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Beach in San Jose, Almeria

Excellent beaches ( Los Muertos Beach, - Barronal Beach, Mónsul Beach) located in the Natural... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2014
Liam K
Madrid, Spain

San Jose was once described in The Guardian as a ‘somewhat chic’ resort; just classy enough without... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

San Jose was once described in The Guardian as a ‘somewhat chic’ resort; just classy enough without being pretentious. That’s the perfect description. Wonderful place; always relaxing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Emyr1
Reviewed May 22, 2018

San Jose is a little gem of a town sitting on the edge of a national park. It's hardly developed at all, which means it is both inexpensive and not crowded at all. And you are just a 10-minute walk from some of the best...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carlisticeday
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Without doubt this area is one of my favorite places to visit in the whole of Spain (and I have visited nearly all of them in the last 20years). It's wild raw nature at its best. Hire a bike, horse trek or simply walk to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank T2343FJdavidw
Reviewed May 11, 2017

San Jose was a good visit, it is a typical Spanish resort with a nice sweeping sandy beach, small marina and several restaurants, mainly fish restaurants, there are other options nearer to the town area. The resort is on the Cabo de Gata peninsula and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank dnowland_12
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

San José is beautiful - and knows it! Streets are tiny (no motor homes beyond the first car park), no new building allowed, everything kept tidy and clean, lovely cafes and restaurants, and interesting shops. It's beautiful for a walk. Inevitably the prices are much...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 595HugoM
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

San Jose is a pretty , quite upmarket little seaside town, full of restaurants and nice boutique type shops. We didn't swim but the beach looked lovely. Great place to go if you like seafood judging by the menus on display at the restaurants down...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank WendyH291
Reviewed July 6, 2015

This area is stunning but let's get the plastic bashing issue out of the way first. There are literally miles and miles of plastic greenhouses from Motril to Almeria and beyond. The plastic explosion is because of us though. We want 4 harvests a year,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank pickle64
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful wild beaches sorrounded by hills and cliffs give you the possibility to great snorkeling, body surfing and wind surfing. San Jose is an old fishing village surrounded by hills and the view from most houses are magnificent. The village has developped into a tourist...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Margareta H
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent beaches ( Los Muertos Beach, - Barronal Beach, Mónsul Beach) located in the Natural Reserve. You need a car to get to the beaches although there is a bus service from the town San Jose which runs from 9am to 6pm from 14the June...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Liam K
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beaches are fantastic in Cabo de Gata. Nothing to do with beaches in Alicante or whereever in Mediterranean coast in Spain. Here they are completely wild. Beatiful

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank william N
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