Your Neighbourhood is a series of local area guides from VIP Almeria. We’re bringing you the best of the local villages combined with the latest property data. Cantoria postcode: 04850.
The Moorish town of Cantoria is situated in the Almeria province, approximately 11km south of Albox. Cantoria offers a wide range of amenities including town hall, post office, shops, banks, bars, restaurants, and a B&B. There are schools for children of all ages and a 24 hour medical centre. The nearest hospital is approximately 34km away. Sports facilities include a swimming pool, basketball court and a football pitch. The town also boasts a theatre, and has its own fireworks fiesta in the winter. The local market is held on Wednesday mornings.
Where to Move:
There are a number of options, inside the town, on the border of the town and in the campo as lifestyle choices.
The Cost: “Really anywhere in Spain so it is a lifestyle choice, a single could live comfortably on €1,200 — or less. A couple can live for around €2,000 a month. Eating out at restaurants is very inexpensive as are childcare, groceries transportation and sport and leisure club membership/activities.
Cantoria is a municipality of Almería province. It has a population of approx 3,228 people.
Take me there!
What’s the story with house prices?
-Apartments: 3 bedroom from 30.000 - 150.000 Euros.
-Detached houses: 3 bedroom from 40.000 - 350.000 Euros.
-Country house: 2-3 bedroom from 40.000 - 110.000 Euros.
There are three banks in Cantoria: Unicaja, Cajamar and Santander.
There are two pharmacies: Farmacia Josefa Pintor Reche and Farmacia Canatoria.One paint store: Juan Antonio Garcia Reche. One hairdressers and one Bakery. And for shopping: Multispain Hogar (home shop).
Where should I get lunch?
Where should I get a light bite to eat?
Cafe Bar Yedra, Cafe Bar Shandys, Pub Charleys, Triana, Bar Las Piscinas, Skylab Pub, Pastelería Cantoria and Cafeteria Y Dulceria D´Dulce.
Where should I try for lunch or dinner?
El Piano, Cafe Bar Yedra.
So what’s the big draw?
This small town is very charming for its layout, the hiking area, the history and the gastronomy.
What do people love about it?
The simple life you can have there but also enjoy the local “Fiestas” and concerts that they have throughout the year.
And... what do people NOT love about it?
There isn't as much for children events and other towns are much further away.
And what’s my new local?
The most popular bar/restaurant that every local goes to nearly regularly is Cafe Bar Yedra where people go to have dinner, go out for tapas with friends during the day.
For a night atmosphere El Piano is a great option for music, darts, pool, table football, etc. with friends.
Schools and supermarkets?
-Schools: one primary school (CEIP Cerro Castillo), a secondary school (IES Valle de Almanzora) and an adult school (El Cantar Del Río). All public schools are in the center of the town.
-Supermarkets: there are two Día supermarkets and another two smaller grocery stores under the names of Adams and Fas.
OK, I’m sold. Give me one piece of local trivia to impress a local
An important chapter of Cantoria's history was the Moorish uprising (1569-1571), according to historians, Cantoria was one of the key scenarios of the contest that faced two proper names: Jerónimo el Maleh and Don Juan de Austria, who chose Cantoria to install your campaign camp.
Finally, the current settlement was made between 1570 and 1573, although it was not until November 30, 1833, that Cantoria was constituted as an Almeria municipality when the province of Almería was created again by Don Francisco Javier de Burgos.