Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion
- Duration: 3 hours
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.
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.
Guide could have warned us about the rocks, now my friend hurt her foot. The surroundings were beautiful. It was a great experience
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.
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 t...
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.
Very good organized and informative trip. Guilermo is a great guide and also Christian the bus driver (I hope I remember names well) , very helpful and careing. Beautiful landscapes, the price is equal. 100/100 suggest!
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 f...
Visit famous locations such as El Cabo de Gata Lighthouse, with its view of Mermaid's Reef, and the Amoladeras Interpretation Center. Your inner biologist will adore the wetlands and salt flats where a great diversity of species dwell. Tiptoe on the beaches of Mónsul and Genoveses, shooting locale for films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Take a rest on the beaches of San José village before discovering the rock formations and castle of Los Escullos, and the town of Rodalquilar, where the ruins of old gold mines were discovered in 1864. Finally, a stop at the Cortijo de los Frailes, where Federico García Lorca was inspired by a tragic event to write Weddings of Blood. At around 6:00 p.m., you'll return to Almería and Roquetas de Mar.
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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.
Wonderful experience along the coast of San Jose, professionalism on the part of Jorge, our monitor who explains each of the details of the natural park, without a doubt we will repeat.
Very good guide. A pleasant walk knowing the history of the park and learning. Highly recommended.
We have really enjoyed this tour. It is not cheap but it is worth every euro it costs.
Great few hours kayaking, never tried it before but soon got the hang of it