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The Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas mountain ranges have been granted the official protective status of a Natural Park, which means they are the perfect destination for those seeking peace and tranquillity amidst well-preserved landscapes full of natural life. The park is almost entirely free of aggressive outside interferences that might destroy its harmony, or man-made intrusions that could tarnish its purity.

This vast territory was one of the first in Andalusia to be declared a natural park and certainly deserves its status: it is the largest forested area in Spain and the breadth of its biodiversity is truly breathtaking.

The fact that it remains home to so many species of plants and animals is because their habitat is preserved to ensure the park is as attractive as possible: the rivers and lakes are clean, the forests are dense and the peaks are lofty.

Visitors will also discover towns with castles and white-washed streets and come across ...


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We have garnered all the plaudits

Our mountain ranges have been awarded every conceivable honour in recognition of their ecological and cultural value and the importance of their landscapes. The region was declared a Natural Park by the Government of Andalusia in 1986, although a substantial part of the southern half of the territory was declared a National Hunting Reserve in 1960 owing to the abundance of species such as the Spanish ibex, wild boar, red deer, fallow deer and mouflon. This reserve is today known as the Andalusian Hunting Reserve of Cazorla-Segura and covers an area of 70,000 hectares.

UNESCO turned its attentions to our mountain ranges in 1983, declaring them a Biosphere Reserve, which means they form a part of the select club of 553 enclaves in 107 countries around the globe that make up the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. These are areas that the United Nations has identified as examples of innovation in conse ...


Certified quality

Many of the park's products and services are voluntarily subject to control systems that certify their quality:

  • The Ministry for the Environment's Parque Natural de Andalucía (Andalusian Natural Park) denomination guarantees that the products and services have a local provenance, respect the environment and meet quality standards in terms of the raw materials used and the processes employed to transform them.
  • The Spanish Institute for Quality in Tourism's Calidad Q (Quality Q) distinction guarantees that the park's tourist establishments bearing this distinction meet the stipulated levels of reliability and rigour
  • The Sierra de Segura and Sierra de Cazorla Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) guarantee the extraordinarily high quality of their extra-virgin olive oils.
  • The Cordero de las Sierras de Segura y La ...

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The four seasons


Four seasons, four ways of feeling and experiencing these mountains. Almost four different natural parks.

Tones, aromas, flavours, murmurs... a gradation of sensations that evolve at the pace set by the light, the water and the temperature.

Here, every day has its own rhythm. Work, rest and celebration have their chance, in a land with a strong olive grove culture and where the adventure of the transhumant shepherds walking for days at a time at the head of their flocks of sheep is still alive. A land where there is still time to cultivate the vegetable garden, to dance to the sound of ancient music and to enjoy the verbena in the moonlight.

Gastronomy, hiking, photography, nature observation, free flight... or lie down under a fig tree to read that book that has been waiting for you all year. In the natural park, everything has its moment. And that moment is always yours.

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Andalusia: A Natural Area

Spain clearly leads the rankings for biodiversity in Europe, in terms of flora, fauna and protected areas, the result of its bioclimatic diversity and its rural traditions that work with the natural environment. For its part, Andalusia boasts the most extensive area of protected territory amongst all the autonomous regions of Spain.

As a result of the natural evolution of the region and the way in which its human populations, both past and present, make and have made use of the resources of this land, Andalusia is home to a wide variety of ecosystems, of which the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park is a magnificent example.

Andalusia's great biological and geological diversity and its array of different landscapes have led it to be considered one of the richest and best-preserved regions in Europe. It is home to the Iberian lynx (the breeding site is located in the north of the province of Jaen), the imperial eagle and the last surviving wolf popula ...



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