Nijar is an extremely picturesque, typically Moorish, agricultural town on the South East coastline, close to the breathtaking Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park; 45,663ha of protected coastal area.
The 16th Century church of Santa Maria is a wonderful place to see some local craftsmanship.
January and September are a great time to visit, as you will stumble upon a Fiesta or their Agricultural and Livestock Fair. The first Sunday of October sees the villages make a pilgrimage to El Huebro sanctuary, about 6km from Nijar.
Make sure you leave space in your luggage for some of the delightful ceramics, textiles and pottery that Nijar is famed for.
There is an abundance of reasonably priced bars and restaurants serving tapas and more. You won’t be short of somewhere to watch real Spanish life pass you by.
There is something for every budget, from a four-star hotel to a simple hostel. You will also find campsites in the area: Camping Rodalquilar and Camping Cabo de Gata.