This seafront town is located next to an immense beach, which is protected by the islet of San Andrés and marks the border of the cabo de Gata nature Park and is one of the most sought after places for underwater sports and boating trips. All along its rugged coast, you will find secluded inlets and majestic beaches bathed in crystalline waters such as algarrobico or los Muertos. This is not only a paradise for drivers but also for lovers of good food or of entertaining fiestas like those of San Antonio. In June Carboneras goes back in time and in its streets a battle between Moors and Christians is revived, which recall Berber attacks on its streets a battle for control of the castle. On the seashore, Carboneras puts on its fiestas of the Fisherman and of the Tourist and a beautiful marine procession in honour of the Virgen del Carmen by fishermen who lovingly decorate their vessels.
Garrucha is one of those towns that captivate lovers of the sea. The love is such that any traveller who arrives on this fisherman’s coast once plied by dreaded pirates will do so again and again. He will not tire of it. It is known as the fish Mecca and is an unmarked destination for savouring a good anglerfish, sole, hake, cuttlefish, red mullet, white prawns or a delicious seafood stew in one of the many restaurants on its seafront promenade.
Visit the modern fish market to see how fishermen auction of the catch of the day travel about the town to see its traditional architecture and if you can be there on the day of the Virgen del Carmen. This fishing town celebrates like no other the marine procession of the Virgin. Also don’t miss the opportunity to book a boat to get to see the marvels of the Mediterranean.