A quieter Costa
On the calm Costa de Almeria, you can look forward to relaxed seaside towns where life revolves around sun, sand and seafood. Roquetas de Mar is known for its go-slow charm, string of golden sands and nearby nature parks. Meanwhile, Mojacar’s Blue Flag strips and whitewashed cobbles mean you can unwind or explore.
Mountains, deserts, reefs – nature’s big news here. In fact, you’ll find Europe’s only desert, Tabernas. Budding cowboys can channel Clint Eastwood at Oasys Mini Hollywood, or go treasure hunting at Rodalquilar’s old gold mine. For wildlife, don’t miss the birds and coral reefs that call Cabo de Gata their home.
Boasting Spain’s second-largest Arab fortress and oozing a Moorish-flavoured feel, the gold-stone city of Almeria is a historic slice of Spain well worth seeing. Think castle walls, guitar-strumming Flamenco shows and souk-like markets. Visit the Alcazaba to get the best views of it all from high above.