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Area

Area

Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park The 187,000 hectares was designated a natural park in 1986. It is the 2nd largest park in Andalucia and is by far the most varied thanks to the mixed Mediterranean and Atlantic climate we enjoy.  There are 4 ecosystems which allow an enormous variety of flora and fauna. You can spot birds […]

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Alájar

Alájar

Alájar is a typical picturesque village of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche with the impressive rocky outcrop towering above it, La Peña de Arias Montano which gives name to the place (Alájar means “the stone” in arabic). From the Peña there is a stunning view of Alájar, its fields of cork and holm oaks and the gently […]

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Restaurants in Alajar and beyond

Restaurants in Alajar and beyond

When we explain what to do and see in the village and rest of the park we always mention places to eat. There are lots of restaurants in the area and we haven’t been able to try them all despite the time we’ve been here – too committed! There are a couple of things that need to be mentioned:  the […]

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Great Atmosphere at Las Posadas

Great Atmosphere at Las Posadas

This Easter we have welcomed a group of 11 Irish walkers to Posada de Alájar; their humour and resistance amazed us! I’m not sure if you know but we have just had the wettest March in Spain for 66 years but this did not deter our intrepid guests! They managed to get 2 decent days out of the five but […]

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Mushrooms Galore

Mushrooms Galore

Observe, study and collect the wide range of wild mushrooms and fungi that flourish in the sierra in Spring and Autumn. There are over five hundred types many being edible however many are also toxic and some  even lethal, so we don’t recommend you pick them yourselves but join guided groups which can take you to the most prolific areas. […]

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Wild Flower explosion

Wild Flower explosion

Due to a high rainfall over the winter, warm springs and summers and a distinct lack of pesticides and pollution the profusion of wild flowers is breathtaking. Orchards, peonies, lavenders, wild pea, Jerusalem sage, iris, heathers are rife in Spring. Rock rose (Cistus), yellow broom, rosemary, fruit and nut trees are in abundance, alongside the ancient forests of Sweet Chestnuts, […]

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Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Birdwatching in the Aracena is a pleasure with the close proximity to the declared Biosphere Reserve “Dehesa de Sierra Morena” since 2002 and part of the Red Natura 2000 network the park was first declared an Important Bird Area (IBA) and is now a Special Bird Area (SBA / ZEPA). More than 170 different species of birds can be observed […]

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Walking

Walking

With over 1000 km of paths that connect villages all the way through this Natural Park it is a wonder that this little known part of Spain is still so unspoilt. The park authorities are fully aware of the irregular and unauthorized way marking within the area and are slowly trying to correct and improve things however there are official […]

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Experiences

Experiences

There is so much to do in the Sierra de Aracena that it is difficult to choose. From horse-riding, cycling, walking and more active sports to mushroom hunting and chestnut picking in the autumn or enjoying the explosion of wild flowers through the spring months. Not to mention the heritage, culture, traditions and the famous Iberian pork and ham, which […]

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Our Environmental Policy

Enviromental Policy We follow an environmentally friendly management policy at both Posadas, taking the preservation and protection of natural resources into account in everything we do. We are keen to play a part in keeping this unique place special for you and your children and  and need your understanding and support to help us do this. Over the past years we have taken […]

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Posada de San Marcos: Calle Colon, 12, 21340 Alájar, Huelva, Spain
Posada de Alájar: Calle Médico Emilio González, 2, 21340 Alájar, Huelva, Spain

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Phone: +34 959 12 57 12 Mobile: +34 667 90 61 32 Email: info@posadasalajar.com

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