Costa Almeria travel offers natural spaces and lots of uspoilt beaches
The Costa Almeria is located on the south east of the Iberian peninsular on the Mediterranean sea and is a land of many contrasts with over 322 km of Coastline, rugged and desolate in parts, it also jealously guards some of the finest beaches and cleanest waters you will find along the whole of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline.
The Costa Almeria may not be the choice of mass tourism as the land is quite desolate, however it wins when it comes to idyllic coastlines, quiet pristine beaches, and picturesque fishing ports.
Busy tourist towns on the Almeria coastline include Roquetas del Mar, El Ejido and the city of Almeria. However it is the more tranquil coastal towns such as the picturesque mountain village of Mojacar, Vera, Garrucha, Bedar and Turre that have become firm favourites with the international traveller looking for a more laid back getaway.
Top Costa Almeria Cities, Towns & Resorts
- Roquetas de Mar
- San Juan de los Terreros
- Vera Playa.
To the east of the capital Almeria lies the Cabo de Gata Natural park which encumbers a dessert like landscape with a long rugged coastline. The park is sparsely populated with a few small fishing villages and has become a magnet for nature lovers which enjoy unspoilt coves and beaches , some of which can only be reached by foot. The actual town itself of Cabo de Gata is a quiet unimpressive so you have to head north along the coast road to enter the main natural park where you will find small coastal hamlets including San Jose, Los Escullos and La Isleta. From there on you can explore the coast and enjoy one of the many hidden coves with sandy beaches and warm clear waters.
Mojacar is envied for its unrivaled position and natural beauty and is one of the most popular tourist places to visit on the Costa Almeria with the stunning white washed, village set high in the Sierra Cabrera mountains. Due to its sheer unique beauty Mojacar is a visitor magnet drawing in all kinds of travellers from artists, painters, poets and photographers. This ancient town has an Arabic appearance which was a fortress settlement for the Moors. Mojacar old town centre is a myriad of narrow streets with hidden corners, picturesque local bars and small local tourist shops. Walt Disney was said to have been sired here before immigrating with his parents to the United States of America.
The town of Vera is located slightly to the north of Mojacar and Garrucha and due to it's long tranquil sandy beaches the area has become home to a number of naturist areas. Naturism in Almeria has grown considerably in popularity over the last 10 years with new modern complexes being built exclusively to accommodate naturist lovers.
Located within the Natural Park is the small fishing village of San Jose and although it has become more popular with holiday makers the village has retained its charm with only low rise buildings, small population and stunning beaches. There are several shops and a few family run bars and restaurants . Top activities along this part of the coast include bike rides, horse riding, 4 x 4 tours and windsurfing. The two most popular beaches in the area include the Playa de los Genoveses and the unique Playa Monsul which has large lumps of volcanic rock scattered and fine grey sand.
The coastal town of Roquetas del Mar is the main tourist destination on the Costa Almeria, an important fishing village located just 5 minutes drive south from the capital Almeria.
The smaller town of Aguadulce ( Sweet water ), found just a 15 minute drive from Roquestas del Mar, became popular back in the 60s and has now been classified as a Centre of National Touristic Interest.
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Recommended hotels and places to stay in Cordoba
For luxury accommodation with golfing options try the impressive Hotel Envia Almeria Wellness & Golf located in the small town of Vicar just a short drive away from the busy resorts of Roquetas del Mar and Aguadulce. This first class hotel has 127 rooms and includes an 18 hole golf course, valet parking, free wifi, honeymoon suites and a superb breakfast buffet. You can also enjoy dining after your round of golf or busy day at the beach at the St Andrews in-house restaurant. Reviewer Rating: 8.2
The 3 star Hotel Tio Kio is a popular place to stay right by the beach in the small coastal town of of Agua Amarga. Modern clean rooms, most with stunning views over the beach and hillside cove. Guests here enjoy free wifi, Jacuzzi, nice outdoor pool and laundry service. The hotel is a perfect option for visitors looking to immerse themselves in nature, with Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park just a few steps away. Reviewer Rating: 9.1
The Hostal El Olivar is located in Mojacar is an excellent choice when it comes to budget accommodation. This highly rated hostel offers 8 modern clean rooms and the essentials for a comfy stay. Great location in the heart of Mojacar close to numerous eateries and bars. Reviewer Rating: 10.0