I'm Jess, the founder of QuirkyAccom and a lover of adventure. Anything that gets me out of the house and closer to nature - and staying in unusual places is most definitely part of that.
My passion for travel has been restricted (like everyones) due to covid - but it has reinforced my love of the great outdoors, hiking and visiting places off the beaten path. You don't need to get far from home to feel rejuvenated!
When restrictions have allowed it I have managed to get away locally for nights away in the mountains inland from the Costa Blanca between Valencia and Alicante (where I live). I have added a third option if you prefer to be near the sea.
All these breaks are supplemented by wonderful walking trails and views and the accommodations complimented their surroundings. I realise that for those in the UK, Spain is still out of bounds, but hopefully not for long. It is a wonderful country - the best bits are out of sight of the main tourist locations. I will at last be coming to England again soon and will post about the quirky breaks I take there.
Lots of animals on the loose, a spacious yurt and nature close at hand. Suitable for families or couples. We walked the Barranc del Infern from here - about 16 km with extreme ups and down - stunning but challenging.
Be well prepared with sunscreen, hat, water and walking boots - it's a good workout over 5-6 hours! Only for the fit - and not in summer. Or, make the most of the yurt and its surroundings - relax and look at the view instead!
This friendly B&B has a luxury feel with 5 delightful bedrooms with your own woodburner, air-conditioning, balcony and bath with mountain views.
We walked from here up to La Forada - a hole in a large rock at the top which presents big views down the La Gallinera valley to the sea.
Luxury B&B hotel with 2 swimming pools, a hot tub and gorgeous terraces offers 7 rooms including 2 suites with seaviews, just a short distance from the beach at Moraira.
In the local area enjoy the calas (coves) of Baladrar and L'Advocat, from where you can take the coastal path as far as Calpe, stopping for a swim and bite to eat along the way.
Actually I swim in that area year round - but that isn't for everyone! Visiting Spain in winter is well worth doing. The weather is not guarenteed of course, but when you get sunshine and can eat outside off peak, there is nothing better.
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