"Such a glorious, beautiful, very special and well-run place that feels like home." Tim Haines
|Location||La Alpujarra, near Granada, Southern Spain |
|Open||Year round |
|Activities||Personal development, yoga, tai chi, dance|
|Prices||From £598 for 7 nights sharing (private rooms also available)|
|Ideal for||Personal Development - Yoga - Tai Chi - Dance - Swimming - Excursion - Massage - Pilates - Writing - Walking - Solo travellers|
Ring UK +44 (0)1494 765 775
|Offer||5% discount if you mention Neal's Yard Holidays when booking.|
Cortijo Romero, Spain's leading centre for personal development holidays since 1986, has outstanding courses every week from life coaching to Pilates, plus some yoga or tai chi, massage, dance, song, coaching and excursions in stunning scenery to ancient villages. Comfortable accommodation, beautiful gardens and pool – in the sunniest climate in Europe.
The magical Alpujarras – the wonderful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, with its national park and biosphere reserve – "one of the most inspiring and uplifting areas in the world" (National Geographic magazine). Two hours from Malaga; one hour from Granada and the fabulous Alhambra.
A wide range of holistic holidays are offered by top facilitators such as 'Living From The Heart', 'The Courage To Change', or creative writing, life coaching, yoga, Flamenco and more. Or simply come for a Chill Out week. All weeks also include yoga or tai chi, dance, swimming, excursion to stunning mountain scenery and ancient Moorish villages. Optional extras: aromatherapy, shiatsu and Thai massages; coaching; Spanish songs. Weekly street market nearby.
Prices: Most weeks £598; reductions when peak air fares apply (Jul 21-28 and Jul 28 - Aug 4) and for longer stays. Single room supplement £95/week.
24 ensuite rooms, heated in winter. Terraced site, beautiful gardens and pool. High quality vegetarian food. Terraced site with some disabled access.
How ethical is the holiday?
- Acts with respect, honesty and fairness towards guests and staff
- Employs locals and staff have proper contracts - rare in this area
- Fosters real relationships between guests and locals and ensures that the local community benefits from trade
- Runs a tree planting project, partnered by the government environmental agency
How environmentally-friendly is the holiday?
- Provides info on how to arrive by public transport
- Offers a discount if you arrive by public transport
- Has A-rated appliances
- Produces some of own green energy via solar water heating
- Uses water saving devices
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Composts organic waste
- Uses some eco-friendly cleaning products
"Unique, nurturing, the perfect getaway for recharging." P.C.
"Excellent. A life-changing experience. Highly skilled and professional facilitators." Chris Dudgeon
"Unique and stunning location and atmosphere. A wonderful place, great staff, superb setting, incredible food." John McKenna
"My last visit felt like my 'best holiday ever' – so how could this one be better?... but it was." Debbie Gooden
"Had a brilliant week. Weather glorious, landscape wonderful, staff fantastic, fellow participants delightful, food delicious... It is my favourite holiday place." Marian Fielding
Have you been on one of the above holidays? Let us know what you think.