Santa Elena The Essential
The village of Santa Elena stands on a hill at the mouth of the Desfiladero de Despeñaperros (gorge), which acts as a departure point for hunters in the nearby mountains and for numerous footpaths leading into the wild and dramatic landscapes of the Parque Natural de los Despeñaperros.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Santa Elena
Despeñaperros Nature Reserve
Despeñaperros Nature Reserve
A deep gorge carved out of the Sierra
4:00
Cueva de los Muñecos
Cueva de los Muñecos
The cave is 3km west of Santa Elena,
1:00
Collado de los Jardines
Collado de los Jardines
The amazing Iberian sanctuary lost in
0:15
The Órgans
The Órgans
You reach the site by taking the Arroyo
2:00