Cabo de Gata-Níjar Nature Reserve
The park lies south of the Cabo de Gata's volcanic mountain chain in the province of Almería, covering both land and sea. With its isolated landscapes, wild beaches and creeks, this desert-like area only grows aloes and prickly pears. It's a popular haunt for scuba diving enthusiasts. The park's visitors' centre is near the Cabo de Gata lighthouse.
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