10 of the Most Breathtaking Waterfalls in Spain

Written by Volia Nikaci
Published: June 6, 2022
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The country of Spain is one of the most beautiful in Europe. The sun-drenched beaches, tapas, and lively festivals of Spain make it a world-renowned destination. However, if you look closely into the Iberian Peninsula, you will find some hidden treasures, such as breathtaking waterfalls! You must see these fantastic locations if you are a travel enthusiast.  Take a look at these 10 waterfalls in Spain that are all excellent places to relax.

1. Cascada de Ezaro

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It is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Spain, located in the northwestern part of the country.
Cascada de Ezaro
LocationDumbria, Spain
Nearby AttractionsCarnota beach
Animals to SeeCrabs, Frogs

Not only is it a magnificent waterfall, it is one of Spain’s most beloved and powerful. Every year, tourists flock to the waterfall. A unique feature of the location is that the falls directly flow into the sea. Eight minutes from the fall is Carnota beach, which offers sandy beaches along a lengthy shoreline.

2. Cascadas de Oneta

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Described as a collection of three charming waterfalls, Cascadas de Oneta is a beauty to behold.
Cascadas de Oneta
LocationAsturias, Spain
Nearby AttractionsCastro of Coaña
Animals to SeeNon-venomous Water Snake, Salamanders

This waterfall is actually a combination of three magnificent waterfalls in Spain: Cascadas la Fibra, La Ulloa, and Cascada de Maseirua. You can expect the hike to the cascades to become more challenging after each one. It is supplied by the Rio de Oneta river. One of the most exciting cascades to see and climb is the first one, with a steep plunge of 20 meters (65 feet). Due to rough, slippery, and densely forested pathways, the second and third cascades are significantly more difficult to access.

3. Caozo Falls

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The Caozo waterfall in the Bonal Gorge is one of the most beautiful in the Jerte Valley.

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Caozo Falls
LocationValdastillas, Spain
Nearby AttractionsReserva Natural Garganta de los Infiernos
Animals to SeeGolden Eagle, Mountain Goat

The beautiful and serene waterfall located in Valle del Jerte flows clear and full of pure water. If you drive from Valdastillas, you can walk a few minutes to these beautiful falls hidden amid chestnut, olive, and cherry trees. You can visit at any time of year, but the falls look best after rain. The area smells sweet of fruit and pure water, making it one of the nicest waterfalls in Spain.

4. Salto del Nervion

Salto del Nervion waterfall
This is a 222-meter-high waterfall in Spain, making it the highest in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Salto del Nervion
LocationÁlava, Spain
Nearby AttractionsTxakoli Gure Ahaleginak
Animals to SeeWild Boar, Ocellated Lizard

The tallest single-drop waterfall in Spain is this enormous waterfall. It has a drop of 222 meters. The downstream of this waterfall is the Rio Nervion, located south of Delika. Visitors can reach the waterfall from Orduna. The hike, however, might take several hours to reach the falls. Alternatively, you may view the beauty from the base near the parking area. However, if you want a closer and more spectacular view of the falls, you should climb the path until you reach the falls.

5. Fervenza Do Toxa Waterfall

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The Fervenza do Toxa Waterfall is a 60-meter tall waterfall.

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Fervenza Do Toxa Waterfall
LocationSilleda, Spain
Nearby AttractionsPazo de Oca
Animals to SeeBrown Bears, Wild Cats

There’s nowhere better to reconnect with nature near Silleda than at Fervenza Do Toxa waterfall. Located in the country’s Toxa River, these falls are among the tallest and most famous in the world. Forests around here have oaks, pines, cork, and chestnut trees, plus natural species like Xesta. Take a dip in the natural pond, then hike to the famous monastery, which you can reach by following the path that runs directly from the pond.

6. Cascada de Pedrosa de Tobalina

Cascada de Pedrosa de Tobalina
Pedrosa de Tobalina is a 10-15m waterfall on the Rio Jerea that cascades over a large bedrock slab.

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Cascada de Pedrosa de Tobalina
LocationBurgos, Spain
Nearby Attractionstown of Pedrosa de Tobalina
Animals to SeeBlack Woodpecker, White-winged Snowfinch

In contrast to other waterfalls in Spain, Pedrosa de Tobalina is a low-lying cascade that is remarkably beautiful. Burgos province considers it one of its seven wonders. The waterfall is formed by the water of the River Jerea, and it cascades from a height of 12 meters to a length of 100 meters. Since the water color changes from season to season, this waterfall is most beautiful in the autumn. There’s a shallow edge on this waterfall, then a deep center. The waterfalls are super beautiful and you can camp there while admiring them!

7. Cascada de La Cimbarra

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It is a beautiful waterfall on the Rio Guarrizas that is about 40 meters high.

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Cascada de La Cimbarra
LocationJaén, Andalusia
Nearby AttractionsParque Natural de Despeñaperros
Animals to SeeIberian Wolf, Royal Owl

Just outside of Aldeaquemada in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, you can find one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Spain. The Cimbara waterfall rises about 40 meters from the Guarrizas River. The water cascades into a large pool below. However, we don’t recommend swimming there since its depth isn’t known.

8. Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo

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The 25-meter-high Orbaneja waterfall divides the town into two sections, La Villa and La Puebla.

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Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo
LocationBurgos, Spain
Nearby Attractionstown of Orbaneja del Castillo
Animals to SeeRoe Deer, Red Squirrel

This waterfall near Burgos is another popular tourist destination in Spain. It’s a waterfall that runs through the tunnels just above a little town. It’s only 25 meters tall, but it’s spectacular when it slices through the rocks in Orbaneja del Castillo. You can get to the waterfall via a bridge. The surrounding area surrounds a stunning turquoise-colored lake, resembling a miniature of Croatia’s Lake Plitvice.

9. Cascada de Ronda

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In front of the cave entrance, there is a waterfall known as Cueva del Gato, or Cat Cave Waterfall.

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Cascada de Ronda
LocationBenaoján, Spain
Nearby Attractions:The Puente Nuevo
Animals to See:Iberian Chiffchaff, Griffon Vulture

Casa de Ronda has a rich history and several distinctive features that have helped it gain international fame. You can find it in the Spanish region of Malaga. It’s known for the Puente Nuevo bridge, built between 1735 and 1793. Because of the constant erosion of the river Guadalevin, this waterfall in Spain has a rustic color. There are several historical sites in the area as well. After all, Ronda is considered the birthplace of traditional Spanish bullfighting.

10. Monasterio de Piedra

Monasterio de Piedra
A verdant natural park with several waterfalls surrounds the Monasterio de Piedra in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Monasterio de Piedra
LocationZaragoza, Spain
Nearby AttractionsGarden Area of Monasterio de Piedra
Animals to SeeBlue Tit, Eurasian Wryneck

Last but not least is a stunningly beautiful old waterfall with a variety of facilities nearby. The monastery here was founded in 1194. There is an old castle near the waterfall along the Piedra River. The whole thing was declared a national monument in 1983. The height from where the water flows down is 60 meters and because of the force of the water, it all interacts with the soil.

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Volia Nikaci is a freelance copywriter and content editor with a passion and expertise in content creation, branding, and marketing. She has a background in Broadcast Journalism & Political Science from CUNY Brooklyn College. When she's not writing she loves traveling, perusing used book stores, and hanging out with her other half.

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