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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.



Majestic oasis on Playa de Galpiyuri Beach

Playa de Galpiyuri BeachAs in our understanding beach is usually connected with sea or other source of water that can be seen, and therefore majority of people love to spend time on the beach looking at the endless horizon, enjoying the views and thinking about the infinity of life and waters. Really deep impressions one can get while visiting the longest in the world Coxs Bazar Beach or amazing Malta Golden Bay. Though Playa de Galpiyuri is a unique place in this sense, it is a beach without the sea and even without any other visible sources of water.

Playa de Galpiyuri translates from Spanish as Galpiyuri Beach. It is a small beach in the shape of a seashell, located in the middle of grassy meadows near Llanes, a small town in the northern part of the central coast of Spain. The beach is not big and is located about 100 meters from the sea and it would seem to have no possible connections with it. But it is actually linked with the sea through a network of old underground caves, through which the water runs and feeds this small bay. Therefore it is truly a beach without the sea, well, without a visible sea, as the source of the water is still the located nearby sea. 



Dignified arches on Praia de Augas Santas

Praia de Augas SantasAbout 10 kilometers from the Spanish city of Ribadeo (in the autonomous community of Galicia) is a unique place Praia de Augas Santas (translated from the local language as the Holy Water Beach), which became known among tourists as Playa de Las Catedrales (Cathedral Beach). This place is interesting because of its natural arches of the Gothic form in height reaching even more than 30 meters, which become visible in all its glory only during low tide. Coastal rocks under the influence of salt water and the wind turned to the magnificent monuments with numerous recesses and labyrinths, among which love to wander photographers, selecting the most successful shots. Arches in Praia de Augas Santaslook as tremendous as famous islands in Halong Bay or legendary huge boulders from Koekohe Beach.

These amazing and solid arches were formed by nature during a long term of time and water currents. Once you get to this place you can think that these arches were made by people or are because of the distraction of some old buildings previously located here, but it is not the case here. In fact  Praia de Augas Santas is quite different from human-made resorts like comfortable Sigayya Beach or shining Glass Beach. Unique arches create the atmosphere of the mystery around this place. Standing under one of these arches you feel yourself as a tiny little person among the stone giants that are clashed together in a fight!


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