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Beaches and seaside delights
With its diverse regions and many islands, Spain has been among the most popular holiday destinations in Europe for several decades. The variety of its landscapes, its magnificent beaches and sunny climate make it a sure winner all year round.
Come and discover Moorish Spain in the south of the peninsula, Andalusia with its fiery temperament or the Balearic Islands very close by, famous for their splendid landscapes and their party atmosphere. Or opt for the diversity of the Canary Islands, volcanic lands with unspoilt traditions and treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday under the sun.
The Costa de Almería is the easternmost part of the Andalusian coastline. It is also the hottest region of Spain and the one where it rains the least frequently. The nature reserve of Cabo de Gata, with its magnificent sandy beaches overlooked by cliffs and its spectacular volcanic landscape, is among its most beautiful assets. The white villages of Mojácar and Nijar, the town of Almería - the capital of the province - and the semi-arid area around Tabernas, the setting for numerous films, are also attractions not to be missed. In the hinterlands, the Sierra Nevada national park alone, with its sumptuous nature, is worth the trip.
Venture to the Western-inspired Oasis theme park and enjoy an unforgettable family day with amazing cowboy stunts.
Go hiking in the Cabo Gata-Níjar Natural Marine-Terrestrial Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1997, and admire the unspoiled and preserved nature of this unique and colorful place.
Discover the ancient treasures of the city of Almería, capital of the province of the same name, founded in 955 by the Arabs. Its soil is rich in archaeological deposits and objects from the Neolithic period, most of which are now on display in the city's archaeological museum. Numerous remains trace the history of this rich and welcoming place.
Don't miss a trip through the Sierra Nevada mountain range and a stop in one of the most unusual villages in Spain: Guadix. This real open-air museum is known for its troglodyte houses and typical white chimneys.
Make a stop at the Alcazaba Palace, the largest Arab-Andalusian citadel in Spain. Be amazed by this place rich in history, composed of three fortified enclosures, a mosque and beautiful gardens with pools and fountains.
Take on the role of a spelunker and discover the famous Sorbas caves by walking through the numerous galleries full of stalactites and stalagmites.
Approx. 37 km from the airport. The long, wide fine gravel beach provides the perfect conditions for a relaxing holiday. Roquetas de Mar, the largest seaside resort in the gulf of Almería, offers numerous types of entertainmentsainment and water sports as well as a shopping street with boutiques, supermarkets, bars and coffee shops, ideal for meandering along.
The locality of El Toyo enjoys a tranquil location just beside the Cabo de Gata - Níjar nature reserve, approx. 13 km from the town of Almería and approx. 8 km from the airport. The pale sandy beaches of El Toyo are among the most beautiful in the region. The ever-growing number of leisure activities on offer in this seaside resort makes it an attractive choice for an active holiday: from water sports to hiking and diving extensive, there is something here for everyone.
Approx. 30 km from the airport and 18 km from Almería sits the village of Aguadulce, on the coastal route which runs along the cliffs offering a breathtaking view. Its marvellous sand and pebble beach is ideal for those who love the sun, which shines here almost every day of the year. The promenade lined with palm trees invites you to take long strolls and the marina at Aguadulce offers numerous bars and restaurants.
Excursion to the Sierra Nevada taking the motorway inland. Free time in the town of Guadix, visit to a cave and the cave museum. Photo stop at the remarkable La Calahorra castle. Return via Puerta de la Ragua (altitude 2,000 m) towards the coast headed for the Laujar vineyard. After two hours on the motorway, you will arrive in Guadix, an old Andalusian town with a beautiful cathedral. In addition, Guadix is famous for its 3,000 cave houses which are in part, still inhabited. After the midday meal (not included in the price), departure for the Sierra Nevada and the highest pass, the Puerto de La Ragua, at an altitude of 2,000 m. We will continue through some small mountain villages and return towards the sea.
Excursion to Mojacar taking the motorway to the desert of Tabernas, stop for coffee at ‘Route 66’. Continuation to Mojacar, free time. Then a visit to the little fishing village of Garrucha.
Excursion through Almería towards Tabernas. Free time in the Oasis park, western village and zoological garden. Hollywood films have been shot against this breathtaking backdrop. The park promises entertainmentsainment and variety for the whole family, with the western show at 12:00 p.m. a highlight.
This excursion will show you the superb Alcazaba, one of the oldest and best-preserved Moorish fortresses in all of Spain. From its height, you will have a quintessential view of the town and the coast which is sure to impress. The excursion continues with a visit to the cathedral of Almería.
After the cultural programme, you will have the afternoon free to tour the town as you please.
We hope you will really enjoy this half-day excursion! (Symbols of the town: Alcazaba and the cathedral)
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.