Cala de Enmedio

Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

The pretty and secluded little beach of Cala de Enmedio is capped by strikingly eroded rocks. It's a bit of a hike to get to – about 1.5km southwest of Agua Amarga via a hillside trail.

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Nearby Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar attractions

1. Playa San Pedro

3.13 MILES

Set between dramatic headlands 3km northeast of Las Negras, this sandy hideaway is the holy grail of the park's numerous beaches. The 250m-long playa,…

2. Playa del Playazo


A 400m-long strip of sand, the Playa del Playazo is sandwiched between two promontories, one of which is topped by a small 18th-century fort (now a…

3. Gold Mines

8.19 MILES

Set amid the Martian red-rock terrain at the top of the village, the skeletal remains of Rodalquilar's gold mines are an eerie sight. The complex, which…

4. La Casa de los Volcanes

8.23 MILES

At the far end of the village, this museum has displays on the local mines and the geology of Cabo de Gata and Andalucía. Signs are primarily in Spanish,…

5. Jardín Botánico El Albardinal

8.28 MILES

Rodalquilar's extensive botanical gardens showcase the vegetation of Andalucía's arid southeast. It's well planned, with every plant, tree and shrub…

6. El Cortijo del Fraile

8.92 MILES

This abandoned farmstead on a windswept plain 6km northwest of Rodalquilar was the scene of the tragic, true-life love-and-revenge story that inspired…

7. Mirador de la Amatista


On the main road between La Isleta del Moro and Rodalquilar, this high viewpoint commands breathtaking views of the vertiginous, unspoilt coastline. From…

8. Torre Pirulico

10.39 MILES

A coastal watchtower dating to Nasrid times in the 13th century; you can climb to the top. It's 1.3km south of the Castillo de Macenas.