Set in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Sur, Cortijo Vadillo Yurt Centre takes its name from the old, local Andalucían word vadillo, which means ‘watery valley’. And the beautiful valley in which the Yurt Centre sits is indeed abundant with springs, fertile river farming land, and extensive local flora and fauna.
Entrance to the valley is heralded by the Nacimiento del Rio San Juan, where large spring water pools sit zen-like beneath a canopy of poplar trees. Circled by mountains covered with olive and oak trees, the valley has a secret, magical air, with the stunning views dominated by the large limestone cliff that keeps watch over the peace and tranquility below.
A true oasis, El Nacimiento, is a stunning group of large fresh spring water pools that are the source or birth (nacimiento) of the river San Juan. From here the river winds its way to meet the Guadalquivir, and on to the Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
As the name suggests, it’s the perfect spot for stargazing, but sunrise and sunset look pretty good from here too! Read more »
On the terrace alongside the Cortijo where we live is La Piscina de la Sol, which is available for you to use during your stay. And the views - down the valley and up at the mountain topped with the limestone cliff - makes La Piscina a truly special spot to enjoy. Read more »
Cooking and eating outside always seems to make the food taste better, but you don’t have to forgo your sense of style on our Terraza de las Uvas! Read more »
Imagine lying in bed at night gazing up at the stars through the central wheel of the yurt. Then, when you wake in the morning and open the hobbit-like door, you see the beautiful valley spread out before you. Read more »
La Casa Redonda acts as the living room of our Yurt Centre, a welcoming space in which to relax with the rest of your group, whether they be family, new acquaintances, or friends of old. Read more »
Partially built in the rocks with recycled
materials the poolside Casita offers a home away
from home in the calming environment of an
Andalusian valley.Read more »
Come and have an adventurous outdoor experience, or a rural escape with the freedom of camping and the comfort of a real bed in our sustainably built Eco Huts.Read more »