Do you want something special? Go GLAMPING in our luxury Yurt on a beautiful spot with amazing views, full of nature, nearby the beach.
A visit to Balcón de Andaluz in La Axarquía in Andalucía guarantees a fantastic holiday. Our Yurt Balcón de Andaluz is located in Algarrobo in a beautiful area between Nerja and Velez Malaga only 35 minutes by car from Malaga Airport and only 7 minutes to the beach.
The estate Balcón de Andaluz Algarrobo spans 6000m2 of terraced Mediterranean landscape. This is an enchanting oasis where depending on the season you’ll find olives, almonds, oranges, lemons, pomegranates, figs and avocado’s flourishing on the grounds. Alongside the fruit trees, you’ll find pines, cactuses, agaves as well as flowers like Hibiscus, Aloe, Bougainville, Oleanders en Straelitzia. Our Balcón has an impressive view on the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.
The Yurt on Balcón de Andaluz in Algarrobo is a fantastic holiday accommodation for one or two persons. It is a romantic experience to stay in our Yurt. From the yurt you have a beautiful view on the sea, the mountains and on Algarrobo Costa. It is about a half hour’s drive to Malaga airport, a 15-minute walk from Algarrobo Pueblo and 7 minutes by car to the sea in Algarrobo Costa. Balcón de Andaluz is centrally located for making excursions in Andalucía.
But what is a yurt ? A yurt is a Mongolian tent traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs of chestnut which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is covered by layers of fabric and sheep’s wool felt for isolation and weatherproofing.
Our yurt is built by Rob and Ratna Matthews from Cadiar in the Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada. The yurt has a diameter of 4.34 metres. The yurt is insulated with felt, making it relatively cool in summer while in winter the heat is retained. There is optimal ventilation: the door with a small window and a separate large window, both with mosquito screens. The so-called Crown in the roof with a mosquito screen can be opened or closed as well.
We have decorated our Yurt tastefully with a wink to the Orient. There is a brand new bed from 2.00 metres by 1.50 metres with a new very comfortable mattress. There are 2 chairs and a table and two cupboards. In summer you can use a big fan to cool down.
You can start the day on your private terrace in the bathrobe you get from us with a coffee from the NESPRESSO or a cup of tea enjoying the stunning views and nature.
In the evening you can relax or enjoy your meal on your illuminated terrace.
On this terrace there is a fully equipped original Spanish kitchen tent with 4 hobs on gas, a fridge, toaster and a microwave. Outside the kitchen tent there is a sink with hot and cold water. If you want, you can rent a luxury gas-BBQ.
You have a private bathroom about 5 metres from the Yurt with a toilet, a shower, hair-dryer and a luxury washbasin. Of course you have your own private pool with a diameter of 3,50 metres, with 2 sun loungers.
Algarrobo is one of the many authentic Spanish white villages in La Axarquía region. The Balcón is located very central, making it a convenient home base for many interesting day trips for instance to Nerja, Frigiliana, Comares, Alhama de Granada, the Alpujarras, the Sierra Nevada, Malaga, Granada, Gibraltar and Torcal.
You will find an Info-map in your Yurt with tips for excursions etc.
In winter you can have a lot of fun to go out skiing. In less than a 2 hours drive you find the large ski resort Sierra Nevada. An adult ski area with over 100 km of pistes and 30 lifts. Guaranteed snow from December to mid-April. Other sports that you can practice are mountain biking, cycling, kite surfing and golf course on one of the many golf courses for example in Torre del Mar.
Less than 10 minutes from our Balcón de Andaluz in Algarrobo there is in Velez Malaga a big shopping mall El Ingenio. Here you will find more than 100 shops, including the large Eroski supermarket. Parking your car is very easy over there.
Algarrobo Costa has also two good supermarkets: the Lidl and the Mercadona. A visit to the weekly markets of Algarrobo, Torrox and Torre del Mar are also recommended.
Torrox and Nerja are locally known for its many bars with live-music, especially the jam sessions. Do you play an instrument and / or do you like to sing? Then it is appreciated if you play or sing some songs with the musicians. Every night is a surprise. There is often music from the 60s and 70s. However, the youngsters also brings modern music and sometimes they make real Spanish music. We’re willing to give you tips when and where the jam sessions take place.
Beach lovers can indulge themselves on the sandy beaches of Algarrobo (with the blue flag of outstanding beach), Torre del Mar, Nerja, Torrox and El Morche. The beaches have good facilities and are equipped with numerous chirinquitos (cabanas) with a speciality of Espetos the Sardines on their menu. And don’t miss the many restaurants. We are happy to advise you where you can have a culinary experience.
Summarized: Yurt Balcon de Andaluz is on an estate of 6000M2, 7 minutes to the beach. It is an oasis of peace and quiet, small and personal in a natural environment with stunning sea views. This is a place for nature and beach lovers. HAVE A ROMANTIC HOLIDAY IN OUR YURT.