San Jose in Almería

San Jose, tucked away in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, Nijar has some amazing, unspoilt beaches. Minutes away, in Isleta del Moro, a tiny fishing village, time stands still.

The first video is of Playa de Los Genoveses, which probably has the length of La Herradura bay in Granada, the difference being that the beach and seabed is yellow sand, as well as that Los Genovese is shallow for quite some way out – ideal for kiddies.

The next video was shot (on a trusty iPhone) in La Isleta del Moro, which is a tiny fishing village not much bigger than Salobreña’s La Caleta. It has a small cove and beach. The hamlet also has two good eating places. As it lies within a protected area; i.e., a natural park, the only fishing allowed is with traditional tackle – the result is this little community having a chilled out atmosphere.

San Jose’s other popular, but unspoilt, beach is Playa Monsul, which has a large sand dune. In fact, if you stand on the cliffs above it to the left, you can see a small sandy cove which has difficult access, making it even more secluded than the two big beaches. Both Los Genoveses and Monsul have adequate parking, by the way, set back from the beaches.

Here we are back in La Isleta del Moro again, filming from the outside terrace of one of the restaurants. The smoked tuna there, by the way, is highly recommended.

You’ll instantly recognise Monsul on which this Indiana Jones sequence was shot:

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