We could spend days giving reasons to visit Andalusia . The fact is that this community in southern Spain is not only steeped in history, but also offers a wonderful coastline, extraordinary gastronomy, charming towns, surprising natural landscapes and, of course, friendly and joyful people.
It doesn’t matter which province of Andalusia you visit. In any of them you will discover incredible corners! Today, for example, we want to show you some of the most beautiful coastal towns in the entire region. Would you like to join us? You will not regret!
We begin our tour of the most beautiful coastal towns in Andalusia in Almería. Here we can find places as magical as Mojácar, a town located on a hill in the foothills of Sierra Cabrera. It offers 17 kilometers of coastline, with beautiful beaches and protected coves; a great natural wealth; and an architecture that seems from another era and culture.
We continue in Almería to tell you about Níjar, one of the largest municipalities in Spain (it extends from the Sierra Alhamilla to Cabo de Gata). The town forms an urban complex of great attraction, although the most important part of the place is in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, which hides unique landscapes : mountains of volcanic origin, a coastal strip of beaches, salt flats and dunes; corners of great anthropological value …
From Almería we moved to Granada to discover Salobreña, a jewel of the Costa Tropical. Perched on an imposing rock, it still preserves the medieval structure of its historic center. The place enjoys a privileged tropical climate, so it is possible to enjoy its beaches during much of the year. In addition, the climate is conducive to cultivating species such as tropical fruits or sugar cane.
The municipality of Nerja could not be missing from this list, which has become one of the most important tourist centers on the Costa del Sol thanks to its many elements of interest: great scenic beauty (mountains, sea, great beaches, fertile orchards …); the Caves of Nerja, the Maro cliffs, the Balcón de Europa… Find out more about this place in our article “Nerja, a town in Malaga with much to offer”.
Regarding Malaga, we also want to highlight Estepona, which, although it is located on the coastline, has most of its territory within the whole of Sierra Bermeja. Thanks to its magnificent beaches and the abundance of sun and beach services and facilities, it has become one of the main tourist destinations in Andalusia.
Conil de la Frontera
In the southwest of the province of Cádiz, right on the coast, we find Conil de la Frontera, a coastal area of great fishing and natural wealth that offers many places of interest and beauty, such as its extensive white sand beaches. We also want to highlight its cliffs and pine forests.
How could it be otherwise, from Cádiz we must also highlight Tarifa, which is not only open to both seas, but has been open to all civilizations for centuries. Its municipal area has 38 kilometers of beaches, most of them with fine and shallow sands. Los Lances, which has been declared a Natural Area, and Bolonia, which houses the ruins of Baelo Claudia, stand out.
Palos de la Frontera
Finally, we want to talk about Palos de la Frontera, which was the cradle of the discovery of America. And it is that from its port the three famous caravels that managed to reach the American lands departed. Here you can find numerous buildings of interest, such as the Monastery of La Rábida, the Castle, the parish of San Jorge, the House of the Pinzón or the Fontanilla, a curious Mudejar fountain.