Costa Almeria: Introduction
Costa Almeria, in romantic Andalusia, offers so much more than just beaches. That said there is over 300 kilometres of stunning coastline, with popular beaches and hidden coves all there for the perfect package holiday. Lying in the southeast of Spain this sun baked province enjoys some of the highest hours of sunshine and lowest rainfall in Europe. The skies are so clear and the air so clean that Europe’s most powerful terrestrial telescope has been situated here. Visit the natural park of Cabo de Gata, one of the last bastions of wild beaches in Europe, where a day on Los Genovveses beach with its slow, shallow gradient into the sea makes this one of the safest and most peaceful spots in the region for a family holiday.
Reasons to visit
Take a trip to Monsul beach with its fine, black sand and travel along the coast to the former fishing village of San José. As you travel through this region, in these protected areas away from the intensive agriculture further south, the landscape looks vaguely familiar. If you’re a fan of Spaghetti Westerns it should, as it was the setting for so many of those classic films as well as Lawrence of Arabia. From the established and developed holiday destinations to the hidden villages inland Almeria is a veritable horn of plenty. The beaches and bars are there for the cheap holiday experience but there is so much more if you’re seeking extra adventure.
Things to see and do
The various resorts on the Costa Almeria are some of the most popular European holiday destinations. Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce were developed in the 1960s around a traditional fishing village, and some of the traditions from that time are still carried on today in the form of annual festivals and local dishes. Why not visit Mojacar, which clings to the rocky hillside, looks out over the gorgeous beaches, sheltered coves and has a vibrant nightlife.
Around the ancient city of Almeria and along the edge of the beautiful Alboran Sea in front of the resort of El Toyo you’ll find so much to do that two weeks will pass in the blink of an eye. Stroll through the ancient Moorish streets or a have a leisurely round of golf, or just lie on the beach and listen to the waves. The Costa Almeria has it all.
Take the little ones to see a colourful underwater world of exotic sea-life at the Aquarium Roquetas de Mar. Or for a chance for the kids to splash around themselves, Mario Park is full of water slides and swimming pools.
The rainfall in the Costa Almeria is very low, making it one of the driest places in Spain – so expect plenty of sun for those lazy days on the beach.
Why choose Cosmos?
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- Baggage included
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- All holidays ATOL protected
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