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With its tiny untouched coves and stunning main beaches this has to one of the most beautiful areas in Almeria. Its 18th century castle, which can be found in the town centre, adds to the true Spanish charm of this bustling fishing port, making the local seafood restaurants definitely worth a visit.

Carboneras has a wide range of eateries, with menus catering to every taste. Fresh fish and seafood are the specialities, particularly 'galanes', a white fish that lives in the surrounding waters. If fish isn't to your taste there are also plenty of restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, including British.

Carboneras' main bragging point is its beaches; the golden sand runs for miles along the coastline and several of the beaches have won awards. The town has plenty of history, with castles and watchtowers dating back as far as the 16th century, and the nearby Sierra Nevada National Park is popular with walkers.

Location of Carboneras

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 1
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • When to go: April-Oct

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