Surrounding area

Beaches and Coves

The area is home to numerous beaches with crystal-clear calm waters that make this the perfect place for water sports (especially diving) or simply exploring the fascinating cliffs, small coves and sandy beaches to be found along the way.

Los Nardos Beach. Opposite the development. The beach takes its name from the spikenards that grow along the shore in September. This beach is 500 metres long and 20 metres wide

Calypso Beach. A small developed beach of golden sand that offers a whole range of services, including disabled access.

Mar Serena Beach. Its name refers to the calmness of its waters. It is 700 metres long and quite busy in the summer months. It is right next to the seafront promenade.

Mar Rabiosa Beach. It is separated from Mar Serena Beach by a huge rock – “El Pichirichi” – and can only be accessed on foot at low tide. It offers 250 metres of golden sand.

La Tía Antonia Beach. A small cove with golden sand and calm, crystal-clear water that is often used by families and residents living nearby.

Cocedores Cove. It forms a natural crescent with plenty of sand and a magical atmosphere. The water is crystal-clear and forms a natural swimming pool that is ideal for children who don’t know how to swim yet.

Nearby towns

Villaricos. A small coastal town only 15 minutes away from the development and surrounded by miles of unspoilt coastline. Visit the street market near the seafront promenade on Sundays, and then round off the day by enjoying some tapas at one of the many bars.

Cuevas de Almanzora. A town located further inland whose most iconic building is the Marqués de los Vélez Castle, a Gothic palace-fortress that has been maintained in very good condition. You can also visit the Cave-Museum, which reveals what life was like in one of these peculiar houses dug out of the rock.

Garrucha. Garrucha is a town with a deep-rooted fishing tradition. Restaurants, ice-cream parlours and taverns offer excellent local products as well as service second to none. All this means visiting the town and its Paseo del Malecón is a great way to spend the day.

Mojácar. A picturesque and impressive town in Almeria, Mojácar (also known as Pueblo Indalo) captivates visitors by revealing intimate insights into its past and some beautiful views from its vantage points.

Coastal Park

70,000 m2 of coastal park surrounds the development which includes various themed gardens linking the beach to the complex.

The various themed gardens contain plants and architecture taken from various places around the world. So, the English garden contains a small lake and a pergola surrounded by plants. The Japanese garden has a pond with bridges and a zen garden with raked gravel.

As work continues, the future will bring a Nazari garden and another cactus garden, with typical plants from the Almeria desert.

Secretos del Entorno

The Geode. The largest geode in Europe. Pulpí is home to a great treasure – its giant Geode, which was discovered in 1999 in Pilar de Jaravía.

It is located inside an iron and lead mine at a depth of 50 metres, but access is relatively straightforward. The GEODE is funnel-shaped, with the narrowest section twisted into an L-shape. It forms a hollow space of 10.7 m3 that is 8 metres long, 1.8 metres wide and 1.7 metres high. The gypsum crystals vary in size up to 2 metres and are so transparent that you can read a book through them.

The Islands. The Islas de Terreros and Isla Negra Natural Monument located off the coast near the development is made up of two islands of volcanic origin with sea beds of immense natural value. These sea floors are home to extensive meadows of Posidonia oceanica (a species of seagrass), a plant that is only found along the Mediterranean coast and which provides food, a home and a breeding ground for numerous animal species.

The natural monument also has huge ecological value because of the variety of marine birds living on the islands, where they nest and reproduce. Isla de Terreros is home to the largest community of marine birds in the entire province of Almeria. Of particular importance are such endangered species as the Scopoli’s shearwater (which only settles on land to breed) and the European storm petrel. Other species of interest include the yellow-legged gull, the little egret, the cattle egret, the pallid swift and the common swift.

Los Cocedores Beach. This is a natural cove of extraordinary beauty. Located at the gateway to the Andalusian coast, it divides the autonomous regions of Almeria and Murcia.

This cove is far away from urban areas and offers crystal-clear shallow water that is perfect for families with children. Its fine golden sand gives it a desert island feel.

The most fascinating aspect of this beach is its unspoilt nature. On either side, there are also some striking wild and natural cliffs on which to observe a beautiful landscape of sandstone rock and numerous small caves. In times gone by, these caves were used for boiling esparto grass (hence the name of this cove).

Excursions

Boat trips from Águilas

  • Cape Cope Route
  • San Juan de los Terreros Route
  • Isla del Fraile Route
  • Sunset

Events y Boat Parties

  • Boat Party Tuareg
  • Night Party Don Pancho

Cultural Excursions:

  • The Mediaeval Castle of Lorca.
  • Historic Lorca and Easter Museums.
  • Cartagena City Treasures.
  • La Unión Mining Park and Cartagena.
  • Murcia from Inside.
  • Excursion to Puerto Lumbreras: Cave Houses, Nogalte Castle and traditional brewery.
  • Águilas and the Sea.
  • Trip to Murcia and Cartagena (Lemon Tours)

Nature Excursions:

  • Sierra Espuña Regional Park + Ricardo Codorniú Visitors Centre.

Multi-adventure Excursions:

  • Coasteering: Cabo de Palos or Isla Plana (Cartagena).
  • River Segura Rafting: Cieza.

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