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Around us in Andalusia


From inspiring walks right from our Cortijo door, to day trips to beaches and UNESCO World Heritage sites, there is so much to enjoy as part of your visit to the Andalusia region of Spain. 


Whether you are thinking of visiting on a solo adventure, or hiring the centre for your retreat or intensive, we can help you plan your itinerary to create the most inspired experience for you and for your guests. 

We invite you to contact us with your desires or questions and we'll look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Cordoba was an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. Today the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s perhaps best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D, featuring a columned prayer hall and Byzantine mosaics. 

Alhambra - Granada


Granada is a beautiful city famous for the astonishing Alhambra Palace, another local UNESCO World Heritage Site, built from 1232 AD. Granada is also wonderful for it's tapas bars, shopping and for taking a traditional Hammam bath and massage. 

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Alcala la Real

Only a half hour drive, Alcala is our local town. Perfect for sampling a traditional Andalusian breakfast of tostada and café con leche (unforgettably good coffee!). The 13th century castle on the hill, 'Fortaleza de la Mota' is well worth a visit both for the breathtaking views as an important monument to  Moorish/Christian history.

98km, 1hr29 drive

78km, 1hr10 drive

20km, 29 minute drive

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The city of Malaga is a true gem of Southern Spain. With 16 sunny beaches, wonderful shopping, buzzing tapas bars and a vibrant cultural life, it often draws people to spend time either before or after their trip to the Inspired Life Centre Cortojo.

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Caminito del Rey

The Caminito del Rey is a walkway hanging 100m above the river Guadalhorce, along the edges of a narrow gorge. Suitable for those who like a challenge, tt has been called the scariest path in the world! It runs 8.1 km long and takes at least 3 hour to walk. it is perfect to combine with 



Zuheros is a typical whitewashed Andalusian town, or 'pueblo blanco', where village life centres on the square at the top of the hill, as it has for centuries. Visit the 9th century moorish castle and the archaeological museum which contains artifacts from the Cueva de los Murciélagos -a local neolithic dwelling from 35,000 years ago. Or perhaps just enjoy a tapa and a glass of vino de verano tinto in the warm evening sun.  

159km, 1hr58 drive

149km, 1hr49 drive

35km, 34 minute drive



62km, 48 minute drive

Jaen is less than an hour's drive from the Inspired Life Centre and is a city full of treasures. The Renaissance-style Jaén Cathedral holds the Holy Veil, said to have been used to wash Christ’s face. The 16th century Palacio de Villardompardo is well worth a visit and houses among the best preserved and largest arab baths in Europe.


Nerja & Beaches

154km, 1hr52 drive

Nerja was once a sleepy village but is now a lovely town on the Costa del Sol, where you can swim, eat and enjoy all the Spanish coast has to offer. For a quieter spot with beautiful waters for swimming, we also recommend a visit to nearby Playa del Marro or Playa de las Alberquillas

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Ahíllo mountain, Alcaudete

20km, 30 minute drive

The Ahíllo mountain, near Alcaudete is part of the Sierra Sur de Jaén mountains.  You can drive or walk, and from the peak you are offered a 360º spectacular panorama where you can view the snow-topped Sierra Nevada range, the Sierra de Cazorla and across much of Andalusia. 

Booking Enquiries

We welcome booking enquiries from leaders, individuals and groups who teach or who want to explore a more inspired way of living, leading and relating. 


For individuals bookings please send us an enquiry via the Contact page letting us know what dates you are interested in, and for group booking enquiries we have an application form here.

 We look forward to hearing from you. 

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