This is a place full of dark secrets. Embedded in the valleys of the River Sil, the mountains of A Lastra and their limestone peaks are a rarity in the Galician landscape, where granite prevails.
Pala Cumbeira, Pala da Zorra, Pala Pereda, Pala Cubelas... In the park, there are numerous caves – which are called "palas" here – and this is why it has become a place of pilgrimage and for speleologists and amateurs. In these caves – a magical kingdom of stalactites and stalagmites – are some of the largest colonies of bats in Spain. The park is also a bird refuge.
The flora of Enciña da Lastra is somewhat peculiar in Galicia, as it has certain Mediterranean features.. Forests of holm oaks, chestnut trees, meadows fragrant with the scent of wild thyme, and over 25 species of orchids. In Galicia, nature has its quirks.