The wide range of nautral areas, each with their own specific characteristics,
is one of the main attractions of the province of Almería.
In addition to the extensive and widely known Natural Parks
of Sierra Nevada, Cabo de Gata-Nijar and Sierra Maria-Los Vélez,
there are also spectacular natural areas in Almeria's Alpujarra.
Examples of these include the Sierra of Las Estancias, Gádor,
and Los Filabres, which is considered the natural lung
of Almería and contains the Astronomical Observatory of Calar
The Peñón del Negro, The Arroyo Verruga Shelter,
and the Mirador of Las Víboras offer great
views of the pinewoods over which fly numerous of birds of prey
like the impressive Spanish imperial and booted eagles.
Cabrera-Bédar stretches along the coast with its
extensive woods of holm oaks, cork trees and pines, a habitat where
visitors can spot one of the last remaining examples of an endangered
species: the spur thighed tortoise.
Bird lovers will undoubtedly enjoy the wetlands which are formed
both by the estuary of the river Antas and the salt flats of Guardias