This ancient village dates back many centuries, its roots are in mining, although nowadays it also enjoys a modest yet thriving tourist industry. It has managed to retain its peace and tranquility, enjoying panoramic views over the fertile valley below and also towads the Mediterranean coast of Almeria province. Many fine buildings lay testament to the relative prosperity of Bedar and it continues to attract visitors from far and wide. Its beauty, situation and proximity to the coast are appealing to artists, painters and holiday makers alike.
The locals are friendly and welcoming and the village features a number of good restaurants and bars, most notably the Miramar which has served traditional Andalucian dishes for many years, its shoulder of lamb famous throughout the region. There is also a bank, a chemist, a doctors surgery, a community centre, a bakery and a post office. Although small there are many reasons to visit this charming and unspoilt little village which is very accessible to busier towns, shops and beaches only minutes away. Bedar is a true haven of tranquility where quiet villa holidays in Bedar combine well with day trips to the coast or inland to the famous desert regions of Almeria.