Riopar is located in the picturesque Sierra del Agua mountain range, full of forests and streams that originate from the Madera river, a tributary of the Mundo river.
Located in the heart of the mountain, this town, thanks to the village of Umbria Angula, beautiful with the Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas Natural Parks.
Heading towards Siles on the CM-3204, 8 km from Riopar, is the Mundo river, a tributary of the Segura river, where a spectacular drop of 80 meters is found. The cave is known as “Los Churros” and has a 25 meter opening (in diameter) and drains the rain water that falls and drenches the Mundo.
The river forms a beautiful collection of pools and ledges that are accessible by a path.
In my opinion, it’s the best town in the South of Albacete, together with Letur. It’s one of the top tourist destinations that people from Alicante and Murcia visit when they want to head to the mountains and enjoy a bit of nature.
Set on the rock on the hillside of a mountain that seems like it’s from Western America, Ayna provides visitors with an unmistakable peace, a perfect temperature in the summer, and a mountainous climate in the winter.
It’s an ideal place to stay if you’re spending the weekend in the area. There are good restaurants, bakeries and places to stay, as well as many things to do in the surrounding area like walking through the heart of the woods, along the Segura river, or excursions to the top of the mountain.
If you pass through here coming from the South (following the road from Murcia and not from Albacete), you’ll be stunned by the trip, as it seems like the road is taking you to a land that has yet to be explored.
The Natural Park of Los Calares del Río Mundo comprises the places Calar del Mundo, Calar de En Medio, Chorros del río Mundo, Poljé de la Cañada de los Mojones, Sierra del Cujón y Calar de la Sima. This park contains a botanical landscape which is very diverse and has been very well preserved.