The Costa Almeria is located on the south east of the Iberian peninsular on the Mediterranean sea and is a land of contrasts offering over 322 km of Coastline, rugged and desolate in parts, it also jealously guards some of the finest beaches and cleanest waters you will find along the whole of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline.
The Costa Almeria is the coastline of the province with the same name and is a unique land of desolate barren wastelands and contrasting idyllic coastlines, quiet pristine beaches, picturesque fishing ports, busy tourist towns and an historic capital ( Almeria ). It is also a nature lovers paradise with pure unspoilt areas of great natural beauty.
The Costa Almeria offers everything to the traveler with busy tourist towns which lure the holiday makes year which include Roquetas del Mar, El Ejido and Almeria . Howvere it is the more tranquil coastal towns such as the picturesque mountain village of Mojacar, Vera, Garrucha , Bedar and Turre that are becoming firm favorites with the international traveler and holiday maker alike.
o the east of the capital Almeria lies the Cabo de Gata Natural park which encumbers a dessert like landscape with a long rugged coastline. The park is sparsely populated with a few small fishing villages and has become a magnet for nature lovers which enjoy unspoilt coves and beaches , some of which can only be reached by foot. The actual town itself of Cabo de Gata is a quiet unimpressive town so you have to head north along the coast road to enter the main natural park where the towns of as San Jose, Los Escullos and La Isleta are located. From there on you can explore the coast and enjoy one of the many hidden coves with sandy beaches and warm clear waters.
MOJACAR for its unrivalled position and natural beauty is probably one of the most popular towns to visit on the Costa Almeria. Mojacar is a spectacular village set in the Sierra Cabrera mountains. Due to its sheer unique beauty Mojacar is a visitor magnet drawing in all kinds of travelers from artists, painters , poets and photographers to of course manya curious holidaymaker.
This ancient town has an Arabic appearance which was a fortress settlement for the Moors. Mojacar old town center is a myriad of narrow streets with hidden corners, picturesque local bars and small local tourist shops. Walt Disney was said to have been sired here before immigrating with his parents to the United States of America.
The town of Vera is located slightly to the north of Mojacar and Garrucha and due to it having long sandy quiet beaches has become home to a number of nudist areas, growing considerably over the last 10 years with new modern complexes being built to accommodate the naturist lovers.
Located within the Natural Park is the small fishing village of San Jose and although it has become more popular with holiday makers the village has retained its charm with only low rise buildings, small population and stunning beaches. There are several shops and a good smattering of bars and restaurants . Top attractions also include bike rides, horse riding, 4 x 4 tours and windsurfing. The two most popular beaches in the area include the Playa de los Genoveses and the unique Playa Monsul which has large lumps of volcanic rock scattered and fine grey sand.
Roquetas del Mar is the main tourist destination on the Costa Almeria. It is an important fishing village located some 15 minutes drive south from the capital Almeria. The tourist area of the municipality, Aguadulce ( Sweet water ) became popular back in the 60s and is now been classified as a Centre of National Touristic Interest. Natural parks either border or are included in the area, Roquetas is also well known for its local gastronomy and the annual fiestas. Lobster an pasta dishes are local favorites along with a selection of fresh fried fish ( pescado frito ).
Costa Almeria stretches from Torrevieja to Almerimar with some wonderful towns and villages in between. To experience all that Costa Almeria has to offer renting a car is a must. Murcia and Almeria airports car rental is never far away.
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If you are looking to stay in this beautiful area of Spain you will not be limited by the excellent selction of great value accomodation to suit all pockets and tastes.
Some of the highly recommended and top rated hotels in the area include the
Hotel Virgen del Mar This hotel has a beautiful location right by the beach, in the tourist heart of Mojacar. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Famous beach bars such as Mawi, Bbme and Aku are found just 300 metres from Hotel Virgen del Mar. Mandala nightclub is only 500 metres away.
Each room comes with a TV and full air conditioning and heating. All rooms are en suite. Some offer a terrace with sea views.
For a unique experience in a picturesque rural setting the
Hospederia Rural los Palmitos is a real treat. Located in El Pozo de los Frailes, this delightful complex
covers 30,000m˛ of facilities in the heart of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It offers great views, free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.
Each room and apartment at Los Palmitos has full air conditioning and heating, a TV and a bathroom with hairdryer. Apartments come with a seating area, microwave and a tea/coffee maker.
The Hospederia Los Palmitos features a large outdoor terrace, where a small swimming pool, table tennis and table football can be found. There is also a paddle tennis court and a large bar-café with terrace and snooker table. Double and twin rooms start around 45 Euros in the high season.
In the ever popular resort of Roquetas del Mar the
Evenia Zoraida Park is an excellent beach side hotel complex. The Zoraida Resort covers 3.5 hectares of prime beachfront land in Roquetas de Mar, beside the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Composed of 2 hotel buildings surrounded by lush gardens, the resort features a range of facilities to help you enjoy your family break in the sun.
Enjoy a game of tennis on the 2 courts before cooling off with a dip in one of the 3 lagoon swimming pools. Indoors you can choose to relax with a session in the sauna or keep fit with a workout in the gym, whilst children play in the playground. To round off the day you can try local and international specialities served in the buffet restaurant before enjoying the live entertainment or a dance in the nightclub.
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