Wanting to make a getaway to break the routine and connect with nature? What are you waiting for? In Spain we have many incredible corners full of beauty. For lovers of nature in all its aspects … Here you are 5 treasures of Spain!
1- Teide National Park
El Teideis a volcano that is located in the center of Tenerife island in the Canary Islands, with 3,718 meters of altitude, it is the highest point in all of Spain and a World Heritage Site since 2007. The eruptive shapes and its magical colors make it an exceptional and amazing landscape, it seems that you are on another planet.
It is an active volcano, but don’t worry it is asleep, the last eruption was in 1798. There are several ways to climb, on foot for the more adventurous there are several routes, but it is almost 5 hours of walking and the difficulty is high due to its unevenness. You can also drive up to 2,356 meters and there take the cable car that leaves you less than 200 meters from the crater. If you have not been, it is a muston your list.
2- Covadonga lakes
This magical place is the jewel of Asturias, located in the Picos de Europa National Park, in the council of Cangas de Onís. It is the second most visited national park in Spain after Mount Teide. It is located more than 1,000 meters above sea level and is made up of three glacial lakes: Enol, Ercina and Bricial, the latter can only be seen in spring when the thaw occurs.
A few kilometers from the Covadonga basilica and the holy cave, a wonderful area for hiking and high mountain activities begins. It is a circular route with a panoramic view of the lakes and all the impressive mountainous surroundings of the Picos. Along the way you can meet cows walking or resting in green meadows. Definitely, it is a good destination to reconnect with yourself and breathe fresh air.
3- Cíes Island
From the highest mountains in Spain we pass to the Atlantic Ocean,the National Park of the Atlantic Ocean Island of Galicia. It’s a protected natural paradise located in the province of Pontevedra, specifically in the Vigo estuary.
The archipelago is made up of 3 islands: San Martiño, O Faro and Monte Agudo, the first two are naturally joined by a sandy area, which is called Rodas beach. These islands are characterized by having fine white sand beaches and crystal clear water. In addition, the only way to get to the islands is by boat and there is a limit of visitors per day, so there is no overcrowding of tourism and the natural environment is very well cared for. It is the authentic Caribbean of northern Spain, however with the water a little colder!
4- National Park of Doñana
Doñana is aprotected nature reserve in southern Spain, occupying part of the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cádiz. It is an area with a great variety of ecosystems and with an extension of more than 30 km of virgin beach, 5 km of dunes and thousands of hectares of marshes.
During the year more than 300 different species of birds (aquatic and terrestrial) can be observed thanks to the geographical location of the place, since it is located in the Strait of Gibraltar, between two continents and the mouth of the Guadalquivir River and the proximity of the meeting between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, it is home to species such as the Iberian lynx, the imperial eagle or the black tortoise. If you are a lover of animals and the wildest nature, you cannot miss this wonderful natural park.
5- Congost de Mont-Rebei
To finish, we propose to make a amazing route through vertical walls in Congost de Mont-Rebei. Not suitable for people with vertigo!
It is a gorge by the river Noguera Ribagorzana in the Sierra del Montsec and is located between the provinces of Lleida (Catalonia) and Huesca (Aragon). There are several routes (for all levels), but the most famous is from La Masieta. It is a 3.5 km canyon road, on the edge of the precipice, with walls almost 500 meters high and two suspension bridges that offer spectacular views. Once you get to the end of the excursion you can go down the wooden stairs to get to the river, and if you dare to kayak. Without a doubt, it is a natural place that fills you with adrenaline and takes your breath away.
Now that you know the jewels that are in Spain, we encourage you to go visit them. Remember that with the Aerobús you can travel quickly from Barcelona El Prat airport to the center of Barcelona and the timetables are very extended since the service operate 24 hours every day of the year. You can buy Aerobús tikcets here.