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“Disappointing”

Parque Natural Arribes del Duero
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We drove out from Salamanca, stopping off at Hacienda Zorita (odd) and Ledesma (couldn't find a café!) on the way. We found a nice picnic spot by a river between Pereña and Masueco then drove out of Masueco on dirt roads and walked down to the Pozo de los Humos waterfall. Not a lot of water, restricted viewing angles and a long hot hike back up the hill. We thought we'd stop for a coffee in Masueco but found nowhere. It was a bit like that at the other little towns along the Duero route. They seemed rather drab and run down and the route does not follow the Duero at all - it is set well back and up in the hills. The only time we saw the Duero was when we drove down from Vilvestre. The boat landing area was deserted and the river was just a reservoir. We ground our way South, Saucelle, Lumbralles, La Redonda (a real waste of time detour) and overall it was a long and dispiriting trip. We so much preferred Las Batuecas, SW of Salamanca, particularly La Alberca.

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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Would have given five stars if we had seen more wildlife! Great for raptors though.. Boat trip well worth doing but the female guide we had was very unhelpful when i asked a question (in Spanish) after she had finished her spiel..

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Reviewed 27 November 2014

We did a loop drive in the southern part of this park. There were a lot of look out spots and the mountains and valleys made for spectacular photos. The paved road we took was windy and small but in good condition

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

This park is worth your visit. Located South East of the Province Zamora and North East of the province Salamanca. This park has one of the largest inland lakes in Europe, beautifully situated and used for the water supply and energy generation thanks to the steep slopes of the area, the high flow of the river Douro and the many rivers that flow into it, make the park one of the points of greatest hydroelectric potential of the entire Iberian Peninsula. A network of dams has been constructed to create reservoirs known as Saltos del Duero. Its geographic features are contributing the unusual Mediterranean microclimate that contributes to plant diversity and makes the park an ideal place for refuge wildlife, especially birds. The waterfalls in the south of the lake called Pozo de los Humos is impressive and its name is derived from the fog generated by the falling water flows. The river Douro crosses Portgal to finish in the Atlantic ocean by the town Oporto - in Portugal.

4  Thank pbmeyersr
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