Cruise Port Atlas | Almeria, Spain Map | Location

Almeria, Spain Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Almeria: Windstar, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Celebrity, Holland America

Key Attractions: Alcazaba, Air-raid shelters, Almeria Cathedral, San Cristobal Castle, Cable Ingles, Paseo de Coches, El Playazo Beach, Aguadulce, Roquetas de Mar, Los Genoveses, El Monsul, Playa de San Miguel, Playa de los Muertos, Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park, Tabernas Desert, Sorbas Cave, Mini-Hollywood, Alhambra Palace, Alhabia, Alhama, Laujar de Andarax, Alboloduy, La Calahorra Castle, Mojacar

East of the Costa del Sol is the arid region that surrounds the ancient port of Almeria, which is the location of the 2nd largest Moorish castle in Spain, the Alcazaba. The city had its greatest flowering during the Moorish period and the castle sits on a hill above the city with great views of the port. Within the city are several other historic and scenic sights including the Paseo de Coches, a palm-lined promenade; the striking Cable Ingles engineering marvel; the fortress-like Cathedral rebuilt during the renaissance and the air-raid shelters built during the Spanish Civil War. Just north of the city is the famous Tabernas Desert, the largest in Europe and the location of many films, including Lawrence of Arabia and innumberable Westerns. The desert area is the location of several scenic whitewashed villages. East of the city is the huge volcanic area known as the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park with dramatic moonlike scenery and isolated beaches. Almeria also offers the opportunity to visit The Alhambra, the greatest display of Arabic artistry in Spain. The stunning town of Mojacar is about an hour north of Almeria.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: Spanish

Secondary Languages: English commonly spoken in tourist areas

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Alcazaba Castle Walls by Frank C. Mueller

Geography and Population

Almeria is a port city of about 200,000 residents in the Costa del Sol just south of the largest desert in Europe and west of the volcanic terrain of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park.

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How far?

Taxis charge an initial fare of 5 Euros with each additional Euro costing 0.80 Euros. Waiting time is 18 Euros per hour. ( - 03/2013)

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Almeria Cruise Terminal Almeria Airport 12 KM 16 minutes 17 Euros ( - 03/2013)
Almeria Cruise Terminal Paseo de Coches / Salmaron Park 0.2 KM 3 minute walk  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Cable Ingles 2.6 KM 4 minutes, 5 minute walk  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Almeria Cathedral 3 KM 6 minutes, 6 minute walk  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Air Raid Shelters / Jayran Wells 3 KM 6 minutes, 12 minute walk  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Alcazaba / St. Cristobal Fortress 3 KM 6 minutes, 20 minute walk  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Mini-Hollywood 35 KM 25 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park 30-80 KM 30-60 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Tabernas Desert 30 KM 25 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Sorbas Caves 65 KM 46 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Alhama 30 KM 26 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Alhabia 33 KM 34 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Alboloduy 40 KM 40 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Los Millares 24 KM 22 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Laujar de Andarax 66 KM 60 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal La Calahora 99 KM 59 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Alhambra 160 KM 1 hour 45 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Mojacar 94 KM 1 hour 5 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Aguadulce (Beach) 10 KM 11 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Roquetas de Mar 20 KM 21 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Playa de San Miguel 33 KM 36 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal El Monsul Beach 46 KM 53 minutes (plus short hike)  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Los Genoveses Beach 48 KM 55 minutes (plus short hike)  
Almeria Cruise Terminal El Playazo (Beach) 64 KM 47 minutes  
Almeria Cruise Terminal Playa de los Muertos 77 KM 52 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Vissum Almeria, Ctra. de Malaga Km. 110, Almeria 04002, phone - 34 950 27 70 00, 1.5 kilometers, 4 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Banesto, Av Paseo de Almeria, 28, 04001 Almeria, 4.2 kilometers, 9 minutes, 10 minute walk
Deutsche Bank, Paseo de Almeria, 52, 04001 Almeria, 4.2 kilometers, 9 minutes, 11 minute walk

Post Office

Oficina de Correos, Calle Hermanos Machado, 4, 04004 Almeria, 3 kilometers, 6 minutes, 10 minute walk

Port and Berths

Nearest Street Address - Calle de Coches, Almeria
GPS - 36.834655, -2.468387

Photo of El Monsul Beach by Martyn Thompson