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From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

1. From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

Start your coastal cruise in the traditional fishing port of Carboneras. Sail to la Cala del Corral and las Salinicas. Admire the crystal-clear waters and volcanic cliffs of Playa de los Muertos.  Then, navigate the Cabo de Mesa Roldan. See its fossilized coral reef and the Mesa Roldán Lighthouse. Continue on to Cala Puente, Cala Sorbas, and Cala Castillo until you arrive at the small fishing town of Agua Amarga. Marvel at the best views of this small town from the sea. Drop anchor at the secluded Cala de Enmedio. Swim and snorkel in its clear waters before heading back to the port of Carboneras.

Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

2. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this scenic drive through the Tabernas Desert, situated between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de Alhamilla. Boasting over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, annual rainfall of a mere 200 millimeters and temperatures ranging from 23° F to 118° F (-5°C to 48°C), the gray tones of the desert’s gullies, ravines, and other geological formations turn golden when the sun rests on them at sunset. Essential to the history of cinema in Almeria, Tabernas Desert served as a location for hundreds of movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia.” Dozens of spaghetti westerns, such as “A Fistful of Dollars, “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” gave rise to an era of rampant shooting. Adventure stories war films, and science fiction films have all made use of the landscape, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Conan the Barbarian", "Game of Thrones", or "The Crown". Marvel at the desert’s similarity to the American badlands, and the deserts of north Africa and Arabia. En route, you will learn about the geological formation of this extraordinary place, including the flora and fauna that somehow manage to survive there.

Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

3. Daytrip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park

Tucked into the south-eastern corner of Spain lies one of the few remaining unspoiled stretches of the Mediterranean coast: Cabo de Gata. Spend a day exploring this untouched region with a day-long bus trip to Cabo de Gata–Nijar Natural Park Accompanied by your guide, you will be transported to a captivating landscape of dizzying cliffs, ruined castles, volcanic rock formations, coral reefs, pristine beaches and hidden coves - all virtually unchanged since the days of the Phoenicians. Mermaid Reef, the fishing village of La Isleta del Moro, and the lighthouse of Cabo de Gata are but a few of the many highlights of this tour. Featuring one of the most beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean and vast ecological diversity, Cabo de Gata is, without a doubt, one of Europe's last areas of untouched nature.

Almería: 4x4 Tour of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

4. Almería: 4x4 Tour of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

After meeting your guide in Almeria, you will head out for the natural park with your guide and skilled 4x4 driver. The first stop of the tour is at the Fishing Association at Cabo de Gata, where you will see a defensive tower and the San Miguel Church. Next, you will be driven to the Mermaid Reef where you will be able to see the beautiful landscapes featuring rock formations that peek from the water.  Next drive up a volcanic mountain, from where you will be able to see over 9 kilometers of untouched beaches. After taking in the view, head down to these beaches where you'll be able to see a lava tongue and volcanic ash along the way. In the summer the tour will stop at one of the beaches for a swimming break before heading to an abandoned farm in the park. The last stop of the tour will be the salt flats which are home to many flamingos. Here you will be able to get out and explore the salt flats yourself, before leaving the park and concluding the tour

Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

5. Day trip to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Mojacar

Discover the history and culture of Andalusia’s beautiful rustic towns and surrounding countryside. First, travel through Cabo de Gata Natural Park, one of Europe’s last areas of untouched nature. Your English-speaking guide will take you to see captivating landscapes, ruined castles, volcanic rock formations, coral reefs, pristine beaches, and hidden coves.  You will then arrive in the charming Moorish village of Mojácar, with its white-washed houses and stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline. Next, enjoy a drink at the tourist center at the beautiful Mojácar Beach. Then delve deeper into history as you enter the Old Town and discover the pristine Plaza Neuva, the statue of La Mojáquera, Parterre Square, and the beautiful Church of Santa Maria and more beautiful sites. Next, enjoy some free time to relax on the panoramic terraces, or stay in town and shop for souvenirs or feel free to savor a typical Andalusian lunch.  Then, you will head to the scenic village of Carboneras, which was used as a location in various films, including Lawrence of Arabia. Marvel at Playa de los Muertos, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, before being taken back to your pickup point.

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What people are saying about Almeria

I went at the beginning of December and luckily for me it wasn't as cold or windy as it had been just a few days before. As a solo traveller, I was able to sit at the front of the 4x4 and listen to my guide and ask questions as and when needed. The rest of the group were Spanish and so as I understand Spanish I was able to keep up with the information being provided by the lovely guide who was more that happy to translate in English whenever I needed it. The guide was really good and provides a lot information about the desert and as she speaks French, Spanish and English fluently, I could see why there have been so many good reviews about her and this excursion. I would definitely recommend it.

Christina Talks English, French & Spanish. She was an Expert and shows us locations in the desert we had Never expected. She explained it very clear and with photos. We were impressed. We van recommend Christina & the Tour to everybody. Lovely regards from Berlin. Conny & Martin

Genial! Todo fantástico y nuestra guía muy amable y con mucho conocimiento de la zona. Paramos en muchos puntos de interés del desierto y la guía nos iba enseñando fotos de escenas de los rodajes. Unos paisajes increíbles. Totalmente recomendable!

The rock formations were really interesting and it was cool to see all the sites where the different movies like Indiana Jones were filmed! Guide was friendly and brought us around to many different locations and answered any questions we had :)

Cristina is a competent guide who teaches us a lot about the desert. The visit is very lively and the guide is attentive to all questions. Hike to do absolutely.