Magical forests, impressive waterfalls and spectacular mountains. The power of nature is thrilling and possesses some breathtaking natural wonders. In Spain you can enjoy some of the most incredible landscapes in Europe. The lush vegetation of the north, the dunes in the south, the volcanoes of the Canary Islands, the beauty of the Mediterranean... Step into some comfortable shoes and get ready to discover some of Spain’s most splendid natural scenery.
If you are travelling to Galicia, the beach of As Catedrais is an absolute must visit. This awesome natural landscape boasts arches and caves almost 30 metres high formed by the unmistakeable architectural talent of the Cantabrian Sea. Take some deep breaths, stroll along the sand and enjoy these natural cathedrals of the sea.
This natural ecosystem in Navarre is reminiscent of an enchanted forest. It covers 20,000 hectares of valleys and mountains which provide a habitat to a vast array of plant and animal life. Although it is beautiful at any time of the year, the best time to visit, without a doubt, is in the autumn when it is particularly spectacular, tinged in shades of red.
Los Órganos basalt pillars, La Gomera
If you want to discover some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Europe, don't miss these impressive cliffs in the Canary Islands. Located on the coast of La Gomera, these craggy 700-metre high cliffs of volcanic origin owe their name to the similarity of their balsalt pillars to the pipes of a church organ. One of the best ways to view this incredible rock formation is from the sea, but for the more adventurous, you can also visit them by air on a paraglider.
Pozo de los Humos, Salamanca
Don’t miss a visit to one of the most impressive waterfalls in Spain. With a drop of 50 metres, this natural wonder will surprise wherever you view it from. Flowing from the river Uces, a tributary of the river Duero, this torrent of water is a true gem of Spanish nature. What are you waiting for?
Can you imagine visiting caves and pits with traces that date back to Prehistoric times? It’s possible at this natural landscape in Malaga. Considered one of the most representative karst landscapes in Europe, the Torcal de Antequera Nature Park is the perfect place to admire natural sculptures that will leave you utterly lost for words.
Congost de Mont-Rebei, Lleida
If you are seeking a diverse range of landscapes, don't miss one of Spain’s natural gems. The gorge where the river Noguera Ribagorzana crosses the Montsec mountain range, creates one of the most scenic landscapes in Europe. Take a stroll along its walkways and take some time to admire the vertical walls that stand over 500 metres high. For the daring there are places where you can rent kayaks to navigate between the two walls and enjoy this wonder of nature from a very different perspective.
These are just some of the infinite natural landscapes you can visit in Spain. If this has left you eager to know more, you can find other incredible places to visit on the Peninsula here.