Explore mile upon mile of picture-perfect beaches as you holiday on Spain’s Costa Almeria. With palm-lined promenades making way for soft white sands and sparkling Mediterranean waters, Costa Almeria really is a dream if you love the beach.

Beyond the seaside, there’s plenty to explore as you discover local history, sample traditional food and immerse yourself in nature. From the charming Roquetas de Mar, an old fishing village backing onto rugged mountains, to volcanic craters and birdlife at the Biosphere Reserve nature park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy along this picturesque Spanish coast.

If you’re going with your family or partner, the hillside town of Mojacar is always popular, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether you’re snorkelling in the turquoise sea, reading a book on the sand or wandering through the cobbled streets, the town’s romantic, bohemian vibe is unique and enticing.

If you prefer to stay in a bigger resort with a vibrant party scene, head to El Toyo where you’ll find restaurants and bars alongside the beautiful golden beach. After a morning in the warm Spanish sunshine, go for lunch at a local tapas bar where you can feast on patatas bravas and freshly-caught calamari with a refreshing glass of sangria in hand.

If you like to be active on holiday, get stuck into a friendly game of beach volleyball, or take an adrenaline-fuelled jet ski ride. Or simply wander along the picturesque coastlines, discovering unspoiled coves and fishing villages along the way. Take your kids to the local aquariums, water parks and zoos, with the Hollywood Theme Park a great option.

Spain is famous for its fiestas, and Costa Almeria doesn’t disappoint when it comes to year-round celebrations. From religious fairs to beachside fireworks, the region’s festivals are always a lively combination of performance art, live music and delicious local food, so don’t hesitate to get involved.