Join our guided wildlife tours and observe the unique wildlife of Asturias!
‘Unique species, unbeatable scenery and unforgettable experiences’. That’s how Asturias is promoted as ecotourism destination. And no wonder. Although this ‘Natural Paradise’ only represents 2% of Spain’s surface, it is home to 75% of mammals and birds species to be found in Spain. The most iconic are Cantabrian brown bears (Ursus arctos arctos), Iberian wolves (Canis lupus), Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus), Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and Wallcreepers (Tichodroma muraria,).
Protected areas in Asturias
Over a third of Asturias’ surface is protected. Asturias has 1 National Park (Picos de Europa), 7 Biosphere Reserves (Las Ubiñas-La Mesa, Muniellos, Picos de Europa, Redes, Ponga, Somiedo and Oscos-Eo), 5 natural parks (Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias, Las Ubiñas-La Mesa, Ponga, Redes and Somiedo), 1 full nature reserve (Muniellos), 6 partial nature reserves, 2 protected landscapes and 39 natural monuments. Furthermore, Asturias also houses the first declared marine reserve in Spain (El Cachucho).
Wildlife of Asturias
Resultantly, Asturias is one of the best places to observe Iberian wildlife. The brown bear is undoubtedly the emblematic animal of Asturias. You can also see wolves, hoofed animal (deer, roe deer, fallow deer, and ibex) and other mammals such as wild cats, genets and otters. Furthermore, you can find over 400 bird species in Asturias. Bearded Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle and Wall Creeper are only some examples. Also, over 140 butterfly species live in Asturias. Finally, you can spot up to 25 species of cetaceans, both resident and migratory, in the Cantabrian Sea bordering Asturias.
Our guided wildlife tours
We offer various Wildlife Tours to encounter the rich wildlife of Asturias. Certified and experienced guides that respect the local environment lead all our tours.
Even though Asturias has abundant wildlife, there is no guarantee that you see all the animals you want during your stay. However, taking part in our guided wildlife tours highly increases your chances to encounter them. We also design customized tours for a unique and personalized wildlife experience.
Come visit and dive into Asturias’ wildlife with us!
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