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.
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.