These wetlands are areas of high ecological value; its climate, the sea and the presence of nutrients promote animal life in this place. The park offers trails, viewpoints and ecological spots to enjoy one of the greatest natural enclaves of southern Europe routes. The park includes areas of high ecological value such as Sacti Petri Marshes or Isla Trocadero, declared National Parks.
Bahía de Cádiz natural park has varied ecosystems and strategic location near Parque de Doñana and Estrecho de Gibraltar, makes this natural enclave a perfect spot for many species of birds. Salt extraction and inshore fishing have been the two major activities of the Bay of Cadiz.
The technique of salt production has remained almost intact for centuries: seawater is driven by the tide, passes through a system of feeding pipes and gates to a series of ponds until the warm winds of Levante and the strong sunlight cause intense evaporation and salt crystallization. Currently, salt extraction has given way to other activities such as estuary shellfishing, coastal fisheries and aquaculture thriving, which are the main resources of the area
What to do in the Natural Park Bahía de Cadiz?
In the park, there are seven marked trails that reveal the secrets of the Bay of Cadiz which you can visit either on foot or by bicycle. This is also the ideal spot for boating around the bay, or to dive in its waters and discover spectacular seabeds.
Municipality: Cádiz, Chiclana, Cádiz, Chiclana de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real, San Fernando