Sobras is an incredibly impressive village just 50km outside of Almeria, Spain. Besides the typical Andalucian culture, Sorbas also has a rich history. The first to settle in Sorbas was the Arabs during the Moorish era, and their impressive footprint has lasted over the centuries. Located in the lower part of the village are artisanal potteries. The era of the Arab settlement can also be seen in the structure of the old town.
The village of Sorbas is located over a small plateau over the Río Aguas, and the white houses are almost suspended over the ravine, an impressive sight worth seeing. The most important attraction is the karst formation in the Yesos de Sobras, the most important of its kind in Europe and a must-see for lovers of potholing.
In a semi-deserted enclave and taking up more than 2,000 hectares lies the Natural Karst Terrain in the Casts of Sorbas, one of the biggest tourist attractions of this Almerian municipality. This geological wonder is a product of thousands of years of rain water, making this formation one of the most important in all of Europe. You will also find many caves including El Agua, which is the biggest of them all. Also the Covadura, which is the deepest; Tesoro and Yesos, which are considered the most beautiful.
The most interesting aspect of Sorbas is many of the houses are found suspended on the edge of a cliff called Afa. Besides the villages rich beauty and landscapes, another wonder close by is the Natural Park of Karst.
Vera is another important ´sun and beach´ town in the province of Almería that seems to attract a lot of tourism, above all those who practice naturism. Not surprising, then, that there are a lot of lodgings and hotel accommodation that offer exclusive services for nudists. However, the town also holds a very interesting cultural, artistic and historical past.
Mojacar Pueblo is only a 30-minute drive from Oasis Resort. Mojacar Pueblo village dates back to 2000 BC and has many small, windy streets which house many restaurants, bars and shops. In the centre of town the “Fuente Moro” fountain has been a vital water supply to the village for centuries.
Roquetas de Mar is a fishing village just 15 minutes drive from Almeria which is famous for seafood pasta restaurants and the fresh water resort of Aguadulce and is now a well-established Tourist Resort and has been classified as a “Centre of Natural Touristic Interest” and hosts many fishing and sporting activities.
Almeria City is Andalucia’s most eastern capital. Almeria still has a great deal of charm and is steeped in history. It is situated on the coast with great beaches and is located at the foot of a mountain range as has a magnificent Alcazaba, an Arab fortress. Almeria boasts some of the best restaurants, famous for tapas and seafood.
Tabernas has a track for cars and bikes and is only a 15-minute drive from the resort and hotel. It holds many events throughout the year and attracts world-famous riders and drivers from all over the world. It also has an off-road zone for the more adventurous.
The Caves of Sorbas are very rare formations which are geologically very young. The caves and underground channels cover a fifty kilometre radius and are only a few minutes away.
Fort Bravo is a Western-styled theme Park where many Western films have been made. It was built in the 1970’s and is the biggest film studio in Europe. It is located near the town of Tabernas.