Devoid of hustle and bustle, graceful greenery surroundings and the splash of river water, deserts term life in its simplest form, without pretensions. Its toughness and integrity stir the mind and its stillness instills the longing for a quiet, simpler life. Spain is home to some of the magnificent deserts in the world, which are marked by solitude, purity and integrity. Anyone planning a desert vacation in Spain will have his concept changed; he will surely enjoy the desert magic.
Often termed as truly a semi-desert, the Tabernas Desert in Almeria, Spain is an ultimate spot to visit if you want to see what the earth looked like eight million years ago. The surface of the desert somewhat looks like the surface of the moon. It is so desolate and if you want to witness the drama with shouting and screaming, the Tavernas Desert has much more to offer. Bald, sun-drenched mountains, dusty riverbeds and strangely eroded valleys are what comprise the modern landscape.
Cabo de Gata-Njar Natural Park:
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park is the largest coastal protected area of the Andalusian region of Spain. It comprises a barren desert, rocky volcanic peaks and an isolated castle. The natural park is a paradise for both desert fans and beach lovers.
Formed up of sandstone, clay and chalk, the soils of Bardenas Reales have constantly been worn away and by wind and water, creating astounding canyons, seamounts, hills, tabular structures, plateaus and many other eye-catching shapes.
Los Monegros is the driest desert in the northern part of the country and has been a big crowd puller as it overwhelms bird-watchers, photographers and naturalists. You will find little bustards, short-toed larks, Calandra, black-bellied Sandgrouse and kestrels. Its stark topography will surely compel you to admire its awesome beauty.
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