Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

nature park in Almería Province, Spain

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is in the south-eastern corner of Spain. It is Andalusia's largest coastal protected area. It is a wild and isolated landscape with some of Europe's most original geological features. It is the only region in Europe with a Warm Desert climate.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Arrecife de las Sirenas.jpg
Arrecife de las Sirenas.
LocationAlmería Province, Andalusia, Spain
Nearest cityAlmería
Area460 km²
Visitors500,000 (in 1998)
Governing bodyJunta de Andalucia
Official nameSalinas del Cabo de Gata
DesignatedDecember 5, 1989 [1]

Cabo de Gata-Níjar was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[2]


  1. "Ramsar List". Retrieved 16 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Retrieved 2014-10-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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