“Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine.”
LA DONAIRA EXPERIENCES
Whether you dream of outdoor adventure or total relaxation, you’ll find it here.
Choose from equestrian activities designed for advanced and leisure riders, and spa and wellness programmes, mountain biking, hiking and trekking, farm tours, medicinal garden tours, hands-on gastronomy workshops, wine or olive oil tasting, and guided stargazing on the property. Or just lie in the shade of an ancient encino, breathe deep and take in the peace and spectacular views.
For relaxation nothing beats the Medicinal Garden. A guided tour through this magical space is a chance to learn a little about La Donaira’s approach to holistic permaculture. Modelled on medieval monastery gardens which served as living pharmacies, our garden has more than 200 types of healing and edible herbs and flowers. The 1hr tour includes a fun quiz and and ends with a tea ceremony in the glasshouse. Of course, you are also free to wander in there whenever you like.
Yoga sessions are available on a one to one or group basis every day. In summer, they are held above the cortijo on a yoga platform with the farm spread out below.
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We have the Gourmet Vegetarian Workshop. We pride ourselves on innovative healthy field-to-fork (primarily vegetarian) food. In an afternoon session led by our chef Fabienne, you will learn to cook some of our most popular dishes using fresh organic products from the finca and enjoy what you prepare, together at dinner.
Wine Tasting at La Donaira is a chance to enjoy natural and biodynamic wines in the most relaxed and enjoyable way. We have a unique curated selection from around the world. The tasting includes a tricksy blind tasting in which we include one traditional wine – it’s very satisfying to discover how many people identify this as the least appealing.
The Energetic will be spoilt for choice, but exploring the 1700-acre property and the mountains beyond is a good start. We have several favourite trails as well as guides to accompany you, and when there is a full moon we also walk at night.
Much more to enjoy including the natural spring-fed open-air pool, a well-stocked library, a cinema, and – for the musical – a Steinway piano, guitars, and sizeable vinyl collection.