Albox owes its foundation and settlement to the Arabs (its name means ‘tower’ in Arabic) with a history widely linked to the medieval splendour of the Kingdom of Granada from the 13th century. This traditional, white-washed Spanish town of Albox is a very pleasant 45 minute drive inland from the coast with stunning countryside views of olive groves, orchards and exceptional hill and valley views. Situated in the heart of the Almanzora Valley, about 420m above sea level and around 130km from the provincial capital of Almeria.
The town has many facilities and services from shops, banks, post office, restaurants, bars, schools and a 24 hour medical centre. The nearest major hospital is in Huercal Overa, approximately 21km away.
There is also a municipal swimming pool, very typical of inland Spanish towns that don´t have access to beaches. You will find most locals visiting the pool during the weekends and summer holidays. It opens throughout July and August. There is also a sports centre and tennis club, which also has its own swimming pool.
The is also a large market every Tuesday, selling all the local produce, clothing and more.