Aguadulce, Costa de Almeria, Spain
A quiet laid back beach resort located between Roquetas de Mar and Almeria. Aguadulce is located on the Costa Almeria in south eastern Spain and is suited to families and older couples, rather than clubbers.
Aguadulce is a popular tourist resort with lively nightlife in the summer and a Marina with good opportunities for snorkelling, diving and sailing. The town is fronted by miles of beach and has easy access to the nearby resort of Roquestas de Mar and the historic attractions of Almeria.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Aguadulce Reviews
The long sand and pebble blue flag beach runs from the Marina for approx 2.5km with beach bars and activities, such as pedalo hire, at regular intervals. The waters are clear and the beach is backed by a pleasant palm-lined pathway. The other side of the road is lined with restaurants, pavement cafes, apartments and hotels.
Things to Do
If you like a long walk, you can walk along the beach path from the Marina to the edge of the resort and continue along the beach all the way into Roquetas de Mar (approx 5km).
At the top end of the resort there is a large marina, giving you access to boat hire, a sailing school and a diving centre offering snorkelling and diving trips, a pool, hookah diving, a dive shop and Padi Courses. For golfers, La Envia Golf Course is approx 5km away.
Out and About
Behind the marina, there is an attractive white collonaded building housing a number of shops, bars and restaurants, offering a lively nightlife in the summer season.
For family fun, waterparks can be found at Vera Playa and Roquetas de Mar and these are open from June to September.
Aguadulce has good road links to access all parts of the Costa Almeria and regular buses into Almeria (8km). The livelier resort of Roquestas de Mar and the historic Santa Ana Castle are approx 7km away.
Cabo de Gata-Nijar natural park and coastal reserve covers acres and acres of diverse grounds including salt marshes, cliffs, sand dunes and secluded coves. The park has a visitor centre and will appeal to all nature lovers and sight-seers, whether you want to drive around taking in breathtaking views, visit filmsets, snorkel in the coves or observe the variety of fauna, birds and wildlife.
The Oasys Theme Park is set in the Tabernas Desert and features a Wild West Town complete with Can Can girls in the saloon, shows, a lovely zoo, a cactus garden and places to eat and drink. Drive further into the desert for more Wild West fun and shows at Fort Bravo.
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