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Cabo de Gata

Cabo de Gata

Mermaids Reef- Arrecife de las Sirenas

Legend has it that sailors mistook the sound of monk seals for mermaids on this headland so they called it the Arrecife de las Sirenas (the Reef of the Mermaids). From the hills of San Miguel and Vela Blanca, where there is an 18th-century watchtower, are some of the park's most magnificent panoramic views. You can see as far as North Africa on clear days, as well as the Salinas and along t

Driving Route along Cabo de Gato coast

Starting from the village of San Miguel, look out on the left for the salt pans Salinas de Acosta, a vast 4km-long wetland created by a lagoon with blindingly white mounds of salt heaped up. Here you can see the ruins of an old village; the size of the church gives an idea of how important the salt industry must have been. Salt has been extracted from here for centuries since Phoenician times.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

Covering 45,663ha in the southeastern corner of Spain, Cabo de Gata-Níjar is Andalucia's largest coastal protected area, a wild and isolated landscape with some of Europe's most original geological features. The eponymous mountain range is Spain's largest volcanic rock formation with sharp peaks and crags in ochre-hues.

San Miguel de Cabo de Gata

San Miguel de Cabo de Gata is the full name of a small fishing village located 10km to the north of the important Cape (Cabo de Gata) on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Although there are only a few houses, a small general store and a few beach bars here, its a good place to stock up on refreshments. The hamlet is withing the municipal district of Nijar.

Playa de los Muertos

Expansive isolated beach. An impressive picture postcard has an aerial photograph showing the length of this dead straight beachy cove. Park the car in the car park by the information point and first walk to the viewpoint before descending the long path down to the beach.

Playa de los Genoveses

One of the more popular coves in the natural Park. Park your car and walk the last few hundred meters. This and other coves are accessible on the dirt coastal road that leads west from the pretty village of San José (last civilisation).

Cabo de Gata Beaches

One of Spain's main geographical headlands. Lots of rocky headlands and sandy coves. The area is protected as a Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar. The coastal road is blocked to through traffic just to the east, making for a truly tranquil experience; where the road ends you will find the stunning Mirador de las Sirenas a viewpoint looking out over the Mediterranean

Agua Amarga Beach

Agua Amarga is a wonderfully picturesque bay where you find Agua Amarga a secluded white fishing village. The whole coast from here northwards nearly as far as Mojacar is worth exploring. Mesa Roldan is a huge rock headland where a scene in Game of Thrones was filmed.

Cabo de Gata Active. Guided kayak and snorkel route through coves of the Natural Park

CABO DE GATA ACTIVO, the only company in the Tripadvisor® Hall of Fame to have received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence every year since 2015.In this adventure we combine a physical activity, such as the practice of sea kayaking, with the pleasure of enjoying and knowing from a unique perspective, the magnificent Cabo de Gata - Níjar Nat

Cortijo Los Flamencos

Situated in El Cabo de Gata in the Andalucía region, with Cabo de Gata and Cabo de Gata Natural Park nearby, Cortijo Los Flamencos features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. All units are fitted with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a coffee machine, completed with a kitchen.

Hotel las Salinas

Set on Las Salinas Beach in Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve, Hotel las Salinas offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features a shared living area with a fireplace. Decorated simply and in warm tones, all rooms come with a TV and have a private bathroom.

Hotel Blanca Brisa Cabo de Gata

This hotel is 400 metres from the beach in Cabo de Gata, and 100 metres from the Salinas with its exotic birdlife. It offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Most of the spacious rooms at Hotel Blanca Brisa Cabo de Gata have a private balcony. They are also heated, and the private bathroom comes equipped with a hairdryer, bath and shower.

Playa de Isleta del Moro - Cabo de Gata beaches

Playa Isleta del Moro is a small beach next to the small jetty in the quaint fishing hamlet Isleta del Moro  known for its picturesque setting, and well worth the 500m detour from the AL-4200 San Jose to Las Negras coast road. Limited parking is available in the main square, which is actually an old river course. You can get a drink or meal at La Isleta bar with terrace overlooking the jetty and the bay, which is dominated by the dual-peaked extinct volcanoes called Volcanes del Fraile. 

Cala San Pedro, Cabo de Gata, Almeria

Cala San Pedro is more easily accessed from Las Negras than Agua Amarga. The 4km-walk from Las Negras takes about an hour; in the summer you can take a taxi launch. This isolated cove is picture-postcard perfect, overlooked by a 16th century castle with tower (built to protect the coast from Berber pirates), and ruined fishing village abandoned after an earthquake. Today inhabitants are a year-round naturist hippy community living in makeshift dwellings with their dogs.