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Top Choice Seafood in Águilas

El Poli

With a traditional varnished wood interior, albeit with a shipboard feel, this looks like another barrio cafe until you realise that the menu is all locally caught fish and shellfish. Don't spend too much time brows…
Top Choice Beach in Águilas

Cuatro Calas

The big draw in the Águilas area is the Cuatro Calas a few kilometres southwest of town. These four coves are largely unmolested by tourist development (though they get very busy in summer) and have shimmering water…
Top Choice Carnival in Águilas

Carnaval de Águilas

One of Spain's most interesting Carnavals, featuring four characters who represent various aspects of humanity, virtues and vices. There are parades from the Friday through to Shrove Tuesday, as well as the followin…
Spanish in Águilas

El Pimiento

Cheerfully super-Spanish decor of horse paraphernalia, tiles and hanging hams makes this an upbeat place from the get-go; the colourful tables inside and sprawling down the steps outdoors are always packed, adding p…
Bar in Águilas

Café de Casino

Enjoy a well-prepared after-dinner copa (mixed drink) in characterful surrounds in this high-ceilinged space just opposite the tourist office. The frescoed foyer and noble architectural features of this restored cen…
Seafood in Águilas

El Tiburón

A cheerful bar-restaurant with more of a local feel than most and a luminous dining room, this is in the southwestern part of the centre, across a bridge on the main road through town and just back from the beach. T…
Museum in Mazarrón

Factoría Romana de Salazones

This attractive museum lets you walk over and around the archaeological excavations of a Roman salting factory, where they produced the fish sauce garum. The process is explained (English translations available): th…
Seafood in Mazarrón

La Siesta

In Bolnuevo, this place appeals immensely for its beachside location near some unusual mushroom rock formations. The fare is typical Spanish waterfront stuff – calamari, cuttlefish, a variety of fish dishes – and it…