In the easternmost part of the province of Cáceres lies the only Geopark in Extremadura, a privileged environment for both those who love tourism and those who appreciate art, gastronomy, and culture.
The Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, has everything a traveller needs to feel nature: impressive views, geological treasures, architectural landmarks, culture, and unrivalled gastronomy.
Do you like travelling with your family? Do you love becoming part of the culture of the places you visit? Do you want to get away from it all and have new experiences? Then you have pending a visit to the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark where you can choose the type of tourism you feel most identified with and which best suits your needs.
One of the reasons why visitors come to us is because they are passionate about geotourism. If you visit the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark you can get to know a multitude of “geosites”, those places which are part of the geological heritage of our region and truly fascinating windows onto the history of the Earth.
However, geotourism is more a philosophy than a type of tourism as such. Apart from getting to know every part of it, visiting our Geopark means the contemplation of its blue sky and its flora y fauna, the enjoyment of its gastronomy, and becoming fully involved in the culture of its people. To ensure this happens, at the Geopark we offer all visitors the possibility of participating in traditional activities which are ideal for families with children and will make your visit a memorable experience.
Thanks to its outstanding geography and spectacular forms, but above all owing to the lack of light pollution in our skies, the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark is also considered one of the best places to enjoy astronomical tourism in Spain together with a unique perspective of our galaxy.
There is no doubt however that what most attracts our travellers is the peace and quiet and the chance to get away from it all which our territory affords. The slow movement is a reaction against the fast day-to-day lifestyle and an alternative to mass tourist destinations. The Geopark recommends a more relaxed way of travelling in contact with nature and the landscape and letting ourselves be surprised at every step.
Small stores, local producers, and autochthonous products are a vital part of this way of travelling in which being in a hurry is not allowed and conversation, photography, and sitting on after a meal are essential values.
Whatever type of traveller you are, this is the place for you. Because getting to know one of the most extraordinary areas of Extremadura in one way or another is for everyone and is for you. What are you waiting for to visit us?