From the wild landscapes of Cabo de Gata Natural Park to discovering local history in the city of Almeria, Costa de Almeria has something for everyone. If you're visiting to soak up the sunshine, you won't be disappointed; this region is home to some of Spain's finest beaches. The list of Costa Almeria things to do is practically endless, but we've included some of our favourites below. Why not take a closer look?
1. Take a trip to Almeria
If you're looking for things to do in the capital Almeria, there's plenty to keep you busy in this charming city. Start by exploring the cobbled old streets before grabbing a bite to eat in a traditional café. Then you'll have the energy you need to explore the grand cathedral, which combines a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
2. Experience Roquetas de Mar's fiestas
In July, Roquetas de Mar celebrates the festival of Santa Ana an important religious icon. You can expect to find colourful parades in the streets and spectacular fireworks displays when the sun goes down. And there's more traditional food, music and dancing than you can shake a stick at.
3. Visit Cabo de Gata Natural Park
Situated near Roquetas de Mar, this is Spain's most important wetland area for breeding and migrating birds. They make the large salt water lagoon in Cabo de Gata Natural Park their home, and you can spend the day watching them. You won't be able to miss the bright pink flamingos.
4. Explore Castillo de Santa Ana
This spectacular structure stands proudly along the coast in Roquetas de Mar, adjacent to the harbour. Constructed in the 17th century, it was designed to protect the town from a navy attack; but today it's a great place to what to boats bobbing in the water and enjoy a picnic in the tree-lined seating area.
5. Go caving in Mojacar
Drive an hour from Mojacar and you'll discover magnificent caves near the town of Sorbas. Soak up the lush, green countryside before you head to an underground world to explore a maze of caves and caverns, and wade through pools. An experienced guide will lead the way so you don't have to worry about getting lost.
6. Play a round of Golf
Mojacar's undulating landscape and Mediterranean climate make it a dream destination for golfers. You'll find plenty of 18-hole courses to choose from, some of which boast stunning sea views. Take your pick from the like or Valle De Este with its lush fairways and glistening lakes and the sandy terrains of Desert Springs; it's up to you to decide.
7. Visit both parts of Mojacar
Mojacar has split into two distinct parts, and it's well worth taking the time to explore both of them. Mojacar Pueblo is the Moorish old town, where you'll find the spectacular fortress and a bustling weekly market. And then there's Mojacar Playa, which is home to chic hotels, bustling bars, and a 17km stretch of sandy beach.