The Los Filabres Area is popular for holiday rentals in the Costa de Almeria. The stunning landscape is made up of dramatic hills and valleys lined with citrus trees and olive groves. Marble quarrying is the main industry. The primary villages in the area are Castro de Filabres, Velefique, Laroya, Olula de Castro, Bacares, Benitagla, Cobdar, Lubrin and Albanchez.
Explore the area on foot, mountain bike, horseback or on scenic drives to discover tiny mountain villages, long-abandoned fincas and meadows of wild thyme. It is the perfect area for bird and butterfly spotting. The area celebrates various festivals and fiestas throughout the year. Cultural traditions are celebrated such as bread throwing in good fun at the Lubrin Fiesta.
Bacares is considered the most rustic pueblo in the province and is worth a visit. It lies in a rural landscape beneath the Calar Alto Observatory. Lubrin is an excellent example of a typical Andlausian viallge close to holiday rentals in the Los Filabres area. Olives and almonds are tended on the ancient irrigated terraces and goat herds are reared for the local soft cheese. Market day is Wednesday and is worth browsing for local produce. Laroya is in the heart of the Sierra de los Filabres and is known for its marble quarrying. It has an interesting 17th century Parish Church which is built in Mudejar style. Cobdar is perched high on a towering rock of reddish stone beneath an amazing white marble cliff. La Cueva de los Letreros (Cave of the Signboards) is in the mountains of the north Almeria province. It is where the “Indalo man”, a symbolic figure holding a rainbow over his head, was found in 1868. It dates back to Neolithic times and is considered a good luck charm or talisman.
Holiday rental homes in the Los Filabres area enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August but cooler in the higher mountains. In the winter season there is more chance of a rain shower and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F). Spring and autumn are very pleasant months for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in the Los Filabres area is Almeria (LEI) airport about 10 km east of Almeria city centre. It has a high volume of tourists arriving daily from the UK and northern Europe as well as connections from Madrid and Barcelona. easyJet, BMI Baby, Monarch and Ryanair fly into Almeria airport daily and offer cheap flights from the UK while Iberia Airlines are the domestic airline carrier. A hire car is essential to reach the Los Filabres area, about an hour inland.