The Costa Almería is one of the most unspoiled coastal areas of mainland Spain. Here visitors can quite often enjoy an entire beach all to themselves.
This Costa Almería coastline is a little over 200 kilometres in length. It stretches from Pulpí between the regions of Murcia and Andalusia. To Adra near the border of the Granada Province.
This area of Spain has been home to many different cultures and civilisations. There has been much conflict over this stretch of coastline. This is evident with the large number of castles and fortresses along the coast.
The Moors (Arabs) built the capital city of Almería in the 10th century. They remained the dominant culture on the Costa Almería for almost 800 years.
Built around its important shipping and ferry port. Almería is a city made for exploring. Here there are a large number of delightful plazas, monuments and historical buildings. It’s past Arab influence is evident by the imposing Moorish castle of Alcazaba. The largest castle in Almería and the top tourist attraction of this city. Alcazaba is also the largest castle in the autonomous community of Andalucia. Second only in size to the Alhambra Castle in Granada.
Although a Spanish commercial city, Almería still has much to offer tourists. There are plenty of shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants around its central area. There are many historical landmarks, monuments and museums among the squares and plazas.
Facing one end of the port is the Paseo de Coches. This runs parallel to Nicolás Salmerón Park. Here visitors can enjoy respite from the midday sun under the trees and palms. At the other end of the port is the city’s beach. This boasts good facilities, lively beach bars (Chiringuitos) and the municipal Auditorium. It’s the wild and beautiful coves and bays of Cabo de Gato Natural Park that most visitors come to see.