: Venta del Pobre
: La Parada
: Sierra nevada
: La Frontera
Car: not necessary
Carboneras enjoys a Spanish way of life, which has not changed as other coastal Spanish towns. A traditional Spanish village with no high rise buildings and narrow streets, there are shops, bars, restaurants and unspoilt beaches great for scuba diving. The climate is warm all year round and has the most sunshine of anywhere in Europe. Of the many characteristics of this area, its contrasts, film sets & sceneries, its wildlife & history, none surprises the visitor as much as its light. A pure, intense light which gives Almería, along with St John of Acre, Athens and Syracuse, the highest number of daylight hours in the world (3100 hr of sunshine per year).
Along its coastline we can find villages ideal for relaxing and hidden-away places where nature reigns. The quality of light and the unique landscape have enchanted film directors: from the dunes of Cabo de Gata–Níjar Natural Park, where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, to the Tabernas desert, site of so many spaghetti westerns.
Other Activities: Granada 2hr away for skiing