A Voyage to the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park – Part 2

In case you missed it, here is Part 1.

Today, we take you to the small municipality of Prado Negro and the Natural Park itself.

Prado Negro

With landscapes such as these, I would say we were off to a good start.

Time to enter the village…

Our visit to Prado Negro had two goals:

  1. Have some drinks and tapas.
  2. Photograph the local waterfall.

I ended up looking for the waterfall alone; the Viking was too comfortable with his drink.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t reach my goal; the path became quite rough and I was only wearing flip flops. Bad decision… So, I joined Lars for more drinks.

Nice doggie. Good boy!

Lars and I finally decided to share a meal together. That was a very wise decision!

Three kinds of bread: tomato, corn, and onion. Olive oil. Fried eggs. French fries. And fried chorizo. Yum!

Just admit it: I look distinguished with a glass of brandy in my hand.

Maybe we didn’t accomplish all our goals, but thanks to Taberna Prado Negro, we had a really good time. Check out their website!

The Nature Park Itself

On our way to the park, we encountered a lot of traffic.

I don’t think I have ever seen such a sleepy dog…

As you can see on the map, Prado Negro isn’t that far from the park. On the motorway A-92, there is a direct exit towards the Sierra de Huétor. Take that and you quickly find yourself in this kind of scenery.

As you can see, we were driving on a dirt road, but it’s in very good condition. Believe me when I tell you that we have driven in far worse circumstances this summer!

The official tourism website of the province of Granada provides a good definition of the landscape:

The area’s limestone soil has created incredibly beautiful landscapes with mountainous ascents, narrow ravines, steep cliffs, limestone quarries and streams. The karst formations such as the Cueva del Agua are particularly noteworthy. (…) The Parque Natural Sierra de Huétor has many pine grove forests. It also has large patches of Holm oak forests, some gall oak groves and as well as oak and maple forests. 

All in all, this was a very pleasant drive in some magnificent natural surroundings. In the link that I have mentioned, you can find more information about the fauna in this area.

Check out our video:

Later this weekend, we will show you something completely different in Poland!

What about you? Have you ever been to this area? Or do you want to visit this? Let us know in the comments!

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