1. Spain
  2. Andalucia
  3. Castril (Granada)
  4. El Geco Verde

El Geco Verde

Location and atmosphere

Anglo-Italian family-run eco-hotel close to the natural parks, lakes and mountains of he Altiplano de Granada. Converted farmhouse at the top of a beautiful valley. Peaceful rural location, incredible views, friendly atmosphere. Off-grid installation, solar electric and hot water, biomass central heating.


Three romantic double rooms, three spacious family rooms (for up to five people), large dining area, cosy living room and library, galley kitchen for group hire with tea and coffee-making facilities for hotel guests. Log and pellet fires. Magnificent terrace with panoramic views of farmland and mountains. Honesty bar and fresh home made meals, organic ingredients, many home grown. On site mountain bike hire and workshops in Italian and Spanish cookery, jewellery making, Local artesanal products available for sale, such as honey, olive oil, saffron and blown glass products.

Surroundings and activities

Two fantastic natural parks, Cazorla and Castril, on the doorstep - largest protected natural space in Spain. Four incredible lakes within 30 mins drive, Fishing 365 days a year. Spectacular walking routes for all levels, opportunities to spot rare birds and wildlife (e.g. Lammergeier, otters, brown trout). All outdoor activities catered for including canoeing, canyoning, horse riding, mountain biking. Highest peak outside of Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (40kms).

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

Spanish, Italian, English


Number of persons18Number of rooms6Price single room per night50Price double room per night€ 60 Price includes breakfast

Group accommodation

Number of persons18Number of rooms6Price dormitory room per night€ 25


Own restaurant/canteenSales of own produceBreakfastLunch€ 15Dinner€ 15Distance to supermarket13 kmDistance to restaurants11 km



Bicycles for rent

Wellness activities (massage, etc.)

Open-air swimming pool

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours



Open-air swimming pool


Small live stock for children

Open air children's pool



Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

Facilities for wheelchair users (toilet, shower, bathroom, kitchen, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)1000

Farm production

Organic or biodynamic farm

Horticulture, Fruticulture, Poultry

Route description

Nearest cityGranada (156 km)Nearest villageCastril (11 km)