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De Almeria Tourist Guide And Information by Mark Dale
|On the southern coast of
mainland Spain, the Costa de Almeria is the perfect beach holiday destination
with fantastic sand and shingle beaches lining the coastline, and excellent
resort centres dotted along the seafront. Just a couple of hours flight
from the UK will bring you to this fabulous region, considered as one of
the quieter and more varied of the Costa's. This quick Costa de Almeria
tourist guide will help you appreciate what Almeria is all about.
Currency: Euro Time difference: One hour ahead of UK Flight time: Two and
half hours from UK
The beaches in the Costa
de Almeria are known as some of the most beautiful and largest in Spain,
as well as some impressive isolated protected beaches with marine and fauna
life. Water sports are also a popular activity in the Costa de Almeria
with many of the major beaches having centres on them for scuba diving
Activities and shopping
As well as the choice of
water sports, there's plenty of activities and entertainment on dry land
to keep you busy. Golf lovers will appreciate the choice of golf courses,
and there's abundance of shops, bars and restaurants in each resort. The
village market in Vicar is a great day out, with a real traditional atmosphere
selling all kinds of local produce, and then street stalls in Almeria are
great for souvenirs.
|Sightseeing in Almeria
The 16th century cathedral
and the Alcazaba castle in the city of Almeria are a must see with their
original structures still in existence and use to this day. The Natural
Parks around the Costa de Almeria are also a refreshing change from the
buzz of the resorts, as are the beautiful villages in the hills surrounding
Nightlife in Almeria
If you're after late night
bars and clubs then you've come to the wrong place. The Costa de Almeria
has fairly low key nightlife, mainly centered on the tapas bars and numerous
s restaurants in the resort centres.
Ideal for families and couples
who don't want the crowds and bright lights of the other Costa's, this
area still offers some late nights if you wish to stay out just a little
longer. Dine in a traditional restaurant with a glass of wine or two as
you watch the world go by...that's the Costa de Almeria way.
Climate in Almeria
The Costa de Almeria has
the most sunniest and dry climate in Spain, with long hot summers and warm
winters, and very little rainfall. The peak summer months of July and August
tend to reach 30 degrees plus, while the quieter summer months' temperatures
hit the late 20's. Evenings are also fine in the peak months and during
the off-peak summer months, a light jacket is recommended for those sea
breezes, but can still expect great sunbathing in the hot daytime sunshine.
Whether you visit in the winter or summer months, you're guaranteed pleasant
weather in the Costa de Almeria.
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Costa de Almeria tourist guides and information can be found at GoAlmeria.com,
including information on sightseeing
in Almeria, the Almeria
Climate, and flights from the UK to Almeria.
HOTELS IN ANDALUCIA, SOUTHERN SPAIN
& MOJACAR FEATURED HOTELS
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of Mojácar, Mojácar, Almería
Parador is on the beaches of Mojácar, benefitting from the best
microclimate of Spain and with beautiful views over the blue Mediterranean.
It is an ideal location to enjoy quiet beaches or to play numerous outdoor
sports. The stay is completed with a refreshing dip in the pool, or with
a working session in its magnificent conference centre, whose rooms are
fully equipped. The bright bedrooms, with terraces over the sea,
bewitch the guest with the beauty of the surroundings. The restaurant offers
the best rice and fish dishes from Almería cuisine: 'arroz a la
Garruchera' (rice dish), 'gambones de Garrucha' (prawns), 'amarillo de
pescado en cuajadera' (fish), and, for dessert, 'pastel de Vera' (cake)
and 'crema mojaquera' (cream)...
Hotel Embajador, Almeria
Citymar Embajador is a 2 star property located in the city of Almeria offering
a home away from home environment ideal for travel and business guests.
There are 67 guestrooms including double and single rooms. Every room has
been tastefully decorated and is fully equipped. Breakfast, snacks
and coffee are served at the Hotel Citymar Embajador's coffee shop.
Facilities offered at Hotel Citymar Embajador include Laundry, Internet
connection and restaurant to name but a few.
Gran Hotel, Almeria
Gran Hotel Almeria is a magnificent 4-star property located in the heart
of Almeria city. This Almeria hotel is a landmark and known for having
celebrities staying in its rooms. Offering great views of the Mediterranean
Sea, Gran Hotel Almeria is an ideal base from which to explore the city
of Almeria. The restaurant 'Seleccion' serves a varied menu of traditional
and contemporary cuisine. Leisure facilities include a fitness room
located on the hotel's top floor. Business services at the Gran Hotel
Almeria include 6 meeting rooms with a capacity of 800 people in cocktail
Almeria Hotel, Almeria
Elba Almería hotel is located in Almería, in the Andalucía
region. This modern property offers guests an array of services that
include 24-hour reception, laundry service, room service from 7.30 a.m.
to 11 p.m., meeting facilities, medical service, a restaurant and a lounge
bar. Located in one of the most modern areas of Almería, the
hotel is a perfect venue to discover Southern Spain and its cultural and
artistic treasures. The property offers 98 sound-insulated rooms
with ensuite facilities featuring telephone, towels, amenities and hairdryer.
Guests can wind down while having a cup of coffee or sipping a cocktail
at the lounge bar. A breakfast buffet is served each morning in the
cafeteria from 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
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treasure - the historic town of Antequera! by Heather McMillan
area around Antequera, one of the most charming and historic towns in Andalucia,
has in recent years seen a small–scale invasion of British house buyers,
attracted by the low house prices (relative to the Costa del Sol!) and
the genuinely Andalucian atmosphere of this beautiful region.
the British are by no means the first to be attracted by the delights of
this part of Andalucia. Some 5,000 years ago, during the Bronze Age, some
of the earliest-known inhabitants of Andalucia settled in the fertile vega
at the foothills of the Sierra de las Torcales, irrigated by the waters
of the Guadalhorce River. They left behind two monumental burial mounds
or ‘dolmens’, constructed from massive stones weighing up to 180 tons,
which are the largest examples to be found in Europe.
until the mid seventeenth century, these remarkable megalithic structures
now attract visitors from all over Europe.
Antequera area continued to attract new settlers over the next few thousand
years. Known as Antikaria by the Romans, Antequera was an important olive
oil-producing centre during the Roman Empire, a tradition that still continues
today! The town’s museum, set in a beautiful eighteenth-century palace,
contains many treasures from the very earliest days of Andalucia.
the early eighth century the town, by then known as Medina Antaquira, became
part of the Moorish civilisation of Al-Andalus. The Arabs built the castle
which still dominates the town. Some of the houses in Antequera’s old quarter
still contain tunnels dating from the Arab occupation! The town fell to
the Christian armies of the Reconquista in 1410 and over the next three
hundred years became the showcase of religious architecture that it is
today. There are more than thirty beautiful churches and convents in Antequera,
and many are magnificent examples of Renaissance workmanship, in particular
the church of San Sebastian and the Real Colegiata de Santa Maria.
is this treasure that still draws visitors here today. The bustling centre
of Antequera is in many ways a typical Andalucian town, with all the lively
bars, shops and traffic that you would expect! However, just a few steps
up from the Plaza de San Sebastian brings you in to the historic quarter,
another world of whitewashed houses and quiet streets where, as you walk
up to the Moorish castle, you are truly taking a step back in time. Those
who visit the old town are rewarded with stunning views over the old terracotta
rooftops of Antequera towards the vega and surrounding hills beyond.
doubt these treasures will continue to attract ‘invaders’ to this beautiful
part of Andalucia for many years to come!
the Author:: Copyright Heather McMillan 2007. Read more articles on Andalucia
property, travel and food at our website Andalucia
Coast and Country.
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Antequera Golf, Antequera
The Hotel Antequera
Golf is a modern three-floor hotel located in a residential area, one kilometer
from the town center of Antequera. The hotel also boasts excellent leisure
facilities, including a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool, massage rooms,
spa services, Turkish baths, a sauna, and not forgetting its 18-hole golf
course. In addition to the two restaurants there is also a bar and a discotheque
to complete a night spent on site. The hotel is approximately 40 kilometers,
or a 35-minute drive, from the airport. All guestrooms are air-conditioned
and enjoy views of the lowland areas of Antequera or of the hotel's inner
garden. Guestrooms are equipped with minibars, interactive cable
television and high-speed internet access.
La Sierra, Antequera
This hotel is
located in Antequera. El Romeral is a local point of interest. Another
area attraction is Cueva de Menga. Dining options at Hotel La Sierra include
a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Complimentary wireless Internet access is
available in public areas. Guest parking is available for a surcharge.
Additional property amenities include valet parking, multilingual staff,
and laundry facilities. A total renovation of this property was completed
in 2002. Guestrooms have mountain views. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations,
bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary
wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer phones and in-room safes.
de Antequera, Antequera
Parador de Antequera, which
has been renovated recently, is a quiet, large hotel surrounded by lush
gardens and a refreshing swimming pool, open in the high season only. The
hotel is easily accessible from all Andalusian capitals, since it’s located
right in the heart of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. The
bar and the coffeehouse, by the pool and gardens, feature an outdoor dining
area that is available all year round. At the restaurant, patrons can sample
traditional dishes from Málaga, full of regional flavours. “Porra
antequerana,” “gazpacho,” “pío antequerano” and “bienmesabe” are
the establishment’s specialities.The hotel has 58 guestrooms and an ample
restaurant commanding stunning views of the Vega Antequerana (Antequera’s
Meadow) and La Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers' Rock).