Sierra de los Alamos
The cortijo sits in the Los Alamos mountain range of Moratalla (Murcia), a natural territory recognized as a ZEPA (Special Protection Area for Birds), and forming part of the ecological network of conservation of Biodiversity of the European Union know as Red Natura 2000
Located at the foot of the cortijo is the Alhárabe River, a tributary of the Segura River, which, together with the forest and rock walls which accompany it along the way, makes up the typical ecosystem found in the Sierra de Segura..
Flora and fauna
Bordered by plum patches and completely surround by lush Mediterranean forest, the cortijo offers a unique landscape for its visitors.
This habitat is also home to many animals including vultures, royal eagles, owls, hawks as well as goats and wild cats, wild boars, javelina... The area`s high population density of these species makes animal sightings very frequent.
Located 9 km from Los Cortijo Los Gorros is the village of Moratalla, a beautiful enclave of little more than eight thousand inhabitants that offers the visitor beautiful walks along its labyrinthine streets and its castle-fortress. Located Next to the town of Moratalla is the hamlet of Benizar, a picturesque village with intriguing alleys and numerous fountains.
25 km away is Caravaca de la Cruz, the most populated city of the region. This site marks the ending point of “the Camino de la Veracruz”, the most important pilgrimag of the Region of Murcia.