"Without a doubt the best and most fun holiday I have ever had. Will definitely be returning." - Rachel Beckett, 2015. More guest reviews.
|Location||Orgiva in Granada province, Spain|
|Activities||Yoga, mindfulness, personal development, arts|
|Prices||From £590pp pwk sharing room (singles available)|
|Ideal for||Yoga - Meditation - Life change - Massage - Creative arts - Swimming - Solo travellers|
|Contact||For dates see their website
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Cortijo Romero, now in its 30th year, offers a wide variety of wellbeing and personal development holidays, including yoga, tai chi, singing, walking, photography, and 'transform your life' weeks and a Tibetan meditation retreat. It's a peaceful haven where you can truly let go, relax and be yourself.
- Location | Activities and Prices | Accommodation and Food | Child policy | Green footprint | Guestbook
Nearest town is Orgiva in Granada province, southern Spain. 1.5 hours from Malaga airport.
Set in the spectacular, unspoiled ‘La Alpujarra’ Natural Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Cortijo Romero is nestled within an ancient olive grove, surrounded by magnificent mountain views. The site has a court yard and pool.
Choose from a wide variety of holidays – yoga, singing, tai chi, dance, meditation, mindfulness, Feldenkrais, family constellations, creative arts, writing, photography, walking and more.
Also included is a day visiting the surrounding mountains and unspoiled villages, plus yoga or tai chi and Spanish lessons are offered each morning. Peaceful gardens, sublime pool, beautiful meditation room.
Prices: From £590 to £650 per week, per person sharing room. Includes full board, course activity, and excursion.
Optional extras: single supplement, transfers, massage treatments and therapies.
Early bird discount: £60 off for booking 6 months ahead, £30 off for 3 months ahead.
Additional discounts for two consecutive weeks.
For dates see above web link, or check availability or phone.
The buildings are all single storey, furnished and decorated simply in traditional style, with single, double or twin accommodation. Disabled access – guests in wheelchairs have visited.
Vegetarian food made with love and imagination; and special diets are catered for.
What can I do?
See our 10 top tips on green travel - how to make your stay more enjoyable & better for the environment. Consider offsetting your car, train or plane journey via the charity PureTrust.org.uk.
How ethical is the holiday?
- Acts with respect, honesty and fairness towards guests and staff
- Employs locals
- Uses an ethical bank
- Fosters real relationships between guests and locals and ensures that the local community benefits
How environmentally-friendly is the holiday?
- Provides info on how to arrive by public transport
- Uses a green energy company and has A-rated appliances
- Produces some of their own green energy
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Composts organic waste
- Runs a Treeplanting project in the local area, working with local communities and offering a low-cost Treeplanting holiday each year.
"A piece of Paradise. More than lived up to it's reputation, as did the weather. A place to relax, unwind... meet like-minded people... dance my socks off, eat delicious food whilst enjoying stimulating discussions. What more could one ask for. Wished time could stop still." - Wendy Douglas, 2015
"Sun, relaxation, food, connection, beauty ... magical with amazing food, thanks to all." - Margaret Rok, 2015
"Ideal setting... great atmosphere, great weather... reaches the parts other holidays don't reach." - Sigrid Engelen, 2015
"The sense of safety and community. The opportunities to grow and develop. Freedom to engage with people who have become friends. The chance to be me." - Yvonne Short
"A great experience. Staff were friendly, helpful, considerate, cheerful and accommodating. Accommodation was delightful, warm, sparklingly clean, simple, uncluttered and very Spanish. Food - Wow! - Cannot think of sufficient praise for the meals, cooking and presentation. Variety and creativity astonishing." - Celia Tong, 2015
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