Mediterranean rocks and landscapes
The Sil river enters Galicia by breaking through limestone mountains that give rise to spectacular rock formations with large rocky cliffs. The distinctly Mediterranean climate makes the vegetation of this environment more like southern landscapes with oak, olive and strawberry trees as protagonists, in addition to scrub such as rockrose and plants such as thyme and lavender that perfume the air with an unmistakable scent. Small villages surrounded by crops and chestnut groves complete the picture.
The vegetation is particularly unique because in these rare environments grow several endemic plants, while the fauna is not far behind, since there are rare species in the Iberian northwest typical of Mediterranean climates or cliff environments. As such, the Serra da Enciña da Lastra is categorised as a natural park.