Walking and Cycling

The surrounding uspoilt countryside of the Sierra Sur is one of the hidden gems of Andalucía. Extensive tracks though the valleys and up the mountains mean you can easily explore the olive groves and wild land, straight from the door of your yurt! Read more  »



Within the immediate area of the Yurt Centre there is a wealth of undeveloped crags, with stunning views of the area. A short drive to either the Sierra Subbettica or the Sierra Magina offers both marked and unmarked routes in a beautiful landscape. Read more  »


Paragliding and skiing

The Sierra Sur can also be enjoyed from the air if you fancy a bit of paragliding! And the Sierra Nevada is accessible for day trips both summer and winter where you can walk, climb, ski or snowboard. Read more  »



The horse-riding centre in Alcalá la Real offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the real Spain on their beautiful Andalucían horses, and within the stunning local countryside. Read more  »


Flamenco Dance lessons

Get a taster of the rich and passionate tradition of Flamenco dancing in our spacious, wooden floored Roundhouse. We will be happy to arrange for local dance teacher David Terrones Perez to come and get you moving to the flamenco beats! Read more  »


Evening entertainment

If you want some light entertainment during your holiday, without leaving the Yurt Centre, then we can provide storytelling evenings, acoustic music performances, and juggling shows. We also have a high quality PA and telescope available for use during your stay.


Spanish lessons

If you fancy improving your Spanish whilst your here, or perhaps just learning some of the basics for your holiday, then why not take a lesson or two on site? We will be happy to offer one-on-one or group tuition designed to meet your language needs. Read more  »


Make and Do

If you fancy getting creative during your stay then how about a session painting or drawing, making masks, lanterns, mandalas, sculptures or clay models? We can provide all the materials and take you on short walks to find natural materials or the perfect view to paint or draw! Read more  »


Circus Workshop

Why not try something a bit different and learn how to juggle balls and scarves, stilt-walk, master poi or diablo? All this is done on site in the Roundhouse, and is a fantastic extra activity for kids and adults alike! Read more  »



We are able to provide therapy for a range of specific problems - depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family based problems, couples counselling, child behavioral difficulties, and parenting skills as well as facilitating personal self-development for those wanting a personal but structured retreat. Read more  »


Natural Spa packages

At Cortijo Vadillo we offer natural “Salutem Per agua” (Health through Water) — spa — packages: The Sweat Lodge, a natural sauna experience within a bender structure; Seasonal juice detox with fruits from the farm; ultimate natural Nacimento plunge pool experience and Forever Living Organic Aloe Vera products. Read more  »


Llave de Granada Spa

In the town of Alcalá la Real, only 20 minutes drive from the Yurt Centre, you can find the lovely little spa called Llave de Granada. The spa consists of a hydrotherapy pool, contrast pools, jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, various showers, and foot massage. You can also have a massage in their treatment room. Read more  »


Hammam Al Andaluz in Granada

These are the first Arab baths in Europe to be reopened following their closure in the sixteenth century. They are located at the foot of the Alhambra, on the ruins of an old hammam, to allow you to enjoy the Arab baths, a soothing massage and the aromas and tastes of the past. Read more  »


Hammam Al Andaluz in Córdoba

Located only a few meters away from the Mosque, in the heart of the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate, the largest Arab baths in Europe will transport you to the splendor of the Al √Āndalus kingdom. Treat yourself to a bath and a massage in these unique historical and architectural surroundings. Read more  »