10 Things to Do in Cazorla That You Shouldn't Miss

July 26, 2017 Mollie Coke

Cazorla in Spain, from Europe region, is best know for Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover best things to do in Cazorla with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Cazorla

1. Guias de Cazorla

Calle Posteles 18 st, 23470 Cazorla, Spain
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5 based on 197 reviews

Guias de Cazorla

We are an outdoor activities company located in the extensive Sierra de Cazorla nature reserve in Jaen, Andalusia. We offer a wide variety of adventure activities including canyoning, wire zip, abseiling, climbing, rafting, kayak, horse riding and much more..

Reviewed By Amy M

We (2 couples) booked our beginners canyoning experience online a couple of days before. We had email to confirm the time and location. Directions were easy to follow. From our house in Galera it took us 2 1/2 hours drive but the scenery on route is stunning and worth every mile.
Luis met us in the car park and gave us our equipment and tied it all up in our wetsuits and made a handy backpack for us to carry as it was quite a hot afternoon. On the walk up the canyon he told us stories of how it got its name and info about the park, plants and animals. Make sure you wear thick soled trainers or walking shoes as this walk is rocky and a bit gravelly and steep in places. Took about 40 mins and we stopped twice for water.
At the top we suited up and after a safety talk off we went. The first jump into the river was a step off but deep like a plunge pool and great after being so hot. The jumps started at about 2m and got higher and more daring but luis explained that there was a smaller or alternative way for every one. We were all adults but I could see it could be easily tailored for a family. I thought i was scared of heights and would be passing on some but the rush is addictive and luis gives you confidence and tells you exactly how and where to jump. We all jumper from 6m and some in our group did 9m!
The walking and swimming in the pools in between the jumps is fun while you watch everyone have their turn. We traversed down a part on ropes and was lowered down a short waterfall by luis. There were fun slides down the rocks into pools. The climax of the day was abseiling 20m down the Waterfalls. Again luis was calm and encouraging to everyone. Most of us were novices and 20m is quite a way but we all managed it and plopped into the cool water at the bottom. We enjoyed watching luis diving head first into some pools and amazed at his gazelle like hops across the rocks at speed seeming to never get his feet wet while we waded through the water or scrambled on our bottoms! :-) The walk back to the car park was short. We took some snacks and devoured them at the car and we all slept soundly that night.
The whole experience was one that was better than we could of imagined and we would love to return and do more. We cannot recommend Guiasdecazorla.es enough 5 stars all the way. Thank you for making our holiday.

2. Castillo de La Iruela

Calle Esperilla Alta s/n, 23476 La Iruela, Spain
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Castillo de La Iruela

Reviewed By Felixstowe2016 - Felixstowe, United Kingdom

Now our third visit to this tiny town.
Its primitive structure is relatively intact. It consists of a principal tower and two separate enclosures, with some battlements still intact, connected by a long curtain wall. These walls also protected the monastery, whose remains are still visible nearby.

3. Tierraventura Cazorla

23476, Sierras de Cazorla Natural Park, Spain
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4 based on 2 reviews

Tierraventura Cazorla

Reviewed By IsaEla - Moralzarzal, Spain

We enjoied two different activities with Tierraventura Cazorla.
First in the morning we made the canyon of La Cerrada del Utrero guided by Lourdes and Pedro. Very beautiful views and fanny jumps, althougth there was not much water after a really dry summer.
AS A HIGHLIGHT, IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT PROFESSIONAL AS Lourdes GUIDING THE ACTIVITY!!! I am delighted to find more and more women in this kind of jobs that were resticted to man until now...
In the afternoon we made by our selfs the La Mocha Vía Ferrata equiped by the Tierraventura team. Spectacular views of La Iruela castel, some triling dificult steps and to finish the rout an exiting really high and long tibetan bridge.
A perfect adeventure day!

4. Cazorla Nature Park (Parque Natural de Cazorla)

Cazorla, Spain +34 953 71 15 34
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5 based on 646 reviews

Cazorla Nature Park (Parque Natural de Cazorla)

Reviewed By Lavon R - Israel

We stsrted the reserve from the city of Cozorla. This city was not soecial. Also the river Guadelcabir that was with few water didn't impressed us but when we arrived to the lake that was created due to the Reservoir it was another opera. The lake has beautiful colour. Each corner reaveal some other views.

5. Rio Borosa

Cazorla, Spain +34 953 72 01 12
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5 based on 469 reviews

Rio Borosa

Reviewed By SB1123 - Virginia

One of the best things about this place is that the first part is a very relaxing, peaceful, easy walk beside a babbling stream, but then those who are more adventuresome (and in very good shape) can continue on past the electric company to a very difficult climb that includes some of the most beautiful scenery we've ever encountered. Many families, people walking dogs and older folks were taking a nice morning stroll when we started, and there were places along the way that some were going in the water where it had pooled or was slower moving. Most of these folks must have turned around after a half hour to an hour of walking, because we didn't see a whole lot of people making it to the electric company, which is where the nice, wide, easy walking path ends.
Beyond this, there's a lot of clambering of large boulders, climbing very steep and sometimes dangerous hills, and making your way through fairly dark tunnels (bring a flashlight! or a torch, if you're British!) where it's easy to bump your head (yes, that's the voice of experience), interspersed with some relatively easy stretches that provide very welcome relief. Your reward is some jaw-droppingly gorgeous scenery, a very cool aqueduct that runs through the tunnels and along the path at the top, and the opportunity to see the beginnings of a river as it comes bubbling up from within the mountain (go left when you get to the first lake--I think someone actually scrawled 'nacimiento', the Spanish word for 'birth', on a sign that didn't otherwise indicate which way to go to follow the river to its source). The round-trip took us around 6 hours, and we're fairly fast walkers. We were exhausted at the end, but we would do it again in a heartbeat.
A few more hopefully helpful bits of advice:
--The first caves you see going up the mountain are not the ones you want. You'll definitely be able to tell when you've gotten to the right ones, as there's a handrail leading up to them and you start walking next to the aqueduct right before entering. Oh, and the entrance is at the top of a ridiculously difficult hillside to climb.
--The trail is well marked until you get to the electric company, after which you're on your own. It's fairly obvious which way to go, but you'll have doubts at some points. Just picking whichever way seemed right worked for us the whole way.
--On the lower part of the trail, staying to the right where it forks allows you to stay next to the river, which is a much prettier walk. This takes you off of the wide, easy path for a while, but the narrower one is not super difficult and is much nicer. We came back down the other way when were tired.
--To get to the start of the hike by car, you take the road opposite the tourist center downhill for a mile or so, at which point you'll see a large dirt parking lot on the left. Getting to the beginning of the hike from here did not seem obviously marked at all to us. Go left out of the parking lot, walk down the road until you see the river, and there you'll see a sign indicating where to begin (along with lots of other people probably).
--It gets really hot in the summer, but the water is cold. We found that dipping our hats in the water and then putting them back on kept our heads nice and cool.
--Entrance and parking are free of charge.
Have fun!

6. Cerrada de Utrero

Parque Natural de la Sierra de Cazorla, Cazorla, Spain
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

Cerrada de Utrero

Reviewed By Almeria2000 - Spain

This walk is only 1.8km and takes a steady 45 minutes to walk the route - which climbs up a rocky pathway, down past a small Reservoir and old disused hydro station, along a high river valley with Linarejos Waterfall, up and under huge cliffs then back down to the main road.
We walk this every year with our children who are now 12 and 10 - there are more challenging routes, but this is always relatively easy and enjoyable.

7. Boveda del Rio Cerezuelo

Plaza de Santa Maria, Cazorla, Spain +34 953 22 82 82
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4.5 based on 304 reviews

Boveda del Rio Cerezuelo

Reviewed By John M - Raleigh, North Carolina

We stopped by the Bono Turistico (tourist information office) and found out about this fascinating tour. At some point in time a long time ago, the village decided to run part of the river under the plaza. The tour takes you into the long cavern that the river runs through. It's a short visit but very interesting.

8. Castillo de la Yedra

23470 Cazorla, Spain +34 953 10 14 02
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4 based on 127 reviews

Castillo de la Yedra

Reviewed By John M - Raleigh, North Carolina

It's a bit of a walk up the road, but there is nice scenery on the way. The castle has been renovated within into an excellent museum. A guide who works at the museum takes you along as you go up into the castle. Very enjoyable.

9. Museum of Arts And Traditions Of The Upper Guadalquivir

Calle Camino del Castillo, 23470 Cazorla, Spain +34 953 71 16 38
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3.5 based on 43 reviews

Museum of Arts And Traditions Of The Upper Guadalquivir

Monday Closed

Reviewed By ozpaul - Adelaide

The museum was not well promoted, that we noticed anyway, and we walked up the rather steep zigzag road only expecting a castle ruin and a nice view over Cazorla. We were surprised to find a museum in the Castillo and for a small fee we were given a personalised tour by a very pleasant attendant. The museum was smallish but with several floors and a gives a really nice presentation of local folk history and arts. The scale is very approachable and the displays, enjoyable. We really enjoyed our visit and the insights into life in the Upper Guadalquivir.

10. Turisnat

23470 Cazorla, Spain
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Turisnat

Reviewed By Tartessica - Huelva, Spain

El Parque es inmenso y tienen infinidad de lugares interesantes. Elegir excursiones en 4x4 es nuestra mejor opción ya que te llevan a los lugares más interesantes y alejados, los guías son geniales. En esta ocasión hicimos la ruta de las lagunas y el nacimiento del río Borosa. Fue una experiencia fantástica, tanto por el trato y los conocimientos del guía como por la cantidad de animales que pudimos ver: Gamos, ciervos, cabras hispánica, quebrantahuesos, ardillas, lagartos, zorros.
La empresa lo tienen todo muy bien organizado, fueron puntuales en la hora de recogida y en la de llegada.

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