Bajo Andarax - The Andarax River

The Andarax River


The Andarax river is the central river of the province of Almeria, around which the Andarax Valley was formed. This river has given life to villages that stretch throughout the Andarax basin and that have been settling in hamlets around the river for hundreds of years. Due to its ever-increasing benefits, the Andarax river has given rise to fruitful lands, important towns, and a boost in tourism.
 
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The landscapes that have emerged, thanks to the river’s tributary, have become unbeatable locations for the exercise of sports linked to nature, such as hiking, climbing, or cycling, among many others.

The Andarax river allows for the proliferation of landscapes with lots of vegetation. The river’s valley and plains create jumps and depressions that are very attractive to those who visit it. In addition, the Andarax river is a source of life that has blessed the land of Almeria, resulting in prolific plantings where grapes, olives, and almonds are grown. The best organic olive oil in the world is produced in Almeria, which attracts hundreds of people from all over the world. It is also known for its exquisite tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, which are highly valued by locals and visitors.

The Andarax river has an ancestral history, around which populations have settled. It has since been transformed into a series of towns with great cultural, gastronomic, historical, religious, and tourist wealth. Visiting these places, all blessed by the riverbed, is a must for those who go to Almeria.

In these places, you can find sites of great interest and beauty, visited by hundreds of tourists every year, especially during the popular celebrations of the patron saints of each locality.