Only 43 kilometres away from Almería, San José Originally, it was the village of fishermen located in the bay of San Jose, between the Cerro de en medio and the Cerro of cala Higuelda. Rests of old houses are still conserved.
But nowadays this small population has replaced its fishing activity for a maintained and coherent tourist development with aesthetic and the forms of the surroundings; that´s why it has become the tourist center of the Park.
From San Jose it is possible to accede to beaches of the Genoveses and the Mónsul. It is without no doubt the more important tourist center in the Natural Park of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar.
By the N344/E15 until exit 471, towards Barranquete, we follow this road until the crossing with the AL- 100m,in which we circulate for 12,2 km until San Jose