Costa de Almeria

Costa de Almeria holidays


The Costa de Almeria is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets, with its sugar-cube villages, rugged desert landscapes and oodles of unspoiled beach. Castles, natural parks, mini versions of movie sets – this dramatic coastline packs it all in. Save some time for market stall-browsing and neon nights out in the city.

ROC Trinidad
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ROC Trinidad

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

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  • Close to the beach
  • Great sea views
  • Fantastic entertainment
  • Splash park
  • Modern style
Mediterraneo Bay Hotel & Resort
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Mediterraneo Bay Hotel & Resort

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

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Based on 162 reviews

  • Seafront
  • Pool with fire engine & slides
  • Pool with waterslides
  • Fantastic range of bars and restaurants
  • Fun for all the family
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

around €3

3 course meal

around €45

Flight times

3hrs

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.

Beach heaven

The coastline is a patchwork of golden 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.

Preserving the past

Even the resorts have a sense of history, with their cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings in gorgeous Spanish style. The Moors have left a strong mark on the region too, including an imposing fortress to check out in the city of Almeria.

Costa De Almeria resorts

Roquetas de Mar

A chilled-out town with a roll call of beaches, family-friendly attractions on tap and some amazing natural beauty spots nearby – remarkable Roquetas de Mar is rich in coastal scenery.

Mojacar

Blissful holiday weather, historic Moorish architecture and miles of golden Mediterranean beach – Mojácar is one of the Costa de Almeria's favourite destinations.

Aguadulce

It’s no surprise this go-slow spot is such a hit with locals. A gorgeous marina and a tasty tapas scene keep the sunshine days ticking over gently.

El Toyo

In El Toyo, you’ve got saunters along sandy boardwalks, landscaped gardens and soft beaches to look forward to – especially if a relaxing holiday in an exclusive setting is up your street.

Vera Costa

Dreamy strolls, dunes to get lost in and beaches all to yourself… you’re in for a get-away-from-it-all escape in Vera Costa. Sandy stretches will be at your disposal – some with designated naturist areas – so enjoy the quiet life of this idyllic resort.

Almerimar

Sun-lit leisure times are on the cards in this modern coastal town. A bright green golf course and a yacht-filled marina set the scene for good times.

Antas

This quiet town captures the authentic essence of Spain. It’s a place of narrow cobbled streets and low-rise whitewashed houses.

Bedar

If hilltop hideaways are your idea of holiday heaven, then Bedar is hard to beat. And this place was first in line when they were dishing out classic Spanish good looks.

Cortijo Grande

Situated around a currently closed golf course of the same name, Cortijo Grande is in a truly stunning location.

Beaches

Costa de Almeria boasts some of the best beaches around. The coastline is sprinkled with golden sandy beaches that stretch along the crystal clear waters. If you’re in search of unspoilt spots, Mojacar might be for you, while the tourist crowds flock to Roquetes de Mar.

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Aguadulce Beach

Aguadulce Beach

Aguadulce, Costa de Almeria

The long, sandy Aguadulce beach is popular with holidaymakers and locals. It's unspoilt and never feels crowded. With fine golden sand and calm waters it’s a perfect spot for enjoying the sun and the sea....
El Toyo Beach

El Toyo Beach

El Toyo, Costa de Almeria

At the unspoilt and uncrowded El Toyo Beach you can get your fill of sun and sea without frills. You won’t find sun loungers and parasols, but there is shaded seating at each end with superb views. The 1.3...

Sights

A history-lover’s heaven, you’ll find loads of landmarks that’ll give you an insight to the area’s past. The beaches here are breathtaking, as is the surrounding backdrop, so scenic strolls provide hundreds of photo opportunities. Explore the traditional towns by day and relax in a cosy bar by night – bliss.

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Puerta de la Ciudad in Pueblo Old Town

Puerta de la Ciudad in Pueblo Old Town

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

If you came in a car you will have most likely missed one of the best reasons to visit this quaint town, the 15th-century gateway of Puerta de la Ciudad. Look closely and you’ll see the Mojácar coat of arms and...
Mirador del Castillo

Mirador del Castillo

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

A short walk up to the highest point in Pueblo Old Town will bring you to the unmissable Mirador del Castillo. An enclosed complex built on the ruins of a Moorish castle, it was once the private home of a...

Activities

If you like to stay active, then Costa de Almeria will be right up your street. Offering the perfect chance to try out a new sport, or hone in your current skills, the area is amazing for golf, cycling, horse riding, bird watching and hiking, to name just a few!

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Cabo de Gata Natural Park

Cabo de Gata Natural Park

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

This natural park is a wonderful adventure and the largest protected coastal area in Andalucia. In the wild landscape you can climb volcanic rock formations and discover hidden coves down by the sea. Rivers...
Oasys Mini Hollywood

Oasys Mini Hollywood

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

Over 100 films were shot on location at Oasys Mini Hollywood in the 1960s and 70s. Here at this wild-west-style theme park, you can re-enact your favourite scenes from A Fistful of Dollars, Lawrence of Arabia...

Eating and drinking

Seafood fans will be in heaven. You can feast on everything from battered flounder to lobster. Try the bocas de la isla, a local dish made with crabmeat. Almeria also does a strong line in cured sausages and ham. Wash them down with a glass of local red wine or anise liqueur.

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Bacus

Bacus

Aguadulce, Costa de Almeria

Bacus is considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in the area. It is tucked away in the backstreets of Aguadulce but worth the effort. Run by a famous regional chef, the modern restaurant combines...
Loads of local restaurants

Loads of local restaurants

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

There are at least 70 restaurants in Mojacar serving a wide range of cuisines. On the menu you’ll find a nice choice of international dishes, including British, as well as plenty of Spanish. The family-run...

Shopping

Bustling outdoor markets spring up in the towns and villages along the coast every week. Dive in and scour the stalls for bargains on clothes, handbags and shoes. You can also sample food products fresh from the farm – the local green and red tomatoes are some of the juiciest you will ever taste.

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Grand Plaza Park

Grand Plaza Park

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

This modern plaza is home to a wide range of outlets selling everything from fashion to jewellery to sports. Stop in on the way to the beach to pick up some essentials or treat yourself to designer sunglasses...
Handmade gifts

Handmade gifts

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

Small shops and boutiques are scattered around the cobbled streets of Mojacar. You'll find handmade gifts, designer fashions and children's clothes. To find everything under one roof, head to Mojacar Business...

Nightlife

For a big night out, head to Almeria city, with its late-night music bars and beachside discos. Resorts like Roquetas de Mar and Mojacar have a laid-back but lively after-dark scene, with plenty of seafront bars and pretty squares with outdoor tables.

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A low-key evening affair

A low-key evening affair

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

In Mojacar the nightlife is pretty low-key – it's not the place for international DJs and laser shows. The liveliest nightlife is along the promenade where a few clubs and bars stay open till the early hours....
Bars around the port

Bars around the port

Aguadulce, Costa de Almeria

After dark, laid-back Aguadulce livens up and is the centre of the town’s nightlife. Around the port there are a number of bars to choose from, whether you fancy sipping cocktails or want a place to get a cold...
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