Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve. Andalusia (Spain) –Morocco

  • Landscape in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains. Cadiz

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Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve. Andalusia (Spain) –Morocco

Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve. Andalusia (Spain) –Morocco

Location and municipalities


Malaga (Andalusia)


Cadiz (Andalusia)


Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve. Andalusia (Spain) –Morocco


A region that has served as a gateway between east and west and has been instrumental in creating the 'Andalusí culture'. This is a good description for this area in Andalusia that captivates visitors with its mountain ranges overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Just to give you an idea of its importance, this territory encompasses two Andalusian Biosphere Reserves (the Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves); the El Estrecho and Los Alcornocales Nature Reserves; the nature areas of Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja, Sierra Crestellina, Los Gaitanes gorge and the Los Lances beaches; and the natural monuments of the Bolonia sand dunes, the Las Escaleretas fir forest and Las Buitreras canyon. Its most characteristic landscape? The 'pinsapo' forest (a tree from fir genus), which is exclusive to this area. What animals can you find there? As it lies on a migratory route, you can see more than 117 species of birds. There are also mammals such as wild boar and otters. What's on offer in the Biosphere Reserve? Enquire in the visitor centres in each nature area about footpaths, accommodation, recreation areas and viewing points.

  • Biosphere Reserve certification