Flora and fauna
Almeria’s coastline boasts an immense ecological wealth; in fact, it attracts a number of tropical Atlantic species that cannot be seen anywhere else in the Mediterranean.
El Toyo’s warm, sunny climate coupled with extensive leisure facilities guarantee a great holiday for all the family. The activities on offer include adventure sports, hiking, horse riding, scuba diving, windsurfing and golf.
What’s more, a large network of cycle lanes makes for interesting trails across the autochthonous vegetation. The earth tracks that crisscross the Cabo de Gata - Níjar Nature Park are ideal for fans of mountain biking.
This area has extensive sports facilities that are open to the public, a Convention Centre and an attractive leisure area with a wide choice of bars and restaurants set around an artificial lake overlooking the sea.
In this seafaring land, it is quite understandable that fresh fish and seafood form an essential part of the local cuisine. Yet this region is also famed for its delicious stews and casseroles made from fresh local produce such as ajoblanco (chilled garlic and almond soup), sopa moruna (lamb and lentil soup) and tabernero (stewed pepper, onion and fresh tomato).