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Lots of things to done

The location of La Aldea Encantada offer to our customers the possibility to enjoy an uncomparable touristic environment. 30 or 40 min far from here, there are many interesting visits to make: The Human Evolution Museum, The Atapuerca Site, the wine cellar of D.O. Ca. Rioja, Santo Domingo de la Calzada.


The Village

Quintanilla del Monte in Rioja (Burgos) a very small village with only 28 neighbors registered in 2012. Near from N-120 but far enough to not to feel the noise, near to Villamayor del Río. It is an ideal place to take a rest, where you can also see a beautiful sky plenty of stars every night.

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El Camino

It is 900 meters far from the Camino de Santiago, therefore we feel very closet o fraternity, comradeship, which are vital in the Camino experience. We are situated in the 9th phase of the French Camino from Roncesvalles. This phase starts in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, La Rioja, and ends in Burgos. If you come by bike, we have bike keeping free of charge. If you come walking you can call us and we will go to pick you up to Villamayor del Río that is only 900 meter far from us.

Since the beginning we have offered accommodation and relaxation to pilgrims from all nationalities. Our commitment with Camino de Santiago make us enjoy the company of each pilgrim who wants to rest and stay with us.

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World Level


The one and only


20 minutes far from La Aldea Encantada, situated in Ibeas de Juarros, we have the access to a world reference regarding the human evolution. There are three archeology sites that can be visited, in the Sierra de Atapuerca: La Sima del Elefante, La Galería and La Gran Dolina.

The Parque Arqueológico of Atapuerca is a very recommended visit especially if you come with children, as they will see and learn a lot of things about Prehistoric.



50 km of distance from here, you can fin done of the most beautiful spanish cities you can visit: Burgos. First of all, the Cathedral, called Catedral de Santa María La Mayor, of gothic architecture and declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. There are also to visit: the Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas and la Cartuja de Miraflores. And to finish, the Burgos Castle or the Arco of Santa María.

The incredible Human Evolution Museum includes one of the most important ruins of the Yaciminetos de Atapuerca, design and orientated to the human evolution.


Santo Domingo de la Calzada

15 min far from here by car we can find Santo Domingo de la Calzada, near River Oja. Its ancient area were declared “Conjunto de Interés Histórico Artístico” since 1973.

There you must visit the Cathedral and the Tower. You can go for a walk and also taste the famous Ahorcaditos and another bakery desserts. If you came during the festivities of the Saint (from the 1st to the 15th of May), or also the Ferias de la Concepción or Mercado Medieval  (from the 4th to the 8th of Decembre) you will surely enjoy it.

With Tirón


6 km far from La Aldea Encantada you can find Belorado, with more than 2.000 people living in and with a river called Tirón. In 2013 they created the Museo de la Radio Comunicación, with special pieces and some ´surprises´ in.

La Plaza Mayor, is plenty of life. You can also visit there: The Santa María Church, The San Pedro Church and the castle ruins.




La Aldea Encantada is situated in a privileged environment in the middle of the nature. In the limits of the Sierra de la Demanda, we can also enjoy its forests plenty of oaks, beeches and pine trees. Find roe deers, wild boars or another wild animals is quite usual nearby our rural hotel. There are many rural paths you can follow also from here.

One of the paths we can follow in the Sierra de la Demanda is the one up to the Presa de Alba, next to Villafranca Montes de Oca. More or less 10 km that will take you around 3 hours. This is low difficult path between oaks and close to Desfiladero de Oca, the Despoblado de Alba and the Presa de Alba.

There are also little pleasures that combine the human action with the nature, as an example of this we can mention the Puente del Diablo, in San Miguel Pedroso. A bridge over the river called Tirón where you can also take a bath on summer. The story says that it is called Devil Bridge as everytime they tried to fisnished, the river started to grow up and didn´t allow the workers to do it.



Active Tourism


Mine of Puras de Villafranca

In Puras de Villafranca, few minutes far from La Aldea Encantada, you can also visit the Mine of Manganeso more ancient of Spain. If you go in, you will know how miners used to work there and also how minerals were processed. All in an incredible environment.



More or less 40 km far from La Aldea Encantada, we have 24 skiing rinks with all difficult levels. Around 20 km of rinks in a beautiful ski station with all services available: ski school, material rent, snow canyons, bars, restaurants and so on.

Many Posibilities

Active Tourism

In that area there is a huge offer of many activities, like Paintball, paragliding, speleology or hiking. These kind of activities are not for active tourism but also for companies which pretend to keep a team work in their offices in order to increase the productivity of their workers.

An special mention to the possibility of visiting the 6th cave, due to its measure and its materials, called Cueva de Fuentemolinos.


Wine and More

Wine Cellar

Only half an hour far from here by car, we have one of the most important wine cellar of the Denominación de Origen called Rioja. This is very traditional and very famous wine all over the world, specially in Spain. It is very advisable to visit these wine cellars and to taste the different wines they produce.

La Aldea Encantada has an agreement with one of this wine cellar where we can also offer a guided visit with a different wines to taste.

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