Altiplano Tipis overlooks the picturesque mountains and forests of the surrounding area and is situated within an attractive courtyard.
Our guests can experience boutique accommodation with a dash of luxury. Each tipi has a double luxury camp bed (or 2 single camp beds if preferred) with feather duvet and a private shower room within the cave complex complete with towels. Or alternatively, experience living in a cave dwelling, complete with ensuite shower room, veranda and a woodburner for the chilly winter evenings. Living within an earth structure keeps the rooms ambient all year round so there is no need for air conditioning.
water is heated using a solar powered system, reducing our need for
conventional fuels and only
biodegradable products can be used on the site as the wastewater is then
used to water the trees and flowers in the courtyard conserving precious
supplies of water.
We provide advice on activities in the area which allow our guests to appreciate the beautiful countryside of the surrounding area known as the Lake District of Spain. Or for something less energetic our guests can simply relax with a good book or take a dip in our above ground freshwater pool.
guests can experience luxury camping in one of our three
beautifully crafted and fully equipped tipis, enjoying an outdoor camping
experience with a dash of luxury. Each tipi can accommodate two adults, (a
small child can also be accommodated in each Tipi).
tipis are equipped with a comfortable double camp bed (or 2 singles) with feather duvet,
a private shower room within the cave complex complete with towels.
There is a basket for our guests to store their belongings and locally made rugs for your comfort. We provide oil lamps for the evening.
Experience living in a cave dwelling, complete with en-suite shower room, veranda, shared outdoor kitchen and a woodburner for the chilly winter evenings. The cave dwelling is cool in the summer without the need for air conditioning due is naturally cool interior. The cave dwelling can accommodate two adults.
outside kitchen with BBQ, gas hob, sink, fridge, pots and pans, crockery
and cutlery is available for our guests to create their own culinary
delights. We offer a selection of organic and locally sourced items
fruit and vegetables on site (fruit and vegetables need to be ordered in
advance) which can be used to create delicious meals using the solar
powered oven or the outdoor barbecue or gas hob. There is also a weekly
market in the nearby town of Baza where our guests can buy fruit and
vegetables and other Spanish delicacies.
offer a continental breakfast which is included in the accommodation cost,
with coffee or tea and fruit juice, and which is laid out under the shade,
with additional items in the fridge for you to help yourself. Or for a
real pampering why not have us bring breakfast to your tipi, or cave.
Breakfast is brought to your tipi or cave and left outside your door,
listen out for the chime of the goat bell, at the time of your choice!
lunch or evenings, we can provide you with a simple choice of tapas.
Vegetarian is a speciality, and we use free range, organic or local
also offer packed lunches. A simple lunch in a back pack for walking, or a
more elaborate one for a drive out to the sierras .
a small fee per load we offer a washing service.
provide advice on activities in the area which allow our guests to
appreciate the beautiful countryside in the surrounding area known as the
Lake District of Spain. There are many things to do in the area including
cycling, walking, bird watching, horse riding and exploring the
traditional Spanish villages, there is something for everyone. Or for
something less energetic our guests can simply relax in our large
courtyard with a good book or take a dip in our above ground freshwater
pool looking out towards the mountains.
Granada - 100km (1h)
Almeria - 150km
Murcia (San Javier)
Alicante - (2.25h)
Malaga - (2.25h)
Car hire is
Tipis are based 4km from the market town of Baza in the stunning
countryside where one can enjoy peace and tranquillity for a relaxing
itself boasts a rich and historical past, where one can spend a pleasant
day strolling around the numerous shops and cafes, a museum, a theatre,
cinemas, and view the abundant historical buildings.
Wednesday there is a large market, one of the biggest in the area. Here
you can find small market stalls where the locals come to sell their
freshly grown produce.
is only an hour's drive away, and the famous Alhambra Palace as a tourist
destination is not too far for a day's visit.
is surrounded by unique villages with plenty to offer. Zujar for it's hot
baths, Orce with its cobbled streets and nearby archaeological site, the
quaint town of Caniles with its beautiful square where you can savour
Spanish culinary delights at the small cafe on the square. Only half an
hour’s drive away is the troglodyte market town of Gaudix with its
stunning Cathedral. Nearby is the village of Purrellena famous for its
pottery, where you can pick up a bargain.
water lovers, just 20 minutes drive away is the beautiful Lake Negratin.
Our guests can hire our kayak boat for a day on the lake, suitable for two
children and two adults. At Lake Negratin one can enjoy a variety of water
sports, swim at the beach, or just relax at the beach side cafe and take
in the stunning views across the lake and mountains.
area has several national parks, where there is abundant flora and fauna.
The outstanding Sierra de Castril, with its rugged limestone mountainous
region, is situated above the white washed village of Castril.
There is a visitors centre 200 metres from the town and signposted
walks. After a hard day’s stroll, no better than to return and sit
outside one of the local bars with a cool drink and a tapas.
de Baza national park is mostly pine clad with rugged mountainous terrain.
The highest point is Santa Barbara 2,271m above sea level. There are many
abandoned villages and farms scattered throughout the park. Inhabitants of
the park include eagle owls, Egyptian vultures, hoopoes, kestrels, wild
cats, badgers, and plenty of roe deer and boar. Skiing in the Sierra
Nevada area is only an hour away and provides a fantastic activity in the
From our site you can take a walk along the various tracks, across the countryside and explore the many derelict caves that surround us. You can walk to the outlying hamlets where many of the caves have been reformed. Stroll through the shaded paths of the Alamo trees, where the sound of bird song and the rustling of the trees are mesmerising. Bikes are available to hire and are a great way to see the countryside along the quiet roads and tracks. Take a picnic lunch and make a day out!
pricing & changeover:
For our opening year we are offering our tipis at 36E per night based on 2 persons sharing. Plus 10E per night per for one child. Our offer ends 30th Sept 2009.
All prices are based on two people sharing based on self catering but including a continental breakfast.
Prices per night
Tipi and cave Dwelling
How About Booking Our Whole Site For Friends, Family
Or Corporate Weekend!
Change over days are flexible as is time of arrival.
Name: Louise Everson, Altiplano Tipis
if you are traveling somewhere remote, or to a country with an unstable political climate, please check the travel advice section first