If you’re looking for the right destination for your Spanish holiday in 2020, Almeria offers all the history, attractions and culture that you’re looking for. This historic city is nestled at the foot of a mountain range and has maintained much of its authentic Andalusian charm whilst offering visitors an excellent variety of things to see and do. Thanks to its year round pleasant weather, you can make the most of your time in Almeria to explore its idyllic coastlines and quaint seaside villages, making it a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway. You’ll find fascinating historic landmarks here such as the Cathedral or the Alcazaba, an Arab fortification, while Almeria’s convenient location puts you within easy reach of a number of excellent day trips, such as to Mojacar. All in all, a holiday in Almeria offers you an irresistible combination of sun, sea, sand and culture, making it an excellent choice for couples, families and single travellers alike.
Your guide to Almeria holidays
Almeria is full of fantastic attractions and plenty of sights for you to explore, whether you’re holidaying on your own, with your partner or with the whole family. One of the first attractions many tourists visit is the Alcazaba, a medieval fortress positioned on a hilltop, offering stunning views over the city. Alcazaba has Spain’s second largest Muslim building, considered to be Almeria’s version of the Alhambra. A visit here lets you experience the fortress’s cinematic past too, as it has starred in Hollywood hits including Conan the Barbarian. Almeria City Cathedral is another popular attraction, with the landmark dating back to the 14th century. If you’d prefer to enjoy the natural beauty of Almeria and its surrounding area, take a trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park for a dramatic volcanic landscape and breathtaking scenery. Almeria’s tranquil sandy beaches, top class museums and captivating historical buildings make it the ideal venue for all types of holiday.
You’ll be truly spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a beach for your days out in Almeria. There’s all types of beaches here, from tourist-friendly resort beaches to natural beaches, secluded coves and romantic hidden bays. As Almeria isn’t overly crowded with tourists, you won’t have to worry about fighting for space to put your sun lounger either. Almeria’s beaches can be divided into four main areas, the Cabo de Gata Natural Park beaches, Levante Beaches, Poniente Beaches and Bay of Almeria Beaches. For a secluded beach experience, try Cabo de Gata Natural Park beaches or those in the Levante area, which give you a real sense of having the beach to yourself. Poniente’s beaches and the Bay of Almeria beaches are more tourist-oriented, meaning there are more people but also better facilities. Almerimar Beach runs out of the city and has a large expanse of clean, open sand, as well as several chiringuitos (beach bars). Almeria beach holidays also offer a range of water-based activities including sailing and scuba diving. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a beautiful bottlenose dolphin too.
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Almeria is one of the most unspoilt tourist destinations in Spain, with wonderful beaches, mouth-watering food and amazing architecture awaiting travellers. The city is continuing to grow as new attractions arrive and now is a more exciting time than ever before to pay it a visit.Continue reading