Atmospheric B&B with perhaps the most beautiful view over the Axarquía
On the border of the Sierra de Tejeda Almijara y Alhama Natural Park, at the foot of la Maroma you will find El Refugio, a small-scale Bed and Breakfast. Three kilometers past the village of Alcaucín, the road ends and you imagine yourself at the end of the inhabited world. Here you can enjoy phenomenal panoramic views of the Axarquía valley with the nearby La Viñuela reservoir and the Boquete de Zafarraya mountain range.
In the middle of nature you can relax completely at the swimming pool or in one of the other wonderful places in the garden. But if you want more action, it's close by. Walking, cycling, a trip along authentic white villages, a visit to the royal cities in Andalusia, a day at the beach, etc. It is all possible from our B&B!
El Refugio offers four attractive rooms with their own entrance, two of which are comfort rooms and two spacious suites. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom that is fully equipped. El Refugio is not designed for young children, but everyone from 15 years is welcome.
Have you become curious?
Feel welcome and let yourself be enchanted by this beautiful place, just like us.
Jan Theun & Ria
We usually respond within 5 hours.
Loving music, mountains and high peaks, nature, hiking, culture, sun, traveling to distant places and adventure, we have found our place here at the foot of the Maroma. For a number of years we have been toying with the idea of starting a B&B abroad, where it is also pleasant to stay in the winter. The choice fell on Andalusia in the south of Spain and during the holidays that followed we discovered the many beautiful things this area has to offer. After the corona period, the time was right for us not only to keep fantasizing but also to turn it into action. A year and twenty viewings later, El Refugio crossed our path and we were enchanted by the magnificent view and location in the middle of nature and at the same time close to everyday Spanish life.
On the last day of 2022 it was finally time and our new adventure started here in Alcaucín.
Ria (Adriana) was born and raised in Berghem (North Brabant) and was raised with music. She turned her hobby - playing the clarinet - into her profession. In addition to making a lot of music herself, she gave clarinet lessons and for the past 7 years she has also been a music teacher full of passion for the classroom in primary education. Here in Spain, music is a hobby again and she is happy to tell you passionately about the many beautiful things that can be found here.
Jan Theun is from Burgum in Friesland, studied business economics in Groningen and then worked in many places as an independent (project) controller. After an adventurous internship in Paris (1992), a world tour in 2002-2003, he now thought it was time for a new international adventure together with his 'habibi' Adriana.
Together we enjoy creating a beautiful and pleasant place where everyone can feel at home and relax.
Hopefully see you soon!
- 50 minutes from Malaga (60 minutes airport). 25 minutes from the beach.
- Ultimate tranquility with 360 degree views.
- On the border of a national nature park with many hiking opportunities.
- Alcaucín ES
- Arrival between 16.00 - 21.00
- Departure until 11.00
- We speak Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands, Español, Frysk.
Terrace with sun Garden Terrace
Outdoor pool Parasols Heated swimmingpool
Fitness Snorkeling Horse riding Dive Cycling Hiking Caoeing Library Bicycle rental Surfing Board game Ski area Paddle boarding
Parking for disabled people Private parking
Wi-Fi Personal check-in Daily cleaning Public lounge Soft drinks machine Packed lunch Non-smoking rooms Bicycle storage Fireplace
Transport to airport Shuttleservice