10 wonders of nature in Spain you can’t miss

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Spain of sun and good weather, perfect destination to travel from north to south and from east to west. At any point hides an incredible natural landscape, unimaginable and of great beauty, of course. Spain is more than beaches and tapas bars! We bring you 10 wonders of nature in Spain that you can not miss.

Mallorca

Yes, we dedicate a section to Mallorca because it is one of the most beautiful wonders of nature in Spain with its coves and deep blue waters. You can discover the immensity we are talking about by Paddle Surfing in the coast or, even better, getting to know the marine life by Snorkeling in Mallorca. And then? You can rest on the sand under the intense sun and get ready to stroll through its charming streets.

Bay in Mallorca Spain

Marcos and Cordero – Palma

The Marcos and Cordero hiking is a tour in La Palma that runs through an ancient path of tunnels born from the water, hidden among waterfalls and river curtains. This jungle landscape of the Parque Natural de las Nieves follows the route of the thirteen tunnels excavated by hand (what a chore!) in the rock of the slopes of the Barranco del Agua.

Also known as Ruta de Las Aguas, it crosses an area that is impressive for its flora and runs through the old channels that transported the water that emanated from the ravine to the northern part of the island of La Palma. Are you ready to cross the 13 tunnels until you reach the springs and descend to Los Tilos Forest?

Enchanted Forest – Palma

Also in the Parque Natural de las Nieves, and belonging to the municipality of Puntallana, is the Cubo de la Galga. It is a laurisilva forest crossed by several paths, one of which leads to the Enchanted Forest in La Palma. Discover a guided hiking route through dense forests of laurel trees and giant ferns!

Traveler in the Enchanted Forest La Palma

Picos de Europa – Santander

The Picos de Europa are three massifs located in northern Spain belonging to the central part of the Cantabrian mountain range. To visit Picos de Europa is to enjoy nature, trekking, climbing or caving, in addition to learn about a specific and unique ecosystem of flora and fauna.

Houses in Picos de Europa

It was the first National Park declared in Spain a century ago and is the second oldest in the world and the second most visited in Spain. Viva la plata! It is also one of the most populated in all of Europe, as there are numerous towns and villages. Would you like to join the neighborhood?

Tabernas Desert – Almer铆a

From green to brown, and from the abundant vegetation to the extreme aridity of the Tabernas Desert in Almer铆a. Did you know that it is the only desert in Europe? This is one of the curiosities of Spain that attracts the most attention, Spain has it all!

Tabernas Desert in Almeria Spain

Grutas de San Jos茅 – Castell贸n

Grutas de San Jose is the longest subway river in Europe. It is located in the Vall d’Uixo, specifically in the Natural Park of Sierra de Espadan, and is a natural cave in the Valencian Community that can be visited by boat. To sail the calm waters and observe the stalactites and stalagmites under careful lighting is magical.

These caves in Castell贸n keep secrets, and despite the many visits of speleologists still do not know the origin of the river or the end of the cave. For us the great secret is to listen to the sound of time in an immense silence to enjoy the most beautiful subway nature.

Enchanted City – Cuenca

The Enchanted City in Cuenca is one of the most spectacular places in Spain. Because of its whimsical formations it was declared a Natural Site of National Interest on June 11, 1929, although its origin dates back 90 million years ago. At that time, the Enchanted City was part of the bottom of the sea of Thetis.

Rocks in Ciudad Encantada

At the end of the Cretaceous, when the sea retreated, limestone emerged to the surface. The passage of time, the action of water, wind and ice are responsible for the fact that today you can contemplate this impressive geological phenomenon where you can let your imagination run wild.

Irati Forest – Navarra

Between the north of Navarra and the Atlantic Pyrenees of southern France stretches the Irati Forest. It is a gigantic forest mass of some 20.000 hectares that is best visited in autumn to enjoy the changing color of the leaves of the beech trees that turn yellow and ocher. What a spectacle!

Irati Forest Navarra

Salto del Nervi贸n – 脕lava

Salto del Nervi贸n is the highest waterfall in Spain and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. With more than 200 meters of fall and between beech forests and very high cut, the scenery is incredible. Although Burgos and Alava dispute its dominance, the truth is that the Salto del Nervion is in the Delika Canyon, belonging to the province of 脕lava. Keep trying Burgos!

Salto del Nervi贸n in 脕lava

Las M茅dulas – Le贸n

Las M茅dulas is the result of the Roman exploitation of this area for gold mining. It is a striking landscape of sharp, coppery cliffs that stand out among the intense green of the mountains. It seems incredible that from what was an environmental catastrophe, today is a natural and cultural site so spectacular and unique in the world. Do you dare to discover it?

Whatever you are looking for, you will find it. Spain doesn’t have the expanse of vegetation that Colombia or Mexico has, but it has many magical places that you wouldn’t even imagine and that you’ll no doubt be surprised to discover. What’s your starting point for discovering the incredible nature in Spain?

Paula

Journalist, nomad and adventurer. Paula would never say no to a camping trip and is an expert in setting up a tent in less than 10 seconds.

Besides that, she loves to dance and maybe that's why she loves Latin America so much. One of her best trips was to Argentina, but she has many more destinations behind her, which she talks about in this blog.

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