Rural and Green Tourism
The number of eco-tourists worldwide is on the rise. It is an option that benefits not only the environment, but also local communities. You too can also discover Andalusia and become part of its cultural diversity, respecting its values and consuming resources in a sustainable manner. Come and discover all the possibilities our region offers to conscientious travellers like you. You can participate in conserving resources, help us to protect the environment, respect and take part in maintaining local traditions, generate income destined to the restoration of heritage and conservation of habitats, minimise the possible impact of your trip.
We all would like to change the world and make it a place where we can enjoy everything that life has to offer to the full. However, it is not enough to wait for governments, institutions and environmental organisations to take measures, promote projects and make demands. Our actions as “isolated” individuals also have an environmental impact, so it is vital that citizens and visitors as well should know and take on board the kind of behaviour to follow in order to achieve a healthier environment. This is true whatever destination, but is especially important when we are in the rural environment, which is much more sensitive to human intervention. As a responsible person, don’t forget the three “R”s: any time and any place you can Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. Because your decisions and actions can contribute to improving the environment. In short, by leaving a sustainable footprint, you too can become part of Andalusia.
Andalusia has become one of the most popular destinations for Green Tourism, thanks to its environmental heritage, the local colours of its towns and their deep-rooted traditions. The main attraction of the rural world of Andalusia lie in the perfect integration of the traditional architecture of towns and villages into the natural environment in which they are inserted. Deep-rooted traditions, ancestral festivals and delicious gastronomy, all based on the exploitation of natural resources. Some examples of all this are: the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) of Cadiz, the rural world of the region Axarquia which is an area overflowing with history, divers landscapes and traditions, the Serranía de Ronda in the province Malaga and the Alpujarras, a mountainous, historical region south of the Sierra Nevada near Granada.
Your stay in the interior of Andalusia will be fuller should you choose to stay in one of it’s rural country houses. The level of integration of these houses into their environment and their cultural and human surroundings will help you to create your own unique experience.