In Yecla you can have a splendid day in contact with nature in any of the following places. From Mount Arabi, widely known for its high archaeological value and the numerous legends surrounding it. The “Mediodía” cave or and Cantos de Visera are worth to be visited. “Sierra del Carche” Regional Park covers the municipalities of Yecla and Jumilla. The part belonging to Yecla corresponds to Sierra de las Pansas, with high forest value. Sierra Salinas is one of the most important forest ecosystems in the Region of the Altiplano, like Sierra del Serral, being the summit of Sierra Salinas, 1237 meters high, the highest point in the municipality of Yecla., We also recommend you to see our steppes, open plains where you will be able to contemplate our vineyards, almond and olive trees. Lastly, the Rambla de Tobarrillas, a site of high environmental value where you will be able to see from troglodyte caves to natural springs or large elm groves.
Yecla you can find three important caves or chasms. La Cueva del Lagrimal is one of the largest of the term and the most visited. It is characteristic of water dripping from the ceiling, hence its name. The views from it are magnificent. La Cueva de la Horadada is also a large cavity where you can admire the effect of wind on the modeling aspect in honeycomb or alveoli. And a tiny cave but also highly recommended is the Cueva del Tesoro found storey and only the bravest dare to enter. They say a treasure awaits you inside.
Most fountains and springs that can be found in Yecla were restored by the Town Council in 2014. Here you will find from natural water springs in Sierra de Las Pansas, still serving as a watering hole for livestock.; to wells such as Pozo de la Buitrera surrounded by some fossils and closely linked to Monte Arabi; very ancient springs as Fuente del Pulpillo, where you will find flora of interest together with amphibians, and finally, others such as Mina Bellod, which can be found under a small rocky overhang . Make a stop on your route through Yecla and visit our fountains and springs.
Yecla has a unique landscape and proof of this are its examples of trees. Here you will find from large pine trees such as the ones in Casa del Guarda or the pine tree in Rambla de los Rincones, which has the biggest trunk diameter of the municipality. Trees with whimsical shapes as Pino del Elefante, or the holm oak of Fuente del Pinar, which stands out for its size and demeanor. Finally, if you want to see the great elm of the Region of the Altiplano (Jumilla-Yecla) and one of the highest ones in Yecla, don’t forget to visit the elm tree in Carretera de Almansa. Charge up your video camera and get ready to capture beautiful landscapes in each one of these settings!