Cáceres – Northwest

Natural pools in Extremadura: where to swim in Sierra de Gata

Extremadura summers have been described in British and US media as ‘Arizona-hot’. Now, not having visited Arizona myself, I can tell you that summers are unbearably hot. I try my best to avoid travelling there from June to October. But maybe you like hot...

San Martín de Trevejo, a rural gem in northern Extremadura

San Martín de Trevejo is a beautiful little town. The main tourist destination in Sierra de Gata is also, I’d dare say, one of the prettiest rural destinations in northern Extremadura. Here, you can see quirky traditional architecture, enjoy some great...

Extremadura castles: Trevejo

Castle spotting is one of the best things you can do in Extremadura. There are over 330 castles in the region, most of which are free to visit. Many aren’t in particularly good condition but are still worth the drive. Trevejo castle is one of them, and...

Accommodation in Sierra de Gata: El Cabezo

El Cabezo is a farmhouse near San Martín de Trevejo which I certainly recommend if you’re looking for accommodation in Sierra de Gata. This stunning property has views to the mountain, a rooftop area, a patio, parking space, Wi-Fi, and serves a 10/10...

Visiting Sierra de Gata: Santibáñez el Alto

Tucked away in a little corner in northwestern Extremadura and bordering Portugal lies Sierra de Gata. This mountainous and sparsely-populated land is one of the region’s remotest areas, studded with beautiful little villages that would make any rural...

Spanish rural little gems – Robledillo de Gata

Robledillo de Gata is said to be one of most beautiful villages in Extremadura and on my last trip back home I found out why. Mountains, water, relaxation, slow life and picturesque architecture are waiting for you. Are you coming? Where is Robledillo de Gata? This...

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