Costa De Almeria Holidays

Andalucia’s hidden gem

Can you keep a secret? Costa de Almeria is an often-overlooked treasure on Andalucia’s southeastern coast. It hasn’t had anywhere near the same level of heavy development that shapes other Spanish coastal regions, meaning that it’s generally less touristy than other areas nearby. And it still offers a huge amount to tempt visitors. Those on Costa de Almeria holidays will discover that it’s a gorgeous spot, teeming with pristine beaches, wildlife and a scattering of small villages, some of which still provide an authentic flavour of traditional Spanish life, plus a few with a more modern feel.

Beach-wise, holidays to Costa de Almeria will leave you spoilt for choice. You can take your pick from wild and wonderful remote stretches of sand to easily accessible (and equally enticing) getaways that are perfect for spending the day in the sun. Life moves fairly slowly here – in a blissful way – and you won’t be surrounded by people in most areas, but if you do want a touch more hustle and bustle (plus a spot of culture with some historical sites, including the famed Moorish fortress Alcazaba), the charms of Almeria City are also nearby. However you decide to spend your time, you’ll feel like you’ve uncovered something special and rather secret.

Three tips for a top trip

Explore by car
A car is definitely the best way to negotiate Costa de Almeria, and hiring your own vehicle gives you the freedom to discover the area’s many off-the-beaten-track locations.
Party in Mojácar
For a change of pace from tranquil beach life, head north to nearby Mojácar. The town features buzzing bars, while still boasting a beautiful, traditional setting.
See under the sea
Costa de Almeria’s numerous unspoilt beaches mean that the area is a haven for marine life, making it the ideal location to try snorkelling or scuba diving.

Best attractions to see in Costa de Almeria

Cabo de Gata-Nijar

This vast nature reserve is a paradise for those wanting to explore, housing everything from botanical gardens and a lighthouse to ancient forts and incredible desert landscapes.

Playa de los Muertos

Costa de Almeria has tons of great beaches, but this picture-perfect example – complete with crystal-clear waters and golden sand – is undoubtedly one of the finest.

Mirador La Amatista

Soak up the scenery from way up high at this viewing point in a former police lookout on a hill. The view from up here is a photographer’s dream.

Your Costa de Almeria questions, answered

At the height of summer (July and August), temperatures reach on average 31-32°C and don’t usually fall below 13-14°C in winter months (December-January), making it a great year-round destination.

There are plenty of family friendly beaches and restaurants around the Costa de Almeria area, with many places offering activities, such as kayaking, specifically tailored towards kids.

Aside from water sports, Costa de Almeria is also known for its world-class golf courses. Hiking and cycling are also popular, with bikes widely available to hire.