Finca La Rubia Loca is an exquisite location for anyone who loves tranquility and nature. Our Bed and Breakfast offers a breath-taking view of a still unspoilt piece of authentic Spain. Here, you can still enjoy total silence, crisp mountain air, crystal-clear spring water and an untainted starry sky.
This “Casa Rural” with its cosy atmosphere is located in a unique setting: amidst beautiful mountainous surroundings, yet just 20 minutes away from numerous magnificent beaches.
The Flemish innkeepers Tinneke and Adrian are hispanofiles in heart and soul. Therefore, they are more than happy to give their guests a taste of Spanish country life.
“La Rubia Loca” translates as “The Mad Blonde”, and that is something you will notice fairly quickly during your stay. The slightly good-crazy owner and her charming husband instantly give you a warm feeling of “coming home”, albeit in a heavenly holiday atmosphere. ‘Relax’ and ‘enjoy’ are the key words in this rural little paradise! Our greatest strengths are the personal welcome and the homey cosiness: we guarantee a lovely, invigorating holiday. Here, you will enjoy Belgian hospitality with a southern sugar-coat.
As we ourselves are dog owners, guests with social dogs are welcome.
We speak Dutch, French, English, German and we also manage in Spanish.
The bed and breakfast is nestled against a mountain slope and has a beautifully laid-out garden with a large private swimming pool. It has numerous cosy terraces and corners that are heavenly places to unwind in tranquility and quiet. On the sun terrace around the swimming pool you can have a wonderful time relaxing in comfortable deck chairs. Towels and beach blankets are available.
The finca itself boasts a joint salon with a library and an honesty bar. You may choose to have breakfast at the large rustic family table or enjoy it outside at small individual tables on the terrace with a view of the olive trees and the surrounding valley.
Additionally, we have a spacious terrace (200 m2) featuring a bar, lounge and outdoor kitchen where parties or workshops can be held.
-“La Fuente de Los Perez”: Double room with king-size bed, private bathroom with bath, small terrace with spectacular views of the Mountain Valley (first floor).
-“Menta y Melocoton”: Bedroom with a double bed, private bathroom with rain shower and terrace with BBQ facilities (ground floor).
-El Sueno Azul”: Bedroom with double bed and mosquito-net, private bathroom with rain shower.
-“La Vida Roja”: Double room with two king-size single beds as well as a private bathroom with rain shower.
Both rooms have a terrace with BBQ facilities alongside the pool.
The guesthouse is also suited for family members or persons travelling together.
Our rooms are warmly and stylishly furnished with traditional elements, yet offer all comfort and luxury.
Each room has a private bathroom and terrace, A/C, heating and coffee and tea facilities. They also feature internet access and a free WiFi connection.
Bathrobe and slippers as well as a hair-dryer are included.
Extra child’s bed: €20/night
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
All rates include an extensive regional breakfast.No credit cards accepted.
A day at the seaside: always fun and never far away, opt for Mojacar Playa or Garrucha with countless beach bars or “chiringuitos” and small shops. Alternatively, you can go for the pristine beaches that are part of the nature reserve of Cabo de Gata (www.degata.com).
From the finca you can go on numerous mountain trips; our dogs Maria and Carlos will happily accompany you – they know the area like no one else.
The green, mountainous surroundings invite one to go cycling as well.
A his and hers mountain bike are at your disposal at our finca.
Sorbas and the nearby Cuevas de Almanzora offer plenty of possibilities to explore the caves and to engage in speleology (www.cuevasdesorbas.com).
In the caves you can practice walks on 3 different levels (Basica, Combinada y Tecnica).
Or you can opt for “Almeria at the Movies”: follow the Ruta del Cine and discover numerous film locations of famous spaghetti westerns that will make you feel like Clint Eastwood (www.unique-almeria.com/sergio.leone.html,
Our Bed and Breakfast is an ideal operating base to explore numerous spots and cities.
For instance, there is the nearby Sorbas, known for the Karst Mountains: a quiet place with a picturesque market (Thursday).
In Mojacar, as well as going to the beach, you can go inland into the Pueblo, a small village built against a steep mountain slope. Here, you can have lovely chats in the cosy narrow little streets featuring numerous artistic small shops.
(YouTube: Mojacar.avi , Google: Cine Andaluz Mojacar).
Turre offers a broad selection of restaurants, while Vera, with its beautiful squares and small alleys, is especially famous for its weekly big market (Saturday).
Almeria is definitely worth a trip too. There, you can shop to your heart’s content or pay a visit to the famous Alcazaba fortress.
Of course, you can also schedule a day trip to famous cities such as Granada
(Alhambra), Cordoba (Mezquita) and Malaga (Cuidad Antigua, Picasso museum), which are easily reachable because of our favourable location.
Tinneke and Adriaan love to dine heartily and are real hedonists!
They are more than glad to share this passion with their guests, letting them sample, at their discretion, the various local regional products such as the excellent regional wines, as well as the olive oil (the award-winning Oro del Desierto), almonds, honey, cheeses etc.
It’s also worth mentioning that we serve fresh water from the local well.
Breakfast consists mostly of regional products:
Freshly baked bread, Spanish ham (Jamon Serrano de Seron), Spanish cheese (Manchego), locally prepared sausages (Chorizo, Salchichon, Morcilla), homemade jam, mountain honey of the Sierra de Filabres, seasonal fruit, yoghurt, breakfast cereals and muesli.
All of this comes with freshly squeezed orange juice, espresso, tea or chocolate milk. Eggs also can be prepared in a variety of ways.
At your request, we will prepare the typical Pan Catalan: a roasted bread roll with olive oil, garlic, shredded tomatoes and possibly also some cheese or Serrano ham.
Due to the small scale of our business, we can also cater to the individual needs and wishes of our guests.
As far as lunch and dinner are concerned, we recommend several local restaurants.
In your room you will find a small information folder in which we give away our favourite places to eat (and there are plenty). The folder also contains all information about the weekly, local markets and events.
Don’t feel like going out for dinner? Then our barbecue is at your disposal.
Culinary trips are also possible, with a visit to the local bodegas such as Bodegas Perfer (www.bodegasperfer.com) or the Bodegas Alta Almanzora (www.bodegasaltoalmanzora.com), where you can sample the famous “Este” wines.
It is also worth paying a visit to the traditional olive bodegas with authentic presses. There, you can sample numerous regional products (Los Albardinales).
Finca “La Rubia Loca” is situated in Andalusia, 70 km north of Almeria, within walking distance of the small village Los Perez-Los Martinez at an altitude of 400 m. The finca is located about 20 km from popular sand beaches such as Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera. The motorway is less than 10 km away. For those coming by rental car from Almeria or Murcia Airport, we have put up clear signposts.
We also offer the possibility of an airport shuttle (Almeria or elsewhere).
Our details on Google Earth are the following:
37° 09’ 05.50” N and 2° 04’ 31.23” W
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