemons. 

So book your flight. Book a stay at Finca Arboleda. Pick up some Gin,Tonic and ice in the supermarket and help yourself to a perfect lemon.

What are you waiting for?

Of course some people just enjoy fresh lemon squeezed into water in the morning, each to their own!

Finca Arboleda Lemons
Finca Arboleda Lemons

Last Minute Availability

Last Minute Availability

Due to a couple of cancellations the Orange Grove has availability during the next 6 weeks or so.

May to June is one of the best times to holiday in this region before the really high temperatures kick in in July and August.

The Orange Grove sleeps 2 people comfortably and is very well equipped with UK tv, wifi, bbq and beautiful views of the garden and fantastic salt swimming pool, very healthy with no nasty chemicals and only as salty as a tear.

Visit www.fincaarboleda.com for more details, send us a mail or a WhatsApp and we will get back to you immediately, if not sooner.

Lavuelta 2018

Spain’s version of the Tour de France is approaching.

Today’s leg is from Granada to Roquetas de Mar and can be seen on Eurosport.

Tomorrow, thursday, it starts from Huercal Overa and the warm up is from around 12.30 with the off at 13.58.

It’s a fairly flat leg up the coast to Mar Menor. Tomorrow they start from Puerto Lumbreras to Pozo Alcón and should make

for spectacular viewing as they climb up to Los Vélez.

We’re off to Huercal tomorrow for the start.

https://www.lavuelta.es/en/stage-6

La Vuelta 2018