This nine-room boutique hotel in Southern Spain is a model eco-retreat thanks to its environmental stewardship. The property’s 1,500-acre organic farm—comprised of orchards, vineyards, olive and almond groves, sheep, goats, chickens, and bees—preserves agricultural traditions while incorporating innovations in ecology. La Donaira’s Soil Academy hosts workshops and lecturers in soil-preserving permaculture and regenerative agriculture; the farm also produces most of the food served on property.
La Donaira has another initiative focused on the unique intersection of biological conservation and preservation of Iberian heritage: their Lusitano sanctuary. The Lusitano is the world’s oldest saddle horse, domesticated in Spain and Portugal. The property’s studfarm, where the program has kept Lusitano bloodlines running for nearly two decades, is located in the same place as the horses’ ancestral breeding grounds.
Stay at Finca La Donaira on an Andalucía Bike Tour.