Sunday, September 20, 2015

Playa de Aguadulce - a pristine coastline!

Aguadulce is part of the municipality of Roquetas de Mar but is a separate but equally appealing resort with a fine marina. I like driving along the coastal road from Aguadulce to Almería. It is a spectacular drive with the mountainside on one side and sheer drops to the sea on the other. The road hugs the cliff tops and passes through tunnels that have been excavated in the rock face. But back to Aguadulce!
It has an extremely clean beach and, like all the Roquetas playas, has blue flag status! My wife and I often go for our early morning walk along the Paseo de Maritimo and we observe lots of activity regarding the maintenance of this pristine coastline. Council workers clean the promenade and beach and maintain the numerous flower beds; tractors keep the beaches neat and tidy and a little boat patrols the coastline dredging the sea bottom. At the end of the walk, I usually take a dip in the crystal clear waters. Like all the beaches of Roquetas there are numerous showers to rinse off the salt water. 
The town of Aguadulce is pleasant enough with a park, shops, open-air cinema and some excellent restaurants and tapas bars. I particularly like El Boliche for tapas.

Probably the best part of the town is the harbour with its moored craft and numerous cafes.

more blogs by Robert Bovington...
"Spanish Impressions"
"postcards from Spain"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"bits and bobs"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"