Autumn, winter, spring, summer... Nature in Catalonia is lived and experienced with activities, trails and attractions all twelve months of the year.
Fauna in its natural habitat
In Catalonia, there are mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and lots of other kinds of animals and plants to discover and study. See the animals free, in their natural habitat Step into the territory accompanied by an expert and observe their fascinating routine. The mountains, meadows, forests, sea and their inhabitants have powerful magic.
Sea and mountains ... A wide array of nature in Catalonia
Nature can be found all around Catalonia: in the mountain chains, posidonia beds, the wetlands and the beach forests... And just minutes from the main cities are authentic natural gems, some of which are registered as Natural Parks.
18 Natural Parks
Did you know that more than 30% of the region is protected in order to conserve the natural ecosystem? Catalonia is a must-see stop for lovers of natural parks. We have 18, including Catalonia's only national park, the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. It has a rich and diverse flora and fauna, inhabited by more than 5,000 different species, with more than 200 lakes and some magnificent cliffs.
Four treasures for bird enthusiasts
If you like birds, four of the largest areas in Europe for bird watching are in Catalonia. They are the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, the Delta de l'Ebre, the Delta del Llobregat natural areas and the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà. They have everything you need to watch birds: lookouts, observatories, accessible walkways and more Since three of the places are on the coast, they are stopping points on the birds migration routes, and it is at this time when many species can be seen.
Respect for nature
Sustainability and nature are two concepts that go hand-in-hand. Nature tourism or ecotourism invites you to enjoy, see and learn about the values and resources of these natural spaces in a responsible way. It is a respectful closeness to your surroundings and the environment.
Nature awaits you in Catalonia.