Cabo de Gata

The nature reserve of Cabo de Gata is one of the jewels va Spain.

A fierce old volcanic landscape with ee quiet shores interspersed with bays and sandy beaches with little tourisme & nbsp;

The Cabo de Gata-Nijar extends along both sides of a headland. The nature in this area is of volcanic origin and is extremely rugged, but with cliffs, coves, rocks, dry river beds and salt marshes. A good start to visit 45 000 hectares of the park, the visitor center at Retamar.

A little further to the fishing village of San Miguel offers itself to the first attraction, the lagoons of Las Salinas de Cabo de Gata, a breeding ground for flamingos and many other bird species. From there a road full of hairpin bends to the lighthouse of the cape, with its spectacular reef of mermaids as a pointy rock from the water rice.                                                                               & nbsp; From the cape is the coastline of the park are 40 km northwards. The old fishing village of San José, built against a steep cliff, is now a paradise for boaters.

Before you reach San José, you come along a dirt road leading to one of the most beautiful places of the Natural Park, the beaches of Playa de los Genoveses and Playa Mónsul, with impressive sand dunes and large rocks in many forms. Beyond Los Escullos San Jose is still such a beautiful place with a castle and a beach with cliffs.

Further inland did the old gold mining town Rodalquila ever as a location for “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Further inland is the old peeling farmhouse of Los Frailes all alone in the landscape. Another place that seems to have stepped out of a movie.

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