Costa Almería

Cabo de Gata coastline © Michelle Chaplow
Cabo de Gata coastline

Costa Almería

This Costa is made up of the coastline of Almería province. The coastline is home to thousands of plastic greenhouses however there are also beautiful wildlife reserves lining the coast and of course, kilometers of beaches to attract sun seekers.

See and Do

The hilltop Alcazaba's hefty walls and towers dominate the city and command magnificent views over the old town below and across to the Mediterranean. Measuring 25,000m2, this was the largest… More →

Almeria has an abundance of restaurants, tapas bars and cafés offering delicious food and snacks at reasonable prices. Like many places in Andalucia, a lot of tapas bars in Almería serve a small… More →

Exhibitions and workshops are organised on a regular basis at the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía (CAF). Opened in 1992, it focuses on all aspects of photography at a local and international level… More →

The Club de Mar de Almería is a nautical club located in Almería, Andalusia. It is one of the most important clubs in Spain, along with the rest of the members of the Spanish Association of… More →

Almeria province has many natural parks such as Cabo de Gata-Níjar, Sierra María-Los Vélez, Desierto de Tabernas, and more.

The golf courses in Almeria are Aguilón Golf, Alborán, Golf Almerimar, Cortijo Grande Golf Resort, Desert Springs Golf Club, Country Club La Envía Golf, Marina Golf Mojácar, Playa Macenas Golf… More →

Large park with kamikaze, body ski, twisting slides, adventure river and black hole, as well as wave pool and lake, plus children's area with pool and slides, and also mini-golf.

Mario Park is situated in Roquetas del Mar, near Salinas beach, on the southern coast of Almeria province. The aquatic park consists of seven rides (Turbuelnce, Kamikaces, Multipista, Black Hole,… More →

Perhaps the most diverse of all the Costas. Everything from popular resorts to rocky coves which include some of the least visited beaches in Southern Spain.

Almería as one of the eight provincial capitals of Andalucia houses various museums. True historians will appreciate the Almeria Museum which contains numerous objects discovered by the well-known… More →

This fortified behemoth of a basilica was designed in the 16th century with a dual role: as a place of worship, but also to protect the citizens when pirates attacked the city of Almeria after the… More →


Still harbouring largely undiscovered coastline, the Costa Almeria offers a staggering 320 days of sun a year and some superb beaches and hotels to enjoy it. Lively resorts in the eastern part… More →

Hostals and hostels are a fantastic way to travel Andalucia on a budget. Despite their affordable prices, this doesn't mean to say that you have to compromise on quality, with many well known for… More →

Holiday Rentals in Costa de Almería: Almerimar, Roquetas del Mar, San José, Carboneras, Sorbas and Mojácar.


The city of Almería is Andalucia's most eastern capital. Years ago, it was not as well known by tourists as other capitals like Malaga, Sevillle, or Granada. However, that has changed drastically… More →

Las Negras takes its name from the mountain to the the left of the village, El Cerro Negro (“The Black Mountain”). This is a large mass of dark volcanic material, which has spread over the sea and… More →

San Miguel de Cabo de Gata is the full name of a small fishing village located 10km to the north of the important Cape (Cabo de Gata) on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Although there are only a… More →

Retamar is one of the coastal suburban towns of the city of Almería. With easy access to the airport and ample holiday apartments, it provides visitors from Spain and further afield with an ideal… More →

Agua Amarga is a pretty fishing village and beach resort on the Almeria coast, in Cabo de Gata-Nijar natural park, with a population of just 400. Still undiscovered by large-scale tourism, this is… More →

Rodalquilar is a small village of about 200 inhabitants just off the Cabo de Gata coast road, AL-4200 between San José and Las Negras. It is a few kilometres inland, and it is not historic hill… More →

If Bond movies, quirky bars, fossils and remote Mediterranean beaches appeal to you, take a trip to Los Escullos. Los Escullos is a small cluster of houses overlooking the jagged Almeria coastline… More →

La Isleta del Moro is a quaint fishing hamlet known for its picturesque setting, and well worth the 500m detour from the AL-4200 San Jose to Las Negras coast road.Population is about 200. The name… More →

Almerimar is a purpose-built modern resort town situated 40km west of Almeria city. It serves as a spectacular family holiday resort, boasting 13km of beautiful, sandy beaches with crystal blue… More →

Belonging to the municipality of Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce is one of the most important touristic hubs of Almería province, located some 8km from Almería city. In 1964 it was declared first in… More →

Villa de Vícar is situated in the southern foothills of the Sierra de Gádor. Belonging to one of the richest regions in Spain, most of the municipal area is dedicated to intensive greenhouse… More →

La Mojonera formed part of the Felix district until 1984. The principal economic activity here is the local production of confectionary, which is recognized throughout the region. The town has… More →

Felix is another village whose architecture gives away its Arabic past. The mass of white houses is presided over by an eleventh-century Arabic castle. Legend says that the castle is de la matanza… More →

One of the most distinctive features of Enix is the abdunance of water features in its municipal centre. It has also managed to preserve the traditional narrow, tiered streets and white facades… More →

El Ejido is one of the most popular tourist destinations along the Almerian coast for beaches and sunshine, with an interesting artistic and cultural heritage for visitors to enjoy. The area also… More →

As well as sun, beaches and various water sports, Adra offers its visitors a rich cultural and artistic heritage based on its extensive past. The town has around 24, 900 inhabitants. Adra was… More →

Vera is another important ‘sun and beach’ town in the province of Almería that attracts a lot of tourism, especially from those who practice naturism. It is not surprising, then, that there are… More →

Turre’s name comes from the Latin turris, meaning ‘tower’, and since the Ibero-Roman occupation of the town, it has acted as a settlement for numerous Mediterranean civilizations, inclucing the… More →

Sorbas, also known as Cuenca la Chica, is an extremely impressive village. It is located on a small plateau over the Río Aguas, and its white houses are almost suspended over the ravine. It has… More →

Pulpí is home to the Giant Geode of Pulpí, a beautiful volcanically formed cavern covered in transparent gypsum crystals, considered the best preserved in the world. It is therefore no surprise… More →

Lubrín is an ideal destination for lovers of rural tourism. Visitors can discover its charm by walking through the residential areas, and the centre offers the typical narrow, steep Andalusian… More →

Los Gallardos is neatly situated in a valley, 8km from the sea and 5km from the mountains. It is 73km from Almeria city and has around 2,800 inhabitants. The town finds its origin in the beginning… More →

The area surrounding Huércal Overa is a haven for lovers of hiking. Visitors should especially look out for the walking program organized every year by the Town Hall. The town has around 18,800… More →

Garrucha has a rich history spanning fishing traditions and industrial mechanization, all of which can be observed throughout the town. It has around 8,800 inhabitants. The earliest reference to a… More →

Cuevas de Almanzora owes its name to its caves (cuevas) and the Almanzora river that runs through it, and offers visitors a rich variety of things to do, including an excursion to the cave houses… More →

Sitting in a unique and spectacular environment, Carboneras is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy the views, or practice open-air sports including hiking or scuba diving.… More →

Bédar has a strong mining past which is evident in the area of El Pinar (which has now been urbanized), from which the first cableway in the province was erected in 1888. This cableway ran to the… More →

Mojácar clings to a rocky hillside watching over the Mediterranean. An hour’s drive from Almeria City. It actually comprised of two distinct areas; Mojácar Pueblo (town) and Mojácar Playa (beach… More →

Roquetas de Mar is a fishing town just 15 minutes by car from the provincial capital, Almería. It is famed not only for its fishing traditions, which are preserved today through gastronomy and… More →

The charming small town of Villarícos is located approximately ten kilometres north of La Garrucha, a lively fishing harbour in the process of development with villas, hostels and hotels, as well… More →

San José sits beside a shallow bay at the south end of the Cabo de Gata Natural Area. Once a small eighteenth-century fishing village, it is now the most important touristic hub of the Cabo de… More →

Níjar is renowned for its superb handcrafts in pottery, ceramics and textiles. This exceptional corner of Andalusia is a stunning natural enclave, right on the edge of the Cabo de Gata Natural… More →