Few provinces in Spain can offer a large variety of activities such as Almería, as a result of its geography that, within a few kilometres, allows to move from a rugged and mountainous landscape to a paradisiacal one, with sun-drenched beaches.
The nautical sports enthusiasts can enjoy practising water skiing, diving in the rich and wild seabed in the most remote beaches, or taking calm crossings on boat across the Mediterranean.
For those who prefer nature, the province is full of many cultural and archaeological routes that allow visitors to enjoy the contact with the environment while enriching themselves, walking routes. And for those who dare more, those who need to wear off their excess adrenaline, the province also has prepared pleasant surprises: skiing, climbing, speleology, ultra light aircrafts, paragliding and hang gliding from the cliffs in Aguadulce (Roquetas de Mar).
Cultural tourism is also within reach, with the learning of languages and traditions in the specializing schools.
Almeria has a record number of 3,000 hours of sunshine during the year. The annual average temperature is 18/19 º C, and its waters in winter are warmer than the air, which is very tempting for a swim. Its climate is subtropical, Mediterranean, warm and dry. Its most outstanding feature is its clear and bright sky. Its mild climate makes it an original holiday destination any time of the year, for enjoying the beaches and any kind of activities or active sports, as well as cultural visits to its historical and artistic heritage, natural resources, caves and places of high cultural interest.
The Mediterranean Sea has been enriched by 5000 years of different civilizations, each of which with its own splendor and singularity: Phoenicians, Thartessos, Iberians, Etruscans, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs left their marks in this ancient land. The sea holds treasures of knowledge and protects the city and its young university, which is literally on the “Mare Nostrum”.
The natural landscape in Almeria is formed by volcanic lava and is influenced by the sea and sun. You will discover extinct volcanoes, submerged mountains, peaks and unique deserts in European landscape. Almost a third of its surface has Nature Reserve status, and is called the Nature Reserve of Cabo de Gata-Níjar, where you will find hidden caves along the seashores of a crystal clear sea full of life.
TThe province of Almeria, a meeting point between East and West, has been populated by large numbers of people at the dawn of history. Proof of this is a huge archaeological heritage. We recommend a chronological tour through the main sites of the province, from the cave paintings of Los Vélez to the Phoenician settlement of Villaricos, in Cuevas del Almanzora, passing through Los Millares (Santa Fe de Mondújar).
And in the city of Almeria you cannot miss the Alcazaba and the Cathedral
Spanish people in general and of those in Almeria in particular, are kind, hospitable and open-minded. All this combined with a magnificent climate makes Almeria an ideal city to live day and night.
When the long hours of sunshine are gone and the air is fresher, people of Almeria pour out into the streets again. Almeria has a vibrant nightlife.
The best places to go out by night in Almeria are at the heart of the city. Most of the nightlife takes place in the streets and terraces, but of course you also have a wide range of bars and discotheques.