Top things to do in Almería Province

Top Choice Fortress in Almería

Alcazaba

A looming fortification with great curtain-like walls rising from the cliffs, Almerìa's Alcazaba was founded in the mid-10th century and went on to become one of the most powerful Moorish fortresses in Spain. It's s…
Top Choice Cathedral in Almería

Catedral de la Encarnación

Almería’s formidable, six-towered cathedral, begun in 1525, was conceived both as a place of worship and a refuge for the population from frequent pirate raids from North Africa. It was originally Gothic-Renaissance…
Top Choice Cave in Sorbas

Cuevas de Sorbas

These rare and spectacular caves, 2km east of Sorbas, are part of a vast network of underground galleries and tunnels. Guided visits lead through the labyrinthine underworld, revealing glittering gypsum crystals, tr…
Top Choice Park in Costa de Almería

Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Boasting glorious beaches, vertiginous cliffs and a semi-desert hinterland, this 340-sq-km park occupies Andalucía’s southeastern corner. It’s a wild and often hauntingly beautiful place, its largely empty landscape…
Top Choice Moroccan in Almería

Tetería Almedina

For a break from tapas, this welcoming little tearoom-restaurant is the answer. Hidden away in a backstreet below the Alcazaba, it serves a reassuring menu of homestyle Moroccan staples – tagines, tabbouli, couscous…
Top Choice Beach in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Playa San Pedro

Set between dramatic headlands 3km northeast of Las Negras, this sandy hideaway is the holy grail of the park's numerous beaches. The 250m-long playa, backed by a pocket of verdant scrubland dotted with the thatched…
Top Choice International in Mojácar

Tito's

Picture the ideal beachside bar and chances are it would look something like Tito's, a cane-canopied hang-out set amid palm trees on the southern promenade. It's a wonderfully laid-back spot to sate your thirst on f…
Top Choice Seafood in San José

4 Nudos

Of San José's various seafood restaurants, the 'Four Knots' is the star performer. Aptly housed in the Club Náutico at the marina, it serves classic Spanish dishes – paella included – alongside more innovative creat…
Top Choice Tapas in Almería

Casa Puga

For an authentic tapas experience, make a beeline for this long-standing favourite, on the go since 1870. Shelves of ancient wine bottles and walls plastered with lottery tickets and ancient maps set the scene whils…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Agua Amarga

Restaurante La Villa

La Villa is a sophisticated Agua Amarga restaurant with a romantically lit dining room and an elegant outdoor terrace. Dishes are original and artfully presented, ranging from Tex-Mex starters to steak tartare and g…