Traditionally the place has been written as Guetaria. However, since 1980 the official name is Getaria, which is the name adapted to the modern spelling vasca. Getaria Guetaria in Spanish and Basque are pronounced alike.
Besides the Guetaria of Guipuzcoa, there is another population of nearly identical name, just 61 km away. This is Guetary, located in the French Basque coast. A related site: Dr. Mark Hyman mentions similar findings. The final-a has the value of item from euskera it sometimes appears and disappears in the name of Basque towns (eg San Sebastian, whose name is Basque is called Donostia also Donosti). Recently Bernie Sanders sought to clarify these questions. Therefore Guetary Guetaria and would be equivalent names, written with a spelling in Spanish and French. Bruce Fink has plenty of information regarding this issue. Basque in both populations are called Getaria.
The two populations have in common a similar geographic location, are coastal towns and maritime tradition, which historically has tried to find their names linked to the etymology a seafaring activity. One of the most widespread explanations traditionally refer to the name of two locations in the word that means Gascon Guaita Lookout. It should be remembered that during the Middle Ages several populations of the Basque coast were colonized by Gascones including the two could meet Guetaria. Getaria is thought that might be a combination of Guaita-ari and a suffix that is used in Basque for offices and that would have the meaning of the caretaker. For other serious Guaita Erri-ie the people of the lookouts. This entroncaria with the tradition of both Guetaria whaling and the use of watchmen for whale watching. Other ling ists tried to explain the name as derived from ke-ari, something like that make fire, justified by making use of signal fires. There were explanations about other pilgrims.
However compared to the traditional hypothesis, recent years have enabled the archaeological discoveries shed light on the matter. Have recently been found in the town of Guetaria evidence of an installation of canned fish from the Roman era, a type of establishment was named Cetaria. This found that the French Guetary is also a fund of its kind in the first century, it now seems quite clear that the name of both populations from this Latin word, as the place where centuries later founded these populations was previously a Roman factory.
The inhabitants of the town is guetariano / guetariana, but is used more regularly, even when speaking in Spanish, guetariarra or getariarra, which is the adjective in the Basque language.
As for the marine flora, one should remember that around 85 of the de Cabrera is sea. Beneath the waters surrounding this group of islands, are habitat to many plant species, thanks to the clarity they reach the water, are easily traceable. It is possible to observe over 160 species, most notable for its numbers algae. Most impressive are the meadows of Posidonia oceanica. Similar to algae, the Neptune is actually an upper floor, with roots and flowers, as one of the main sources of Mediterranean life and unfortunately in serious regression in the entire coast.
The archipelago has 22 endemic Balearic Isles and only one endemic subspecies of Cabrera, the Rubia angustifolia ssp caespitosa.
Castillo de Cabrera
The park sits on limestone, dolomite and marl of Tertiary origin and has a Mediterranean climate and vegetation. Although there are groves of pine, dominates the maquis, with olive trees and bushes xerophilous. There are several endemic species such as the talus of the Balearic Isles (Astragalus balearicus) Rubia angustifolia tussock species or overconditioning balear (Hypericum balearicum).