Discover some of the most famous lakes in Spain
Amazing landscapes, peaceful walks and the possibility of taking a dip surrounded by nature. You can enjoy all this and much more at the most amazing lakes and lagoons in Spain. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and trails and brimming with unique fauna and flora, these jewels of Spanish nature will enchant you. Keep reading and find out more!
Lakes of Covadonga (Asturias)
In a natural paradise as special as the Picos de Europa National Park, there are two lakes of glacial origin called Enol and Ercina. They are located in Asturias and make up one of the most spectacular high mountain landscapes in Spain. Admire their beauty while you walk through their many trails. You will discover places as unique as the Shrine of Covadonga and the Reina viewpoint, which offers unparalleled views. If you are planning a visit to Asturias, go ahead and combine urban tourism in cities like Oviedo, Gijon and Aviles with an incomparable dose of nature in the Lakes of Covadonga.
Pink lagoon of La Mata y Torrevieja (Alicante)
Surely when you think of lakes, you think of blue waters. Can you imagine discovering a pink lagoon? You can find this unique natural phenomenon in Alicante, specifically in the Natural Park of the Lagunas de La Mata y Torrevieja. Known as the Valencian Dead Sea, the high concentration of salt in these waters produces a bacterium that releases this very special pinkish pigment. Although Alicante is full of charming villages such as Altea, Guadalest and Alcoy, it also boasts natural treasures like this 1,400-hectare lagoon where everything is rosy… literally!
Lake San Mauricio (Lerida)
The Catalan Pyrenees are rich in mountains, waterfalls, valleys, paths and, of course, lakes. The most famous is Lake San Mauricio, in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. It is located at an altitude of 1,910 metres at the bottom of a cirque and offers an ideal natural spectacle for enjoying nature with family. Go hiking and explore the trails of this unique environment in the province of Lerida.
Lake Sanabria (Zamora)
With an area of more than three square kilometres, this glacial lake in the province of Zamora is the largest in Spain. It is part of the Lago de Sanabria Natural Park and has a wonderful wealth of flora, with more than 1,500 plant species. After visiting unique medieval sites such as the Puebla de Sanabria or the city of Zamora, make a getaway to this amazing lake... You will breathe nature and fall under its spell!
Fuente de Piedra Lagoon (Malaga)
If your favourite bird is the flamingo, you have to visit the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon. Located in the province of Malaga, it is home to the largest colony of this pink species in Spain. With a length of more than six kilometres, the lagoon is the largest in Andalusia and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Explore this unique place close to beautiful cities such as Marbella, Malaga and Antequera: Southern Spain is waiting for you!These are just some of the most impressive lakes and lagoons in Spain. Fascinating places in nature rich in landscapes to admire and paths to walk. When will you be coming to visit them?