Water is the origin of life. Sierra de Aracena (north of Huelva, Andalucía) and Sierra de Tentudía (south of Badajoz, Extremadura) are very humid, with more average raining season than in the rest of surrounding sierras.
For this reason, we can enjoy off beaten track springs, of small quantity, but extremely important for gardens as well as animals during the dry season, giving way to oasis, and an specific river ecosystem with particular flora and fauna.
Fortunately these areas are still quite virgin and you will enjoy them with our walking tours, as well as staying at Farmouse Biensevive.
Water comes from aquifers, subterranean water that naturally overflows to the surface through rocks. These springs, “manantiales”, have historically been venerated, doing pilgrimage or constructing a fountains right where they are. Springs are small and most of the times in hidden forested areas. There are different kinds:, permanent or temporary, running out, or diminishing the flow during dry season.