108 Natural Parks of Spain - List of names and more information

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In Spain there are incredible natural landscapes and many people, both Spanish and foreign, come to them every day to visit them and regain contact with nature. Fortunately, they are controlled spaces in which sustainable and responsible tourism predominates. Some of them are much more protected than others by the laws, but it is up to us to continue taking care of them and conserving them, since they are places of great biodiversity, with unique ecosystems and, therefore, vital for the future well-being of the planet.

If you want to enjoy nature in Spain, you will undoubtedly like to visit its parks, both Natural and National. Therefore, at Ecologista Verde we present this list of the main Natural Parks of Spain with more than 100 parks What can you visit. Take note of all of them!

What are Natural Parks and National Parks

According to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), a Natural Park is part of the natural Protected Areas and it can be defined as a surface, whether of water or land, that forms an ecological unit that has relevance and, therefore, works on its conservation, which can be at the level of the State or the level of Autonomy or both, independently whether or not there is legal protection. Therefore, it is about natural places with special biological or landscape characteristics.

Not all Natural Parks are National Parks, but the other way around. The Nationals meet conditions that indicate they have a natural value for which they deserve to be preserved at the national management level, that is, by the Government and in some cases at the UNESCO level. On the other hand, the Natural Parks are both the National Parks and others that are protected natural areas but only at the regional or local level. However, to clearly mark the difference between these two types of parks, we can say that the Natural ones do not have a common body that manages them at the national level, each one is managed locally and the National ones, although they are natural sites, they are managed by a common national body.

In these natural reserves, work is done to conserve the biodiversity of these areas, some of which are part of the World Heritage Site.

Doñana National and Natural Park, in Andalusia

It's about a protected natural area in Andalusia, in the south of Spain. It is a large area with such a variety of ecosystems and landscapes that it has become one of the most special places, as there are marshes, coasts, forests, plains and dunes. It houses a large number of species of fauna and flora, and even harbors endangered species, like the Iberian lynx. In its entirety it occupies a space of 108,086 hectares. It was declared a Natural and National Park in 1969.

In addition, it is one of the protected Natural Parks of Spain but it is even more special, because in this case it is not only protected by Spanish laws, but the Doñana Park is World Heritage, granted by UNESCO since 1994.

Teide National Park, a natural park in the Canary Islands

The Teide National Park It is considered one of the 10 most beautiful landscapes in Spain. In this protected area is the Teide volcano, hence the park receives this name. The Teide Park in Tenerife, the Canary Islands, is considered the most visited Natural and National Park, with an average of 4,079,823 visitors per year.

It is the largest National Park, since its extension is just under 19,000 hectares, and also the oldest of the Canary Islands. In addition, even though it is a volcanic area, it is a place of great biological richness, that is, it is a place where there is incredible biodiversity. For this reason, the Teide National and Natural Park was declared in 2007 World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Natural and National Park of the Picos de Europa, in the north of Spain

The Picos de Europa Park is a Biosphere Reserve, this being approved by UNESCO in 2003, located in the north of Spain and which has an area of 67,455 hectares. Specifically, it is in the Cantabrian mountain range, so it is between the provinces of Asturias, Cantabria and León.

Is he third most visited Natural Park in Spain, with an annual average of 1,774,955 visitors, and there are routes and trails marked to visit it in a respectful way. It contains a great variety of flora and fauna, since in this same park there are different types of forests.

List of more than 100 Natural Parks in Spain

Between the Most beautiful Natural Parks in Spain We have highlighted three of the main ones, which are not only important for their beauty that invites you to visit them within a sustainable and responsible tourism, but also because they are large areas of biodiversity and ecosystems, some unique because they are home to endemic flora and fauna of which there is little, as it happens with endemic species of Spain like the Iberian lynx. Now we leave you next, a list of 100 Natural Parks of Spain, indicating the place where they are:

  1. Fragas do Eume Natural Park - La Coruña
  2. Corrubedo e lagoas de Carregal e Vixán Natural Park - La Coruña
  3. O Invernadeiro Natural Park - Ourense
  4. Serra da Enciña da Lastra Natural Park - Ourense
  5. Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park - Ourense
  6. Monte Aloia Natural Park - Pontevedra
  7. Las Ubiñas Natural Park - La Mesa - Asturias
  8. Ponga Natural Park - Asturias
  9. Redes Natural Park - Asturias
  10. Somiedo Natural Park - Asturias
  11. Natural Park of Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias - Asturias
  12. Picos de Europa Natural Park - Cantabria
  13. Saja-Besaya Natural Park - Cantabria
  14. Liencres Dunes Natural Park - Cantabria
  15. Oyambre Natural Park - Cantabria
  16. Peñacabarga Natural Park - Cantabria
  17. Gorbeia Natural Park - Álava
  18. Urkiola Natural Park - Álava
  19. Valderejo Natural Park - Álava
  20. Izki Natural Park - Álava
  21. Laguardia Natural Park - Álava
  22. Hoces del Río Purón Natural Park - Álava
  23. Arlar Natural Park - Guipúzcoa
  24. Pagoeta Natural Park - Guipúzcoa
  25. Aiako Harria Natural Park - Guipúzcoa
  26. Aizkorri Aratz Natural Park - Guipúzcoa
  27. Sierra de Gorbeia Natural Park - Vizcaya
  28. Sierra de Urkiola Natural Park - Vizcaya
  29. Urdaibai Natural Park - Vizcaya
  30. Bardenas Reales Natural Park - Navarra
  31. Señorío de Bértiz Natural Park - Navarra
  32. Western Valleys Natural Park - Huesca
  33. Posets Madaleta Natural Park - Huesca
  34. Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park - Huesca
  35. Moncayo Natural Park - Zaragoza
  36. Gallocanta Lagoon Natural Park - Zaragoza
  37. L’Alt Pirineu Natural Park - Lleida
  38. Serra del Cadí Moixaró Natural Park - Lleida
  39. Serra d'Ensitje Natural Park - Rasos de Paguera - Barcelona
  40. Serra del Cadí Moixaró Natural Park - Barcelona
  41. Cap de Creus Natural Park - Girona
  42. Aiguamolls de l’Empordá Natural Park - Girona
  43. La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park - Girona
  44. Serra del Cadí Moixaró Natural Park - Girona
  45. Montseny Natural Park - Girona
  46. Ebro Delta Natural Park - Tarragona
  47. Massis dels Ports Natural Park - Tarragona
  48. Sierra del Montsant Natural Park - Tarragona
  49. Prades Mountains Natural Park - Tarragona
  50. Albufera Natural Park - Valencia
  51. Marjal de Pego-Oliva Natural Park - Valencia
  52. Sierra Calderona Natural Park - Valencia
  53. Sierra de Mariola Natural Park - Valencia
  54. Hoces de Cabriel Natural Park - Valencia
  55. Chera-Sot de Xera Natural Park - Valencia
  56. Turia Natural Park and Protected Natural Area - Valencia
  57. El Hondo Protected Natural Park - Alicante
  58. Protected Natural Park of Salinas de Santa Pola - Alicante
  59. Carrascal de la Font Roja Natural Park - Alicante
  60. Las Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja Natural Park - Alicante
  61. Peñón d’Ifach Natural Park - Alicante
  62. Montgó Massif Natural Park - Alicante
  63. Sierra de Mariola Natural Park - Alicante
  64. Marjal de Pego-Oliva Natural Park - Alicante
  65. Sierra María-Los Vélez Natural Park - Almería
  66. Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park - Almería
  67. Sierra Nevada Natural Park - Almería
  68. Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas Natural Park - Jaén
  69. Sierra Nevada Natural Park - Las Alpujarras - Granada
  70. Sierra de Baza Natural Park - Granada
  71. Sierra de Huétor Natural Park - Granada
  72. Sierra de Castril Natural Park - Granada
  73. Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park - Granada and Malaga
  74. Sierra de Las Nieves and Guadalorce Valley Natural Park - Málaga
  75. Los Montes de Málaga Natural Park - Málaga
  76. Natural Park of La Serranía de Ronda - Malaga
  77. Cádiz Bay Natural Park - Cádiz
  78. La Breña and Marismas de Barbate Natural Park - Cádiz
  79. Doñana Environment Natural Park - Cádiz, Huelva and Seville
  80. Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park - Cádiz
  81. Los Alcornocales Natural Park - Cádiz
  82. Strait Natural Park - Cádiz
  83. Cardeña-Montoro Natural Park - Córdoba
  84. Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park - Córdoba
  85. Las Lagunas del Sur Natural Park - Córdoba
  86. Sierra Subbética Natural Park - Córdoba
  87. Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park - Ciudad Real and Albacete
  88. Calares del Río Mundo and La Sima Natural Park - Albacete
  89. Hoces del Río Cabriel Natural Park - Albacete
  90. Cumbres, Circo and Laguna de Peñalara Natural Park - Madrid
  91. Pinar de Abantos Natural Park and La Herrería area - Madrid
  92. Arribes del Duero Natural Park - Salamanca
  93. Las Batuecas and Sierra de Francia Natural Park - Salamanca
  94. Río Lobos Canyon Natural Park - Burgos and Soria
  95. Tamadaba Natural Park - Gran Canaria
  96. Pilancones Natural Park - Gran Canaria
  97. Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park - Lanzarote
  98. Volcanoes Natural Park - Lanzarote
  99. Corona Forestal Natural Park - Tenerife
  100. Islote de Lobos Natural Park - Las Palmas - Canary Islands
  101. Alto Tajo Natural Park - Taravilla - Guadalajara
  102. Sierra de Espadan Natural Park - Castellón
  103. Prado Cabanes-Torreblanca Natural Park - Castellón
  104. Sierra de Irta Natural Park - Castellón
  105. Penyagolosa Natural Park - Castellón
  106. Tinença de Benifassa Natural Park - Castellón
  107. Las Palmas Desert Natural Park - Castellón
  108. Columbretes Islands Nature Reserve - Castellón

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