One of the best towns in Spain is Actividades Economicas de Zacatecas. The name of the town itself speaks for itself: it is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The economy of the town is centered on the agricultural sectors, with wine and olive groves being mainstays of the economy. It has also been a center for the production of olive oil, mainly due to the proximity to the coastal area and also because of the excellent climatic conditions that are suitable for growing grapes. The town has seen an economic boom and prosperity since the past couple of decades. Here you can find information about the town and some of its most popular activities.
As the information reveals, the town of Actividades was founded by two historic personalities, Father Juan de San Bartolome and Brother Jose Maria as a place where they could live peacefully together. They had brought with them from Mexico some African slaves who were good workers and had them build the church and town hall on the mountainside. These African workers were paid a very low wage, but they had a strong character and managed to build the town's economy. The same history is repeated in the town of San Bartolome today, where there are also settlements made by the former slaves of San Bartolome.
Another interesting fact about the town of Actividades is that it has its own airport, which offers flights from Bilbao, Fuengirola and Ovallon. The airport is the only one of its kind in the whole area, and there are regular scheduled flights to Barcelona, Girona and Albarras as well. The railway station of the town also connects it to other parts of the region, as well as Mallorca, Granada and Cordoba. You can also find buses travelling to Malaga, Valladolid and Almeria. The railway station and bus routes are well connected with the rest of the Spain region.
The town is also known for the sea turtle conservation project, which aims to protect these amazing sea creatures. More than 100 turtles are being saved each year and you can find the Save the Sea Turtles project in partnership with the Spanish government. You can also explore the world's largest underground tunnel, which links the town to the rest of the country. You can walk or cycle along part of this tunnel and enjoy the beautiful sights.
There are a couple of Spanish villas available for rent in the town. The most popular is probably the San Bartolome villas, which number 60 houses and are located on the seafront. The villas have air conditioning and are kept very clean. They have central heating and air-conditioning as well as a swimming pool. . . . . . . Other villas in the area have central heating and double beds.
For those who prefer to stay in town there are plenty of self-catering apartments, which provide all the facilities that you would need. You can find them right next to the railway station and also in the San Bartolome area. The apartments are well equipped with tiling, central heating and air-conditioning and also cable TV. One of the most popular self-catering apartments in the area is the Blue Hotel which has two restaurants, a bar and a swimming pool.
For some activity lovers the Garito Club, which is very popular with football fans, has ten pitches and one tennis court. You can play either American football or tennis. If you prefer horse riding, then you can visit the Pamirao de San Bartolomeo. This area also has a good selection of nightclubs and bars and also good local cuisine.
Actividades Economas de Zacatecas is a good place for holiday makers and families. There are many different things to do in this lovely place. Many tourists come here to experience the local life and explore the historical sites. This region also attracts many visitors who come to witness the annual fiestas held here. The fiestas are not only a time of celebration but also an opportunity to enjoy some incredible scenery.