Special dates 9:30 h. 59,00 € / Adult, 37 € / Child (3-11 years)
Full-day Shore Excursion from the Cruising port of Almeria to discover the unique Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, the only volcanic area in the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish Mediterranean's last truly wild coast. Customized excursion in order to ensure your timely return to the Port of Almeria.
Our staff will be waiting for you at the Cruise Ship Pier in Almeria. We'll start our shore excursion with a comfortable, scenic drive through breathtaking countryside, un unspoiled area sorrounded by old volcanoes, cliffs, small fishing villages, hidden coves, beautiful viewing points and salt lakes where you can admire the pink flamingoes. Our first stop is by the the Lighthouse of Cabo de Gata and the Mermaids Reef a beautiful viewing point over Mediterranean, we drive along the old fishermen villages of San Miguel de Cabo de Gata and La Isleta del Moro, as well as the former mining village Rodalquilar. At noon we can enjoy a typical lunch (not included). Along this excursion we will stop frequently in order to enjoy the different countryside offered by the Coast of Almeria. In the afternoon we will have some free time at the fishermen village of San Jose. Here, in summertime you have the opportunity to swim in a beautiful white sand beach with clear blue water. After this free time we will return to our ship. Arrival at Almeria Cruising Port and the end of our service.
Included in our prices:
- Customized excursion to the Natural Park Cabo de Gata in order to ensure your timely return to the Port of Almeria.
- Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier.
- English-speaking tour escort.
- In summer we recommend to bring a baththing suit and a towel.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursion for organizational reasons. For a full & comprehensive visit, this tour normally operates from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm. Should the ship leaves earlier from Almeria, Pepe Tours will adapt the itinerary in order to arrive on time for the ship departure.
The whole day through you will enjoy the beautiful environment of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, with its specific flora and fauna, the unmatched view over the coast, a confluence of mountains and coast.
The “Cabo de Gata”, one of the milestones of the Mediterranean Coast in the southeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula, the extreme part of a volcanic mountain range that makes the eastern border between the lowlands of Almeria and the Land of Nijar. The contact with the sea is characterized through the presence of beautiful cliffs, alternated with little beaches which were used by seamen as shelter. Pirates used them to hide themselves and to ambush. For centuries pirates were active in this area and as a result of this hardly any steady population settled here. This led to a very good preservation of this whole area. The largest variety of birds is concentrated in summertime, but any season is suitable for watching different birds such as avocets, stilts, herons, seagulls, ducks and above all flamingos.
Isleta del Moro is a little touristic fishermen village, next to an enormous rock and a little island to which it owns its name, in the past often visited by Arabs and pirates searching for treasures. One suspects that it was the Berber leader Mohamed Arráez who gave his name to the village. It is constituted by a little group of white houses where simple people live, who since time immemorial have been engaged in fishing although nowadays this is diminishing more and more.
San Jose was established as a fishing hamlet in the Bay of San Jose. But at present this little village has replaced its fishing activities with a sustainable touristic development. In accordance with the beauty and the forms of the environment, it has converted itself in to the touristic center of the Park. From San Jose one has access to the beaches of Los Genoveses and El Monsul, the most spectacular virgin beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.
Originally Rodalquilar is a mining village, situated in a valley of an exceptional beauty, surrounded by mountains and hills full with mines, now without activity. The fact that it finds itself within the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata – Nijar has favored the rehabilitation of some older houses in Rodalquilar, alternating with the ruins of the old houses of the miners.
Cabo de Gata is a unique natural area, unique in Europe, with contrasting country sides and a game of light that impresses anyone who visits this Park. With one of the most beautiful coastlines of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, full of ecological richness, the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata has developed itself into one of the natural jewels of Almeria, Andalusia and of the whole of Spain.