Agua Amarga is a Mediterranean paradise, hidden away in the Nature Reserve Cabo de Gata on the Costa de Almeria Spain. It is a one-time fishing village which has found a relaxed way of catering for the needs of tourism, while maintaining its traditional Spanish culture. It has an all-year-round inhabitant of about 200 people.
The white washed village houses are typical of the region's Moorish influence. The village is located in a wonderfully picturesque bay that sits between two cliffs. Its main attraction is it's blue flag beach which has magnificent soft sand that stretches for 800 metres.
Along the beach front there are charming bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the local fish meal, or just relax with a beer or cool drink. If you are more energetic, you can explore the walks along the cliffs where you are able to walk to Las Negras, passing by San Pedro.
The warm turquoise waters of Agua Amarda's sheltered bay, provides an ideal location to enjoy water sports. It is a safe bay to swim or snorkel, and for those more adventures you can try your hand at water-skiing, jet-skiing, fishing, sailing or SCUBA diving.
The drive from Mojacar to Agua Amarda is spectacular. The twisting mountain road is a driving experience which provides breath-taking views of the sea and coastline. The journey takes you through the Nature Reserve Cabo de Gata which is well worth exploring. Turn off the road and carefully follow the tracks to explore the attractive sandy coves.
Sexy Beast was filmed in Agua Amarge. Released in 2001 it is regarded as one of the best ever British gangster movies. Ray Winstone discovered Agua Amarga while filming Sexy Beast there. Ray describes Agua Amarga as absolutely stunning, the genuine article, it restored my faith in the country.