local area offers a broad selection of restaurants from traditional tapas to
contemporary cuisine. Algeciras has one of Andalucia’s best daily markets
offering a wide variety of freshly caught fish and a range of hypermarkets for
offers you the opportunity to ride horses along windswept beaches, surf the
waves, climb rock faces and mountain bike in the hills. November to May is the
best time for walkers to see the wealth of wild flowers that grow in the area.
you like golf, you are near to more than a dozen courses including Valderama, voted Europe’s top golf course and host to the
Ryder Cup Tournament
sandy beaches characterise the coast of Costa De La Luz. Relax on the unique
beaches of Bolonia, where sweeping sand dunes meet pine forests; windsurf at
Playa de Valdevaqueros, location of the annual world surfing championships, or
explore the rocky coves of La Caleta to the east of Tarifa.
Huerta Las Terrazas lies directly in the path of one of the most crucial migration routes in Europe, millions of birds migrating in and out of Africa, south in Autumn and north in Spring, are funnelled through the narrow sea crossing and over the hills close to the house.
The natural countryside provides a haven for them to stop and an ideal place for bird enthusiasts to study. It is an incredible natural spectacle to watch tens of thousands of Honey Buzzards and Black Kites wheeling over the Rock of Gibraltar in preparation for the flight across the Straits.
Just over an hour away is the Donana delta a location of massive natural importance and one of the best birding sites in Europe, probably the only place you can see the Spanish Imperial Eagle. The current status of the the extremely rare and rather charmingly named Andalucian Hemipode is unknown, but if you were lucky enough to spot one , it is very likely that Donana would provide the chance.
merging of the fresh Atlantic Ocean and the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea
creates a unique marine habitat. The 14-km stretch of the Straits provides an
area of protection and waters rich in resources in which whales and dolphins are
able to breed and feed. It is often possible to see dolphins and whales
from the beaches along the coast, but for those wanting to get a little closer
whale and dolphin watching trips are available and can be arranged in Tarifa.
Las Terrazas position offers a great base to explore the stunning city of
Seville, the sherry town of Jerez and the ancient province capital of Cadiz.
Wind around the hills of Andalucia to visit the white villages that cling to
hillsides and so characterise this area. To have an altogether different
experience take a day’s trip from Tarifa across to Morocco and discover a
Seville, with its elegant boulevards and sun-warmed squares is universally renown for being a joyous town, as well as the largest in Southern Spain. It offers a huge amount of history and culture. Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir, Seville is one of the most historical centres in Europe and plays host to some extraordinary festivals such as the annual Feria de Abril (a week long party of gastronomy, wine and dance) and the Semana Santa, a huge religious festival which also takes place in Spring.
Jerez, the home of sherry, is surrounded by immense vineyards of chalky soil, which have been producing the famous Palomino grapes for centuries. At any one time there are more than a million barrels of sherry maturing in Jerez’s vast above ground wine stores. May hosts the colourful Feria del Caballo ( horse fair) and September sees the celebration of the Vintage festival, when the grapes are blessed on the steps of the cathedral. Both festivals ring to the sound of the cante jondo singers and the rhythm of the flamenco dancers.
Cadiz is rich in history, founded by the Phoenicians in 1100BC, it claims to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the western world. Wander the narrow streets of the old town, which open onto charming small squares, the architecture strongly depicts the city’s Moorish past. Cadiz has one of the most vibrant carnivals in Spain, which draws visitors from all over the world. The fish and seafood restaurants offer the fresh catches of the day where you can dine on the specialities of the Bay of Cadiz.
Ten minutes from Huerta Las Terrazas, the ancient town of Tarifa waits for your visit. Its location provides the perfect wind conditions for the ever increasingly popular windsports. Enthusiasts come from all over the world and their approach to life has stamped Tarifa with a very cosmopolitan, laid back character. Within the original walls of the port town you can find a wealth of bars and restaurants, offering something for everyone – traditional tapas to hip interiors. The cobbled streets lead you past boutiques, surf shops, coffee bars and into the market, which bustles with life. Tarifa is a unique place, surrounded by immense natural beauty.
Treatments available at Huerta Las Terrazas
Sacral Therapy is a fully clothed treatment that produces profound
relaxation. Gentle specific moves performed by the therapist identify areas of
imbalance, and in turn facilitate the body's own desire to self correct.
The Cranio Sacral system and the techniques used offer a bridge between objective science and spiritual healing. This therapy focuses on problem solving, it enhances vitality, boosts the immune system, improves spinal cord function and reduces the accumulated stress we suffer today in our busy lives.
Massage has direct psychological benefits. Physically, massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles and improves the detoxifying functions of the lymphatic system. Psychologically, massage relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy. Massage is an integration of mind, body and spirit, a perfect way to boost our energy flow at all levels.