The restored former farmhouse of the La Parrilla estate offers comfort at the end of a seven-kilometre unsurfaced road, surrounded by the extraordinary nature of Monfrague National Park.
Accommodation consists of four double or twin rooms with en suite bathroom, a large living room, dining room and a lovely patio from where you can see the cliffs that various species of raptors use to nest, and have a fine view over the Rio Tajo (Tagus). All meals feature seasonal local produce, and the owner’s committment to sustainability means that all the energy requirements are generated from renewable sources, thereby reducing the environmental footprint.
The activities offered here – depending on the season – can include mammal watching, birdwatching (there are specialist hides), wildlife drives, canoe trips on the Rio Tajo, and nocturnal photography. Many take place on the private property on which the farm is located, which allows exclusive access to some areas of the national park, and all wildlife excursions are accompanied by expert guides.
is featured in the following itinerary:
This spring birdwatching break to provides an opportunity to photograph a wide diversity of species from dedicated hides during the breeding season. Based in Monfragüe National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this is the ideal location to see a variety of raptors, especially black and griffon vultures.
When to go: Apr
Duration inc. flights: 5 days
Price inc. flights: From £1,695 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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Monfragüe, Extremadura’s only national park, lies at the heart of the province of Cáceres, close to the confluence of the rivers Tajo and Tiétar, which carve out deep gorges as they run through a series of low mountain ranges. The resulting rocky cliffs offer an ideal location for birds to breed.
Ideal for viewing: peregrine falcon, Spanish imperial eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, river otter, Eurasian black vulture