Extremadura is a vast region located in the central-western part of Spain, it┬┤s still one of the best kept secrets in Europe. Develop level is lower than in other Spanish areas, but on the positive side, itÔÇÖs an area that haven┬┤t been affected by industrial or tourism development. Still in Spain some people think that this is a dry, semi-desert territory, far from reality!!. Did you know that Extremadura, thanks to its numerous and very great reservoirs is the Spanish region with more kilometres of coastline ?. Did you know that Extremadura has the largest forest surface in Spain ?.
Extremadura is agriculture, ranching, hunting, numerous reservoirs and wet areas, and the best: large wild or very preserved areas with great natural value, especially for the amount and variety of birds and flora, a direct consequence of the diversity of landscapes in this region.
In recent years the ornithological tourism (mainly foreigners) and visitors with cultural interests have begun to discover these territories, vast and diverse that allow you to enjoy without crowds or too many visitors around , especially in zones like Las Villuercas, probably the richest from natural, scenic, cultural and ornithological point of view but less known and more appreciated by lovers of pure nature.
Extremadura is special for birdwatchers, quantity and diversity, as many as different landscapes, with a list of ZEPAS (special area for bird protection) and natural parks covering all the territory. Specifically our area, Las Villuercas, in the Spanish western region of Extremadura, is home of one of the largest and best preserved populations of several species of Mediterranean rockbirds. This unique characteristic makes this natural site an extraordinary place for birdwatching. With its more than 1,000 Sq. Km of mountainous and rocky landscape, Las Villuercas has been declared Z.E.P.A. and L.I.C. (European Community Interest Place).
On the cultural side we find also this richness and diversity. C├íceres and Trujillo take us to the Middle Ages, with its preserved historical old towns. Merida, Roman times. In addition, and in Las Villuercas, the monastery and old town of Guadalupe.
From Cielo Abierto, from Las Villuercas, we invite you to discover this jewel. Las Villuercas is a superb base for exploring this diversity. It is close and well connected to Madrid, and here you┬┤ll find a synthesis of Extremadura landscapes (mountains, cherry trees, forests, meadow, dehesa, reservoirs) and is very well located with respect to the open areas (cranes) and large reservoirs in the centre-east (Orellana, Valdecaballeros , C├şjara) and flats zones of C├íceres (bustard) or Monfrag├╝e national Park. M├ęrida and C├íceres are just over an hour and very well communicated, Trujillo and Guadalupe are in the nearby.