The circular walk took in the beach, El Playazo.
Since the New Year there has been a steady influx of Northern Europeans in motorhomes to the Parque Natural. Although there are good camping sites in the Parque, including the one in Cala del Cuervo next to Las Negras, many campers prefer to camp for free behind the numerous quiet beaches here and there were several campervans parked behind El Playazo.
We walked to the next cove beneath the fort and then back through the semi-arid, stony valley.
Ruins and agaves are quite dramatic in the winter sunshine.
On our way home we looked in at the Botanical Gardens in Rodalquilar. We were the only visitors.
These pretty little narcissi, which are endemic to Almeria and exclusive to the gypsum zone in the Sierra de los Filabres, caught our eye.