Almeria is the easternmost province of the Spanish peninsula situated next to the provinces of Murcia in the north and Granada in the west. The sparsely populated province holds a great variety of landscapes, from high mountain ranges to desert, sandstone and unspoilt beaches of great beauty.
Almeria is the hottest province in Andalucia, with large hours of sunshine and very little rainfall. Almeria is as well one of the most productive agricultural areas in Europe, with vast hectares of crops cultivated under plastic, of which around 80% is exported. Another export product of Almeria is the white marble.
In past decades the desert landscape of the inland was very popular for filming Spaghetti western and you can actually visit a little mini Hollywood set in Tabernas. Almeria's thermal waters of Alhama de Almeria and Sierra Alhamilla also deserve a special mention. The natural temperature of these baths varies from 30 degrees to 46 degrees centigrade and their fame dates from Roman times.
The coastline of Almeria is still a great tip, due to large environmentally protected areas where the construction of hotels is restricted. To access a good number of outstanding beaches, a car rental is highly recommended. The more popular resorts in Almeria are Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce and Mojacar, the latter being the town with the largest number of foreign residents in the province.
Almeria province is a suitable destination for almost all types of travelers: for those seeking sun and sand, for fans of sports like diving, sailing, skiing or hiking, and many others, for those who opt for rural tourism, for those who enjoy visiting protected natural areas and for those who want to see and learn about historic monuments and sites.
Almeria offers a wide range of possibilities for leisure and fun thanks to natural resources such as more than 200 kilometers of coastline or national parks such as Cabo de Gata-Nijar or the Tabernas Desert, tourist facilities such as its various marinas, theme parks and golf courses, a large number of historical monuments among which is outstanding the citadel that dominates the city of Almería, and numerous archaeological sites that tell us about the different civilizations that have inhabited these lands over the centuries.