Cueva Ahumada, Callosa de Segura

This is a great location for a picnic with the option of walking if you are energetic enough. The place is right at the base of the Sierra de Callosa, the craggy range of mountains that rise up from the Vega Baja to the west of Algorfa that we can all see west of the village.  It is an ‘area natural’ that has had a lot of money invested in it to create ample parking areas, gardens, fixed barbecues, picnic tables, camping area, washing facilities and clean toilets.

Cueva Ahumada seen from the Area Natural

Cueva Ahumada seen from the Area Natural

There is plenty of shade for when the sun is high.  It can doubtless get busy in the high season but we have been three times in winter and spring, and there have been few visitors, just the odd workman or conservator.

It is not surprising that non-locals do not know of its existence, as it is easy to drive past and miss it.  Hopefully the following instructions will help you.

How to get there?

From Algorfa traffic lights head for Almoradi, and at the second roundabout take the CV91 towards Orihuela and the hospital.  At the second roundabout beside the big green and yellow bricolage turn right towards Callosa de Segura and Redovan.