Excursion to Cabo de Gata from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria
Excursion to Cabo de Gata from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria
Daytrip to Cabo de Gata with English speaking guide
Daytrip to Cabo de Gata from Roquetas de Mar. A beautiful coach trip through the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata – Nijar, Almeria, visiting the Lighthouse of Cabo de Gata and the Mermaids Cliffs, exploring hidden coves and virgin beaches, the fishermen villages of La Isleta del Moro and San Jose, as well as the famous saltlakes of Cabo de Gata and an observation point for birds. Discover the unspoiled Mediterranean Coast of Almeria with English speaking guides.
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar with destination the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. We visit the Lighthouse of Cabo de Gata, we drive along the old fishermen villages of San Miguel de Cabo de Gata and La Isleta del Moro, and discover the largest fossilized dune in the Natural Park at Los Escullos, where the erosion of wind, rain and sea waves carved impressive shapes. Along this excursion we will stop frequently in order to enjoy the different country sides offered by the Coast of Almeria. At noon we will enjoy free time in San Jose, a beautiful white washed village where we find a magnificent fine sand beach. Free time for lunch and enjoy its crystal-clear waters. In the afternoon we will return to the hotels. Arrival at Roquetas de Mar and the end of our service.
* Complete your experience with some optional activities: Add more excitement to the excursion by booking, optionally, a magnificent boat trip along the Costa de Almeria. We offer 2 types of activities:
An unforgettable experience sailing in a transparent canoe (kayak) that allows you to contemplate the seabed, its fauna and flora as you have never seen it before.
A magnificent guided boat trip (semi-rigid inflatable boat / zodiac type) along the coves of Cabo de Gata. Enjoy the coves of Almeria with different boat routes.
Included in our prices:
– Travel insurance
– Transportation by modern coach with air conditioning system
– English speaking tour guide during the whole excursion.
|PRICE PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2023 - 2024)|
|ADULT||from 39 €|
|CHILD (3 – 11 years)||from 26 €|
More information about Cabo de Gata
The whole day through you will enjoy the beautiful environment of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, with its specific flora and fauna, the unmatched view over the coast, a confluence of mountains and coast.
The “Cabo de Gata”, one of the milestones of the Mediterranean Coast in the south-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula, the extreme part of a volcanic mountain range that makes the eastern border between the lowlands of Almeria and the Land of Nijar. The contact with the sea is characterized through the presence of beautiful cliffs, alternated with little beaches which were used by seamen as shelter. Pirates used them to hide themselves and to ambush. For centuries pirates were active in this area and as a result of this hardly any steady population settled here. This led to a very good preservation of this whole area. The largest variety of birds is concentrated in summertime, but any season is suitable for watching different birds such as avocets, stilts, herons, seagulls, ducks and above all flamingos.
At Los Escullos we find the largest fossilized dune in the Natural Park, where the erosion of wind, rain and sea waves carved impressive shapes. And crowning the dune, we find the Castle of San Felipe, built to prevent attacks by Berber pirates who sailed along these coasts during the XVI – XVIII centuries.
Isleta del Moro is a little touristic fishermen village, next to an enormous rock and a little island to which it owns its name, in the past often visited by Arabs and pirates searching for treasures. One suspects that it was the Berber leader Mohamed Arráez who gave his name to the village. It is constituted by a little group of white houses where simple people live, who since time immemorial have been engaged in fishing although nowadays this is diminishing more and more.
San Jose was established as a fishing hamlet in the Bay of San Jose. But at present this little village has replaced its fishing activities with a sustainable touristic development. In accordance with the beauty and the forms of the environment, it has converted itself in to the touristic centre of the Park. From San Jose one has access to the beaches of Los Genoveses and El Monsul, the most spectacular virgin beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.
Originally Rodalquilar is a mining village, situated in a valley of an exceptional beauty, surrounded by mountains and hills full with mines, now without activity. The fact that it finds itself within the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata – Nijar has favoured the rehabilitation of some older houses in Rodalquilar, alternating with the ruins of the old houses of the miners.
Cabo de Gata is a unique natural area, unique in Europe, with contrasting country sides and a game of light that impresses anyone who visits this Park. With one of the most beautiful coastlines of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, full of ecological richness, the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata has developed itself into one of the natural jewels of Almeria, Andalusia and of the whole of Spain.
Enjoy beautiful views where magic and loneliness mingle!
Please note that
Exceptionally, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be altered and modified for organizational reasons. Note. In order to confirm the departure from Almerimar, a minimum number of participants is required. In case we cannot form the group, you must come to Roquetas de Mar or your booking might be canceled and we will proceed on refunding.