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Rodalquilar Valley

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Rodalquilar Valley — Cabo de Gata

One of the most attractive places of Cabo de Gata, Rodalquilar Valley has it all. Unspoilt nature, pristine beach, charming little town and…gold mines! Even though its golden rush is a thing of past, this area is recomended as a good overnight spot. Urbex fans will be delighted, but it won't dissatisfy others too.

The valley of Rodalquilar is not really a valley but a volcanic crater. It extends to the sea shore, to attractive beach – El Playazo de Rodalquilar. Hillsides and beaches of this valley are full of history – from the Phoenicians who occupied these lands, through Arabs, pirates, prospectors and finally movie stars. Hollywood has benefited from the beauty of Rodalquilar Valley to shoot films that we have all seen – such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and many others.

Enjoy pristine beach & explore nearby fortress

Enjoy the day on magnificent beach El Playazo de Rodalquilar.

Not the largest, but definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in Cabo de Gata natural park. Fine golden sand, crystalline water and progressive sea entrance make El Playazo an ideal beach for families with little explorers.

It is secluded enough, but easy reach by vehicle of any size. Out of season there is plenty of parking space, high season tends to get pretty busy, so getting there as early as sunrise and having breakfast on the beach is definitely worth the effort.

Bohemian Flair — in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

Start Your day with tostada, fresh juice & coffee at El Barrecilo tapas bar and stock up on fresh local produce at La Despensa — both on Calle Santa Barbara street.

Rodalquilar town is a must-see within the Cabo de Gata Natural Park for its atmosphere, culture, gold mines, spectacular scenery, people…and everything else.

Once a major mining town, it’s mining tradition goes back in history, and begins with the extraction and treatment of Alunite. Rodalquilar also experienced a gold rush that began in the 1880s and ended in the 1970s. Now it is a pleasant small town worth stoping for more than a single day.

Restaurant Lebeche — a ture foodie treat

Enjoy art and murals from Rodalquilarte collection, which are all over the city and have a dinner at restaurant Lebeche, which serves great spanish food with a modern twist.

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Rodalquilar Valley

No overnight in Natural Park Cabode Gata – Níjar

Be advised that it is generally forbidden to stay on beaches and other non-designated areas from sunset to sunrise in nature park area. Even it is sometimes tolerated off-season, Camperguru advice is to respect all local signs. If You want to enjoy calm sleep, have a look to our collection of curated spots…

 

 

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