For families and couples, holidays in the stunning Costa Almeria are a fabulous choice. Located to the south east of the Iberian peninsula, this laid-back Costa boasts over 200 miles of dramatic coastline, pristine and peaceful beaches and picturesque fishing ports – perfect for days spent exploring or just sitting back and relaxing as the world passes you by.
With sunny Costa Almeria holidays you can choose to make your base at some of Spain’s most beautiful beach resorts, including Mojacar, and still have so many options for day trips and excursions. The amazing city of Granada - home to the majestic Alhambra palace - is less than a two hour drive away! For history lovers, the historic capital of Almeria is a must-visit attraction too with its fascinating ancient castles and ruins. Each resort has an abundance of fine shops, bars and tapas restaurants too where you can enjoy a spot of retail therapy and authentic Spanish dining, so there's something to entertain every type of holidaymaker.
Should your family prefer more active holidays, then you're spoiled for choice in the Costa Almeria. On its larger beaches you'll find an array of water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling, whilst back on dry land, golf lovers can take their pick from a great choice of world-class courses throughout the region.
However, one of the greatest attractions on holidays in Costa Almeria are, of course, its stunning landscapes - which have played backdrops to many movies including A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, and Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade! Whether you like to hike, stroll or just take in the scenery, the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Natural Parks of Cabo de Gata-Nijar, and the Desert of Tabernas are all amazing places to visit. If you're a keen photographer, don't forget your camera as you'll have plenty of unmissable photo opportunities.
With flight times at an average of two and a half hours from the UK, and summer temperatures typically reaching over 30 degrees, Costa Almeria holidays are the perfect summer getaway for families and couples alike. Speak to Hays Travel, the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent today to begin planning your unforgettable holiday in Costa Almeria.
Things To Do
Holidays on the Costa Almeria revolve around the coast and, with so many spectacular sandy beaches, the facilities for water sports are excellent. Water skiing, windsurfing and sailing are the main sea based activities and Cabo de Gata, with its picturesque beach and crystalclear waters, is particularly popular with scuba divers. Visit the waterpark and aquarium at Roquetas de Mar. Spend a day at one of the Wild West style theme parks of Oasys Theme Park, Fort Bravo and Western Leone, some of which are still being used as film locations. Costa Almeria is also a popular choice with golfers with a good range of courses to choose from. Hikers and mountain bikers have the lunar landscape of the Sierra Alhamilla for both nature walking and bird watching. For the best shopping head to shops and malls in the capital city Almeria. Although the majority of the Costa Almeria area has a low key nightlife, towns such as Roquetas de Mar and Almeria do have a selection of busier cafes and beach front discos to enjoy in the evening. Dine in a traditional restaurant with a glass of wine or two as you watch the world go by...that's the Costa de Almeria way.
Food & Drink
Traditional tapas bars are a popular dining out choice on the Costa Almeria with typical menus including small fish, meat, rice and salad dishes. Theres also a good selection of restaurants to choose from with seafood featuring on many menus and British, Italian and Chinese fare is available too. Try a glass of local wine or enjoy a glass of traditional sangria or cava.