Hiking in Cabo de Gata Nature park
Type of Tour
Hiking through Andalusia, Self-guided
7 days and 6 nigths
Departure - Destination
San José - Agua Amarga
Number of participants
Hiking in the Cabo de Gata Nature reserve
Why should you go hiking in the Cabo de Gata Nature reserve?
The Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve has besides wild cliffs with spectacular views, natural and paradisiacal beaches like the famous Genoveses or Mónsul, and other small coves only reachable by foot. Wherever we look, within the Nature park, there are traces of volcanic activity, erosion and sedimentation. Volcanism has in Cabo de Gata its most important manifestation in Spain.
The climate is perfect for hiking all year round (except summer). Even in winter time with an average temperature of about 19 °C and an average annual rainfall of only 156 mm you can enjoy the sun, the mild temperature, and the tranquility of Cabo de Gata.
Volcanoes and wild cliffs
This hiking tour in the Cabo de Gata Nature reserve will lead you through a vulcanic landscape of great geological variety, with castings lava domes and fossil beaches, between agaves and cactus, typical of a semiarid climate unique in Europe. Despite the semi-arid conditions, the soil of Cabo de Gata hosts a rich flora that has adapted to the rain-starved environment. Some of the approximately 1,000 species of vascular plants are endemic to the park and Europe’s only native palm, the dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) thrives here.
Gold mines and western villages
The villages you will hike through are special too! While hiking around Rodalquilar, an old mining town, you will pass some old gold mines! And what about the small typical fishing village Isleta de Moro? The small boats near the beach, the white houses of modest fishermen and the extraordinary peace during most parts of the year…an excellent place to try fried or grilled fresh fish!
Come hiking in the Cabo de Gata Nature park; disconnect and enjoy the great views of the cliffs and over the crystal-clear water.