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Almería Travel Guide: 160 reviews and 395 photos

My hometown.... for the moment

Its a very chilled town, about 6oo.ooo inhabitants (or was that in the whole province of Almeria??), a long beach, a few shopping streets, a mall, a moorish monument, -nice.

Another distinct advantage is the local practice of giving FREE tapas, with every beer or wine you get a saucer of food, FREE.
Tapas-hours: 11am-3pm and 8pm-midnight.

A supercool tradition.

I like living here because it also has an airport and is not overly touristy.

El Parque

This is where we meet in the evening to do the "botellon".
Heres how you do it: you pass a shop on your way, buy wine, whisky, vodka, whatever, and pop in large quantities, and a kilo of ICE in a bag, and come and sit down around the fountain.

You wont be alone.

There are HUNDREDS of youths and ex-youths doing it.
After your alcohol is used up, you can go and do "la marcha", which in UK is called a pub crawl, only here its more a club-crawl.

The clubs, by the way, are all FREE to get in.

Its a cheap and cheerful way to start the night: the botellon.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cheap, chilled, excellent climate.
  • Cons:Very provincial, uptight, nosy-neighbour-y.
  • In a nutshell:I like it here, -and until I dont, -Im staying!
  • Last visit to Almería: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jul 27, 2004 at 8:03 PM

    ....from what you wrote it sounds like that the main occupation and or interest is drinking every day, is it the only reason to go and stay in Almeira ?

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    Feb 16, 2004 at 6:37 PM

    You have loads of useful info on your page, my folks have just bought an appartment in Almeria so I was curious to see what it's like. By the sounds of your web page, looks like they made a good chice. Az....

  • binnie's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2003 at 7:48 AM

    I can't wait to see Almeria. Only been to Mojacar and Turre.

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 6:27 AM

    Interesting destination...nice ambiance in the Albergue de San Jose, isn't it? And also the door of Morocco...(by ferry)

  • Yubert's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 12:30 PM

    Wow, Almeria has a long beach? I wonder if it's anything like Long Beach, California!

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 4:33 AM

    Que pasa? Como estas?

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2003 at 1:41 AM

    Grandes playas en Almería. Gran página

  • May 28, 2003 at 2:47 AM

    Excellant start..beautiful phtographs...Welcome to VT too

  • Braveheart.southafrr's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2003 at 9:35 AM

    great dance tips................kenneth

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2003 at 3:58 PM

    very nice page from your hometown, greetings Alphons...


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