Guidebook for Tabernas

Richard

Guidebook for Tabernas

Food Scene
Set in the hamlet of Banos de Sierra Alhamilla, 17 residents, three bars. Mountain top restaurant with amazing views over the coast. Local cuisine, mostly from produce of their own farm.
Bar Restaurante Sierra Alhamilla
Set in the hamlet of Banos de Sierra Alhamilla, 17 residents, three bars. Mountain top restaurant with amazing views over the coast. Local cuisine, mostly from produce of their own farm.
Great fish bar/restaurant in the neighbouring town of Rioja. 10 minutes drive. Lots of variety and reliably good.
Los Pirineos
18 Calle Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente
Great fish bar/restaurant in the neighbouring town of Rioja. 10 minutes drive. Lots of variety and reliably good.
Essentials
This is the closest mini supermarket. Has a butcher, but you better like pork.
Supermercado Spar Tabernas
12 Calle Virgen de las Angustias
This is the closest mini supermarket. Has a butcher, but you better like pork.
Parks & Nature
The park is contiguous to our ranch. Good riding, biking and hiking trails with stunning scenery. Lots of wildlife and flora at different times of the year.
Natural Park Sierra Alhamilla
The park is contiguous to our ranch. Good riding, biking and hiking trails with stunning scenery. Lots of wildlife and flora at different times of the year.
Step out the front gate and you're in the desert park. Walking or driving along the dry river beds and canyons you may recognise landscapes from old classics like Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, and hundreds of Spaghetti Westerns
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Tabernas Desert
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Step out the front gate and you're in the desert park. Walking or driving along the dry river beds and canyons you may recognise landscapes from old classics like Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, and hundreds of Spaghetti Westerns
Possibly the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. A must see. Best in June or September as gets very packed in the summer.
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كابو دي غاتا
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Possibly the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. A must see. Best in June or September as gets very packed in the summer.
Fishing village with a pristine little beach and good fish restaurants. Very (too) busy in August. Great out of season.
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La Isleta del Moro
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Fishing village with a pristine little beach and good fish restaurants. Very (too) busy in August. Great out of season.
Shopping
The city of Almeria is only 30 minutes drive and has a great central food market, especially the fish section on the lower level. It's just off the Paseo, which is lined with most chain brands from Bershka to Burberry. Good for rainy days (that's about two days a year).
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Paseo de Almería
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The city of Almeria is only 30 minutes drive and has a great central food market, especially the fish section on the lower level. It's just off the Paseo, which is lined with most chain brands from Bershka to Burberry. Good for rainy days (that's about two days a year).
Touristy small town set on fabulous beach in the Cabo de Gata park. Good restaurants, Casa Miguel is the most upmarket. One of the best Italian ice-cream shops on the planet (try the ultra dark chocolate). If you want to buy tourist trinkets, beach gear, etc. San Jose is the place. Lots of bars open at night, music and such. Stay away in August. The whole town closes down in the winter, so narrowish window here.
SanJoseSpain
Touristy small town set on fabulous beach in the Cabo de Gata park. Good restaurants, Casa Miguel is the most upmarket. One of the best Italian ice-cream shops on the planet (try the ultra dark chocolate). If you want to buy tourist trinkets, beach gear, etc. San Jose is the place. Lots of bars open at night, music and such. Stay away in August. The whole town closes down in the winter, so narrowish window here.
Entertainment & Activities
The village has some sort of event, parade or party every few months, the highlight being the mid August feria. Easter, Semana Santa, is particularly evocative and picturesque in Tabernas, being extremely traditional. In case you're bored between Easter and August there's the Cruzes de Mayo.
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تابيرناس
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The village has some sort of event, parade or party every few months, the highlight being the mid August feria. Easter, Semana Santa, is particularly evocative and picturesque in Tabernas, being extremely traditional. In case you're bored between Easter and August there's the Cruzes de Mayo.
Getting Around
Enterprise Alquiler de Coches - Estación de Tren de Almería
Sightseeing
One of the remaining Spaghetti Western sets built by Sergio Leone in the 1960s. When the cavalry rides into town in The Good The Bad & The Ugly, well, this is where they do it. At €22 per head it is pricey just for a peek at a few old buildings, but worth the trip if you're an aficionado, and theres a great shot down the main street with the Sierra Alhamilla brooding in the distance. They do a decent buffet lunch, and a very good gazpacho in the summer. Tell the Sheriff Richard sent you.
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Mini Hollywood
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One of the remaining Spaghetti Western sets built by Sergio Leone in the 1960s. When the cavalry rides into town in The Good The Bad & The Ugly, well, this is where they do it. At €22 per head it is pricey just for a peek at a few old buildings, but worth the trip if you're an aficionado, and theres a great shot down the main street with the Sierra Alhamilla brooding in the distance. They do a decent buffet lunch, and a very good gazpacho in the summer. Tell the Sheriff Richard sent you.
Little whitewashed stone houses studded into a mountainside. The town hall and mayor's office is a small door next to the only bar.
Castro de Filabres
Little whitewashed stone houses studded into a mountainside. The town hall and mayor's office is a small door next to the only bar.
Ruins of an old gold mine used as a location in many films. Stop by on your way to the beaches at Cabo de Gata. Usually deserted.
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Minas De Rodalquilar
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Ruins of an old gold mine used as a location in many films. Stop by on your way to the beaches at Cabo de Gata. Usually deserted.