The coast of Almeria is a constant surprise. Among its stunning beaches and coves and its unspoilt nature, you can find some of the most beautiful villages in the country. Seafaring atmosphere, fishing tradition, attachment to simplicity… Visiting the villages on the coast of Almeria is like travelling back in time.
Villages on the coast of Almeria: the most beautiful ones
It is difficult to choose, but here are the top 5 villages on the coast of Almeria, where you can enjoy the wonders of this Mediterranean corner:
Situated on a hill, Mojácar has a special charm that you won’t find in any other village. Its whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean combine to create a traditional and welcoming atmosphere. The village is a labyrinth of steep, narrow streets and sunny squares that are well worth wandering through. Its historic centre is full of craft shops, bars and restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine.
Mojácar Playa, one of the most desirable coastal areas of Almería, is just a few minutes away, with wonderful beaches and a multitude of leisure options. Here we tell you what to see and do in Mojácar.
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Almería, and it has earned it. It stands out for its golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, watched over from land by the impressive castle of Santa Ana, built in the 16th century to protect the town from attacks by Barbary pirates. We also love its marina, perfect for strolling and having a drink in its numerous restaurants, as well as the Salinas beach, a sandy area where nature reaches its maximum expression.
Situated in the Sierra de Alhamilla mountains, some 30 km from the coast, Níjar is a quiet and picturesque village. With its narrow streets and white houses decorated with flowers, Níjar is a perfect place to unwind. Don’t miss the Plaza de la Glorieta, the Casa del Cine or the Mirador de la Amatista, the views of the valley will take your breath away! Furthermore, Nijar is known for its handicrafts and local products such as pottery, almonds, olive oil and honey. Visit some pottery workshops for an unforgettable experience.
This town on the Almería coast, visited mainly in the summer months for its wonderful beaches, is also famous for its traditional architecture. Its old town centre has a rich historical heritage and is included in the Route of the White Villages, which connects several villages in the province of Almería that stand out for their whitewashed houses. In addition, Vera is famous for its popular festivals, such as the Feria de San Cleofás, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The magnificent castle of San Andrés watches over the town of Carboneras, which has grown from a small fishing village to one of the most important tourist spots on the Almería coast. The fishing port gives it even more value, because it provides the town with fresh fish and seafood that you can taste in its numerous bars and restaurants. And its traditional architecture, with whitewashed houses and details in blue and red, make it a perfect place for a stroll – and for photographers!
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