(Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz)
Medina lagoon is the biggest in the province of Cadiz and the second in
Andalusia. It is located just 10 km from Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz)
. It is easy to approach through the road which joins this town with Medina
Sidonia. It is reowned as an optional area to the adjacent Gualquivir
salt-marsh, after its summer draining.
SYSTEM OF PROTECTION: Natural Reserve, Ramsar
LOCATION: Northeast of Cadiz Bay, 36º
37 latitude north and 6º 3 length west .
EXTENSION: 121 hectares of Natural Reserves
and 254 hectares of protected area.
30m and 38 m at sea level.
The conditions of the vegetation which surrounds the lagoon have been
improved owing to the recent repopulation ( holly trees, lentisco (Pistacia
lentiscus) ,thymes, coscojas (Quercus coccifera), brambles, willows and
In the Perilagoon belt there are eneas (Typha dominguensis) castanets
(Scirpus maritimus), Rush and taraje (Tamarix africana), remainigan halofile
vegetation with almajos (Sarcocornia perennis) in areas where there is
Inside the lagoon, seaweed, carrizos (Phragmites australis) and some other
aquatic plants such as the buttercups grow.
are plenty of Coots. Many endagered of extinction species or very rare
species such as Mallards, Purple Gallinules, Crested Coots, Black-necked
Grebes or the marsh Harriers like this place to have their nests. This
is the area where Geese, Greater Flamingos,Tufted Ducks, Redcrested
Pochards, Shelducks and some other species choose to spend their winter
ROUTE PRICE: 56 euros per group (4 hours).