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

1. 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.

From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

2. From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

Start your coastal cruise in the traditional fishing port of Carboneras. Sail to la Cala del Corral and las Salinicas. Admire the crystal-clear waters and volcanic cliffs of Playa de los Muertos.  Then, navigate the Cabo de Mesa Roldan. See its fossilized coral reef and the Mesa Roldán Lighthouse. Continue on to Cala Puente, Cala Sorbas, and Cala Castillo until you arrive at the small fishing town of Agua Amarga. Marvel at the best views of this small town from the sea. Drop anchor at the secluded Cala de Enmedio. Swim and snorkel in its clear waters before heading back to the port of Carboneras.

Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

3. 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.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

4. Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

Meet your instructor 100 meters from where you will be entering the water. Listen to a safety briefing and then receive your mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit. Before entering the water, you will listen to an introduction about the natural environment of the area. Hear about the history of the area, its volcanic origin, and the biodiversity you will encounter while snorkeling. Once you have learned how to use the equipment correctly, the guide will accompany you on an itinerary designed to observe the three types of marine ecosystems existing in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. First, explore one of the best-preserved Posidonia meadows in the entire Mediterranean, which shelters hundreds of different species. Next, explore underwater caves, and narrow gaps in the rock that you can swim through. These formations are thanks to the recent volcanic activity of the area. Then continue to the third distinct area. Since underwater fishing is prohibited in this environment, most of the fish will not be frightened by your presence, so you can observe them up close. The guide will be watching out at all times for the safety of the group, warning you of any possible dangers and ensuring you feel safe and comfortable. When your guided snorkeling experience is over, swim back to the original meeting point to return your equipment.

Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Caves and Los Muertos Sailing Tour

5. Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Caves and Los Muertos Sailing Tour

Daily departures from Carboneras visiting the most emblematic coves of Cabo de Gata such as Playa de los Muertos, Cala Arena, Cala Enmedio, Cala El Plomo or the famous Agua Amarga. We will make a stop to swim and snorkel in the cove that has the best weather conditions that day depending on the winds. If you wish, you can swim ashore to relax on the fine sands of these beaches. Then we will return to Carboneras open to the sea to try to see a pod of dolphins or other cetaceans. Adapted activity. Schedules The activity has guaranteed daily departures all year round at 10:00 if the capacity of 10 people is completed, we will schedule departures at 4:00 p.m. With winds equal to or greater than 25 km/h we will cancel the outings, we will refund the amounts paid or we will reschedule your activity. This excursion, due to its characteristics, is highly recommended for children regardless of age, because the boat has all the necessary safety elements to make it a unique experience. Children and adults will have life jackets adapted to their size. This activity is also recommended for people with reduced mobility because the pier and the boat are accessible.

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.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park Snorkeling

7. 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.

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

8. 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

From Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Sunset Sailing Tour with Cava

9. From Carboneras: Cabo de Gata 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.

Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

10. Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

Discover the history and culture of Andalusia’s beautiful rustic towns and surrounding countryside. First, travel through Cabo de Gata Natural Park, one of Europe’s last areas of untouched nature. Your English-speaking guide will take you to see captivating landscapes, ruined castles, volcanic rock formations, coral reefs, pristine beaches, and hidden coves.  You will then arrive in the charming Moorish village of Mojácar, with its white-washed houses and stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline. Next, enjoy a drink at the tourist center at the beautiful Mojácar Beach. Then delve deeper into history as you enter the Old Town and discover the pristine Plaza Neuva, the statue of La Mojáquera, Parterre Square, and the beautiful Church of Santa Maria and more beautiful sites. Next, enjoy some free time to relax on the panoramic terraces, or stay in town and shop for souvenirs or feel free to savor a typical Andalusian lunch.  Then, you will head to the scenic village of Carboneras, which was used as a location in various films, including Lawrence of Arabia. Marvel at Playa de los Muertos, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, before being taken back to your pickup point.

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What people are saying about Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 143 reviews

We booked in his trip for a birthday surprise for a 68 fit year old! All relaxed, full instructions given then off we went into the kayack with iced water given also. We traveled around the coast being given the history and photos taken en route. Snorkeling came in a bay half way where we saw fish. Then back. Very good morning out and definitely recommend this as easy to book and full support at all times during the session.

A great experience !! The beautiful views and the very cool snorkeling time. The activity is very complete and can be done even if you have never done it. The monitors are charming, Super nice and professional.

Superb landscapes, very friendly guide and above all a long time of free time on the magnificent beach

We have really enjoyed this tour. It is not cheap but it is worth every euro it costs.

Very good experience. The captain of the boat very friendly