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Costa Almeria

Costa Almeria

Coastal property for sale on the Costa Almeria, Andalucia. The Costa Almeria, which runs from the fishing town of Adra in the west through the popular resort of Almerimar and Roquetas de Mar and the charming towns of Mojacar and Vera in the East. This stretch of coastline takes its name from the province.

Still harbouring largely undiscovered coastline, the Costa Almeria offers a staggering 320 days of sun a year and some superb beaches and hotels to enjoy it. Lively resorts in the eastern part offer plenty of accommodation options: yachting centre Almerimar, Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce, with its long, inviting beach. For hotels in a quieter, more undeveloped area, head for the Cabo de Gata, a wild.

Hostals and hostels are a fantastic way to travel Andalucia on a budget. Despite their affordable prices, this doesn't mean to say that you have to compromise on quality, with many well known for their individual character and centralised location.

The Costa Almeria is the latest discovery - it's remote, wild beaches are becoming popular, so get in there now. Self-catering accommodation is an increasingly popular option in resorts such as Mojacar and Roquetas del Mar. If you like wide, open spaces, from your apartment you can visit Almeria's dry, desert landscape where many movies have been filmed.

This Costa is made up of the coastline of Almería province. The coastline is home to thousands of plastic greenhouses however there are also beautiful wildlife reserves lining the coast and of course, kilometers of beaches to attract sun seekers.

The hilltop Alcazaba's hefty walls and towers dominate the city and command magnificent views over the old town below and across to the Mediterranean. Measuring 25,000m2, this was the largest fortress built by the Moors. The Alcazaba was founded during the first half of the 10th century by Cordoban Caliph Abd al-Rahman III, who also built Medina Azahara.

Archaeological excavations in recent years have verified the Roman Empire’s presence both inside and outside of the Alcazaba’s walls, and yet its current silhouette can be traced back to its founder, Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Rahman III (who also built Medina Azahara). According to an inscription found on marble which is now housed in the (Archeological) Museum of Almería, he ordered it to be built in the latter half of the 10th century.

The interior of the Alcazaba is divided into three walled recintos, or compounds, spreading up the long slope from the lowest part near the entrance; the first two are Islamic, and the third is Christian. A long fortified wall, the Muralla de Jayran (or Jairan), named after the 11th century king who built them, stretches from the Alcazaba, down the hill and up the other side to the Cerro de San Cristobal. From here the panoramic views take in the Alcazaba itself, as well as the city and port stretched out below.