Enjoy Cabo de Gata

Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata - Níjar

Mouth of the Friars of Cabo de Gata

La Boca de los Frailes is a very small urban nucleus, better known in the area as "Las Bocas", at the natural entrance to the Cabo de Gata - Níjar Maritime Terrestrial Natural Park from the road that goes to San José. Leaving the greenhouses behind and towards the coast, the highest volcanic cones of the Cabo de Gata - Níjar Geopark can be seen from La Boca: Los Frailes. Immediately you notice the change of the landscape towards the magical volcanic geology, the prickly pears, the espartos, the palmitos ... 

The absence of large crowds or bars allows us to enjoy cool and quiet nights and great tranquility, amid the characteristic nature of the Campos de Níjar. One of the smallest villages in the area.

We will find accommodation offers with all the comforts to enjoy the surroundings, very close to the most emblematic Beaches of the Park. Close to everything and in a sea of silence and tranquility that allows us to enjoy cool nights, in the middle of the characteristic nature of the Campos de Níjar and away from the summer crowds.

A quiet area where we will find the traditional cisterns that collected rainwater and in which the accommodation stands out for its silence and tranquility. Very well located to know the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar.

History of the name: «Boca» in the sense of passage that leads to the sea. The "friars" of the Santo Domingo de Almería convent were great owners of the place during the 18th century. In the 19th century, the galena mines had their peak in this valley, although iron, zinc, jaspers and agates were also extracted (Cabo de á-gata). In the middle of the 20th century, production stopped and its facilities can still be seen.

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