San Juan de los Terreros is a charming Andalusian village within the municipality of Pulpi, on the Almeria coast, near the border with Murcia. Built as a fortified strong hold on the coast, an 18th century castle sits on the headland, 150 meters above the sea, and offers fabulous views over the Mediterranean Sea and coastline.
San Juan is well known for its beautiful beaches and small coves with crystalline shallow waters, waiting to be discovered. Just in front of the coast are two small islands, Isla Negra and Isla de Terreros, both protected natural monuments.
Although the village has barely 1000 inhabitants, it has all amenities on site.
San Juan de los Terreros has several beautiful beaches and various pretty coves and bays. The seawater is crystalline and the eroded cliffs and mountains along the coastline give this area a magical air.
The local beach, Playa Calypso offers some water sport facilities, while Playa de los Cocedores consists of a natural swimming pool with shallow waters, ideal for families with small children.
Although San Juan de los Terreros is not a place where you will find mass-tourism, within walking distance of the village you will find even more secluded and unspoilt beaches, tucked away in small bays for those seeking peace and quiet.
The mild climate in the region makes the area a perfect destination for golf lovers, who can enjoy one of the many golf courses virtually all year round, with facilities to accommodate golfers of every level.
The nearest is the newly opened Aguilion Golf Course within a 5 minutes drive. Furthermore, there are the Desert Springs in Cuevas Del Amanzora, Valle del Este in Vera and the Marina Golf in Mojacar, all three within 30 minutes.
The fertile inland plains produces an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood is landed daily by the local fishing fleet and farmed meat and game are brought down from the mountains, ensuring a rich selection of foods to suit every taste in which rice is prominent.
San Juan offers a variety of tapas bars, restaurants and wooden beach bars. Near the castle is a good grill-restaurant where you can dine with spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding area.
Due to its name, San Juan, the village celebrates its Patron Saint’s Day on 24th June, with a so-called ‘sardinada’, a beach festival, fire works and a dip in the sea at midnight. On 16th July is the celebration of Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of the fishermen, with a procession to the seashore.
People who want to attend other popular celebrations can best visit Pulpi, the closest town.