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Cortijo Romero - mountain retreat centre for personal growth holidays

A peaceful haven in the mountains of Andalucia


Cortijo Romero is Spain's leading English language centre for holistic personal growth holidays, open nearly all year. Hidden within an ancient olive grove and cradled by magnificent mountains, its a truly peaceful and restorative retreat, with beautiful abundant gardens, a splendid pool, buildings in traditional style and a uniquely supportive atmosphere.

The centre is situated in Las Alpujarras, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and national park. Holidays include full board accommodation and an 18-20 hour course, plus optional yoga or tai chi, and a full-day excursion to spectacular mountain villages.


Our centre is not on entirely level ground (being in the mountains) and there are a few steps and gently sloped paths in places. Handrails are in place to assist in these areas, and guests in wheelchairs have visited us. Excursions may be more difficult – please contact us to discuss specific needs.

Eco Practices

- Provides info on how to arrive by public transport
- Offers a discount if you arrive by public transport
- Has A-rated appliances
- Produces some of own green energy via solar water heating
- Uses water saving devices
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Composts organic waste
- Uses some eco-friendly cleaning products

Opening Times and Prices

The centre in Spain is open almost all year. UK office hours are 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday. However, as we are a small, family-run business, we will often answer the phone during evenings and weekends.
Prices: £730 - £805 per week; earlybird discounts available. (There is also a low-cost week, Treeplanting, and a Bursary scheme).
Includes: 18 - 20 hours' course time, day's excursion into the mountains with picnic; full-board accommodation with delicious vegetarian food; optional daily yoga / tai chi.

Discounts: Earlybirds / two consecutive weeks. Special offers available from time to time, please sign up to our mailing list to receive offers.
Friends of CR scheme - £20 p.a. for extra benefits
Optional extras: single room supplement; transfers from Malaga airport; therapies.

Directions and Travel

FLY: Most people fly to Malaga, where our transfer bus will pick you up and drive you up into the mountains, about 1.5 hours, to our centre. For flights that do not meet the transfer bus times, we can arrange a taxi at a reduced rate. Alternatively, you can hire a car, or take the public bus. Some people fly to Granada, and then take a public bus or taxi.
TRAIN: There are ultra-modern high-speed trains to Malaga or Granada via Barcelona.
SHIP: Ferries sail to Santander, from where you can hire a car or take a train.

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