The park itself is considered to be one of the largest and best-preserved Mediterranean forests on our planet.

Visitors can take in breath-taking views of cliffs, and explore oak covered woodlands and scrub, rocky river gorges and streams. Interestingly, the park is known for its collection of black vultures, the Spanish Imperial Eagle, black storks and the Iberian Lynx - all of which are endangered species.

Monfrague is a perfect location for bird lovers to indulge their passion and is home to thousands of birds of prey, including the world's largest colony of black vultures and imperial eagles. Even better is the opportunity to observe the birds at close range. The park is also home to around 280 species of other animals, including wild boar, otters, wild cats and deer.

An ideal place to stay is Trujillo which is a mere 45 minutes from the park. Trujillo Villas Espana's provide fabulous accommodation and have recently restored five villas for guests. Visitors can book the beautiful Villa Piedras Albas, a restored palacio on Trujillo's main square, built in 1530. The property overlooks the square and is ideal for outside dining. It also has a delightful enclosed walled garden and a swimming pool making it ideal especially for families.

Prices:

From £357.50 per person per week, based on 8 persons sharing. Alternatively, a sympathetically restored Artist's Studio with contemporary interiors is available from £297.50 per person, per week, based on 2 persons sharing.

Prices of the excursions are based on self drive, but return transfers can be arranged at a cost of £40 per person.

Monfrague National Park is an amazing place to visit and is sure to provide excellent photography opportunities for visitors, not to mention wonderful memories.

For further information on accommodation and visiting the Monfrague National Park, please visit:

www.trugillovillasespana.com

www.visit-western-spain.com