Casa Rural Mas de las Tapias is located in the municipality of Valderrobres in the Comarca del Matarraña in the centre of the triangle Zaragoza, Barcelona and Valencia. In fact we are at 1,5 hours by car from Castellon, Tarragona and Zaragoza, at 2,5 hours from Barcelona and Valencia and at 4,5 hours from Madrid.
Our restored farmhouse sits in a quiet valley right at the National Park 'Los Puertos de Beceite'. It is the perfect location to do an intensive English course because there is no one around to speak Spanish to. It is also the perfect location to start walking or cycling tours in the surrounding mountains. At only 500 metres from the house is a dam 'Pantano de Pena' where you can swim, fish, go wind surfing or canoeing. The long distance walking track GR8 passes close to our house and continues along one side of this artificial lake.
La Comarca del Matarraña
We're in the Comarca del Matarraña, which is a county in the north east of the Teruel province in the state of Aragón. The name derives from the Matarraña river and the county has 18 well preserved historically interesting villages. The landscape in between these villages is mainly used for agriculture where you will find olives, almonds, vineyards and cereals. You can also come across a shepherd with his flock of sheep and goats.
Bordering the villages Beceite and Peñarroya de Tastavins is the mountain range and National Park 'Los Puertos de Beceite' with spectacular gorges, rivers, peaks and a rich variety of flora and fauna, among which ibex, wild pigs, badgers, eagles and vultures.