Cabo de Gata Natural Park

Panorámica del Cabo de Gata

Almeria unfolds its magic and charm along more than 200 Km of coastline, dotted with countless coves and beaches.

To experience the coast of Almeria in its original form, you should visit the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar, the first maritime and terrestrial area in Andalusia to be protected and designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, whose fame has crossed borders because of the richness of its marine, coastal and terrestrial landscapes, the many endemic species specific to the zone -the beautiful Salt Marshes of Cabo de Gata are a great birdwatching spot- and the characteristic features of one of the most arid ecosystems in Europe. The Park stretches to the coast with 50 km of the best preserved cliffs in the European Mediterranean coastline.

Alongside the steep rugged cliffs, we have town beaches such as San José and Aguamarga; unspoiled beaches like Mónsul and Los Genoveses; secluded coves like Carnaje and Enmedio; breathtaking volcanic cliffs and riffs offering snorkelling and diving opportunities, such as Punta de los Muertos and Mesa Roldán. Make sure you do not miss some of the beaches: Cala Rajá, Cala Carbón, Cala de la Media Luna, Genoveses or Mónsul. Paddling, canoeing or surfing are no doubt the best way to explore them; alternatively, you can discover the marine life and green Posidonia meadows of the seabed by diving from the shore.

Along the coast, beyond Roquetas, you can find stunning natural sites such as the Castillo de Macenas beach in Mojácar or the Cala Panizo beach, in Cuevas del Almanzora, all of them immersed in exceptional scenery. Places like Carboneras, Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera or Pulpí are the crowning glory. The latter greets visitors with the Cocedores beach, one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural sites in the area. Here, sea and sand embrace each other, forging memories that visitors will treasure forever. Don’t forget to put Almeria in the logbook of your next holiday!

A heavenly setting to switch off from the daily grind and merge into nature: divers will enjoy the vegetation and life on the seabed of its beaches. Places like Cueva del francés, El Carnaje, Túnel naranja or Los Escullos have an unquestionable appeal.

This journey through the treasures of the Almeria coast would not be complete without delving into the stunning seabed or the peace and quiet that bring the aforementioned cliffs, beaches and coves. This destination, with its striking unspoiled nature and over 300 days of sunshine a year, is a true mecca for nature lovers and fans of activity holidays.