The charming town of Ochagavía/Otsagabia is located in the Salazar Valley, a unique natural environment in the Navarre Pyrenees. This typical mountain town is an exceptional place to disconnect and enjoy nature, especially if you're a lover of the outdoors and mountain sports.
Cobblestone streets, old houses with wide gates and fresh air await you in this beautiful town, well known for its attractions, but quiet enough to escape the crowds. In 2016, Spanish travellers chose Ochagavía as one of Spain's Seven Rural Wonders, highlighting the combination of architecture, history, art and nature it offers.
The best things to do in Ochagavía
If you're in Ochagavía for a few days, we recommend that you visit the Muskilda Sanctuary, a beautiful Romanesque hermitage located at the highest point of a mountain of the same name, with the Abodi mountain range in the background. You can also take a walk along the Zatoia and Anduña rivers, which meet at this point, walking through the limits of the town or venturing out on a hiking trail. It is worth visiting the Medieval stone bridge that crosses the Anduña, another of the things to see in Ochagavía.
History buffs should visit some of the town's emblematic houses, especially the Medieval palaces of Urrutia, Iriarte and Donamaría, and emblazoned houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Don't miss the San Juan Evangelista Church, a monumental work with remains from the Middle Ages, around the year 1200, which has Renaissance altarpieces from the 16th century.
What to do in Irati Forest
Ochagavía is said to be the gateway to the Irati Forest, a magical place and one of the most beautiful areas of the Navarre Pyrenees. It is ideal to visit at any time of the year: nature comes alive in autumn and spring, while winter is for snow lovers, and in summer you can enjoy swimming in our hotel with a pool in Navarre.
In this protected environment, there are numerous hiking and mountain biking routes, rural restaurants with the typical cuisine of Navarre, vegetation and animals to explore and facilities for practising snow sports.
The Puerta de Irati Hotel will be happy to advise you on things to see in Ochagavía and everything that can be done in Irati. Ask for advice at reception and the staff will help you to plan activities during your stay.
Our charming hotel in Navarre is ideal for a few days of relaxation and disconnection, for a holiday with your partner or family or for a few days of joy in the mountains. Whatever the reason for your visit, the best comfort and the best services are guaranteed.
We look forward to seeing you in Ochagavía for an unforgettable getaway!