The picturesque village of Ochagavía, right in the middle of Navarre's Eastern Pyrenees, has a Nature Interpretation Centre next to the Tourist Office. This is the ideal place to gain an insight into the natural world and life in the Salazar valley
, the conservation of its ecosystems and especially the fascinating Irati Forest
, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beech and fir forests in Europe.
The Interpretation Centre covers three floors, each with a very different character, presenting the following content through informative panels, models, videos and interactive games:Ground floor
. Reception, tourist and environmental material on the area including website documents, books, magazines and videos.
. Information on the geology, flora and fauna of the area, with a special emphasis on the bearded vulture and the Irati Forest as the two most characteristic elements of this region. Second floor
. Ethnographic exhibition featuring traditional tools and implements of the Salazar valley and an audiovisual on the Irati Forest.