The Almeria province offers several holiday resorts along the Costa de Almeria. As well as many inland villages giving the tourist the option of rural tourism as well as the coastal area of beaches and sea. It is easily accessible from major UK airports to the Almeria airport. One of the main landscapes of Almeria is desert and this can be felt in the high summer temperatures often reaching the high 30 degrees and sometimes hitting 40 degrees. There is a lot of choice for holiday accommodation from apartments and villas with private pools. The capital of the Province Almeria is a coastal city and provides the tourist with cultural history and city life as well a sandy beach and harbour. The city offers many tapas bars and restaurants where you can immerse yourself in Spanish life.
It´s quite common to rent long term in the Almeria Province and there are many choices in accommodation from city apartments to inland village house to villas with pools. Prices can vary greatly depending on the location and how far the property is from the coast. For a two bedroom long term rental property in Mojacar you can expect to pay around 600 euros per month. Although a 2 bedroom inland village house can be as little as 300 euros per month long term. Over the last few decades there has been a growing British Expat community in this area and there are many English speaking services. Like all coastal regions in Spain the areas population increases greatly during the summer months with tourist, financially this is a great benefit to locals working in the tourist industry.
Almeria with it´s fantastic climate, rarely dropping below 18 degrees C is a great place to spend the winter months, away from the grey northern European winters. There are many areas to explore away from the coast and the cooler winter temperatures allow the visitor to walk and hike without the sweltering heat. America city offers cobbled streets to meander around while enjoy tapsa in some of the local bars. During most of the winter sunbathing on the beach is not uncommon due to the higher than average winter temperatures. Winter rentals in Almeria Province are great value, most owners of holiday rentals will drop their prices considerably for a winter rental and offer the visitor great value for money.
A coastal city with its Alcazaba fortress, built by the Arabs and dating back around 1000 years. It is also a busy port. It´s economy revolves around growing fruit and vegetables on the 100,000 of acres of greenhouses, supplying much of Europe.
The heart of Almeria’s fruit and vegetable growing, El Ejido is home to the pickers and labourers employed by this industry. It´s beach area of Almerimar is popular for sun worshippers with it´s thriving tourist industry.
It´s origins in fishing, Roquetas de Mar was developed to become one of the first tourists towns in Spain in the 1960s and offers the visitor many attractions including its aquarium where you can dive with sharks.
50 kimiloters from the capital Ameria, Adra is a fishing town dating back to around the 16th century and has some interesting archaeological sites, as well as long sandy beaches and countryside that provides some great natural beauty.
Like most of Almeria Níjar is an area that has an economy concentrating on the growing of fruits nd vegetable in greenhouses. Although this doesn’t distract from the prettiness of the town and it is well worth a visit to see many of the local artisan crafts.
20 kilometers from the capital Almeria, Vicar is a small countryside town and is enjoyed by nature lovers and active tourists looking for walking and hiking as well as close by there is the 18 hole golf course La Envia Country Club.
Protected by the Cabrera mountains, Huercal Overa has a fantastic all year climate and the temperature rarely drops below 18 degrees. It is a market town and comes alive on Monday when it is market day.
10 kilometres north of Adra, Berja is steeped in history dating back to before the Romans, the Romans left their mark and today you can visit the remains of an amphitheatre, an aqueduct and various mosaics. It is an area also enjoyed by hikers.
10 kilimoters from Vera, Cuevas del Almanzora is named after the caves that can be found there. These caves offer great explorations for the rural tourist, and for sport enthusiasts scuba diving is possible in the caves. As well as the Desert Springs Golf Club, Europe’s first desert golf course.
Albox was funded by the Arabs and was linked to Granada in the 13th century and you can still see the history of this period in the towers and walls. Although a lot of this was destroyed by an earthquake around 1500.
Only 10 kilometres from the capital Almeria, Huércal de Almería is an important industrial centre, but this doesn´t stop it celebrating it´s fiestas where the town celebrates, the first week of May and again in mid July.
The centre of Vera is 10 kilometers inland from the coast, but the municipality extends to the sea and is one of the main commercial and tourist areas in the region. Offering all the amenities of shopping and accommodation expected in a tourist area.