Sierra de Irta Natural Park

In Spain we have countless Natural Parks scattered around every corner and which are authentic wonders of nature. Today I would like to recommend a visit to the 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 without a doubt the landscape that can be enjoyed there is amazing.

It is in the northern part of the province of Castellón , belonging to several municipalities and which are Peñíscola , Santa Magdalena de Pulpis and Alcalá de Xivert. It is huge thanks to its almost 8,000 land and 2,500 marine hectares, which makes it a natural environment in which the most typical fauna and flora of this area of ​​the Mediterranean develop 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 large number of birds, many of them species that are in danger of extinction such as the Bonelli’s eagle, the shag, the warblers, the stone curlevan or the Audouin’s gull. Also, there are more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians or many species of butterflies. Another of the great attractions of this Natural Park is the cultural legacy that is so important thanks to housing the Templar castles of Xivert, Pulpis or Peñíscola, as well as 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 aimed at school groups (they can only attend by reservation). To get to this natural wonder you can do it in different ways. On the one hand, by car you can opt for the AP-7 motorway or the N-340 national road since both pass through the limits of the park. If you prefer the train, you should stop at the Alcalá de Chivert station since it is the closest.