The 10 Best Things to Do in Cabo de Palos, Spain

November 22, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Cape Palos is a cape in the Spanish municipality of Cartagena, in the region of Murcia. It is part of a small range of volcanic mounts that form a small peninsula.
Restaurants in Cabo de Palos

1. Balkysub Dive Operations

Paseo de Dimas Ortega Lopez 22, 30370 Cabo de Palos, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 423 reviews

Balkysub Dive Operations

Welcome to the PADi CDC 5 Star Dive Resort "Balkysub", place in which you can enjoy the adventures of Diving with professionals who are exciting to show you the underwater world. We offer the whole PADI courses from beginners to professional levels in Madrid and in area of Cabo de Palos -Murcia- Spain, where we enjoy everyday diving the best Marine Reserve in Med Sea. In balkysub you will find a family for your holidays. We also offer Diving Trips for qualified divers everyday in the Marine Reserve and in the amazing shipwrecks. In every dive you will be guided by an experienced local dive guide in a maximum group of five divers. Every day of the year we are waiting for you to do what we love, just dive. Welcome to the Balkysub's Philosophy.

Reviewed By Shackera - London

My 3 children snorkelled first with Balkysub, they then under took the Open Water PADI course.
The Balkysub team were very friendly, supportive and positive, The training was professional and focused on safety.
This review was almost a 5 star, only the process of confirming the PADI e-learning being an issue. There seemed to be many small, but frustrating problems with the e-learning, first with the log-in's, then secondly having to take screen shots of the complete e-learning and emailing (they apparently got stuck in the spam filters). Re-sitting one exam was also a little hap-hazard and not supported very well.
The reception worked hard to accommodate us with follow up dives. When issues were raised the reactions was good with many of the staff with good English.
Will definitely be back to explore the underwater nature reserve with Balkysub!

2. Playa de Calblanque

30730 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 668 reviews

Playa de Calblanque

Reviewed By David A - Chichester, United Kingdom

Fabulous beach in a National Park with an unfamiliar landscape, the photos don't do it justice. It has no facilities and you have to catch a bus to get there unless you drive before 09.00 in the morning, so you need to take everything you need with you. Kids love it as the slope of the beach is very shallow.

3. El Faro de Cabo de Palos

Cabo de Palos, La Manga del Mar Menor, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 934 reviews

El Faro de Cabo de Palos

Reviewed By PerunTouristAgency - Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

I personally was quite disappointed with the lighthouse, but is worth the visit. Nice view of La Manga and from what was explained obviously one of the best places to dive in Spain. The lighthouse itself isn't opened for visitors, so it doesn't look much from outside, but offers good views from the platform outside.

4. Parque Regional de Calblanque

03100 Cabo de Palos, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Parque Regional de Calblanque

Reviewed By Ramon_Knudsen - Cartagena, Spain

If you like hiking, this is one of the best places to go in winter. Due to weather in the area, outdoor activities are wonderful when it is cold in other places. The views are outstanding, the Beaches are wonderful and the Mediterranean vegetation makes a different experience. Check the weather, never go if raining.

5. Puente de la Risa

Avd. Gran Via de la Manga, km 18 | Ir hasta el final de la carretera, La Manga del Mar Menor, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
26%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 263 reviews

Puente de la Risa

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

As you drive to the tip of La Manga strip you’ll come a cross this bridge quite unexpectedly. It looks a bit daunting due to the steep incline and noticed most drivers pull into the car park/lay-by rather than make the crossing (there’s just a collection of villas on the far side). If you do park then it’s worth a stroll up to the apex as you get quite nice views either side plus there’s Seating as well. It’s not as narrow as some reviewers have intimated so no need to honk your horn for drivers coming the other way and you can’t exactly speed over (unless you’re completely stupid!).

6. Divers Cabo de Palos

c/ Punta de la Azohia 4, 30370 Cabo de Palos, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 62 reviews

Divers Cabo de Palos

Diving Center in Cabo de Palos. Best diving site in Europe. Big groupers, barracudas, big fish balls of bogues, sunfish, eagle rays,... Come to dive with us! And enjoy a good dive! :) Diving trips everyday. All level divings (beginners and advanced divers). Diving courses (PADI) and diving first experiences (Discover Scuba Diving). English and Spanish.

Reviewed By Anna A

I went for a weekend to dive in Cabo de Palos with friends. We contacted Divers Cabo de Palos a few days earlier to schedule our dives and their service was excellent from the first email. They answered fast and in a professional and honest way, explaining potential challenges (like tricky weather forecast for our scheduled trip) and proposing good alternatives. Raul and Isabel have a can-do attitude, they are proactive and flexible, they adapted to our expectations and to the changing conditions. They went the extra mile to make it happen, they even found and arranged an English-speaking medical doctor to come to the diving centre and perform our diving medial check up on a Saturday morning, because the Spanish regulation requires every diver to have a valid medical certificate for diving.
We had great dives and felt safe and taken care of every step of the way.
I was impressed by their facilities, especially the ladies area that was ample and clean and had everything a female diver might need - separate changing areas, showers and toilets with plenty of skin and hair products you can help yourself to if you forgot a hair conditioner or a sensitive skin aftersun balm and even ladies sanitary products if you had an emergency (plus hand soap, hand towels and toilet paper, every detail was taken care of). You almost felt like you were at a spa or something
Another great thing was their welcoming and friendly attitude, personalised approach. They will make you feel like among friends, they took time to answer our questions and solve any doubts, gave me advise about equipment when I asked, we tried different masks and wetsuits etc. I did not feel this pushy pay-and-go-away commercial focus that some other diving centres might have. Much appreciated!

7. Playa Mistral

Playa Mistral | La Manga del Mar Menor, 30380 San Javier, Spain
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4 based on 7 reviews

Playa Mistral

Reviewed By Chris M - Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

This is a great beach to go for younger children as is calm waters and can wade out far and still only waist deep. This is a blue flag beach so water quality is good. There are lifeguards here.There is a toilet on the Promenade and a restaurant nearby. Also to the south of the beach you can hire paddle boats and jet skis. There aren't many and they go far enough away and out not to hear. The swimming area is netted so boats and any unwanted marine life I.e. Jelly fish can't get to the beach. Also for teenagers there is an inflatable activity area off the shore but within the nets and also only waist deep. All in all this is a great sandy well kept family beach. In addition there are also special wheelchairs for disabled to go into the water. I watched as the lifeguards helped do this with a disabled person.

8. Club de Buceo Islas Hormigas

Paseo Barra 15, 30370 Cabo de Palos, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Club de Buceo Islas Hormigas

We are open all year from Monday to Sunday. In our scuba diving centre you will find everything you need to enjoy your experience. Apart from guided immersions in some of the best spots in the Natural Reserve and the magnificent wrecks in the area (we have three boats always ready for you) we also offer courses of the main international diving organizations and for all levels of diving.

Reviewed By rfdejesus - Sacramento, California

We dove with Islas Hormigas Club de Buceo and were well taken care of. The owner, dive masters, boat crew and equipment staff were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. This was hands down one of the nicest shops I’ve ever been to — clean, spacious, with hot showers (!!!) We dove Bajos de Piles 1 which was fairly easy with little to no current.

9. Mangamar Dive Center

Calle C 18 | Centro de Buceo Mangamar, 30370 Cabo de Palos, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 31 reviews

Mangamar Dive Center

Reviewed By Rojo447 - Romford

We completed our scooter diving training with Mangamar and found them very professional. The dive centre is clean and tidy with everything in order.
We were trained by the very experienced Salva who explained everything clearly and concise.
The scooter dive proved to be great fun.

10. Cala Del Pino

La Manga del Mar Menor, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
Excellent
34%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Cala Del Pino

Reviewed By JohnA_LE16 - Market Harborough, United Kingdom

The population had shrunk back to the endemic few thousand. It was like a ghost town. Can't believe that anyone would run a tour to visit here in off season.

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