Almeria, Spain travel guide
Almeria Airport, airport code LEI, is Spain's second most important airport in the region of Andalucía in regards to foreign tourism being brought into the area. Regular national and international flights arrive and depart from this airport with daily frequency. Air carriers servicing the airport include Iberia Airlines and Easy Jet with flights to the UK.
The airport is located 9 kilometres east of the capital and just 500 metres from the coast, in Almeria's Gulf, to the south of Alhamilla Mountain Range. Urban hubs such as El Alquián and Costacabana are close to the airport.
From Almeria, access to the airport is easy, if you're driving in your rental car to Almeria Airport, Spain, take the AL-14 Motorway until the airport detour, in kilometre nine. From here, this road continues to Níjar. There is also signed access from the Mediterráneo A-7 Motorway.
Hire a car in Almeria Airport and drive your way into the city and surroundings and experience a hassle free visit to Almeria, touring at your own schedule and leisure in Almeria, Spain.
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- Population of Almeria, Spain:
Tourist attractions at Almeria, Spain
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Listed by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1997, the park was an area of 29,000 hectares of which 12,000 are protected marine zones.
There's no better way to visit Cabo de Gata-Nijar than in a rental car from Almeria. The views you will find along the way are incredible, and every picture moment will be at your reach when driving in your own rental car in Almeria, Spain
Sierra María-Los Vélez
Besides its forest greenery, which is the best preserved in the entire Almeria province; this nature park features archaeological sites of importance plus sites where cave paintings may be seen.
A hire car will take you here from Almeria, Spain in comfort and freedom, and you'll get to see every hidden spot by driving in your own car hire from Almeria.
Check out our Almeria Travel Guide for more interesting sites to visit in Almeria.
Recommended daytrips from Almeria, Spain
Caves of Sorbas
This site has been officially protected since 1989. Its spectacular alabaster caves, ranging to well over 1000, make this location one of the most unique places in Spain. Within the caves you may observe countless stalactites and stalagmites and rocky crystals formations.
Movie enthusiasts will not wan to miss this area located within Europe’s only desert, the desert of Tabernas. Here many legendary films have been shot and presently there are sites opened to visitors. The largest of the Mini-Hollywood sites to visit is the Oasis Theme Park, opened from 10 am to 9 pm; entrance fees are 19 euros for adults and 9 euros per child.
How to Get There in a rental car from Almeria:
Take the A-92 towards the Desert of Tabernas. The park sits upon the 430a highway at KM 654.
Desert of Tabernas
The only desert to be located in Europe, it comprises about 2000 kilometres squared. Its landscape receives almost 3000 hours of sunlight per year and has been the site for many movies.
How to Get There in a rental car from Almeria:
The desert is located within a 30-minute hire car drive from Almeria.
Our page on Almeria Tourist Routes will give you an insight on some tours to travel in your rental car.
Hotels at Almeria, Spain
Plaza de la Catedral, nº 8
04002 Almería, Spain
Telf. +34 950 278 178 | Fax. +34 950 278 117
Hotel Tryp Indalo Almeria
Avda. Mediterráneo, 310, 04009,
Hotel AC Almeria
Plaza Flores, 5
Tel. 950 23 49 99
Fax 950 23 47 09
Don't miss our detailed section on Almeria Hotels for a better look at your options.
- Airport name:
- Almeria International Airport
- Airport code:
- Phone number:
- +34 950 113 700
- Fax number:
- +34 950 21 38 58
- Ctra. De Nijar, Km 9. 04130, Almeria
- Distance from airport to Almeria:
- Almeria city || 5.6 Miles / 9 km / 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Almeria
- Car Rental office location:
It's easy to hire a car in Almeria Airport. Car rental companies at Almeria Airport are conveniently located for service. After leaving the arrival area at you will find guiding signs showing the way to your car rental company counter.
Due the high amount of interesting sites in Ameria, opt to hire a car for your visit to Almeria and get to tour the sites at your own schedulle.
Car hire companies in Almeria Airport include:
- Auriga Crown
After collecting your rental car in Almeria Airport head to the city in a short 15 to 20 minute-drive and begin your trip in comfort and freedom
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Airlines providing airport services to Almeria, Spain
- Adria Airways
- Air Berlin
- Air Europa
- Air Nostrum L.A. Mediterráneo
- First Choice Airways
- Monarch Airlines
- Thomas Cook Airlines