Almeria Province The province of Almeria is a strange corner of Andalucia. It is Spain's hottest province with summers starting before April and lasting well into late October. It boasts the highest hours of sunshine and the lowest rainfall. The capital of the province, Almeria City, has long sandy beaches (unfortunately it was very windy on our road trip here and we … [Read more...] about The province of Almeria – a strange corner of Andalucia!
To the east of Almeria capital is the rugged and desolate coast of Cabo de Gata. Some of Spain's most beautiful and least crowded beaches are strung along this coast. The area is still considered wild with extraordinary scenery. Visitors feel a sense of isolation and it is particularly popular with back packers and nature lovers. It's still possible to find deserted beaches … [Read more...] about Costa de Almeria – (Almeria Coast)
Our stay at Nijar Just over 30 Kms North-West of Almeria Capital on the A7-E15 motorway you come to the junction of the AL-3107 road which leads to the small inland village of Nijar. The town consists of one main avenue running along its entire length called Avenida Federico Garcia Lorca. This is the commercial centre with numerous shops selling pottery, woven clothing and … [Read more...] about Nijar
Our trip through Tabernas From Nijar we took the AL-3107 towards Lucainena de Las Torres, a small white village located in the midst of La Sierra Alhamilla. This is a wonderful scenic route through the desert which has been the setting of many spaghetti westerns since being discovered in the 1960's. Five kilometres further on from Lucainena de Las Torres we turned West onto … [Read more...] about Tabernas
The village of Seron is located on the A-334 halfway between Baza (Granada) and Albox (Almeria) in the Almanzora region. The Romans were the first to settle this strategically important area nestled between Sierra De Los Filabres and Sierra De Lucar. The Moors followed in the 8th Century, building the magnificent Nazari castle which dominates the village and the … [Read more...] about Seron