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San José: Cabo de Gata Natural Park Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. San José: Cabo de Gata Natural Park Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Enjoy a kayaking and snorkeling adventure that is suitable for beginners from San José in Almeria. Start with a safety and instructional briefing to increase your comfort during the trip. Dive into the history of the area with commentary from your guide. Meet your guide at the activity provider's stand on the San José Beach. Your guide will let you know how to use the snorkeling and kayaking gear to ensure that you are confident in the water.  Set off along the coast to see the Cueva del Tabaco, Cala Higuera, and the Cala Higuera point. Cool off along the way with snorkeling stops that allow you to uncover the park's stunning marine biodiversity.  Learn about the history of San José and the pirates of Cabo de Gata. Find out how the Castle of San José was of great importance against these attacks. Find out about the natural formations that you pass along the way. 

Cabo de Gata: Natural Park Kayaking and Snorkel Excursion

2. Cabo de Gata: Natural Park Kayaking and Snorkel 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

3. 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.

Cabo de Gata: Guided Night Walk with Stargazing

4. Cabo de Gata: Guided Night Walk with Stargazing

You will meet your professional guide after sunset at the Mirador del Sollarete in San José. After a short presentation you will be provided mats and flashlights and set off on your starlit adventure. The viewpoint will be the first stop, and it provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay of San Jóse, the cliffs of Cabo de Gata and the highest mountain of the region. From there, you will walk along the coast in total serenity, before reaching Los Genoveses beach. Throughout the journey your guide will interpret the landscape talking about the history of the Natural Park as well as the flora, fauna and volcanic origin of the area. Participants will also learn how to use the sky and the stars to get their bearings just like ancient explorers and astronomers. At the beach you will lay out your mats, listen to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and gaze up into the stars. Your expert guide will introduce you to the world of astronomy and stargazing, teaching you how to recognize the main constellations and the mythology surrounding them.

Cabo de Gata natural park Sunset Sailing Tour with Cava

5. Cabo de Gata natural park Sunset Sailing Tour with Cava

Discover Cabo de Gata Natural Park on a romantic sailing trip from Carborneras. Sail past fascinating rock formations through stunning blue waters, and marvel at the setting sun from a comfortable sailboat. Board your boat about an hour before sunset from the Carboneras Marina. Relax on the leather seats as you sail past spectacular scenery from the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. After an hour of sailing, drop anchor and enjoy a delicious glass of Cava with your friends as you watch the sunset over the clear waters. As you return to the marina, enjoy the sailboat's amenities, including a bimini top, solarium, and stereo.

Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

6. Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

Tucked into the south-eastern corner of Spain lies one of the few remaining unspoiled stretches of the Mediterranean coast: Cabo de Gata. Spend a day exploring this untouched region with a day-long bus trip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park Accompanied by your guide, you will be transported to a captivating landscape of dizzying cliffs, ruined castles, volcanic rock formations, coral reefs, pristine beaches and hidden coves - all virtually unchanged since the days of the Phoenicians. Mermaid Reef, the fishing village of La Isleta del Moro, and the lighthouse of Cabo de Gata are but a few of the many highlights of this tour. Featuring one of the most beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean and vast ecological diversity, Cabo de Gata is, without a doubt, one of Europe's last areas of untouched nature.

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

7. 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 Natural Park half day private yacht tour

8. Cabo de Gata Natural Park half day private yacht tour

Private 4-hour tour of the secret corners of Cabo de Gata on an elegant yacht. Maximum capacity of the Yacht 10 people. Departure by yacht from the port of Carboneras, which is the gateway to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Next we will see the impressive volcanic reef of Mesa Roldan with its spectacular Lighthouse and the beautiful beach of Los Muertos. We continue sailing and after doubling the columnar joints of Cabo de la Media Naranja you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the hidden bay of Agua Amarga, with its secret coves of crystalline turquoise waters. Cala Arena, Cala Enmedio, Cala el Plomo or Cala Puente are some of the beaches that we will visit and where we can enjoy their natural and wild beauty. Then we will sail to the Punta Javana Marine Reserve with its island of San Pedro, where we can see the most representative seabirds in the area in their habitat. Cormorants and seagulls are very common on this island. After rounding Cape Javana we discovered the hidden pearl of Cabo de Gata The famous beach of San Pedro, the medieval castle that presides over it is in ruins and has a source of crystal clear fresh water. On the beach we will find a fun hippie atmosphere, with very unique and fun people. On this beach the boat will drop its anchor so that they can enjoy a very refreshing bath and without having snorkelling equipment enjoy the richness of the Posidonia seabed. We will also find very friendly fish that will not mind swimming with us if we give them some bread or chips. If you bring drinks or food, these are welcome on board the boat and at this stop it is time to enjoy an unforgettable appetizer at sea. Once this stop is finished, we will begin the return to the port of Carboneras and we will try to go further from the coast to contemplate the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata in its immense and incomparable Mediterranean beauty and also, since we will go further from the coast, we will try our luck to try see some cetacean like dolphins or Calderones. And after 4 hours of sailing in our modern and comfortable yacht, our skippers will arrive again at the port of Carboneras where this unforgettable experience will end. The boat is adapted for people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs. Pets are welcome. Points of geological and biological interest. With winds equal to or greater than 22 km/h we will cancel the departures and the amounts that have been paid will be returned. This activity is highly recommended to do with children and also with the elderly, since it is a safe and comfortable activity. I will be very happy to share this activity with you. It will be a nice memory of your vacations

Cabo de Gata: Stargazing Experience

9. Cabo de Gata: Stargazing Experience

After finding the meeting point, receive an introduction to the world of astronomy and stargazing from a specialized guide. Learn how to locate the North Star, the main constellations, and how to differentiate objects in the night’s sky. Relax with a mat, blanket, and pillow and gaze up at innumerable starts above the Mediterranean coast. Hear the mythical stories that are narrated about the most famous constellations. Finish the evening with a group photo.

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This week in September, my partner and I did the Kayak + Snorkel activity. We did it with Dani and Javi, lovely guys. We left very happy, because they made the activity very enjoyable. It was not the first time that I had done a kayak activity with a company and it had nothing to do with it. They took us through caves and explained many things of interest about the Cabo de Gata natural park and we made a stop to snorkel at Playazo de Rodalquilar. And at the beginning they explained to us how to use the paddle and what to do in any circumstance for people who were taking a kayak for the first time. They made us feel safe and we had fun with them. It was a very fun and entertaining experience.

An experience I had always wanted to try.....I wasn't disappointed. The 2 guides were friendly, helpful & knowledgable. After a quick lesson we set off from a beautiful cove in Las Negras and kayaked along the coast, into a cave & onto another cove for swimming. The scenery was spectacular & it was a great feeling to sit on the waves.

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.

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

The excursion was good we liked it a lot and the driver and guide cristian was very nice cheerful and attentive