This village 100km north of Valladolid is set on a small spit, surrounded on three sides by water and protected from the open sea by a barrier island. The resulting shallow inlet is inhabited much of the year by tens of thousands of pink flamingos, among nearly four hundred bird species in the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Though there’s not much in the town itself, the flamingos alone make a visit worthwhile, and the best time of year to see them is the spring nesting season, from April to July.

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