Baños de Montemayor is located in the north of Extremadura, between the boundaries of the provinces of Cáceres and Salamanca, within the geographical area called The Ambroz Valley, along which the former N-630 “ Via de la Plata “ runs and goes through the centre of the locality, making access extremely easy from any point of the peninsula. The locality borders Béjar (15 km.) to the north, Hervás municipality (7 km.) and Plasencia town (40 km) to the south, Trasierra-Tierras de Granadilla region, Gabriel y Galán reservoir (20 km.) and Las Hurdes (35 km.) to the west and Jerte Valley to the east (38 km.).
Baños geography is uneven since it is surrounded by mountains ranging from 850 to 1,200 metres high with plentiful chestnut woods and other local species, its privileged situation, at the heart of the Ambroz Valley, makes it possible for Baños to have a mild climate in summer as well as in winter, enabling travellers to enjoy their stay in any season of the year. One of the main characteristics is the abundance of water, finding a lot of springs and fountains both within the urban area and its surroundings.
The municipality district has an area of about 22 km2.
ALSA (www.alsa.es) links Baños de Montemayor with Salamanca, Plasencia, Cáceres, Mérida, Zafra, Sevilla, Valladolid, Oviedo, Gijón, País Vasco, etc.
Tel: 902 422 242
For short journeys (Salamanca, Plasencia, Cáceres...) ALSA tickets can be purchased directly on the bus. For longer trips or if you wish to secure your seat, you should contact Hilario Castellano (sales correspondent in Baños de Montemayor) by telephone on 692263038.
CEVESA (www.cevesa.es) links the locality with Piedrahita, Ávila and Madrid.
Tickets are always purchased on the bus.
Tel: 91 5393132
All buses have a stop at Pza. del Arenal s/n.
The nearest railway stations are Plasencia (42 km. south of the locality) and Salamanca (90 km. north of the locality).
For any enquiries about timetables, fees and ticket purchase: www.renfe.esor on 902 24 02 02, for ticket sale.
The nearest one is Matacán (Salamanca, at 90 km.) although the International Madrid-Barajas airport is at 230 km. and there is a daily and direct Madrid-Baños-Madrid bus service.