Almeria is a province in the south of Spain.
In the North of the Costa Almeria is located the Costa Calida. South , the Costa del Sol.
It is a popular place for a beautiful holiday. Even in the spring and in the autumn you can live outside. Most days are clear and sunny. And nearly no rainfall.
The popular places are : the city of Almeria itself, Roquetas del Mar, Aqua Dulce, Vera, Mojacar, Aquillas.
Important, the Costa Almeria is the hottest place of Spain. But also the driest region of Spain. Even with several desserts. For example Dessert of Tabernas , very popular by movie makers.
Furthermore in this region is situated the Sierra Nevada. With the highest peak from Spain. More specific the “Mulhacen” at 3 478 meters.
So, in this province you can go to the very best ski resorts in the morning and go to desert in the afternoon.
What to see in the region
Running along the Sierra Nevada are the valleys with the famous white villages.
The valleys are known as the” Las Alpujarras”. Las Alpujararras are well worth a visit. It is the place to be for very spectacular panoramas and great walking routes.
Granada is a nearby historical city.
With around 320 days of sun a year, Almeria is sure Spain’s sunniest place to be.
The winters are very smooth, the temperature begins to rise around April. So Almeria is popular for an eastern vacation with an average temperature of 20 degrees.
In the summer season the temperature is regular above the 30 degrees.
Luckily, the Mediterranean Sea breezes is nice and cool.
Most important is the Sierra del Cabo de Gata.
We love this place, it is a protected area. It is a volcanic Sierra or mountain. Full of sharp cliffs and narrow roads.
We love the many hidden coves for snorkeling. We think it is one of the beautiful places of Spain. The waters are clear and the beaches sandy.
Desert of Tabernas
The Tabernas desert is the setting for many famous western films. The most of the Spagetti Western films with Clint Eastwood were shot at the desert. To sum up : The good the bad and the ugly, A fistful of Dollars…..
Spain was cheaper than the Usa.
So in the desert of Tabernas you can find a theme park called ” Mini Hollywood.
At this theme park you can see the original decor . Furthermore , you and the children can enjoy the gunfight and the western Shows.
And, Tabernas is also very popular for his excellent olive oil.
Is a nice city with an old history. The fortress of the Moors , the “Alcazaba” is very impressing.
The city is also the capital of the province.
For most tourist the city is the gateway to the other destinations. Due to the location of the international airport.
We like the Alcazaba, because it is a large Islamic fort. Very beautiful restored with splendid views.
The city also has it own harbor to Africa.
The beach is nice and sandy.
There are many nice shops in the city.
Nearby in Roquetas del Mar is the well known shopping center ” Gran Plaza“.
For instance, there are excellent golf courses in this region. As often in Spain, the golf courses are built with luxury hotels and villa’s nearby. For example, the golf lovers, you can step out of your hotel into the golf resort.
In the past, nine golf courses gave opened in the region. Indeed, it is an ideal location for a golf and spa break.
Best is that the golf courses are cheaper than the more traditional golfing destinations of the Costa del Sol.
Some say, that climate is the best for all year round golf.
The best known is the ” Desert Springs” golf course with hotel and Spa.
And the ” Valle de l’Este” golf resort.
House in the sun?
the good thing, the property prices are lower than the Costa del Sol.
So, the Costa Almeria is growing as second home in the sun. The many urbanization’s are fast growing.
For instance, popular places: Roquetas de Mar, Vera, Mojacar , Aguillas, Auqua Dulce…
Many low-cost airlines go to Almeria International Airport.
The best, the airport is a 10 km from the city .
So, the nearest beach resort is Aqua Dulce and Roquetas del Mar.
To end , there is much to explore at the Costa Almeria.
Tips for trips
First, Almeria city and the Moorish influence. Read about Almeria on our page.
The Granada and his superb Alhambra and the valleys of Alpurajas. See our page Granada.
Further Vera a little renaissance town. Read or page about Vera.
Then, Mojacar the white village at the coast . See our page on Mojacar .
So, Almeria region is the sunniest region of Spain. The region with a Moorish history , but also with beautiful beaches.
To end, Almeria is the place to be for a excellent holiday.