25 Sep FINCA LA GLORIA | THE HIDDEN GEM IN ANDALUSIA
With sun all year, Andalusia is the ideal holiday destination, especially if you want to avoid the endless grey skies that dominate northern parts of Europe during the winter season. So, tucked away in a green valley, with the sweet and pretty little town Jimena de la Fronteira in its backyard and the famous Alcornocales Natural Park around the corner, you will find Finca la Gloria.
Eco-Farm or Hotel?
This area is an all-around, creative, and highly cultural region in Spain, and its nature is more diverse than one might expect. And you can’t go wrong with the Spanish siesta and fiesta flavours, right? This area personifies the term “vacation” and truly appeals to people from all walks of life. It also offers much to the conscious traveller who wants to contribute, learn, or leave a minimal footprint.
This Finca is the proverbial hidden gem in this area.
If you are looking for an exceptional rural experience where body, mind, and soul can be spoiled equally, this unique eco-farm should be on the top of your list. Finca la Gloria is a permaculture estate boosting an intimate boutique hotel. Art, crops, and inner wellness in this peaceful place morph into one philosophical statement.
Staying at Finca la Gloria
They merely have five rooms, meaning that booking ahead of time is essential. Each room has its character, defined by the decoration of well-chosen art and antiques. It’s heartwarming to see how much love and effort goes into the whole Finca. In short, It’s all about rural comfort and unassuming luxury.
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Giving back to nature
But there is something more to this particular place. They offer a land-to-table experience that will wake up your taste buds and, more importantly, give you a better understanding of why growing food the way they do is truly healthy for the future of the land. Let Oscar take you around the property and passionately explain their ways. It’s inspiring and refreshing in a profound way. And if you feel like giving them a hand while learning about permaculture, don’t be shy.
Ultimate winter getaway
So, imagine ending your day with a swim in their natural pool after a deeply felt yoga class taught by a remarkably devoted teacher. Or, who knows, you might choose to enjoy an uplifting or relaxing massage to make your energy flow again.
Maybe, you just want to see the sunset behind the hills, while eating a meal reminding you what fruit and vegetables should taste like. And finish it off with a nightcap in your bath while gazing at your private fireplace. At Finca La Gloria, they make it easy for you to connect to the essential things in life. Time becomes less present, and only the now seems to matter. Feel rooted and breathe in. And out…
Finca la Gloria
11330 Jimena de la Frontera, Cádiz
Kim runs Our Road Stories with her husband Sebas Labrie, and travels the world with him and their 7 year old son Ziggy. Together they are looking to change the world with one story at the time. Check their previous articles below!