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We went on tour on a kayak in Almería

Ana, a friend of the SeaBookings team, was very curious to do a tour on a kayak in Almería, Spain, and went on to try it. Here you can read all about her experience:

A Ana e o Bruno gostaram muito!

Ana and Bruno had lots of fun!

Almería! For me, it’s clearly a synonym for sun, beach and holidays! And this year we wanted to try out something new during our vacations in Almería. The tour on a kayak in Almería seemed like a lot of fun, so we chose this activity! This kayak tour starts from San José, which is a beautiful little village about 40 km away from the city centre. It is a very popular destination in Spain, and we could definitely see why!

I was honestly very excited about trying this new adventure, especially because I simply fell in love with the amazing landscape of the region. Untouched beaches and crystalline waters, you get me! The region is part of the Natural Park Cabo da Gata in Níjar. It is a protected area and because of a plant that grows there called Passeionária (which prevents the sand to fall down in the ocean due to its roots), the waters of this area are simply breathtakingly clear! That’s also why Clear Kayak chose this destination to be the first European operator to offer tours in their own transparent kayaks!

San Jose fica a 40km do centro da cidade de Almería

San Jose is about 40 km away from the city of Almería

Alright, now about our experience! As soon as we arrived in San José, we looked for the tour operator. We arrived about 15 minutes early and so did the rest of the group. One staff member took care of us and asked us if we were all fine speaking Spanish. As we still struggle, we kindly asked him to speak English which wasn’t a problem at all.

Once everybody had arrived, the staff started the briefing both in English and Spanish. To make everybody more comfortable, they did some funny jokes before we went out on the adventure. At the same time, they took very good care of us and made sure to answer all questions thoroughly. In the water, we were welcomed by Kadine, who helped us board the kayaks. Pablo was our guide who then took us out!

A água é mesmo super cristalina

The water is extremely clear

The weather couldn’t have been any better: clear skies, calm sea (as always) and beautiful sunlight. And off we went, kayaking along the impressive coastline and enjoying the wonderful view during our tour on a kayak in Almería.

The first stop was at Cueva del Tabaco, a little cave that is only visible and accessible by sea. In the past, tobacco traffickers used this for their businesses. After that, we went further along the coast past little caves and grottos, that you can only enter one kayak at a time. Along the way, our guide Pablo gave us a lot of information about the history of the different sights. As he knew that we were from Lisbon, he also engaged in an interesting conversation with us about his time in our city during his Erasmus. In the meantime, I was absolutely enchanted by looking through my kayak down at the bottom of the sea. It’s amazing to see all the big fish right beneath you!

O grupo é pequeno e o guia teve sempre muito próximo de cada um dos caiaques

The group was rather small so the guide had time to assist each of us

After some time paddling and taking stunning pictures, we stopped at a little bay where we could observe the beginnings of a little coral reef. This is only possible due to the protective laws of this nature reserve. Here we also did some snorkelling with the equipment provided by our guide. The visibility in the water was so amazing, I’d say we could see up until 20 m deep. In this region the fish were much smaller and more colorful. We stayed at this beautiful bay for around 30 minutes before returning to our kayaks.

As we paddled back, we stopped along the way to admire a little picturesque village up on the coast with cute little white houses. Once we arrived back at the beach, it was already quite crowded. Kadine was there to help us get out of our kayaks. We absolutely loved the tour on a kayak in Almería as well as the whole team and promised to be back soon! And of course, we invited them also to visit us in Lisbon to have some more adventures together!

Thank you so much Ana for your great report. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour! For more information and to book, please go to the activity page of this tour on a kayak in Almería.

Things to do in Almería SeaBookings

The best things to do in Almería

Did you know that Almería is a region with the most sun hours in Europe during the year? The perfect destination to go on holiday if you ask us. Almería is very easily accessible from Málaga or Granada. Check out the best things to do in Almería!

From bigger cities like Málaga or Granada, within less than 2 hours you can already be at this amazing place and enjoy the beach and cool activities . Almería is the ideal destination to enjoy the beach and relax. It is still a bit of an unknown city in the South of Spain, but slowly it is getting more and more popular. Are you wondering about the best things to do in Almería? We will share some of our favorite activities in Almería!

Gotta love this beach town

Gotta love this beach town

Visiting Almería from Málaga or Granada

If you are staying in Málaga and would like to make a day trip to a new place, why not try to visit Almería? Or if you want to escape the hot city of Granada to enjoy the sea, from Granada it’s only 1hours and 45minutes drive to Almería. The perfect location to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the sea!

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the coast of Almería

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the coast is one of the best things to do in Almería

Things to do in Almería

We like outdoor activities so visiting the Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba is one of our favorite things to do in Almería. You can visit this fortress for free. We recommend doing a tour with one of the guides who’ll bring the essence of this Moorish fortress to life. Be prepared for quite a steep climb to get to the fortress. And we promise the climb will be worth it as the views are amazing.

Climb a bit and visit the La Alcazaba

Climb a bit and visit the La Alcazaba

One of the best ways to explore the area around Almería is by kayak. Kayaking in Almería is extra special because you will be kayaking in a transparent kayak! Navigate over the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the flora and fauna beneath your kayak as well!

Kayaking in a transparent kayak is one of the best ways to discover the seabed with bundles of Posidonia Oceanica under your kayak. This transparent kayak tour will depart from Playa San José towards the volcanic environment of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar.

You'll find some impressive cliffs

You’ll find some impressive cliffs

There are two slightly different tours you can choose from. The first tour will go to the cave of Tabaco and Cala Higuera, and the second one to Piedra Galvez and the beach of Genoveses. You can choose the tour that suits you best! The fact of not having the noise of a motor gives you an even nicer way to admire the beautiful area around Almería. And if this isn’t enough, we also offer you to go snorkeling during the tour!

Each kayak can take 2 people and the fact of being transparent is really unique!

Each kayak can take 2 people and the fact of being transparent is really unique!

If you are seeking for more adventure, we can recommend to rent a jet ski or try fly board!

From your jet ski, you’ll enjoy views of the beaches of Cabo de Gata, Carboneras, Mojacar, Garrucha, Vera, Villaricos and San Juan de los Terreros and observe different kinds of fish, castles, towers and defensive batteries of past times.Renting a jet ski gives you the unique feeling of being the boss of the waves of the sea! It’s a fresh and fun thing to do in Almería!

Enjoy the stunning coastline

Enjoy the stunning coastline

Sometimes on television or at shows, you see people fly over water with a board under their feet and with two powerful jets down that allow them to do this. Did you know that you also can do that? Almería is actually the best destination to try flyboard for the first time because our friendly instructors have been practising flyboard since the very beginning, so they can call themselves real experts in this area. We can assure you it’s an incredible feeling to flyboard in Almería, but you have to try to understand it. Flyboard is easier to learn than it looks like. If you always dreamed of flying, then why not try flyboard in Almería?

Flyboard in Almería

Flyboard is extremely fun!

In our opinion, these are some of the best things to do in Almería. Of course there are many more. Please let us know if you’ve got any suggestions or questions. To book, don’t forget to be on time. Sea tours tend to get fully booked for days during the high season 😉