Cabo de Gata Nijar is one of the coastal strips of greater beauty and ecological wealth. It is the first sea-land Park of Andalusia. Its origin is volcanic and largest protected ecological area of the Mediterranean Sea

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.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park is demarcated between the municipalities of Almería, Carboneras and Níjar.

San José is the tourist center par excellence, although other localities, such Las Negras, Agua Amarga or Isleta del Moro and Rodalquilar , in the west of the Natural Park, have also undergone great transformations and adaptations in recent years. En the east of Cabo de Gata we find San Miguel, where many of its inhabitants are still engaged in artisanal fishing, and Almadraba de Monteleva, is another small fishing and salt village. And of course, we will find some localities in the interior of great charm: Fernán Pérez,which is the gate of the Park and apart from the resorts, Las Hortichuelas just two kilometers from the coast and also Pozo de los Frailes. We can also add some small tourist center on the beach as los Escullos.

San Jose. Localidades y pueblos Cabo de Gata

Cabo de Gata, a magical place in the Mediterranean Sea

In this web you will find information about the area, distributed from our interactive map, which will connect with the locations , its beaches, environmental information, its history, and a rich supply of skilled accommodation and lodging, Hotel, Little Hotel and Youth hostel , Campings, Rural Lodge, Apartments and Houses, and to eat a selection of Restaurants. Also find information about activities and entertainment:diving centers, boat trips, routes and excursions and Kayaks at Cabo de Gata, Arts and crafts, and too information about the environment. Also you can visit our Pictures and photos, Localities  in the park,  Old photos, and pictures of the interesting places.

Nature in Cabo de Gata

The ecological importance of Cabo de Gata is in its origin, nature volcanic, semi-arid climate, sea-earth character.
Of the terrestrial fauna of Cabo de Gata we classify it in two different habitats: pasture and steppe zone.
In its more than 80 km of coastline, marine fauna is a dominant factor. We distinguish three different biotopes, sand grounds, rock and prairie posidónia ocean.
The birds in the Natural Park are also a factor characteristic, and can distinguish three environments: pasture or marshy, the area of orchards and the steppe zone.
Flora is characterized by high humidity climate subárido with middle and high evaporation and expoción solar and volcanic soils and emphasize low setting, which determine the presence of a weak vegetation can take this pluviodad and vegetation soil.
The Volcanic Complex was formed in the period between 15 and 16 million years and is the party emerged from an extensive magmatic gray area that stretches along the Alboran Sea area. For this reason it has been cataloged as Geopark
Another natural jewel found on the coast of the Natural Park is the Natural Monument San Andrés Island.

Cabo de Gata is both a cradle of civilizations and a way of crossing multiple cultures that left a mark on this place.

Throughout its biography we can find Neolithic settlements, rest Phoenician, Greeks, Romans …
For this reason, the historical diversity of the area makes this place a unique place to observe our evolution .
The first settlers. – Millares Culture .-Algar Culture. – The phoenicians . – Grece and Cartaghe.-The Iberians .-The roman occupation .-The Islam The Omeya Caliphate.-The morisc .-XVIII Century: The Castels.-New mining century.- Cabo de Gata in History.