Only as idle as you want to be
When you stay at La Casita, you'll never be stuck for something to do... unless of course you want to be. Whether it's adrenaline or tranquility you are after, you won't be disappointed.
When you have had enough of sipping wine and admiring the view from the terrace, you can wander through the old streets of Boltaņa and go for a swim in the clear water of the river Ara. All around the village are a fantastic array of paths and tracks for walking all with beautiful scenery.
In the near vicinity you can discover historic towns and villages and maybe taste some of the excellent local wines at the many bodegas of the Somontano wine region. The nearby town of Ainsa is well worth a visit with a good range of shops and interesting museum, churches and castle.
Completely unspoilt, the area around Boltaņa really is a walkers' paradise, whether you start from La Casita's doorstep or venture to the nearby Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park. There are walks to suit all abilities, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes. And make sure you bring a camera; the region is a shutterbug's delight. From landscapes to wildlife and architecture, you are sure to get some winning shots.
As well as walking, the Sorbarbe region offers outdoor pursuits of all kinds. We've listed some below. If needed, any of these activities can be arranged locally. If you have specific interest or activity you'd like to pursue during your stay, we will do our best to give you the information that we have and point you in the right direction.
• Mountain biking
• Fishing (tackle and permits available in Boltana)
• Outdoor swimming pool in Ainsa
• White water rafting
• Canoeing, kayaking
• Mountaineering, rock climbing
• Skiing (nearest centre is Cerler, near Benasque. 70km)
Just the thought of all this activity is bound to make one hungry, so it is just as well that the region boasts some amazing food and wines. Local cuisine largely centres around grilled meats (usually over an open fire), paella, and lots of local fruit, vegetables and salad. Restaurants welcome children but mealtimes do tend to be later than in the UK.
Every year, the second half of August brings fiesta fever to the village. The village loses some of it's sleepy feel and fills with happy festival-goers. There is all manner of music, dancing, food and entertainment until the early hours each night, culminating in a fantastic firework display; after which everyone can get some much needed sleep.