Head south of Granada and hit the coastline to discover one of the world’s most unique stretches of shore, the Costa de Almería. This unique, untouched stretch of sea and sand is home to one of Europe’s only deserts, the Cabo de Gata, or “Cape of the Cat”. There is something breathtaking and beautiful about the way the arid desert meets the placid, yet intriguing Mediterranean Sea, and this rare beauty was not lost on the Spanish government, which named Cabo de Gata – Nijar a natural park. Despite this distinction, Cabo de Gata is still inhabited, but just by very few people whose ancestry here dates back centuries. They live humbly, and the conditions are rugged. This is a side to Spain that many don’t see. Indeed, the local character very much reflects the landscape, and Cabo de Gata is a perfect destination for those seeking something slightly more “extreme” as they trek through Spain. There’s a reason that the Costa de Almeria was chosen as the film location for many of Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns. You can compare the Costa de Almeria not only due to that fact with popular regions in the USA like Florida, Texas or California - also the beach promenades are as amazing as in Miami Beach!
For those who love it non-touristy - Costa de Almeria holidays
Outside the Cabo de Gata you'll find a far more hospitable environment and a great holiday destination. The Costa de Almeria offers fine holiday accommodation for travellers looking for Costa de Almeria apartments or luxury Costa de Almeria villas. At Nijar, many of the pristine, secluded beaches are only accessible by foot, meaning travellers enjoy an uncrowded beach, as these numerous undiscovered alcoves are not subject to the madness of the crowded resort beaches that have sprung up upon much of the Spanish coast. Set out from your Costa de Almeria holiday rentals and soak up the seclusion during the day. That said, family vacationers seeking something more urbane, with better facilities and luxury lodging just a few steps away would do well to check out any of the many resort towns perched upon many of the beaches in the Costa de Almeria. These sugary white sand and gentle, tiny waves rolling in mimic the sound of a sigh, something that you will let out, along with all your cares, as your skin settles down into the warm sand and you gaze serenely upon the sea. Here you'll find Costa de Almeria holiday rentals and Costa de Almeria apartments of all types, from self catering cottages to luxury Costa de Almeria villas has it all.
Explore a lovely typical spanish town - Almeria
People who are searching for extraordinary holidays should leave their full-board holiday resort and travel to Almeria. The city located on the lovely Costa de Almeria has a lot to offer. Shopping malls called "centros comerciales" with big spanish labels and wonderful tapas bars are waiting for you. Try a special way of enjoying your drink with a free tapa! The Costa de Almeria is also a wonderful starting point for a trip along the South coastline of Spain. Here are our suggestions:
Start your trip on the Costa Tropical and visit Almunecar
Arriving on the Costa del Sol Nerja, Malaga and Marbella are your obligatory stopps
Don't miss to visit Tarifa and Gibraltar along the Costa de la Luz
To see an enchanting city it's worth to leave the coastline for Sevilla in Andalusia