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Zurgena, home of my Bed and Breakfast in Spain

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Zurgena, a typical Spanish municipality in Almeria

Zurgena is a small Spanish municipality in the province of Almería. Zurgena is located in the Almanzora Valley close to the towns of Albox, Huércal-Overa and Los Carasoles and it is a good half hour drive from the tourist resorts such as Mojacar Playa, Vera Playa and Garrucha and about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Almeria city .

Being also very close to the A7/E15 motorway, this provides easy and safe access to Murcia, Almeria and Alicante airports.

The location of my B&B in Almeria makes it the ideal base for the many activities that can be found in the area and for a stay between the many appointments during your business trip.


The climate in Zurgena

Zurgena has a temperate climate all year round, as does the whole of the Costa Almeria. The temperature here rarely drops below 18C during the day. During the winter months the nights and mornings are a little chillier but during the day there are generally blue skies and pleasant temperatures most of the time during the day so a jacket is not necessary. During the summer months, daytime temperatures can rise above 30° from May to August. From September, temperatures are milder and fluctuate around 20° to 25° during the day.

There is no shortage of beautiful blue skies in Zurgena. After all, the sun shines here on average 300 out of 365 days.


Sights in Zurgena

  • Antigua Estación de Ferrocarril de Zurgena

  • Iglesia Parroquial San Ramón Nonato

  • Torre del Reloj

  • Ermita del Calvario

  • Parque Los Llanos del Peral, this is within walking distance of my B&B where you stay with Belgians in Almeria. It is a unique and charming place, in the middle of nature. It has well-maintained facilities that provide a relaxing place to enjoy the semi-desert environment of this part of the Almanzora Valley. Located north of Zurgena, on Camino a Taberno.

  • El Olivo de las Lomas


Walking route in Zurgena

The Almanzora railway trail is 12 km long and runs along what used to be the Guadix-Almedricos railway line, between El Chardero de los Canos, where the train collected minerals from Cable de Cabarga San Miguel, and over the metal bridge over the Ramil ravine. This route can be completed on foot or by bicycle and is also accessible for wheelchairs. This walking route also passes in Zurgena where B&B Casa La Vida Feliz is located


Festivals in Zurgena

The Procession of the Three Kings is celebrated on the evening of January 5.


Día de Andalucía

Día de Andalucía is celebrated on February 28.


Processions de Semana Santa, dates may vary. This is one of the most important festivals in the province of Almería, with four cofradías and one prehermandad. The procession on Martes Santo shows the image of Jesus of Nazareth washing the feet of the disciples, while on the evening of Holy Thursday, you can see Cristo en la cruz and Nuestra Señora de los Dolores under a black canopy. On Good Friday, the processions include Jesus carrying the cross, John, the Virgen de los Primeros Dolores and the crucified Christ; that evening you see the figures of Agony in the Garden, Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza and Nuestra Señora de los Dolores with her dead son on her lap. The Prehermandadon procession on Easter Saturday features the Stations of the Cross representing the arrest of Jesus in the Huerto de Getsemaní.


Fiesta de Nuestra Señora María Auxiliadora

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora María Auxiliadora is celebrated on the last Sunday of May.


Fiesta de San Juan

Fiesta de San Juan is celebrated on June 24.


Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen

Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen are celebrated from July 13 to 16.


Fiestas de San Ramón Nonato

Fiestas de San Ramón Nonato is celebrated in the last week of August.


Karnaval

It is celebrated in the month of February (variable date)


Virgen de la Salud

It is celebrated during the fourth weekend of February. This is also within walking distance of B&B Casa La Vida Feliz


Gastronomy in Zurgena

The varied gastronomy in Zurgena offers delicious cold cuts, but also dishes such as sopa de calabaza y garbanzos (pumpkin and chickpea soup), potaje de trigo (wheat stew), potaje de tortas de bacalao (cod stew), caldo de pescado (fish soup), gurullos de conejo (pasta stew with raabit), perdiz en guiso (stewed partridge) and choto al ajillo (goat). Desserts include alfajores de almendras (almond pastries), empanadillas rellenas (filled pastries) and cuajao de almendras (almond cake).


Diner at B&B Casa La Vida Feliz

Besides the fact that we are not very far from Albox, you can also enjoy a delicious dinner in my B&B every evening.


At B&B Casa La Vida Feliz I offer a complete meal every evening consisting of an aperitif, starter, main dish, dessert and a digestif. You can choose from wine, water or soft drinks with these dishes. Every evening we have a theme evening. We sometimes have a Chinese meal, Italian, Indian, Spanish or regular Belgian cuisine.


Of course, after enjoying these delicious meals, you can still enjoy them in our lounge or outside on the terrace with a nice wine in the lovely sunshine.

You can always enjoy yourself at B&B Casa La Vida Feliz, where you can stay with Belgians in Almeria.


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