Los Gallardos is small town found between the mountain ranges of Bédar, Los Filabres and Cabrera and the Aguas River. The town developed around the mines of east Bédar at the end of the 19th Century. It is perfectly situated being just 30 minutes from Almeria Airport and a just few minutes from the motorway, giving easy access to the rest of Spain. Yet it is only 10 minutes drive to the coast for the beaches and golf courses.
It is an ideal place for horse riding or for the more energetic there is rock-climbing in the canyons. The town is also an excellent base for hiking with the Río de Aguas canyon and the Río Jauto canyon close by. There are walks around the old industrial sites in the Sierra de Bédar, though beware of the open wells used by the old mines. Or take a walk down the Río de Aguas canyon to experience the beauty of this fertile piece of land with its numerous water springs and visit the remains of two 16th century flour mills, the Higuera and La Cueva mills. There is also an archaeological site in Cadima that has the remains of an Ibero-Romano town.