"Parque Natural de Gata y Nijar" Top 5 Page for this destination El Cabo de Gata by Carmela71

El Cabo de Gata Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 162 photos

The park of CAbo de Gata Nijar is a 30km long coastal strip made from a sub desert mountain range which has produced some of the most wonderful beaches and coves you could imagine.

The reason that this park has been so wonderfully preserved is the lack of good roads, its sub desert character and the large landed estates which make up the majority of the park.

The park covers 38,000 hectares of land and another 12,000 hectares of which is under water.

It is one of the hottest year round places on the peninsular


Cabo de Gata Natural park with its virgin beaches, lonely coves and sub desert scenery as well as the strange natural formations of volcanic craters and laval columns offers much to see and experience.

The crystal clear waters form an ideal setting for underwater photographic safaris and all forms of fishing.

Other water sports to be enjoyed are sailing or windsurfing.

Some of my favorites beaches are:

El Monsul

Playa Genoveses

Los Escullos

Las Negras

and more....

All Photos had been take by me and Stace (Beach_dog)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amaizing beaches
  • Cons:only i would suggest no to go in august (too crowded) or winter (lonely)
  • In a nutshell:A paradise
  • Last visit to El Cabo de Gata: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    I can't blame you for loving El Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park and all its wonderful attractions! The jeep tour sounds like fun too. My wife and I did not have time to visit Los Escullos Beach :((

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2007 at 2:05 PM

    Estoy de vuelta hoy, querida Carmen... asustada por el escandalo urbanistico que asola toda España ! Saludos. C.

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2005 at 3:39 AM

    me han comentado q el cabo de gata es ma impresionante de lo q esperaba ..y asi lo compruebo con tu pagina..gracias carmela

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 8:34 PM

    WOW ... fantastic pictures here. Looks serene and calm .... :-))

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2004 at 5:46 AM

    Beautiful Park to visit while in Andalucia. Your photos make me want to go there!!

  • Pangea's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2003 at 5:30 AM

    Qué preciosidad de sitio... Tengo tantos lugares todavía por descubrir en Andalucia (aunque con páginas como estas me ahorro el viaje :)

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2003 at 12:23 PM

    nice information and lovely photographs

  • agarcia's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2003 at 10:33 AM

    Cabo de Gata es una maravilla... sobre todo cuando el Marciano oriundo está en Miami recibiendo Grammys y no grabando videos en Monsul ;-) Preciosa página :-)

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2003 at 6:54 AM

    ¡Espectacular, Carmen! Bellísimas fotos de un lugar que me obsesiona desde que leí "Campos de Níjar" de Juan Goytisolo.

  • DUNK67's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2002 at 9:24 AM

    nice page with some great photos


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