Cabo de Gata-Nijar is the first maritime-terrestrial Park of Andalusia. Its origin is volcanic and is the marine-terrestrial space of greater surface and ecological relevance of all European Western Mediterranean.
Cabo de Gata Nijar is one of the coastal strips of greater beauty and ecological wealth of the western Mediterranean. It has an extension of 34,000 has, to which there is to add a marine strip of one mile in width (12,000 has). Cabo de Gata is the dead ground marine-terrestrial of greater surface and ecological relevance of all European Western Mediterranean. Besides Cabo de Gata has other categories of protected areas: A Special Protection Area for birds, Wetland of International Importance[- Salinas del Cabo de Gata-, Biosphere Reserve, Specially Protected Area Mediterranean Importance and Geopark.