All the addresses of eco-responsible hotels in Spain
Ulle Gorri, Lodging in the Spanish Basque Country
Welcome to the small village of Apregindana in Spain
Casa Rural Errota-Barri, a hotel near Mungia in the Spanish Basque Country
From Casa Rural Errota-Barri, discover Vizcaya, a province of the Spanish Basque Country.
Casa Leonardo, a regenerative ecological hotel in the Catalan Pyrenees
Welcome to Casa Leonardo, a charming rural house in the Spanish Pyrenees. Accessible by public transport, this ecological hotel in Catalonia promises you a regenerative, sustainable and authentic ecotourism getaway.
L'Avenc, a hotel in Tavertet, Catalonia
Far from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and the Costa Brava, discover Catalonia off the beaten track at L'Avenc.
Finca al-manzil, a vacation rental in the Extremadura region of Spain
In the heart of the Sierra de Montanchez, discover a protected natural environment nestled in the heart of a beautiful landscape.
La Almunia del Valle, an ecological hotel near Granada
Welcome to Monachil, gateway to the Sierra Nevada in Spain. This is where the Almunia del Valle is located, an ecological hotel near Granada
Eco Finca de Arrieta, an eco-village in Lanzarote
Welcome to Lanzarote, the island of a thousand volcanoes, in the Canary Islands
Eco Fisherman's Cottage, small villa in Arrieta on the island of Lanzarote
What if you were to treat yourself to the luxury of a house with a sea view for your next vacation? Discover Eco Fisherman's Cottage, a villa in Arrieta on the island of Lanzarote.
EcoHotel El Agua, an eco-hotel in Tenerife
Between volcano and ocean, this holistic health resort invigorates body and mind in a peaceful atmosphere of minimalist design.
Lurdeia Casa Rural, ecological house in Biscay
Welcome to Lurdeia Casa Rural, an ecological house in Biscay, Spain. Live a beautiful rural tourism experience and discover the traditions and culture of the Basque Country.
All the addresses of eco-friendly hotels in Spain
Just behind the Pyrenees, Spain opens its doors to you. From the mild oceanic climate of the Galician coast to the heat of Andalusia, you will be surprised by the variety of landscapes in Cervantes' country. Let yourself be carried away by its culture, which combines tradition and modernity, the surprising architecture of its cities and the warm welcome of its inhabitants. Dare to try ecotourism in Spain off the beaten track and far from the seaside resorts. You'll discover a very different side of the country and a rich natural heritage that is ideal for green tourism. Start by booking one of our selection of eco-responsible hotels in Spain and make room for the unusual on your holiday.
Sustainable tourism in Spain
With 84 million foreign travellers visiting Spain in 2019, Spain is easily one of the world's top three tourist destinations. Between its vibrant cities, pleasant sun-drenched beaches and rich culture, it's easy to see why.
But travellers often concentrate in the same places, especially in Catalonia and on the Andalusian coast. This craze is not without consequences: the country is trying to move away from the mass beach tourism that many regions suffer from.
To this end, Catalonia is committed to sustainable tourism and has even received the Tourist Destination Certification. With preserved natural areas such as the Ebro Delta Natural Park or the Girona region, which is full of greenways for bicycles, Catalonia is boosting rural tourism and relieving the pressure on its beaches.
Other regions are also beginning to ride the wave of responsible tourism in Spain. The craze for the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela is enabling the country to gradually revive hiking and cycling. Eco-responsible activities such as kayaking, horse riding and walking are developing to allow travellers to discover the most beautiful natural sites in Spain, such as the beaches of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park in Andalusia.
With Barcelona only 7 hours by train from Paris and soon to be accessible by night train, you can explore Spain with a reduced carbon footprint.
The must-sees of ecological tourism in Spain
Central point of the country, the capital is worth an extended stop. Visit the museums of the Art Triangle, admire the art galleries of the Las Letras district or enjoy the vibrant nightlife: Madrid has a lot to offer! For eco-friendly accommodation just a stone's throw from the historic center and close to the train station, book your stay at Sleep'n Atocha. Comfortable and soundproofed rooms will allow you to spend a relaxing stay in Madrid. The hotel's rooftop offers a bar, a tapas menu and a splendid view of the city's rooftops for convivial evenings.
Visiting Barcelona and exploring the sunny Costa Brava are among the must-dos on a trip to Catalonia. However, the region is full of treasures outside of the usual tourist areas, such as:
- The Natural Park of the Ebro Delta, a privileged place to observe pink flamingos, but also more than 400 other bird species;
- Montserrat Natural Park. Discover a luxuriant nature only 50 km from Barcelona and let yourself be tempted by one of the many hikes that criss-cross the park;
- Rupit. This small village accessible only on foot by a suspension bridge promises a calm and peaceful atmosphere and a pleasant walk between its stone houses.
- For a quiet stay in Catalonia, book your nights at the Avenc, a hotel in Tavertet installed in an old restored farmhouse. The place is located in a natural environment conducive to relaxation and offers services dedicated to relaxation and well-being.
Is it still necessary to present this archipelago of volcanic islands off the coast of Morocco? Enjoying a mild and pleasant temperature all year round, the Canaries will allow you to fill up on sun and vitamin D! Each island offers its own unique atmosphere and its own exotic universe:
- Lanzarote, the island of a thousand volcanoes, is home to lunar landscapes and ash deserts that will certainly leave you breathless. A pioneer of sustainable tourism in the Canary Islands, thanks in particular to Cesar Manrique who actively fought against real estate speculation, Lanzarote offers an authentic experience without high buildings or billboards;
- La Gomera, a small green island off the coast of Tenerife, is a paradise for hikers. Steep cliffs, refreshing gorges and ocean views await you.
- Tenerife offers a variety of atmospheres and landscapes not to be missed. Between the preserved and amazing nature of the natural park of Teide, the hidden beaches of the north of the island or the colonial towns, like La Laguna, you will not be able to get bored.
Do you want to stay in Lanzarote? Then book your stay at the Eco Fisherman's Cottage! This charming villa in the village of Arrieta offers you a beautiful sea view and an ecological getaway in an off-grid house powered by solar panels.
For a vacation dedicated to well-being in Tenerife, discover the EcoHotel El Agua, a holistic health resort to invigorate body and mind. Find peace and serenity in Villa Olivo, an authentic stone house nestled in tropical gardens.
The unknown spots in Spain
Extremadura, a region west of Madrid, bordering Portugal, offers a beautiful cameo of Spanish culture and its rich history. It is a region unknown to tourists, which nevertheless reserves you an immersion in the authentic Spain. Travel back in time to antiquity through the streets of Trujillo. Discover the Alcazaba citadel in Badajoz, one of the largest in Europe. For your nature desires, head to the Tajo International Natural Park.
Finca al-manzil, a vacation rental on a human scale, offers 3 comfortable houses for rent, located in a privileged environment in the heart of the Sierra de Montanchez. It is a great place to stay in Extremadura.
The Basque Country
Close to the French border, the region offers a change of scenery. Rich culture, lush nature and relaxation on the beach await you during your discovery of the Spanish Basque Country. Looking for nature? Then head to the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, a beautiful preserved natural area ideal for surfing. Want to soak up the atmosphere of the Basque Country? Fontarrabie offers you a beautiful fishing village atmosphere with colorful houses and a warm atmosphere. For your cultural discoveries, head for Bilbao and especially the amazing Guggenheim Museum!
For your ecological stay in the Spanish Basque Country, Ethik & Trips proposes you :
La Casa Rural Errota-Barri, in the province of Biscay. Explore Bilbao and the Urdaibai biosphere reserve from this ecological hotel located in a beautiful rural house surrounded by nature;
Ulle Gorri, an eco-friendly guesthouse nestled in the nature of the Spanish Basque Country. You can rent a rural studio or the large stone house, for a relaxing vacation in the Basque Country.
Eco-friendly hotels in Spain
Our tourist establishments in Spain take you to the often overlooked regions of this great country on the Iberian Peninsula. From renovated farmhouses in rural areas to eco-friendly hotels in the city, choose the side of Spain you want to explore.
With our selection of eco-friendly hotels in Spain, let yourself be transported to the Valle de Iruelas Nature Reserve west of Madrid or to the Font Roja Nature Park between Murcia and Valencia. Explore Spain off the beaten track. Do you want to enjoy the peace and quiet and the incredible starry skies away from the light pollution? Then head to the area around Toledo in the heart of the country!
Discover the Collserola nature park at the gateway to Barcelona and relax away from the city centre. Take a walk to recharge your batteries before returning to the bustle of the Sagrada Família.
Are you looking for a Spanish adventure? Then book your next eco-friendly hotel in Spain!