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Cala Enmedio and Cala del Plomo

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Cala Enmedio

Walk through one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. The route goes through the diverse volcanic landscape to Cala de Enmedio and Cala del Plomo. These two bays are surrounded by erosion-ridden cliffs and both have beautiful beaches.

Distance: 9 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Back and forth.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 204 meters.

Trail: 98% unpaved.

Marking: Blue - White.

Hiking shoes recommended.



The walk starts on the edge of Augua Amarga, which has a Moorish feel. You ascend to the Cerro Del Cuartel. The path goes through the typical volcanic landscape of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Then you descend to the Rambla del Barranco de la Cala to reach Cala Enmedio. This beautiful bay is surrounded by erosion-ridden cliffs and has a beautiful white sandy beach. After visiting this gem, you walk along a dirt road towards the Cortijo de la Cala de Enmedio, an old farm. You continue along a narrow path to the Cerro de la Higuera and finally descend to the Rambla del Plomo. From there it is a short distance to the Cala del Plomo. This bay also has a beautiful beach. You return via the same road just before the descent to Agua Amarga. Here you take a detour to a viewpoint at an old bunker. The view of Agua Amarga and the iconic Mesa Roldán is truly fantastic.

Cala Enmedio

Download PDF for map and WP's.

Both beaches can be busy during the season!

From the parking lot you should definitely go to Agua Amarga beach and visit the old prehistoric cave houses on the far right.

Map & Poi's.