Costa de Almeria Holidays
Costa de Almeria Holidays – unspoilt Spanish beauty spot
If untouched beaches and a relaxed Spanish atmosphere appeal to you then Costa de Almeria will provide the perfect setting. The Andulasian coast is the sunniest region in Spain and boasts some of the country’s most stunning beaches. Resorts such as the idyllic Aguadulce and lively Roquetas de Mar are popular with families and couples thanks to the clean safe beaches, bustling marina area and golf and watersports facilities. Trips to the Arabic influenced city of Almeria, spectacular sunsets over Alcazaba Castle and ferry trips to North Africa are just some of the many highlights of this popular holiday location.
Costa de Almeria holidays provide year round sunshine with June through September bringing high temperatures of 30C and over. The summer season and school holiday periods generally mean peak prices but booking early can mean excellent discounts on package holidays in Costa de Almeria. The spring, autumn and winter seasons are warm and swimming in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea is possible all year round. Thanks to the abundance of beautiful beaches there is rarely a problem with overcrowding even during the peak summer months.
Look out for special Directline Holidays offers during the winter, spring and autumn months.
Andalucia has one of the best climates in Spain and is generally dry, sunny and warm all year round. The peak summer months from June through September will see temperatures climbing from 26C to 30C, sometimes reaching as high as 40C. You can expect 10 hours of sunshine per day during the summer months, and evening temperatures will be a warm 20C. Rainfall is practically non-existent during the summer season and is unlikely to disturb a holiday at any time of the year.
The winter, spring and autumn seasons bring comfortably warm temperatures ranging from 15C to 20C.
You can find excellent holiday deals in Costa de Almeria by booking early and by considering the slightly quieter months. Winter, spring and autumn are considered the quieter seasons but still provide plenty of sunny warm weather and exude a more relaxed atmosphere. If you have a flexible schedule and can avoid the busy school holiday periods such as summer, Easter and Christmas then some excellent discounts can be found through Directline Holidays. Discounts can also be found when booking in advance or by checking our late deal holiday offers listed below.
Direct flights to Almeria Airport (LEI) are available year round from major city airports including London Gatwick, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow and Bristol. Flight time from the UK is just under four hours. Transfer to Aguadulce is 30 minutes while Roquetas de Mar is 45 minutes; no resort transfer will take more than one hour. The airport has disabled access and facilities include a bar, restaurant, duty free shopping, tourist information and car hire.
A taxi rank is located at the airport with metered prices of 19 euro (£15) to Aguadulce and Roquetas de Mar at 26 euro (£21). Buses run from 7am to 10pm every 30 minutes from the airport to Almeria city centre bus and train stations with bus fares costing 0.85 euro (£0.70). If you are considering car hire the roads in Andalucia are excellent and driving is on the right side of the road.
The beaches in Costa de Almeria are regarded as some of the finest in Spain. Golden beaches stretch along this coastline and finding a secluded spot is never a problem. Less commercialized than regions such as the Costa de la Luz the beaches here are spotless. Most of the beaches have been awarded Blue Flags for cleanliness and come with safety features including life guards.
Aguadulce is one of the most popular resorts and this is due to its beautiful twin beaches. The Blue Flag beaches attract holidaymakers and locals to swim in the warm crystal clear waters and use the many watersports facilities available. The seafront promenade is easily accessible from the beach and is the place to enjoy the many bars, restaurants and shops. Aguadulce beaches stretch for two and half kilometres and are the perfect spot for families and couples looking for a relaxed, unspoilt but safe beach area that is never too crowded.
If you are looking to spend long hot sunny days relaxing on sun loungers on an idyllic but lively beach then Roquetas de Mar may be the place for you. This resort features 3Km of fine sand beaches complete with lifeguards and a host of watersports such as scuba diving, wind surfing and jet skiing. The resort is very popular with families thanks to easy access to the water park and children’s play area.
One of the most peaceful and pretty beaches can be found at the resort of Mojocar. This resort is perfect for families with small children and couples looking to simply relax away from the party atmosphere and enjoy the many beautiful Blue Flag beaches of this south coast resort. Make sure to visit Playa de los Muertos Beach near Mojocar and see why the Spaniards call it the best beach in Spain.
Explore a real desert
The Sierra Alhamilla situated just north of Almeria town was the location for both Lawrence of Arabia and Sergio Leone Westerns and it’s easy to see why. The rugged, dry landscape perfectly doubles for the American West. The old film sets still remain today as theme parks including Mini Hollywood, where you can watch exciting re-enactments of life in the old wild west.
There are several parks in the Almeria area. The Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park covers a huge area consisting of three very distinct and unique regions. Boasting salt marshes patrolled by flamingos, extinct volcanoes, caves and Europe's only native palm, the park has fascinating flora and fauna and stunning vistas.
Discover a historic city
Almeria, The capital of the region is a fascinating port once occupied by Romans and Moors. Overlooking the town, an ancient fortress, Alcazaba, is a must see and a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of this busy, vibrant city that offers numerous shopping opportunities in varied department stores and local markets.
The Costa de Almeria has the longest stretch of beaches in the Andalucía region making it the perfect destination for a relaxing break. From long, sweeping beaches to isolated tiny coves there is plenty of opportunity for getting away from it all or taking advantage of the many beach facilities and water sports activities on offer such as windsurfing, kite surfing and paragliding.
Discover traditional Spain
The Costa de Almeria has retained much of its original, local charm and many traditional Spanish towns and villages remain untouched by modern day development. Sorbas is one of many such villages. Built into the edge of a deep ravine the location is stunning but the village is also worth visiting for its close proximity a series of natural caves.
There is no shortage of Golf courses in this area, some in very picturesque locations. Beachside resorts offer the usual popular variety of water sports. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris, go-karting and a number of water parks can be found on the Costa de Almeria.