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“Excellent patatas bravas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monfrague National Park

Monfrague National Park
Caceres, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Caceres
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Denver, Colorado
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“Excellent patatas bravas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This park is awesome! Plus, quite large. We have primarily done driving trips with stops and short walk-a-bouts. All types of wildlife and people to watch. Definitely worth getting off the beaten path to see. Look for the agriturismo style place to stay/eat.

Visited May 2013
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“What a spectacular place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Monfrague is something out of our imagination! A deserted nature park with great scenic routes full of panoramic places to enjoy and take photos. Go to the Castle up top and enjoy some of the most spectacular views and breed for inspiration but... on a sunny day!

Visited November 2013
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Windhoek
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“Wonderful spot for raptors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We really enjoyed spending time in this great park for two consecutive days. The birding is wonderful especially the Vultures. Would have really enjoyed birding with a local guide. Really enjoyed the hiking trails. Only problem was that the two days fell on a long weekend so there were people everywhere. Found it difficult to find a quiet spot to do some birding. Would have been great to visit during the middle of the week.

Visited November 2013
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Iznajar, Spain
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“a must see!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A lovely National Park with great bird life and wildlife. The small village must be visited as well as the Castle. Fabulous. do try the 4x4 guided tours - the guides are extremely knowledgeable and make it a great experience.

Visited September 2013
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Chaves, Portugal
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“Awesome views and great bird watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you love nature and bird watching you must make a point of visiting the National Park of Monfrague near Caceres, Spain. Granted National Park status in 2007, this park is also a protected area for bird-life.
We saw a flyer at our hotel from a private company that offers guided tours (monfraguevivo.com) among other activities and we decided to go on their 3hr Rutas 4x4 guided tour for 30 euros a person. Our guide, Raul, was very friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable. With his guidance and special binoculars we were able to see a couple of Black vultures in their nests with their babies and also flying above us. We also saw Griffon and Egyptian vultures and Black storks, a few adult deer, a couple of baby deer plus a lovely baby fox.
Raul, our guide, kept us entertained by telling us the history of the park, the situations of the endangered species protected by the park and also the legends related to the Salto del Gitano. Beautiful views of crags and cliffs and the meeting of the river Tagus and Tietar.
All in all it was an eye opening excursion (we had no idea this park even existed), relaxing (there was no one else around which does not happen if you go at Easter time), entertaining in a beautiful natural setting.

I thoroughly recommend the experience.

Visited July 2013
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