Huesca is characterized mostly by its mountains in the north of the province, home to several good ski stations such as Formigal and Astún-Candachú. Both of these can be easily reached from Jaca, a sizeable town and an understandably lively place in winter. Jaca also makes a good base for forays into the mountains at any time of year, and should your interest be in hiking and/or canyoning, there are some great possibilities for you here. Some attractive villages line the ridges in the north of the province, Lecina being a particularly good one to stop at and where you can rest your head at La Choca (see below).
Elsewhere in Huesca, a highlight has to be the Castillo de Loarre one of Spain’s most spectacular fortresses, rising majestically from its rocky base and commanding the landscape all around it. Well worth a visit.
The city of Huesca itself lies at the edge of the gently sloping plains near the foothills of the impressive Pyrenees. The area where these meet is called "la Hoya" (meaning "the river basin"), and it is here that the essence of Aragón can be found: the inviting plains and the proud and noble mountains. Huesca, capital city of the Alto Aragon region, is a small city with open and friendly people who make the city a hospitable place and a pleasant place to stay.