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Cabo de Gata Town

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Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

1. Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

Get to know the magnificent Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park from the sea. Explore the coastline by kayak before snorkeling in the clear waters an observing the underwater landscape. Before embarking, learn basic paddling and kayaking techniques and listen to safety instructions. Venture out down the coast, spotting a number of coves and rock formation that are inaccessible by land and only visible from the sea. Navigate in and out of rocky caves. Get up close to sheer volcanic cliffs. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the natural park, one of most protected areas in Spain due to ecological, historical, anthropological, and geological significance.  Stop in a hidden cove in the marine reserve to go swimming before paddling back to the beach where you started.

From San José: Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park Boat Tour

2. From San José: Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park Boat Tour

Immerse yourself in well-conserved nature at Cabo de Gata Natural Park in Andalucia. First, set out on a zodiac from San José and take in the impressive views of the bay from the boat. Then, sail around the most beautiful virgin beaches in the natural park. Continue on to discover key movie locations dotted along the coastline. You will also have the chance to stop for a swim in a special spot. Between sights, discover the history of the area and learn how the local volcanos, reefs, and lava tongues have shaped the biosphere. After your scenic cruise, head back to San José.

Almería: 4x4 Tour of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

3. Almería: 4x4 Tour of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

After meeting your guide in Almeria, you will head out for the natural park with your guide and skilled 4x4 driver. The first stop of the tour is at the Fishing Association at Cabo de Gata, where you will see a defensive tower and the San Miguel Church. Next, you will be driven to the Mermaid Reef where you will be able to see the beautiful landscapes featuring rock formations that peek from the water.  Next drive up a volcanic mountain, from where you will be able to see over 9 kilometers of untouched beaches. After taking in the view, head down to these beaches where you'll be able to see a lava tongue and volcanic ash along the way. In the summer the tour will stop at one of the beaches for a swimming break before heading to an abandoned farm in the park. The last stop of the tour will be the salt flats which are home to many flamingos. Here you will be able to get out and explore the salt flats yourself, before leaving the park and concluding the tour

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park Snorkeling

4. Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park Snorkeling

Learn how to snorkel with an experienced guide in Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park. Meet your guide on the beach and receive snorkeling goggles, flippers, and a neoprene suit. Learn the basics, and get ready to venture into the water. Snorkel along the seabeds and explore the rocks and meadows of posidonia. Try to spot some peculiar nacre (pearls) and orange coral. Discover a variety of underwater life as you explore the seabeds. Enjoy an environmentally responsible activity, avoiding direct contact with flora and fauna. Help to collect any plastics or trash you find as you explore. At the end of the activity, return to the shore and review the species that you have seen. Also, receive photos as a memento of your experience.

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What people are saying about Cabo de Gata Town

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Route from Las Negras to El Playazo de Rodalquilar. Magnificent landscape with cliffs and caves. 3 guides (2 in kayak, 1 in boat) very friendly with whom you have a good time. They lend masks and snorkels to enjoy swimming time in El Playazo. Quiet pace.

A great tour! Informative, with a 4x4 experience Maria our guide, with a lot of information about the area, history, etc. Including a bath in a cove that we would not have gone alone.

Very pleasant afternoon that these xavales have made us spend. A little humor is always good wherever you are! And very attentive and friendly to their customers!

Very nice monitors and knowledgeable about the activities and the environment, fun and material in good condition. Totally recommended.

It was a great excursion. The driver and guide MARIA was charming with all of us and told us very curious things.