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Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

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The Cabo de Gata has become one of the most popular natural tourist destinations in Spain. With a coastal strip measuring 38,000 hectares and a strip of sea that is one mile wide, this is one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse coastal strips in the western Mediterranean.

It has 63 kilometers of coast with cliffs, beautiful virgin beaches and a seabed with a high environmental quality.
 

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The fauna and flora of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park is composed of species that are endemic or geographically limited to nearby areas, threatened or endangered species, species that represent an important economic contribution, and species that are considered indispensable for the normal development of ecosystems.

The vegetation of this area is made up of more than a thousand terrestrial species and about 250 marine species, among which there are some like the Posidonia Oceanica that has a great ecological importance. The fauna, on the other hand, is composed of a great variety of invertebrates, both marine and terrestrial.

In Cabo de Gata several activities are carried out that seek to take advantage of the natural resources without harming the natural environment of the park. Some of these activities contribute actively to the ecological balance, conservation and maintenance of this protected area. These activities also constitute an important part of the economic and social development of the population; however, because it is a protected area, these activities are regulated and controlled in a way that does not affect the ecosystem.

San Jose
 
San Jose - Cabo de Gata
 
Los Escullos
 
Los Escullos - Cabo de Gata
 
Cabo de Gata lighthouse
 
Cabo de Gata lighthouse
 
Perfect Climate

Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park has a perfect weather all year. It is a wonderful place for you to experience great outdoor life. There is very little rain here. In fact, reports are that this natural park experiences more than three thousand hours of sunlight yearly. It has a usual temperature of around twenty degrees with an increase usually in the months of July to August. This park makes a marvelous spot to chill and take in the some of the best beaches of Spain.

Cabo de Gata beaches

In Cabo de Gata you will find several of the best beaches on the Iberian peninsula.
  PNCGN-Playas

Attractive marine environment
 
Cabo de Gata submarine life
 
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park is an extraordinary tourist attraction. The terrain makes it ideal for horse riding, mountain biking or those great sightseeing walks.

Finally, to understand how well recommended it is to visit the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, in recent years prestigious media such as the New York Times and the Lonely Planet Guide have highlighted this park over other areas of the Mediterranean, raising this natural park to the category of paradise.


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