The Parador de Cazorla is located in Jaén, in the heart of the largest and one of the most-visited nature reserves in Spain, the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park. A landscape of rocky mountains bathed by rivers that have shaped valleys, canyons and gorges.
The Parador follows in the footsteps of traditional Andalusian farmhouses with its large entrance and wooden roofs. The complex also has an outdoor swimming pool, garden, spacious lounges and bright rooms with views of the mountains. It’s the perfect starting point for hiking routes to the source of the Guadalquivir River.
If you’re into hunting game, whether for sport or for culinary purposes, you can indulge your passion here. The Parador is the ideal location for hiking or mountain bike trails across the mountains, to explore the source of the Guadalquivir river, find ancient yews and vulture colonies, enter into the Cave of Water, or explore the Roman remains in the nearby town of Quesada; and, of course, visit the town of Cazorla and its beautiful Castillo de la Yedra, the finishing touch to this stunning landscape of clustered houses at the foothills of this great mountain range.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Breakfast in the room
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Seasonal swimming pool
Choice of pillows in the room
Digital press and magazines service
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
The Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park, one of the first in the country, is the largest protected natural area in Spain and the second largest in Europe. It’s located 102 kilometres from Jaén, framed by the expanse of olive trees that is characteristic of the Andalusian landscape, and in 1983, it was designated a Biosphere Reserve. It’s one of Spain’s most visited natural parks for its rich and varied plant and animal species. It is precisely this diverse landscape that makes it an ideal destination for lovers of hiking, biking, water and air sports and rock climbing.
The town of Cazorla is the main urban enclave within the mountain range. Its beautiful white houses and steep, narrow streets are an invitation to stroll around and discover its churches, squares and artistic monuments, topped by the Castillo de la Yedra. Set off from Cazorla on an expedition to discover the source of the Guadalquivir River, a route especially recommended for cycling enthusiasts.
Just 13 kilometres from Cazorla, in Peal de Becerro, is the burial site of Cámara Sepulcral Ibérica de Toya, a historical-artistic monument of great archaeological importance. Further ahead, just over 50 kilometres away, lie the cities of Úbeda and Baeza, whose Renaissance-era complexes have earned them the title of World Heritage Cities.
The cuisine of this area is also unforgettable. You can't leave Cazorla without tasting some torreznos (crispy fried bacon snacks) and andrajos stew, or typical dishes such as rin-ran, a cold dish of mashed potato and dried red pepper with olives and cod; and ajoharina, made with flour, garlic, peppers, potatoes and tomato.
Nature for the Senses
This Parador puts at your disposal a selection of activities in its surroundings that seek three objectives: to raise awareness of the need to take care of the environment, revitalize rural areas and make your stay at the Parador even more fun and interesting. Do you want to discover a new way of making tourism more sustainable?