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Almería is the capital city of Almería province, situated in the south-east of Spain, in the Andalusia autonomous region. It has a unique mix of natural beauty, ranging from over 100 miles of coastline to a desert and fertile agricultural land. With a hot and arid climate, the winters in Almería are very mild, and summers long and hot, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 40°C in the shade.
Almería Airport Official Name: Almería Airport (Aeropuerto de Almería) - LEI Address: Aeropuerto de Almería, Carretera Níjar Kilómetro 9, 04130 Almería Official website: http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Almeria/en/ Phone number: +34 91 321 10 00
Railway Station - Almería (Estacion Intermodal)
The Almería Railway Station is located on Plaza de la Estacion in the centre of the city. The Almería bus station is at the same address. Both stations serve multiple destinations across Spain, such as Málaga and Granada. Travelling to Granada first opens up many other connections across the country.
Hotels in Almería
As a popular tourist spot, Almería offers a range of options for accommodation, from luxury retreats to budget stays. Whatever your specific needs, Almería is sure to offer a place to rest for the weary traveller. Here are some of our picks:
Plaza Vieja Hotel and Lounge - Plaza de la Constitucion 4, 04003 Almería. Phone: +34 950 282 096. Offering beautiful architecture and decor with a blend of old and new, this boutique hotel is situated near the Alcazaba, and provides the opportunity to relax in Arabian baths.
Hotel Blanca Brisa - Calle Isla de Santa Elena 1, Cabo de Gata, 04150 Almería. Phone: +34 950 37 00 01. Situated in Cabo de Gata, about 15 minutes from Almería airport and half an hour from the city, this hotel has fast and easy access to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park and beautiful beaches.
Hotel Costasol - Paseo de Almería 58, 04001 Almería. Phone: +34 950 234 011. Centrally located with the main attractions in the city comfortably accessible.
You can find more options for low cost accommodation with Auto Europe's hotel booking engine, which you can access via the link in the above navigation bar.
Buses, operated by Surbus, are the main form of public transportation within Almería. The main bus station is Estacion Intermodal, located at the same address as the railway station. You can purchase single-fare tickets, multiple trip tickets, or monthly tickets from the sales desks at Avenida Federico García Lorca.
Things to know when driving your car rental
Traffic and parking
As in many other historic towns in Europe, while driving your car hire in Almería you should be aware that streets in the city centre tend to be narrow. There are also many one-way streets, making navigating the centre a bit more challenging. Parking space is very hard to find in the historic centre, as there are very few spaces available.
There are, however, many public and private car parks, where you can conveniently leave your car hire while exploring the city on foot. There are multiple car parks in the central area of the city, within short walking distance of the major historic sites. Alternatively, you can use the car park at the central train station, Estacion Intermodal. While parking your car rental in Almería, be mindful of the different parking zones: blue zones offer paid parking and are more centrally located, green zones are reserved for residents during certain times of day, and white parking zones offer free parking farther out of the city centre.
Almería is well connected to motorways, allowing you to make the most of your car rental with day trips or longer stays to nearby cities. You can, for example, reach Granada via the A-92 motorway, and Málaga and Murcia via the A-7. Granada is located 103 miles from Almería, and the drive takes little over an hour and a half. Málaga is a bit farther away: at 126 miles from Almería, the drive takes about two and a half hours, while the drive to Murcia, 136 miles away, takes about two hours. If you would like some more information about driving in Spain, click here.