Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park
The eastern extreme of Jaén is the largest protected space of our country. It is a paradise for prey birds and eagles taking into account mountain goats, deer, fallow deer, mouflon, wild boar, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Griffon vulture, Egyptian Vulture and finally the Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier). It is a paradise for the fauna where many species live under the ecologic diversity.
It is very important for its endemic flora, the wide pine forest and abundant courses with a pure beauty. Here, the most important river of Andalucia has its source: Guadalquivir River.
Borosa River, which is the route, passes by one of our mountain rivers. A soft path leads us to Cerrada de Elias, a river stretch between limestone walls with a botanic garden and a spectacular landscape. Here, we could see one of the scant carnivorous plants: Pinguicola vallisneriifolia.
Finally, we will arrive at Laguna de Valdeazores, after having gone past the tunnels dug in the rocky wall for the electric head office channel.
Many other routes keep this protected space: Linarejos Waterfall, Campos de Hernán Perea, El Chorro, Pico Cabañas y los tejos centenarios, Madera River, etc.