Your Neighbourhood is a series of local area guides from VIP Almeria. We’re bringing you the best of local villages combined with the latest property data. Sorbas postcode: 04270 and Tabernas postcode: 04200.
Why Sorbas? Sorbas is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, is also known as Cuenca la Chica. It is an extremely impressive village. It is located on a small plateau over the Río Aguas, and its white houses are almost suspended over the ravine.
Where to Move: In Sorbas there is an option in living in the center of the town where it's more rural and the option of further away in the likes of the campo or on the edge of the town where the gas station, school, bars and a supermarket are.
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 inexpensive as are childcare, groceries transportation and sport and leisure club membership/activities.
Sorbas is a municipality of Almeria province. It has a population of approx 2.389 people
Take me there!
What’s the story with house prices?
-Apartments: 3 bedroom from 40.000 - 50.000 Euros.
-Detached houses: from 3 bedroom 100.000 - 350.000 Euros.
-Country Houses: 3 bedroom from 50.000 - 250.000 Euros.
-Duplex: 3 bedroom from 135.000 - 350.000 Euros.
-Banks: caixabanks, cajamar, unicaja.
-Shops: Muebles Pepín (furniture store), tobacconist, Mega Clean (cleaning product store), Tien 21 Sorbas (application store), Enara (advertising agency), various pottery stores and Lenceria Bebe Beyca (store).
-Pharmacies: Farmacia Sorbas.
-Foodwhise: two bakeries (Panadería Noelia and Panadería Mañas).
-Others: auto repair garage (Taller de Dorado en Pan de Oro), car rental, Infotec, taxi station, Pabelló, medical center and gas station.
Where should I get lunch?
Where should I get a light bite to eat? .
Pub Candela, Gastrobar Distrito, Cafeteria Caymar, Bar San Javier, El Chacho, Bar La Piscina and El Fogón.
Where should I try for lunch or dinner?
UnSitio Gastrobar, El Fogón, Cafetería Caymar, San Javier, El Rincón, Restaurante Sol de Andalucia, Venta Alegre, Bar La Piscina and El Suave.
So what’s the big draw?
Race track, caves and olive factory.
What do people love about it?
There is much to do and see.
And... what do people NOT love about it?
There isn't as much for younger people that are not independent & not enough buses to travel to other towns.
And what’s my new local?
Sorbas is known for its Olive Factory and caves. There is much to do when you have a day off from school or off work like going to explore the caves with guides, pottery, museums, “Fiestas” are a huge thing for the locals, you can visit Mini Hollywood to see the animals, see races at the Race Track, having a picnic or barbeque in the “merendero” or even go to the National park for a walk or hike or even enjoy the beauty from the lights hitting off the mountains when it's dark.
Schools and supermarkets?
-Schools: one infant school (Escuela Infantil Sorbas), two primary schools (Colegio Público Rural Lusor and Colegio Público Padre Gonzales Ros) and a secondary school (IES Río Aguas).
-Supermarkets: there are three supermarkets and one grocery store:Día, Anaís Coviran, Moreno Mañas, SuperSorbas and La Tienda De Angeles.
OK, I’m sold. Give me one piece of local trivia to impress a local
Among the web of steep, narrow streets in Arabic style, there are various viewpoints - Porche, Castillo, Calvario and Torreta - from which one can look at and contemplate the ‘hanging’ houses and the beautiful environment that surrounds them.