Cabo de Gata II

Gold Rush

Sierra Cabrera offers a fabulous and unusually varied scenery, its dramatic and jagged skyline forged by recent geological activity.

High, steep mountains give way to deep ravines, carpeted in greenery.

As an artist mixes the paint from his palette to create a canvas, Sierra Cabrera casts out a diversity of colour - ochre, earth and mauve – from which we can create our own.

We will make a stop at the vantage point overlooking the Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) to enjoy the spectacular view of one of the coast’s most beautiful and prized beaches, under the shadow of the Mesa Roldan with its volcanic dome, formed nearly 8,7  million years ago.

Our next stop is Agua Amarga, one of the white villages dotted throughout the coast, where we will wake ourselves up with a cup of coffee. Passing by Fernan Perez, a village full of antique rural charm, we continue to Rodalquilar.

The origin of the mining activity in Rodalquilar is not fully known, although it is believed that the mines were first exploited during the days of the Roman Empire. But, one thing is sure, the town enjoyed its finest hour when gold was discovered in the late 19th century, leading to the Gold Rush.

On the way to the picturesque village of La Isleta del Moro (the name speaks for itself) which used to provide shelter and a safe harbour for pirates, we will make a stop at the vantage point of Las Amatistas to enjoy the view of the beautiful coastal landscapes, the peak of Los Frailes looming in the distance.

Take advantage of some free time in La Isleta del Moro to sip chilled beer while sampling the delicious, locally-sourced fish, or take a refreshing swim in the sea before returning revitalised and happy.


Wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and bring sun protection such as a cap or a hat, and sun screen.