We found La Posada through another Adventure Travel organization that hooked us up with La Posada as the begining of our Inn to Inn self guided hiking holiday. Lucy and Angel were completely lovely to stay with, and they basically managed our whole self guided holiday. They were helpful, and a joy to chat with. They truely enjoy what they do. The meals were amazing, organic, homemade, meals of the area. We had breakfast and dinner there, and Lucy packed us a great picnik for our hikes. This was all part of the all inclusive holiday we signed up for thru Pura Adventure. I can't say we had any real issue with them, except they were a faceless complany that just hooked us up with La Posada, and gave us crappy hiking notes. We found out we could have done the same holiday through La Posada for less, and with better hiking notes. The notes from Pura Adventure were very very unclear at times. Lucy and Angel actually hike the trails and have notes that come with pictures that are very clear. Luckily when we were following Pura's notes we also had a great map that La Posada lent us (Pura's maps were mostly not worth looking at compared to theirs). I do not speak spanish beyond a few words, and what I learned 20 yrs ago. I was traveling with someone who was mostly fluent. It was really nice that Lucy and Angel speak english also, as I did not have to rely on my friend to translate for me, and it was a joy getting to know them. If you do not speak spanish, I think that you would still be fine, as they can help you with the info that you need to know. A few of the other Inns that we stayed at, no one spoke english, so hopefully you are adventurous, and can get by with a dictionary. All the Inns were lovely, and had great views of cute white towns with spanish roofs. I was surprised that such a wonderful place/area was actually fairly quiet. We only saw one other hiking group and one couple on the trails when we were hiking for 5 days. The hotels were on the empty side. It was nice not to have hardly any tourists around so you could experience the town and people in reality. Someone we met said that we were the first Americans that they had seen hiking in the area. This seems like an undiscovered place. It seemed to be the most beautiful time to go ( late May) the wildflowers were amazing, and weather was perfect. Hiking was about 20 kil. a day. There are always options to do more or less. There are so many ancient foot paths in this area, you could really spend more than 5-6 days here exploring the different towns. We did not get to see a few that we wanted. The hiking was really doable for someone who is not is great shape/not aweful shape (38yrs) . Most of the hiking was fairly shaded, which I was releaved to find. The cork oaks, iberian pigs, farms, olive, walnut groves ,wild flowers, etc, etc. were a treat on our walks and a wonderful way to spend a few days.
I look forward to going back someday and staying in their soon to be completed additional Inn that will be totally green/ using sustainable practices!!! Good going Lucy and Angel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a wonderful stay in a special part of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche at Las Posadas in Alájar providing low impact, environmentally friendly accommodation within a natural park along with invaluable help and advice from your hosts Lucy and Ángel. La Posada de Alajar is a small, historical Anglo-Spanish run posada (small rural hotel) in Alajar, Sierra de Aracena, Andalusia. The posada offers the perfect accommodation for walking touring and bird watching holidays in one of the few unspoilt areas remaining in Andalusia. Centrally located by the village square with its restaurants, bars and shops everything is close to hand. Cosy rooms, cheerfully decorated, ensure an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. The nearby historical city of Seville and the Portuguese border is little over an hour away so our posada is the perfect base to explore this beautiful corner of Spain. Alternatively you can stay at our sister hotel La Posada de San Marcos, where the only sound you will hear is the breeze in the cork oak trees, the babbling of the stream, birdsong and crickets. The view towards the oak clad hill behind us or towards the village and the Peña beyond provide the perfect backdrop from your room terrace or the gardens. The perfect opportunity to experience an environmentally friendly, energy efficient hotel with a superior level of accommodation and disabled access. Relax in our garden and if it gets too warm plunge into our 12 metre pool to cool off or take some exercise. The pool and gardens is available to guests staying at La Posada de Alájar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Posada De Alajar Huelva