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Discover Wildlife Watching in Spain: A Journey into Nature’s Heart

Discover wildlife watching in Spain and embark on an extraordinary adventure, where the wonders of wildlife await you. Delve into the heart of nature as you witness the splendor of our most cherished creatures in their natural habitats: the majestic brown bear, the regal Spanish imperial eagle, the awe-inspiring lammergeier, the elusive Iberian lynx, and the enigmatic Iberian wolf. Immerse yourself in magical experiences set amidst accessible landscapes and uncover the secrets of many successful conservation programs, dedicated to preserving these precious species.

Aiming for the Return of the Iberian Lynx in Aragón
Iberian lynx
Wildlife watching in Spain

In Spain, birdwatching becomes a thrilling pursuit, with the country’s strategic location between Africa and Europe attracting millions of migratory birds and boasting numerous globally unique species. Prepare to be captivated by the wealth of biodiversity that spans across the nation. With over 1,500 protected areas—comprising a quarter of the country—Spain offers unparalleled opportunities for exploration. Dive into the depths surrounded by fields of posidonia oceanica seagrass, sail alongside playful dolphins and majestic whales, and gaze upon the stars from breathtaking vantage points. The options are as diverse as they are enchanting.

Black Vulture - aegypius monachus - Birds and Birdwatching in Spain
Black Vulture – aegypius monachus

Journey through Spain’s national and natural parks and embark on an unforgettable odyssey. From the dramatic alpine landscapes to the lush Mediterranean forests, each park offers a unique experience tailored to every adventurer. Discover the beauty and magic of lakes, valleys, and mountains beyond your wildest dreams. Recognized by UNESCO for its abundance of biosphere reserves and geoparks, Spain stands as a beacon of environmental preservation and sustainable development. Within its borders you’ll find numerous Protected Natural Areas that adhere to the principles of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (ECST), ensuring a harmonious coexistence with nature.

The Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema - Walking and Wildlife Holidays in Spain
The Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema has also been declared a Biosphere Reserve, this is due to the diverse geography with high limestone mountains and deep gorges such as Garganta Verde
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16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit.

Now that the Sierra de las Nieves has been declared a National Park, there are 16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit. Ten are in the Iberian Peninsula, four are in the Canary Islands and one is in the Balearic Islands. National parks are different to natural parks in that the area they cover is predominantly wilderness with less human impact in their history and evolution. Natural parks on the other hand are areas of outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity that have also been shaped in someway by human occupation, agriculture etc.

16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit
National parks on mainland Spain and the Balearic islands.

It goes without saying that they are obvious destinations for wildlife enthusiasts like myself but until one visits one or all of these parks it is hard to imagine the incredibly biodiversity of these areas located on the iberian peninsular and Spanish islands.

16 stunning national parks in Spain to visit
There are four national parks in the Canary islands.

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Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker’s Paradise with Local Guides

Discover the natural wonders of Sierra Nevada, Spain’s magnificent mountain range, with the guidance of professional and enthusiastic local experts. Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking are deeply rooted in this stunning region, and are dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience. With qualified guides who are fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, German, and French, they are there to immerse you in the beauty of Sierra Nevada’s rugged, wild, and unique landscapes. Guides are fully insured and licensed mountain guides.

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Exploring Sierra Nevada’s Natural Beauty

In the heart of Sierra Nevada, Europe’s third-highest mountain range after the Caucasus and the Alps, Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking offer guided tours for nature enthusiasts who wish to experience the region’s wonders alongside experienced local guides. Whether you’re passionate about nature, flora, fauna, or the culture of the charming white Moorish villages, they have one, two, three-day, or long weekend trips that cater to your interests. Sierra Nevada’s landscapes transport you to a world you can’t resist being a part of. Delve into its rich history, geology, flora, fauna, and the customs of the local culture that make Sierra Nevada truly unique.

Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker's Paradise with Local Guides
Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker’s Paradise with Local Guides
Year-Round Adventures

Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking welcomes adventurers all year round, with 1, 2, or 3-day inspiring guided tours that explore the wild and wonderful mountains. They also provide convenient airport transfers and assist with accommodations, ensuring your trip is stress-free. Relax and savor the untamed beauty of these mountains, characterized by dramatic scenery, unique ecosystems, and picturesque Moorish villages. We value your input and can customize your experience to match your ideas and preferences.

The Sierra Nevada is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers, and the local guides from Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking are there to make your journey memorable. Whether you’re drawn to its rugged landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, or the cultural richness of its villages, Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking has something for everyone.

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Ronda Today

Everything you need to know before you visit Ronda “The city of dreams” in Andalucia. https://www.rondatoday.com/

Visit Cádiz

Planning on visiting Cádiz? Tourist information. Monuments. Hotels. Activities. City guides: https://visitingcadiz.com/

The Caminito del Rey

Find tickets for the Caminito del Rey: https://www.caminodelrey.es/

Wildside Holidays – Spain

Take a trip on the Wildside! Discover the wildlife and nature of Spain, its Natural and National Parks and find the top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies.

Iberia Nature Forum

Struggling with identifying those bugs and beasties? Why not check out the Iberia nature Forum! https://iberianatureforum.com/

Exploring the Diverse Beauty of Spain: A Journey Through Its Wildlife, Geography, and Protected Areas

Spain, a land of rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty, beckons travelers from around the world. While many are familiar with its vibrant cities and historical landmarks, Spain’s wild side often remains hidden. In this article, we embark on a journey through the wilderness of Spain, exploring its diverse wildlife, captivating geography, and the importance of its protected areas.

The Breathtaking Geography of Spain

Spain’s geography is a testament to nature’s grandeur. From the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees in the north to the sun-soaked beaches of the Costa del Sol in the south, Spain offers a striking variety of landscapes.

The village of Riglos, a hidden gem in the Hoya de Huesca
The village of Riglos, a hidden gem in the Hoya de Huesca
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