The beach of Los Muertos, located in Carboneras, Almeria, is considered by many means as the best beach in Spain. In this article, I will tell you how to get there and what services you will find, as well as interesting facts about it.
How to go
One of the closest towns to the Playa de Los Muertos is Carboneras, which is approximately 6 km away. To reach the beach by car, you have to drive to the N-341 road and then turn onto the AL-5106.
This road will take us to the parking lot of the beach, which is for a fee. Here you will also find an information point that opens during the summer months.
The road to the beach is quite complicated and has to be done on foot, so you have to take it into account if you are going with children. It has a length of approximately 450m, but its slope is quite steep, so it must be lowered with caution and with appropriate footwear.
On the other hand, it is also possible to go by boat, because in Carboneras you find a service called Taxi Mar Playa de Los Muertos that takes you from the port of this municipality to the beach.
In this way, the journey takes about 10 minutes. The round trip price is € 12 for adults and € 6 for children and is available from 10 in the morning until 8 in the afternoon.
These are some of the offers of accommodation that you can find in the surroundings of the beach of Los Muertos. Many hotels and cottages are offering top class accommodation services with hot tub, swimming pool, restaurants etc.
Services and norms
This is a virgin beach and that is tried to conserve in its natural state, reason why in her you will not find the services available in other beaches like hammocks, toilets, etc. Remember to take the trash so that this place continues to be of high quality.
However, in the upper part of the beach, there is a parking for which you have to pay and an information point available to visitors in this area.
As for the dogs, there are people who go with their pet, but it is convenient to take them when the beach is not full of people or make sure that it will not bother the bathers.
Take into account the weather and the state of the sea, because when there is strong east wind it is dangerous to bathe due to the swell. Also, the water covers a lot.
The characteristics that make this beach one of the best in the country is the quality of its transparent water, ideal for snorkeling or diving. In addition, it is composed of small stones, so it is not the typical sandy beach. It has a total length of 1 km.
The origin of the name of this beach is quite peculiar. It is so called because throughout history there have been appearing in it the corpses of shipwrecked people who arrived here due to the currents of the sea.
This beach is included within the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, an area that is protected due to its environmental value. Such is its beauty that in this piece of coast the famous singer David Bisbal rolled one of his video clips.
If you want to take advantage of your visit to the beach, you can go to the Roldán Mesa Lighthouse, just 1.8 km away, from which you have stunning views of the sea.