Andalucia has many natural areas that are unique sites of enormous wealth and great beauty, which are spread all over Andalucia.
In fact, Andalusia is one of the most ecologically valuable regions of Europe. With 85 protected areas and 22 natural parks, which account for 18% of its territory, it ranks first on the Iberian Peninsula regarding protected areas.
Andalucia has sceneries and most diverse landforms ranging from Almeria, which is home to the only desert in Europe (the desert of Tabernas) to Grazalema, the area with the highest annual precipitation in Spain; to one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe in the Natural Reserve of Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, forested mountains, high peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the largest wetland in Europe in the Doñana National Park.
For their good state of preservation, the contrast of its landscapes and its geographical location, in Andalucia it is possible to observe a variety of animal and plant species.