El Balcon del Olivar breathes nature on all sides. It is surrounded by several national parks and places with Mediterranean forests, steep mountains, amazing rock formations such as the Torcal de Antequera, rivers and lakes as Iznájar and mountains where you can breathe pure nature, next to the Mediterranean.
Offers an impressive landscape of over 1,000 hectares of karst capricious, formed by erosion of the limestone over millions of years. If impressive are the rock formations that seem drawn from another planet but have in fact been dissolved by water (karstification). This is a place particularly fascinating for lovers of night photography. More information
It is the largest lagoon in Andalusia, with 6.5 km long (east-west) and 2.5 km wide (northwest-southeast). It covers 1364 hectares of protected area, 164 of which make up the Nature Reserve. It extends over a very soft landscape, covered with olive groves and cereals.
It is an important nesting, wintering and migratory path of many waterbirds. It houses the largest colony of flamingos on the Iberian Peninsula and the second largest in Europe, which can be observed during the nesting period (March to July) along with many other aquatic species and waders.
Natural Park El Chorro
In this Natural Park there are three large reservoirs. The turquoise waters of these reservoirs host waterfowl like Kingfisher. The pines, eucalyptus and typical Mediterranean scrub are home to rabbits, hares and bobcats.
Iznájar Reservoir (23 km)
The main tributary of the Guadalquivir, the river Genil, becomes the largest reservoir in the area. The impressive “Lake of Andalusia” has 50 million m3 of water, more than 100 km from the sea and 32 km in length with a wealth of waterfowl including heron, cormorants, grebes, ducks, gulls, ospreys, and storks. Do not forget the telephoto lens and binoculars!
(Http://www.iznajar.es/turismo/embalse-de-iznajar) Valdearenas More information
Subbetica Natural Park Cordoba
Located south of Córdoba and 65 km from our ouse, it is known for its rock formations and typical Mediterranean forest. Numerous white villages are dotted around this area, with Zuheros being particularly beautiful and well preserved. More information