Located in the heart of Andalucía, Almeria is a bustling city with plenty to offer visitors of all ages and tastes, despite its modest size. The city centre is a mere 20 minutes from Almeria Airport, so pick up your hire car and start your Spanish holiday!
The city's location in the midst of Malaga and Cartagena, with Gibraltar and Murcia also within easy reach, makes Almeria an ideal base from which to explore this action-packed area of the country.
Sightseeing in Almeria
The city itself has plenty of attractions and sights of interest up its sleeve! Start your visit off by exploring the city's Cathedral; the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación and then learn all about the history of the region at one of the many museums here.
Renowned for its cuisine, be sure to sample some traditional tapas in the city itself or indeed at a nearby village. With so many dishes to choose from, you will be able to enjoy tapas for lunch every day of your trip. If you fancy something more lively, enjoy some of the local nightlife and perhaps watch a flamenco show.
Day Trips from Almeria
Travel a little further along the shoreline and you will arrive at Roquetas De Mar. Full of Spanish charm and character this is a great location for a relaxing break and with the Sierra Nevada Mountains shielding it from adverse weather, it's one of the warmest areas near the Mediterranean.
Drive past the National Park of Sierra Nevada to Granada, which can be found nestled beneath the mountains. Head further into the city and you will find the Alhambra Palace, home to some truly wondrous architecture and easily one of the most iconic sights in the country.
Nerja with 12km of golden sandy beaches is a fantastic location for a day trip or perhaps even a short side trip for a few days. If you tire of sunbathing and relaxation, why not visit the nearby prehistoric caves with the help of car hire from Almeria Airport and locate the world's largest stalagmite?