Carboneras

Carboneras

In 1559, King Felipe II gave these lands to the Marquis of Carpio, with the mandate to build the Castle of San Andrés. This was intended to defend coast from the Moors before the uprising of the Alpujarras. At that time, the hills surrounding the town were abundant in trees, so ovens were built to produce charcoal.

In addition to the many hotels, Carboneras also has an abundance of self-catering accommodation available both in town and on the beach. Apartments and villas come at reasonable prices and often offer direct access to the wonderful beaches and sea views from their terraces.

In addition to the many hotels, Carboneras also has an abundance of self-catering accommodation available both in town and on the beach. Apartments and villas come at reasonable prices and often offer direct access to the wonderful beaches and sea views from their terraces.

Carboneras is an advantageous position due to its close proximity to both the beach and the Nature Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar. There are a number of hostals (Spanish guesthouses, often family-run) that provide a cheaper alternative to the hotels in the area.

Carboneras is a very popular tourist destination and keeps growing in popularity due to its close proximity to both the beach and the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Nature Reserve. Its beaches are very well-known, especially as one of them was the setting for the film Lawrence of Arabia.

Declared a natural monument in 2003, the San Andrés island is 70,307m² and is made of volcanic rock. It is home to many seabirds and has a rich marine life around its shores. The island also has remains of a Moorish necropolis.

Sitting in a unique and spectacular environment, Carboneras is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy the views, or practice open-air sports including hiking or scuba diving. It is set within the Nature Reserve of Cabo de Gata-Níjar, one of the most arid protected areas in Europe and the only one in Andalusia with a coast, including Los Muertos beach.

Located in Carboneras, within 100 metres of Las Marinicas Beach, Calle Malaga, 7 bajo A offers accommodation with air conditioning. The property has sea and city views.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bidet.