Where is it?
The Garganta Verde – the Green throat – is one of the most protected spots in Spain. It sits within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park in the province of Cadiz.
The Garanta Verde is a 400-metre deep canyon and a true natural paradise. No amount of pictures could do it justice. Access is strictly controlled.
How do I get there?
You need permits to go canyoning in the Garganta Verde. Applications are made in El Bosque’s townhall, but without being Federated (in Mountaineering in Spain) and if not part of a group, the chances of getting one for canyoning are slim.
You can hike down to the top part of the canyon. The permissions are more relaxed for that.
The descent is not technically difficult. Technically, it’s a far easier canyon than Rio Verde or the Cañón de las Buitreras.
You do need to be fit, have a good head for heights and be prepared to swim. Children can go, but it helps if they’ve had some experience.
Duration – 6 hours
Difficulty – low
Distance – 4.5 km (excluding access)
We went with https://experienciaoutdoor.com/ – who we’ve been canyoning with on other occasions. They come highly recommended.
Based in Ubrique, they know the area well and have a couple of guides who work in mountain rescue. You’re in good hands!