Calabardina is a small village situated 6 km south of Aguilas, traditionally a Spanish summer holiday retreat, with people of all nationalities living all year round. With a beautiful long stretch of fine sandy beach and surrounded by the Mediterranean hills. Ideal destination for tranquillity, rare wildlife observation and water and aquatic-based activities.
This fisherman’s hamlet main industry was tunny fishing with large ships exporting the catch daily. The bay is protected by a large rock formation on the eastern face named Cabo Cope, an outstanding anchorage for ships.
The village has beautiful beachfront restaurants and a village square with supermarkets, bakery and bars. The village has some of the best diving along the Southern coast and there are numerous dive schools in the area providing trips. There are two large wrecks from the fisherman days which provide a wealth of different marine life.
On the second weekend in May, the Romeria del Rocio is usually held with various floats going through the town. It is a very traditional fiesta with paellas, flamenco, horse and carriages, and music late into the night.
The word Rocio is generally associated with flamenco, sevillanas, and the equestrian nature of the Andalucian Romanies.
Calabadina enjoys an exceptional all-year-round subtropical climate, as does the whole of the Costa Almeria. The area is protected by the surrounding mountain ranges and peaks in the summer at temperatures of 40 degrees in the summer months, dropping around mid-September to a milder, but still warm and enjoyable 23 / 27 degrees. The winters are mild and mostly dry although the winter evenings can get chilly.