A Spanish Winter Wonderland

What better way to fully embrace the festive season by celebrating christmas in nature? Witness the wintery beauty of the Sierra de Grazalema and surrounding villages up close and feel the spirit of nature on your christmas retreat. Closing out your year in the peace of the Andalusian mountains can hardly be a bad idea. With something for all of the family to enjoy, it is a magical place to come together for quality time and a memorable location.

The rain falls more readily here at Los Algarrobales in the winter months. This creates a lush and vibrant countryside that is unique from much of the rest of Spain. The rivers and streams become higher and full of life. With one of the most diverse ranges of flora and fauna, the winter has its own spectacular array of nature to be found. For example, the pinsapar of Grazalema is the second largest body of Spanish Fir trees, now preserved in Andalucia. These tall and elegant trees, a classic christmas spectacle, can reach up to 25 metres high. This group is a survivor from the last ice age, which is found only in Southern Spain and Morroco. Relax and enjoy watching the soothing scenery of the park from the view of your own terrace or go for a hike through the forest of the fir trees and look out across the mountain tops. 

It is also the perfect moment to enjoy seasonal delicacies from the local villages, such as the traditional soup from Grazalema, to warm you up in the chillier evenings. The famous acorn liquor and typical pastries, such as the amarguillos, are also a tasty treat to look forward to during this season of tasty treats. For a cosy night in after a day spent soaking up the wintery , cook together an evening meal and eat on the terrace watching the sun set over the mountains. Then, snuggle up with a glass of wine and a book in front of the fire. Unwind and close out your year in a natural tranquility.