Not to be confused with any one of five other places named Cabrera in Spain, Cabrera, Almeria is a small village that sits in a fascinating location, 300 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains. Holiday rental accommodation in Cabrera is a great option for those wishing to get away from it all and find a peaceful and relaxing location, which is also just a short distance from the coast and the beaches at beautiful Mojacar.
The town of Cabrera has become a popular destination for British ex-pats, who are attracted by its winning combination of well-preserved Moorish buildings, warm climate and envious location near to the sea. This great position means that a number of different types of holiday are all catered for when visiting Cabrera. Most visitors arrive in search of the sun and the sea, with a number of great beach options to be found all along the unspoilt Costa de Almeria. The nearest option to Cabrera is Mojacar, another hillside destination that overlooks the sea and has a good variety of water sports options available once you hit the sands.
Hiking, walking, bird-watching and horse riding can also be enjoyed in the surrounding area, with the elevated position of the village providing outdoor adventurers with some excellent panoramic views along its many well-trodden paths and trails. The great weather of the region means golf is another popular pastime for the visitors and residents of the town, with the Cortijo Grande Golf Resort literally on your doorstep, and a number of courses to be found in the vicinity.
The EU Blue Flag beaches of Mojacar are an obvious day trip option for visitors staying in Cabrera, but there are many other avenues that you can pursue. These include Turre (4km), a small town that can be reached on foot from Cabrera, and has a decent selection of shops and restaurants and a Friday morning market, and Los Gallardos (12km), a great base for outdoor pursuit’s lovers. Further afield, the city of Almeria (84km) has a number of historical sites, which more than justify a day trip to the capital of the province.
Many locals believe that the elevated position of Cabrera gives the village the best climate in Spain – and it is hard to argue a strong case against them. Summer months are always hot, spring and early autumn are extremely warm, and even the ‘coldest’ months can appear hot to visiting Brits. Expect plenty on sunshine whenever you visit, and little in the way of rainfall.
Almeria Airport (LEI) is 76km from Cabrera, a pleasant journey which takes around an hour by car. The airport receives a high number of flights from the UK, especially during summer months, with ‘no frills’ operators heading to this corner of Spain in their droves.