Located at a height of 800m, Grazalema is a small white village situated in the foothills of the craggy Sierra del Pinar mountain range, only 15 km south of the beautiful Zahara de la Sierra.[codepeople-post-map]
The village is located in the middle of Sierra de Grazalema national park, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Spain. It’s a real unspoilt mountainous paradise for hikers, climbers, photographers and bird watchers. Since 1977, the park is UNESCO’s “Biosphere Reserve” UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its fauna and flora. Griffon vultures, four species of easgles, more than 80 butterfly species and over thirty species of orchids can be found in the park.
The area between Grazalema and Zahara is full of walking trails of varying length and degrees of dicciculty. If you want to explore it on foot, Grazalema is the right place to stay. Best time to come: spring and autumn (October, November)
Closest airport: Jerez de la Frontera.
TOP HIKING TRAILS NEAR GRAZALEMA:
- The summit of Simancon at 1560 m – climbing the seconf highest peak in the region can be a challge but worth rhe effort, beautiful forests, bretataking panoramic views from the top
- Puerto de Boyar (Boyar Pass) at 1264 m – 9,5 km long, amazing limestone rock formations, rich flora
- Garganta Verde – 5 km both ways, spectacular views of the famous deep gorge, different species of birds including griffon vulture the trail is located in the reservation area, a permission from park offices in El Bosque or information centre in Grazalema is always required to access