Information about Arboleas, Almeria
The agricultural village of Arboleas lies in the Almanzora Valley on the banks of the Almanzora River which is now dry Rambla. The village is probably best known for growing fruit trees, olive and almond trees as well as crops such as barley and wheat.
The history of Arboleas can be traced as far back to the prehistoric period, and the preceding periods that followed (the Romans, Christians and Moors) although it is believed that the current village originates from medieval times.
There are many buildings of interest in and around the village such as the Church Of Santiago that dates back to the late 1800's and the Torre de Arboleas (the Arboleas Tower) which is believed to be a 15th century watchtower but now the village clock.
The population of Arboleas (approx. 4500 of which around 60% are Spanish) celebrate the annual festivals of Santa Ana, San Roque, Virgen del Pilar and the Patron Saint celebrations between July and October. The village get together and make a huge paella for everyone attending the Fiesta to share.
Arboleas has a good variety of shops, bars and restaurants with a weekly market on Tuesdays where you can purchase many of the village’s home grown products and much more. The village has its own purpose built Medical Centre and a Dentist. It is approximately a 10km 15 minute drive to the main town of Albox or a 22km 25 minute drive to Huercal Overa. If you fancy a day out at the seaside then the bustling coastal town of Mojacar Playa is around an hour's drive away.
Easy access to the motorway means that getting to and from the major airports is relatively quick and straightforward. An hour to Almeria airport, an hour and a half to Murcia airport and 2 hours to Alicante.
- Robert, Huercal Overa Office.