Europe’s Best Secret Destination: Cabo de Gata

Remote Beaches & Low-Key Lounging

Location: Cabo de Gata, Spain

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If you can fi nd anyone old enough to remember the Costa del Sol before the bulldozers arrived they’d probably say it looked a bit like Cabo de Gata. Some of Spain’s most beautiful and least crowded beaches are strung between the grand cliff s and capes east of Almería, where dark volcanic hills tumble into a sparkling turquoise sea.

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Though Cabo de Gata is not undiscovered, it still has a wild, elemental feel and its scattered fi shing villages remain low-key. You can walk along, or not far from, the coast right round from Retamar in the northwest to Agua Amarga in the northeast.

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