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Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hire a car and explore. This is a huge natural park, famous for many films over the years. Great for walking holidays or simply exploring by car and finding stunning little fishing villages along the breathtaking coastline.

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a half day, but make sure you stop to see wild flamingoes in the salt flats, and the stunning limestone cliffs by the sea. Don't expect any trees, as the flora in this part of Spain is very different to the rest of middle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to walk around and perhaps have a nice picnic on top of the hills the natural park is very large and overlooking the sea..easy to park next to the pic

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michaeldoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could be in a US desert but it's a few dozen square miles on the coast of Spain. Excellent hiking and some great beaches, quiet in November, just the right weather for exploring this unique area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank malbak
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive to the very end! Probably better seeing it early morning as the sun is straight at you in the afternoon making some photos too bright.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C7088VTdavidj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery marred by the eyesore of graffiti all along the barrier which is the viewing area for spectacular photos and scenery. The explanation signboard also covered in graffiti. Why oh why do people think this is fun?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hilymored
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The nature reserve stretches for miles with barren, volcanic mountains, deserts and coastal areas with secluded beaches and cliffs. The roads are generally good and were not too busy in October. Lots of wow factors if you like driving down steep roads and through barren...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 99rainraingoaway
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A must go if you are close by. Visit the lighthouse and the Salinas. Later head to San Jose and the beautiful beaches Genovese and Mosul with huge sand dunes

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thilo H
Reviewed 18 October 2018

drive around the whole area from Nijar to San Jose and see desert salt marshes beaches bird sanctuaries strange rock formations and colours abandoned mines and the settings for several films really great trip

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nickbuck13
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The beach is very pleasant but we couldn't get over the amount of rubbish around the fishing area. We went for a walk along the beach and picked up the one piece of plastic that we have heard that everyone should try to do.( we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sally L
27 August 2018|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
There’s a great one at Paraje Los Albacetes, Rodalquilar, near Nijar and it is named Oro y Luz (this is the company name). They do beach day excursions....not sure about ages etc but the guy who runs it has been going for... More
Pete M
25 February 2018|
Response from lindagoulding2 | Reviewed this property |
There is only one long street in the village so not possible to miss..some are real tourist shops so worth checking several for whatever you want... about 3km off the A7 motorway....bought some dishes there just last week... More
jJohn S
21 December 2017|
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Response from Ewelinakj | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I have no idea, there is a list of the birds when you get there and they have nice tourist center which you can visit , but not all days and not all along .
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