If you are looking for a place to disconnect from the stress of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Sierra de los Filabres, Tíjola is your ideal destination. This Almeria municipality, located in the Almanzora Valley, offers you a wide variety of ways to disconnect and places to discover. And what's more, around 30 minutes from Casa Torreta Blanca.
You can go hiking through the Sierra de los Filabres, where you will find spectacular landscapes such as the Cerrá de Tíjola, a natural viewpoint from where you can see the entire Almanzora Valley.
La Cerrá is apparently one of the best-known attractions of this town (not visited it yet), an impressive mountainous formation that rises to great meters high. From the top of Cerrá you can see a spectacular panoramic view of the mountains and the valleys that surround it. To get there, it's recommended you go up from the Hermitage of El Salvador, where you will enjoy the views of the Bacares River, crossing the Fuente del Huevo.
The Fuente del Huevo is one of Tijola's most precious treasures, a natural spring that gushes out of the rocks. Yet another place we haven't visited yet but on our to do list.
This site is unique for its natural beauty and the tranquility. Located in the heart of the Sierra de los Filabres, the Fuente del Huevo is an ideal place to escape from the city and connect with nature. Its crystal clear and fresh waters scream to immerse yourself in them and cool off in its pools and waterfalls, its rocks and vegetation make this enclave a true oasis in the heart of the Almanzora Valley.
If there's one place that stands out above all in Tijola - that's the legendary Cueva de la Paloma. It is an impressive cave located in the middle of the mountain that has several rooms and passages to explore. Inside you can find different rock formations and minerals, as well as numerous legends and mysteries that make it even more fascinating. According to legend, it was the refuge of a Moorish princess who fell in love with a Christian.
It's a hot spring that has a constant temperature of around 24 degrees. This raft is ideal for relaxing and enjoying nature with family or friends, surrounded by trees and the sound of water running through it. In addition, this space is perfect for lovers of hiking and mountain routes, since it is located in an area of great scenic beauty very close to the natural monument of Piedra Lobera located in the Sierra de Lucar. There are fish in the hot spring - and not all just tiddlers!
When we have the Dutch hikers here, this is one of their favourite spots. There are a few bars and restuarants around the hot springs.
Source: Valle del Almonzora Turismo