La Joya Del Cabo De Gata

The Hotel

There are landscapes friendly with solitude …. like books. There are landscapes which one rereads like the books that touch a fiber. The discovery of a landscape can change our destiny, like finding a good book. Charo Garcia was trapped by the hills on which ideas and feelings meander, villages of blinding white, ravines, fields of dunes, volcanic desert, a transparent atmosphere in which float the aromas of plants, a great shower of stars which often fall and drench us. Charo decided to create “La Joya de Cabo de Gata”, a miracle in the Alméria desert. One hectare in which to get lost, a place to find oneself. Charo offers room in her house or the choice between either of her two “cortijos” and the “haymah”. Welcoming as if you were in a good hotel with charm and warm as if it were a well looked after rural hotel. The garden extends over one hectare on a hill which is in the middle of the peace of the desert, splashed with olive and fruit trees, in perfect balance with the natural surroundings, an Andalusian landscape. A slow hotel in a timeless landscape.


One of the houses is prepared for clients in wheel chairs. Braille and relief signage to make the stay more comfortable for blind people and those with low vision. If for your comfort you require an adapted house please say so when you make your reservation

What to do?

The Hotel has a therapeutic massage room. Horseback rides, paragliding, bicycle rides, boat and kayak excursions, diving, golf…
 Places To Visit
Cabo de Gata beaches, Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, visits to Almería
- Books of photos by Jean Chevalier - Books on the Coves of the Cabo de Gata-Níjar natural Park, by Mario Sanz


There is no breakfast or meal service. We have our own kitchen in the house to be able to organize ourselves. And Agua Amarga has many restaurants even on the beach front.  
 Typical Products
Olive oil from the “Parque Natural”, ceramics, “jarapas”(carpets made of rolled up trips of fabric sown together), cactuses. Design clothes. There are good shops in Agua Amarga.

Get directions 

By car. Motorway A 7 (Mediterranean) exit 494 Carboneras. Turn off towards Agua Amarga on the AL-5106. 3,7 km before reaching Agua Amarga,a path on the right indicates “La Joya del Cabo de Gata. Continue 400mts until the “Cortijo” By train. The Intermodal Station of Almería is 60km from the”Cortijo” Trains from Seville Santa Justa (4 runs each way daily) and from Madrid Chamartín (2 trains each way daily) By bus. One or two services daily between Almería and Agua Amarga (1h20min), information 950 262 098 Almería Airport 55km away fron the “Cortijo” Málaga Airport 250km away.