Cabo de Gata
a host of experiences that will stay in your memory forever

Cabo de Gata, with its omnipresent nature, is a place with a cultural richness full of contrasts. Discover its historic villages, its gastronomy full of tradition and its local crafts.

The Andalusian corner of Cabo de Gata allows you to enjoy the unique and appreciated characteristics of the arid and rugged nature of the Natural Park.


Cabo de Gata is gastronomy, beaches, culture and routes and we want to accompany you to discover all its versions. Are you coming with us?


To know the coast of Almeria is to savour everything that makes it unique. For this reason, you should not miss all the gastronomic activities:

The red prawn is the unique variety that you will be able to taste in the town of Garrucha. The Raf tomato, or the sweetest tomato in the world, stands out for its intense flavour that makes it unbeatable compared to other varieties. Andalusia is home to the largest olive grove in the world. It is worth mentioning The Tabernas oil, produced in Almeria. Cristina Calvache wine is the Almeria wine recognised for its gold medal thanks to its 'knock-your-socks-off' flavour notes.

And for an authentic experience, we recommend you try the restaurants El Manteca, Casa Pepe, Asador Martín Fierro, la Gallineta, Bar La Plaza de Fernán Pérez, Lebeche or La isleta 4 nudos.  All of them located in the vicinity of Las Negras.

But if you prefer to connect with all your senses, don't miss the Mirador del Faro, Casa Pepe Las Negras, La Bodeguiya, Joe's Music art Dance, Bar Treze, bar la Mina or Trezemarket. Spaces where terraces with views, art and music guarantee a unique evening.

Beaches and coves

Almeria and its extensive coastline are characterised by their endless areas of beaches. Here are our favourites:

If what you are looking for is a beach with crystal clear water, Los Muertos Beach is for you. Another virgin beach, solitary and surrounded by fossilised dunes, is Cala Enmedio, in the area of Níjar. Cala del Plomo is another must for its calm and clean waters, ideal for snorkelling, as is Cala del Cuervo.

In the vicinity of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park is Rodalquilar Beach framed by mountains and the Castle of San Ramon. The beach of Mónsul, one of the obligatory places when visiting the coasts of Almeria. La Cala de la Medialuna, a fine sandy cove where you can enjoy a very quiet swim. Los Genoveses beach is the nudist area of golden dunes covered with vegetation and surrounded by areas of pine and eucalyptus trees. With a tropical appearance and between two hills is the Cala San Pedro, a place with turquoise water and fine sand. La Cala del Cuervo where kayaking or snorkelling are options to have a great time

La Cala del Carnaje, with black stones eroded by the sea and deep blue waters. La Cala de los Toros with pine trees, stones and black sand. Los Escullos, famous among diving enthusiasts. Cala Higuera, small and charming, located between cliffs that embrace it and protect it from the annoying Levante wind.

Cala Arena, ideal for an uncrowded day at the beach, located near the Cabo de Gata lighthouse and the Sirenas Reef. Corralete beach, next to the Cabo de Gata lighthouse, ideal for scuba diving due to its seabed teeming with life.


The handicraft activity of Almeria is a reflection of the different civilisations that have passed through it. Of all the handcrafted products you cannot miss:

Cerámica Baldo García, a craft workshop specialising in exclusive pieces and run by Baldo García Solís, a Master Craftsman recognised by the Junta de Andalucía. Alfarería Ángel y Loli, specialising in ceramics and esparto grass, maintains the pure essence of yesteryear. The Milagros shop produces wonders in ceramics, fabrics, engravings, etc. La Jarapa, in Níjar, you can see a large loom in operation.

Beyond the variety of craft activities we find places within the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata that you should not miss:


The Mesa Roldán Lighthouse, a viewpoint over the coastal area of the park and the surrounding mountain ranges. It currently houses a small lighthouse museum.

The Cortijo del Fraile is famous because it is where the famous Níjar crime took place, which inspired Federico García Lorca. Rodalquilarte is an open air exhibition of artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, poets and writers. The old gold mines can be visited in the village of Rodalquilar.  The Albardinal is the botanical garden specialising in the typical vegetation of the semi-arid areas of southeastern Andalusia. The lighthouse of Punta Polacra or Torre de los Lobos is the highest lighthouse in Spain.

The viewpoint of the Amatistas, one of the best places to enjoy the maritime landscape of Cabo de Gata and its volcanic profiles.  The Cabo de Gata Salt Flats where you can observe many types of birds such as the pink flamingos that inhabit it. From the Cabo de Gata lighthouse and the Sirenas viewpoint you can enjoy views of the Sirenas Reef and the steep cliffs that make up the seascape of Cabo de Gata. The Amoladeras Visitor Centre and Amoladeras Viewpoint offers a journey through the history and traditions of the area and the biodiversity of Cabo de Gata.

With more than 70 km of coastline, Cabo de Gata is home to some of the most picturesque villages in Spain.

Starting with what we could consider the capital of the Natural Park, you should not miss San José, where you can enjoy the best tourist offer of Cabo de Gata. Nor should you miss the hippie village with the most youthful life in the area, Las Negras. La Isleta del Moro, a fishing village surrounded by palm groves and one of the places where you can taste the best fish in the area. Agua Amarga with a seafaring past and a landscape tinged with whitewashed houses where the best thing to do is to lose yourself in its narrow streets. Rodalquilar, the mining town with a great history behind it. Carboneras where everything evokes a sea that tinges the Cabo de Gata-Níjar natural park with blue. La Barriada de Cabo de Gata with a family atmosphere and a promenade full of restaurants. Níjar is a small town considered one of "The most beautiful villages in Spain". Huebro is located near the peak of Colativí, where you can visit the refreshing spring of old mills. Mojácar is one of the villages that has best preserved its historical and natural heritage.


Paths full of charm with lots of things to tell you about. Here are the best routes to get lost and find yourself:

La Molata is a short route for all ages, which runs along the hill of La Molata where you can observe the great geological and biological wealth of Cabo de Gata. The Cerro del Cinto is the route that starts at the Rodalquilar mining installations.  San Pedro - El Plomo - Agua Amarga is an itinerary full of cliffs with abundant vegetation. Escullos - Isleta del Moro is the short itinerary full of volcanic cliffs and completely virgin coves. Vela Blanca, of high ecological value, whose vegetation will captivate you. Las Amoladeras is the path that runs through an area of coastal dunes, a stretch of mountain range, the Amoladeras viewpoint and a final steppe area.

This is the end of the immersion that we suggest you do in order to live the outdoor experience to the fullest and enjoy the wonders that surround us.

In this brief local guide you will find those recommendations that will make you feel as if you were a local of the area.