Grazalema, one of 2013’s most popular rural destinations: A Route – A Little By Foot And Then By Train

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Recently, the tourism portal Toprural reported that the Sierra de Grazalema (Cadiz, Andalucia) was designated as one of the three most popular rural destinations by travellers in 2013. Why? The combination of lush nature, the view of white villages, exquisite local cuisine and a host of sports activity combine to make this a truly unique […]

Natural Cosmetics: The 7 Benefits of Clay As A Beauty Ritual

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As summer comes to an end, your skin is likely dry and a little resentful due to the effects of long days in the sun. Now that September has arrived, it is an ideal opportunity to take the initiative and treat yourself to a trip down the coast where the heat is more bearable and […]

Fuerte Hotels has donated a collection of beds in support of a shelter home in Ethiopia

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Today on the Fuerte Blog, we have one of those stories that really touches our hearts. Its the story of the Ambessa project and the partnership that emerged after a trip to Addis Adaba, Ethiopia. This was a group that found themselves horrified at the appalling conditions they found orphaned and abandoned children living in. They […]

Where Does One Go For A Taste Of Sardines? A Historical Pleasure

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Where Does One Go For A Taste Of Sardines? A Historical Pleasure One the first things to tourists think of when they hit the beaches of Marbella and Andalucia in general are the famous “bars” and beach restaurants serving delicious seafood just steps from sea. If there is one dish in particular stands out among […]

Travel diary from Grazalema: Roman Road Route

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For another week we are lending space on our blog to Petra and her travel journal which, we regret to announce, will be her last post, describing the fifth day of her stay at the Fuerte Grazalema Hotel. This German girl wanted to share her experiences of sport, trekking and nature on the Llanos del Endrina (Endrina Plains) Route, the Salto […]

The Payoyo Cheese, One Of The Treasures Of The Sierra de Grazalema’s

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The Payoyo Cheese, an artisan cheese of the Sierra de Grazalema, is one of world’s finest cheeses. Recognised several times at the “World Cheese Awards”, it is made with milk of the native cattle species: the payoya goat and the merina sheep from Grazalema (known as “grazalemeña”). Around the middle of the 1990s, the entire […]

Ancient Traditions: Don’t Go Swimming Until El Carmen!

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There was once a tradition in Spain that people did not take their first swim in the sea until the procession of the Virgin del Carmen on the 16th of July. As tradition dictated, once the procession of the Virgin passed, our ancestors were threw themselves into the water. The belief was that the waters […]

Travel diary from Grazalema: Pinsapar Route

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Another week has gone by and, just like every Wednesday, we are lending our blog to Petra and her travel journal. This German woman wanted to share her experiences with sport, trekking and nature during her five day stay at the Fuerte Grazalema Hotel. After the  Llanos del Endrina (Endrina Plains) Route, the Salto del Cabrero […]

What are the 10 most beautiful villages in Andalucia?

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Andalucia is a land of art, culture, traditions, sun and villages that can overwhelm the eyes of travellers – villages with unique charm, spectacular beaches, natural parks so beautiful visitors will tremble, snowy peaks and high deserts. Against this backdrop, it would be difficult to chose which village to visit to Southern Spain, but we […]

Grazalema: Campobuche River Lagoon Route

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As already mentioned, we have decided to give some space on our blog to a very special guest who wanted to share with Fuerte Hoteles her travel diary from her five day stay at Fuerte Grazalema. After the Llanos de Endrinal (Endrinal Plains) route and Salto del Cabrero tour, today we continue with Campobuche River Lagoon Route. Over to Petra […]

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