El Cantalar is a renovated forest-warden´s house, now converted into an environmental centre with rural hostel-style accommodation which is ideal for families and groups. Guests can relax in either of our two large common rooms and enjoy tea and coffee making facilities. Our dining room offers traditional fare made from fresh, local ingredients and is open for breakfast, lunch and evening meals. It has a small garden and an outdoor swimming pool for the summer months.
El Cantalar is situated in beautiful forest surrounding in the Guadalquivir valley, right inside the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park. Guests will find a warm welcome and friendly, knowledgeable staff who will help to organize visits.
El Cantalar has 4 family rooms (4-6 beds) and a large, shared dormitory for groups, each has a private bathroom. There is a large common room with an open fire, which is ideal for informal meetings, and a TV room/library. Our clients can also enjoy tea and coffee-making facilities.
El Cantalar Restaurant is open to the guests of the accommodation and to groups that have made a reservation in advanced.
Thanks to El Cantalar SCA, groups and families can enjoy a wide range of activities and orientated workshops such as guided walks and treks, orienteering, archery, bread and jam-making, basket weaving, natural cosmetics, etc. From here, guests can book other activities such as horse riding, canoeing, climbing, etc.
Type of accomodation
Hostel-style accommodation. Hostal Rural, 1 estrella.
Casa Forestal El Cantalar.
Carretera del Tranco, km. 39,5
23476 La Iruela (Jaén)
Geographic coordinates: 39,977834º/-2,895396º
Postal address: Apartado de Correos, 49; 23470; Cazorla (Jaén)
Company adehered to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism
Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas Natural Park
English, spanish and Galician
48 people (7 rooms)
Adapted to disabled people.
Bed and breakfast from 16,50 € to 23,00€ per person.
Commitment to biodiversity conservation
El Cantalar is involved with volunteer activities within the Natural Park and has organized many tree-planting activities and summer environmental volunteer camps.
Consistent with its environmental philosophy, El Cantalar has an education programme which aims to raise the environmental awareness of all those who use its accommodation and other services.