Cabo de Gata neighborhood is the southernmost population of the park and the closest to the capital, in fact, this neighborhood belongs to the municipality of Almeria. With just over a thousand people this village had traditionally devoted to fishing, today combines this activity with intensive agriculture in greenhouses near the area.
This town has a boardwalk parallel to its long beach where you can find restaurants where to taste typical local products, bars or cafes where on a quiet terrace to enjoy the view with a drink or a cocktail and ice cream to cool off. Because the fishing traditions of the neighborhood this is a great place to sample fresh local fish cooked in the traditional manner. It must be said that although no tall buildings, all of them have two-story buildings are at most three, the set has no the uniformity of white houses you see in other village in the nature reserve as Rodalquilar, Agua Amarga or Las Negras, on giving three examples. Nevertheless it is a great place to walk, relax with a swim and eat. The sunsets are spectacular from its shores.
In the beach you can see the fishing boats beached on the sand. At night the boats went out to fish and during the day the bathers used its shadow to shelter from sun. Near the place you can visit the Saltworks of Cabo de Gata, the lighthouse and gazebo, or the interpretation center of the Amoladeras nature.
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