The city of Almeria is located along the Mediterranean Sea in south-eastern Spain. It is the capital of the Province of Almeria and has a population of almost 190,000 people. It is a little known area although the tourism industry is slowly growing with a few resorts being constructed. There are numerous beaches which are beautiful but a journey inward from the beaches reveals a landscape that is quite barren. As a result, many Italo-Westerns were filmed in Almeria during the 60s.
The Almeria area is known to be one of the driest places in Europe. Visitors can expect a sunny day on their visit as Almeria on average has 330 days of sunshine every year. During the winter months the average temperature ranges between 59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months typically see temperatures no less than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.