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When choosing a plan to disconnect, more and more are looking for a commitment according to its principles in those accommodations that hire. Hotels that take sustainability into account and have created routines to take care of the environment have become an upward trend
the old forge
Located in an 11th century Catalan estate, in which an attempt has been made to preserve the stone and all the elements and structures of the time, this hotel of the Relais & Chteaux chain is surrounded by more than 300 hectares of meadows, pine forests and centenary olive trees in the Catalan prepirin. It has 14 exclusive rooms designed to enjoy the Lleida region of Solsona, a place where mass tourism has not yet arrived. From this establishment has always opted for renewable energies. Enjoy solar panels and air conditioning and refrigeration are carried out through a biomass system that consumes forest remains from nearby forests. All the waste is also recycled and the organic remains from the food are transferred to spaces where they are transformed into fertilizer for the plants. The exquisite objects and furniture that decorate the mass have been acquired in antique shops and in markets of the Catalan provinces.
Where: Lleida (LV-4241B, Lladurs Solsona) | Phone: 973 299 212.
La Dehesa Experiences
in full Cordoban Sierra Morena this is found glamping of luxury where the horizon is painted between olive trees and oaks. It has six safari-style cabins with all the luxuries to enjoy a stay where calm reigns. All facing south, they have individual swimming pools, as well as a wine cellar. Two of the accommodations are suites and have one bed giant size in the center of the cabin watch the sunrise or the starsbecause the hotel is located in a Starlight Reserve, a paradise to contemplate the sky. They serve breakfast in the roomswhere there is no lack of cold meats from Los Pedroches, olive oil from the Sierra de Montoro and a rich artisan pastry. They use solar energy throughout the complex, water from their own well, and movement around the farm is done in buggies electrical.
Where: Córdoba (Carretera de Adamuz-Villanueva de Córdoba, S/N) | Phone: 900 024 735
BARCEL CONIL beach
Following a Korean philosophy called honjokThis four-star hotel invites its clients to travel in a totally different way, without company and with the aim of increasing both security and self-esteem. A concept that this space, located in the Fuente del Gallo cove, proposes through a program that includes developing daily personal careenjoy the gastronomy in its Arrozante restaurant and its multiple options inspired by the Mediterranean as well as spending time alone in nature. Among the signs of identity of this building conceived from sustainability, we should highlight its perfect integration with the landscape and its staggered architecture.
Where: Cádiz (El Roqueo, Fuente del Gallo, Conil de la Frontera) | Telephone: 956 11 90 11
The place where this four-star hotel is located could not be more spectacular: in the middle of the Urdabai Biosphere Reservein a valley with views of the sea and a few kilometers from the islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a magical corner visited by thousands of people annually. Barely a year old, this space has turned a old landlord in a corner with eight spacious rooms with beds giant sizewhirlpool bath and unique comfort in the area. Its signs of identity go through being sustainable at a social level (by proposing responsible tourism); gastronomic (maximizing its policy of using local products at the table, offering experiences and with a maximum energy rating); and environmental (with an invitation to discover corners near the farm where it is located that include meadows, a spectacular forest with ancient treesa river with waterfalls, orchard and animals.
Where: Vizcaya (Caserio Nafarrola Central, Bermeo) | Telephone: 613 00 68 27.
It is one of the 26 establishments around the world that can boast of having received the award Considered Collectiona seal that distinguishes hotels that demonstrate that luxury is compatible with sustainability beyond the ecological. Its 18 rooms are designed to make the most of natural light and appreciate the panoramic views of the surroundings. Its century-old building consumes low energy through the creation of natural air currents and interior greenhouses, in addition to building materials with high thermal inertia. Other points of interest are outdoor activities, such as oil and wine tastings, hiking or secret dinners in spectacular places; a spa with an area dedicated to relaxation and well-being and its own restaurant with a gastronomic proposal where tradition and avant-garde merge thanks to the organic products obtained from its own garden.
Where: Teruel (Fuentespalda to Rfales Highway, Km 2,200. Torre del Marqus area. Monroyo) | Phone: 978 87 06 00.
In the Sierra de la Tramuntana we find this five-star hotel located in a 14th century estate which aspires to be the most ecological in the Mediterranean in its category. It has 25 rooms between 25 and 80 square metersall of them with terrace or garden. And, in some cases, with a private pool. Its orchard, in an environment of incredible forests and vegetation, and its two swimming pools to soak up this paradise are accessible luxuries to which should be added a bar where the cocktails shine as a star product. The decoration stands out for including a rustic furniture from Can GaranyaLamps made with wood from the farm and Terracuita clay pots. Nor should we forget the yoga classes as a courtesy for its clients and a cozy and ecological spa.
Where: Majorca (Camino de Son Net s/n, Puigpunyent) | Phone: 971 09 61 31.
Eco Retreat la Donaira
Y Andalusian farmhouse with more than 100 years that has been restored to integrate nature in each of its rooms. The nine rooms available at this eco-retreat have all the luxury of comforts, in a complex that includes a spa, a spring-fed pool, an organic farm and an equestrian center with Lusitanian horse breeding. In addition to being able to taste the rich gastronomy of the area with menus prepared by the CEO Fredrik Andersson and his team, there is a complete program of activities such as natural wine tastings, walks around the estate, hiking, trekking or cycling. The environment stands out for its extensive meadows, oak forests and rocky peaks.
Where: Mlaga (Camino de las Minas, s/n. Montecorto) | Phone: 680 65 44 54.
Its about first ‘barefoot luxury’ hotel in Ibizaa, a concept that encourages customers to walk barefoot. To do this, different areas with sand, gardens and terraces made of wood and other natural materials help to experience that sensation of peace and tranquility. Those responsible for this boutique hotel advocate for conscious tourism and care for the local environment, committing to a 100% free use of plastic and even paper, using natural materials such as wood. The Humo restaurant is located on the roof, where the Peruvian chef Omar Malpartida It offers outdoor dining in a casual atmosphere based on primitive cuisine, with a wild touch and Latin and Asian side dishes.
Where: Ibiza (Calle els Clavells, 24) | Phone: 971 43 52 52.
land of water
This responsible and sustainable ecotourism accommodation in the Redes Natural ParkBiosphere Reserve, is fully committed to meeting various sustainability objectives to become a member of the Spanish Ecotourism Club. With its 80 rooms, Tierra del Agua has prepared for its clients a comfortable program of activities among which there are yoga classes in the forest, mindfulness workshops, Ayurvedic treatments, a spa area with panoramic sauna and private dinners under the stars. In its gOtta restaurant, its gastronomic proposals revolve around local products in an environment dominated by its large glass window overlooking the valley.
Where: Asturias (Redes Natural Park. Sonxerru s/n. Caleao) | Telephone: 985 61 29 15.
The commitment to the environment and its dream location make this five star holiday resort of the luxury brand Gran Meli the perfect summer destination. Recently opened, it is located in an idyllic natural setting on the Migjorn coast, on Sant Toms beach, halfway between Mahn and Ciutadella, and has a total of 159 rooms. The gastronomic plane is marked by the Balearic product; the S’Amarador restaurant can be enjoyed on the ground floor and overlooking the sea. The wellness part is starred by its spa, managed by French firm Anne Semonin. The building has been conceived as a carbon neutral hotel prototypethe first in Minorca.
Where: Menorca (Urbanization Santo Tomás Playa, H2, Santo Tomás) | Phone: 971 37 00 50.
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