If you like natural excursions, then the Natural Park of Ponga is the place to visit. An ideal habitat for those who enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and the rural landscape, looking for the rest and relaxation that the countryside offers.

Qualified by many as the Asturian Eden, this park has more than 20 thousand hectares of landscapes, located to the west of the Peaks of Europe and within the council of Ponga, in the central-eastern sector of the Cantabrian Mountains, bordering to the south with the province of León.

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Throughout the park there are spectacular forests of various types, of which the beech forests are the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. The area is covered by meadows, limestone mountains, valleys and steep slopes, streams and brooks that flow into the great rivers; the Sella and the Ponga.

Flora and fauna in the Natural Park of Ponga

Numerous species inhabit these extensive fields, especially the deer that take refuge through the ample woodlands. At the end of the summer rains, the deer mating season begins, which attracts hundreds of tourists to contemplate the struggles of these to get females, so at this time guided tours are scheduled. Other species such as the brown bear, fox, roe deer, chamois and wild boar are present in the area.