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Spain's Most Spectacular Waterfalls
Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 6:09 PM

Despite the heat and drought most of the year in Spain there are hundreds of waterfalls across its landscape. These 10 stand out among them and must be seen.


1. Fervenza do Ézaro

For its uniqueness, the most beautiful of Spain. The Xallas is the only river in Europe that flows into the sea via a waterfall. 



2. Pozo de los Humos

This waterfall located on the river Uces in northwest Salamanca. It falls within  the Natural Park Arribes del Duero. This authentic water curtain plunges down two brutal jumps of more than fifty meters hitting the bottom with clouds of mis that overhang the landscape.


3. Cascada de Colores

Red, yellow, green, gray and even black. As we were taught at school, water is colorless but in the ravine of Sorrows on the island of Palma this waterfall has all those colors. Sitada in the National Park Caldera, to reach it there is a fun trek through mountain trails.


4. Nacedero del Nervión

In recent years an specially in late summer this waterfall is quite dry, but it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Spain. The cliff's edge from which it falls is 270 meters high, the highest of Spain. 



5. Oneta

In the heart of a landscape of forests and mountains, this waterfall is located in the municipality of Villayón, western Asturias, relatively close to Luarca. It was declared a Natural Monument.


6. Cascada de la Cimbarra

The Guarrizas river is just two kilometers from Aldeaquemada, Jaen, and only 11 from Despeñaperros, but hardly anyone crossing the famous passage of the highway of Andalusia detours the short distance to see one of the natural wonders of Spain. It was declared a Natural Park by the Junta de Andalucía. The force of this waterfall has created a natural well in the ground which no one knows the real depth of.


7. Nacimiento río Asón

The Ason River is born here and lies within the Natural Park Hillocks of Assos, in the municipality of Soba, Cantabria. This river features a spectacular jump of 70 meters over the limestone wall.


8. Cascada del Estrecho

An area of intimate beauty, the river Arrazas carves it way through the canyon to reveal this spectaucular waterfall.


9. Sauth deth Pish

If in winter the Aran Valley is known for the ski resort of Baqueira Beret, in summer it is know for this beautiful waterfall located to the north. Formed by the river Varradós, it plnges down a 35m drop into a crystal clear pool. It is only a 45min walt to reach it.

10. Chorros del río Mundo

This turbulent waterfall is located in the Los Calares River Park Natural World, Albacete. It is a karstic territory, which means it is porous like a gruyere cheese, where water submerges and is absorbed. The result is abundant powerful springs, the source of the river Mundo.This waterfall of over one hundred meters high  and when it is in full flow it can move over 100,000 liters per second.

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