El Pueblito de Alfaix, Almeria, Spain

  • 105 properties, from studios to villas, in Almeria
  • Designed by an award-winning local architect
  • Spanish “village” design
  • On-site facilities include restaurants, shop, bar and swimming pools galore
  • Gardens bursting with colour
  • Fabulous views over the Sierra Cabrera mountains
  • Plenty of fun – for grown-ups and children
  • A short hop from Spain’s most attractive beaches on Spain’s southern coast

El Pueblito de Alfaix is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about El Pueblito de Alfaix below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

Set amid rolling hills against a dramatic Cabrera mountain backdrop, El Pueblito de Alfaix was developed by an award-winning local architect to resemble an authentic Andalucian village. As a result, this delightful private resort retains a relaxed rural feel, with its Moorish-style whitewashed villas and apartments linked by attractive walkways lined with dry stone walls. Its beautifully landscaped grounds blend seamlessly into its undisturbed pastoral surroundings.

The towns and villages around El Pueblito have something for everyone - from those seeking a relaxing break by the sea, to more active holidaymakers interested in diving, swimming, tennis, sailing, cycling, fishing, riding, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking and more.

Of course you won’t want to spend your entire time in the resort, you’ll be eager to explore the rest of the Almeria coast. Its landscape is striking, but that’s not all it has to offer – from stunning sandy beaches to famous film sets and a fascinating history, Almeria has it all. It also boasts the highest number of daylight hours of any location in Europe, so you’ll have plenty of time each day to get out there and see as much as possible.

Be sure to visit Almeria City, where an impressive Arab fortress, known as Alcazaba, overlooks the buildings below.

El Pueblito de Alfaix, Almeria, Spain is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

Appreciate the Moorish architecture

There are several Moorish palaces in Almeria. The aforementioned Alcazaba is one of them, but the Alhambra, or red fortress, is the most notable. In fact, it’s considered to be the most important piece of Moorish architecture in all of Spain, so visiting it is a must. The Alhambra is impressive both inside and out; the last and arguably greatest example of Moorish art was created within the palace, which was once home to Andalusia’s Moorish rulers between the 13th and 15th centuries

Hit the beach and soak up the sun

The majority of Almeria’s 100kms of beautiful coastline are part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and are therefore unspoilt. When you combine these surprisingly quiet beaches with the glorious weather, you have the ideal holiday destination. Almeria has the driest and sunniest climate in Spain. Visit anytime between early spring and late autumn to enjoy perfect sunbathing conditions.

Visit the sets of your favourite films

Tabernas is the only true desert in Europe and the home of many film sets as a result. Classics such as Indiana Jones, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra were shot here, as were many spaghetti westerns. Some of the sets still remain, and can be visited for a fee.

See the famous troglodyte villages

You’ll need to travel inland to visit the troglodyte villages, where modern-day cave dwellers have carved homes within the soft rock. Called casas cuevas, these homes provide protection from the heat, so although you won’t be able to see inside them, the doors, windows and chimneys are all visible from the outside. It’s an amazing and unusual sight to behold.

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