Let’s take a trip to Spain. Not only to experience its friendly citizens and amazing culture but also to take in its natural gems. Nature in Spain abounds, and the best way to capture it is to visit it.
1. Caminito del Rey
Location: Malaga Province, Andalusia
Once considered to be one of the most dangerous walking paths in the world, the Caminito was carefully restored. Now, the entire 8-kilometre path can be traversed. Even the walkways that hang over 100 metres up a sheer cliff face. While walking the Caminito del Ray you’ll pass through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes natural area. Here you’ll encounter numerous plants and animals like the Egyptian vulture, golden eagle, and Spanish ibex. In addition, at 700 metres deep, you’ll get a panoramic view of the natural canyon sculpted by the active Guadalhorce River.
2. Cueva de los Verdes
Location: Haria, Island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands
There are several adjectives to describe Cueva de los Verdes. Mythological, legendary, and beautiful are some of them. And they all fit, because this natural phenomenon on the Canary Island of Lanzarote came about after the eruption of the Volcan de la Corona. At first, it was used by locals hiding out from enemy armies and pirates. Today, through the use of artificial lights and shadows, tourists come from across the globe to be amazed at its lava tubes landscapes.
3. Isla de Tabarca
Location: Province of Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana
Isla de Tabarca is more than a simple island. It’s an archipelago that combines three additional islets to comprise an area 1800 metres (1 mile) long and 400 metres (half mile) wide. It is also in a section of the Mediterranean Sea that has been declared a marine reserve due to its biodiversity of flora and fauna. A picture-postcard fishing port and excellent restaurants are the main features of the island. When you’re done visiting those locations make sure to walk along the island’s beaches and enter its secret coves.
In the end, a trip to Spain is a mix of the cosmopolitan and natural gems that have been around for hundreds of years or more. So, even if you are there to tour the county’s great cities, make sure to carve out some time to stop at places like the Isla de Tabarca or Cueva de los Verdes. It will provide you with quiet time for contemplation before you return to the business of Spain’s cities.