What’s wrong with La Rabita?

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  • #57444
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    Having spent the last few months trawling the Internet for properties in Almeria I am now expanding my search to Granada and the Costa Tropical. I have come across quite a few nice looking properties in La Rabita, but they seem suspiciously cheap. Does anyone have any idea why this should be? Is there something wrong with the area? Any information would be welcome.

    As it happens I’m coming over to Almeria next month to look at a load of properties, but the main thrust of my trip is to narrow down where I like and where I don’t. Last time I was over in Spain I was just interested in having a nice holiday, rather than eying up property. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • #82855
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    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Rabita, fine if you want to live amongst illiterates !! try the lovely Roquetas or Aguadulce – fancy promenades, ports and excellent infrastructure. Mojacar is lovely although more foreigners; Vera is good if you want to live near a huge nudist beach – mainly old fat bodies ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cabo de Gata national park is fantastic but no bank repos and rather posh – boho chic from north of Spain and Catalunya; also every second house owned by italians and French !!

  • #82858
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    I remember reading something recently about La Rabita, because the funny name stuck in my mind. I can’t remember what it was, but I suspect it wasn’t very flattering.

    Might be cheap because it’s in the back of beyond surrounded by plastic green-houses. At a time like this a place like that had better be very cheap.

  • #82836
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    @ UBEDA I don’t mind living among illiterates as I’m pretty anti social anyway. That’s one reason why I would never live in one of thoses apartment blocks. Too many people; too much noise.

    @ Mark I did wonder about those greenhouse things. I guess that I would just have to look and see.

    Thanks for the replies.

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  • #82832
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    Daryl, take no notice of Paul aka Ubeda’s banal comment about illiterates, after all he doesn’t even like living amongst the Spanish even though he lives and works in Spain, can’t work that one out ๐Ÿ˜‰ He is as Spanish as a pint of Guinness or fish and chips despite the name ๐Ÿ˜†

  • #82833
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    illiterates, are some of the kindest, honest, simple people I have met on this planet they may not have the social skills & the artificial mannerism of the literates that we encounter on a daily basis.

    They are rough diamond that does not glitter and I am happy to share a beer or two with them & try and see the simple life through their prism.

  • #82819
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    Absolutely true…but would you want to isolate yourself amongst them and have no communication with the rest of the population. Would wear a bit thin don’t you think ๐Ÿ™

  • #82821
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    @angie wrote:

    Daryl, take no notice of Paul aka Ubeda’s banal comment about illiterates, after all he doesn’t even like living amongst the Spanish even though he lives and works in Spain, can’t work that one out ๐Ÿ˜‰ He is as Spanish as a pint of Guinness or fish and chips despite the name ๐Ÿ˜†

    Well, I certainly won’ be eating fish and chips when I’m in Spain. I mean, I don’t even eat it when I’m in the UK.

    TBH, I’m looking for something that is quiet and away from people, so that I can work I peace. Considering that as yet I don’t speak or write Spanish, I am also one of the illiterates, so I should get on well with the locals. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • #194360
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    I think the people who have written this drab ill educated response to your enquiry are so far detached from real life and real people.. let me explain further. ย I myself come from a working background and can see that these are working people also.. they’re not snobs watching boats bob up and down in harbours sparring with one another about how much money they’ve got and how much they saved going to some cheap market 40 miles away to save 5 euros… They are a wee bit thick and dillusional I think.. la rabita has recently had a refurbished promenade and the place looks wonderful. If you enjoy mixing with real people engaging in conversation about everyday life such as work , weather and children then you are in the right place.. The tapas is 1st class and they also have a market day and fiestas to enjoy.. Albunol is a stones throw away and has a fantastic fiesta for St Patrick I’ve ever been too.. To summarise, take no notice of these illiterate responses and take a trip down the motorway to explore traditional and real spain with real working class people. ย Good luck…

  • #194439
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    About 12 years ago I was involved in a project in La Rabita and at that time it had ย several gitano settlements. I was told that it was known as ย ‘un mal lugar’ – so perhaps reputations stick.

  • #194736
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    You should have a look at Almerimar, which is pretty close to La Rabita. No package holiday makers as the two hotels in the resort are 4 and 5 star and cater for independent travellers. Nice port and 3km promenade. Very quite and relaxing outside of July and August.

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