The dry heat is glorious; we’re in Almeria, the eastern province of Andalucía. It’s not well known, and most know if from a motorway journey heading either east or west heading through the sea of plastic. Almeria has become Europe’s vegetable garden and more many it’s a shock to see the price the environment pays to deliver our insatiable appetite for fruit and veg during every season.
Yet Almeria is SO much more than it’s produce industry; its south and eastern coast and sea is a protected natural park of extraordinary natural beauty. I have been here before a few times, but never to the east coast and it really is beautiful.
We’ve hear on retreat and have checked into the alluringly peaceful ‘La Almendra y El Gitano’ rural cortijo – a beautiful, small bed & breakfast/hotel that offers informal, welcoming hospitality.It’s close to some amazingly beautiful coves too.
This is my article for the Sur in Englisg Travel Supplement.