Slow Food tastes even fresher in the pure mountain air of Almería, where eco-apartments are a wonderful base for walks, rides and relaxing
Absorb Almería’s authentic peace from an infinity pool that spills south over the ancient Almanzora valley. High in the pine-swathed Sierra de los Filabres, Javier and Pepa have crafted a cluster of eco-friendly apartments from local wood, cork, marble and stone, a communal library and a small restaurant.
You may find this helpful couple tending their vegetable garden or cooking organic meat ‘a la brasa’ – for guests, and locals, who appreciate Slow Food with mountain views. You can barbecue in terraced gardens while kids splash in the children’s pool, or order a platter of ‘jamón bellota’ and a glass of wine and sit out with the birds.
When snow falls, light a fire as wind whistles in the trees. Simply styled like a forest cabin, apartments have smart kitchens in beautiful chunky beamed living rooms with a bright décor and open fires. Views from restful bedrooms (two under the eaves) inspire you to dive into this vast unspoiled region with a picnic (and a bike) on one of Javier’s guided tours.
Ninety minutes from the bright lights of Almería and Granada, the night skies are clear.