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.
The fascinating Peñas de Aia mountains dominate the landscape stretching from San Sebastian to the French border.
The Aia natural park is located between Orio and Zarautz.
One of the widest dune fields in the Basque Country
Declared a protected biotope because of the quality of its riverside forest.
One of the highest peaks in the Basque Country at 1551 metres.
Higher elevation meadows are a predominant feature of Aralar's characteristic landscape
This natural area with high ecological value is a veritable paradise for birdwatchers
Is a small area wedged in between the Bay of Biscay and the Basque mountains