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Local Information on Costa Almeria and various towns in Costa Almeria

Local Information on Costa Almeria and various towns in Costa Almeria

Costa Almeria local information

The Costa Almeria is completely unspoilt compared to other costas in Spain. Costa Almeria is sparsely populated, has few villages and a very low population density. Visitors to the Costa Almeria feel a sense of exploration as many of the coves can only be reached on foot. This area of Spain is particularly popular with nature lovers and back-packers. Two very old towns of particular note are, Garrucha "the city of prawns" and Almeria city which is crowned by the magnificent Arab fortress, Alcazaba.

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Aguadulce´s history dates back to Neolithic times. The town has approximately 3 km of sandy beaches. It is very popular in summer for its hotels, numerous bars and restaurants plus a delightful Marina.

The clubs offer a variety of music for every taste – salsa, dance, sevillanas etc. The town’s population usually triples in summer due to the many tourists.

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Almerimar is located 40 km west of the capital Almeria and is one of the few resorts in Europe where the rainfall is scarce. It has all the amenities one would expect in a resort – hotels, bars and restaurants, water sports etc. An 18 hole golf course (designed by Gary Player), wide avenues and numerous parks set off this delightful town.

The Marina is home to yachts and motor cruisers of all sizes – plenty of excellent shopping, good restaurants and friendly bars adjoin the Marina.

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The Alpujara is situated between the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast. Its climate varies from subtropical on the coast to snow covered mountain peaks. Thanks to the mild climate on the coast, the Alpujarra is one of the richest agricultural areas in Andalucia.

The Sierra Nevada National Park should not be missed as there are plenty of winter sports to enjoy.

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Arboleas village is situated in the Valley of River Almanzora, 120 km away from Almeria the provincial capital. Its current population is about 1.500. Agriculture is the village’s main economic activity – citrus fruits being the most important.

The most important building in the village is the church of Santiago, built in the second half of the 19th century. The area has been populated since prehistoric times.

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Balerma is situated in the municipality of El Ejido in the province of Almeria. It has more than 2 km of coastline and all the amenities one would expect for a peaceful holiday. The village has a marine tradition although these days tourism is the mainstay of the local economy.

The most important monument in the village is the 18th century Tower on the promenade where all the fairs are celebrated.

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The past has left marks on present day Berja and its surroundings. There are many buildings, both civil and religious from the Muslim era. Berja´s churches date back to the 16th century and there are some roman ruins close to the town. Notwithstanding its ancient heritage Berja has excellent shopping facilities and good restaurants.

A feature is the shady avenue on which one enters the town – flanked by hundreds of eucalyptus trees.

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Carboneras is situated 70 km from Almeria on the delta of the Albas River. It has approximately 7.000 inhabitants. The town owes its name to the first coal miners who settled in the area back in the 16th century. Later on the fishing industry became more important. One of the town’s most interesting monuments is 16th century San Andres Castle.

Carboneras has 16 km of beaches – some of them are quite sheltered. An extensive Marina fronts the town – surrounding the Marina are many delightful restaurants.

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Gergal is an agricultural village with a population of over 1.000. The village offers tranquility and all major amenities – bars, restaurants, schools, sports centre etc. A place to visit is a castle from Moorish times and the church of Santa Maria.

Gergal offers rural tourism and has proved popular with many famous people including Antonio Banderas.

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Guaro is a medieval village situated on a hill at the foot of a small castle. The San Miguel church dates back to 16th century. Typical Spanish tapas can be enjoyed in every bar. The village prides itself on its almonds and its nickname is “Almonds Natural Paradise”.

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Lucainena de las Torres

Lucainena is situated to the north of the Alhamilla mountain range, 53 km from the province capital Almeria. Agriculture is the main economic activity here - mainly olive trees, producing cereals and raising sheep.

The main town square has a Fountain with cool fresh water from the mountains and the Saturday street market should not be missed.

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Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar is located about 25 km west of Almeria. With its sandy beaches, nautical sports, camping areas, plenty of hotels and bars and restaurants it makes for an unforgettable holiday. Roquetas has preserved its historical heritage. Places of interest include the Tower of Roquetas and Santa Ana Castle. Lovers of nature have plenty to see here as well.

At Entinas-Sabinar there is a flamingo colony plus many types of sea birds.

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Terque´s economy is mainly based on agriculture – production of grapes. As a settlement it dates back to prehistoric times when the first settlers occupied the nearby caves.

A must place to visit is Los Millares with its plethora of pre-historic remains.

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