Something for everyone
Whether you're a nature lover, fitness fanatic, gastronaut or simply want to relax in peaceful and beautiful surroundings, the location of La Casita just couldn't be better.
The house nestles on the edge of the old quarter of the ancient hill village of Boltaña in Huesca province of the Sobrarbe region of Aragon in the central Pyrenees. It enjoys a secluded location but is still just a few hundred metres from the amenities of the village.
The old village has lots of character with many little squares and narrow streets to wander through and discover. The village church of San Pedro is one of the largest in the Pyrenees and no exploration of the village is complete without taking in the view from the ruins of the 11th century Moorish castle.
The village boasts several restaurants and bars and shops including supermarkets, butcher, baker and a pharmacy. There is a friendly and invaluable tourist information centre with a wealth of information for visitors and the village library even provides a free WIFI internet connection.
The river Ara running through Boltaña provides a wonderful safe and popular swimming area. On the outskirts of the village is the Monasterio, a 5 star hotel, with restaurant and spa facilities available to non residents and Ainsa town is 5 miles away with many more restaurants and shops.
Boltaña is superbly located for exploring the beautiful Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park and the natural parks of the Mountains and Canyons of Guara and Posets–Maladeta. Here you are truly spoilt with stunning scenery and abundant wildlife.
Huesca province is a lovely area to visit at any time of the year. In winter, Boltaña sometimes gets snow, but it tends to not last long. Days in winter tend to be fresh and clear, often with surprisingly strong sunshine. We have eaten lunch on the terrace on New Years' Day. In summer, daytime temperatures are higher than more northerly regions - especially the UK! Because of it's position in the mountains, nights are a little fresher than you could expect on the plains or at the coast. The autumn months (October-November) are the wettest time of year.
Here are a handful of sites to explore further:
Guide to Sobrarbe region and parks
Boltaña Tourist Information (Spanish) Translate
Boltaña Village web site (Spanish) Translate
Hotel Monasterio de Boltaña
Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park
The best way to reach La Casita is by car. Although there is some limited public transport in Huesca province, we strongly recommend having your own vehicle.
Nearest Airports are Zaragoza 2hrs 30mins,Lourdes 2hrs 30 mins, Barcelona 3 hrs, Reus 3hrs
From Tarbes or Toulouse, take the motorway A64. Exit at the Lannemezan junction and take the D939 towards La Barthe de Neste and continue towards Arreau and on through the Aragnouet-Bielsa tunnel and reach Aínsa following the A-138. Finally, take the N-260 towards Boltaña.
From Bilbao (348 km)
Head to Pamplona and take the N-240 to Jaca and join the N-330 towards Sabiñánigo. Here you can choose to join the N-260 towards Biescas and continue to Boltaña, or continue on the N-330 and turn onto the A-1604 to Boltaña.
From Madrid (498 Km)
Head to Zaragoza and take the E-7 to Huesca, where you have to follow the N-240 towards Barbastro. From there take the A-138 to Ainsa, then take the N-260 direction Boltaña.
From Barcelona (323 km)
From Barcelona take the A-2 to Lleida. Continue on the N-240 to Barbastro and take the A-138 to Ainsa. Then follow the N-260 to Boltaña.