Some time ago I had an email exchange with one of our readers, John H, about the Mercadona delivery service.

I understand that they deliver to all areas of Almerimar, including the lakes area.

Here is what John had to say about the service:

"You register on line, all in English, with your Spanish address and phone number. I used the 0044 code but then it didn't record the last numbers so I suggest you just put the std number with no codes and put it elsewhere in comments maybe. It's a bit fiddly as you can have separate lists but if you do it all in one go it's easy. Once the list is done, press complete. This takes you to a delivery menu. Choose your time (2hr slots) then go to pay. Select cash and the order is confirmed and an email is sent to you. Make sure you tick agree conditions box. Food was delivered to the door in an electric barrow on time and decent dates.

 7euro delivery charge,worth every penny."