Region: Levante Almeriense - autonomous region: Andalucía
Municipalities (13): Antas, Bedar, Carboneras, Cuevas del Almanzora, Garrucha, Huercal-Overa, Los Gallardos, Lubrin, Mojacar, Pulpí, Sorbas, Turre and Vera.
Geographic data: It borders with the regions of Los Vélez, Valle de Almanzora, Los Filabres-Tabernas and Almería Metropolitan Area.
Nature tourism: The Paraje Natural Krast, a surprising and especially interesting enclave for caving enthusiasts. The Gata Natural Park is one of the most arid protected areas of Europe.
Agricultural production: Almond, orange and olive groves occupy the most acreage; lettuce and barley are the most important produce.
Gastronomy: Red shrimp, mackerel, the clams, the gallopedro, snapper or grouper, stews sailors and Rices, gurullos with snails, noodle casserole, garlic colorao, stew of balls to the Vera pot of wheat, the balls of corn, the Partridge in stew, gurullos with rabbit, the avio, the cakes of codfish stewthe jormigones, the fish with aletria stock, flour or bread crumbs and choto Al ajillo.
Its pastries include cakes of pinching, the real tarts, the pastasfloras, called finger of Jesus, alfajores of almond, stuffed dumplings and curdles of almond.
Los Velez - Andalucía, is loaded with a famous historical past, as attested by its complete and monumental artistic heritage, the richest and most varied in the province of Almeria, has also a great attraction for his natural exuberance: sources and springs of water, ravines and ramblas, native vegetation, panoramic and suggestive views.
LOCATION-located in the northernmost part of the province of Almería. It borders to the North and East with the province of Murcia, and to the West of Granada. Included among the parallel 37 ° 52' and 37 ° 30' North latitude and the Meridian 1 ° 55' and longitude 2º 25'.
Climate-mediterraneo-continental. Rainfall low and concentrated in autumn and spring (not pass of 400 mm.), aggravated by their torrencialidad and strong seasonal irregularity. In winter is often produced heavy snow in the Sierra. July is usually the warmest month.
FLORA and vegetation-ecosystem characterized by: "variety" of species and its "specificity" within its aridity.
The pine forest occupies the largest tree area of the region (E.g.: La Dehesa de María).
The oak is located in small villages isolated or mixed with pine trees.
FAUNA-as with the flora, highlights the considerable number of endemics (15% of the total number of species). At present, a total of 244 different taxa within the Natural Park have been registered. There are about 25 species of mammals typical of the Mediterranean ecosystem.
The Coast of Almería, the union between desert and sea
When we speak of Coast of Almeria we are referring to the area of the autonomous community of Andalusia which is located in the province of that name and that ranges from Murcia to Granada province. In that zone there are many villages where it mixes the arid landscape with beautiful natural beaches.
The towns wich are part of this area range from Mojacar to Roquetas de Mar and within this stretch of coastline there are some of the most important natural parks in Andalusia such as the Cabo de Gata-Nijar or the island of San Andres.
Visitors can enjoy numerous options to organize a holiday in the area. For example, if what you are interested in is to visit monuments could choose some towns as El Algar, located in the interior of the province where there are human remains from the Neolithic inhabitants and it has a very rich cultural heritage.
One of the features of the Coast of Almeria is that its coastline has strong cliffs that surprise visitors by contrast with other areas that is not so hilly. You can enjoy magnificent beaches in Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce where there is a wide range of hotel and has more possibilities of leisure.
In this area of coastline you can make multiple activities as for example play golf at one of the fields throughout almost all the municipalities or practice sailing and windsurfing since there are areas like Almerimar where many fans enjoy with these sports.