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.
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.