Environment

We are surrounded by all kinds of deserts, areas of gypsum and sites of volcanic nature; places that retain their spectacular beauty, culture and traditions.  These sites are also important as habitats for a multitude of plants and animals.

3 km far from the cortijo is located Lucainena de las Torres,  a beautiful, bustling village with good tourist facilities.  Nearby is the Green Track, the old mining railway that linked the town with Agua Amarga.

The unspoiled coves and beaches of the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata are 30 minutes away.

The Tabernas Desert Natural Park and the circuit are only 20 minutes away.

Natural Park Karst de Yesos of Sorbas is 15 minutes away.

In 45 minutes drive we arrive to Almería city and Almeria airport, in 1 hour and a half to Granada and in 2 hours to Murcia.

Lucainena de las Torres

This is a thriving village which has prospered from tourism.  It is a very pretty place, and we recommend a stroll along its traditional streets. The village has been recognised by the Provincial Tourist Board - it was granted a 'Beautiful Village' award in 1998.

 


The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata is of volcanic origin. There are spectacular coastal views, rugged scenery, and miles of unspoiled coastline. It is one of the largest and most ecologically important Natural Parks in the Western Mediterranean region.

The Tabernas Desert Natural Park is considered to be the only real desert area of the entire European continent and its scenery is tremendously stimulating and startling. Was the main scene of shooting films in the province of Almería when this was known as "The European Hollywood" in the years 60 and 70. Before arriving to Tabernas there is the circuit of the motorcycle.

Natural Park Karst de Yesos of Sorbas is located 15 minutes away. This is a subterranean world carved by the action of water on gypsum rock over millions of years. Here we have the largest underground system in Spain and the second in the world - the system of the Cueva del Agua, almost 8500 metres long.

Cortijo was built in the second half of the nineteenth century. In the 1950s, the current kitchen was used as a school room for local children. During the years 2011 and 2012 we restored it completely according to the aesthetics of the typical houses in Andalusia. We opened to the public from the 1st of September 2012.