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below you will find a selection of properties and tour operators in Spain offering, ethical holidays, ecotourism, eco holidays and green getaways!



 hoopoe yurt hotel - the perfect place to unwind and relax, and soak up the sights and sounds of nature right on your doorstep. Fall asleep lulled by the sound of goats' bells and crickets. Lounge in a hammock in the shade of a giant cork oak tree. Cool off with a dip in our refreshing chlorine-free swimming pool, surrounded by blue mountains and the beauty of nature. There are five yurts set among shady groves of cork and olive trees with spectacular views of the Grazalema mountains of Andalucia.

alhambra vistas - Stay in beautiful holiday apartment and house rentals in the historic Albaycin district, City of Granada, Andalusia, with broad vistas of the Alhambra Palace, Generalife, and Sierra Nevada mountains. Centrally located in the upper Albaycin near El Salvador Church, Plaza Larga with its cafes and restaurants, San Miguel Park, Sacromonte (home of flamenco shows & classes), and the culturally-rich surroundings of this exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site, these upscale flats and house rentals provide for a complete self-catered vacation.


altiplano tipis   Altiplano Tipis is a boutique accommodation in  the rugged unspoilt countryside of Andalucia, known as the Lake District of Spain, near the town of Baza, Granada, Spain.Our accommodation has been set up to offer an alternative holiday for travellers who want an eco-holiday and a traditional experience of either tipi or cave living. Altiplano Tipis is based 4km from the market town of Baza in the stunning countryside where one can enjoy peace and tranquillity for a relaxing holiday. Baza itself boasts a rich and historical past, where one can spend a pleasant day strolling around the numerous shops and cafes, a museum, a theatre, cinemas, and view the abundant historical buildings. Lake Negratin is only 20minutes drive away - a stunning area well worth a visit.


 los olivos viejos - the delightful property of LOV is situated at 800m and lies amongst centuries old organic olive groves, originally planted by the Moors, giving very private and tranquil surroundings. From the poolside terrace enjoy a magnificent view of the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada with whitewashed villages and shady woodlands sweeping down to the valley floor.


el numero 8 -El Numero 8 is an accommodation located in the Albayzin of Granada that was designed by and for responsible travellers. Being travellers ourselves we decided to create a space that would exemplify what we are looking for when we are out on the road.  An authentic place to stay that is tranquil, in a picturesque setting, clean, with reasonable prices, and aware of the environment and its fragility. El Numero 8 consists of 4 self-catered apartments with spectacular views overlooking the Alhambra.


finca la gavia - This luxury complex is located just 6km from the old village of Alora and just a short drive from the beaches of the Costa del Sol. There is a bus stop to the village in front of the mansión. In the village you will find the trainstation (to Malaga, the beaches of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, the Airport, Cordoba, Sevilla etc.) at 3 Km. We supply pick-up service free of charge. The Lakes of ´el Chorro´ are just 15 minutes drive away and Corboda, Seville and Granada: apr.: 2 hours driving.- Antequera, a city full of history, at 32 Km.


jardin encantado - a delightful cottage which has been beautifully restored to provide a Spanish ambience, with modern touches for light and comfort. It is separate from the owners house and the terraces are private and secluded. Natural stone swimming pool (10x4m). El Jardin Encantardo has 12,000 square meters of land, an olive grove, craggy rock formations, and winding paths through the trees. Some of the land is productive with fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. Visitors are welcome to wander through the tranquil groves and wild flowers areas.


la mohea - Visitors to La Mohea can enjoy the superb natural surroundings while contributing to the economic viability of the area by coming to the valley on a working holiday. And if you are interested in learning about permaculture in practice, are energetic and enthusiastic, and have a month or more to spare, then you could apply to take part in our volunteer (WWOOFing) programme.


los molinillos - In a 6 acre oasis of beauty and tranquillity, set in one of the finest locations in the Alpujarras, our recently completed, totally private, farmhouse apartment, "Los Molinillos", is now available for rent. Only a few minutes countryside walk away from the pretty villages of Capileira and Bubion, the apartment has an uninterrupted view of the entire Poquera Valley and the majestic Sierra Lujar. A 20m high waterfall drops into a rocky basin in one corner of the property and the sound of falling water and birdsong are the only extraneous noises you are likely to notice here.


authentic spain - Casa Organic is an  atmospheric Moorish style white pueblo village house surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the lower Alpujarras and is very accessible to both the beautiful city of Granada home to The Alhambra and Moorish culture/architecture and accessible to the beautiful coast and beaches of Solabrenia and Almunecar.


centre ecolňgic llémena - Cel and it's owners intend something rare. Ever since many years they are trying to realize an atmosphere that creates fulfillment. Whatever that may be. Cel invites you to make things come true Twenty-nine beds are there to hug you in an inspiring environment. Show us all and we'll show you.


cortijo de la montana - a traditional and beautifully restored farmhouse on a sustainable organic smallholding, situated near Orgiva in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It is very secluded and private with the courtyard and dining patio festooned with jasmine and grape vines. It nestles beneath a rocky cliff on terraced land of fruit trees-ancient olive, almond, orange, lemon, avocado, cherry, loquat and fig-fresh fruit to pick all year round!


mas de la llosa - a little corral beautifully restored into a house conserving all the traditional local characteristics. Its in the Alberes Mountains, in the middle of the natural park of L’Albera. Isolated by 4 km of track and 6 km of road, its wonderful for those people who want to feel in wild nature for several days, but having comfort at home. It is perfect for bird-watching, mammals, or any wild fauna and flora watching, for biking, walking or just been relaxed. Electricity is obtained by solar panels and water comes from a spring and we have composting toilets.  


puerto juviley - Our cottage is not isolated or secluded. It is part of a small traditional agricultural community in the Alpujarras region, near Granada.  Puerto Juviley is a hamlet consisting of 15 farmhouses and a church, with no shops or bars and no concessions to tourism. It is in a beautiful unspoilt  valley. Lots of animals live near the river: wild boar, ibex, eagles, foxes, vultures, turtles. The sound of the gently burbling stream competes with birdsong and rippling leaves. We are only 1km from the main road, but it is like a different world. However it is only 40 minutes to the beach, an hour to the city of Granada.  


quintana de la foncalada -A small retreat for peace and relaxation. A traditional farm with native rare breeds in survival trust of Asturias (Celtic traditions). Ecomuseum of Asturian Pony (Asturcon pony) with exhibition about origins of asturcon and other celtic ponies. Breeding of asturian ponies, sheep and chickens. Ceramic workshop. A selection of professional speciality courses. 


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