Cabo de Gata and the seaside towns that line the southern coast of Almeria Spain are full of Moorish treasures and volcanic beaches.
The natural beauty is undeniable, but I have to admit it’s the free tapas that come with every drink in this region that really make it the budget traveler’s paradise.
With just a small strip of the Alboran Sea between Spain and Africa, this region is full of Moroccan influences. OK. So it’s still a 7 hour ferry ride away, but I guarantee when you sip a bit of tea at Tetería Almedina Baraka you will get every drop of those North African vibes that have left a mark on this under appreciated Spanish beauty.
Location: Almeria, Spain, Europe
Highlights: Volcano / Beaches / tapas / seafood / hikes / Spanish food