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The coastline varies enormously in the degree and type of development along it. The stretch of shore between Granada province and Almeria city is the most blighted by plastic greenhouses, although it has the occasional wildlife oasis, such as the lakes in the Albuferas de Adra Natural Reserve, which attract numerous aquatic birds undeterred by the sea of plastic that surrounds them. Another protected enclave south of the resort of Roquetas de Mar is the Punta Entinas-Sabinar Natural Area, covering a beach and marshlands between two headlands in the municipality of El Ejido, the epicentre of the plastic greenhouse agriculture.

East of Almeria there is a remarkable change as you draw nearer to the Cabo de Gata. The park has a long, rugged coastline with secluded bays and remote beaches, some linked only by a footpath. Much of the park is comprised of volcanic rocky mountains that plunge directly to the shore, creating one of Andalucia´s most dramatic coastlines. San Miguel del Cabo de Gata is the first village you come to in the park from Almeria, close to a saltwater lagoon with exceptional birdlife, the Salinas del Cabo de Gata. The next coastal village is the largest one in the park, San José, with the small resorts of Las Negras, La Isleta del Moro and Agua Amarga to the north.

The most popular resorts are Roquetas de Mar and Mojácar, the latter with the highest concentration of foreign residents in the province. The villages are listed below in order of location, running along the coast from West to East. 

Destinations

Adra

Adra is a small fishing village perfect for watersports and hiking. More >

La Mojonera

La Mojonera is the youngest village in the province. More >

El Ejido

This agricultural village has a wealth of history and artistic heritage worth seeing. More >

Almerimar

This coastal resort town provides an ideal holiday destination on the Costa Almeria. More >

Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar is a fishing village just 15 minutes (by car) from Almería city. More >

Aguadulce

Aguadulce is one of the most important touristic hubs of Almería province, located some 8km from Almería city.More >

Almería City

The city of Almeria is Andalucia's most eastern capital and is a major holiday destination. More >

Vícar

Residents of Vícar are extremely proud of their Iglesia fortaleza, built in the 16th century. More >

Enix

This white village is ideal for hiking and is also located near the beach. More >

Gádor

Gádor is a white village surrounded by orange orchards. More >

Benahadux

Benahadux was already inhabited in the Copper Age. More >

Huércal de Almería

This village helped to host the 2005 Juegos del Mediterráneo in Almería. More >

San José

A delightful township of only 175 souls, proving increasingly popular as a holiday resort. More >

Carboneras

Carboneras is a small fishing village with some beautiful beaches. More >

Sorbas

Known for the karst formation in the Yesos de Sobras, the most important in Europe. More >

Mojácar

This spectacular Moorish fortress town overlooks a shore with pristine beaches.More >

Turre

In Turre, visitors can see traditional workshops and purchase local crafts. More >

Garrucha

Garrucha has various archaeological remains from the Roman and Arab eras.More >

Vera

This village is typically Andalus, with many interesting buildings and monuments. More >

Villa Rícos

The charming town of Villarícos is famous for its fishing community and unspoilt beaches. More >

Cuevas del Almanzora

Cuevas de Almanzora has a variety of beaches as well as a rich artistic and historical heritage. More >

Pulpí

San Juan de los Terreros in Pulpí attracts a large amount of tourists to the Almería coast. More >

 

Parks

Albuferas de Adra Punta Entinas-Sabinar
Ten kilometres east of the industrial port of Adra is this small wetland reserve of 217 ha on the Mediterranean coast.
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Southwest of the coastal resort Roquetas del Mar is a 15km-long strip of protected coastline.
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