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Spain SPAIN EL TOYO Lorca Alhambra Palace Granada Andalusia Alcazaba Fortress Malaga Almeria Vicar market Nerja Mojácar Sorbas Town Hotel Barceló Cabo de Gata El Toyo Costa de Almeria Stroll along the coast and pause at a beachfront bar... Discover an intriguing blend of deserts, wild beaches and Moorish whitewashed houses... Admire the historic Alcazaba fortress... Boasting the most hours of sunshine in the whole of Spain, Costa de Almeria has attracted sun-seeking tourists since the 1960s. Home to the Alcazaba, the second-largest Muslim fortress in Spain, and a fortress-like Cathedral, it is a great place to combine relaxation with a little exploration. With a wealth of farming communities surrounding the area, deliciously fresh local produce and an enchanting Andalusian culture are prevalent in the villages of this region. The coastal area is ideal for lazy strolls and there are plenty of beachfront bars and seasonal seafood restaurants known as `Chiringuitos' dotted along the coastline. Indulge your passion Birdwatching 7 nights from £969 departing Mar 7 (£1079), 21 (£1109), Sep 21 (£1169) and 28 (£1119) 2019. Holiday code: AB008. Please visit saga.co.uk/bird-cabo Walking 7 nights from £789 departing Feb 21 (£859) and 28 (£959), 2019. Holiday code: AK160. Please visit saga.co.uk/walking-cabo Upgrade to premium all inclusive From just £8 (per person, per night) enjoy branded drinks from the free bar, open 12 hours a day. Please call for more details. Helpful Information Costa de Almeria is situated between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to laid-back resorts and whitewashed villages. Flying time: Two hours and 50 minutes from Gatwick to Almeria. Time difference: GMT +1. Cabo de Gata National Park The wild and rugged Cabo de Gata National Park is the largest protected coastal area in Andalusia and home to some of the oldest geological features in Europe. Crammed between the Sierra del Cabo de Gata mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the only true hot desert climate, and the driest spot, in mainland Europe, receiving less than six inches of rain a year. Look out for volcanic rock formations, salt flats, hidden coves, white sand beaches and a variety of birds and wildlife residing in this untouched landscape. Average high temperature ºC Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 17 18 20 21 24 28 31 31 28 24 20 18 Figures based on Costa de Almeria saga.co.uk/costa-de-almeria 26 To book, please visit your Travel Agent