Location | Andalucia, Spain
Cortijo Caseria Del Mercado is a small organic farm high in the Alpujarras mountains of Andalucia, southern Spain.
In addition to the huge array of fruit and vegetables grown on site the farm has goats, horses and a peacock breeding sanctuary and the farm produces its own organic olive oil.
Not only is the cortijo a working farm it has been adapted as a retreat centre with traditional Spanish accommodation, a natural mineral water swimming pool and a yoga shala.
The local area is fantastic hiking country with spectacular mountain views and isolated “White villages”.
More info on the venue can be found here.
The accommodation is included as part of the course price.
The venues farm buildings offer various basic but comfortable accommodations with a communal and family feel .
If you choose shared accommodation, numbers permitting and for an additional fee a single room may be available, please contact us for availability.
For those camping bring all your own gear, we don’t provide tents but we have lots of extra blankets.
3 meals daily are included in the training fee. Organic and local when possible. Any dietary requirements can be met, most meals will be gluten, soy and mostly dairy free, we will have cheese plates and bread available.
There is a large communal kitchen and 3 smaller kitchens where students can prepare their own snacks if needed. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are available from the farm and they are amazing!
How to get there
The cortijo is high in the mountains close to a tiny village called Castaras. The closest town is Orgiva.
We will provide pick up and trasport to and from Orgiva on the 18th at 6pm and 28th at 11am. Outside of those times you can get a taxi for 50Euro each way.
The closest airport Granada is about 1.5 hours away from our venue.
Malaga is just as close but has limited bus connection to Orgiva. Check www.Alsa.es timetable.
There are several cheap flights daily from Madrid and Barcelona to Granada.
From Granada you can catch a bus to Orgiva (1 hour). Check www.Alsa.es timetable.
GPS coords: 36° 55.543′, -3° 16.388′
On google maps.
A wifi connection is available at the Cortijo.
We do recommend that you invest in a good travel insurance then if the unexpected happens you will be well looked after financially.