Tag Archives: Almería province

Walking is thirsty work!

The fuentes of Berja by Robert Bovington  Quite often my wife and I travel from Roquetas to the beautiful Alpujarras and often we stop in or near the attractive town of Berja for a coffee break. However, occasionally we visit … Continue reading

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Sierra de Gádor – a mountain range in southern Spain

by Robert Bovington The Sierra de Gádor mountain range is situated in the south-western corner of the province of Almería. It belongs to the Betic system, specifically the Cordillera Penibética. The maximum altitude is 2249 meters – the summit of … Continue reading

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The Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

by Robert Bovington In the south of Spain, a few miles east of Almería, there is a delightful area that offers miles of unspoilt beaches with secluded coves, sand dunes and much more within a protected coastal reserve. It is … Continue reading

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Rodaquilar – old gold mine

Rodaquilar – old gold mine © Robert Bovington This part of Spain has always had an abundance of raw materials and this area of the Cabo de Gata has been extensively mined for 2000 years. The Romans extracted silver here. … Continue reading

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The Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Article about the beautiful and unspoilt Cabo de Gata The Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar.

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Calar Alto Observatory

by Robert Bovington The province of Almería is the sunniest driest place in Spain. It also has the cleanest atmosphere in Europe and hardly any cloud making it an ideal location for installing an observatory. Calar Alto, at an altitude … Continue reading

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Los Vélez

by Robert Bovington Los Vélez is situated in the Sierra de Maria in the north of the province of Almería. Within this area is the impressive Parque Natural de María-Los Vélez as well as the twin towns of Vélez Blanco … Continue reading

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