The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar is the first sea-land Park of Andalusia, Spain.
It is a volcanic park and marine-terrestrial space larger surface and ecological relevance of all the European Western Mediterranean.
With one of the most beautiful coastlines and ecological wealth of the western Mediterranean and an area of 38,000 hectares, to which must be added a strip of sea a mile wide (12,000 hectares), the Cabo de Gata Natural Park has become for tourism in one of the natural jewels of Almería, Andalusia and Spain.
Along the coast are preserved forts and watch towers like the Tower of San Pedro, the fortress of San Ramon, San Felipe and many others.
Protection of Natural Park Cabo de Gata
Besides the figure of Parkland 1987 granted the Cabo de Gata has the following types of protection:
Special Zone for SPAs ProtecciÛn Birds (1989)
RAMSAR Wetland of International Importance (1989) Salinas del Cabo de Gata
Biosphere Reserve (1997)
Importance Specially Protected Area for Mediterr · neo ZEPIM (2001)
Since 2008, it joined the ECST (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism)
The ecological importance of the Cabo de Gata is in its origin, volcanic nature, semiarid climate, sea-land character.