Originally a Moorish farming community, Montanejos remained populated by Arabs until their expulsion in 1609, when it was repopulated by settlers from Aragon. Today it is known primarily for its numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and scenery.
- 1 Tourist Info Montanejos, Carretera de Tales, ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Sa 10:00-14:00, 16:30-20:00.
- From Castellon via CV20, 65km.
- From Teruel via A23, 75km.
Autocares HERCA [formerly dead link] runs an early morning bus daily from Valencia's main bus station, which stops on Calle Valencia in the centre of town. On Thursdays there is a second bus in the early afternoon.
There is no public transportation, so to go outside the village you'll need a car.
- 1 Torre de Montanejos. A circular tower of Islamic origin that has been attached to two adjacent buildings. It cannot be visited, but can be appreciated from the outside.
- 2 Acueducto del Puente de San José (San José Aqueduct and Bridge). The picturesque stone bridge was built in 1803 to cross the Montán River. It was fully restored in 2008.
- 3 Castillo de la Alquería. A 11th-century Moorish castle with two remaining towers and a cistern, as well as foundations of some walls. Despite its ruinous state, it is worth climbing the hill for the views.
- 1 Fuente de Los Baños. The hot spring is located in a region known for its mountains, deep gorges and scenic nature. The crystalline waters of the lagoon bubble up from the earth at a temperature of 25°C all year round. This place well known by the locals is still undiscovered by most travellers. The story goes that the hot spring was the preferred bathing and relaxation site for a Moorish king´s harem. The water was said to keep his women young and beautiful. Dip into the water for a swim and explore the lagoon snorkeling, see the fish around you and discover the hidden caves. For the brave there´s the option to jump off cliffs right into the deepest part of the lagoon. Access by public transportation is difficult.
- Montanejos has one of the most important climbing areas in Spain. Most of the few hundred routes are placed in 2 Barranco de la Maimona, a ravine with impressive calcareous walls. The levels range between 3 and 8c.
- 1 Mercadillo (street market), Plaza de la Iglesia. M mornings. A weekly street market for local produce and other goods.
- 1 Restaurante-Pizzería el Refugio, Avda Fuente de Baños, 39, ☏ . Th-F 13:30-15:30 20:00-23:00, Sa 13:30-15:30 20:00-24:00, Su 13:30-15:30 20:00-23:00. Serves pizza, pasta, wraps, and salads, with a number of vegetarian options and a decent wine selection. Reservations are recommended on weekends, and can be made online. Mains €8-12.
- 1 Hotel Rosaleda del Mijares, Ctra Tales, 28, ☏ , fax: . Check-in: 14:30-23:00, check-out: 09:00-10:30. Has a spa, Mediterranean restaurant, terrace, and pool. Free Wi-Fi and free parking. Doubles €66-78.
- 2 [dead link] Hotel Xauen, Av Fuente de Baños, 26, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 16:00-24:00, check-out: 08:00-12:00. Has non-smoking rooms, bar and cafeteria, spa, gym, and free Wi-Fi. Parking €10/day. Doubles €73+, including breakfast.