Natural treasures

Although Gipuzkoa is a densely populated territory, a fifth of the province's land area is in protected natural areas (as designated by the Basque Nature Conservation Act — Legislative Decree 1/2014). Each of these spaces is a natural treasure that is well worth a visit.

Natural treasures


Aralar Natural Park

Higher elevation meadows are a predominant feature of Aralar's characteristic landscape

Peñas de Aia Natural Park

The fascinating Peñas de Aia mountains dominate the landscape stretching from San Sebastian to the French border.

Basque Coast Geopark

Is a small area wedged in between the Bay of Biscay and the Basque mountains

Pagoeta Natural Park in Aia

The Aia natural park is located between Orio and Zarautz.

Iñurritza Biotope

One of the widest dune fields in the Basque Country

Leitzaran Biotope

Declared a protected biotope because of the quality of its riverside forest.

Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park

One of the highest peaks in the Basque Country at 1551 metres.

Plaiaundi Ecology Park

This natural area with high ecological value is a veritable paradise for birdwatchers

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