Spain has some truly exceptional natural resources.
In this country –home to the second most UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserves– you're guaranteed to find everything: lakes, mountains, volcanoes, marshes, forests, valleys, cliffs… Spain's wide diversity of landscapes will never cease to amaze you. Take a break from the daily grind, breathe deeply, and cast all your cares aside.
In Spain there are numerous specialised packages, companies and guides that offer the chance to enjoy a whole range of sporting and recreational activities in natural settings. Here are a few suggestions:
Las Bardenas Reales by bike
Catalonia on horseback
Mountains and wetlands, beaches and forests, lakes and volcanoes... Spain's National Parks are distinctive for their variety, but above all, for their outstanding ecological wealth. Would you like to get to know them better?
Spain's Biosphere Reserves are places where you'll feel especially close to the beauty and magic of nature in a very special way. Discover which spaces have the UNESCO distinction.
Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Nature Reserve.
Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve. Andalusia (Spain) –Morocco.
El Hierro Biosphere Reserve.
La Gomera Biosphere Reserve.
Biosphere Reserve: the island and sea of Fuerteventura.
Gerês – Xurés Biosphere Reserve.
Ecotourism. ECST (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) accreditation for certain natural areas.
With over 10,000 known and explored caves, Spain has a priceless natural heritage below ground. Some of these subterranean treasures are open to the public and have been specially adapted to receive visitors.
Lapis Specularis de la Mora Encantada Roman mine. Torrejoncillo del Rey.
Arrikrutz Cave. Oñati.
Las Calaveras Cave. Benidoleig.
Cave of Can Marçà. Sant Joan de Labritja.
Valporquero Caves. Vegacervera.
Adsubia Cave. Adsubia.
More nature areas
In Spain you'll find a multitude of protected nature areas and spaces. Landscapes you won't want to miss, and where you're guaranteed to feel reinvigorated.