“The Province of Almería has established itself as a top sports destination. With its combination of sun and sea, it has everything visitors need to enjoy outdoor activities 365 days of the year. It is what makes the ‘Costa de Almería’ so attractive to the thousands of sportspeople who descend on the region each year.
The task of the Provincial Government is to continue to strengthen the already highly successful partnership between tourism and sport, with a serving of local cuisine on the side as the perfect way to promote a healthy lifestyle and establish the province as the home of the Mediterranean diet.
Drawing on the region’s natural assets, the Institution has partnered its tourism brand with high-profile sporting events such as the ‘Gran Fondo Costa de Almería’ with the aim of building the province’s sporting credentials and putting it on the map as a go-to destination for national and international competitions.
Besides the Gran Fondo, the province’s sporting calendar is fast filling up with other events and competitions, including our very own ‘Almería Activa’, the sports and tourism project being spearheaded by the Provincial Government to bring together these two strategic areas that have done so much to promote our province as a premier sports destination.
Not all tourist destinations boast Almería's diverse landscape, which stretches from snow-capped peaks to the seashore in just over an hour’s journey, with an exceptional climate and more than 3,000 hours of sun annually.
As well as having nature on its side, our region boasts a well-established cycling tradition that has made it the destination of choice for so many athletes. Impossible climbs, vertigo-inducing cliffs and high mountain passes are just some of the features that appeal to cyclists, drivers, riders and sportspeople from every corner of the globe.
I hope that this website will continue to offer a hub for the thousands of athletes and sports fans who visit the ‘Costa de Almería’ to enjoy their favourite sport, and that it will act as a great advertisement for the activities and nature that visitors can discover here 365 days of the year.
Javier Aureliano García Molina
Head of the Provincial Government of Almería