The park is one of the natural areas of Spain containing the highest number of protected species. It has one of the most arid environments in Europe. It is of volcanic origin, and its coasts and seabeds are considered some of the finest in the Spanish Mediterranean.
• Torregarcía (Retamar), a tower of the same name can be found here, containing the image of the Virgin of the sea, patron of Almeria.
• Playa de las Almoladeras (Cabo de Gata), protected for its Roman ruins.
• Playa de San Miguel (Cabo de Gata), urban area, sandy beach.
• Playa de la Almadraba de Montelva, urban area, with fine sand.
• Playa de la Fabriquilla, also an urban area, sandy beach.
• Cala Rajá (San José), stretches for about 120m.
• Cala Carbón (San José), stony beach, but with spectacular views.
• Cala de la Media Luna, named for its shape (half moon).
• Playa de Mónsul, one of the most wellknown, with parking and public transport in the summer, with fine sand and clear waters.
• Cala del Barronal, one of the best in the area
• Cala de los Amarillos, nudist, crystalline waters with very fine grey sand.
• Playa de Los Genoveses, with a lot of vegetation, shade, dunes, very large and sandy.
• Playa de San José, urban area, in the town itself with white sand and all services such as showers, restaurants, etc.
• Cala Higuera, stone beach but with impressive seabeds.
• Cala Chica, you have to walk some two kilometres to reach this, but it's worth it.
• Cala Grande (Los Escullos), like a lunar landscape, with dfficult access and pronounced slopes.
• Playa del Arco (Los Escullos), with grey sand and some stones.
• Playa del Peñón Blanco (La Isleta de Moro), grey sand and transparent waters.
• Cala de los Toros (La Isleta del Moro), unspoilt beach, with black sand and lots of greenery.
• El Playazo (Rodalquilar), very beautiful, with fine sand.
• Cala del Cuervo (Las Negras), the beach for the campsite La Caleta, with some stony parts, but fine sand on the shore.
• Playa de Las Negras, with sand, gravel and stones.
• Cala San Pedro, nudist, 4 km from Las Negras, with fine sand.
• Cala del Plomo (Agua Amarga), hidden, with lots of stones and sand near the shore.
• Cala de Enmedio, nudist, with difficult access, nice sand in a spectacular environment.
• Playa de Agua Amarga, urban area, with fine grey sand.
• Playa de Los Muertos (Carboneras), with coarse sand, comfortable and very transparent waters.
Las Negras is a village belonging to the municipality of Níjar, in the province of Almería. It is located within the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park. The distance to the capital is about 50 km.
Legend has it that this village was founded after a tragedy; the men from the nearby town of San Pedro (Cala San Pedro), experienced a terrible night at sea and were shipwrecked. Their women were widowed and had to approach the rest of the villages in order to survive; the new settlement was named after these founding members, dressed in black for mourning.
It is a quiet, picturesque village with good people; birthplace of many artists, sculptors, photographers, painters, musicians...
The beach is bounded by the Cala del Cuervo om the south and the Cerro Negro om the north side.
It has all the information services and restoration as well as showers and bins.
The beach can be reached from the village. Surveillance on the beach, by the Red Cross that runs on a regular basis, especially in summer, the large influx of tourists.
At the foot of the Cerro Negro, there are other coves and caves where diving is highly recommended: Cala Hernández, la Piedra Colorá…
In fact, there is a diving club in the village.
In its seabed include varieties such as groupers, moray eels and octopuses …
There are also Posidonia meadows (Posidonia Oceanica), which harbor the smaller species...
To eat tapas, there are different restaurants and bars, there is also a small supermarket and a tobacco shop.
There is also a Medical Center.
Boat trips, diving center, hiking, bicycle...