What's on in the region?
A holiday in the province of Alméria has plenty of options for all the family.
Wether you like the mountains, the sea, natural parks or cultural cities ... you'll find everything within short distance of the house.
Here is a short overview:
The village Albánchez with its typical white houses and narrow streets is situated at the edge of the Sierra de Los Filabres. In the village you will find some small shops, a bakery, a butcher, bars, a public swimming pool and a restaurant, a football field with artificial grass, a hotel-restaurant (menu a la carte and tapas, you can also collect pizza). A medical center with 24/7 ambulance service is also available in the village. Because of the central location (new highway 15 minutes drive), you can make excursions to the "white villages" or cultural cities, beaches, a water park, caves, the zoo, natural parks, movie studios .... The region is known as a paradise for hikers and bikers. The countryside and wider area of Albánchez has surprising contrasts and varied landscapes, beautiful nature and lovely beaches.
Cabo De Gata
* Sierra Nevada:
- Until late spring skiing is possible in Pradollano, the ski area with the most hours of sunshine in Europe!
- In summer there is plenty to do including hiking, horse riding and mountain biking.
* Las Alpujarras:
- Vast plateau south of the Sierra Nevada. This region has always been a poor and isolated region. However, the old traditions still live strong among residents.
- It is also a very interesting area for hiking.
Costa Almeria (eastern Andalusia) is a nice quiet area which is still unknown. This region has much to offer and is very different from nature. The coast is about 120 km long and offers visitors stunning contrasts. Along the rocky coast you can find the authentic Spain. Quiet beaches and picturesque villages with nothing but pristine white houses.
* Mojácar: whitewashed houses, narrow streets, squares and terraces. Traditional and yet that little bit different.
* Garrucha: a small fishing port/marina with a few good fish restaurants. Here the large red prawns are caught, one of the most spectacular dishes of Andalusian cuisine.
* San Miguel: fishing village and flamingos (Las Salinas de Cabo de Gata)
* San José: paradise for boaters
* Playa de los Genoveses and Playa Mónsul, with impressive sand dunes and large rocks in a variety of forms.
* Rodalquilar: Lost gold mines (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
* Las Negras: fishing village
* Almeria: city of tapas and an important (old) port.
* The unique architecture of Granada (Alhambra) and the most visited city of Spain.
* Malaga: bustling port town.
There are several tourist routes that connect with the province of Granada and Almeria: the Alpujarras road with its beautiful landscapes and its cities: Benhadux, Gador, Aljama de Almeria, Canjayar, Laujar, Alcolea, Berja, Arra, El Ejido, Dallias, Roquetas de Mar and Almeria itself. Along the coast is a different route with cliffs in Cabo de Gata, Las Salinas, Rodalquilar and quiet beaches like in Carboneras, Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera. But also the cities of Nijar and Sorbas, which are known for their handicrafts on this road. In the north of the province there is what is called the Vélez route where you can visit Velez Rubio (see a castle) and Velez Blanco with its famous Letreros cave with prehistoric paintings.
Theme parks, sports and adventure
* 4x4 Jeep Safari
* Mini-Hollywood (Oasys Theme Park) and Texas Hollywood (Fort Bravo)
* Water park (Aquavera)
* Snorkeling and diving
* Horse riding
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