Ecotourism in Ambroz-Cáparra, Cáceres, Extremadura

Would you like to swim in spectacular gorges and natural pools? What about trekking and hiking in stunning mountains and meadows whilst delving into beautiful rural towns? In that case, the ecotourism destination of Ambroz-Cáparra in the north of the province of Cáceres, in Extremadura, must be on your bucket list.

Covering a total of 23 municipalities in the Ambroz and Trasierra-Tierras de Granadilla regions, in Ambroz-Cáparra almost 49% of the territory is under some sort of regional or European environmental protection. In this aspect, the Natura 2000 Network and the Singular Tree (Árbol Singular) are two of the main figures of protection, covering a diversity of ecosystems and landscapes that are perfect for ecotourism lovers.

Additionally, the region hides important cultural and historical heritage that can be discovered through ancient Roman and Celtic trails, such as the emblematic Vía de la Plata. There are also impressive cultural spots such as Granadilla, Cáparra, the Hervás Jewish quarter and the charming Castañar neighborhood in Baños de Montemayor.

A fantastic ecotourism destination awaits in Ambroz-Cáparra, a newly accredited destination by Soy Ecoturista that adds to the already existing offer in the Ambroz Valley. The addition means 12 new ecotourism companies with 23 different brands of proposals in 15 municipalities of the Trasierra-Tierras de Granadilla region.

In the following section we uncover new accommodation and activities providers that are eager to offer you authentic ecotourism in Ambroz-Cáparra in your next getaway.

Highlighted accommodation providers in Ambroz-Cáparra

Casa Tenerias 

Tenerias is a 3-star rural house located in Marchagaz divided into two individual apartments: the Une for 4 people and the Otru for up to 5 people. They are both located in the same building and have been tastefully designed and decorated by the owners. The place invites visitors to connect with nature and take a break from busy lifestyles.

Apartamentos Rurales Jardín del Poeta

The Rural Apartments Garden of the Poet, in Guijo de Granadilla, are surrounded by gardens and spectacular views of the meadow and the mountains. There is one apartment for 4 people and three studios for 2 people each. This is a perfect refuge for an ecotourism getaway in the area.

Apartamentos Rurales Doña Jimena del Ambroz

Doña Jimena del Ambroz is an exclusive 4-star rural apartment resort located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of the town of Hervás. It has seven 2-bedroom apartment for up to 4 people each and two 1-bedroom apartment with a Jacuzzi suite. The facilities and the fantastic environment that surround them are the best invitation to discover the natural and cultural diversity of the area.


An Ideal Resting Place in Extremadura is what the initials of LIDENEX respond to (in Spanish Lugar Ideal de Descanso en Extremadura). This is a refurbished farmhouse in the heart of the Extremadura meadow, located very close to Gabriel y Galán Reservoir. The resort has 4 independent houses, each with its own design and personality, that can be rented together for up to 17 people or individually.

Apartamentos Rurales Tierras de Granadilla

Tierras de Granadilla is a rural house of 3 apartments located in Zarza de Granadilla that can accommodate up to 12 people. Each apartment can be booked individually as they have one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. The building is fully integrated into the landscape, offering comfort and relaxation to every visitor.

Hotel Rural Martín

The Hotel Rural Martín is located in Baños de Montemayor and its building has more than 300 years of history. This renovated architectural jewel has 18 rooms and a beautiful garden ideal to relax at the end of a full day exploring the area.

Newly accredited activities companies in Ambroz-Cáparra

Actividades Ecuestres Valle del Ambroz

Equestrian Activities Ambroz Valley is a company that offers guided horseback riding experiences to explore the area. Their experienced guides do private or group routes of different lengths and for different abilities. Other activities on offer include summer camps and equine therapy with qualified instructors and staff.

Astroturismo La Estación

Astrotourism The Station is a company of expert guides that show visitors the starry skies of Ambroz Cáparra. The offer of activities include night photography workshops, children or family astronomy workshops, informative talks or solar observations.


Dehesando is a company located in Oliva de Plasencia committed to the conservation of the iconic pastures of the area called dehesas. They do a complete guided tour in a local dehesa where they raise awareness of the complex ecosystem of these pastures, and their importance to the local economic development in the area.


Jalama Outdoor

Jalama Outdoor is a company focussed on guided activities in northern Extremadura. Their offer of services include guided hiking trails, electric bike guided tours, canoeing, canyoning or paddle surfing with their team of experts.


Other companies in Ambroz Cáparra

Balneario y Termas Romanas Baños de Montemayor 

The Roman Thermal Baths of Montemayor Spa is today a fantastic thermal spot with mineral and medicinal waters that boost respiratory, muscular and skin health. The spa offers treatments and thermal circuits for toning and relaxation, ideal for rejuvenating the skin and wind down after a full day of ecotourism activities.


The family business Oleosetin, located in Marchagaz, combines organic agriculture and livestock with olive oil production, from the field to the final consumer. Their aim is to preserve and make sustainable the olive oil legacy they have inherited by making organic olive oil using their own mill and their olives and those from the neighboring farms. They offer tours in the olive grove, tasting experiences to become an “Olivarero for a day”, as well as olive oil recycling workshops and soap making.


We are convinced that with these new additions to the Ambroz Valley, your ecotourism experience in the north of Extremadura will be the best. Enjoy!

The Ecotourism Club in Spain – Soy Ecoturista groups together destinations and companies which guarantee, by fulfilling a series of requirements, their commitment to conservation and local sustainable development.  That is why it has created its own brand “Ecotourist in Spain” and the website, where you can find protected areas, accommodation and companies which offer their tourism services, as well as experiences and activities committed to the preservation of the area in which they take place.


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