Almeria is the capital of Almeria province located between Murcia and Granada on the south east coast of Spain. To discover almeria and their beaches, the best is hire a car and discover a unique city full of history were many civilization has left his step like Greeks,Romans,Arabics ,
In Almeria city there is the largest Moorish fortress of Spain called Alcazaba ,the fortress dominate the city from a privileged position. Almeria is also famous for his historic center with an impressive cathedral. The prominence held by art and culture in Almeria is illustrated in the numerous museums and galleries located throughout the city, fine exhibitions are found at the Museum of Almeria, the Museo de Geología de la Cuenca, the Museo Arqueológico (Archaeological Museum) and many more .The principle city of Almeria is positioned on a beautiful Mediterranean bay that offers visitors and city dwellers the opportunity to enjoy a diverse array of beaches. The main beach of San Miguel is a short walk from the city centre and it provides a vast range of facilities along one of the widest coastal promenades on the Iberian Peninsular.
The province of Almeria has an abundance of splendid coastal resorts and inland villages that are situated in a diverse range of landscapes including, fine sandy beaches, cliffs, rich pine forests, arid desert-like areas and impressive mountainous regions. Perfect to visit with a cabriolet car or a van if you are with family
To the east of Almerias capital city lies the coastal town of Mojacar, one of the most popular tourist resort of the region . Mojacar has a vibrant history that traces back over 4000 years, making this the oldest settlement in the region. This ancient town offers visitors a range of attractions that reflect the culture and traditions dominant in the regions past and present .
Aguadulce is conveniently located approximately 13 kilometres from the capital and is a popular destination throughout the year. Further along the coast is Roquetas de Mar, a picturesque fishing village with a busy harbour and excellent beaches. Towards the north of Almeria there is the Tabernas Desert an area of outstanding natural beauty where are villages like Alboloduy, Gador, Gergal, Tabernas and Santa Cruz.
Cabo de Gata Natural Park, situated 70 kilometres from the desert, also offers breathtaking views in a landscape covered with dunes, volcanic rocks and salt flats.
Arriving in Almeria
The first point of arrival for a vast majority of the visitors to the region is Almeria Airport, which is located 9km from the capital city . This airport handles a large number of daily, direct flights to and from the major Spanish and European cities. This modern airport offers over half a million passengers a year a wide range of facilities and connections to destinations throughout Almeria and across Spain. You can hire you car and collect it easy at arrivals, you have a vast choice of car rentals with reasonable prices ,