Best Hotels in Costa de Almeria

Looking for the best hotels in Costa de Almeria Spain? Costa de Almeria is a stretch of coastline on the south east side of Spain with wonderful fine sandy beaches, sand dunes, nature reserves, volcanic mountains and wetlands. With over 3000 hours of sunshine per year, less than 200 millimeters of rain and warm all year round climate, it’s a sun worshipers paradise. Visit Costa de Almeria for the tranquil atmosphere, the crystal waters, the rugged landscapes, and off the beaten path private beaches surrounded by mountains. Visit all of the Best Spain beaches here.

Costa de Almeria Weather – Best Time to Visit

In Costa de Almeria you can expect constant warmth and bright sunshine all year-round. Temperatures peak at 88°F in the summer with August being the hottest month of the year. If you love the heat and sunshine, it’s the best time to go to Costa Almeria. The sea has also warmed up and rarely drops below 75°F. The best time to visit Costa Almeria for lower temperatures is in October is still warm with temperatures averaging 75°F/ If you love swimming in the sea and soaking up the sun, visit between June and September. However, if you prefer a slightly cooler climate, come between October and May for mild temperatures and lower humidity.

Best Costa de Almeria Beaches

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Las Negras Beach

The clear waters and plethora of marine life of Playa de las Negras makes this a good spot for slipping on a mask and snorkel. This large family-friendly beach offers lots of facilities, such as showers, rescue service, an access specifically designed for disabled people, a parking area, in addition to a sea ferry that connects the area with the small secluded bay of San Pedro.

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Aguadulce Beach

This beach is one of the most frequented beaches in the South of Almeria. The dark sand and quiet waters have made it possible for it to gain the Blue Flag. Services include rescue service, local police, Red Cross, toilets, showers, bins, umbrella and deck-chairs rental service and a safe access for disabled people.

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Los Genoveses Beach

This fabulous beach is situated 2km far from the little town of San José, in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. It is 1200 meters long, full of fine, gold sand and the total absence of buildings and streets makes it an entirely virgin cove. The only way to get there is on foot, through a natural path full of lavender bushes. While walking, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole bay and the Morrón de Los Genovese.

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Mónsul Beach

Despite being isolated, the beach of Mónsul is very much attended by tourists with families. It lies within the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, and one of its most famous features is a lava formation right in the middle of its shores, where tourists usually shelter themselves from the hot sun rays.

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Los Muertos Beach

The crystal-clear water characterizes this 1600 mt-long virgin beach, which is popular for scuba diving. The thin graveled sand and the landscapes are other noteworthy features. The access to this beach is far from simple, but makes this beach more charming. You will have to go down a steep, 800 meter-long path to get to the beach.

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Best Costa de Almeria Restaurants

Oro y Luz $11 – 30

This restaurant impresses with its terrace views over the olive trees and modern regional cuisine. Seafood stars on the menu, complemented by a series of rich meaty mains. Expect artistic presentation along with friendly service and exquisite flavors. Menu Telephone: 34 722 78 99 73 Web: Oro y Luz

La Frontera $11 – 30

For top-notch seafood tapas in a low-key local setting, head to this roadside bar in Carboneras. Small plates of paella, grilled shrimp and sardines, fried squid, and smoked tuna are yours for €1.50 each – or free with each drink you order. For larger appetites, reasonably priced raciones are also available. Telephone: 34 950 13 03 44 Web: La Frontera

Tito’s $11 – 30

Picture the ideal beach side bar and chances are it would look something like Tito’s, a cane-canopied hang-out set amid palm trees on the southern promenade. It’s a wonderfully laid-back spot to sate your thirst on fresh-fruit cocktails and enjoy international, fusion-leaning food. Menu Telephone: 34 950 61 50 30 Web: Tito’s

4 Nudos $11 – 30

Aptly housed in the Club Náutico at the marina, it serves classic Spanish dishes – paella included – alongside more innovative creations such as baby-prawn ceviche and tuna marinated in soy sauce, ginger and rosemary. Reservations advised except at the quietest times. Menu Telephone: 34 620 93 81 60 Web: 4 Nudos

La Gallineta $30 & Up

An elegant restaurant in El Pozo do los Frailes village, is a hit with city escapees who make the drive out for its innovative, outward-looking cuisine. Menu highlights include tuna with Cambodian spices and carpaccio of red prawns with citrus and mango. Book two or three days ahead at Easter or in summer. Menu Telephone: 34 950 38 05 01 Web: La Gallineta

Best Costa de Almeria Tours & Activities

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Jovellanos 16

Calle Jovellanos 16 Local 1, 04003, Almeria Spain Telephone: 34 660 54 73 54 Web: Jovellanos 16 TripAdvisor Reviews

La Mala- Croqueteria

Calle Gabriel Callejon, 10, 04001, Almeria Spain Telephone: 34 619 35 08 16 Web: La Mala- Croqueteria TripAdvisor Rating

Taberna Nuestra Tierra

Calle Jovellanos 16, 04003, Almeria Spain Telephone: 34 679 89 74 32 Web: Taberna Nuestra Tierra TripAdvisor Rating

La Mala

Calle Real 69 Esquina C/Seneca, 04120, Almeria Telephone: 34 693 71 22 02 TripAdvisor Rating

La Consentida

Plaza Antonio Gonzalez Egea, 04001, Almeria Telephone: 34 950 92 32 78 Web: La Consentida TripAdvisor Rating

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56 Comments

  1. Siobhan41

    I enjoyed this article very much! All of the beaches you described and had pictures of are so appealing. I especially like the fact that seem to not be crowded like most tourist places are. I couldn’t help but go look at the rest of your site, the take a cruise really got my attention. I am bookmarking this one for future reference.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great!  When you get ready to start planning come back and visit beach travel destinations, and let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  2. William

    Wow, some of those beaches look as good as or better than the ones I used to frequent in Hawaii. The best part about those beaches was the surfing and snorkeling. I noticed the Las Negras Beach was specifically identified as a good place to snorkel. Do you know if there is good surfing nearby? I like to get the full bang for my vacation buck. If I can feed two of my passions in a single trip, I am much more likely to go there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      To answer your question, Costa de Almeria has two areas that are great for surfing: the eastern zone, between Mojácar and the isthmus of Cabo de Gata and the western zone, which covers the rest of the coast, with the areas close to Ejido and the urban beaches of Almeria being especially noteworthy.  Hope this helps 🙂

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  3. Lilly Land

    The video at the top of the page made me want to go vacation there right this minute.  The music was as gorgeous as the views.  The weather sounds ideal.  Year round warmth always catches my attention.

    I am grateful for your information about the various beaches, restaurants, bars, hotels and tours. I can’t decide which restaurant to visit first.  My first thought was Tito’s but then I read about 4 Nudos and now I can’t decide.  I guess I’ll just have to wait until I get there.

    What is the COVID situation there?  My youngest son lives in Singapore and anyone entering has to go through a quarantine period even if they live there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      There are no COVID restrictions to visit.  They have very low Covid cases and have since removed any and all restrictions.  Hope this helps !

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  4. Dana Neuman

    Hi, thanks for sharing this place out of the country (I am from). It’s crazy how a simple bite into the land can make the area so unique. It feels so much safer to have a mini bay to hang out in rather than a completely open ocean. I just get in my head about water animals and the possibilities of what could happen if you are selected by them to bite you. The water looks so welcoming and clean. Thank you for giving me the information and everything I need to make a visit to this place perfect.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Dana 🙂  It is definitely the perfect beach destinations.  Thanks for taking time to leave me comments.

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  5. Dana Neuman

    Hi, thanks for sharing this place out of the country (I am from). It’s crazy how a simple bite into the land can make the area so unique. It feels so much safer to have a mini bay to hang out in rather than a completely open ocean. I just get in my head about water animals and the possibilities of what could happen if you are selected by them to bite you. The water looks so welcoming and clean. Thank you for giving me the information and everything I need to make a visit to this place perfect.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome. Thank you for visiting my Best Hotels in Costa de Almeria guide. Please stop by when you are ready to plan.

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  6. Lauren Kinghorn

    Costa de Almeria looks like one of Spain’s best keep secrets.  It seems to be less flashy than Marbella, right? More down to earth?  Hotel rates seem lower too.  Tito’s Restaurant sounds like so much fun.  What are the chances of finding vegan or plant-based cuisine here?  Do you think it would be safer to head to the more touristy hotels in Marbella?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, less flashy than Marbella for sure.  And yes, more down to earth.  So I suppose that is why you will find a vacation here a little bit easier on the pocket book, but every bit as wonderful!

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  7. only1hugh

    You had me at the hot weather and the warm water. Where do I sign up to hit Costa de Almeria? Apart from the bathing I really like the look of the old world tours like Almeria: Alcazaba Guided Tour. Adventure, kayaking and swimming tours also are right up my alley and all seem present in this beautiful destination. The video does additionally show a stunning natural landscape which an explorer-like me would thoroughly enjoy. A European trip is on my bucket list and certainly, this is a spot to consider worth going.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes it is definitely a bucket list worthy destinations.  Costa de Almeria has something for everyone, and if you are a beach lover, then you’ll want to head here.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  8. Richard Brennan

    This is great info for me as I’m looking at planning a road trip to Andalucia next year with my Family and the Costa D’Almeria will be on the agenda. 

    My Wife is Spanish and her Mum’s family come from Andalucia. The Jerez Region on the Atlantic coast, where they live, is popularly regarded as ‘undiscovered’ Andalucia, however, the Costa D’Almeria is very much off the beaten tourist track as well despite being well into the Mediterranean and not all that far from the original tourist hotspots of the Costa Del Sol.

    Almeria has managed to escape much of the development that has spoiled much of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline because the close proximity of the mountains to the coastline prevents a lot of building, especially of high rise hotels.

    This not only gives the Costa D’Almeria a feel of authentic ‘old’ Spain before the days of mass tourism, it makes for a great year round climate as well.

    The mountains provide a shadow which provides it’s own micro-climate. It can be 10 degrees cooler than the stiflingly hot interior towards Granada in the Summer, but 10 degrees warmer than the same place in the Winter.

    It’s a wonderful place to visit and many of my fellow Brits have now made it their home. Maybe one day I will too!

    Cheers

    Rich 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh, yes that would be a wonderful place to live for sure Rich!  Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments.

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  9. AL. S.

    Thanks for this list of hotels in Costa de Almeria. My wife and I had our 20th-anniversary trip canceled because of covid. We are looking for a place to go, and the southern coast of Spain looks amazing. We would definitely visit during June and September when the swimming time is the best. Thanks for sharing this information with e.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You’re welcome Al.  I do hope you choose Costa de Almeria for your 20th anniversary trip.  You will enjoy!

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  10. Mohamed

    I really enjoyed this article because there are great listings of beaches, restaurant and hotels in Spain. From what I see in the pictures, the beaches looks beautiful but isolated. I never been to Costa de Almeria. From what I see in the map, the hotel price are reasonable. I believe this is good place for family vacation.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, your family would enjoy vacationing to Costa de Almeria.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  11. Lily

    This sounds like a heavenly place to visit. I absolutely love the beach and even better when there are miles and miles of sand and not many people. The accommodation looks inviting and seems to be very inexpensive. My favorite was Arto Blanco, I like the look of the facade and it is within walking distance to the city center. I love strolling in the warm nights.

    I think October sounds like the best time for me to visit, so I will be looking to book today. Thanks for this great review. Lots of important information that I needed.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Lily, please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for visiting my Best Hotels in Costa de Almeria guide.

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  12. Alketa

    Hi Leahrae, what beautiful beaches and destinations in Almeria. Los Genoveses and Monsul beaches are amazing, and the Aguadulce beach is one that I like for being safe and full of services for my family. And, the tours and excursions around Almeria, I think that makes this destination on the top list of my favorite places to visit in Spain.

    Restaurants and hotels look great, too. Thank you for sharing.

    Best 

    Alketa

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Alketa!  I hope you can visit Costa de Almeria soon, thanks for visiting my Best Hotels in Costa de Almeria guide.

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  13. Sam

    Wow… I can see the beauty of nature. I have not being to to Almeria before but then I have heard about some beautiful destination beaches . One day I would love to visit on of this beach. If I may ask a question how is the security level of this places you have put up? I would want to know  so in case of next time I might love to visit and I am so security concious

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Very safe Sam, Costa de Almeria only city in Spain ‘Safe Tourism’ certified in all tourist public areas. Costa de Almeria is the only destination in Spain to have gained the ICTE Spanish Institute for Tourism ‘Safe Tourism Certified’ recognition for all its tourist public spaces.  So you can relax and enjoy!

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  14. Mike

    Hello there! Oh wow, I have never heard of Costa De Almeria before. I never would have guessed it would be in Spain either. From your videos and pictures, it looks like one of those hidden gems when it comes to traveling and beaches. The prices for the restaurants do look a bit pricey but for a trip like this, I think it would be worth it. Not a bad idea to treat oneself every once in a while! Thanks for sharing this! Going to need to travel to Spain someday!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes you are Mike.  I am glad you enjoyed your digital visit to Costa de Almeria.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Lisa

    I love going to Almeria and have been many times because it is not a very well known tourist destination and is relatively unspoilt. There is so much to do there and the beaches are beautiful. On my next trip, I plan on going to the pulpi mine as have not been there yet. I have checked out some of the hotels in your post and they look both comfortable as well as value for money.

    Thanks for writing this has been very helpful.

    Lisa.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Lisa, I am glad you enjoyed.  How nice that you have been there many times 🙂  And do make sure not to miss the Pulpi mine.  Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Nicholas Commander

    I am so happy to have stumbled across this because I have been wanting to travel more soon before I start working consistently. As a young person traveling is much easier I feel but it is still hard to find the time for some reason. I really love how this site outlines so many different places to stay in Costa de Almeria because it does the work for you when it comes to picking a hotel and the location is clearly beautiful. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I’m glad you enjoyed Nicholas.  Sounds like you are ready for a trip to Costa de Almeria 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  17. Page

    WoW! Costa de Almeria is a beautiful place! One that I have never even heard of until today! Now a place that is for sure on my bucket list to travel to. You have done am amazing job sharing the perfect number of details without overloading us with information. This article has left me intrigues and anxious in hopes to one day travel there. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Page, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Beach Travel Destinations.

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  18. Steve

    I’ve always had a thing for isolated places, and these seem to fit the bill perfectly. You can stroll blissfully along these shores, enjoying the views as you hear only the natural sounds of birds and splashing waves. And given that this is near the Mediterranean, the weather must be perfect. Hopefully, we’ll be done with Covid soon to allow the resumption of leisure travel.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, bye to covid and hello vacation time LOL  Thanks for stopping by Steve.

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  19. Edwin Bernard

    I have visited my sister’s home in Costa Del Sol many times and had never heard of Costa de Almeria. The beaches look gorgeous. This seems like a fantastic place to take a vacation as it is off the beaten track. Meaning, it is not as well known as other resort areas in Spain. 

    It was a great idea to showcase not only the restaurants but also the price ranges of meals. They seem very reasonable. In general, I feel that eating out in Spain gives great bang for the buck., 

    The next time I visit Spain I may give this area a visit.

    Cheers.

    Edwin

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It does give you a bang for your buck there.  I know when I visited I found everything super reasonable.  And the beaches are gorgeous!

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  20. LineCowley

    Hi there, Almeria seems like a little bit of paradise, hidden on the Spanish coast, and the hotels all seem to be very affordable. That giant geode and Pulpi mine tour seems very interesting.

    Personally I would like to visit after the European schools have started back, so September onwards, when the temperatures are slightly milder and less crowds. Thanks for sharing another great destination. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome and glad you enjoyed learning about Costa de Almeria!

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  21. Steve

    This is my second visit to your website, because I love it so much. You provide a lot of information and it really wants to make me go to the places you write about. i will never forgive you as my wallet will be much lighter in the future. All the beaches look fantastic and uncrowded. Do they get crowded in peak season? And is Covid still a concern there? Awaiting your answers.

    Many Thanks

    Stephen

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      No, the beaches do not get crowded here like you will see in the Caribbean or popular beach destinations.  There are no covid travel restrictions to travel here.  You do however, need to provide proof of vaccination.  Hope this helps.  Thanks for taking the time to leave comments for me Steve.

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  22. Marty

    This is a great and informative site. For someone who has never traveled to Spain this gives some great ideas for new beaches to visit. The site does a fabulous job explaining what to expect as far as weather and the best time to visit depending upon someone’s preferences. Spain looks like a very beautiful and relaxing place to visit and I plan on trying to make my way over there someday.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Marty, you will love Spain.  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to my Best Hotels in Costa de Almeria guide.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Enrique

    Wow! Those beaches look great! As of late, I need I feel to go to secluded places and just relax. Based on your descriptions, I think Los Genoveses would do. 

    In regard to the weather, is November a good time to visit? I try to avoid beaches during the hurricane season, but I don’t know what it’s like in Spain.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      They do get storms, but I believe you would be fine in November.  Please let me know if I can help plan your Costa de Almeria vacation.

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  24. Dbrae

    You had me at swimming in the warm sea water! What is the humidity like during the hotter times of the year?

    Between exploring the beaches, bays, I’m not sure how I would find the time to choose which activity to pursue during a visit. I will say that I’m particularly drawn to Los Genoveses Beach as outlined here. The walk along the bay to the beach sounds lovely.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I live in humidity, so I’m used to it.  But for someone that does not live in a humid climate, it will probably seem quite humid.  But with all the beauty, the gorgeous beaches and ocean, who would even notice right?  LOL

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  25. Jason

    Great post, I found everything I needed in one place and you most certainly made me put this place on my travel list. The place looks like from a fairytale, but this makes me wonder how affordable is it? Do you maybe have some experience to share on everyday life prices. Compared to the US, is the food more expensive? And how much would a set of umbrellas be? 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I can tell you that vacationing to Costa Almeria is actually pretty good in price compared to popular Caribbean destinations where you will spend twice as much.  The airfare would probably be the biggest ticket depending on where you are flying from.

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  26. Canty

    WOW Costa de Almeria seems like a beautiful place to visit. A vacation there would be extremely memorable. The beautiful beaches and mountainous range were very impressive. The site gave me all of the information necessary to plan a great vacation with great activities. I love the way this site provided hotel contacts and access to reviews. It may not be my next vacation destination, but it is definitely on my lists. Thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      So glad you enjoyed!  Yes, Costa de Almeria is definitely a bucket list destination 🙂  Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. WealthyToks

    Wow! I’m in total awe! Our nature is very beautiful. We should really take care of it. This appears to be a bit of a hidden gem and a fantastic site to explore! Speaking of jewels, check out that amazingly cool big geode and pulpi mine! Also, the Cabo de Gata is a nice place to chill in. Thank you for this article. Now I have an idea. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to my Best Hotels in Costa de Almeria guide 🙂  It is a gem!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinatons.

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  28. Aly

    What a neat-looking place! This looks like it’s still a bit of a hidden gem and a wonderful place to visit! Speaking of gems, that insanely cool giant geode and pulpi mine looks STUNNING! That will definitely be on my list of things to do when I make it to the area. Thanks for sharing this unique destination on the coast of Spain.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Aly.  It is a bit of a hidden gem, and yes, make sure to stop at the pulpi mine 🙂

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