Hotel Carboneras Cabo de Gata ****
THE VILLAGE OF CARBONERAS
It is known that Carboneras has been inhabited from the XVI century. The marquis of Carpio, Don Diego López of Haro, ordered the construction of castle of San Andrés in order to avoid the Christian smuggling.
Traditionally, the population of Carboneras has been dedicated to mainly fishing, although in some inland areas, they also practised agriculture and livestock farming. However, mining, the hydroelectric industry and tourism have changed the sources of wealth of Carboneras, and the town has become a service sector.
Opposite the town, you will find the Natural Monument Isla de San Andrés.
The closest town in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata is Agua Amarga.
What to see in Carboneras, visits of interés
The Castle of San Andrés is a building constructed by the Marquis of Carpio, in the XIV century, by order of King Philip the II. It is a solid quadrangular masonry construction, situated in the centre of the town. It was built in order to defend the coast from the Berber attacks and the Moorish uprising.
La Torre de la Mesa de Roldán is a watch tower constructed around 1497. In 1764, Kind Charles III regained it´s use.
La Playa de los Muertos (the beach of the dead), is one of the most well known beaches of the coast of Cabo de Gata. Behind it´s sad name there hides one of the most beautiful corners of the Mediterranean.
We have the following beaches: Playa de la Galera, Playa de El Ancón, Playa de los Cocones, Playa de las Martinicas, Playa del Corral, Playa de las Salinas and many more hidden coves that feel like little havens of peace.
Playas de Carboneras
Length: 3000 m
The town of Carboneras has many beaches, however the ones closest to the town are the best equipped, with toilets, showers and footbaths. In the urban area of Carboneras, you will find the following beaches: Playa de la Puntica, Playa de las Martinicas, Playa de la Torre Vieja, Playa del Corral and Playa de las Salinicas.
They alternate between fine sand and gravel, with rocky seabeds.
In front of the Playa de La Puntica you will find the Natural Monument, island of San Andrés.
Playa de los Muertos
Length: 2000 m
It is a Paradise beach characterised for being one of the most popuñar of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata – Níjar, and one os the most beautiful beaches in Spain. The water is crystal clear and the sand is a type of thin gravel, with a rich seabed full of sealife.
There are waste bins, parking spaces and an information booth
Playa del Algarrobico
Length: 2000 m
This beach is fromed by sand, pebble and rocky areas, with blue crystal water. It is the last beach in Carboneras and although the beach itself is not protected by the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, there are surrounding areas that are.
You will find this beach on the edge of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, heading towards Mojacar.