Spain is one of the pioneer countries in Europe in the commitment to the protection of nature. The first National Parks Law was approved in 1916. The Spanish National Parks, 16 in total, have international recognition that comes from their state of conservation, planning and integrated management of natural resources.
Some of them are:
Doñana is one of Europe’s most beautiful and important wetlands. What makes this national park so special is that in just one day you can see very different ecosystems: marshland, lagoons, pine groves, aloe veras, moving dunes, cliffs, 30 kilometres of unspoiled white beaches… A natural spectacle that is different each season, between the Andalusian provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz.
One of Europe’s most visited national parks is in the heart of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Here, the main star of the show is the Teide volcano, the very pinnacle of Spain, at an altitude of 3,718 metres. Keep your eyes peeled, because there’s something amazing to see every step of the way. The ecosystem formed by volcanic eruptions has created a habitat for the impressive local fauna, particularly invertebrates but also the flora that have adapted to the high mountains and unique geological formations in Europe.
Ordesa and Monte Perdido
Located in the Aragonese Pyrenees, aficionados of high mountains will enjoy a unique national park. Consisting of four valleys and one peak, it unfolds like a scene from a film, where different ecosystems flourish together. A natural paradise where you can explore meadows, enormous forests, incredible gorges, glaciers, experience perpetual snow, and admire the unique karstic landscape, formed over thousands of years.