Almería Travel Guide

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Almería Things to Do

  • Alcazaba, Almería


    The Alcazaba complex is entered through a watchtower that leads to the Puerta de la Justicia via some paved steps lined with a fine array of flora. Mauve bougainvillea, prickly pear, aloe vera, mimosa, jasmine and rose bushes tumbled down the slopes providing a pleasant contrast to the sandstone coloured fortress.

  • Almeria Beaches, Almería

    Almeria Beaches

    Rio de Janeiro - BrazilAlmeria is not the best beach area of southern Spain, but there is a good exception - Aguadulce, in my opinion the best beach around Almeria, where I would spend a week with pleasure.

  • Excursions Inland, Almería

    Excursions Inland

    Walk around the wild west set and pretend you are a cowboy! Walk around the Mexico set and pretend you are out to get those gringos. You can rent horses and go off into the desert! You can watch a special show which some actors put on in the Saloon if the weather is bad or on the dirt streets of Texas! To can mosey on down to the local saloon...

  • Seaside Resorts, Almería

    Seaside Resorts

    This is the fastest growing city in Almeria province. The population is now around 60.000 people and is expected to rise to 170.000 in 2010. The beaches are very nice but the sea can be a bit rough and alot of times there is too much wind. Its ok for a short beach holiday break.

  • Cathedral, Almería


    The Cathedral was designed by Diego de Siloé and built in 1522 over the remnants of the older cathedral, which was destroyed by an earthquake that year. It has an unusual look, indeed it is one of the few fortress-cathedrals in Spain: sturdy walls, buttresses and a broad, plain roof to have cannons installed. The building defended the city and...

  • Cabo De Gata, Almería

    Cabo De Gata

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you don't fancy all that cowboy stuff why not head to the coast instad of the desert and enjoy some of the most stunning coastline in Spain! Many of Almeria's beaches have turned into tourist resorts but luckily this one has managed to escape all that so far. Look at th photo isn't it incredible?!? I love coastline which has stacks, arches and...

  • Sierra Nevada, Almería

    Sierra Nevada

    This Sierra Nevada is the only lanscape in Europe with a dessert. It has wonderful villages in the mountains and a great nature. I would be careful to drive with the own or a rental car into the mountains. The streets are often quite narrow and on one side of the street it goes straight down. So to drive by yourself is nothing for afraid people...

  • Texas Hollywood, Almería

    Texas Hollywood

    Many westerns were made in Spain, with a landscape similar to the USA and better weather. The remains are used as a theme park, allowing a break while crossing the wild area to Tabernas.

  • Aguadulce, Almería


    Rio de Janeiro - BrazilAlmeria is not the best beach area of southern Spain, but there is a good exception - Aguadulce, in my opinion the best beach around Almeria, where I would spend a week with pleasure.


Almería Hotels

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  • Torreluz II

    Torreluz II

    Located in the heart of the city of Almeria, ideal for the Alcazaba, cathedral and shops. A four...

  • Hesperia Sabinal

    Hesperia Sabinal

    The hotel Sabinal is a very nice hotel with a wonderful view at the beach and the sea. It has a big...

  • Golf Trinidad

    Golf Trinidad

    Hotel Golf Trinidad. My opinion on this hotel ? A great 9 !!!


Almería Restaurants

  • Traditional Tapas bar - Great Atmosphere, Almería

    Traditional Tapas bar - Great Atmosphere

    Large selection of Tapas as well as other dishes available at fairly reasonable prices. This establishment was always packed both for lunch and late evening. Super atmosphere great food. Tapas

  • Excellent place for Churros y..., Almería

    Excellent place for Churros y...

    Best place we found for our breakfast. We went here most mornings and it was always busy. For about five euros two people could have a good breakfast with Orange and Coffee with Toast/Churros and a little more for Huevos Fritos con jamon...All round very good value for money. Fast friendly service, by the end of the week el camarero had our order...

  • Lunch for a Dime!, Almería

    Lunch for a Dime!

    Head into the main Fruit/Veg market just off Paseo de Almeria on Avenida de campoo and you will find a large covered market. Turn left in the square which the market is located as you arrive from Paseo de Almeria and directly in front is a super little restaurant which does a full meal with wine for 7 euro 50 cents. Usually they had a choice of 3...


Almería Nightlife

  • Very lively night spot, Almería

    Very lively night spot

    Irish themed bar with spacious interious and large bar. Has a cloakroom upstairs. Prices are quite high and it gets very busy, to the point where its almost impossible to move but that all adds to the atmosphere.We visited on three occassions, mainly on the hope to catch some Salsa as it was advertised they do Salsa on a Sunday and Monday evening...

  • Almerimar at night, Almería

    Almerimar at night

    arghhhhhhhhhhhhh what can i say about this cocteils apart of going to have a look at the Almerimar travelogue lol

  • Free Latin Dance Classes, Almería

    Free Latin Dance Classes

    Get free lessons, very casual, no embarrassment, in Salsa, Marengue, Tango, chachacha, Mambo, ....- classes are Mo + Tue, starting at around 2200h, though teacher Manolo doesn´t usually start till about 11, when more people have turned up.It´s a great way to meet people, foreigners as well as spaniish, and a good start for the night....if you liked...


Almería Transportation

  • Trains to/from Almeria, Almería

    Trains to/from Almeria

    For a city of it's size, Almeria is not very well served by rail compared to other Spanish destinations. However, the rail routes into Almeria more than make up for in spectacular scenery what they lack in convenience.FROM MADRID:=============From MADRID CHARMATIN, two trains a day run direct to Almeria, one in the morning (departing at 08:19) and...

  • Airport bus, Almería

    Airport bus

    Almeria airport lies east of the city, on the flat coastal plain. A short bus ride (around 30mins) gets you to/from the city. BUS: SurBus #L22 runs between the municipal bus shelter/stop outside the old train station building (right next to the new Estacion Intermodal). Don't go into the new intermodal station, as that is only for trains and...

  • Transport Interchange, Almería

    Transport Interchange

    The Almeria train and bus station is the perfect way to run transport. When you see the comment that the train station is next door to bus station, this is true here it is intergrated. My bus from Murcia took 3 hours and 15 minutes. The train to Granada took 2 hours.


Almería Local Customs

  • INDALO, Almería


    One of the most popular logos in Spain was created by an anonymous designer some 5,000 years ago. It represents a man with outstretched arms holding aloft an arch. The symbol, which appears in other Neolithic sites of eastern Andalusia, has been adopted as symbol of Almeria.

  • It's quite usual in Spain to..., Almería

    It's quite usual in Spain to...

    It's quite usual in Spain to find sand sculptures like those in the pics here.....they are so beautiful and big.....i wandered more than once how can people do them!

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Almería Warnings and Dangers

  • Going, Going,Gone?, Almería

    Going, Going,Gone?

    I have written elsewhere about the irresponsible, unplanned developments that have destroyed the natural beauty and ecology of the Spanish Coast line.If you were standing today on this idyllic, natural and unspoiled beach at El Algarrobico in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almeria you would not be enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the scene...

  • hold onto your bag, Almería

    hold onto your bag

    We were warned that certain areas of Almeria, especially near the Citadel, were notorius for muggings and pick-pocketing. Even walking in the street it was safer to have your handbag under the arm away from the street as young gypsies on motorcycles liked to speed up alongside and snatch bags from unsuspecting tourists.

  • rock falls, Almería

    rock falls

    The winding coastal road from Almeria has been cut into the rock. There is a drop on the seaward side which could be dangerous. However, there are signs warning of rock falls. In some areas the rock face has been covered by protective netting. It is wise to drive carefully along these roads especially when there has been rain as rocks may have come...


Almería What to Pack

  • Don't go mad, Almería

    Don't go mad

    Almeria isn't the back beyond. It's a decent sized city, and there are plenty of supermarkets and pharmacies to stock up on essentials when in town. That said, Spain isn't a country of bargains, and you don't want to jump off the train only to immediately start shopping before you can take a decent shower. So... * A light jacket. It does get...

  • Packing List, Almería

    Packing List

    Almería enjoys a warm and dry Mediterranean climate, with little rain and a large number of hours of sun per year (more than 3,000 hours).The temperatures throughout the year are mild reaching no lower than an average of 13º C in winter, and about 25º C in summer.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Almería Off The Beaten Path

  • Cabo de Gata, Almería

    Cabo de Gata

    The nature park Cabo de Gata is really wonderful. Great places in the middle of nowhere. Watching breeding flamingos, fantastic views around the next corner of a street.... all that can happen to you, if you visit this place. A nice place there is for example San José in the north-east of Almeria (see also the pics for San José).

  • Tabernas Area, Almería

    Tabernas Area

    A 4000 year old town located 20 km north of the city. Viewing the ruins it is evident that the town was protected by strong walls. The inhabitants practiced copper smithing and exchanged goods with other cultures in the eastern Mediterannean. Nearby the remains of the town there is a necropolis, where more than a hundred megalithis tomb chambers...

  • Palace of the Marquises of Cabra, Almería

    Palace of the Marquises of Cabra

    A typical bourgeoisie residence, built between late 18 and beginnings of 19 centuries. it has been recently refurbished to house the Municipal Archives.


Almería Sports & Outdoors

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    by benidormone Written Apr 9, 2004

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    We decide to rent a bike to go from Roquetas De Mar to Almerimar. It was very hot and the only thing we say were greenhouses with melons, strawberrys. Remember to take a bottle of water to take with you because there isn't a place where you can buy a drink on that road.


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Almería Favorites

  • Alcazaba, Almería


    The Tercer Recinto at the north-west end of the Alcazaba is a fortress which was added by the Catholic Monarchs. Its thick stone walls and sturdy round towers are in much better condition than the rest of the Alcazaba.

  • Excursions, Almería


    Excursions For more info check on the travelogues: The first excursion was to Cabo de Gata Nijar (trvelogue) we took a excursion on jeep in San Jose through places that are only autorised for the guides ... I will recomend as it deserves. Then we travelled along the coast until Mojacar and back to aguadulce to the hotel. For the second...

  • Almeria Beaches, Almería

    Almeria Beaches

    Beach is quiet and the little bars are relaxed and easy going, bars all have their own sun beds and you can have your lunch drinks etc all within feet of your sun lounger. Sangaria was great after a hard days sun bathing. Spending each pre dinner drinks on beach and then the most wonderful fish in Spain


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