Parque Natural de los Alcornocales
Parque Natural de los Alcornocales : Michelin's recommendations
This park, which is made up of one of the largest cork oak forests in Europe, extends around the town of Jimena de la Frontera. The cork is harvested according to a process that has remained unchanged since the forest was first worked commercially in the 1830s. Each tree has its bark removed every ten years and the strips of bark are cut up between June and September, when the tree is left to regenerate. The park is crossed by numerous hiking trails, many of which follow old transhumance routes.
- Phone : 956413307
Opening hours :
- summer: 10am-2pm, 5pm-7pm; hiver: 10am-2pm, 4pm-6pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan and 25 Dec