Ecotourism in the land of El Quijote

About the destination

 Cabañeros National Park is located in Castile-La Mancha, in between the provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real. The natural area is home to threatened birds such as Iberian imperial eagle, black vulture and black stork. It is also a refuge for deers, 100 different types of trees and more than 1.000 different Mediterranean flora.

Cabañeros was declared a National Park due to a strong conservation campaign against turning the area against a military firing range. Today, it is the largest hunting field in Spain, due to its large game communities and hunting interest. 

Large plains as the result of erosion and well-preserved natural landscapes from the Middle Ages to the XIX century. There are also important fossil deposits with the biggest trilobite prints in Europe.

Ecotourism experiences

Cabañeros National Park is a must-visit destination for responsible wildlife watching with a local guide. We recommend a dynamic itinerary with a local guide combining a route on a 4×4 with a short hike to delve into the fauna, flora, history, geology and traditions of the protected area. You will visit spots of restricted access to the public and, in autumn, you will also enjoy the deer bellowing from a view point only available through this experience. 

The night sky is also at its best in Cabañeros and there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the constellations with guided experiences in wide empty espaces like Alcoba de los Montes. 

For further information and bookings 

You can live this experience together with our local ecotourism host. Please enquire to Destinos Manchegos on +34 926  850 371 or by email at to check availability and your preferred dates.

This experience is part of the 2022 Ecotourism Escapes Brochure (only in Spanish)

The Ecotourism Club in Spain 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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