The Isleta del Moro is one of those places in the province of Almeria where time has stopped, giving the whole area a very special charm.
Visiting the Isleta del Moro is to reconnect with the fishermen, the boats near the beach, the white houses, and the extraordinary peace that is maintained during most of the year, and that is interrupted only during the summer months.
The Isleta del Moro is located about 40 kilometres from the city of Almeria
, within the Cabo de Gata
In beautiful Isleta del Moro, it is essential to sit down and carefully observe the beautiful views and listen carefully to the sound of the sea. Observe the fishermen in their daily routine, and look at the town to enjoy the old, modest white fishermen's houses, which are located on the first line of the sea.
There are also a wide variety of activities to enjoy. Among them are diving, hiking, and visiting the various beaches
in the area.
It is worth immersing yourself in the crystal-clear waters and enjoying diving, as here one can find one of the highest-quality seabeds
in the entire province of Almeria, with a variety of marine scenes that will delight divers.
Diving is of the highest quality because, in the natural park, one can find up to 12,000 hectares protected, with great biodiversity, which makes this activity a unique and memorable experience. In fact, there is a maritime protection area of 45 kilometres of coastline that was declared as such in 1995.
Hiking activities are relatively easy and suitable for everyone. For example, the 1.6-kilometer La Isleta del Moro - Los Escullos trail will take you to spectacular places where you can visit beaches such as El Arco Beach
, with fossilized dunes and fine sand.
On its beaches, you can rest and enjoy in the sun. This can be alternated with visits to the town and its two viewpoints, highlighting the Amatista viewpoint, which is one of the most beautiful and spectacular sites in the Cabo de Gata
The connection with the locals, who are open and receptive people, should also be enjoyed. Plus, one should be sure to taste the gastronomy of the area, which is based on seafood.
Some of the home-made dishes in the area include fried and grilled fish.
The main economic activities in the Isleta del Moro include ecotourism, which has been practiced increasingly in the last 20 years, and—although marginal—fishing, which is practiced locally and supplies the main restaurants that tourists frequent.
The devotion to the patroness saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is celebrated with a showy procession along the bay of Isleta del Moro, with the image of the Virgin of Carmel carried on a trawl. On her journey, she is accompanied by neighbors and visitors who can share this experience by both land and sea.