Tropical Forest

Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Andalucia, Spain

Los Alcornocales Natural Park at the most southerly end of Spain is one of Europe’s last remaining tropical forests. Its area stretches over more than 60km, from the continent’s southernmost point, the city of Tarifa, to the Sierra de Grazalema.

The region is characterized by a low mountain range covered by cork oaks (alcornoques). Its highest point, the Pico de Aljibe, rises up to about 1,100m above sea level. On a clear day, the view from the summit spans throughout the entire province of Cádiz.