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Picos de Europa, Parque Nacional, Cantabria, Costa Verde

 
 
 

Overview
Picos de Europa
is situated on the Cantabria region of Costa Verde, on the north-west of Spain. It is located 2,600 meters on the Cantabrian mountains that is about 25 km. inland from the northern coast of Spain. Picos means "peak" which represents the environment. For having an ecological and nature holidays in the company of green nenvironment in Spain, Picos de Europa is an ideal destination in the land of the Costa Verde with its fisherman and the farmer villages. Most of the region is now a national park.

What to Do & See
Picos de Europa is a wonderful village on the green mountains. Along the Deva River there stands the gorgeous canyon of Desfiladero de la Hermida. The region is very popular for hiking and nature walk. You may see various kinds of birds there. The panorama at the canyon is great. Observation of wild life and botanic gardens is great attractions in Picos de Europa. Local cheese named "queso de cabrales" is the region's famous dish worth tasting. You may easily find places for accommodation in Picos de Europa.

Picos de Europa National Park has two traveler centers. One is Pedro Pidal in Cangas de Onis, Asturias and the other one is Sotama in the valley of Liébana.

Cantabria region hosts various outstanding nature beauties. The sea and the mountain regions are very suitable for daily tours. The region's capital city of Santander is a nice port and promenade village to visit and see. Santinella del Mar, located 26 km. on the west of Santander is a wonderful middle age village with its houses made of golden colored stones, stone fitted streets and aristocratic mansions. The village is known as the "the best village of Spain". El Sardinero is a famous village with its nice gardens, bars and restaurants offering great seafood.

 
 

Visitor & Tourist Information
How to Get there :
Santander is the nearest ferry port to Picos de Europa, you may come to Santander via ferry or by air; and from Madrid you should follow the routes Segovia, Valladolid, Palencia, Aguilar de Campoo, Cervera de Pisuerga, and over Piedraslenguas pass you may reach down to Potes on the Picos de Europa.
Web Resources: http://www.thepicosdeeuropa.com/ ; http://www.picoseuropa.net/ ; http://reddeparquesnacionales.mma.es/parques/picos/index.htm

 
 


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