Puertomingalvo: a jewell of The Maestrazgo
Who does not remember Mr. Labordeta showing us the rural corners of this country? He inspired me to go and see a rural area near Valencia this summer. I found a large space that is worth a visit. This zone is called The Maestrazgo and is composed of 43 municipalities across six districts of the province of Teruel.
One of its biggest attractions is its hiking trails, short-haul routes where you can explore places with authentic charm, natural viewpoints and miles of dry stone structure. I had a relaxing stroll along one of the long paths between La Iglesuela del Cid and neighboring Villafranca del Cid. It was great!
A special place that does not leave you indifferent is Puertomingalvo. Abandoned for centuries, this village is nowadays one of the best preserved villages in the Maestrazgo region. Its views are a natural balcony to the Mediterranean.
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Apart from its spectacular setting, its gastronomy should be noted. Homemade food produced from natural products. For instance, Entreportales Hostel in Puertomingalvo is highly recommended. If you are interested in the gastronomy of the whole area you can find good references here. But, let me suggest some interesting places: The Pensión Julián in Cantavieja I’ve been there twice and it was excellent. I also recommend the Buj and the Balfagón Hotel (more fashionable) in Cantavieja.
If you fancy a relaxing break outdoors, do not hesitate, go there and enjoy your trip! Do not forget to bring a jumper because there is a significant temperature difference , even in summer.