August 2011 Nigel, Julie and Malik, Norfolk UK

 

We only had three nights in August in this fantastic mountain side yurt. Julie, Malik(10) and I could never have imagined how relaxed we would become in such a short time after the 'exciting' drive to find the place.

The mountain streams were fantastic for wading and swimming and the walk down the donkey track to the Rio Almarchal pools is a must ---- unless you want company?

For a busier swim but fantastic fun with the locals there is the thrill of jumping from rocks into the pools at Venta San Juan (5 minutes upstream from restaurant/bridge).

Further away we had a nice walk around Genalguacil and really good tapas in Gaucin ( we acted stupid and the locals shared theirs with us ..... free eggplants in honey cannot be bad?).

The yurt provided us with all we needed from well planned kitchen area and compost toilet with an unbeatable view (remember your torches though!!).

You must like cats and dogs as Uncle Rico and Maddy will adopt you for your stay and become your best friends.

They will compete with each other when food is available but only Rico will relax on the lovely hammock (see photo).

Nothing else to say but visit for yourself and enjoy.
Nigel,Julie and Malik

July 2011 Stuart and Sarah, Essex, UK

 

"The best honeymoon we've had so far!"


Stayed here for our honeymoon, and couldn't have wished for anything nicer. Hospitality was wonderful from the helpful and kind Dan and Jus, and the animals kept us company in the evenings.

Daytimes were spent exploring the rivers and hills. As someone else said, do stock up on food, but beware that refrigerated things are a bit difficult to preserve as you only have a cool box, which is fine for most things.

A very enjoyable, peaceful time spent in your yurt (& our first time glamping...).

Our favourite bits & highly recommended: River Pools at Venta San Juan, walk 250m up stream from the bridge for an AMAZING secluded pool.

Also, pretending you are a 1920's nouveau riche couple with your own private swimming pool in the mountains at Benarraba for only 2eur!!

Relaxing with a beer in the hammock in the afternoon heat, surveying the beautiful countryside & giggling at Fredy's attempts to make Maddi sit...

Thank you Dan & Juss for making us feel so welcome & for all the help & advice you've given us this week.

We don't get too much time off together & i'm really glad we could come here for our 5days.

Never been to mainland Spain before - think this place has ruined it now!

Nothing will measure up again.

July 2011 Steve and Elke, Derby UK

 

As we are packing our things on our last morning here, we are starting to miss this beautiful place already!

How much work must have gone into creating this perfect get-away, thank you so much Dan & Juss for sharing it with us holiday makers!

We have loved every minute of being here, and are very much hoping that we'll be back one day!!