It has indeed been a wonderful year here up on our hilltop retreat - we’ve been busier than ever and are so grateful for your continued support, making Cortijo El Carligto - Private Andalucian Hideaway what it is today.
We just learned of our latest recognition from Conde Nast Traveler for the prestigious Gold List in the category of ‘Hotel de Escapada’ (or ‘Best Escape’) in Spain and couldn’t be more thrilled! You may remember that we received four prior accolades recognising El Carligto as ‘Best Rural Hotel in Spain’, not bad for a private estate! But to now be nominated for Best Escape shows we are recognised very much as a destination, something we have laboured to achieve by way of our culinary tours and gastronomic offerings. We’d be truly honoured if you could take the time to vote for us here: http://www.traveler.es (category six).
Behind every travel destination lie the stories, traditions, flavours and craftsmanship that the people have built and preserved over centuries, creating long-standing local cultures and identities. Here at El Carligto we strive to exceed the expectations of discerning guests through unique travel experiences to enhance your luxury holiday and augment precious time spent here in Malaga. Our smorgasbord of unique experiences are typically hidden from the usual tourist trail and uncover a wealth of authentic, fascinating expeditions to enrich the senses.
We recently partnered with specialist culinary tour designer Paladar y Tomar to create a number of unique experiential tours, including a day’s Foodie Excursion and a Cultural Tour to expand horizons and to provide cultural enrichment for travellers looking for a truly unique experiential holiday. The cultural tour celebrates the museums and galleries of Malaga whilst simultaneously enjoying tastebud-tingling, world class cuisine and carefully selected local wines to complement. We hope that you enjoy these tours as much as we have had fun creating them for you! These are but a sampling of our new culinary and cultural outings; get in touch to find out more and book your culinary experience for 2017 now.
2016 saw many joyful couples at the Carligto Estate who took full advantage of our stunning hilltop vistas and beautiful gardens to host their weddings here on the estate. Our couples told us that they loved the careful attention to detail, the exquisite catering and discreet yet bidding concierge-style assistance to make their special day just perfect. With both Cortijo El Carligto and sister property the Hunting Lodge rented together, the ten-acre estate provides an exclusive retreat with accommodation sleeping up to fourteen of your nearest and dearest in total seclusion. Basking in the Andalusian sun at the edge of the pool terrace offers a "top of the world" sensation nothing short of spectacular; marvel as the land seemingly falls away before you into the valley and spills out to meet the Mediterranean Sea beyond. Guests can take shade under the ancient eucalyptus or tropical palm trees in the grassy poolside garden, just imagine the photos! Your perfectly bespoke wedding day or special event in Spain is limited by your imagination alone…
And so all that remains is for us to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season and a successful, healthy new year. We look forward to seeing you soon! (Don’t forget to stay abreast of news and offers by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).