This area is filled with beautiful contrasts, where the steril and dry scenery of the east of Almeria is mixed with the fresh blue waters of the Mediterrenean Sea. It is the spot where the mountainous range of Cabo de Gata gets in the sea.
This is an area of fantastic contrast; where the barren, burned out landscape of eastern Almeria meets the fresh azure waters of the Mediterranean sea. Where the spectacular Sierra del Cabo de Gata pluges dramatically into the sea. Cabo de Gata has some amazing beaches set amongst some fantastic natural rocky scenery. It's a very popular diving and snorkeling spot. The cliffs have a fantastic grandeur. The whole place looks, feels and is completely unique.
The Cabo de Gata - Nijar natural park is the first marine park in Andalucia. It was created in 1987 and covers an area of 38,000 hectares of dry land. There's also 12,000 hectares of land underwater.
The climate here is Mediterranean sub-desert. The average air temperatures are around 20°C. The sea temperature is 17°C. It does rain much here; they only get about 100mm each year. It's incredibly sunny; they get about 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.
This area is largely undeveloped, mainly because of the sub-desert character of the landscape. There are no proper towns here, just a few small villages. Having said that, development in this area has already started and is sure to expand.
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