Almeria is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Andalusia and is particularly popular for its beaches and the Cabo de Gata national park. With its mild winters and long, hot and dry summers, Almeria is a favourite year round tourist destination.
Seasonal flights to Almeria from Birmingham are very quick if they are direct: the fight time comprising only just over 2 hours 30 minutes.
The region is set in a desert, is very dry and was used as a film location for a number of spaghetti westerns: head to Tabernas to experience the wild west and that dusty western feel.
Almeria airport is fairly small and only a small number of airlines operate flights from the UK to Almeria, often on a seasonal basis. It may therefore be difficult to find a cheap direct flight from Birmingham to Almeria off season – in this case it could be more convenient to fly to an alternative airport nearby: Málaga airport, Granada or Madrid are all viable options. Onward travel from these airports can then be organised by public transport or hire car.
Booking your flight well in advance is a good idea if you are after a bargain. Once travel arrangements have been made, just remember to protect yourself against the sun and that the local currency is in Euros. Travellers should find that most things they need are widely available in Almeria and the surrounding towns and villages.
The airport in Almeria is located 10 km from the city centre. A local bus takes passengers from the airport into the centre of Almeria. However, most travellers will tend to hire a car – either in advance or at the airport on arrival. Alternatively, take a taxi to your accommodation.