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Nature tourism in Spain. Plans for discovering the landscape

We're sure you feel like getting away from the noise and pollution of the city. Why not plan a trip to Spain? There are many stunning places where you can get back to nature. We have lots of ideas that you might like for your "natural holidays". Some of these ideas include visits to well-known nature areas such as the Covadonga Lakes, Las Médulas (open-pit mines that were created in the Roman Empire), the Pyrenees, Picos de Europa Mountains, Riotinto, and the Cíes Islands, to name but a few. You can also find activities in Spain's National Parks (there are 15 altogether and they are all extremely beautiful), and original ideas like doing the Caminito del Rey (which was once considered to be the most dangerous footpath in the world), or discovering unexpected paintings and sculptures in the enchanted forest of Oma or in Las Batuecas Nature Reserve. Want more ideas? Try birdwatching or stargazing, go on a tourist boat and sail through gorges formed by rivers, or explore the Green Routes (old railway lines that have been refurbished). And if you prefer the coast, don't miss the marine reserves. Your lungs and spirit will be refreshed thanks to the fresh air. Just click on the image or the text that you want in order to find more information about each one of these plans.  

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  • Castile-Leon: the widest variety of countryside.

    Travel ideas

    …(Castile-Leon) A place to escape from the hustle and bustle, to enjoy unique landscapes and to do sports. You are sure to enjoy a holiday like this. Come and make your wish come true in Castile-La Mancha, a large region …

  • The Bay of Roses.

    Travel ideas

    …Girona. (Catalonia) The towns of Roses, Castelló d’Empuries and L’Escala are laid out almost in a line along the same bay on the coast of Ampurias, in the province of Girona. All together they form a curious arch-shaped …

  • Falconry, a living human heritage.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …The UNESCO has awarded falconry the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation because it is a real social tradition that cares for the environment and that is passed on from generation to generation. This acti…

  • The Júcar Canyon, a natural wonder in Castile-La Mancha.

    Travel ideas

    …Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) In inland Spain, the Castile-La Mancha Region awaits you. It is dominated mainly by large plains and broad valleys. Nevertheless, this Region also has some truly surprising areas of countrys…

  • The La Siberia region of Extremadura - landscapes of mountains and water.

    Travel ideas

    …Badajoz. (Extremadura) Get ready to discover an amazing area of inland Spain. A place where the green of its mountains meets the deep blue of the reservoirs. These are the Extremadura Mountains, where the landscape is ju…

  • Nature, history and sun on the beaches of Huelva.

    Travel ideas

    …Huelva. (Andalusia) Long, fully equipped beaches of fine, golden sand, surrounded by pine trees and steeped in history. That is the coast of Huelva, where you can enjoy the sun and sea as well as discovering one of the m…

  • Nature, sea and sport in Cadaqués.

    Travel ideas

    …Cadaqués. Girona. (Catalonia) The fabulous landscapes of Cadaqués on the northeast coast of Spain, are not just a feast for the eyes: the best way to discover the Cap de Creus Nature Reserve –where this Mediterranean tow…

  • Reserves of the Canary Islands: Paradises of Native Flora and Fauna.

    Travel ideas

    …(Canary Islands) The work and gift of evolution, each island of the Canary Islands jealously hoards its rare animals and plants—species so valuable to science they would captivate Darwin himself. They are the most outsta…

  • Nature reserves in June.

    Travel ideas

    …Experience the spectacular beauty of Spain's nature reserves. In June, these spots are at their most stunning: green valleys, sunny days, pleasant temperatures, fast-flowing rivers… Come and see these rugged landscapes i…

  • Suggestions to enjoy Monfragüe National Park.

    Travel ideas

    …Cáceres. (Extremadura) Monfragüe National Park, in the region of Extremadura, stands out because of its important Mediterranean forests and because it is a great place for bird watching. We'll give you a few hints so you…


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