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More information about Zurgena in Almeria

Zurgena, a typical Spanish village 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.

Zurgena has a town hall, a post office, supermarket, several bars, a butcher's shop and a hardware store. There is a school for children up to 12 years old and the secondary school is in Alfoquia, just 1 km from Zurgena. Zurgena also has a medical center and a pharmacy where English is also spoken.

The nearest major hospital is in Huercal-Overa, about 13 km from Zurgena


Village square of Zurgena 15 km from Albox where Real Estate La Vida Feliz has its office
Village square of Zurgena

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 the temperatures are somewhat 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.


The old Zurgena train station
The old Zurgena train station

Gastronomy in Zurgena

Historical heritage determines a cuisine with special flavors. Zurgena gastronomy bases its dishes on the raw materials of its region. Typical dishes include migas, porridge, gurullos, stews and balls, as well as signature dishes. The common denominator is the use of local ingredients such as tomato, onion, garlic, pepper, potatoes, chickpeas, pork, rabbit, black pudding and of course olive oil.


Church of parroquial San Ramon Nonato in Zurgena
Church of parroquial San Ramon Nonato in Zurgena

Where can you go for a quick bite, lunch or dinner

A quick bite

In Zurgena you will find several tapas bars such as Bar Suizo, Tiger Bar, Bar La Glorieta, Bar Campillo, Bar La Palmeras II, Cafetería Maloan, Bar La Fragua,Bar Pablo, Bar del Pueblo en CaféTastic Arboleas.

In La Alfoquia you will find bars such as the Union Bar, Campsa, Corner Bar, Trinidad, Sangre Española,Bar La Tapa en Bar la Piscina.

Lunch and dinner

In La Alfoquia they have various food options such as Indian cuisine Bar Karma, Chiringuito El Recreo, The Heather´s Restaurant, Gondola Pizza, en Bar Cielos.


The town hall of Zurgena
The town hall of Zurgena

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