Guide to Costa Almeria

The Costa Almeria has an unspoilt coastline which makes it one of the most relaxing parts of Spain to visit.

On the Costa Almeria you will find one of Spain’s most impressive nature parks, the Cabo de Gata – Nijar, a desert area which receives very little rainfall but is rugged and beautiful nonetheless. Among the popular coastal villages here is San Jose, a pretty little fishing village which is nestled away in the secluded coves of the Costa Almeria.

If you are looking for more comfort when you stay in the Costa Almeria you should go to Roquetas de Mar. Car hire in Roquetas de Mar allows you full access to this lively and bustling tourist resort while also letting you the freedom to explore the rugged wilderness of the Costa Almeria at your own leisure. This once tiny fishing village of Roquetas de Mar is now one of the premier tourist resorts in Spain and visitors will find all kinds of accommodation on offer to cater to all kinds of budgets. There are also annual festivals for tourists to enjoy and take part in, some of which celebrate the cuisine of the region.

In the village itself there are quite a few landmarks which are pleasant to see so bring a camera. These include the Iglesia de Nuestra SeƱora del Rosario and the Santa Ana Castle which was constructed in the 16th century. Along the coastline you will see an old lighthouse which used to guide fishermen back to the Costa Almeria.

Of course no trip to the Costa Almeria would be complete without seeing the city of Almeria. Car hire Almeria lets you move freely through Andalusia’s most easterly city which, like many southern Spanish cities, is characterised by an impressive Alcazaba (Moorish fort). The war like times in which Almeria was formed even meant that its Cathedral was built to look like a fort using a Renaissance and Gothic style of architecture. The corner towers of Almeria’s cathedral once held cannons to help it repel raids from North African pirates who tried to terrorise the city.

Having a car will let you get up into the mountains which tower over Almeria so that you can get spectacular views of the city and the Costa Almeria. You will also be able to see the port which was central to the growth of the city and allowed it to prosper through the trade of textiles such as silk. Almeria also has its own airport and it is possible to pick up your rhino rental car from here too.

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