Almuñécar Spain is a beautiful place to live, even during the Coronavirus lockdown. Spain has had some of the most stringent lockdown rules around and we’ve been sticking to them for the past couple of months, knowing it will continue. Recently we’ve been granted permission to get out and exercise once a day with rules too. I thought I’d take some photos of my recent walks and show you a bit of what I see 1 km from home.
We had a full 7 weeks of mandatory quarantine at home. We were allowed out to only go buy essentials from our nearest supermarket, pharmacy, or for medical reasons. We’ve had to travel in the car solo, until just a few days ago. The rules are being slightly relaxed and Spain has a phased plan to ease us out of the lockdown time. We’ve been keeping all of the information with the rules, fines, and the like on our Almuñécar Info website.
They let us out!
Our most recent privilege has been allowing us to leave our homes for 1 hour a day to get some exercise. Each day we have assigned time slots we are allowed to be out, based on age. During this time, we must keep moving and not stop to socialize. We are to keep a distance of 6 feet from others and we may walk with 1 person from our same household. I wrote about the feeling of freedom and overwhelming emotions on my first day out.
When out for a walk, we are supposed to stay within 1 km from home. That really isn’t too bad, as we have mapped out several routes along the beach and up the hills. We can walk several kilometers in the hour we are allowed out. Lars and I have been going out for a walk several times a week. Shhh don’t tell, but sometimes I go out on my own in the morning and then again with Lars at night.
If we are on bikes, scooters, skateboards, or running, all rules remain the same, but there isn’t a 1 km distance limit. If you are doing any of these sports, you have access to the full municipality, so Alan and Lars have taken advantage of a few bike rides too.
1 km Photo Walk of Almuñécar
As I mentioned Almuñécar is a beautiful place to live and it is also a great place for us to be in lockdown. We have an amazing sea view from our home and it feels like we are outside, when we are really working away inside. I feel bad for those in town without views or only views of the building next door. I am sure that must be a difficult situation.
Now I will share a few photos of what I see in my 1 km from home walks.
Walking along the paseo
Views from above
The gorgeous Mediterranean Sea
Spain Phases to ease out of lockdown
See what phase your province is in and what activities are allowed. Read more here. Although no specific dates have been set for each phase, below is an approximate calendar. At best, the four phases of the transition to the new normal plan will run until the end of June. A minimum period of two weeks will pass between each phase, which will be extended if the markers indicate so.
So what do you think? Not a bad walking area at all. Looking forward to moving to Phase I on May 18th. It was just announced!