Almeria comes from the Arabic term "Al-Mariya" which means "Mirror of the Sea". When people talk about Almeria, most people think of sun, sea and beach, but nothing could be further from the truth. Natural areas, karst areas and even desert zones are the great unknowns in this region. In short, a region that is definitely worth exploring.

Outside the Costa del Sol, there are many places inland where it is nice to walk. There are important natural parks, such as the Parque Natural de la Sierra de las Nieves and the Parque Natural de los Montes de Málaga.