Costa De Almeria

Spain’s secret Costa

Tucked into Spain’s south-east corner, between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, is the Costa de Almeria. This place missed out on the 1960s visitor boom that hit the other Costas because of poor road connections. As a result, it’s now far less touristy than its neighbours. You’ll find laid-back resorts, traditional whitewashed villages and beaches untouched by the holidaymaking masses.

Roquetas de Mar

The big resort here is Roquetas de Mar. It’s a seaside town with a wide belt of golden sand running alongside it. Although it used to be a quiet fishing village, it’s all grown up now – you’ll find everything from swish shopping malls and seafront restaurants to tiny tapas bars and Brit-style pubs.

Further afield

When it comes to days out, the Costa de Almeria has no end of attractions. Just up the coast from Roquetas de Mar is the port city of Almeria, where you’ll find tree-lined boulevards and chic boutiques, all watched over by a huge Arab fortress. Wildlife fans should head for one of the area’s natural parks – Cabo de Gata is one of the best. Granada, home to the impressive Alhambra palace, is just a couple of hours away, too.

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Tucked into Spain’s south east corner, Mojacar has two very different sides to it. Inland, there’s the hilltop village of Mojacar. From a distance, the whitewashed buildings look like sugar cubes sprinkled over the countryside. You’ll find its younger sister, Mojacar Playa, spread out along the sandy shoreline.

Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar, on the Costa Tropical in Andalusia, has always been popular with Spanish holidaymakers – and now Brits are discovering it, too. The fishing town comes with huge beaches, a palm-fringed promenade lined with restaurants plus fantastic tapas bars. You’ve also got a lovely old town here, with narrow Moorish streets and rustic houses.

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