One of the most recommended activities in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park is to take a boat trip. With the ship tours apart from discovering the coastline from a completely different point of view you can access inaccessible coves from land, navigable caves and impressive cliffs that are only visible from the sea.
There are many companies dedicated to boat trips and departures are usually organized either from Las Negras, Agua Amarga or San José. The tours have a duration around two or three hours. The boat tours are made in motorboats with a maximum of 10 participants per route, each participant receives a life jacket and the routes do not move away from the coastline. A stop is made in some inaccessible cove from the shore to practice snorkel and enjoy the surroundings.
The guides will discover the most interesting areas of Cabo de Gata, the geology of the park, the marine and terrestrial fauna as well as the historical and anthropological curiosities of the park.
The main routes are:
This route starts from the coastal town of Las Negras to head south. We can admire the cliffs of La Molata, El Cuervo beach, Rodalquilar beach, Bergantin creek, up to the Polacra point, presided by its lighthouse and area. of integral marine reserve.
This walk will take us to three of the most emblematic and beautiful coves of Cabo de Gata. First we will visit Cala San Pedro, one of the last places where a hippie community coexists. The next stop is Cala del Plomo with a typical farmhouse in the area. The route reaches its end at Cala de En medio, which is not accessible by car.
The route leaves the town from Agua Amarga northward passing through the entire area of cliffs of Mesa Roldan, which are difficult to access on foot from land, here we will pass by small totally empty coves such as Cala del Castillo and Cala Sorbas. The trip ends at the magnificent Los Muertos Beach.
This walk leaves from the port of San José to go south navigating one of the most emblematic areas of the Natural Park. We will navigate through a totally virgin area that includes Genoveses Beach, Amarillos Cove, Príncipe Cove, Chica Cove, Barronal Beach and finally Mónsul Beach.
There are beaches that are very successful and have difficult access by land, which is why a private transfer service to these beaches has been enabled. This transfer can also be done in kayak by our own means or with a company of activities. The main transfers with motor boat are:
On the beach of Las Negras we will find boatmen who offer the trip to Cala San Pedro. This boat trip does not last more than ten minutes, however, from the ground it can be a walk of more than an hour.
En el puerto de Carboneras podemos contratar este servicio.
This transfer is not usual and must be contracted expressly. You can negotiate with a Las Negras boatman who normally makes the transfer to Cala San Pedro.
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