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From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

1. From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

Start your coastal cruise in the traditional fishing port of Carboneras. Sail to la Cala del Corral and las Salinicas. Admire the crystal-clear waters and volcanic cliffs of Playa de los Muertos.  Then, navigate the Cabo de Mesa Roldan. See its fossilized coral reef and the Mesa Roldán Lighthouse. Continue on to Cala Puente, Cala Sorbas, and Cala Castillo until you arrive at the small fishing town of Agua Amarga. Marvel at the best views of this small town from the sea. Drop anchor at the secluded Cala de Enmedio. Swim and snorkel in its clear waters before heading back to the port of Carboneras.

Almería: Visit to the shelters of the Spanish Civil War

2. Almería: Visit to the shelters of the Spanish Civil War

Get to know the refuges of the Spanish Civil War in Almería. Some 4.5-kilometer underground galleries were built to shelter about 40,000 people during bombings. With this visit you will be able to see nearly 1 kilometer of galleries with a guide telling anecdotes about their hidden histories. Admire a small hospital with an operating room, as well as one of the private rooms where, if you look at the walls, you will see works art that children left behind. Descend 9 meters underground, or, if you are brave, a full 16 meters, and discover an old and fascinating pantry. A unique, unmissable experience.

Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

3. Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

Get to know the magnificent Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park from the sea. Explore the coastline by kayak before snorkeling in the clear waters an observing the underwater landscape. Before embarking, learn basic paddling and kayaking techniques and listen to safety instructions. Venture out down the coast, spotting a number of coves and rock formation that are inaccessible by land and only visible from the sea. Navigate in and out of rocky caves. Get up close to sheer volcanic cliffs. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the natural park, one of most protected areas in Spain due to ecological, historical, anthropological, and geological significance.  Stop in a hidden cove in the marine reserve to go swimming before paddling back to the beach where you started.

Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

4. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this scenic drive through the Tabernas Desert, situated between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de Alhamilla. Boasting over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, annual rainfall of a mere 200 millimeters and temperatures ranging from 23° F to 118° F (-5°C to 48°C), the gray tones of the desert’s gullies, ravines, and other geological formations turn golden when the sun rests on them at sunset. Essential to the history of cinema in Almeria, Tabernas Desert served as a location for hundreds of movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia.” Dozens of spaghetti westerns, such as “A Fistful of Dollars, “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” gave rise to an era of rampant shooting. Adventure stories war films, and science fiction films have all made use of the landscape, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Conan the Barbarian", "Game of Thrones", or "The Crown". Marvel at the desert’s similarity to the American badlands, and the deserts of north Africa and Arabia. En route, you will learn about the geological formation of this extraordinary place, including the flora and fauna that somehow manage to survive there.

Almeria: Alcazaba Guided Tour

5. Almeria: Alcazaba Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of one of Spain's largest Alcazabas on this guided tour. In the company of an expert guide, discover the fortress' 3 internal enclosures and learn more about its history as an Arab stronghold. During your tour, visit the Towers of the Odalisque and the Gunpowder, the Tower of Mirrors, the Wall of the Candle, the Muslim reservoirs and royal baths, and the domestic dwellings. You will also have the opportunity to admire the fantastic patios and gardens with their luxurious water pools, as well as the walls of Jairán and the Cerro de San Cristóbal. Finally, admire panoramic views of the city and the seaport from the Baluarte del Saliente.

Almeria: Tabernas Desert 4x4 Tour

6. Almeria: Tabernas Desert 4x4 Tour

Hop on your 4x4 and discover the landscapes of the Tabernas Desert Natural Park. Take in the sights of its rock formations caused by erosion, known as the “badlands” or wastelands. Make several stops throughout the tour to discover the geology of Tabernas in depth. During your tour, also learn about the Westerns filmed here and learn some of the secrets of Western cinema. Film director Sergio Leone chose these landscapes to film emblematic feature films, such as “Death Had a Price” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

From Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Sunset Sailing Tour with Cava

7. From Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Sunset Sailing Tour with Cava

Discover Cabo de Gata Natural Park on a romantic sailing trip from Carborneras. Sail past fascinating rock formations through stunning blue waters, and marvel at the setting sun from a comfortable sailboat. Board your boat about an hour before sunset from the Carboneras Marina. Relax on the leather seats as you sail past spectacular scenery from the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. After an hour of sailing, drop anchor and enjoy a delicious glass of Cava with your friends as you watch the sunset over the clear waters. As you return to the marina, enjoy the sailboat's amenities, including a bimini top, solarium, and stereo.

Almeria: Spanish Civil War Shelters Ticket and Official Tour

8. Almeria: Spanish Civil War Shelters Ticket and Official Tour

Join a guided tour through one of the largest underground shelters built during the Spanish Civil War. Learn about the site from a guide and explore the network along the Paseo de Almeria. Discover one of the largest Civil War Refuges in Spain, built by Guillermo Langle to protect the population of Almeria during the Spanish Civil War. Travel through about 1 km of underground galleries that run along the Paseo de Almeria. Admire the feats of engineering that made this shelter possible, a marvelous work by engineers that makes this shelter one of the most well-known and largest shelters in Spain and Europe.

Almería: 4x4 Tour of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

9. Almería: 4x4 Tour of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

After meeting your guide in Almeria, you will head out for the natural park with your guide and skilled 4x4 driver. The first stop of the tour is at the Fishing Association at Cabo de Gata, where you will see a defensive tower and the San Miguel Church. Next, you will be driven to the Mermaid Reef where you will be able to see the beautiful landscapes featuring rock formations that peek from the water.  Next drive up a volcanic mountain, from where you will be able to see over 9 kilometers of untouched beaches. After taking in the view, head down to these beaches where you'll be able to see a lava tongue and volcanic ash along the way. In the summer the tour will stop at one of the beaches for a swimming break before heading to an abandoned farm in the park. The last stop of the tour will be the salt flats which are home to many flamingos. Here you will be able to get out and explore the salt flats yourself, before leaving the park and concluding the tour

Almería: Cabo de Gata Boat Trip with Snorkeling

10. Almería: Cabo de Gata Boat Trip with Snorkeling

To get to know Cabo de Gata from the sea, it is essential to take a boat trip along the coast of the virgin coves, volcanoes, towers and castles of Cabo de Gata. This activity is a unique and repeatable experience. Practically, it can be done all year round, given that the average annual temperature in Cabo de Gata exceeds 20 degrees. In this activity, we will explain the pirate past of the area, we will find the places where movies such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" or "The Neverending Story" were filmed, we will go through the turquoise and crystalline waters of the coves and, of course, we will snorkeling in a paradisiacal place in summer time.

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What people are saying about Almeria

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 799 reviews

We had a great time our guide was really great in all his explanations he made the effort to make us all François when it was not planned a big thank you to him. This place and really to see in order to better understand the history of Spain

Brilliant, loads of information in English and Spanish. Plenty of stops. Christian was lovely, great sense of humour and a wonderful host. Would recommend this trip, bring swimwear for the free time stop at the end.

Very nice discovery of the desert with many explanations from our guide Christina. Many stops, which allow you to take pictures of these magnificent landscapes off the beaten track. To recommend

Our guide gave us information in French very documented and not boring at all. A great experience that I recommend to all my friends. A beautiful moment of sharing

It has passed very quickly, it has been very entertaining seeing areas that otherwise could not be seen.