What to do and see in Carboneras, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

February 20, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Carboneras in Spain, from Europe region, is best know for Beaches. Discover best things to do in Carboneras with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Carboneras

1. Playa de los Muertos

Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Playa de los Muertos

Reviewed By jodarock - Bath, United Kingdom

Loved it....and the winding coastal drive down from Mojacar through Carboneras etc...As others have said here...you need to be reasonably fit to access this, moderately difficult to get down to with young children as descending walk over very stony ground to get to it from main car park, good snorkelling & swimming beach as water is lovely & clear, on a calm day, very and I mean very popular with Spanish families & groups etc. Yes, expect some nudity and at the least top less. Nice vibe though here, I liked it, very friendly even though we were probably the only English family on the whole beach and large enough to find a good spot. No facilities whatsoever of any kind so bring food , water etc ....you must bring either a beach tent or preferably parasols etc that you can buy pretty cheaply from some of the supermarkets locally. Don't, and you will really regret & fry as very little cover. We parked down the rough track as the car parks were full...it's ok if you are very careful in a low gear with your hire car etc. No sand here just a nice very fine pebble type beach which is a yes from me, lovely & smooth, water shoes might be needed but not totally necessary for adults, as it's smooth stones not sharp. In the water it shelves quickly so please be aware of that with young kids etc. Yes there is a cement works way over to the left hand side but don't look at that!! Enjoy!

2. Cala de Enmedio

Agua Amarga, Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Cala de Enmedio

Reviewed By ItalianChicken1 - Paso Robles, California

We were staying at Cala de Plomo and decided to check this beach out. Nice little beach with crystal clear water and nice rock formations.

3. Faros de Mesa Roldan

Playa de Los Muertos, Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Faros de Mesa Roldan

Reviewed By kittysb - Lisbon, Portugal

A very old building out of nowhere but it is worth it to go and check it out. There are only dirty roads but they are ok. Take some photos at sunset or sunrise and you wont regret it.

4. Cala del Plomo

Agua Amarga, Spain
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

Cala del Plomo

Reviewed By ItalianChicken1 - Paso Robles, California

If you are looking for a secluded beach then take the off road dusty road to this location. It is literally 7 km off the main road and well worth it. WE rented a house for a few nights. We liked it that it was not in Agua Amarga and away from the crowds but......
In Spain you cannot by law camp anywhere other than an authorized camping place. All kinds of campers were parked up and used the bushes near the beach entrance as a toilet. It stunk to high end. The Guardia Civil came around to clear them off and new ones arrived. Also people allowing dogs to run around and just come up to us and poo on the beach. It's not fair to spoil it for everyone, would you do this at your own home?
The views from our little house were really nice.
There are a lot of nudist that frequent this beach so if that is off putting be aware of this. We did not care about that so much the damn dogs and campers.
Would I go back? NO! We even left to go to other Beaches because we thought it was dirty.

5. Branquias

Calle Piececicas 23 | Local, 04140 Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Branquias

Reviewed By mevuelvoloco - Aguadulce, Andalucia, Spain

Instalaciones muy bien cuidadas y nuevas. La atención es perfecta.
Te llevan desde el club al puerto en una furgoneta junto a tu equipo.

6. Torre Mesa Roldan

Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Torre Mesa Roldan

Reviewed By Kathryn L - Whitstable

Beautiful day lots of views all round. Can drive to the top and walk round. Take binoculars it's worth it. It's been cleaned and is now a well kept area. Take a drive down to Aqua Amarga which is the other side lovely bay and bars on the beach

7. Torre del Pirulico

Mojacar, Spain
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Torre del Pirulico

Reviewed By Sandra L - Warwick, Australia

Sunday afternoon after a wonderful lunch at Restaurante Mediterraneo and decided to visit although had been there years before. Drove there and track a bit iffy in places. Single file and blind corners with drop off to sea. Parking at Tower and signage in the Spanglish we all know & love. Climb to base of tower and then external iron staircase to tower itself. Excellent views.
Sympathetically restored for what it is / was and where it is.
Would be a nice stroll on better day.
Bob and Sandra

8. Monumento Natural Isla de San Andres

Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Monumento Natural Isla de San Andres

Reviewed By ItalianChicken1 - Paso Robles, California

This island can be seen from the town and can only be accessed by boat or if you are scuba diving there. It is a protected area and for marine purposes nothing can be touched which is understandable. Great for diving and checking it out though. It is a Necropilis and contains remains of Spanish-Moors-Muslim remains.
Interesting history.

9. Castillo de San Andres

Plaza del Castillo | Plaza Castillo, Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Castillo de San Andres

Reviewed By dnowland_12 - Leeds, United Kingdom

The castle seems to have been refurbished recently and is still ongoing by the looks of things. Entry is free and at first you would think there is little to see, don't be fooled.
In the entrance there is a display of local items and when you get into the quadrangle, you can get access to several rooms either upstairs or downstairs, these rooms have exhibits of interest, plus old photographs on the wall.
A good visit, glad we came, well worth locating if in the town.

10. Playa El Corral

Carboneras, Spain
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Playa El Corral

Reviewed By Paulsmithcasty - Malaga, Spain

This beach is lovely as lo g ad you dobt loom with eyes right bwcause thwn you will see a large cement works and the largest coal fired electricity generatong station in Spain !! Neither causes any noise or pollution but you wouldn't want rhem fearuring in your holiday snaps! Dont let this put you off visiting. It is a lovely seaside town and beach is great for all ages.

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