Natural Park Punta Entinas Sabinar

Punta Entinas-Sabinar is a Mediterranean semiarid ecosystem in which the combination of coastal and terrestrial biotypes stands out. It is located on the west coast of the province of Almeria, on a coastal strip extending from Punta Entinas to the salt mines called Viejas.

With above 18 °C average annual temperatures and average annual rainfall between 200 and 250 mm, in its 1,960 hectares of Natural Park and 785 hectares of Natural Reserve, it is possible to distinguish four major biotypes: sandy beaches, systems of fixed dunes by Mediterranean scrub, land locked area and area of saline.


On the outer edge of the beaches the barrones (Ammophilia arenaria) are installed. The most common shrubs in the area are black juniper (Juniperus phoenicea), mastic (Pistacia lentiscus), marine bufalaga (Thymelaea hirsuta) and black hawthorn (Rhamnus lycioides).


The diversity of biotypes favors the presence and abundance of vertebrates. Besides the presence of flamenco, it highlights the variety and number of wading birds that use this area as a resting place on their migration route, highlighting the large, common, small sandpipers, redshank and godwits. Among the gulls also it highlights the gull species Audouin (Larus audouinii) and Larus minutus.