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Cabo de Gata in Nijar
The area that we are going to describe below is a composition of beaches, cliffs, sea and light all combined in perfect harmony. If there is anything else along with these features that captures our attention, it is the tranquillity of the area and the natural landscape.
To the east of Almeria, after passing by El Alquian, a traditional fishing port, Retamar and Torre Garcia, where the Romans salted fish in a factory whose remains can still be seen, you reach Cabo de Gata. Passing along the beautiful route between Salinas on one side and the Mediterranean on the other, you get to the bird observatory. This place of great ecological importance has a flamingo population of around 2,500 birds.
Visitors to this area can enjoy a beautiful and natural wealth in a great landscape that has been the product of volcanic activity in the past. A marine ecosystem and crystal clear waters with a variety of fish and shellfish make the experience of diving in the warm waters a sensation you won´t forget.
Strolling through the park you will see the human trace on structures such as water cisterns or defensive towers built in the past to combat pirates as well as Phoenician and Roman remains that are part of the history of the Natural Park.
Tourism in Cabo de Gata
Within the Natural Park, you have the option of staying in one of their lodgings and enjoy some of its beautiful hiking trails.
Some of the recommended routes are:
Route of Coves
Half-Day Route through the Salinas de Cabo de Gata
Route Agua Amarga – Playa de los Muertos
Route San Jose – Los Escullos – La Isleta del Moro
Malaga to Cabo de Gata
The route by road from Malaga passes through towns such as Motril and Almeria; it is an easy route you can do in one day, quite recommended.
The road route to Cabo the Gata can be found on the following map:
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