What to see in Almeria: places to go in Almeria
The number of virgin beaches near Valle del Este reflects quite accurately the short period of human activity this area has experienced, which has allowed the conservation of a large extent of the natural environment, making Almeria a real paradise with a landscape and areas unique within Europe.
Those who visit Almeria can choose from many landscapes for their nature tours. Here it is possible to first enjoy the beach and then within less than an hour take a walk on a snowy mountain. But the most representative natural area in Almeria is Cabo de Gata-Nijar, this marine-land natural park was recognized by the UNESCO as a biosphere reserve; flora and fauna live here in harmony, in one of the driest climates in Europe, a land of contrasts in which stand out the 63km coast, full of coves and virgin beaches, the rich sea bed highly appreciated by divers from all over the world, and the landscapes of salt marshes and lagoons.
Close to the Hotel there are other natural places which are worth a visit, such as the Natural Park “Sierra de María-Los Vélez”, famous for its mountainous landscapes and its history, since it is here that some very interesting archeological remains have been found, such as the cave paintings in “Cueva de los Letreros” where the Indalo, symbol of Almeria, was first seen.
Nor can we forget the Tabernas desert, the scene of a number of films, with landscapes similar to those in the West of the United States; or the gypsum Karst in Sorbas, an impressive complex of caves, canyons and geode excavated by the river Aguas, and which speleology lovers must not miss. The mountain ranges of Los Filabres, Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras are also worth a visit in order to encounter the rich nature of Almeria.