Parque Natural Cabo de Gata extends approximately five hundred square kilometres and includes one hundred and twenty square kilometres of the sea as a marine reserve. The park is declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. An area of special protection, the park is home to a wealth of wildlife and many rare plants that are native to the region.
The demand for rural tourism and destinations offering ecological values has increased in recent years. The Natural Park of the Cabo de Gata is such a place, in an away from it all location ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding, mountain biking and 4X4 excursions, the scenery is spectacular and there are numerous places of interest and traditional villages to be explored. For bird watching, the protected wet lands provide a fantastic array of species to be sighted.
Underwater, the coral reefs and colourful marine life invite divers and snorkellers while above the water activities change to sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, sea kayak and fishing. The beaches of the natural park are some of the most stunning in Spain, they offer a mix of easily accessible family beaches to out of the way idyllic hideaways.
Cabo de gata is home to the best beaches of Spain. Natural, virgin beaches that are worth spending a day. Some of these beaches are hard to reach and require some foot work to get there.