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It is known that Carboneras has been inhabited since the 16th century, when the Marquis of Carpio, Don Diego López de Haro, ordered the construction of San Andrés castle to prevent the smuggling of Christians.

Traditionally, the population of Carboneras has been dedicated to fishing, although in some inland areas agriculture and livestock farming were also practised. However, mining, the hydroelectric industry and tourism have changed the appearance and sources of wealth of Carboneras, and the services sector has taken over the town.

Opposite the town you can find San Andrés island which is a Natural Monument where many divers can enjoy the wonderful places below the surface

The nearest town in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park is Agua Amarga.

What to see in Carboneras, interesting visits

San Andrés Castle, is a construction from the 14th century that King Felipe II ordered Marquis of Carpio to build. It is a solid quadrangular masonry construction, whose purpose was to defend the coast from attacks by the Berbers and the Moorish uprising, and is located in the centre of the town.

The Torre de la Mesa de Roldán is a watchtower that was first recorded in 1497. In 1764, during the reign of Charles III, its use was recovered.

Playa de los Muertos is one of the most famous beaches on the coast of Cabo de Gata. Behind its sad name hides one of the most beautiful corners of the Mediterranean.


We have the following beaches around: Playa de La Galera, Playa de El Ancón, Playa de Los Cocones, Playa de las Martinicas, Playa del Corral, Playa de las Salinas and numerous hidden coves that you will find as little havens of peace.

Beaches of Carboneras

  • Urban beach
  • Length: 3000 m

Carboneras town has several beaches, but the ones closest to the town are the best conditioned and have toilets, showers and footbaths. In the urban area of Carboneras we have 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 fine sand and gravel and have rocky seabeds.

Opposite La Puntica Beach is San Andrés island Natural Monument, an ideal place for scuba diving.

Los Muertos Beach

  • Rustic Beach
  • Length: 2000 m

It is a paradise beach that is characterized by being one of the most popular in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar, and also one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Its waters are crystal clear, its sand is gravel type and it has very rich seabed.

It is worth mentioning that it has rubbish containers, parking services, (car park) and a consultation and information point.

Algarrobico Beach

  • Rustic Beach
  • Length: 2000 m

It is a beach of sand, gravel and stones bathed by crystalline waters. It is the last beach of Carboneras, whose village is outside the protection of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, but its surroundings include a large part of protected area.

We will find this beach before leaving the Cabo de Gata Natural Park in the direction of Mojácar.

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