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Aguadulce 23 yd from city centre
Situated 500 meters from the beach in Aguadulce Town Center and 'Puerto Deportivo' the leisure area full of restaurants and...
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Nestled between majestic rocky hills and fine sandy beaches, Aguadulce is a magnificent seaside retreat with unbelievable year-long sunshine. The picture-postcard waterfront features a stunning palm-tree lined pavilion, with easy access to picturesque local towns like Almeria.
Aguadulce offers a wide variety of affordable accommodation options for friends and family, including charming hilltop apartments and high-rise hotels with excellent sea views.
Neighbourhoods of Aguadulce
Aguadulce has a number of charming neighbourhoods to explore:
- Aguadulce sur: Among the prettiest waterfront areas to stay in, this area contains the beautiful beach Playa de Aguadulce. You'll also find a number of shopping centres and streets, including Centro Comercial 501. Plenty of restaurants can be found along Paseo Maritimo.
- Puerto de Aguadulce: Aguadulce's pretty portside area is thriving with bars and restaurants, offering some of the most exquisite waterfront properties. The city's most charming boulevard/park, Parque Municipal de Aguadulce, is located to the west.
- Aguadulce norte: North of Avenida de Carlos III, this large area is mostly residential with plenty of delightful parks and plazas. The properties climb up the hillside with excellent views and plenty of supermarket options.
- La Ventilla: Just west of town, this quiet area has a fantastic beach, Playa la Ventilla, and several excellent bars and restaurants.
What to see and do in Aguadulce
The beaches of Aguadulce are long and wide, with plenty of sports activities on the beach and water. If you're travelling with little ones, you'll find Mariopark (a waterpark) and Aquarium Costa de Almería just southwest of town on Playa de las Salinas. History buffs will want to head to nearby Roquetas de Mar to see the imposing 14th-century Castilo de Santa Ana, an impressive castle and museum with excellent sea views. Hiking is also possible in the hilly Andalusia landscape, with mountains like Sierra de Gádor offering inspiring trails. There's also the historic town of Almeria, home to a 16th-century cathedral, cobblestone streets and old Alcazaba fortifications.
What to eat in Aguadulce
Aguadulce is a typical Andalusia seaside town offering fantastic seafood and tapas dishes. Gambas al ajillo, sizzled prawns in garlic oil, is a regional speciality. Paella is also often eaten, particularly with plentiful fresh seafood. Chipirones a la plancha, grilled squid, is also absolutely delicious and found in the town's bustling eateries. Many of the best seafood restaurants are found in and around the marina. You can also indulge in some of the region's finest wines in town, with fino sherry (like manzanilla) being particularly popular and refreshing.
Typical events and festivals in Aguadulce
Aguadulce celebrates most typical Spanish religious and cultural festivities, but it doesn't have many noted large fiestas. One exception is the Procesión Virgen del Carmen, a town-wide celebration which takes place in mid-July. Throughout the summer, you'll find ample activities and parties in the marina area.
How to move around in Aguadulce
Aguadulce is serviced by local buses which operate throughout Andalusia. Most people choose to explore the area at their own pace with a rental car. The closest train station is in nearby Almeria, as is the closest airport (Almeria Airport).
The climate in Aguadulce
Aguadulce has a Mediterranean and semi-arid climate. As such, you can expect hot long summers and mild winters. Temperatures reach upwards of 33°C in summer and average 12°C in colder months like January.
More interesting facts about and sights in Aguadulce
Aguadulce's proximity to Ameria (just 10km away) has led it to become a popular commuter residence. During weekends, Aguadulce pulls in younger crowds from its neighbouring towns, giving it a fun and relaxed vibe.