We read about this hotel in John Butler's book "Birdwatching on Spain's Southern Coast" and decided at once that this is where we would stay on our first night to avoid the bustle of Malaga and be at the centre of the birding action.
And we were not disappointed. The hotel is about 30 minutes from the airport, as you swap the city and busy roads for the dirt tracks and calm of the forest. The hotel is an old hacienda style building with a large terrace which everyone congregates on to enjoy the sun and the tiny outdoor pool. At night, everyone loiters quietly to see the wild boar which come to gather scraps of food left out for them below the terrace.
As we had our 5 year old son with us, we booked the suite which was delightful. A large double room for us with simple furnishings, and a sleigh bed in a tower with panoramic view and windows on all sides for our son, accessed up a narrow spiral staircase. It became one of the talking points of the trip!
The food was so-so, surprising as the owners are French, but all in all, it's the experience you remember, not the food. And the birding was good too (Rock Bunting by the hotel bins, Subapline Warbler, Crested Tit, Booted Eagle etc). We will certainly return next time we go through Malaga.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- En este hotel vas a tener la oportunidad de desenganchar del ajetreo y estres. Podras percibir "el ruido del silencio", disfrutar de las comidas tradicionales, leer en la biblioteca tomando una copa de vino de pasas al lado de la chimenea, banarte, tomar el sol, recorrer la montana andando, en bici, a caballo ... Y mucho mas. Ideal para Birdwatching. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Humaina Hotel málaga
- Hotel Humaina Malaga, Costa Del Sol, Spain