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Situated in the south-east corner of Spain, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Nevada mountains, is the Costa de Almeria. This is a destination which missed the 1960s tourism boom that kicked in at the other Costas because at that time, road connections were still. As a consequence, it remains far less touristy than the others. On Almeria holidays you will find an assortment of laid-back resorts scattered in and around traditional white-washed villages and beaches that are still largely untouched by the holidaying masses.
The largest resort in Almeria is Roquetas de Mar. It is a seaside town that features a wide golden sanded beach. What was once a quiet fishing village has been transformed – you will find everything from stylish shopping malls and seafront cafes and restaurants to British-style pubs and tiny tapas bars.
Temperature: From the mid-20s degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius in summer.
Best time for holidays to Almeria: Spring or autumn for the best beach weather.
Because of its location on the Mediterranean Sea, Costa de Almeria enjoys one of the mildest climates in Spain. With some 320 sunshine days per year, the temperature hits the 20s degrees Celsius by April and just keeps climbing. Reaching scorching highs in July and August, the cooler average temperatures in October are ideal for more comfortable time in the sun.
For the greatest of beach-lovers, El Toyo is very popular resort to Almeria’s east. The resort sits alongside the golden swathes of sand and turquoise waters. For the most dedicated sun worshippers, there is no better place to relax on a sun-lounger.
For a dose of Spanish culture, take a wander through the winding streets of the neighbouring town, Mojacar, it is the best way to acclimatize to the local way of life, shop for antiques or souvenirs and seek out hidden cafes and restaurants.
For family-friendly holidays in Almeria, Roquetas de Mar is surrounded by attractions for all ages, including a much-loved theme park and an aquarium.
A winding swathe of sand that hugs the southeastern coast of Spain, Costa de Almeria’s beaches are the best of its attractions. Beach-oriented resorts make the most of the year-round sun, and because most started life as fishing villages, they offer fantastic fresh seafood and marinas. Most beaches have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag to denote safety and quality. The clean, golden-hued sand is covered in colourful umbrellas and sun-loungers, and they are abundant in number. The lively waterfronts are filled with beach bars, cafes and restaurants and stalls for merry holidays to Almeria.
There is a wealth of things to keep the kids entertained in Costa de Almeria, with many of resorts on the coast a hit with family holidaymakers. On your holidays to Almeria visit the popular Roquetas de Mar Aquarium, a 20 minutes’ drive away from the coast. Here the family can see divers swim in shark tanks, pat stingrays and feed the fish. In Tabernas nearby is Almeria’s famed Mini Hollywood Theme Park, which offers fun for the whole family with rides, live shows, a zoo and a swimming pool.
Of course, you could just opt to relax all day on the beach, but if you feel more adventurous you can take the time to explore other attractions of Almeria holidays. The coast is also the perfect spot for watersports, with the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea ideal for jet skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing or fishing. Located next to El Toyo is the Biosphere Reserve nature park and it is a must for explorers, spanning cliffs, volcanic craters and hidden coves. The park is filled with wildlife and is a real haven for bird watchers.