A few weeks ago I found myself in the strange position of having a rental car in Spain! Like most young expats here, I don’t own a car, but I get by just fine with the great public transportation system or with my friends who have pity on my.
Luckily, my best friend who’s living in Switzerland hopped on down to sunny Spain to visit me for a week! For the special occasion, we decided to be grown-ups and rent a car.
With all of northern Spain at our feet, I decided to take C to some of my favorite spots in the Basque Country and around La Rioja. However, there was one place in Navarra that I had been dying to go to for a year: Urederra (make sure you roll the double rrs like a good Spaniard-Urederrrrrrrrra)!
Now I first saw pictures of Urederra last fall when some of my American friends went hiking there with locals. An hour from Logroño, it makes for the perfect day trip if you are looking to do some hiking in Spain.
is a national park and it’s part of the bigger chain in Navarra. It’s next to the tiny village of Banquedano, and it’s probably one of northern Spain’s best kept secrets! The village itself is quaint and charming, filled with medieval little houses, narrow crooked streets, and overgrown gardens that smell like lavender.
We got completely lost trying to get there, even with a GPS as there are no signs, but eventually we found it! The women at the info hut in the visitors parking lot spoke to me in Basque before Spanish, which should give you some indication of how unknown this place really is! In fact, Urederra means “beautiful water” in Basque, and here is why:
The park is a series of connected pools and waterfalls in the woods, but it’s the color that is really shocking-it’s the brightest, clearest blue you have ever seen. It looks fake! In fact, the only other place I have seen like it are the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, which are actually very similar. I think it is the special karst and minerals found in the water that gives it that color.
Walking around Urederra felt like walking in a fairytale land. The bright green of the leafy trees creating a cool shadow over glowing blue pools makes for a surreal and magical atmosphere. It is a really easy and peaceful hike, and even though you can’t swim in the water, you can easily sit next to it having a picnic and relaxing for a while. The hike ends at a series of waterfalls at the foot of a huge crescent shaped cliff surrounded by the Urbasa mountains.
Luckily, I befriended the women at the info desk, who was quite shocked to meet an American. She let me in on a little secret, a place called Balcón de Pilatos (Pilate’s Balcony), which is at the top of the crescent cliffs. We made up the winding switch-backs and arrived a long field leading towards the edge of the cliffs. Literally on top of the world, we sat down and stared out in the distance, taking it all in. IronicallyTips on how to use outlook calendar for organizationas a legal assistant How to use wireshark How do you get tips off your nails what does species mean How to play roblox what are the four horsemen of the apocalypse what are sagittarius known for How to look up phone numbers? what does ttys mean Why do q tips feel so good in your ear What is tips app on samsung phone what does still waters run deep mean Tips for counseling a couple where there is an alcohol problem How to make pigs in a blanket? How to kill ants How to separate pages in pdf How long to train for a marathon? Stage tricks when acrobat performs to behind the scenes and actor comes back out what does ichigo mean what does devastated mean what does lgh mean what does it mean when you dream about spiders what dates are sagittarius Shure se215 how to attach tips How to add a shared mailbox in outlook? How to make a brewing stand? what does crusade mean New dogs, old tricks: how to succeed in a second generation f... How to disconnect airpods How to unstuff your nose? How to store cucumbers Ring of elysuim how to do tricks in the air with board what does vary mean what does tabata mean what does dakota mean How to make a folder on mac? What kind of tricks can what does opportunity mean How to make pdf smaller? what does l f mean what does pos stand for what does fathom mean How to make lo mein noodles How to slow heart rate How to make money on onlyfans without showing your face? What would get tips and tricks Tips for talk online how Tips for a good night sleep when pregnant what does bonded mean what does pianist mean what does judgemental mean How to drain lymph nodes? what are the effects of global warming Why does my plant have yellow tips Tips how to take hesi test for non-english speakers for accelerated nursing in nj How to create a qr code free? what are options in stocks what rights are protected by the first amendment what are consequences How to air fry chicken? what does drop mean in bats How to use ie How much does it cost to change your name? How to make corned beef and cabbage How many games to win world series? How to wear a 2 point sling What is rhe next word in the pattern fun, shoe, spree, sore, drive, tricks, heaven what does sla mean in business Tricks on how to make sparkly eyeshadow more pigmented what does it mean to be woke what is gfe mean what does the blue heart emoji mean How to clear cookies on mac? How to get a concealed carry permit for all states How to grow roses what does pure mean what does perch mean Board layout guide for how far do paper airplanes fly when wing tips are changed Why are onion root tips good for observing mitosis How to paint a cherry blossom tree with q-tips Lost girl music played when reading tricks will How to remove yourself from a group text what does gene mean what does wby mean in text what does a remote job mean what does pip stand for How to do appearing magic tricks What ethnicity tips Why does uber cap tips what does cash back mean on a credit card what does un poco loco mean How to cook beef tenderloin tips on the stove How turn off tips on samsung galaxy note 4 what does no mames wey mean How to clean monistat out of your body? Tips on how to clean tennis shoes How to do a rubik's cube? what does the name katie mean How to make a plant in little alchemy 2 How long do soft gel tips last How to restart iphone 11? How to calculate mean arterial pressure How long to grill steak tips on gas grill what does topical mean what is fps mean How to get out of jail in monopoly what is ach payment mean what do the stickers on clemson helmets mean How to cook chicken breast on stove? what does out of network mean for insurance Why customer dont tips for doordash what does no bb mean sexually what does ux mean How to peel a pineapple? what does four score and seven years ago mean How to find a good therapist what time does the super bowl start in central time what does aggravated mean