One of the most beautiful beaches in this reserve is located near Rodalquilar. With 400 meters long and 30 meters wide is hard not to find here the ideal place to put the towel. The sand is fine and golden, the water is calm and the slope to plunge is progressive, so it has some excellent swimming conditions. In summer it is true that the ease of access and the goodness of the bath in this beach can massify it a bit.
To get on we must take road AL-4200 and once past the village of Rodalquilar we take the turning pointed toward Playazo. Their access by car is via a dirt track and have a parking to park the vehicle near the beach. From the village of Rodalquilar's there are 3.4 kilometers, here's a road map.
On one side is surrounded by mountains and the other side by the San Ramon's Castle, a former defensive bastion built in the eighteenth century, part of a battery of four guns defending the coastline of Almeria from muslim pirates. This castle during the war of independence was heavily punished. The castle is built on a beautiful fossilized dune has excellent views of the cliffs of La Molata and the beach of Playazo . Between the dunes there is a very nice little cove where you can take bath more sheltered from the wind than in The Playazo. On this side of the beach begins the path of Molata.
A road that runs parallel to the right side of the beach will lead to Cala Bergantín beach, the road is very bad for the cars so we recommend making the 1.4 kilometers from the parking area to the cove walking. Cala Bergantín despite being very sheltered from the wind is very bad for the bathroom because it is full of bowling and stones, its waters are part of one of four integral reserves off the coast of Cabo de Gata so fishing or diving are not allowed.
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