Self catering accommodation nr Malaga
Description of Self catering accommodation nr Malaga
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWith such beautiful settings, we are dedicated to the importance of environmental awareness. We hope to carry on planting trees and working with the local community to promote preservation of the unique river environment.
Solar energy provides all the hot water. With an organic vegetable garden, free range chickens, and orchards of lemon and fruit trees, guests can enjoy homegrown produce all year round as well as local wines, cheeses, fruit and veg.
Looking at our Ecolodge Principles:
According to The Ecotravel Center, a service of the Conservation International Foundation, ecolodge can be defined as an industry label used to identify a nature-dependent tourist lodge that meets the philosophy and principles of ecotourism: to minimize impact and benefit the environment.
The Finca is entirely built with implementation of green architecture and environmental friendly innovations. A significant effort on energy efficient is applied.
The concept of living rooftops and vertical walls has a great cooling effect on the villa interior and minimizes the use of air conditioning. Together with solar hot water system, Finca Al Limón is an energy efficient retreat.
Our Veggie Patch:
The Ecolodge draws directly from experience with acclaimed climate-change and permaculture gardeners who set up a kitchen garden from scratch for our guests.
Our Master Gardener explains the practical aspects of organic growing. He introduces us to a whole world of vegetables we may not have previously considered, and does away with alienating gardening jargon once and for all.
Our River: Guadalhorce
The source of the Guadalhorce River is in the Sierra de Alhama in the Province of Granada. From there, it drains to the depression of Antequera. It flows for 166 kilometres (103 mi) into the Mediterranean, west of the city of Málaga. It has the 2nd greatest volume of flow of any river on the Costa del Sol. It forms the 7-kilometre (4 mi) long canyon of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a spectacular gorge with sheer walls towering up to 400 metres (1,300 ft). It before continues through the Hoya de Málaga. Over its course, the river passes through many towns including Cártama, where we live. That is why we are committed to help keep the environment healthy with our green footprint.
PeopleWe provide comfortable rooms and common areas that reflect the designs and heritage of the local culture in natural settings that have been carefully preserved with local plant life. Here you can buy food from local farmers, use environmentally-friendly energy, water and waste systems.
Essentially, this Ecolodge will offer you an educational and participatory experience. We work with local partners that you can visit, such a small company that makes ecological essential oils, encouraging our guests to learn from their practice and we use it on our massage workshops at the retreat, we can organise visits to other local craftsmen in the area upon request.
We constantly look into ways to work alongside local craftsmen, producers and all food that is not produced on our vegetable garden is locally sourced among our neighbours as the Finca is set up in the countryside.
All materials used for the building of new areas (an open air yoga shala), has been made using local cane and craftsmen. The Finca is entirely build with implementation of green architecture, environmental friendly innovations, and a significant effort on energy efficient and personalized hospitality services.
We also take part of the volunteer exchange on sustainable and organic farms and properties provided by the Association of WWOOF International Limited, having regularly one or more volunteers on site.
Instead of a typical vacation, an ecolodge can offer you the opportunity to be a responsible traveler.
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