Albar nestles in a remote rural village, where you will find plenty of privacy and tranquil beauty. Yet you will also be within an easy journey of many unique and delightful places of recreation, exploration, culture, or adventure.


The lovely costal town of Mojacar offers a great beach as well as a beautiful mountaintop old pueblo. In Mojacar playa you will also find nightlife, shopping, and beachside tavernas.


The charming little coastal village of Agua Amaga, with its golden sandy beach and cliffside caves, is a delightful and scenic introduction to the Gabo de Gata National Park. It boasts excellent fish restaurants and a few good quality shops.

Beaches from Almeria toCabo de Gata Lighthouse

There are many other interesting beaches and coves in the Cabo de Gata.


The Cabo de Gata Natural Park itself will warrant plenty of exploration, as Andalucia’s largest costal protected area, with a captivating wild landscape, and many unique geological features.

The caves of sorbas

The Caves of Sorbas are open for exploration at several levels of challenge. These caves, contain more than a thousand cavities and galleries excavated in gypsum, filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The action of rainwater has created a network of over a thousand sinkholes, and surface and communicating underground cavities, in seven levels.

Juan Simón CeramicsSorbas is also well known for its traditional pottery, and especially for the studio and shop of the highly regarded ceramicist Juan Simon.
street marketsStreet markets are held in many of towns and villages in Almeria province. These colourful and lively weekly events are a key part of village life for residents and holiday makers. Uleila del Campo holds its market on Fridays. Other towns are other towns listed on this page.
Uleila del Campo is a charming stepped Moorish style village with labyrinthine streets, wrapped around a small conical hill, a foothill of the fabulous Sierra de Los Filabres. It is small but sociable, with several tapas bars and tavernas, plenty of interesting houses, and a weekly market.

The Sanctuary of the Virgin de la Cabeza

The Sanctuary of the Virgin de la Cabeza is built on the summit of the tallest mountain in the area (El Cerro de Monteagud). This sanctuary dominates a wide area and is the focus of an internationally famous annual pilgrimage. It makes a good pilgrimage on any day, when a trip to the summit, by car or foot, brings you to a graceful plaza which houses the icon of the virgin when she is not visiting her local villages. The view is panoramic and magnificent.

city of GranadaThe City of Granada lies at the base of the Sierra Nevada and is unique in its beauty and heritage. With its Moorish architecture and youthful buzz, it makes for a rich cultural experience. Granada is home to The Alhambra, an Islamic fortress built in 889, which was later converted into a palace. Over the years, additions and renovations have made this one of the most spectacular buildings in the world. Tours can be booked here…
Oasys mini hollywood

The Tabernas Desert is the only desert in Europe, yet you might find it strangely familiar. This stretch of rocky hills and ravines has been the setting for many films including Clint Eastwood’s, The good, the bad and the ugly and Indiana Jones – The Last Crusade. At Fort Bravo, you can get a real taste of the wild west. Or you can visit Oasys Mini Hollywood where they also have a zoo.