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Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park

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Almeria, Spain
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Some previous reviews are completely unrealistic and unbalanced. Seriously, I don't know what some people expect in Almeria. This is out of season right now in January, so you have to accept that a fair amount of summer-only businesses will be shut, but also that...More

10  Thank Christine M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Cabo de gata park is dominated by thousands of acres of plastic greenhouses which spoil the overall trip to the park. The nicest place to visit is the quaint small fishing hamlet of Agua Amarga which has some nice shops and beach restaurants

3  Thank NickCarolHugo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the drive to the very end! Probably better seeing it early morning as the sun is straight at you in the afternoon making some photos too bright.

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery marred by the eyesore of graffiti all along the barrier which is the viewing area for spectacular photos and scenery. The explanation signboard also covered in graffiti. Why oh why do people think this is fun?

Thank Hilymored
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nature reserve stretches for miles with barren, volcanic mountains, deserts and coastal areas with secluded beaches and cliffs. The roads are generally good and were not too busy in October. Lots of wow factors if you like driving down steep roads and through barren...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must go if you are close by. Visit the lighthouse and the Salinas. Later head to San Jose and the beautiful beaches Genovese and Mosul with huge sand dunes

Thank Thilo H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

drive around the whole area from Nijar to San Jose and see desert salt marshes beaches bird sanctuaries strange rock formations and colours abandoned mines and the settings for several films really great trip

Thank nickbuck13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is very pleasant but we couldn't get over the amount of rubbish around the fishing area. We went for a walk along the beach and picked up the one piece of plastic that we have heard that everyone should try to do.( we...More

Thank rrt1958
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We have heard such alot about this place, really nice beach and a few places to eat and drink the little fishing village is very nice and if your lucky you will see the local fishermen bring the fish ashore from there small boats, you...More

1  Thank thrm
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Well worth the diversion off the motorway to explore the coastal area view the flamingos in the salt marshes and enjoy the beaches and views from the winding roads

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We hired a car from the airport and drove out to Las Negras which was a beautiful seaside town. We walked to Playa San Pedro (we didn’t realise that we could drive all the way up the hill before hiking down to the beach!) anyway...More

Thank Shellbella19
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Cabo de Gata is a Natural Park located in Andalusia, near from Almeria, where you can see a lot of wonderful beaches and fantastic landscapes. Here you can do trekking in some places and enjoy with views. Here we visited the Church of Las Salinas,...More

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Sally L
27 August 2018|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
There’s a great one at Paraje Los Albacetes, Rodalquilar, near Nijar and it is named Oro y Luz (this is the company name). They do beach day excursions....not sure about ages etc but the guy who runs it has been going for... More
Pete M
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
jJohn S
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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