A hidden gem
Less bustling than its fellow Costas and with even more sunshine, the Costa de Almeria delivers idyllic beach breaks without the crowds. It escaped the tourist boom of the 1960s and, as a result, has clung onto its many traditional and alluring charms, including its natural parks and tasty exports like strawberries!
The coastline is a patchwork of bronzed beaches and rocky coves. Some of the best spots are backed by relaxed resort towns, but stray from the beaten track and you can easily find yourself a tucked-away stretch of sand. Playa de Mónsul and Playa de las Muertos are two top plots.
Preserving the past
Even the resorts have a sense of history, with their cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings in gorgeous Spanish style and even greenhouses. The Moors have left a strong mark on the region too – we’re talking an imposing fortress to check out in the city of Almeria.