La Almendra y El Gitano. 

Camino Cala El Plomo, s/n, Agua Amarga, (Almeria).
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Sitting in a unique environment on the Almería coast, the curiously-named hotel La Almendra y El Gitano (the Almond and the Gypsy) offers guests maximum tranquillity with a personal touch, right in the heart of the Cabo de Gata natural park. Nightlife here means sipping a glass of wine, listening to the crickets and gazing up at the millions of stars, uninterrupted by any hint of light pollution.

The hotel rests on a low hill looking down into a valley completely free of roads or houses, giving a complete sense of being at one with nature. 360° views reach around the surrounding hills and down to the nearby sea. Within its several acres, there are plenty of places to relax in total quietude: on the old Moorish “aljibe”, by the spring, under a 300 year-old carob tree, or lying by the pool shaded by a tall palm tree.

The three rooms and two suites match the simplicity of the environment, but combined with such exquisite good taste that they are a true luxury. The decoration of each is unique, drawing inspiration from a mixture of cultures and filling the spaces with comfort, intimacy and peace. There are plenty of modern “essentials”, though no telephone or internet as some of the miracles of 21st century communication have not yet penetrated the natural park. Most important of all is the evident love of the owners for their hotel and for each other, something which will inevitably rub off on anyone who stays here.

There is so much to do, you really can be busy doing nothing. A week of walking would barely begin to explore the numerous tracks along the coast and through the hills. Just look at the amazing volcanic geology of the area, have a peaceful day on the beach at Cala El Plomo or wander along to Agua Amarga, a delightful cluster of white houses around a bay. A little further afield, visit the other villages of Cabo de Gata, or see the flamingos at the Salinas, drive up to the only desert in Europe, or visit the Mini-Hollywood film studios. Whatever you decide to do, this is one of the most benign climates in Europe with winter temperatures in the high teens, summer temperatures in the thirties and 320 sunny days every year.

Non-smoking
Swimming pool
Jacuzzi
Terraces
Garden
Country views
Air-conditioning
Bar
Breakfast
Restaurant
Television
Bath
Shower
Beach nearby
Walking routes
Historic sites
Car park

We Say

La Almendra y El Gitano is the place where you can even get away from the people who got away from it all. A stunningly beautiful place in which to take a complete rest and enjoy the solitude of the Almería coastline.

And the origin of the name? A love poem from Angel to Ana.

A Word from the Owner

We created our little hotel to give you a restful stay and discreet attention within a beautiful corner of the Spanish coastline that remains totally untouched. Ana and I invite you to spend some time in this magical place of ours.

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