Things to do and see in Almeria.

Activities: Horse riding, Golf, Quad/motorbike hire, organised walks, water Park, Flying club, Sorbas Caves & outdoor markets : Distances to all these.

Fabulous whitewashed Moorish village tumbling down the hillside where women are still to be found washing their clothes at the 17th century fountain, explore the cobbled streets with El Torreon Fortress and the Church of St Maria with its incredible Mural. Alleged Birthplace of Walt Disney, hear the story visit the colourful street markets on Wednesday or come in June to experience the Moors & Christians fighting a last mock battle for supremacy along with a parade in flamboyant costumes. Learn about the 4,500 year old Indalo man who brings luck and protection to this special village (associated with neolithic paintings in velez Blanco caves

Visit its busy local Friday market with cheap produce and african arts & crafts, plus clothes & other bricabrac. Photograph the weekday fish auction then dine out in the excellent outdoor harbour fish restaurants.

A totally unspoilt fishing village fronting on to a large sandy beach with outdoor restaurants.


A totally unspoilt fishing village fronting on to a large sandy beach with outdoor restaurants.

An ancient port with a Moorish Castle and moorish Barrio

Celebrates a June Festival with a giant Paella, horse riding skills demonstration with music & fireworks.
Town Fiestas in August.


The highest temperature and lowest rainfall in Spain have created semi desert conditions and this National park has many rare and endangered plants growing in its coastal dunes.
The Salinas (saltpans) here are one of spains most important wetland areas for breeding & warm weather birds, they run parellel to the beach just separated by 400 metres of a wide sand bar.
Pristine waters are a mecca for divers & snorkellers, sailing & sea Kayaking.
Parks Visitor Centre is situated in Los Amoladeras between Retamar & San Miguel on the AL822.
Open June-September 10-2pm 6-8pm, October to May Tues to Sun 10 – 2pm and 4-6pm plus April to May is also 6-8pm.
Much of its coastline is only accessible on foot on well marked footpaths especially between Cabo de Gata Headland. San Jose, Las Negra & aqua Amarga.
From west go via village of San Miguel de Cabo de Gata and take coast road passes to the superb Cabo de Gata beach
Must Do’s
Visit the Monsul desert dunes beach which is backed by distinctively shaped immense volcanic rocks. The beach itself has specks of Mica in the sand which gives it a fairytale sparkle used as film setting for movies such as Indiana Jones
Visit Islata del moro where the locals fish and Aqua Amarga then Los Escullos with its 18th Century ruined castle on top of fossilised sand dunes and dramatic cliffs. Don’t forget San Jose a pretty coastal village and from there head south along a track to the beautiful Playa de los Genoveses Aunique other wordlyu place right on our doorstep.