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

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

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.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Sunset Sailing Tour with cava

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.

Cabo de Gata: Guided Night Walk with Stargazing

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.

Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

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.

Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

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. Here you'll enjoy free time at your disposal to explore at your own pace the Old Town and discover the pristine Plaza Nueva, the statue of La Mojaquera, Parterre Square, and the beautiful Church of Santa Mária and more beautiful sites. Later you may relax on the panoramic terraces or 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 the viewing point of La Granatilla, which offers stunning views over the north coast of Cabo de Gata before being taken back to your pickup point.

Cabo de Gata: Stargazing Experience

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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What people are saying about Cabo de Gata Town

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Was a really nice activity. The guides were friendly and helped me when I struggled. The snorkeling could have been a bit longer. All in all a great experience. Thank you Angel :)

It has been a very good route, super nice guides who explained everything to you, from how to carry the calla to small information about the area we were in.

It was fun doing the Kayak for the first time. The tour guide and the staff were very friendly and very helpful. I really recommend it.

A very fun activity to try paddle surfing with very attentive and close guides with whom I learned very well how to do the activity.

Everything ! Our guide Christian drove us safely - and told us an incredible amount about the country and its people - thank you!