The diversity of the landscape and the changing coastline
is what gives Almería's Levante, or eastern
coast, its unique personality, and is without a doubt
its prime appeal to tourists.
This coastline, reaching from the Cabo de
Gata-Níjar Natural Park to the border
with the province of Murcia, offers tourists everything
from wide golden fine-sand sand beaches to sheer cliffs
and secluded coves.
The abrupt coastline gives a special charm to fishing
villages like Garrucha and Mojácar,
which perch high and unspoilt above the sea below.
To the area's four Blue Flag beaches, one in Vera
(Las Marinas-Bolagas), another in Garrucha and two
more in Carboneras (El Ancon and
Los Barquicos) we must add the numerous secluded beaches,
such as Los Muertos and Cala Cristal,
which are, obviously, ideal settings for the practice
In particular, the Playazo de Vera
boasts a reserved area for naturists, including hotels
and facilities enjoyed by visitors from all over Europe.
Monuments, such as the Terrenos and Isla Negra, both
in Pulpí, or the Cabo de Gata
Níjar Natural Park, give visitors an idea of
the peace and quiet to be enjoyed in this part of
For those wishing a bit more action, they can head
for golf courses like Desert Spring Golf in Cuevas
del Almanzora, gather for coffee at the Garrucha marina,
or scuba dive, water ski, or walk along a nature trail.