Cabo de Gata
The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata falls within the municipality of Níjar. Within the Park are a number of villages and small towns. The Níjar region has a relatively small population, but the inhabitants are spread over such a wide area 600 sq. kms that it is one of the largest municipalities in Spain. The area is well worth a visit if you are interested in wildlife but it is also a wonderful place for simply taking in the beauty of the area. Expect to see dramatic coastlines of steep cliffs or rolling dunes; secluded beaches and sleepy fishing villages and a great deal of evidence of the area’s varied past – from Moorish castles to British gold mining towns.