Flora and fauna
Almeria’s coastline boasts an immense ecological wealth; in fact, it attracts a number of tropical Atlantic species that cannot be seen anywhere else in the Mediterranean.
Eastern Almeria’s vast cultural and environmental treasure trove includes the Millares archaeological site, the Alcazaba Arab fortress, the Muslim Torre García fortification and the Phoenician ruins of Abdera, in Adra, and Villaricos , in Cuevas del Almanzora.
Visitors will marvel at the arid landscapes of the Tabernas Desert, the traditional Moorish farmsteads and the intriguing olive, almond and orange tree groves.
In this seafaring land, it is quite understandable that fresh fish and seafood form an essential part of the local cuisine. Yet this region is also famed for its delicious stews and casseroles made from fresh local produce such as ajoblanco (chilled garlic and almond soup), sopa moruna (lamb and lentil soup) and tabernero (stewed pepper, onion and fresh tomato).