Travelling to a country where you're unfamiliar with the food can sometimes be a little daunting, but not in Spain or Portugal... and wherever a gastronomic interest deserves a stop.
Maricastaña, Cataño del Robledo. Beautiful old house converted into a restaurant. Inventive cuisine
El Padrino, Alájar. Small white village full of charm. This restaurant is an institution on site. On the menu, meat and sausages come from their own iberian pigs.
El rincón de curro Almonaster la Real, at the entrance of this charming little village in the middle of the "sierra d'Aracena".
Hébergement et hôtels
Although exceptional hotels and apartments can be found in reconstructed or refurbished buildings (ancient monasteries, haciendas, mills...), Iberian rural areas are rarely oriented towards tourism, then hotels are sometimes rare in small villages. See the pretty Pueblos Blancos of Andalucia
Casas rurales offers an attractive selection of "rural houses"
Escapade rurale it also includes a significant amount of rural accommodation, a guaranteed change of scenery.
The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Province de Cádiz
Ruta del jamón ibérico. This is a recent initiative developed in the Jabugo area, then in other areas of Iberian pig production. It is now possible to visit the farms and production workshops of the delicatessen.
Castaño del Robledo, Province de Huelva
Centro de Interpretación del Atún de Almadraba, Costa de Cádiz
Trekking in the "sierra Morena"
Gastronomy and online resources
We are not the only ones selling good products, and are also consumers of food online. Here are some useful addresses to consult:
Pour les T-bone lovers and other delights from Aveyron and Ardèche