Are you planning to take a luxury holiday abroad, but you also want to minimize your impact on the planet?
Ecotourism in Spain is on the increase, and it's easy to see why, so check out these amazing eco-friendly resorts for a green holiday in Spain.
As concern about the state of the planet continues to reach a fever pitch, more holidaymakers are looking to spend their travel funds on eco-friendly options.
Taking a train to the continent instead of flying, purchasing carbon offset credits for charter flights to Spain, and staying in eco-friendly hotels – are you considering any of these measures for your next holiday?
Eco-resorts offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to rest and relax in luxury while reducing your environmental footprint. Spain is one of the best places in the world to find an eco-friendly resort, with many Spanish hotels using less energy than ever, reducing their CO2 emissions, and taking state of the art measures to go easy on the planet.
Here are some of our favorite eco-resorts in Spain, where you can kick back and relax without harming the planet.
Hotel Son Bernadinet
Take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear seas and tawny beaches of Palma de Mallorca, a stunning island off the coast of Spain, and stay at the award-winning Hotel Son Bernadinet. Home to a sustainable swimming pool, organic food garden, and a tranquil solarium, this is an ideal destination for complete relaxation.
Mas Salagros Eco Resort
Do you want your eco-holiday to include yoga classes, thermal baths, and world-class organic cuisine? Then you should make your way to the Mas Salagros Eco Resort, Spain’s first 100% eco-friendly resort. Located in a rustic farmhouse amongst the trees of the forest, you can take a dip in their pool, work out in the gym, and completely unwind.
Hotel Spa Reserva del Saja
Located in one of the prettiest corners of Cantabria, you’ll find the Oyambre Natural Park and Saja National Reserve. As the only eco-resort in the park, Hotel Spa Reserva del Saja offers rustic yet chic rooms, natural beauty treatments, and a restaurant serving organic local cuisine. Elegant and eco-friendly – a match made in heaven!
Puebloastur Eco-resort Wellness & Spa
Located deep in Asturias’ Sueve Valley, Puebloastur Eco-resort and rural spa will help you enjoy nature. Enjoy freshly-prepared meals from the organic gardens on site, borrow bicycles from the front desk to explore the countryside, and have a mind-altering massage from the award-winning onsite spa. Above all, take the time to really take in the breathtaking views of the Cantabrian Sea and the Picos de Europa.
The Barcelona Princess Hotel
Princess Hotels & Resorts are known for their eco-friendly hotels and resorts in La Palma, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and Fuerteventura. Their Barcelona Princess Hotel offers you amazing views of the sea and city landscapes while maintaining a high level of service, elegance, and environmental sensitivity. Swim in the rooftop pool and really enjoy the good life.
Barceló La Bobadilla
Barceló La Bobadilla hotel can be found in the Sierra de Loja, located an equal distance between Granada, Cordoba, and Seville. Offering you the best that Andalusia has to offer, this eco-friendly hotel pays homage to the region’s Arabic past. Enjoy treatments at the spa, taste the local cuisine, and play tennis at the outdoor courts – this is a relaxing and energizing place to spend your Spanish holiday.
Hotel Fuerte El Rompido
Do you prefer your eco-holiday with a glass (or 3) of local red wine? Then you should book a room at the Hotel Fuerte El Rompido, located in the heart of the Doñana National Park and the Costa de la Luz. Gorgeous Andalusian architecture, a state of the art spa, and 5 swimming pools for both children and adults alike, this hotel has it all. Make sure you experience their wine and olive oil tastings.
Hotel Spa Sierra de Cazorla
Located at the mouth of the Sierra de Cazorla Natural Park in Jaén province, you will find the Segura and Las Villas complex. The resort is comprised of a 3-star hotel, a 4-star hotel, and a spa, where you should take your time to enjoy every treatment that your budget allows for ultimate rest and relaxation. The Hotel Spa Sierra de Cazorla boasts rooms decorated in African or Moroccan motifs, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and a fine dining restaurant.
Spain is an ideal place for an eco friendly holiday
If you are hoping to get away from it all without harming the environment, make your way to one of these spectacular – and low impact – Spanish eco-resort.
There are also now many other places to enjoy an eco-holiday from glamping to luxury villas. Each destination is leading the way in recycling, efficient use of energy and ecological cleaners and finding new ways to reduce CO2 emissions. All this whilst still offering holidays in comfy surroundings set amongst stunning nature parks and areas of outstanding beauty, what is there not to like
Recommended Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain
Mas Salagros Ecoresort & Aire Ancient Baths
The 5 star Mas Salagros Ecoresort & Aire Ancient Baths is located in Vallromanes in the heart of Catalionia. This is the first 100% eco-friendly destination on the peninsula, just 20 minutes from Barcelona. The hotel meets all the standards established in European regulations on sustainability, which include building materials, energy efficiency and waste management. Reviewer Rating: 8.8
Casa Rural Son Bernadinet Mallorca
The Hotel Casa Rural Son Bernadinet, chosen as “best country hotel in Spain” in 1999, is located in a 42-hectare plot close to beaches such as Es Trenc and Es Carbó in Mallorca. This truly is a stunning country property and eco-freindly hotel tucked in the Cmapos hills of Mallorca. Guests here enjoy beautifull landscaped gardens, organic garden and massage room. Rating: 9.2