Finding mushrooms in Andalusia is not at all complicated, as it is one of the regions par excellence for mycological tourism.
Andalusia is a culturally and touristically rich region. It is a region that offers its visitors everything they are looking for, be it cultural tourism, sun and beach, rural tourism or mountain tourism. It is therefore not surprising that in recent years Andalusia has become one of the regions with the highest levels of mycological tourism.
The best places to forage for mushrooms in Andalusia
Although we are in the middle of July, autumn is the ideal time to go into the forest in search of the best mushrooms. However, we must be accompanied by experts who can guide us and teach us how to cut mushrooms and differentiate between those that may be poisonous. Here are some of the best places in Andalusia to enjoy this type of tourism.
If we start in the province of Cordoba, one of the best places to find some of the best mushrooms is in the town of Espiel, which is located in the Sierra Morena. In the woods and mountains of this locality we can find several varieties of mushrooms, although the most common ones are chanterelles, which are recognisable by their orangey colour.
Another mushroom that can be found in Andalusia is the chanterelle, which can be found in the fields near the town of Jimena de Frontera in the province of Cadiz. There, in the Alcornocales natural park, we can find this mushroom, which is characterised by its yellowish colour and its twisted appearance, as well as its good flavour.
And of course, we could not leave out the Ronda mountain range, where we can find the Caesars amanita, which is easily recognisable by its appearance, as it resembles a beehive.