Costa Almeria Holidays

The Costa Almeria, (sometimes Costa de Almeria) is a less developed coastal area than some of the more established holiday areas. It is still possible to find unspoilt beaches and visitors can have that sense of discovery about the area.

This part of Spain was once dominated by The Moors and so the original architecture as seen in the city of Almeria still has that distinctive flavour about it. The area has become more developed in recent years, but it still retains most of its character.

Mojacar like many of the towns in Andalucia suffered a lot during the wars between the Christians and the Moors. It is a strategic town with a good outlook over the landscape. It has a very warm climate and some severe droughts in its past have led in a decline in the population as people emigrated to South America. Since the introduction of tourism, the town is thriving, but it is on a much more slowere development than many other resorts in Andalucia. The buildings still tend to be the classic whitewash that we expect to see in Spain. The beaches are also good and unspoilt.

Roquetas de Mar is another historic town dating back to the Roman times. It has a central area with narrow streets in a Moorish style. There is a tower remaining of a 16th century castle, the Castilla de Santa Ana. It also has a good sandy beach and a number of hotels and apartments for hire, but Roquetas de Mar retains its Spanish roots and there is enough space for people to relax and enjoy their holiday.