Parque Regional Sierra Espuna

Regional Park Sierra Espuna is one of the most visited and knowledge of the region. Among its vegetation are the forests of pines, and shrubs such as esparto, thyme, rosemary, rockrose, and coscojas Lentiscos. As for wildlife, the wealth of birds is perhaps the most remarkable: aguila real perdicera, peregrine falcon and owls are distributed in different natural environments of the Sierra. Since 1992, Sierra Espuna has the category of ‘Regional Park’, the highest protection in the region of Murcia.
Sierra Espuna is located in the center of the Region of Murcia, between the river valleys and Guadalent n Specification. Its area is 25,000 hectares, of which 17,804 ha. Regional Park are. Massif agreste relief, rich and deep valleys and high peaks inside. The altitude ranges from 200 m. near the Valley Guadalent n to 1585 m. Espuna of the Morrone. The Mediterranean climate is clear. During the winter you can enjoy the snow in the highest .. The work of reforestation by the end of last century, whose main architect was D. Ricardo Codorniu, represent one of the best examples of repopulation at the international level. Besides Regional Park, Sierra Espuna is a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPAs). Regional Park Sierra Espuna has obtained the “Q for Quality” label awarded by the ICTE (Spanish Tourism Quality Institute). Mark that guarantees quality in the public use of the Park: the services, facilities and management. Currently there are only 6 protected natural areas throughout the Spanish territory with the certificates of quality. El Pozo de nieve de Las Animas, in the end of Alhama, dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and used as temporary storage of snow. This activity filled wells Snow and ice obtained from the sale generated over 300 years of the most important economic activity in Sierra Espuna.