Enjoy the local cuisine in small restaurants by the sea or in whitewashed villages, and in fusion cuisine restaurants.
The best known products of the region are: extra virgin oil – we recommend the brand “Desierto de Tabernas” – or the products from the Almeria western Alpujarra, the wine of Padules in the valley of Andarax, homemade jams and fresh goat cheese.
Horse riding facilities
“Hípica Aguamarga” (a place for horseback riding) is located 100 metres from La Joya de Cabo de Gata. Its owner, Marta Ohm has designed very good facilities that offer horseback riding, excursions through the park, pony rides for kids and riding lessons.
Archaeological and scenic tour to Desierto de Tabernas (Parque Natural de Tabernas):
This route is for nature lovers of the purest kind. Along the route you can discover one of the unique desert landscapes of Europe – from Bad Lands to canyons, to the whimsical curves of watercourses. You can observe the flora and the fauna and ask the experts about anything that triggers your curiosity.
Ride in a 4 x 4 car
Take a ride in a 4 x 4 car with specialized guides capable in English, German and French. www.malcaminos.es
Nature trails in The Park
With Grupo 126, you can explore in 4×4 vehicles restricted areas where a guide can explain the special environmental values and features of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. It is also possible to hike and to bike. Visits to Centro de Interpretación de San José and Las Amoladeras are also possibilities. The guides speak different languages. www.cabodegata-nijar.com
Exploring the sea
Sea routes and sailboat rentals
The Nautica Puerto San Jose offers tours in coastal waters off the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. These tours offer many wonders: cliffs of countless shapes and colours, pristine beaches, spectacular views – an unforgettable experience for everyone. www.elcaboafondo.es
In Aguamarga beach you can rent canoes and inflatable boats
Some of the best virgin beaches of Spain are found in this Natural Park. They are located within an area designated as a Biosphere Reserve. The small and cosy beach of Aguamarga and also Cala Enmedio and Cala El Plomo, which are accessible on foot through ancient landscapes, are well known examples. It is also worth mentioning the legendary beaches of Los Genoveses and Monsul.
Diving and snorkelling
The crystal clear waters of Aguamarga and the National Park facilitate the existence of active diving centers. Some examples are, “Carboneras Scuba Club” www.buceocarboneras.com ; “La Isleta del Moro” www.la-isleta-del-moro.com
Bicycles and paragliding
Renting a bike with GPS or paragliding equipment or flights are also possible in the Park. Visit: www.caboactivo.com
Less than one hour’s drive from Aguamarga, there are several golf courses.
“Cortijo Grande Club de Golf” www.golfspain.com
“Marina Golf Mojácar”, www.marinagolf.com
“Alborán Golf” (El Toyo) www.alborangolf.com
Explore the geology of Cabo de Gata with www.geogata.es
Visits to the archaeological heritage in Almeria
Los Millares: this mineral deposit considered the largest in Europe corresponding to the Copper Age (2700 to 1800 BC) is located in the municipality of Santa Fe de Mondújar, some 17 km away from the capital of Almeria. Thousands of years ago, a major agricultural culture pioneered the introduction of copper metallurgy in the Western Mediterranean.
Museo Arqueológico en el centro de Almería
Located in the center of Almeria