Natural environment

The town has an extension of 203 km , a third of it is occupied by the Natural Park Bay of Cádiz. This Park is composed of marshland, rivers, dunes, islands,.... a perfect union between sea and land.

Near our main streets birds and animals like storks, chameleons and swallows can be observed easily.

Close to the town centre we have the opportunity to enjoy different ecosystems (marshland, open country, pinewoods, beaches, etc...)Pinewoods

They are numerous in our town, especially beautiful are the following pinewoods: Pinar de la Espartosa, Pinar del Hierro and Pinar de la Barrosa. The latter is equipped with leisure facilities for the use and enjoyment of visitors.


The river Iro forms temporary seasonal lagoons and pools. The most important are Jeli and Montellano, both are nature reserves and protected areas for birds.

Environmental Resources Centre and Saltern

It includes the saltern Santa Mª de Jesús (refurbished traditional saltern), fish farms, old saltern house, salt museum and a café-bar.
Apdo. Correos 308
Avda. de los Descubrimientos, carril junto al Puente VII Centenario
Tel.: 956 538 126 / 667 664 844
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E-mail: info @

Awards: Blue Flag

Farm: La Huerta Del Novo

C/ Trajano s/n
Urb. Novo Sancti Petri
Tel.: 650 633 566
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E-mail: lahuertadelnovo @
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Awards: Blue Flag

“La mar de posibilidades”. Centre for environmental education.

Culture, environment, leisure and educational activities (lectures, courses, workshops...).
Ctra. La Barrosa, C/ Jardines del General Graham, 1 (Casa del Guarda) Coto San José
Tel.: 956 231 712 / 676 420 136
E-mail: lamardeposibilidades @