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Cheap flights to Aragón

Aragón is an autonomous community in Northeastern Spain. It is coextensive with the medieval Kingdom of Aragon and comprises of three provinces: Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel. The capital of the autonomous community is Zaragoza, known as Saragossa in English. According to the current Statute of Autonomy, Aragón is a nationality of Spain. The size of the region is 47,719 square kilometers and encompasses diverse terrain, including rich pasture lands and orchards, permanent glaciers, verdant valleys, and arid steppe plains.

What to see & do

Monsaterio de Piedra - The Piedra Monastery is a complex comprising of a monastery, hotel, and park, located in the Iberian System mountain ranges, near Nuévalos, Zaragoza. It was founded in 1194 by Alfonso II of Aragon, along with 13 Cistercian monks from Poblet Monastery. The monastery was dedicated to St. Mary the Fair. The Monastery of our Lady of Stone, located beside the Piedra (Stone) River, is one of the most visited places in the region due to the beautiful gardens and waterfalls in the area. The entire complex was declared a national monument on February 16, 1983.

Whitewater Rafting in Huesca - The small town of Campo in Huesca is situated in a valley between the Esera and Rialbo rivers and is surrounded by snow-capped Pyrenean mountain peaks. There are multiple rafting operators and kayaking schools in the town, as well as several accommodation options.

Canyoning - The canyons in Aragon, specifically in Sierra de Guara and Pireneus, are said to be the best in Europe. Up to 150 canyons can be found in the region. The ideal time for inexperienced canyoners is during August, while May is good for experienced canyoners.

Rock Climbing - The prime rock climbing destination for serious climbers in Aragon is Los Mallos. Mallos de Riglos are a set of conglomerate rock formations that rise up to 980 feet (300 meters) high and form part of the foothills of the Pyrenees.

How to get around within Aragón

The condition of the roads in Aragón is pretty good, and a four-wheel drive is not particularly necessary. There are places in Huesca however that can only be reached by mountain bike or 4x4, so plan in advance if you intend to go to these areas. Zaragoza's old town and most areas surrounding it are fairly walkable. Taxis are available and reliable, as are sightseeing buses.

How to get there

The primary airport in Aragón is Zaragoza Airport, located 16 kilometers west of Zaragoza. The airlines with flights to the airport are Air Europa, Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling, and Wizz Air. There is regular passenger service to Zaragoza from Palma de Mallorca Airport (Palma de Mallorca), Beauvais–Tillé Airport (Beauvais), Il Caravaggio International Airport (Orio al Serio), Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Charleroi), London Stansted Airport (London), Tenerife North Airport (Tenerife), Henri Coandă International Airport (Otopeni), and Cluj International Airport (Cluj-Napoca). Seasonal flights are also available to and from Lanzarote, Ibiza, Menorca, and Palma de Mallorca.

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