Region: Southern Spain

Strait of Gibraltar

The narrow strait of water that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the warm Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Africa is one of Europe’s whale and dolphin watching hotspots. At its narrowest stretch the strait is just 13 km wide and ranges in depth from 300 to 900 metres. The Parque Natural del Estrecho protects … Continued

Sierra de Andújar

Situated in the north of the state of Andaulcia, Sierra de Andujar has a landscape of rolling hills, dotted with rounded rocky outcrops of granite and an extensive Mediterranean forest known as dehesa. The 74,774-hectare park protects one of the best preserved areas of holm and cork oak forest and Mediterranean scrub comprised of strawberry … Continued

Somiedo Natural Park

Awarded UNESCO Biosphere designation in 2000, Somiedo is a beautiful and little-known treasure in the south of Asturias, Northern Spain. The park is formed of forest-cloaked hillsides and rugged mountain peaks interspersed with flowing rivers and meadow pastures. It is a wet and mild region with moss- and lichen-clad white and Pyrenean oak trees bearing … Continued

Villa Matilde

A friendly villa located right in the heart of Iberian lynx territory.

Peñalajo Estate

To the south of Ciudad Real and close to the northern foothills of the Sierra Morena mountain range, the 2,260-hectare Peñalajo estate is a wildlife-rich mosaic of Mediterranean scrub and forest. It was once the meeting place for members of the European aristocracy and in more recent times a producer of Manchego cheese and olive … Continued