The Cabo de Palos Marina is a busy, bustling Marina, which has a large central area in which yachts are berthed, and a harbour facing out into the sea, a source of constant activity as boats come and go, with diving schools, fishermen and private boat owners all providing a moving canvas of entertainment for people watchers.
The Café bar is located alongside the Marina area, and is a comfortable place to relax and watch the world go by, or to stop off for a drink or snack after strolling around the port area or visiting the nearby lighthouse.
Yemanjá is run by Magdalena who is originally from Argentina, but speaks excellent English, as well as Spanish, and has worked in the hostelry trade for the 16 years she has been in Spain.
Magdalena is very much like the décor of her bar, and is best described as exuding an air of Bohemian Caribbean meets South American. During the summer the bar is a vibrant, humming hub of activity, with Latin music and a mixed clientele of all nationalities, the hot spot for a cocktail in the evening or atmospheric cool down and chill out during the day.
In the winter it is calmer and more relaxed, with a friendly and colourful welcome for a coffee or tapas, and is popular with both locals and visitors.
There are also live bands from time to time during peak season.
What is Yemanjá?
Just in case you´re wondering what the name means, Yemanjá is a figure associated with Afro-American religions, a goddess for want of a better word. She is the Mother Goddess, the deity of women and queen of the Ocean. She cares for the fishermen and looks after the survivors of shipwrecks, as well as being the spirit of moonlight. It´s a fitting parallel to Cabo de Palos itself and the Catholic celebrations celebrated in this fishing village, from which the Virgen del Carmen sallies forth in Marine procession during the summer.
Cabo de Palos Marina
The marina in Cabo de Palos is a busy, bustling area, used by fishermen, diving schools and owners of pleasure vessels, with constant marine activity. The port area itself is fronted by promenades and is a popular location from which to watch the world go by and enjoy a coffee. The port area is also central to community life and is the focal point for a number of cultural and sociable activities, including local fiestas, races and live music events. The port is a popular stop-off for those who have visited the nearby lighthouse or one of the local beaches.
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|December - January||Closed for annual holidays|
|Summer:||open all day - every day in the Summer Months and Fiestas 8.30am till late|
|Winter:||(October to March)|
|Monday:||8am to 4pm|
|Tuesday:||8am to 4pm|
|Thursday:||8am to 4pm|
|Friday:||8am to 9pm|
|Saturday:||8am to 10pm|
|Sunday:||8am to 4pm|
Cafe Bar Yemanjá offers a good menu selection with a mixture of light snacks, tapas and more substantial meals. A good selection of tapas are always on offer, with standard table platters of popular hams and cheeses always available, along with a range of standard fish and meat tapas. Each day a number of daily specials are posted on the bar blackboards, fusing some of the more colourful influences of Magdalena’s native roots in with a range of local ingredients.
There are beef burgers or hot dogs with all the trimmings and chips, as well as a selection of both hot and cold rolls and sandwiches.
Those with lighter appetites can enjoy a selection of imaginative salads and during the busier months of the year Magdalena rustles up her popular Argentinian pies, with a variety of fillings as well as crusty Cruji Coques, a cross between an open topped toastie and a pizza, with vegetarian options for non-meat eaters, particularly popular with families. And for those who fancy a little something sinful, Magdalena serves a disgracefully tempting homemade chocolate cake and her own secret recipe cheesecake, as well as ice creams, crépes with an Argentinian syrup called dulce de leche, or profiteroles.
Parties Catered for:
Magdelana is happy to open for party bookings and special occasions.See our menus