Hidden in the south-east corner of Spain, you’ll find sunny Costa de Almería between the towering Sierra Nevada mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. It’s a new addition to the usual suspects on the Costas for sun-starved visitors, and it’s much less touristy than some of the country’s other coastlines. So you can enjoy sun-soaked beaches and charming villages without the huge crowds. Costa de Almería holidays will take you to miles and miles of powdery white sand and the warm, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean in resorts like Roquetas de Mar, with a picture-perfect backdrop of lush, green scenery. If you’re a couple or a family looking for a classic beach break but without the crowds, it’s a superb option. 

Things to do

Whichever resort you’re staying in, you can make the most of the sparkling sea during your holiday, whether you want to cool off, try your hand at fishing or hire a boat. You could even take a cruise along the coastline if you want to explore the stunning scenery and discover hidden coves. Back on dry land, simply pull up a sun lounger and soak up the sunshine on the beaches, or rally the troops for a game of beach volley ball. When you’re done relaxing, it’s worth taking a stroll through the pretty terracotta town of Almería; check out the historic architecture before stopping off at a waterfront bar for some tapas and sangria. And if you want to wander a little further afield, you can head out on those coastal roads to see the local national park; it’s full of beautiful walking trails and fascinating wildlife.

Where to stay

For the biggest beach-lovers, El Toyo is a popular resort east of the city of Almeria. The resort grew beside its pride and joy: the glowing stretches of sand and turquoise coast. For even the most committed sunbathers, there’s no better place to pull up a lounger and relax. If you’re keen to soak up a little Spanish culture, wandering around the winding streets of neighbouring Mojacar is the best way to acclimatise, shop for souvenirs and hunt down hidden restaurant gems. For holidays to Costa de Almeria with kids, Roquetas de Mar is surrounded with family-friendly attractions, including an aquarium and a much-loved theme park.

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Almería Airport (LEI).

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