Costa de Almeria

Costa de Almeria holidays

Uncover Spain’s best-kept secret as you hit the unspoiled beaches, desert landscapes and mountain peaks of the oh-so-calm Costa de Almeria. Things are a little more rustic than the other Costas, where life simply revolves around sun, sand and seafood. It’s the most authentic slice of Spain, where even big-screen films were shot! Dig deeper and you’ll see atmospheric Roquetas de Mar is the flagship resort oozing go-slow charm. Meanwhile, Mojacar’s Blue Flag strips and whitewashed cobbles mean you can relax or explore as you like. Golf’s big in these parts too, plus you’re well placed for discovering Almeria’s Moorish-flavoured Alcazaba and Granada’s world-famous Alhambra.

Popular Costa de Almeria Holiday Resorts

Playamojacar Aquapark Hotel
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  • Birmingham, Thu 30 May 2024
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
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Playamojacar Aquapark Hotel

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

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Based on 175 reviews

  • Fantastic Aqua park
  • Great for families
  • All Inclusive option
  • Close to the beach
  • Sleek, modern interiors
Mediterraneo Bay Hotel Spa & Resort
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£485pp
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  • Bristol, Sun 13 Oct 2024
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
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Mediterraneo Bay Hotel Spa & Resort

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

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Based on 1558 reviews

  • Seafront
  • Pool with fire engine & slides
  • Large rooms
  • Fantastic range of bars and restaurants
  • Swim up rooms
Alua Golf Trinidad
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  • Bristol, Sun 06 Oct 2024
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Alua Golf Trinidad

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

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  • Beachfront
  • Great sea views
  • Spacious rooms
  • Splash park
  • Central location
ALEGRIA Palacio Mojacar
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£476pp
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  • Bristol, Sun 13 Oct 2024
  • 7 Nights, Room Only
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ALEGRIA Palacio Mojacar

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

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Based on 1812 reviews

  • Adults only
  • Picturesque views
  • Lagoon-style pool
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Certified sustainable hotel
Best Pueblo Indalo
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£430pp
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  • Manchester, Tue 21 May 2024
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Best Pueblo Indalo

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

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  • Close to the beach
  • Splash park with slides
  • Fun for all the family
  • Moorish style
  • Certified sustainable hotel
Evenia Zoraida Garden
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  • Bristol, Sun 06 Oct 2024
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Evenia Zoraida Garden

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

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Based on 2943 reviews

  • Beachfront
  • Great for families
  • Outdoor pool with slides
  • Modern rooms
  • All Inclusive Plus option
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro (€)

Time difference

+1hr

Local beer

£2.60

Meal for two

£41.53

Average flight time

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, including its natural parks and tasty exports like strawberries!


Beach heaven

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.

Costa De Almeria resorts

Roquetas de Mar Holidays

Roquetas de Mar

A chilled-out town with a roll call of culture, 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 – Mojacar 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 boardwalks, landscaped gardens and beaches to look forward to; especially if a relaxing holiday in an exclusive setting is up your street. Compact and scenic, this is a great pick for kicking back in the sublime Spanish sun.

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.

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 Roquetaes 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 sand and calm waters it’s a perfect spot for enjoying the sun and the sea. Aguadulce...
Playa de Cerrillos

Playa de Cerrillos

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

Playa de Cerrillos is a remote beach located in a protected area of the coast with no facilities. Behind the beach the sand dunes, mixed with wetland areas of fresh water and salt water, are a paradise for bird...

Sights

As 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 16th-century gateway of Puerta de la Ciudad. Look closely and you’ll see the Mojácar...
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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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...
Marina Golf Mojacar

Marina Golf Mojacar

Mojacar, Costa de Almeria

Opened in 2000, the course at Marina Golf Mojacar combines large flat greens with the surrounding area’s mountainous features. Three lakes add a challenge to the course and numerous bunkers will keep you...

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 specialities....

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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Gran Plaza Shopping Area

Gran Plaza Shopping Area

Costa de Almeria

This modern shopping complex is perfect if you fancy a bit of retail therapy. With more than 50 stores, you can browse everything from footwear to fashion. Finish up by tickling your taste buds in the plaza’s...
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...

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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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...
Laid-back bars

Laid-back bars

Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

There are loads of sleepy little venues if you are in the mood for a chilled out evening. Settle into wicker chairs on open terraces and pick and choose between beach cocktails. Each place will do their own...
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