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Green Travel in Spain - Green Spain
Top 10 Best Green Travel Destinations in Spain

 

The northern coasts of Spain that is along more than 2,000 km. of coast and mountains, crossing four autonomous regions that include Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country are described as "Green Spain" and the region is made up of a succession of spectacular cliffs and quieter stretches, which creates an unusual variety of beaches, ranging from secluded coves to limitless strands, without forgetting to mention the elegant city beaches, outstanding for the quality of their sand.

Popular cities include Vigo, A Coruna, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela in Galicia; Santander, Cabrales, Las Arenas and Cabrales in Cantabria; San Sebastian, Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz in Basque Country and Llanes, Oviedo and Gijon in Asturias.

 

In addition; Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel in Aragon region along the Pyrenees and Pamplona in Navarra region also offer great green travel opportunities.

The Cantabrian Range is home to soaring alpine peaks, hidden valleys, forests rich in native fauna and flora, untamed rivers.

As for nature reserves with extraordinary value, such as the Picos de Europa National Park with a number of enclaves officially designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and numerous protected areas.

Green Spain is dotted with historical-artistic gems, such as the Altamira caves, the Principality of Asturias' pre-Romanesque heritage, and the Old Quarters of Hondarribia or Santiago de Compostela.

 

In addition to northern coasts of Spain; Seville and Cordoba on the south west of Spain is located nearby the famous Doñana National Park; Granada and Almeria on the south east of Spain is located nearby the famous Serra Nevada mountain range which are also popular green travel destinations.

In the Catalonia region; Olot in Costa Brava is a nice town for green travel. It is located nearby the famous La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.

In the Canary Islands; the island of La Gomera is worth a visit with its spectacular Garajonay National Park. Also in Tenerife, the Teide National Park is a popular green travel destination.

 

 

Top 10 Destinations for Green Travel in Spain

San Sebastian in Basque Country
San Sebastian is a beautiful and stylish city situated in a hilly woodland overlooking Bahía de la Concha on the north coast of Spain worthy of its beaches, nature & culture.

Santiago de Compostela  in Galicia
Santiago de Compostela is a city tailor-made for the wayfarer. Streets & squares form a set piece that the city is awarded the title of World Heritage City by UNESCO.

 
 

Arenas de Cabrales - Las Arenas (Cabrales) in Cantabria

Arenas de Cabrales
, also known as Las Arenas (Cabrales) is a great inland destination nearby the famous Picos de Europa mountain range with complete view located on northern Spain.

Bilbao in Basque Country

Bilbao
is a commercial hub and an important destination for green travel in Spain situated in the north central part of Spain. It is located on the the range between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees.

 
 

Vigo in Galicia

Vigo
is the most densely populated city of the Galicia region worthy of its great nature, magnificent modernist buildings standing against a background of spectacular mountain scenery, cottages and tiny farms.

Huesca in Aragon

Huesca
in Aragon region offers great opportunities for nature lovers such as the beautiful Chistau Valley, Broto Valley, Sierra de Guara, Formigal ski resort and Rafting down the Gállego river.

 
 

A Coruna in Galicia

A Coruña
is a cosmopolitan city par excellence in the Galicia region that where nobody is a stranger. It is the second largest city in the region. It is also a busy port situated on a promontory in the entrance of a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean.

Santander in Cantabria

Santander
is a beautiful city and the capital of the Cantabria region that is located on the north coast of Spain, sheltered by the sea. It is the only coastal city in northern Spain facing the south. Santander is also the nearest ferry port to the famous Picos de Europa.

 
 

Olot in Costa Brava

Olot
is an important inland town on the north east part of Spain in Costa Brava. It has an intense cultural tradition. The famous Garrotxca Volcanic Nature Reserve, trekking, hiking and horseback riding along the volcanic area is popular attractions.

La Gomera in Canary Islands

The island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands of Spain has everything necessary to mesmerize its visitors. With its evergreen dunk laural forests and its Garajonay National Park, the island is being doubt as the magic island

 
 
 
 
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