5 natural parks of Spain to go with children

Every year, on May 24, the European Day of the Natural Parks, a great date to remember the importance of maintaining these habitats and showing them to our children. In Spain we are lucky to have many natural parks that are a perfect idea for a getaway with children in which we teach them the value of nature. We selected you five.

In Spain there is a total of 15 National Parks; Some are mountain, others maritime, several volcanic, protected for birds ... the truth is that each of them is unique and worth visiting with friends and family outings. These are five that you can not miss if you want to enjoy the environment.


Teide National Park, Canary Islands

A stage for several films and a World Heritage Site, the Teide National Park in the Canary Islands offers an infinity of natural attractions for adults and adults alike, and it is the highest and most visited in Spain.

It is the oldest and oldest of the Canarian Parks. Its extraordinary landscape is a geological monument of the most spectacular in the world, in which volcanic cones and lava flows form an extraordinary set of colors and shapes. You can not forget its great biological wealth, the extraordinary high percentage of endemic plant species and the importance in terms of number and exclusivity of its invertebrate fauna.


National Park of Las Tablas de Daimiel, Castilla-La Mancha

Las Tablas de Daimiel is a wetland practically unique in Europe and the last representative of the ecosystem called fluvial tables, once characteristic of the central plain of our Peninsula. It is a complex ecosystem that mixes the characteristics of a floodplain, produced by the overflowing of the Guadiana and Gigüela rivers at their confluence, with that of a groundwater discharge area from a large aquifer.

Doñana National Park, Andalusia

One of the many attractions of Andalusia for children is the National and Natural Park of Doñana, where you can enjoy appreciating its nature and, above all, its fauna. Highlights especially the marsh, of extraordinary importance as a place of passage, breeding and wintering for thousands of European and African birds. In the Park live unique species, and in serious danger of extinction, such as the Iberian imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx.


National Park of the Atlantic Islands, Galicia

From the Arousa estuary to the Vigo estuary, these Galician islands are linked, emerging from the ocean and embellishing the seascape with the magic of its cliffs. In its bowels, at the bottom of the sea, the most precious ecological riches of this National Park are guarded, guarded by the cannons of the old ships sunk here. It is undoubtedly a place to discover the mysteries and legends of the Atlantic.

National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, Aragón

Coniferous forests, glacialism and karst landscapes are some of its attractions. The Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA) and European Diploma. A perfect place to visit with your eyes wide open: maybe you can see protected species such as the chamois, the lammergeyer, the alpine sparrow or the marmot.

Angela R. Bonachera

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