It has been designated a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) by the European Commission in recognition of its proposal for sustainable tourism. It is part of the Santoña, Victoria and Joyel Marshes Nature Reserve.
The tide and thousands of migratory birds living here are the protagonists in this marshland. There are two bird observatories and a viewpoint for visitors. There are also several educational routes and visitor centres with information on the industrial heritage, landscape and nature in the area.
Type of area
Area: 2500 hectáreas Hectares
Environmental information: the environment is shaped by the tide, as we can see in the beautiful fine sand beaches. In the park there are areas of great natural value.
Cultural information: a trip round the park will show visitors the farming, fishing and shellfishing traditions. The heritage of the town of Arnuero can also be discovered. It has been mostly refurbished in recent years. In fact, some of the most important buildings house the visitor centres.
Isla Municipal Tourist Office
Avenida Juan Hormaechea, s/n
Isla, Arnuero (Cantabria)
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