The first National Park in Spain who received this designation were the Picos de Europa, formerly called until 1995 Covadonga Mountain. In addition, he was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2002.
The Picos de Europa is composed of three large massifs: the massifs of Andara, the Urrielles and Cornión.
The successive rainfall and humidity characterize the climate of these massifs, due to its proximity to the sea which is only 20 miles.
We can also find snow in the winter months, as banks of fog between his sharp relief.
Note are the alternating between its high peaks and deep gorges and canyons we found, where more than 200 elevations over 2000 meters and vertical drops of over 2300 meters.
A good option is to rent a car in Santander and go to this system, which can use the cable car Fuentedé, with which go up to 1800 meters high and you can see wonderful views.
In the National Park Picos de Europa you can find the best Atlantic forest of the peninsula, with abundant oak, hazel, chestnut, maple, beech … Besides you can see animals such as wolves, wild boar, grouse and the occasional bear .
Between its mountains are two well-known beautiful lakes to visit: Enol and La Ercina.
If you like rural, should not miss the opportunity to visit the National Park Picos de Europa.