Everyone knows a little Spanish these days. Casa de Papel has made its way through the hearts of people and therefore, Parque Nacional Sierra de las Nieves is easily understandable. Spain is getting herself a new National Park this year. It will be home to incredible wildlife, hiking, kayaking, and more.
Finally, after more than six years of campaigning, it seems like the Malaga province of southern Spain will be getting its first national park.
This park located northwest of the city of Malaga, the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range is a protected natural park and has been so since 1989. Based upon what Lonely Planet has reported, this natural park now shelters amazing wildlife, with ibexes, roe deer, otters, and raptors, while also being famous for its ancient, hard-to-find Spanish firs.
Spanish firs can only be found in three areas. Remainders from the Iberian Peninsula’s Ice Age, the northern parts of the Parque Nacional Sierra de las Nieves is where they live.
The funding it receives will go toward allocating some centers for visitors and other organizations to support responsible tourism efforts in Spain, as well as the local communities that tried so hard for the designation of this national park.
Adventure activities in the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range are mainly cycling, hiking, mountain biking, caving, kayaking, climbing, and canyoning. Indeed, historians will appreciate the forts and other bits and pieces of the area’s previous residents dating back as far as the Phoenicians.
Andalusia is already home to two popular national parks: Granada’s Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada, which is home to Spain’s highest peak, and Cadiz’s Parque Nacional de Doñana. This new addition to Andalusia will make it second only to the Canary Islands in the number of national parks in one Spanish region.