The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel, luxury yurt accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
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Camp in style

We have six yurts that are individually decorated, and extremely spacious and comfortable. They are all set up as double rooms with pieces of antique Mongolian furniture and as well as antique textiles from around the world.

Interior of Afghani yurt
Interior of Jaipur yurt

Every yurt has its own bathroom with a hot shower and ecological loo. We provide towels for both showering and swimming, olive oil soaps and organic body wash, shampoo and conditioner handmade especially for The Hoopoe. The yurts all have shady seating areas and hammocks swinging from the cork trees.

Interior of Mongolian yurt, Maimani yurt and Safari yurt

The camp runs entirely on solar power. Every yurt has overhead and bedside lights, as well as sockets for charging mobile phones and laptops.

Return to Nature

The yurts are spread out over three hectares and have plenty of private meadow around them.

Mongolian yurt, Afghani yurt meadow in May

In spring the meadows are carpeted with a huge variety of wild flowers, and every year we discover new ones we have not seen before. The bird population has also increased as we have cleared more land. The mixture of open meadow and forest provides the perfect habitat for dozens of species of birds, and during the migratory months makes it an ideal stopover for many more. If you are lucky you will see a hoopoe!

Garden list compiled by Duncan in May 2007 (spotted from his yurt):

Birds: Black kite, Egyptian vulture, griffon vulture, sparrowhawk, goshawk, honey buzzard, buzzard, golden eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, booted eagle, short-toed eagle, kestrel, lesser kestrel, wood pigeon, turtle dove, cuckoo, tawny owl, rednecked nightjar, pallid swift, common swift, bee eater, wryneck, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, swallow, house martin, wren, robin, blackbird, blackcap, Sardinian warbler, western Bonelli’s warbler, melodious warbler, firecrest, crested tit, blue tit, great tit, short toed treecreeper, spotless starling, jay, house sparrow, chaffinch, goldfinch, greenfinch, serin, corn bunting.

Butterflies: Bath white, large white, clouded yellow, brimstone, Cleopatra, Spanish festoon, Queen of Spain fritillary, Moroccan orange tip.

Chairs outside the Maimani yurt, main meadow, summer meadow

During the hot summer months the meadows are strimmed back. This keeps us safe from forest fires as well as benefiting the meadows themselves. The contours of the land are then visible and the golden stubble is beautiful against the silvery olives and dark green cork oaks.



The Herb Garden Bar, decorated with beautiful antique kilims from Turkey, is the perfect place to relax and unwind in comfort, overlooking the garden and the main pool beyond. Soak up the sunshine on the circular sundeck or cool down in the plunge pool with a drink in your hand.


The Herb Garden Bar
Plunge Pool


The bar is a focal point for people to get together for a drink, play cards and board games, or just curl up on the sofas with one of the coffee table books. Our lively tapas nights in the bar (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) have become as popular as the dinner nights. Watch the sun go down behind the mountains with a mojito made with mint straight from the garden and then enjoy our delicious selection of tapas (see our food page), in the candlelit bar beside the glowing floodlit plunge pool surrounded by lanterns.


The Herb Garden Bar
Plunge Pool


For those looking for peace and tranquillity throughout the day, the main pool has a deck with sunbeds and parasols, as well as the poolside pergola with its comfy Turkish style seating.


Pergola seats, the pool


Breakfast is served daily at the long table in the pergola, as well as a three course dinner four nights a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays). All food is from our kitchen garden or locally produced, and flavoured with herbs from the garden. We also offer lunch every day. (See our food page.) We don't have self catering facilities.


View of the pool, outdoor massage


If you feel like pampering yourself, book in for a full body aromatherapy massage, a reflexology session or a Thai yoga massage, outdoors under the shade of the cork trees. Or you might prefer some invigorating yoga. For those looking for something a little more active there is riding from the village out into the local countryside, and many scenic walks within the valley, as well as others further afield.

At the end of the day, sit out and watch the stars come out.


Geranium pots, clouds in the pool, glowing yurt at night

“Clouds in the pool” and “Glowing yurt at night” are courtesy of Lambert Verhagen
“Geranuim pots” is courtesy of Art Conaghan.