Spain is characterised by its contrasts, its long kilometres of coastline and its spectacular climate. From Civitatis we want to show you the most impressive natural jewels that we have in our country so that you fall in love a little more.
If you’re thinking of going national this summer, here’s a list that might inspire you to choose your ideal destination – it’s sure to surprise you!
1. Cape Finisterre
Cape Finisterre, in the heart of the Costa da Morte, offers wonderful views of steep cliffs with the Atlantic Ocean as the protagonist. This location, considered for many years to be the end of the earth, has a mystical air due to its legends and is one of the most relevant points for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.
If you want to see this treasure of Galicia, you can make a full day excursion to Finisterre and Costa da Morte, you will love it!
2. Picos de Europa National Park
Covering Cantabria, Asturias and León is this natural paradise in the middle of the Cantabrian Mountains. The Picos de Europa are considered one of the largest Atlantic forest reserves in the world.
The nature of this place offers postcards like the one of the Covadonga Lakes, the Naranjo de Bulnes or the passage of the Sella River through the Roman Bridge of Cangas de Onis. If you want to explore the mountainous environment and all its nooks and crannies, you can embark on an exciting jeep tour.
3. King’s Road
If you are spending a few days in Malaga or you are planning to enjoy the south and its goblin, you should visit the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. Vertical walls of 400 meters and hanging passages to admire the abrupt panorama from vertiginous perspectives. Goodbye to the fear of heights!
With the guided tour of the King’s Little Way you will enter a unique geographical feature, open your eyes wide!
4. Cape of Javéa
In the Mediterranean Sea of Alicante there are some marine formations that will not leave you indifferent. With the excursion to the capes of Jávea and Portichol island, you will be able to see the cape of San Antonio, cape of San Martín, Portichol island and the cape of La Nao with its famous lighthouse.
Charming corners full of cliffs and unusual rock formations that will not go unnoticed before your eyes.
5. The Giants of Tenerife
The Guanches called this place the end of the world or the wall of hell. What would be the reason? This accident of volcanic origin is one of the most imposing sites on the island of Tenerife, due to the steep rocks that rise up to 600 meters above the water, amazing!
With the excursion to Masca and the Giants, you will enjoy exceptional views of the Atlantic landscape.
6.Monfragüe National Park
This Biosphere Reserve is a must if you spend a few days in Extremadura. The rivers Tagus and Tietar cross the forests and mountains creating ideal habitats for the black vulture, the imperial eagle or the wild cat.
If you opt for an excursion to Monfragüe, Plasencia and Yuste, you will also see the monastery where Charles V spent his last days.
7. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
This film enclave was used as a set of thrones for the location of Rocadragon. Do you want to capture the perfect picture? You can go up to the islet where the 10th century San Juan Chapel is located, which is linked to the peninsula by a curious bridge.
If you are planning to spend your summer holidays in the Basque Country to enjoy the Cantabrian Sea and the famous pintxos, you can opt for the excursion to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from Bilbao, you won’t be disappointed!
8. Montserrat Massif
The best known monastery in all of Catalonia, which houses La Moreneta, is embedded in a mountain that has curious pinnacles and peaks that reach 1000 meters. Are you more of a hiker, pilgrim or tourist? It doesn’t matter, whatever your reason, you will be amazed by this magical location.
This idyllic landscape has inspired legends such as the Holy Grail. Would you like to discover more? Join the full day excursion to Montserrat from Barcelona, you will live an incredible experience!