For my 21st birthday, I decided to go away for a couple of nights near to the beach. I wanted to explore a little bit more of Andalusia before I leave and after a little search on Airbnb and their map function, I came across an outside geodesic dome which was part of a spiritual getaway resort on the side of a mountain, in the middle of bloody nowhere. We originally booked for 3 days, but extended our stay after we arrived when we realised how beautiful it was. We just didn’t want to leave.
Anyway, after a bit of a rental car fiasco and very nearly having to cancel the trip, we managed to get ourselves to Los Baños de la Luz and Alejandro and I were incredibly impressed. As I said, we booked the initial 3 nights in this little outdoor glamping dome, with private outdoor table and bathroom (with a squat toilet…) and it was amazing. It was completely secluded from the rest of the main house and other locations which they have dotted around and was so incredibly peaceful. Up on the mountain, you literally couldn’t hear anything apart from birds, bugs and cow bells ringing. From our bed, there were views of the neighbouring mountains and it was just beautiful.
When we were there, we could use the main house, which is a 200 year old farmhouse now converted in a spiritual getaway. It was so charming and quaint. It had a lovely little patio with views of yet more mountains, and in the distance, you could actually see the hills of Morocco in the distance. Both day and night, it was so peaceful and calm there. We fell completely in love with this place very quickly.
We spent most of our days there going to the beach. We visited 4 different beaches: Bolonia, Los Caños de Meca, El Palmar and Zahara de los Atunes, all equally as beautiful as each other. We were blessed with really sunny days everyday we went to the beach albeit very very windy. We just spent our days drinking, napping, sunbathing and swimming in some pretty choppy seas. Although, after spending 7 hours on the beach, we ended up rocking back up to the house completely shattered indeed.
One of the things which I loved most about this place was the sunsets. We were in a part of Andalusia called La Costa de la Luz, and it really lived up to its name. The first night we were there, it was kind of cloudy but it provided for a beautiful mix of purple, blues, oranges and reds in the sky. Sunsets there seem to last forever and they are great. The best part was showering outside when the sun was setting, as modelled by Alejandro.
Apart from outdoor showers, sunsets, beach days and complete tranquility, the rest of our time was spent eating and drinking to our hearts content. It was the first time in 10 months that I had the use of an actual, real oven and it was lovely. I cooked a massive meal every night whilst reasonably tipsy from G&Ts, beers or whatever else I could get my hands on.
For the rest of the 3 nights that we added on to our trip, we moved room and stayed inside the main house in their room called “Levante”, named after the incredibly strong wind which sweeps through the area. It had a massive double bed, a single bed and our own little hammock which was a nice little extra.
Apart from that, there’s not really much else to report. We didn’t do much apart from relax, enjoy the views, eat, drink and just take some time out of reality. It was so hard to finally leave Los Baños, it seems those who come always tend to stay for much longer than planned. It was an unforgettable 6 days and we met some truly lovely people along the way. It was the best trip I’ve had in a very long time. I’ll leave you with a little shot of one of my morning coffees and the view I enjoyed whilst having it.
See ya x