Reasons To Visit Almeria
Almeria is located in the south of Spain in Andalusia offering many memorable things to do and see for travelers. Undoubtedly the most famous attraction in the city is the stunning Alcazaba of Almeria fortress, but there are plenty more historic landmarks well worth seeing like the Castle of San Cristobal ruins and the Cathedral of Almeria. There are an endless number of beautiful beaches in the region where you can soak up the Andalusian sunshine, or you may consider venturing out to the Cabo de Gata Nijar Natural Park for a more active trip. If you fancy partaking in the local nightlife then head down to the cuatro calles district in the center where you will find most of the local bars.
Arriving In Almeria
Almeria Airport is located less than 10 km from the city center of Almeria and primarily handles seasonal flights from European destinations. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Almeria you won’t be able to make the journey directly, but there are a few stopover options available involving just a single transfer.
At Almeria Airport there are a few basic amenities and facilities available to travelers including cafés, duty-free shopping and a few other travel shops. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi and has an observation deck where you can look out over the airport. When you have landed in Almeria you can find taxis just outside of the arrivals hall, although there are public buses available for those on a tight budget. At Almeria Airport there are a few car rental agencies operating on site, so it is conveniently possible to rent a vehicle as soon as you have landed.
Almeria Travel Information
UAE nationals are able to enter Spain visa free for up to 90 days as the country is in the Schengen Area. In Almeria you can expect hot and sunny weather over the summer with average highs of around 30 degrees, while during the winter temperatures still remain relatively pleasant. Remember that in Spain the currency is the euro, while the country is three hours behind the UAE. Check out the best hotels in Almeria and you’re sure to find something to suit your budget.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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