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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:41pm
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andycol

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hi all ..we currently live in tenerife and are moving to mainland spain ..we like almeria and have recently discovered villaricos..can anyone tell me what the crime rate and safety is like her ..also i have seen a few villas for sale on the Los Conteros urbanisation in villaricos ..there are 4 villas for sale which seem to be at low prices which makes me wonder if ther is anything wrong with the village or the urbanisation or maybe there is building and construction planned near..it seems strange that people want to leave this beautiful area ??? can anyone enlighten me ..is villaricos also next to the radiation crisis in 1966 and does this have an impact..any other info about the area would be appreciated..eg groups activities ..is the area most spanish is there expat community.is it a family area quiet .and accessability to shops towns ect.. thanks so much andy and sue collier

Kdskitchens

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:06pm

Kdskitchens

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:06pm

We own at Palomares right in the epicenter , the nuclear fallout is something to behold , trees are red the landscape is baron , there are many people with 3 eyes and 4 legs . 

But enough about that , it’s a lovely place , the beaches are the best in the area absolutely huge and mostly deserted , we have only been to markets in villaricos which is mostly only on sundays , very nice little place indeed . Anywhere round this area you can’t go much wrong . 

I’m pretty sure it’s very quiet out of season but not certain , although Palomares has live entertainment in the square it seems most weeks , there’s banks pharmacies there too and not far from consum supermarkets or of course mercadona , lidl etc .  good luck . 

Kdskitchens

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:20am

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:20am

Oh and one more thing , just to make u aware of the yearly music festival , I will quote figures of the amount of people but these figures I have researched and hopefully are pretty accurate .


the festival normally starts around the first fri of August and continues for 5 days , it’s pretty cheap if u fancy it , mainly young , but we’ve been and we’re mid 50s , loved it ,

It’s attended by 120k people and is very well orchestrated , although the music doesn’t stop , I’m not certain if they shut it down early morning I can’t remember , but it’s an incredible sight with huge fairground big shell and cheap beer believe it or not . 

Sharon65

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:47am

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:47am

Hi 

We live in Vera Playa which is just down the road by car from Villa Rico's. So we have gone there quite often. It's a beautiful village but I think the reason a lot if people don't buy there is lack of transport and facilities. Except for the Sunday market, a bakery and 2 bars there is nothing there in the winter. So no shops, no buses, no amenities. If you want it that quiet, then go for it. But we lived in a beautiful village in the mountains for 13 years in Cordoba, and although we loved the Spanish people and the setting, it was too quiet. Also you have to think down the road when you either won't want to drive it won't be able to. 

Hope this helps. 

Biggles172

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:15am

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Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:15am

Sharon65 wrote on Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:47am:

Hi 

We live in Vera Playa which is just down the road by car from Villa Rico's. So we have gone there quite often. It's a beautiful village but I think the reason a lot if people don't buy there is lack of transport and facilities. Except for the Sunday market, a bakery and 2 bars there is nothing th...

...ere in the winter. So no shops, no buses, no amenities. If you want it that quiet, then go for it. But we lived in a beautiful village in the mountains for 13 years in Cordoba, and although we loved the Spanish people and the setting, it was too quiet. Also you have to think down the road when you either won't want to drive it won't be able to. 

Hope this helps. 

Villaricos is fine and I live in Palomares just down the road.As someone has already said transport a bit if a problem if you don't have a car.Very quiet place apart from Sunday morning when there's a big market there. Was considering buying one of the bars there but ultimately decided that it would be a little gold mine on a Sunday but not much trade the rest of the week( plus I fell out with the owner)... Nice quiet place with a nice little harbour too. There is no problems these days with the 1966 "incident".....

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