Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes


Listen to the silence – rural accommodation in Cabo de Gata

I’ve written before about the interesting accommodation on offer in Almeria; it’s pretty much unlike anything else on offer in Andalucía.

Terrace of Cortijo Rural Casa el Campillo

On this recent trip with Andalucía Wilderness, we shared our time in Almeria between two guest houses. Firstly we dined at Casa Rural La Datilera, an arty small hotel with a kitchen focusing on healthy, fresh food.

It’s semi arid garden is punctuated with art and sculptures. Before supper we had an introduction to some local Almerian wines with sommelier Albert Soler – there isn’t yet a ‘denominacion de origen’ for Almeria wines, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t high quality. It was really impressed by the ´De Diego Expresion 2008’ red.

Surroundings Cortijo Rural Casa el Campillo

Then we slept at the charming Casa Rural Casa el Campillo, with views out cross the arid landscape to old ruins and historic water wells. The owners offer lovely personal touches from a hand written welcome on your room door, to a wonderful breakfast of homemade, organic goodies.

Cortijo Rural Casa el Campillo, Almeria, Andalucia Andrew Forbes

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  1. Annika
    AnnikaJun 19, 2013

    Thank you so much, Andrew – for your visit in Cortijo El Campillo, for the article and the marvellous photos…!!!
    ¡SIEMPRE BIENVENIDO en El Campillo!

    Annika & Martin

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