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Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went along the coast road to the Cabo de Gata itself. Lovely views from there and I always find lighthouses interesting. On the coast road you can see salt being harvested at Las Salinas and there is an interesting church (built 1907) that...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is well worth visiting this remote desert like region. It is stark but desert succulents add to the ambiance of the region. San José is very crowded and a surprise so we walked over to Playa de Genoveses where the Genoans landed in 1147....More

Thank HilaryW971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People complain about the polytunnels [there are none in the National Park], the flies and the rubbish. But look beyond that - this is UNESCO Global Park and for good reason. The volcanic geology is unique [we collected a bag full of garnets lying on...More

Thank Q8894WEjanem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are plenty of organised trips to Cabo de Gata but you can do it quite easily by car. The views from the lighthouse are amazing .

Thank pthomasfisher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible drive through pristine surroundings. Can be very congested at times and there are limited places for photo ops. Hard to balance the wildness and the need for some viewing areas.

Thank keenvisitor
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Breathe taking views, Crystal clear water. A must see for sight seekers and photographers. It is very clean. The water is ideal for snorkelling as long as you pick the right day of course. I've never seen water so clear

1  Thank Karl P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Drive through dramatic mountain vistas from picturesque beach to picturesque beach (Playa Genoveses, La Fabriquilla, San Jose). When not swimming in crystal clear water or lounging on warm sand, take a hike through the abandoned Rodeaquilar Gold Mines used by artists like Sergio Leone and...More

2  Thank SebP_AnnaB
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

It means nude beach in Spanish. And you can go nude at most of the beaches in Cabo da Gata. It is best to hire a car to get to all the sights of the Cabo. July, August, and September are the peak months of...More

3  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The Natural reserve has beaches, birds, salt production, mountains and sea. The roads are not in the best conditions but if you are into nature this is a nice place to explore.

Thank Bruno P
Reviewed 22 April 2018

It is a lovely place to be in contact with nature. We walked for hours by the beach and saw many cycling along the roads. We saw flamingos in the natural reserve, it was so peaceful and quiet.

2  Thank Euston60
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26 February 2018|
Response from lindagoulding2 | Reviewed this property |
There is only one long street in the village so not possible to miss..some are real tourist shops so worth checking several for whatever you want... about 3km off the A7 motorway....bought some dishes there just last week... More
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22 December 2017|
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Response from Ewelinakj | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I have no idea, there is a list of the birds when you get there and they have nice tourist center which you can visit , but not all days and not all along .
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Carole. Great idea to explore a bit further than the city!! Whilst a tour is the 'safe' option, I personally would pre-arrange the hire of a car at the port of Almeria and travel from Almeria City to Cabo de Gata Nijar... More