Best nature reserves in Spain

Spain has more UNESCO awarded Biosphere Reserves than any other country in the world, making it officially one of the most interesting and bio-diverse landscapes on the planet.

The Spanish protect their landscape within several enormous natural parks, so you can experience the immense beauty and variety of wildlife for yourself. Below we take a look at some of the best spots to visit, which are easy to get to from popular Spanish seaside resorts.

El Torcal Natural Park - Antequera, Andalucia

El Torcal Natural Park sits in the heart of the beautiful Sierra del Torcal mountain range, which is around a 70-minute drive from Costa del Sol resorts such as Marbella and Torremolinos.

Cabo de Gata-Nijar - Costa Almeria, Andalucia

Formed thousands of years ago from volcanic activity, Cabo de Gato-Nijar is Andalucia’s first ever marine-terrestrial park protecting both land and sea-dwelling wildlife. This makes it a haven for an incredible range of rare plants, birds and sea creatures.

Cazorla Nature Park - Cazorla, Jaen

Located just under three hours from Costa Almeria resorts such as El Toyo, Cazorla Nature Park includes the Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas mountains ranges.