Things to do in Costa de Almeria

Top Things to Do in Costa de Almeria

Things to Do in Costa de Almeria

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  • doofvfood (with botak ahjussi)
    World2,926 contributions
    We visited Cabo de Gata on a day trip from Almeria and managed to see a number of sights - Nijar, the lighthouse, Sirens' Lookout, Las Salinas, La Isleta del Moro, San Jose & Playa los Escullos. We would have liked to have seen more but it does take a while to get from point to point so we weren't able to see everything. We loved Nijar which was a real highlight esp climbing up to the Atalaya tower. The town was really quiet when we went so we had the place to ourselves. The other sights we saw were fairly average in that the views were nice but not stunning. It's an area worth seeing when you are in the region but best embark on your journey early to try to avoid crowds & also allocate at least 2 days if you would like to beach hope. We didn't manage to get to Playa de los Genoveses as it was about a 40 min walk in the heat or €5 to drive there.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Gerard O
    Weymouth, UK691 contributions
    This is a lovely area to walk or cycle- a wide promenade, with plenty of room for bicycles and lovely views out to sea
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • davidandmel
    Birmingham, UK1,484 contributions
    This place is bang on the front right next to the marina. There is a lovely walkway by the sea and the castle has clearly been restored. We visited at Xmas and the area all around was planted with pretty red and white poinsettias.
    Written 22 December 2019
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  • doofvfood (with botak ahjussi)
    World2,926 contributions
    Must-visit site in Almeria. When we went in the morning it was pretty quiet though we returned one evening and there seemed to be quite a few groups there. Entrance is free which was great! There were 3 sections to the fortress with the first where the gardens are, offering views over the city and port. There was quite alot of construction and restoration going on in the 2nd and 3rd sections, and the latter was a venue for concerts in July when we visited so not all areas were accessible. There were a few resident cats which were entertaining! Visited the toilets when we were there and there was no water to wash our hands with & no warning signs which was a pain. Other than the hiccup it's a really lovely place to visit and as it wasn't busy we didn't feel rushed and could take our time to enjoy the site. If you have visited the Alhambra, this wouldn't be as impressive but the terraced garden was a highlight for us & it's a must-visit when you are in Almeria.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • David D
    3 contributions
    Being a naturist couple for many years..booked this break June last year privately online.
    It's a fantastic location and resort for seasoned naturist and those wanting to try with no pressure. The beach area is fantastic, a mostly sandy beach stretching for a mile,with loads of options on the beach or off to eat,drink at the many friendly bars naked...special mention to the "Pirate Bar" right on the beach is definitely well worth a visit or two..good cheap drinks ,food,music,and great for people watching...during our visit the beach was never over crowded with a mix of all nationalities. Also benefits with showers and toilets...def a plus for a naturist beach.
    The urbanization apartments behind the beach are mostly available to rent at all star levels..all private,securewith great facilities, outdoor,indoor pools ,gardens,sunbeds,etc...visit website veraplayafriends.com for map..
    Also from most accommodations you are able to walk the streets naked to the beach...its great!!
    At the north end of the beach is the Natura Club Hotel..a naturist hotel with a great selection of restaurants and nightlife.
    A fantastic location for a natural break.
    Four stars is for the sea can be a bit rough due wind and murky.
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • KH401
    Leicestershire, UK48 contributions
    A fascinating look at an important part of Almeria's (and Spain's) history. Reservations are essential but easy to make online. Non-Spanish speakers should appreciate there is very little in terms of commentary for them once the initial video introduction with English subtitles is over, but there is plenty to see, lots of atmosphere to absorb, and given the very low price this isn't unreasonable. The guide did take us aside a few times to highlight some important bits, and I'm sure they would happily have answered any questions in English that we may have had. Definitely worth seeing if in Almeria.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • doofvfood (with botak ahjussi)
    World2,926 contributions
    The lighthouse itself is not really a great view as it looks quite run down and there is no access to it. But at the balcony next to it you get a view from the Sirens' Lookout which is one of the main attractions in the area according to the online lists of places to see in Cabo de Gata. We walked a little beyond the dead end in the road as we thought the view point was further along but it's to the left of the lighthouse so don't miss it!
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Mary-LouRich
    Chichester, UK7 contributions
    We weren't planning to visit but decided to stop on our way from Tabernas to Almeria. We had a great day out ending with the 'cowboy' shoot out!
    Would definitely recommend for families of all ages. Good value.
    Written 19 October 2020
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  • ABurrows1
    Wigan, UK17 contributions
    After visiting the market we called into the bull ring out of interest. Fascinating insight. We toured the arena, pens, chapel and other areas. The old Spanish guides were very amenable despite not speaking any English ( why should they). I don’t agree with this tradition but non the less the arena tour was really interesting. Donations on leaving but no set price. Combine it with the Saturday morning market for a good few hours.
    Written 5 August 2019
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  • jrls1943
    109 contributions
    Just a very pleasant area to relax and enjoy. Good variety of restaurants and bars. Things tend to run down at the end of September/October.
    Written 23 October 2019
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  • Ian C
    Arboleas, Spain219 contributions
    This is worth the walk or cycle very spectacular views of Almeria,very refreshing and natural.Most interesting.
    Written 29 March 2019
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  • amdgriggs
    Sheffield, UK1,466 contributions
    What a perfect beach - a semicircle of soft sand, picturesque mountains behind, clear clean water (& usually warm as it’s so shallow). Super-popular in summer when there’s a queuing system to drive along the 2km approach track to the car park, though there is a coastal footpath to the nearer end of the beach from the SW eve of San Jose. No facilities on the beach so bring lots of food and cold drinks - & then just lap up the sun 👍😀
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Eric B
    London, UK1,072 contributions
    We stayed an hour North, in Agua Amarga, and often came South to Mónsul. It's got no facilities, the car park can get jammed even in October, it's down a dirt road, but once you are on the beach it is wonderful. It's so interesting in terms of rocks, headlands and dunes, was never crowded (in October) and the sea is delightful for swimming. You walk in over gradually shelving sand and we never got stung by the few little jelly fish we saw (a worldwide problem now, take vinegar to the beach!) On the beach we never had anyone within 5m.
    Written 19 October 2021
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  • Sabury
    Whitefield, UK33 contributions
    Lovely place where you can see all sea life/fish are cared for. Divers in the tanks cleaning whilst we were there.
    Staff friendly and welcoming.

    Great information boards on all species and interactive pools to touch some of the creatures.

    Felt it was very pricey €16.95 an adult. Takes less than 30mins reading and looking at everything at slow pace. Blink and it’s the exit. €1 euro machine providing food to feed the Koi carp at start. Not easily signed so can be missed, but worth buying as the carp are beautiful and interactive.

    Cafe ok, only had a coffee. But other snacks hot/cold drinks available

    We arrived at 11.15am, opened at 11am. Sadly, big group of children on a visit. Was extremely noisy, all screaming and shouting. Teacher and guide struggled to controlled them. Only a small place so wasn’t overall relaxing visit.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • reetpetite2016
    Ireland16 contributions
    Very high end and yet has a primark which is great.Carefour is hugeand bery reasonable with a grt selection
    Written 24 October 2019
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