In Spain we have infinity of Natural parks scattered throughout all corners and that are true wonders of nature. Today I would like to recommend a visit to Sierra de Irta Natural Park, which is in Castellón. Mainly it stands out for being one of the few coastal areas that does not have buildings in the section that goes from Andalusia to France, so the landscape that can be enjoyed there is undoubtedly amazing.
It is in the northern part of the province of Castellón, belonging to several municipalities and which are Peniscola, Santa Magdalena de Pulpis and Alcalá de Xivert. It is huge thanks to its almost 8,000 hectares of land and 2,500 marinas, which makes it a natural environment in which the most typical fauna and flora of this area of the Mediterranean develops in a totally virgin way. Cliffs and beaches are some of the landscapes that you can find in the area.
In the park there are a lot of birds, many of them species that are in Danger of extinction like the Bonelli's eagle, the shaggy cormorant, the warbler, the curlew or Audouin's gull. In addition, there are more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians or many species of butterflies. Another of the great attractions that this Natural Park has is the important cultural legacy thanks to hosting the templar castles Xivert, Pulpis or Peñíscola, in addition to several towers and hermitages.
In addition to visiting it in its entirety, you can also enjoy some of the activities that are organized on Thursdays, especially geared towards School groups (They can only come by reservation). To get to this natural wonder you can do it in different ways. On the one hand, by car you can choose the AP-7 motorway or the N-340 national road since both pass through the park's limits. If you prefer the train, you should stop at the Alcalá de Chivert station since it is the closest.
Peñiscola playa la Basseta and Serra d'Irta natural park 4K (April 2021)
- Castellón, natural parks, Peñíscola