Publisuites Garden Natural spots in the south of Spain

The south of Spain hides many secrets when being one of the most touristic places to visit all year thanks to it exceptional sunny all-year-round climate. There, between the coasts of Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga and the mountains and deserts of Almeria, you can visit breathtaking natural spaces that allow us to appreciate the full scale of a territory that has reserved its wealth, even with the popularity of mass tourism.

A place considered to boast some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Spain is Tajo de Ronda, found in the province of Malaga. This tajo (steep cliff) specifically gets its name from an opening in the mountain created by the erosion of the Guadalevín river that runs through the city of Ronda. This 100 metre tall ravine or gorge has been maintained by adding a pretty bridge connecting the two zones of the city, like a kind of aqueduct. From up top you can appreciate one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Ronda which is, in itself, a stunning city in which to get yourself lost.

Moving on from province to province, we arrive at Jaen to talk about the Cazorla Segura y Las Villas Nature Reserve Mountain Range, covering over 200,000 hectares of beautiful protected areas. Recognised as a Biosphere Reserve with its impressive wealth of varied flora and fauna. It covers a lot of space, is very accessible and integrates many towns making it worth the visit if you like nature and enjoy discovering the typical customs of the south of Spain.

There is another zone capable of surprising even the most travelled visitor hidden away in Almeria. This is the Cabo de Gata – Níjar Natural Park, famous for both its desert areas like its spectacular Mediterranean coves and beaches, which are practically untouched and conserved even with the large influx of tourists that regularly head to this Andalusian coastal spot. It is considered one of the driest, most incredible spots in all Europe, the reason for why so many people come from all over the continent for a visit. The uniqueness and variety of the fauna and flora also makes for a great attraction.

It is impossible to write a list of the best natural spots in the south of Spain without naming the  Doñana National Park as one of them. Even though this year has seen to be on the verge of one of the worst fires in history, the park remains intact, spectacular and flourishing. This is one of the largest zones of native wild nature in mainland Spain. A place of reference for bird-watchers and those who love nature holidays. It spans across the territories of Huelva, Cadiz, Seville and boasts nearby extensive sandy beaches, made for incredible summers.

Leading on from the endless beaches to the millennial mountains offered by the Grazalema Mountain Range, a place where time seems to stop and the rhythm of these traditional villages hidden between hills and valleys is paused. Located between Cadiz and Malaga, it’s a spot for those who opt for these provinces as holiday destinations. The highest peak of this symbolic mountain range in the south of Spain is Pinar, from which you can see all of the surrounding landscape.

The most interesting spots for organising holidays and discovering different natural zones in Andalusia are Huelva and Almeria, covering the east and west. In the case of Huelva, there are places like the Flecha del Rompideo where it’s considered a privilege to stay there. There are not a lot of hotels but the ones there are excellent, like the adults-only  Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa. The same goes for the Cabo de Gata – Níjar Park, where the same hotel chain, Garden Hotels, boasts two resorts with a good price to quality combination:  Cabogata Garden Hotel & Spa and its near twin Cabogata Mar Garden.

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