Founded in 1928 by order of King Alphonso XIII the Paradores of Spain are made up of medieval castles, Moorish fortresses, ancient monasteries, palaces and stately homes.
Many paradors are set in town and city centres whlst others are situated within large estates and stunning natural parks…. There are now over 90 paradors in Spain and they all have a commitment to environmental protection and cultural restoration projects which makes them an ideal addition to th Wildside Holidays project…
Most of Spain’s national and natural parks have a Parador close by… Doñana National Park, the Picos De Europa National Park, the Sierra de Cazorla Natural Park, the Parque National del Teide, The Sierra de Grazalema (Ronda)…These Paradors are situated perfectly for exploring some of the most stunning natural areas of Spain.
Read more to find out about our selected Parador list for exploring the nature and Wildlife of Spain with a bit of luxury added in… 🙂
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In the Donaña National park, Andalucia you will find the Parador de Mazagón.
Situated in the beautiful Doñana National Park, this magnificent and extensive hotel complex is the perfect place to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday in the sun, in southern Andalusia.
In the The Canary islands there is the fabulous Parador de las Cañadas del Teide.
The Parador de las Cañadas del Teide boasts an unbeatable location, next to a volcano in the stunning Teide National Park that covers the centre of the island of Tenerife.
In the Picose de Europa National park…. (Cantabria, Asturias and Castilla y Leon) you can find adventure at the Parador de Fuente Dé.
At the foot of the mountains and in the centre of the Picos de Europa national park, this modern hotel has the charm of a rural retreat and takes advantage of fantastic views.
Or the fantastic Parador de Cangas de Onís.
Experience the rich history of this ancient, former monastery, thought to be founded by King Alfonso I. It forms part of a National Monument surrounded by the Picos de Europa mountains.
Or maybe the amazing castle Parador Cervera de Pisuerga.
Set on a wooded hilltop overlooking a reservoir, this hotel boasts an incredible natural setting which makes it ideal for a peaceful break in rural Castile.
The Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves, Los Alcornocales in Andalucia with the Parador in Ronda as a perfect base to explore.
Located right beside the town’s spectacular gorge and the iconic bridge, this luxury hotel provides the perfect setting for your visit to historic Ronda, the Sierra de Grazalema Los Alcornocales and Sierra de las Nieves natural parks
The Parador de Arcos de la Frontera located perfectly between Ronda and Seville.
Boasting impressive views over the fertile plains below the Andalusian town of Arcos de la Frontera, this Parador hotel is perfect for relaxation and a great stop over if you are travelling from one side of Andalucia to the other.
The Sierra de Gredos Natural Park, Extremadura, Castille y Leon has the fantastic Parador in Gredos.
Nestled in pine forests and beside the Gredos Sierra, this Parador is housed in a stone building dating from 1928. The terrace, library and elegant lounge look out over the lovely gardens.
The Sierra de Cazorla in Andalucia has the stunning Parador de Cazorla.
Located at the heart of the Cazorla Nature Reserve, in stunning natural surroundings, the Parador de Cazorla is perfect accommodation for a rural getaway in the north east of Andalusia.
In Castilla la Mancha the Parador in Cuenca has fantastic views of the famous hanging houses.
Spend a luxurious and relaxing break in the fantastic Parador de Cuenca, with excellent views of the famous hanging houses.
The Parador de Granada is situated perfectly for visiting the Alhambra and the National park of Sierra Nevada.
Set within the grounds of the Alhambra Palace, Parador de Granada has a beautiful location. Housed in a 15th-century convent, this luxurious hotel features a popular restaurant.The Parador combines original features including stone archways, beamed ceilings and antique furnishings with chic, contemporary décor. Each room has free wired internet access, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a fully equipped bathroom.