How Nature Lovers Can Enjoy a Holiday in Spain


Travel association ABTA named Spain as the most popular destination for tourists last year, and even more so for Brits.

In fact, the survey made by ABTA showed that 29.3% of British tourists plan to go to Spain to enjoy the sunny weather and visit some of the most notable sites. The travel association even expects that most of these tourists will visit coastal areas like Benidorm, Costa del Sol, and the Balearic Islands.

However, coastal areas are not the only attractions that Spain can offer to nature lovers. You can have a sustainable and unique holiday by trying the following experiences:

Tour around the country’s best villages

You can see the beauty of Spain’s natural attractions, especially in more remote areas. You can even visit the villages in the provinces of Spain to get a glimpse of these areas’ beautiful environments and rich culture.

Fortunately, three remote Spanish communities have been named the best villages in the world by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. These villages are scored based on their environmental sustainability and tourism services, making them must-visit destinations for nature lovers. One of these villages is Rupit, where you can find the Salt de Sallent nature preserve and the Fageda d’en Jorda beech forest. You can also visit Alquézar to do adventure sports on the canyons and rock formations of the Sierra de Guara.

Explore different coastal areas

Your trip to Spain would not be complete without a visit to its stunning beaches. Many tourists visit the coastal areas because of the blue waters and breathtaking landscapes on Spain’s beaches.

But if you’re a nature lover, you should book a ticket to coastal areas that are off the beaten path. You can connect with nature during your Spain holiday by flying to the volcanic Canary Islands. You can explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Fuerteventura to see marine wildlife or head to Gran Canaria to witness the diverse natural environments surrounding the beach. Though Spain’s Mediterranean beaches are impressive, you can see unusual natural sites and get close to wildlife in this Spanish archipelago.

Hike along the trails around Spain

Spain is blessed with a variety of terrains. You can hike or even camp in these landscapes to be surrounded by nature during your holiday.

One of the best hiking spots in Spain is the La Pedriza in the Guadarrama Mountains. After a 45-minute ride from Madrid, you can reach the La Pedriza and hike among the area’s streams, forests, and rock formations. It’s even common for hikers to encounter eagles, hawks, goats, and wild horses while exploring the trail. If you want something a bit more challenging, you can trek to the top of Mount Teide to see hardened volcanic lava and various types of vegetation. You can even stay on this UNESCO World Heritage Site overnight to explore this natural area more.

Enjoy ski holidays in the mountains

Nature lovers who like adventure can see a different side of the country once they visit the mountains during wintertime.

So if you want to explore the mountains of Spain, consider booking a ski holiday. The ski holidays in Spain are set in popular large mountain areas, such as the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees. The skiing areas in this region include 165km of piste and have a skiing elevation as high as 2,600 meters. The site is also surrounded by nature preserves and animal parks, making it possible for you to encounter various natural sights as you do various winter sports activities.

The natural spots in Spain are only one of the perks that the country can offer to tourists. You’ll also be able to sample good food, enjoy the local culture, and see unique tourist attractions once you spend your holiday in the country.