The southeast coast of Spain is popular with families over the summer holidays and the resort of Carboneras is a great choice of destination. The mix of fantastic weather, miles of sandy beaches, heaps of activities on offer and the cultural heritage of the region mean that there really is something in Carboneras for everyone. A holiday villa in Carboneras is ideally located for spending time down on the beach as well as exploring the town and the surrounding region.
Carboneras is a small resort located directly on the Spanish coast, with fantastic sandy beaches just a very short walk from holiday villas in the town. The beach is the ideal place to simply relax and soak up the sun, while there are also plenty of activities on offer for those seeking some adventure.
Snorkelling and Scuba diving are both popular in the area, with a reef located just off the coast attracting a vast array of colourful fishes. The surf here also makes the beach popular with surfers during certain times of the year, while activities such as water skiing and paragliding are available in the summer months.
The countryside surrounding Carboneras is also something special, with much of the region covered in semi-desert, something that cannot be seen in many other places in Europe. Both mountain biking and horse riding can be easily arranged close to Carboneras self-catering accommodation and either offers a great way to get out and view the countryside. Those hiring a car for the duration of their stay may also enjoy several scenic drives which wind around Carboneras.
The romantic old town of Mojacar is found just 23km up the coast from Carboneras, featuring Kasbah streets and fantastic views over the coastline from its hilltop location. Several top-class restaurants can be found in the town and are the perfect place to sample local wines as well as freshly prepared local tapas dishes.
The Andalucia region of Spain benefits from the highest level of sunshine and the lowest level of rainfall in Europe, making Carboneras a superb destination for a family summer holiday. Winter temperatures remain mild though, making Carboneras a fantastic escape during the winter months, when there are still plenty of outdoor activities on offer in the area.
Carboneras self-catering accommodation can be easily reached via Almeria Airport (LEI), which receives flights several times per week operated by easyJet and Ryanair. Almeria Airport is around 58km from the resort, but car hire is available from the airport and the use of a car offers a great way to get out and about in the area for the duration of your holiday.