“From game to pot”: Dining is an indispensable aspect of a hunt and indeed any other event. El Navazo guests can savour traditional local dishes and homemade desserts, all paired with wines from our carefully selected wine cellar. Our tasting events include wines and olive oils, and even local and traditional artisanal game products: everything you need to make your stay at the estate even more enjoyable. We have our own gourmet products from Artemonte.
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The El Navazo Team
Attendees can expect a team of professionals to accompany them throughout their stay to ensure that their experience at El NAVAZO is unforgettable, worth cherishing and recommending.
Everyone involved in the hunt is indispensable and necessary to achieve the desired success: Scouts, clerks, rangers, caterers and auxiliary staff will look after each and every visitor.
The Estate’s surroundings have a wealth of activities that will immerse you in nature. A surprising habitat where you can observe protected species such as the black stork or the golden eagle, while contemplating the spectacular natural scenery regardless of the season.
A 4×4 tour of the Estate is a great way to enjoy the characteristic landscape of the dehesa grazing lands and the Mediterranean forest. Visitors can stop as often as they like to watch red, roe and fallow deer roaming the Estate or observe the sky and discover such emblematic birds of prey as the imperial eagle or the griffon vulture.
Sightings of the black stork, one of the endangered species among the Estate’s native fauna, are not surprising at the Estate reservoir.
Only a few kilometres from the Estate, adventure lovers can follow hiking trails designed and prepared for all ages. Trails through the Cimbarra Nature Preserve lead visitors to beautiful spots of incalculable ecological and cultural value.
The area is characterised by very diverse vegetation. Holm oak and cork oak groves abound with thick Mediterranean scrub and riverside woodland along the watercourses. There are also predators such as foxes and genets, birds such as golden eagles, Bonelli’s eagles and eagle-owls, and other mammals such as otters living in the riverbeds. Considering the richness of its birdlife, the area has been declared a Special Protection Area for birds.
This protected site is also noted for its valuable cultural heritage. The Arte Rupestre (Rock Art) sites are also located in the municipality of Aldeaquemada, and consist of some twenty major prehistoric remains in the “schematic” style. These sites are unique in terms of their subject matter and can be considered to be open-air museums of invaluable significance. For this reason, they have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Everything a hunter expects and needs at an estate built upon respect for nature and care for its inhabitants. An excellent genetic selection of specimens and experience in hunting activity organisation make El Navazo a benchmark in big and small game hunting.
Educational Activities: Learn about the cycle of life of animals in their natural habitat. Observe and have first-hand experience of the seasonal changes in nature. Participate in the shows that the Estate and its surroundings offer visitors.
A very rich biodiversity for learning about the evolution of species and following seasonal changes. El Navazo has always honoured a firm commitment to the environment, and not only as a hunting reserve. The Estate’s livestock and agricultural operations are run ecologically and eco-efficiently.
The Estate’s surroundings also provide plenty of opportunities to put our stamina to the test. Nature lovers and hikers will enjoy two specially designed hiking trails that will take them deep into the rich charms of the countryside. A more extensive trail through all the nooks and crannies of the dehesa grazing lands in Navalacedra and another shorter route in the Cimbarra Nature Preserve. The second trail has several itineraries with different levels of difficulty and is suitable for all ages.
Sounds of nature
Stags with their distinctive guttural sounds are the unmistakable sign of autumn’s arrival. The rutting season marks the beginning of the deer’s mating season. The time has come for natural genetic selection for the species. The resounding of powerful bellows and the clashing of horns fill the autumn nights. An impressive sight that can be enjoyed from the Estate’s own terrace. Red deer rutting mingles with the calls of fallow deer and the scampering of mouflon.
The El Navazo estate is a large natural ecosystem full of surprises: dehesa grazing lands, the Mediterranean forest, native flora and vibrant animal life. Visitors can stop at any time along the route and observe wildlife as they pass along the way. The area around the large reservoir is home to ducks, partridges and black storks are not uncommon. Birds of prey fly over the estate in search of small prey and also use the rocky areas to rest.