Cabo De Gata walking holiday in Andalucia
Description of Cabo De Gata walking holiday in Andalucia
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PlanetWherever possible we use fruit and vegetables sourced locally. Where we buy food we use local markets, which only stock locally grown produce in season, thus supporting the local agricultural community. Evening meals are taken locally in typical Spanish restaurants serving regional dishes.
We have the greatest respect for the local people and their customs and are anxious to share our knowledge of Andalucia with our guests. We take our clients to local fairs, processions and celebrations when they coincide with a holiday, and we explain the background. We also provide guests with the history of Almería and the surrounding villages during our walks. We encourage our guests to speak to the local people in the village, if only to say hello.
We work in partnership with local businesses and we generate new business and work in the local economy. Guests have an opportunity to purchase locally produced olive oil, local wine and other goods. We encourage clients to buy home-made products such as dried figs, raisins, honey, almonds and wine.
Our cleaners and extra drivers are local people. Our guests stay in a family run hotel with local staff, maintenance people and cleaners. This helps the town retain its immense charm and encourages sustainable tourism, which is necessary for the growth of a healthy local economy.
During our walks our guests are encouraged to behave in an environmentally responsible manner. We stay on well marked paths and we always take our litter home with us. We do not encourage the picking of wild flowers and plants.We do not leave any type of fruit peel along the way.
PeopleTourism is the only major industry in this beautiful part of Spain. By encouraging tourism we are contributing to the local economy and protecting jobs.The walking holidays here in San José are an important aspect in regards to supporting the local community. Our clients eat in local restaurants and stay in the town thereby creating and assisting the local economy. We believe our guided walking holidays are helping in a sustainable way many of the businesses in the area.
Protecting our environment and sustainable tourism is a priority here in the Cabo De Gata National Park. All of the hotels and accommodations we use for our clients are locally owned and/or run and have a policy of waste recycling and use biodegradable cleaning products that are 100 percent organic. Walking routes are selected to avoid foot traffic impact and guidelines are given to our walking clients to remain on the paths, not collect wild plants and to respect in general the wildlife that exists in the area which helps preserve this important area for the locals.