Bahía de Cadiz Natural Park
Sendero Pinar de Algaida is a 12km walk (round trip). This follows the San Pedro river and through the Pinar de la Algaida, a forest of stone pines near Puerto Real. It passes a marshland area before skirting around the saltpan of the Salina de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados.
Sendero Dolores is a 3½km circular route. It begins at the Salina Nuestra Señora de los Dolores and follows a wall on the riverbank. The path loops round the rest of the saltpans to return to the starting point.
Sendero Tres Amigos-Río Arillo is a 4½km walk. If you go south the path will take you along the marshland to a bird hide where you can view the marismas. Alternatively north goes around the marsh and along the Arillo river. The best time for this walk is autumn, when the marshlands are full of migrating birds.
Sendero Punta Boquerón is a 3km linear walk to the Punta de Boquerón Natural Monument from Camposoto beach southeast of San Fernando.
The Carnival of Cádiz is one of the best-known carnivals in the world. It is centred on Shrove Tuesday, at the end of February or beginning of March, and is a celebration of life and excess. In total the festivities last for ten days which take in two weekends. The whole city participates in the carnival for more than two weeks each year, and the presence of this fiesta is almost constant in the city because of the rehearsals, recitals, and contests held throughout the year.
Cockles, clams, shrimps and crabs can be found in the muddy areas along the coast, as well as in the salt lakes, where sole, sea bass, golden bream and grey mullet can be found. Other species include mussels and prawns.
The pine forest Pinar de Algaida is home to many species of birds. These include hoopoes, meadow pipits, white wagtails and goldfinches.
On the dunes, you’ll find marram grass, spiny rushes, Russian thistles, sea rocket and sea holly.
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