I’ve written before about the interesting accommodation on offer in Almeria; it’s pretty much unlike anything else on offer in Andalucía.
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.
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.
©Juan Carlos Poveda Vera (firstname.lastname@example.org)