Tuck into traditional tapas
There are numerous restaurants in Aguadulce, with cuisines ranging from traditional and regional to international and diverse. You'll find the majority of Aguadulce's eateries towards the beach, but there are some to be found in the town also. Fish and seafood naturally feature heavily on traditional tapas menus, with calamari and chipirones being particularly popular.
Many of the restaurants in town offer tapas with a modern twist. These give you the chance to try dishes made from cod, mussels, beef and many other delicious ingredients. Also be sure to try a bowl of salmorejo, a chilled tomato soup that's an Andalucian favourite. Wash down your food with some local wine or beer.
Take a walk on the wild side
Don't just relax on the beach during your holiday in Aguadulce – be sure to also take a walk on the wild side! Many areas of natural beauty are within easy reach of the town, including Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, which is around an hour's drive away. Here, you can go hiking through the coastal landscapes in the only region within mainland Europe to have a desert climate.
Nestled within volcanic hills and the beaches along the coast are several towns and villages. Visit the town of Rodalquilar, with its ancient gold mines and deserted mining villages close by. The park is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, and has salt flats where you'll spot flamingos, storks and many other beautiful birds.
Visit Almeria's historical sites
Holidays to Aguadulce act as a gateway to other interesting places along the coast, as well as those further inland. The city of Almeria is less than a 15-minute drive away from Aguadulce, so it's ideal for an interesting day out. Almeria is full of historical sites to discover – it's a culture lover's dream.
One of the must-sees here is the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress that overlooks the city. Also be sure to visit the cathedral that dates back to the 16th century, and the Museum of Almeria to learn more about the city's past.
There's more than just sightseeing to do in Almeria though. The city has plenty of modern restaurants and there's the sophisticated palm tree-lined avenue of La Rambla for enjoying a coffee and some people-watching.
Nearest airport to Aguadulce
Almeria Airport – 19 kilometres
Aguadulce can be reached from Almeria Airport within 25 minutes.
An Aguadulce holiday doesn't just let you enjoy one resort town, as it also opens up the lesser-known Costa Almeria. You have many opportunities to relax and sightsee, as well as to soak up traditional Spanish culture. There's also a huge amount of nature to explore too, with a wonderful natural park on Aguadulce's doorstep. Then there's the fascinating city of Almeria, which offers a good mix of historical sites and a lively, modern scene. Welcome to a whole new world!