San Juan de los Terreros
The pretty coastal village of San Juan de los Terreros is situated close to the border of Andalusia and Murcia, in the province of Almeria. The area is well-known for its fabulous, family-friendly beach, which gently shelves down into the Mediterranean Sea.
The village has been developed over the years to accommodate the rising popularity in tourism in the region. However, San Juan de los Terreros still retains its old Andalusian charm and is an excellent destination for families and couples looking for a relaxing beach holiday in southern Spain.
San Juan de los Terreros provides good amenities for tourists, with shops, bars and restaurants in the village, plus some lovely wooden beach bars, where you can enjoy the local catch of the day.
There is a wonderful palm tree-lined promenade, which extends the length of the beach.
San Juan de los Terreros is home to a castle, dating back to the 16th century, which has been declared a Cultural Attraction. Built as a coastal fort, it sits atop a headland 150 metres above the coast. From the castle you can see to Cabo Cope and the resort of Carboneras.
The village is surrounded by wonderful coastline and a backdrop of rugged mountains, which perfectly frame the skyline at sunset. Those that ascend the peaks are rewarded with some truly magnificent views to the Costa Almeria.
Just out to sea are the two islands of Isla Negra and Isla de Terreros, both are protected natural parks.
San Juan de los Terreros is home to a lovely sandy beach, perfect for families. There are some wonderful sandy coves and inlets close by, perfect for exploring.
Places to visit
The Costa Almeria is home to the magnificent Cabo de Gata Natural Maritime Park, which can be reached easily by car.
For the family there is an aqua park 15 minutes away from San Juan de los Terreros and Oasys, a western theme park situated in the inland desert village of Tabernas.
There are several golf courses located close to the village, including Valle del Este and Mojacar’s Desert Springs Golf Course, which is about 20 minutes away.
With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, the Almeria province has arguably one of the best climates in Spain. San Juan de los Terreros is an ideal all year round location. Temperatures range from 32-36 degrees in the summer, and about 14-16 degrees in the winter.