The urban nucleus of Nijar is not inside the Natural Park, but it is still worth visiting.
It is a town of white houses where the Arabic Wells, the beautiful Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, the old Market Square and the Atalaya neighborhood stand out.
It is one of the largest municipalities in Spain and in its municipal area there are several localities within the protection area of the Natural Park:
San Jose, Pozo de los Frailes, Boca de los Frailes, Los Escullos, La Isleta del Moro Arraez, Rodalquilar, Las Hortichuelas, Las Negras, Fernan Perez and Agua Amarga.
Nijar has been declared one of the most beautiful towns in Spain due to its picturesque urban planning of medieval origin, made up of white houses, narrow stone streets and facades permanently decorated with flowers.
In its natural environment, you can find mountains, desert landscapes and Mediterranean coasts, which gives it a unique diversity in the region. Its flora and fauna are also very rich, with a great variety of species found in its surroundings.
Tourism is the most developed economic activity in the municipality of Nijar, which is one of the favourite destinations of thousands of travellers from all over the world, who are drawn by its natural beauty, its pleasant climate and the many attractions found within the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park.
As for handicrafts, the jarapas are famous – a very colourful typical fabric of the region, with which rugs, blankets and bedspreads are made, using artisan looms.