The Costa Almeria is as varied as any of the Spanish
Coasts. The coast is completely unspoilt. To the east of Almeria we
find the rugged and desolate coast of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar natural
park. This is an arid desert landscape and the annual rainfall here is
less than 200mm. It is sparsely populated, few villages and a very low
population density. Visitors feel a sense of exploration here as many
of the coves can only be reached on foot. This area is particularly
popular with nature lovers and back-packers. The most popular coastal
village is San José.
>West of Almeria is the highly developed tourist resorts of Roquetos de Mar and Aguadulce. These have all the facilities of any modern resort to support the package holiday market.
the north of the Costa de Almeria is the naturist beaches of Vera, a
number of new complexes are being constructed here. A little further
south is Mojacar which successfully combines the popular beach holiday with the hillside white village that tourist love to explore.
Almeria city is worth a visit with the Alcazaba castle overlooking the metropolis.
To the west we find the developing complex of Almerimar with Marinas, golf, hotels and many other facilities.
old fishing port town of Adra lies further west. In spite of the
interesting castle and assorted archeological remains, it is often
missed by tourists travelling along the coastal motorway to or from the Costa Tropical.