A week of inspiration in Andalucias most amazing nature
The walks take place in the morning in the gorgeous surroundings of Casares. You walk through cork forests, valleys and crystal clear streams and have views all over the coast and to Africa, down to the sea. Experience the charming little village of Casares, with the Moorish castle ruins and the village square, where Andalusian everyday life takes place . While enjoying a drink and tapas on the main square, you will learn all the secrets of Andalusian serenity.
Surrounded by mountains and forests, in a quiet, comfortable hotel,who's architecture is perfectly adapted to the environment, fabulous views... what more could you dream of, for your accommodation?
The hotel was built by a South African architect who moved to Spain in the 50s. Even then, this visionary had a dream of ecological living and built several houses and residences on the coast, at a time when there was not even running water. He fulfilled his dream in this "cortijo", in which you can see the love of detail and gracious living in every corner.The units consist of several double rooms, common areas and kitchens. We will use the large kitchen of the main house for communal meals.
Your art teacher
Landscape painting and drawing sessions are facilitated by Nona Walker who is a resident artist in Southern Spain. She works mainly as a mural artist, she also leads art classes at her finca near the hilltop village of Casares.
Her inspirations are taken from the landscape around her, with much emphasis on the seasonal colours. Nona is keen to share her knowledge and will provide all materials needed to sketch and paint, everyone is welcome.
Package 8 days, 7 nights
5 walks (2-4 hours) in the area
5 Drawing and painting lessons (2 hours) with English art teacher
Competent English-speaking hiking guide and support during your stay
Meals are not included in the price. We cook together and share the costs amongst all participants. Participation is not obligatory, there are restaurants nearby and a catering service is available.
Journey to destination:
On request, a pickup from Malaga airport can be arranged. Price per taxi (maximum 4 people): 100 € per route. There are direct buses to Estepona from Malaga airport, and from there a taxi will cost around 15 €. We can arrange your taxi from there. Current bus schedule