Jaca is a small town located in Huesca province, Aragon, North East Spain. It's situated in the centre of the Pyrenees mountain range, close to the border with France.
With more and more people visiting the town every year, Jaca has become a top tourist destination for skiers and hikers in Spain. Visitors are attracted by its beautiful natural setting, architecture, history and proximity to the stunning Pyrenees mountains.
Jaca is surrounded by some of the most beautiful valleys in the Pyrenees and is a prime example of a traditional mountain town that has adapted successfully to the touristic demands of the 21st century. Rapid economic progress and the abandonment of traditional economies have left some mountainous areas struggling but Jaca has survived mainly through its thriving tourism. This success has been achieved naturally, with its proximity to the ski stations such as Formigal and Candanchu.
The town is set in a truely privileged position in a depression surrounded by the stunning valleys that follow the course of the Aragon River.
The surrounding scenery is one of Jaca's greatest assets. The variety of the landscapes is immense and it changes quite considerably, depending on the season. Jaca is also an ideal mountain sports location. Visitors come here to go skiing and snowboarding on the nearby slopes during the winter. In spring, summer and autumn, walking, trekking, and sightseeing are popular, both within Jaca and in the surrounding pyrenees mountains.
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