Located in the south of Spain, Donana National Park is a Heritage-listed nature reserve covering 543 square kilometres of marshland, sand dunes and waterways. The park’s unique biodiversity showcases a range of interesting ecosystems that house thousands of European and African migratory bird species.
Along with birds, you can often see fascinating native animals, from fallow deer and wild boars to badgers and mongoose. Keep an eye out for the endangered species, including the Spanish imperial eagle and Iberian lynx. Active travellers can partake in a range of water and land-based activities around the area, including horse riding, kitesurfing, kayaking, sailing and mountain biking.
You can explore a variety of walking and cycling trails throughout Donana National Park, which reveal riverbank forests and outstanding bird watching opportunities. Alternatively, join an immersive four-wheel drive tour with a bilingual guide to learn more about the countryside’s history with beekeeping, forestry, fishing and hunting.
Donana National Park is about 40 minutes’ drive from Seville, where you can fly into Seville Airport. You can also drive there in about 45 minutes from Cadiz or just under three hours from Malaga.