Balanegra (Almeria)

Balanegra Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Balanegra (Almeria)

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Coordinates: 36.746667°, -2.908333°

Distance to Almeria: 43 km

Elevation: 60 m

Population: 2,931 inhabitants (2023)

Demonym: Balanegrense

Balanegra has 2,200 meters of beach that make it a great tourist destination for lovers of sand, sun, and sea.

The first human settlements developed around the 14th century, during the Nasrid period, as can be seen in the remains of the Tower of Alhamilla, which was used to monitor the arrival of pirates in the area.

Agriculture and pastoralism were the main sources of income in the past.

Its inhabitants continue to dedicate themselves to agriculture, but tourism has been gaining ground in recent years. Currently, tourism has become the second source of income, especially due to the beach, which is reflected in the increase of almost three times its inhabitants in the summer.

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