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Virgin Cabo de Gata Beach

Cabo de Gata BeachAlmeriais, perhaps, one of the most neglected and remote provinces of Spain, located beyond the usual tourist routes and it hides an amazing cultural heritage, ecological richness and beautiful scenery. Beaches here are not so famous as glamorous resort Las Salinas Beach in Ibiza. But nature in Almeriais is definitively worth visiting.
The most amazing place here is the natural park of Cabo de Gata, located about 17 km from Almeria. This nature reserve is one of the driest areas in Europe and one of the few regions of the continent, of volcanic origin. Once you are here you should also visit the Sierra de Cabrera, a small town of Carboneras and San Andres Island, which the Andalusian Government declared a natural monument. At the same time, the park has a stunning variety of flora and fauna, as it is effected by the Mediterranean and North Africa, which provides the place with the unique microclimate: the average summer temperature here is about 25C and in the winter the temperature doesn’t get below average of 12-15C. This temperate climate is not only very healthy, but also allows people to be open and welcoming. Another feature of the weather Almeria is a breeze: the average number of windy days is 307 per year, ideal for water sports.



Cabo de Gata Beach

Inviting spot for divers

Undoubtedly, the main tourist attraction of the Natural Park Cabo da Gata is its beaches and the sea bottom, full of reef, Roman remains, such as amphorae, crockery and even Spaniard ship fleet (dated back to 1745), the pride of King Philip the Fifth. Natural Park has become a real attraction for divers from all over Europe in order to take a dive and see this magnificent historic site with their own eyes. This place is as popular among divers as piece of paradise - Matira Beach and unforgettable Punta Cana.
 

Places with virgin nature

In addition to that, the province of Almeria has the best virgin beaches in Spain, including the beach Algarrobico, where the film "Lawrence of Arabia" was made, beach El Corral, beach Playa de los Muertos, beach Playa de los Genoveses, Isla del Moro and other. Beautiful scenery of these places reminds untouched nature of Maya Bay and glory of Playa de Galpiyuri Beach.

This place is not only amazing due to its beautiful and very attractive for water sports lovers sea, but also due to the surrounding areas. Near the natural park of Cabo de Gata  there is a Miguel de Cabo de Gata - a small fishing village. Not far away from the beach you can see flamingos in the "Reserve Salinas."

Challenging history of Cabo de Gata

The first inhabitants settled in the Mediterranean area of the natural park of Cabo de Gata about 10,000 years ago, in particular in the field Escullos, a small village (62 registered inhabitants) and mainly engaged in fishing. Here you can find wonderful beaches (Playa del Arco and Embarcadero Creek), hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Also in Escullos can be found a beautiful castle (Castillo de San Felipe), built in 1800 to protect the coast from attacks. In Cabo de Gato tourists can have both: great rest in sandy beach similar to world-known Mission Beach and lots of places to be discovered as well as in Haolong Bay.

Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians began frantic trading activities with the residents of Cabo de Gata, thus, cultural and technological achievements of Greece and Mesopotamia appeared in the Iberian Peninsula. Not far from Nijar one can visit archaeological sites and villages Inox La Matanza.
In 218 BC The Romans came to Spain and began pooling the Iberian Peninsula. Soon, the Romans took great interest in the Mediterranean region: they built factories, salt mines, founded the city, built ports for trade and opened numerous mineral deposits for delivery in Rome.