From the perfect location of Aparthotel Vistamar you can explore and learn about the magnificent and unique Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
It's the largest protected natural area in the Mediterranean. SIts wonderful 50km coastline boasts exceptional natural beaches that stand out due to their dark sand formed by nearby volcanic activity and its crystalline, clean and oxygenated waters. One highlight is Los Genoveses beach which was chosen as the best beach in Spain in 2015 and from which you can’t see a single human construction. It is an exquisite beach due to its access, clean sand, turquoise and shallow water and it’s also very close to Aparthotel Vistamar. Other beaches that stand out include the beaches of Monsul, Media Luna or El Barronal, unique spaces where you can breathe natural and clean air and disconnect and escape from the city. This is offered by very few other places in the Mediterranean.
You have the option of urban beaches, such as San José or La Calilla beach, small but pretty and just a 1 minute walk from the Aparthotel, or beaches somewhat further away such as those of the wonderfully familiar Salinas de Cabo de Gata, the beach in the village of Aguamarga or the beach in Rodalquilar, all of them with exceptional beauty and ancestral naturalness. Playa de los Muertos, between Aguamarga and Carboneras, which stands out, has unrivalled waters throughout the Spanish coast.
Don’t forget about small coves where you can enjoy nature in its pure and virgin state, such as Cala Carbón, Playa de los Lances, Cala Amarilla, Los Escullos, Cala Arena, Cala Raja, La Polacra or Cala San Pedro.
Due to their location, dispersion and accesses, most of these beaches have no guards, sanitary services or rubbish collection, so we recommended going with plenty of food and drinks and don’t leave rubbish on them so that everyone can enjoy them in their pure state.
This is windy area, so we advise you to ask our staff at the hotel who will recommend which beaches to visit depending on the wind.
We don’t just have beaches on offer, but there is much more to see and experience in this Natural Park, such as the town of Níjar, famous for its jarapas and botijos or the town of Rodalquilar with sites from the Roman era, old gold mines and defensive buildings such as the Torre de los Alumbres. Another highlight is the Isleta del Moro, a beautiful and small fishing village where you can taste and enjoy seafood dishes.
At Aparthotel Vistamar we will be happy to recommend the best places to see, experience and enjoy at every moment and according to your requests and tastes, where to eat, dine, have a drink, enjoy with children or know the best locations to take photos, and so on.
WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THE CABO DE GATA NATURAL PARK, DO YOUR THING, EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING IT HAS TO OFFER AND COME BACK MANY TIMES TO REDISCOVER IT.