Los Gallardos is a small town found between the mountain ranges of Bedar, Los Filabres and Cabrera the Aguas River. The town developed around the mines of east Bedar at the end of the 19th century. It is perfectly situated being just 30 minutes from Almeria Airport and just a 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 Rio de Aguas canyon and the Rio Jauto canyon close by. There are walks around the old industrial sites in the Sierra de Bedar, though beware of the open wells used by the old mines. Or take a walk down the Rio 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.