Cabo de Gata Lighthouse
When we reach the lighthouse of Cabo de Gata and see the impressive surroundings that surround it, we understand why all the civilizations of the past made settlements in the area.The Cabo de Gata lighthouse is a meeting point for the many tourists who come to the Natural Park every year. Built in 1863, it was built in the central courtyard of the Castillo de San Francisco de Paula. It was built in the first half of the 18th century, during the reign of Philip V, for the defense of the coast of the kingdom of Granada. From this castle the only remnant left is the base wall.
Located in the one called by the Romans "promontorius charidemi". It could be translated as "promontory of the Agates". This is due to semi-precious stones that can be found in its surroundings. This could be the origin of the denomination of Cabo de Gata, which already appears as such in the 14th century. From this place we can enjoy the fantastic views it provides.
Worth a visit in Kayak. Sailing all over Cabo de Gata will delight us with incredible landscapes and vagaries of nature.
It is accessed by the AL-3115 road from Almadraba de Monteleva The Sirenas reef, which we contemplate from the lighthouse, is actually the rest of an ancient volcanic chimney. It probably receives this name because of the presence of a monk seal colony. The fishermen in the area used to call them mermaids or sea lions. This mammal inhabited the entire coast of Cabo de Gata until the middle of the 20th century. It is currently in critical danger of extinction throughout the Mediterranean.
In front of Cabo de Gata there is a submerged reef where a Steamboat of 100 m. of length. This is the Arna steam, which in 1929 was shipwrecked. The currents dragged him about two miles inland. Now there is a wreck of great beauty, and although in recent times it has deteriorated a lot, it is still a must for all those who love recreational diving. The Laja area is under the integral protection of the Natural Park.
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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