Waterfalls in Spain
Spain Waterfalls were surprisingly dotted throughout the Iberian Peninsula in locations that were diverse yet eerily similar to the kind of climates and environments familiar to us throughout California. In fact, prior to visiting the country, we only expected to see just a handful of waterfalls. We certainly didn’t expect to see nearly 30 of them! Yet that was what happened, and it was another instance of how waterfalling forced us to go off the beaten path while still fitting in the country’s many signature attractions that lure tourists from all over the world (e.g. Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Park Güell, Casas Colgadas, Alhambra, Mezquita, Praia As Catedrais, Cares Gorge, Alcazar de Segovia, Real Alcazar de Sevilla, etc.).
Indeed, we were surprised by the waterfalls where history and nature seemed to co-exist in dramatic fashion. And that map that you see at the top of this page pretty much gives you an idea of how varied and diverse the places in the country were, especially where the waterfalls were located.
In our waterfalling survey so far, we’ve encountered waterfalling highlights such as Cola de Caballo in the Pyrenees as well as the waterfall-saturated park at Monasterio de Piedrain Aragon’s far southern end. We’ve also experienced the dramatic cliff-diving Salto del Nervion as well as the well-situated Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo among others. And who could forget the juxtaposition of architecture and a waterfall at the Cascada de Ronda?
We definitely felt like we only scratched the surface of what was possible in Spain. We also felt like we could use a return trip to see some of these falls in more voluminous states. Only time will tell whether we’ll have that opportunity again. In the mean time, have a look at our humble sampling, and see for yourself why the passion of this country rubbed off on us in a way that we were so enthusiastic about how waterfalling opened our eyes to this culturally rich and naturally diverse country.