Walk among the dunes in these Spanish natural sites
You can find these sand formations in countless locations in Spain. Some natural parks like Cabo de Gata-Níjar, Delta de L'Ebre and Doñana are known for the richness of their landscapes. There, you can enjoy a unique experience: walking through a dune field. Discover natural enclaves in Spain that hide their own little desert!
Delta de L’Ebre Natural Park
The Fangar Lighthouse, at Punta del Fangar, is one of the symbols of the Delta de L'Ebre (Tarragona). The lighthouse on this wild beach is located in the middle of a vast dune field. As a result, this beautiful tower seems have been built in the middle of the desert, and the image looks like a mirage.
Doñana National Park
On the right bank of the mouth of the Guadalquivir river (Huelva), you will find one of the most popular areas in the park to walk surrounded by these sand formations. At the end of Matalascañas beach, a 1.5 km wooden path makes its way across the dunes. And some of its dunes are mobile, so their size and position varies depending on the wind. If you want to know more about them, you can go in search of its iconic Cerro de los Ánsares. It will surprise you!
Northwest of Majorca (Balearic Islands), you can find the Mesquida cove, near the town of Capdepera. A landscape of white dunes opens up and you can ride waves of sand – an experience set against the turquoise sea.
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
The landscapes in Cabo de Gata reflect the nature typical of Almeria, a combination of desert and sea. And there is no better example than the dunes near the Amoladeras beach, or between the Torregarcía beach and the San Miguel of Cabo de Gata beach. This outstanding scenery has not gone unnoticed by film directors, who have turned it into a film set.Did you know that "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Conan the Barbarian" were shot in the dunes of Cabo de Gata?
Maspalomas Special Nature Reserve
In the south of the island of Gran Canaria, you find the popular Maspalomas beach. Its well-known dune field has the sea on the background. A 400-hectare protected natural area that, in addition to the beach, includes the Palm Grove and Charca de Maspalomas, an ideal spot for bird watching.If you like the idea of strolling through this unique desert, imagine doing it on the back of a dromedary. Try it at the dunes of Maspalomas!
Corralejo Nature Reserve
The dunes of Corralejo unfold along eight kilometres of coastline. There, you can walk through the largest dune field on the Canary Islands, while enjoying the sound of the waves on, for example, the calm beaches of Medano and El Viejo, against a backdrop of the Islote de Lobos Natural Park. The dunes of this park to the north of Fuerteventura also feature in the Fuerteventura Dunes International Half Marathon, and the spectacular International Kite Festival.