This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fariza de Sayago.
Inside the Arribes del Duero protected national park, the municipality of Fariza de Sayago’s peaceful atmosphere and gorgeous views have made it a growing tourist attraction, drawing visitors from around the globe. This historic and traditional region is home to a small population, but the community is welcoming to its foreign visitors.
The area surrounding the village of Fariza de Sayago still shows remnants of human presence from pre-Roman and Roman times. Historians can visit impressive archaeological remains just outside the door of their hostel or hotel in this small town – a Roman stela still attached to the wall of the local church, or the Roman medieval Grande bridge, crossing the nearby river Pisón. Venturing further from your hotel or hostel, history buffs can see the mills and sources of the Donkey Well, the bridge of the Poza, and the Knee – all of ethnographic interest for visitors to this part of Spain.
As this town is quite small, accommodations are limited, but hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts can be found in Fariza de Sayago. Tourism is becoming a valued industry here, so there is plenty to see and do during your visit – no matter where you stay.
An excursion to the River Duero’s Spanish banks offers opportunities to get up close and personal with a wide range of local wildlife, including the griffon vulture, the peregrine falcon, the Egyptian vulture, the black stork, the eagle owl, the chough, and the Bonelli’s eagle. Bats have also colonized within this region, so expect to see them flitting through the skies if you’re roaming the streets of Fariza de Sayago late at night.
Tourists can get to Fariza de Sayago from Zamora several ways. Taxis and shuttles are available, but a car rental is recommended if visitors plan to explore more of the Arribes del Duero park.
Written by local enthusiast for Fariza de Sayago hostelsJakob Lombardi