It is a picturesque village of 650 inhabitants which has all basic services (shops, restaurants, ATMs, pharmacy, doctor, covered pediment ...). It is one of the five villages (the most isolated) of the five small towns of the mountain or Bortziriak ( in the autochthones tongue, which is the euskera). It is located in the Atlantic Pyrenees, the closest area of Navarre to the coast. Its term belongs to the Natural Reserve of Saint Joan Xar, located between the localities of Bera, Lesaka, Igantzi and Arantza; it highlights because it has the only natural forest of hornbeam of the peninsula, that it is said its cooked leaves are astringent. There is also in the environment ancient chestnut, ash, oak and maple. Likewise the Natural Reserve has a spring of curative waters, focus of pilgrimages next to the hermitage of San Juan Baptist, inside there is an image of San Juan Xar.
This beautiful village offers the possibility to enjoy a spectacular landscape or knowing more about the life of the pastors and of the cottages, walking through countless trails around us.