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Our selection of places to stay in Western Spain fall in the provinces of Salamanca, Zamora, Caceres and Badajoz. This part of the country, bordering the frontier with Portugal, is relatively little visited by foreigners but it offers some great travel experiences. Caceres and Badajoz comprise the autonomous historic community of Extremadura, whose capital is Merida, where several of the Spanish conquerors of the New World were born, including Cortes, who took Mexico.
One of the major geographical features of this generally hot, dry area is the River Tagus, running through the Tagus National Park. Another outstanding area for wildlife is the Monfrague Reserve.
As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Western Spain offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: guesthouses (hostals), restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.