Holidaying on the Costa Almeria not only offers the visitor fantastic weather on the clear waters of the Mediterranean, but a natural less commercial feel then some of the other Spanish Costas. Beautiful whitewashed villages, historic castle and one of Europe most protected nature reserves can be found on this coast. The main city for the region Almeria is on the coast, so if you are looking for a city and beach break than you can find many apartments to rent for holidays. If you are looing for a more traditional and sedate holidays unspoilt beach area of El Toyo offer a get away from it holiday. Roquetas de Mar, Mojacar, Aguadulce offer family holidays in a more traditional resort environment. Almeria has it´s own international airport with lots of flights to and from the UK.
The Costa Almeria offer great weather all year round and makes a perfect location to live with a family all year round. It´s les developed than the Costa Blanca or Costa del Sol and has a much more Spanish vibe. It is possible to rent property long term in all areas of the Almeria Costa, from villas on golf resorts, to apartments in the city and whitewashed townhouses in mountain villages. Over the last few decades it has become popular with British expats as it offers great value for money and the benefits living in Spain has to offer. You can rent a 2 bedroom house in a village from as little as 300 euros per month. It´s more expensive in the larger coastal towns, although a modern 2 bedroom apartment will cost around 600 euros per month.
The winter is a great time to visit and explore the Costa Almeria. Get away from the grey Northern European weather and rent a property during the winter for between 3 and 6 months. Enjoying the warm winter climate where the temperature very rarely falls below 18 degrees. Fantastic weather to explore all that Almeria has to offer from it´s historic castles, white washed villages and it´s pristine sandy beaches. Winter renting is great value for money, owners with summer rental properties offer large discounts on their prices for longer winter stays, preferring to have their properties occupied than left empty during the winter months. For around 300 euros per month you can rent a modern apartment with pool near the coast.
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.
Perched on a hilltop and famous for it´s pretty whitewashed houses Mojacar is a traditional Spanish town that retains much of it´s Moorish character, the beach with its many bars and restaurants is 2 kilometres from the old town.
A major tourist destination due to its beautiful sandy beach, Aguadulce translates to sweet water, which is thought to originate from fresh water spring that run from the rocky hills above the beach. It is a short bus ride from Almeria City.
The pristine and unspoilt beach of El Toyo offers a beach destination without the commercialisation of the more resort beaches in Spain. The urbanisation El Toyo is just 13 kilometres from Almeria city and offers the best of both beach and city life.
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.
A family resort town around 40 kilometres from Almeria city and the airport it offers the visitor many services and amenities to enjoy a perfect family holiday. Many bars, shops and restaurants are there to cater for the needs of tourists.
Cortijo Grande is an urbanisation and golf resort built between Mojacara and Turre and is just 4 kilometres from the coast. There is large expat residency with a strong community spirit.
50 kilometres from the capital Almeria, 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.
Albox was founded 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.
Just 10 minutes drive to the beaches on the coast and Mojacar, Bedar is a traditional whitewashed village, 400 meters above sea level, that has views to the Mediterranean. Popular with tourists and residents for it´s clear mountain air.
Garrucha has a historic castle called San Ramón Castle, a military fortress to ward off pirate attacks in the 18th century. During it´s history as a fruitful mining town it was known as the “little San Sebastián¨
One of the most protection nature reserves in Europe, Carboneras is popular with scuba divers to explore the pristine waters and hiker who take to the land. An unspoilt spot on the Mediterranean coast.