Nature, Sea & Mountain

Fraile Island

30880 -Águilas-

Spanish name: Isla del Fraile

Fraile Island Isla del Fraile, island very near the coast of Águilas, is part of the Subbetic mountain range geologically speaking, with a very steep terrain and a surface area of some 6 hectares. The island, which takes its name from its similarity to a friar hood ("fraile" means friar), is categorized as Site of Community Importance and Special Bird Protected Area.
Together with Cigarro beach-Amarilla beach, it is part of a rich archaeological area where there are a Roman salted fish production plant, an esparto grass washing place and a number of mining infrastructures.
Fraile Island
Fraile Island
Fraile Island

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