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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.
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More than 30% of the region is protected in order to conserve the natural ecosystem.

Catalonia Natural Parks
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They are natural environments of great beauty and locations to lose yourself and connect with nature. They are protected places to be enjoyed all year round.
Lake Ratera, in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park  (© Kim Castells)
Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is the only national park in Catalonia. There are five routes on which its 41 square miles can be discovered; highlights include the Els Encantats mountain and the 200-plus lakes.
Group of people enjoying the views of the head of the Vall de Cardós from the Corbiu Viewpoint (Alt Pirineu Natural Park). There is a panel with additional information about the geography, flora and fauna of the natural park. (© Òscar Rodbag)
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
Situated between Pallars Sobirà and Alt Urgell, the Alt Pirineu Natural Park is the largest in Catalonia. Pernui, in the district of Sort, is the gateway to this park.
Hikers in the Cap de Creus Natural Park.  (© José Luis Rodríguez)
Cap de Creus Natural Park
The Cap de Creus Natural Park lies at the easternmost side of the Iberian Peninsula, it is a space of great biological, geological and scenic importance, comprising two very different elements: land and sea.
Flamingos in the Ebro Delta Natural Park (© Ferran Aguilar)
Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park
The Ebro Delta, with a surface area of 123 square miles, plays host to the largest aquatic habitat in Catalonia, as well as a rich variety of atmospheres distinguished by the convergence of marine and mainland environments.
Montserrat massif.  (© Turismo Verde S.L.)
Montserrat Natural Park
Montserrat is one of the greatest symbols of Catalonia, that from being a religious centre has become a bastion of Catalan identity, without ignoring the natural environment and its characteristic morphology and structure of rounded and abrupt rocks and needles.
Woods near Poblet monastery.  (© Miguel Raurich)
Vall del Monestir de Poblet Landscape of National Interest
Santa Maria de Poblet is one of the most important monastic monuments in Europe. As well as having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it harbours the graves of the kings of the Catalan-Aragonese crown. From its beginnings in 1153, it provided land on which the monks could stock up on everything they required, it was also originally covered by forestry.
Panoràmica Racó de MIssa       (© Joan Capdevila)
Serra de Montsant Natural Park
The Serra de Montsant Natural Park is located in the north of the Priorat region and has a surface area of 22,837 acres, creating a rich scenic, natural and intangible landscape.
Car in La Fageda d'en Jordà. (© Lluís Carro)
Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park
The volcanic area of La Garrotxa, declared a natural park in 1985, is the Peninsula's best example of volcanic landscape and one of the most significant in Europe.
Toll del Vidre in the pass of Tortosa-Beseit  (© Miguel Raurich)
Els Ports Natural Park
The Els Ports Natural Park is located between the regions of Baix Ebre, Montsià and Terra Alta. It is distinguished by its shapes, its two differing climates, as well as its fauna, a highlight being the Spanish ibex, to which the park acts as a reserve.   
Observing birds at sunset in the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà. (© Lluís Carro)
Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park
The Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park is the second most important wetland area in Catalonia, after the Delta del Ebro.
Serra de l'Albera mountains    (© Nano Cañas)
Massís de l'Albera Landscape of National Interest
The L’Albera Mountain Range extends along the eastern section of the Pyrenees, from the Pertús mountain pass to the Mediterranean. This is an area of outstanding natural and scenic interest, with zones of very old, varied and luxurious vegetation, ancient constructions and human relics.
El Pedraforca, in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.    (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Pedraforca Massif Landscape of National Interest
The Pedraforca Mountain soars up impressively in a very small area, formed over millions of years by the erosion of calcareous materials and the soft marl that has resulted in its unique and special profile. It is situated in the pre-Pyrenees in the El Berguedà region, and is part of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.
Bird-Watching Areas
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Have your binoculars nearby to take in all the details of the birds you will find in Catalonia. These are some of the natural areas where you can delight with birdwatching.
El Pedraforca, in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.    (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró
The Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park is a Pre-Pyrenean mountain range. As a prized asset of ornithological interest, it is distinguished by a strong presence of native Pyrenean species that cannot be found throughout most of Europe.
View of the Congost of Mont-Rebei. (© Mar Fernàndez)
Reserva Natural Parcial del Congost de Mont-rebei
The route that crosses through the Mont-rebei Gorge itself will take you to ridges playing host to typical Pyrenean rupicolous bird life: red-billed chough, wallcreeper and rupicolous birds of prey.
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Espai d'Interès Natural del Delta del Llobregat
The Llobregat Delta Nature Reserve's objective is to protect the wetlands of the Llobregat Delta. The majority of the lagoons, beaches and wetlands are well-equipped with bird observatories and observation points.
Flamingos in the Ebro Delta Natural Park (© Ferran Aguilar)
Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre
The Ebro Delta is one of the best bird watching areas in Europe. As one of the Western Mediterranean's main wetland areas, it plays host to a large biological diversity due to the convergence of marine, river and underground waters.
Observing birds at sunset in the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà. (© Lluís Carro)
Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
The Aiguamolls del Empordà Natural Park has some of the best facilities in the Iberian Peninsula when it comes to bird watching: routes throughout different environments, observatories, observation points, and ornithological information which is updated daily and available in the park's information centre.
Lake Ratera, in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park  (© Kim Castells)
Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici
The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is one of the best preserved Pyrenean zones in Catalonia. It plays host to alpine and subalpine bird life, with all of the Pyrenees species that an ornithologist could want: bearded vulture, griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, boreal owl, ring ouzel, greenfinch, red-billed chough and alpine chough, amongst others.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Can Boix de PeramolaCan Boix de Peramola
Can Boix de Peramola
Peramola / Pyrenees
Can Boix hotel is in an eighteenth century property in the Segre Valley. It features a rustic restaurant, a large swimming pool and pleasant simplicity.
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Casa Leonardo
Senterada / Pyrenees
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Casa Leonardo hotel tradition dates back to the 1920s, when it provided lodging for the numerous carriers and vendors who travelled between La Conca de Tremp and Pallaresa mountain.
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El Rantiner
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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Stone and slate building which occupies the former Baró house. It offers rooms with classic furnishings and cosy spaces near the ski resort of Boí-Taüll.
El SolsonèsEl Solsonès
El Solsonès
Solsona / Pyrenees
Located two kilometres from Solsona, Camping El Solsonès, is an environmentally-friendly establishment, a commitment seen in its having been awarded the EMAS logo. Ensuring quality and family-friendliness complete the objectives set out by this campsite whose lifeblood is nature and all this represents.
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Estanys Blaus
Lladorre / Pyrenees
Hotel Estanys Blaus is surrounded by a forest landscape, enjoys spectacular views of the Cardós Valley and features a full health centre.
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Gourmet Hotels
Prullans / Pyrenees
StreetSant Antoni4Os de Balaguer25610
Tradición, gastronomía y turismo activo se unen bajo los establecimientos con las marcas de Gourmet Hotel y Sender Hotel, situados en los entornos naturales más relajantes.
Grèvol SpaGrèvol Spa
Grèvol Spa
Llanars / Pyrenees
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Hotel Grèvol is located in the small municipality of Llanars, in the centre of the beautiful Camprodon Valley, in a new building that has the appearance of an old mountain chalet.
Hotel TaullHotel Taull
Hotel Taull
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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The Taüll hotel, with a sober and comfortable style, has 67 very comfortable rooms. It is part of the Boí Taüll Resort, one of the main ski resorts in the Lleida Pyrenees, which also features the exclusive Spa Augusta.
L'Algadir del DeltaL'Algadir del Delta
L'Algadir del Delta
Amposta / Terres de l'Ebre
The L'Algadir Delta hotel, located in the Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre, specialises in offering visitors all the amenities for planning activities in the Delta del Ebre region.
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Manantial
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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The four-star Manantial hotel represents the most luxurious option in the Caldes de Boí hot springs complex, in a building surrounded by over 2,000 square metre garden.
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Monestir de les Avellanes Meeting & Ecoresort
Os de Balaguer / Terres de Lleida
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Located in the La Noguera region in an area of spectacular natural beauty and surrounded by the lakes and mountains of El Montsec.
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MónNatura Pirineus
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
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Environmental education is the base of this project by MónNatura Pirineus, which is located at 1,530 metres above sea level, near the town of Son. The hostel has a centre devoted to the fauna of the area, an astronomical observatory and a library specialised in environmental topics.
PeyPey
Pey
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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A nice and cosy mountain-style hotel located in the centre of the village of Boí. It offers comfortable, well-equipped rooms, and has a restaurant and ski storage service. It is located next to theParc Natural d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici and the Boí Taüll ski resort.
TerradetsTerradets
Terradets
Castell de Mur / Pyrenees
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The Terradets hotel, with 60 years of history, offers elaborate and traditional cuisine and a friendly service in a unique natural setting beside Lake Terradets in the Sierra Montsec mountain range.
Xarxa Nacional d'Albergs Socials de Catalunya (XANASCAT)Xarxa Nacional d'Albergs Socials de Catalunya (XANASCAT)
Xarxa Nacional d'Albergs Socials de Catalunya (XANASCAT)
Barcelona / Barcelona
Xarxa Nacional d’Albergs Socials de Catalunya (XANASCAT), offers lodging in 46 hostels spread across Catalonia in places of great natural and cultural interest that display the many attractions the region has to offer.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Adventure in familyAdventure in family
Adventure in family
Bausen / Val d'Aran
AvenuePas d'Arrò, baixos5Vielha e MijaranE-25530
Canyoning for families with children over 6 years old accompanied by a canyoning guide
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Forfait Sensacions
Prullans / Pyrenees
   
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Siente, emocionate, diviértete descubriendo los Pirineos a un precio único
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Ajuntament de Castelló d'Empúries - Empuriabrava
Castelló d'Empúries / Costa Brava
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The Tourist Office of Castelló d’Empúries' Town Hall manages the promotion of sports and active tourism, including activities such as skydiving or walks through the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park.
Baqueira BeretBaqueira Beret
Baqueira Beret
Naut Aran / Val d'Aran
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The Baqueira Beret Ski Resort is located between the regions of Val d'Aran and Pallars Sobirà. It is the place where skiers from Catalonia and the rest of Spain flock to. It is the ski resort with most kilometres of ski slopes in mainland Spain.
Btt Rutes Sílvia RoviraBtt Rutes Sílvia Rovira
Btt Rutes Sílvia Rovira
Cardona / Paisatges Barcelona
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La agencia BTT Rutas Sílvia Rovira propone itinerarios por los alrededores de Cardona, en el Prepirineo o en el Pirineo para realizar a pie o en bicicleta. Ofrecen circuitos para todos los niveles y de diferente duración, que se pueden hacer con guía o por libre.
Camins de VentCamins de Vent
Camins de Vent
Pujalt, Rubió / Paisatges Barcelona
Pathde Cal Martí,s/nRubió08719
A company specialised in balloon flights to several points in Catalonia, such as Igualada and Manresa (close to Montserrat), Vic, Lleida and the suburbs and la Cerdanya.
Can Boix de PeramolaCan Boix de Peramola
Can Boix de Peramola
Peramola / Pyrenees
Can Boix hotel is in an eighteenth century property in the Segre Valley. It features a rustic restaurant, a large swimming pool and pleasant simplicity.
Cap de Santes Creus-Litoral Meridional Tarragoní Protected Natural AreaCap de Santes Creus-Litoral Meridional Tarragoní Protected Natural Area
Cap de Santes Creus-Litoral Meridional Tarragoní Protected Natural Area
Ametlla de Mar, l', Mont-roig del Camp, Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant / Terres de l'Ebre
This area is one of the best examples of the rocky coastline of southern Catalonia. It consists of a narrow stretch of land between Cap de Santes Creus and the north of Cap Roig, with remarkable wildlife and landscapes, representative of the Tarragona coast which runs from Salou to L’Ampolla.
Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Natural ParkCapçaleres del Ter i del Freser Natural Park
Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Natural Park
Queralbs, Molló, Pardines, Planoles, Ribes de Freser, Setcases, Toses, Vilallonga de Ter / Pyrenees
The Nuria Valley is a fantastic natural area in Catalan geography, of glacial origin and with a wide variety of flora y la fauna. It sits on the southern side of the eastern part of the Pyrenees, at two thousand metres above sea level and is surrounded by peaks reaching up to three thousand metres. Its highest point is the Puigmal, at 2,913 metres.
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Casa Leonardo
Senterada / Pyrenees
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Casa Leonardo hotel tradition dates back to the 1920s, when it provided lodging for the numerous carriers and vendors who travelled between La Conca de Tremp and Pallaresa mountain.
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Centre del Romànic de la Vall de Boí
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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The Romanesque ensemble of Vall de Boí, located in the town of d'Erill la Vall, is the entity responsible for managing this heritage group declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
Cicloturisme i Medi AmbientCicloturisme i Medi Ambient
Cicloturisme i Medi Ambient
Girona / Costa Brava
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Cicloturisme i Medi Ambient is a travel agency specialising in bicycle holidays and routes. The activities are directed to people of all ages, including families and children, groups and business events.
Consell Comarcal del Pallars JussàConsell Comarcal del Pallars Jussà
Consell Comarcal del Pallars Jussà
Tremp / Pyrenees
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The Regional Council of Pallars Jussà promotes tourism in the region of the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, primarily active tourism, such as hiking, mountain biking and cultural tourism.
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Consorci Ripollès Desenvolupament - Terra de Comtes i Abats
Ripoll / Pyrenees
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The consortium Consorci Ripollès Desenvolupament promotes sustainable economic and environmental initiatives that generate activity and wealth in the region, in addition to dealing with regional business and tourist policies.
Consorci de Turisme de les Valls d'Àneu
Guingueta d'Àneu, la / Pyrenees
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Valls d’Àneu, located to the north of the region of Pallars Sobirà, offers a wide range of possibilities for enjoying the landscape: adventure sports, ski resorts, the Aigüestortes Natural Park and the Romanesque culture.
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Discover Pyrenees
Prullans / Pyrenees
Discover Pyrenees is an active-tourism company based in Cerdanya which offers a wide range of activities for families and also organises corporate events.
Diving Center - El Rei del MarDiving Center - El Rei del Mar
Diving Center - El Rei del Mar
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
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El fondo marino de las islas Medes es lo más parecido al paraíso para los submarinistas. Su riqueza se debe a la proliferación de poblaciones de al...