Isaba is one of the most beautiful towns in the Roncal valley, although not the only one since, together with the neighboring valley, the Salazar valley, they make up a beautiful mosaic of mountain villages that were born centuries ago around the Pyrenees mountains.
This has forged a very characteristic identity that can be seen both in the architecture of its streets and houses, as well as in the gastronomy. Do you dare to discover the northeast of Navarra?
Wide range of activities in nature
The highest mountain peaks are found in this area of the Navarra territory which, along with their beauty, must be highlighted for the range of natural activities they offer. Due to its climate, spring and summer offer the possibility of enjoying the bridges, rivers and pools that come down abundantly from the mountains after the winter snowfalls. This makes it an ideal territory for practicing water sports in adventure companies in the area: rafting, canyoning, canoeing…
In addition, the banks of the rivers are highly prized in the summer, where you can enjoy their beauty and tranquility while you cool off from the high temperatures of the season.
During the winter, snow sports become important, which have their leading role in the Larra-Belagua valley with a ski school for those who want to start practicing sports such as skiing or snowshoeing, and kilometers of slopes by levels for more seasoned in this type of modalities. The Navarre Pyrenees are ideal all year round!
In addition, the marked routes for all kinds of excursions are a good option at any time.
Water and heat in summer, snow and mountain sports in winter.
The nature here is rich, which guarantees a great variety of fauna, where bird watching or birdwatching has been a sought after activity in recent years, with the short-toed eagle, the bearded vulture, owls, the great tit and other migratory birds being very popular. In addition to amphibians, as well as others with more weight in the area, such as the brown bear, the otter, the badger, the wild boar, the wild cat or the deer.
What about the gastronomic offer?
Something appreciable since we began to approach these Pyrenean valleys, is the amount of sheep farming that can be seen from the road in the hills and farms in the area, and that is that the gastronomy has a very strong traditional component, where the past of Herding was much more than a profession, it was a way of life.
That is why meat and milk-based products are so important, especially sheep. Here the cheeses are very tasty, with the Roncal Denomination that guarantees their flavor and quality, in addition to the long experience in their preparation.
As for the gastronomic offer that you can find, its many restaurants are supplied with their own orchards, local markets and local products, guaranteeing quality, seasonal gastronomy and sustainability.
What are you waiting for to try its flavors?
- Hostal Lola
- Hotel Ekai
- Casa Sario
- Posada Sarigarri
- Hospedería Santa Fe
- Hotel Besaro
- Hotel Auñamendi
- Hotel Salazar