Cabo de Gata Natural Features
Location: Cabo de Gata Natural Park is located southeast of Costa Almeria, on the eastern edge of the Gulf of Almería. It spans the municipalities of Almeria, Carboneras and Níjar.
Access: This natural park is accessed by the county starting in the N-344. in the section of the Alquián Carboneras.
Their ecological importance are in their volcanic origin, semi-arid climate, marine-terrestrial character.
Habitats of interest: Mediterranean steppe, dune formations, salt, coastal cliffs and seagrass beds (posidonia).
Within its limits is the Mountain range of the Cabo de Gata, the more important volcanic formation of all Iberian Peninsula, located to very few kilometers of the Almerí’a capital is located.
The Cabo de Gata Volcanic Complex is a magnificent geological exponent that has earned the European Geopark cataloging. We can contemplate these geological manifestations in the House of Volcanoes.
PROTECTION FIGURESSpecial Protection Area for Birds (SPA)
Wetlands of International Importance the Salinas of Cabo de Gata (RAMSAR)
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Specially Protected Area of Importance for the Mediterranean (ZEPIM)
FLORA IN CABO DE GATAThe vegetal landscape is made up of scrubs with species like cornicabra, matagallo, aulaga morisca and palmitos, considered the only native palm in the European continent.
Between its wealth is found a great community of “azufaifos”, the best one and the greatest developed surface wich occupies in Spain.
In addition, It has unique sdpecies like “dragoncillo to Cabo de Gata” or the “clavelina of the Cabo”.
MARINE ECOSISTEMOne of the greatest wealth of this natural space is under the sea. The marine bottoms are formed by prairies of oceanic Posidonia.
In these submarine green extensions find food and shelter numerous species of crustaceans, moluscos and fish. Between these last ones, moreover, to the habitual species in Mediterranean waters like sargos, brecas, mojarras or herreras, others like cabracho exist, the sawhorse or the little king.
TERRESTRIAL FAUNAThe animal species that we will find in Cabo de Gata are typical of semi-desert climates. We distinguish the terrestrial fauna in two different biotopes: The grassland and the steppe zone.
ALL ABOUT CABO DE GATA
1.- Monsul Beach 2.- Genoveses Beach 3.- El Playazo 4.- El Arco Beach 5.- San José Beach 6.- Agua Amarga Beach 7.-Peñon Blanco Beach 8.- Los Muertos Beach 9.- El Barronal Cove 10.- El Plomo Cove 11.- San Pedro Cove 12.- Los Amarillos Cove 13.- Lance Cove 14.- En medio Cove 15.- Arena Cove 16.- Los Toros Cove 17.- Las Negras Beach 18.- La Media Luna Cove 19.- San Miguel Beach 20.- Rajá Cove 21. La Fabriquilla Beach 22.- Embarcadero de los Escullos Beach 23.-Carnaje Cove 24.- Carboneras Beach 25.- Carbón Cove 26.- Higuera Cove 27.- Grande Cove 28.- Cuervo Cove 29.- Chica Cove 30.- Príncipe Cove 31.- Bergantín Cove - 32.- Las Amoladeras Beach - 33.- La Almadraba Beach 34.-Ancon de Cabo de Gata Beach 35.- El Algarrobico Beach 36.- Torre Garcia Beach
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