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April 11th, 2010

Environmental art in Almeria

High in the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez in northern Almería a new and cultural weapon has been unveiled to combat the hearts and minds of those not convinced that urgent action needs to be taken to preserve our landscape, flora and fauna. Continue reading

Hotel in Benalup-Casas Viejas, Cádiz

Hotel Utopía**** Evoking the 30’s and located among patios, gardens and terraces facing Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Utopía is a collection of small old cottages, which offers an interesting cultural and leisure experience. More information.

Rural hotel in the Sierras Subbeticas Natural Park (Córdoba)

Hotel Zuhayra** Small rural hotel situated in Zuheros, one of the most picturesque of the “White Villages” of Andalusia. The Moors influence is reflected in the narrow streets of this village, which is right in the centre of the Sierras Subbeticas Natural Park. More information

Small hotel in the heart of Úbeda, Jaén

Hotel Nueve Leyendas*** Small hotel, recently opened, located right in the heart of the historical centre of übeda. The name of the hotel, Nueve Leyendas (Nine Legends), comes from nine local legends, the building dates back to the 18th century and has been carefully renovated to become a comfortable hotel 3-star hotel of contemporary, stylish design. More information

Log cabins and camp site in Güejar Sierra, Sierra Nevada

Cortijo Balderas*** Log cabins and camp site within beautiful and rugged landscapes as part of our unique project of sustainable development and environmental education. Established in 1992, our aim is to be completely self-sufficient and to teach our guests, children and adults, how to forget about the material world and the stress of city life and to live in harmony with the natural world. We have a restaurant, bar, staff on hand 24-hours a day, free parking and free internet access. More information

Small hotel in the Albayzín quarter, Granada

Hotel Carmen de Santa Ines*** Small hotel full of charm situated in the Albayzín, the historical area of Granada declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The building was originally an Arab house reformed in the 16th and 17th century. It has a magnificent patio that leads to a garden full of myrtle bushes, fountains and fruit trees. Its 9 rooms are all different and are furnished with antique furniture and overlook the Alhambra or the hotel’s private garden. More information.

Apartments in the Albayzín, Granada

Apartamentos El Que Te Dije** Charming apartments located in the World Heritage district of Albayzín and only a few minutes from the most visited monument in Europe. The apartments boast a homely atmosphere and are located in a 16th century Moorish house, protected by UNESCO. More information.

Hotel in Las Negras, Cabo de Gata

Bitacora** Apartment hotel complex situated in the heart of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, bordering the fishing village of Las Negras. The establishment offers 7 modern, comfortable and spacious apartments, from which you can enjoy views of the beautiful Mediterranean and the spectacular Cabo de Gata. More information

Holiday townhouse in Mora d’Ebre

Casa Gregory (Sleeps 6) Traditional Spanish townhouse just 600yds from the banks of the River Ebro. Two bedrooms, lounge, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen. More information.

Hotel in Broazas

Rio Convento De La Luz**** Tastefully converted convent dating back to the 16th century, the hotel is surrounded by breathtaking countryside in one of Extremadura’s most attractive areas. Now a carefully restored, striking 4-star hotel, this former Franciscan convent is the ideal spot for a relaxing retreat. During your stay you can visit some of the surrounding towns and villages with unique combination of history, artistic and cultural heritage and stunning natural surroundings; the centre of Brozas is just 1 km away and the station in Caceres is 40 km. Alternatively you can while the day away by the pool and come the evening enjoy quality, regional cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, Toro de San Marcos. More information

Hotel in the historical centre of Salamanca

Room Mate Vega*** This hotel is in a listed building which has been rebuilt maintaining its original façade and one of the most emblematic archways in the city. The establishment combines the modern comfortable style, with the elegance and charm of a historic building. It is situated in the centre of the city and only 30 metres from the Plaza Mayor. More information

Hotel near Avila

Rural Vettonia Hotel** The hotel is located in the Tourist Complex of Naturávila. It boasts 12 double rooms and 3 rooms with a lounge. The complex offers an 18 golf course, horse riding, paddle, tennis, football, basketball, outdoor swimming pool, boardroom, a restaurant and a cafeteria. The hotel is situated 35km away from the city of Avila. More information