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Mount Buciero
     Mount Buciero or the Mount of Santoņa is a peninsula joined to the continent by a narrow strip of sand, where Berria beach is located.

It is almost circular in shape, with an abrupt topography and occupies an extension of about 600 hectares.

The mountain has one of the large areas of Cantabrian Holm oak forest and is the area where this type of flora is best conserved in the whole of Spain.

Peņa Ganzo, at an altitude of 378 metres, is the largest of the five most important peaks forming the limestone massif of Mount Buciero.

The species which is characteristic of this type of formation is the Cantabrian Holm oak, with a series of eco-physiological features that enable it to be distinguished from the Mediterranean subspecies. Thus, the Cantabrian type is distributed along the coastal or sub-coastal areas, and is a more hygrophyllic species with a laurel-shaped leaf. The Holm oak grove of Buciero shows great diversity in terms of flowers, with an abundance of Atlantic and also broad-leaves deciduous forests.

The environmental conditions that predominate in the interior generate a microclimate that favours the development of an enormous variety of species, in particular creepers and shrubs, which in some way are similar to the laurel forests found in the Canary Isles.
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