Welcome to San Juan de los Terreros, Costa de Almeria, Spain
The easternmost village of Andalucia and part of the larger agglomaration of Pulpi. San Juan is considered by many to be the 'show town' of the local council (Ayuntamiento de Pulpi) A lot of money has been spent over the last 5 years on a wonderfull promenade which now spans from Playa rabiosa down to the Calypso hotel. Dotted along the promenade are childrens play areas and Chiringuoitos which tempt you in with delicious seafood dishes, tapas or a glass or two of wine, whilst overlooking the blue waters of the mediterranean.
The local town hall of Pulpi has one of the strictest planning policies in the region so there has been nothing built above 3 stories for many years, this not only makes the place even more attractive for people from the UK looking to buy or rent but also holds the town in high esteem with the majority of property owners who are Spanish nationals from Madrid, Sevilla and other cities and towns.
The Castle was constructed in the 1764 in the style of a coastal fort on a headland 150 metres high that stretches out into the sea, and has been declared to be of Cultural Interest. The Castle is accessible via a steep narrow road, but is worth the walk, as from here on a clear day you have splendid views up the coast as far as Cabo Cope and down the coast to the Castle of Roldán in Carboneras. Just out to sea lie two islands; Isla Negra and Isla de Terreros, both of which have been declared as natural parkland and therefore protected.
The sharp, jagged peaks of the mountains behind the resort frame the skyline as the sun goes down. In Pilar de Jaravía at the base of the Sierra del Aguilón mountains you can see the ruins of old iron and silver mines and just across the way from this a lovely 18 hole golf course, Mundo Aguilon. Further into the mountains there are old iron and silver mines, and a stiff uphill walk is worthwhile in order to see the old workings and ruined villages where the miners lived. The lovely old railway station of Jaravia is a quaint relic of times gone by but provides an important rail link to Murcia.
If beach holidays are your thing we have some of the best beaches in Almeria both in San Juan and also close by with lovely sand, easy parking and safe bathing for all family members. Snorkeling is always rewarded and there are plenty of fish to be caught from the rocks.
Although much quieter in the winter months, many people from northern Europe own property here and it is not unusual to see them enjoying the lovely beach and the warm shallow waters right into November.
San Juan de los Terreros, is only 8 kilometres from the busy fishing port of Aguilas and just 12 kilometres from Pulpi, the capital of the municipality to which San Juan de los Terreros belongs. Almeria city is a mere 1 hours drive, whilst Mojacar which has been popular with the British since the 60's is only 40km away along the lovely winding coast road. This road also takes you through the busier resorts of Garrucha and Vera.