Some of the best views of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata can be seen from the Torre de los Lobos, up to which we walked this morning. Looking inland, there is a panoramic vista of the Valle de Rodalquilar and the hills of the old gold mines beyond. If you look behind the village of Rodalquilar, through the dip in the hills you can see the distant, snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada in Granada, the highest mountains in mainland Spain.
To the south, there are dramatic views of the coast and the twin volcanic peaks of Las Hermanicas and the fishing village of La Isleta.
There are equally good views of the coast to the north, taking in the rugged coastline as far as Carboneras, including Las Negras and San Pedro.
After this walk, we recommend a glass of wine and a tapa or two at Samambaia in Rodalquilar. The delicious tapa shown here is a quail’s egg served on a base of ratatouille.