Natural monuments

Natural monuments (Zepa Acehúche-Alcántara)

The José María de Oriol-Alcántara II reservoir, better known as the Alcántara reservoir, is an artificial reservoir located in the province of Cáceres, in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, Spain and located on the Tajo riverbed.

It is commonly cited as Alcántara Reservoir or Alcántara Reservoir, but there is another supply dam in the same municipality that receives the name of Presa de Alcántara I.

It regulates a large part of the Tajo river, the longest in the Iberian Peninsula. Downstream from the José Mª de Oriol dam and before entering Portugal are the dam and the Cedillo dam. At the time of its construction it was the second largest reserve in Europe.

The famous Alcántara bridge, from Roman times, is only 600 meters downstream from the dam. The island of Cabeza Gorda is inside the reservoir.


  • Location: Reservoir of Alcántara -zona Tajomar to Alcántara.
  • N of people: minimum 3- maximum 5.
  • Calendar: From August 1 to January 15.
  • Duration: approximately 4 hours.
  • Price: 40 euros adult, 25 euros per child under 12 years.
  • Exclusive service: personalized route, 160 euro per boat
  • Languages: Spanish, English and Dutch.
  • Includes: patron-guide, drink and tasting of cheese and ham, binoculars, photography, insurance RC, guide of identification of fauna and flora.
  • Recommendations: clothing adapted to the weather of the time.