Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, Almeria

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State Park · Wildlife Area
The diverse ecology of Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, with its volcanic mountains, steep cliffs, sandy beaches, arid desert, and even coral reefs for snorkeling, supports a vast array of wildlife. It’s also home to a number of small villages, such as Rodalquilar, an old gold mining village, and Isleta del Moro, a fishing hamlet. In these towns, you can see arts and crafts based on local traditions and purchase handmade goods, as well as enjoy food and drink in the many restaurants and bars. To learn about the park and its geological features, unique in Europe, head to the visitors’ center. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park by using our Almeria visit planning site.
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  • If you have a few days to spend in Almeria, please do not hesitate to go to Cabo de Gata. It is a natural park, with long, beautiful beaches and nice landscapes. During your visit there one can do...  more »
  • We booked a tour for a day at Cabo de Gata. We did enjoy our tour, however, we felt it was a bit over-rated. There is a lot of time on the bus, and when you do reach the different destinations...  more »
  • This Natural Park is simply breathtaking! Best to explore by foot. The are numerous trails along the coast going up and down from one gorgeous beach to the next secluded cove, up you go giant sand dunes and down to an orchard of "pitas"...Please keep this please clean, DO NOT litter and leave nothing behind, thank you
  • Africa dives under Spain making fantastic volcanic geology and spectacular scenery. Our Spanish friend's favourite part of his own country. One of my favourite parts of any country. Swimming is good whether in clear water from rocky beaches or in waves at the sandy beaches.

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