Nature Parks in Galicia

Nature Parks in Galicia
Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Nature Park
The Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Nature Park is located south-west of the province of Ourense and borders with Portugal. It covers a total of 20,920 hectares. It is an area characterised by mountains, rivers, waterfalls and mixed forests. Two different types of climates exist here which suit both Mediterranean and Atlantic species of vegetation.
A Serra da Enciña da Lastra Nature Reserve
The Nature reserve borders on the province of Lean and covers 3,151ha. It consists of jutting limestone peaks which tower over the valleys and are covered with Mediterranean woodland and caves.
Fragas do Eume Nature Reserve
This is Europe’s best-preserved coastal Atlantic forest. Located in the deep canyon carved out by the River Eume, its forest dates back to the Neolithic period. The reserve covers a total of 9,393 ha, with 2,500ha of that consisting of oak forest.
Monte Aloia Nature Park
Located on the southern border of the Sierra do Galiñeiro, the Nature Park covers a total of 746ha. The Aloia mountain rises up to 629m and provides the visitor with excellent views of the river Miño and its esturary.
Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas
Situated off the south west coast of Galicia, in north western Spain, the Islas Atlánticas National Park is made up of four groups of islands forming an important land-sea ecosystem for the many colonies of sea birds, especially seagulls and shags. The island groups comprise of the Cies, Ons, Cortegada and Salvora. The total protected area covers 8,333 ha and extends from the Arousa estuary in the north to the Vigo estuary in the south.
Parque Natural de O Invernadeiro
Parque Natural de O Invernadeiro is part of the Central Massif of Ourense. The reserve is delimited by the two rivers Ribeira Grande and Ribeira Pequeña. It is an area which is rich in flora and fauna and includes many waterfalls. The total protected area covers 5693ha.
Parque Natural del Complejo Dunar de Corrubedo
The park is situated in the province of A Coruña, to the southeast of the peninsula of Barbanza. The protected area covers 996ha and consists of the Corrubedo dune complex, which are mobile dunes of around 4km situated close to the mouth of several rivers and the Pools of Carregal and Vixán. Carregal is a salt water lagoon and Vixán is a fresh water lagoon. Both of these are home to many unique species. The reserve’s landscape consists of salt marshes, swamps, plains, pine forest and farm land.