Granada has a great diversity of protected natural areas. The Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada features the highest peaks of mainland Spain, but there are also five national parks and the Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro - Cerro Gordo. This is a 395 ha. coastal landscape formed by erosion, where the Sierra de Almijara opens up to the Mediterranean. Valuable prairies of paseidonia grass grow in its sea bottom.
Parque Natural de Sierra de Huétor
It is just a few kilometres from the city of Granada. This mountain range has plenty of wooded areas, deep gorges, ravines and streams.
Parque Natural Sierra de Castril
A tree-covered area that includes salgareño pine trees, which can grow up to 40 m. The Cueva de Don Fernando, the longest and deepest cave in the province of Granada, is also located in the park.
Parque Natural Sierra de Baza
A sheer mountain mass with numerous birds of prey. It featues approximately one-hundred plant species which are endemic to the south of mainland Spain, also known as the Iberian Peninsula.
Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama
This is a landscape full of contrasts, with the towering presence of the highest peaks in the wets of the province, La Maroma and El Lucero. It is the habitat of species such as mountain goats or edangered species of eagles.
Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada
A valuable ecosystem shared by the municipalities of the Sierra Nevada region, the Alpujarra Alta or High Alpujarra and part of the Marquesado del Zenete.
Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada
It has been a National Park since 1999. It is of a major environmental importance and features more than 60 exclusive plant species, such as the estrella de las nieves or "star of the snow", the "violet of Sierra Nevada" and "chamomile of the Sierra Nevada".