Nature & Conservation in Andalucía

Beautiful valley with old olive trees in Granada, Spain. SPIN: Nature & Conservation in Andalucía

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Wildlife conservation volunteering

This two-week itinerary lets you combine downtime with some volunteering - a great choice if you’re looking to do some good while on holiday. You’ll be helping at a local conservation project in the Laguna Primera de Palos, a private reserve that's part of Lagunas de Palos y las Madres Protected Site. Here, you'll be planting trees and shrubs, keeping tabs on mammals and bird species, constructing nest boxes, and helping to repair and maintain the likes of bridges and fencing. We’ve built in six visits over your fortnight stay, which means there’s plenty of time for R&R in between.

Six included activities
- Eradication of invasive flora and tree plantation
- Training on species of fauna to be found within the reserve / Bird count field work.
- Nest boxes
- Maintenance works
- Bird counting
- Bird ringing

There’s a wilder, more rustic side to Andalusia on the Costa de la Luz, and the pace of life is slower than in some of the more touristy spots. This hotel is a popular choice for wildlife and birdwatchers, who love its location surrounded by a huge nature reserve criss-crossed with walking and cycling trails. And it certainly makes the most of its stunning location, with its rooftop terrace, two outdoor swimming pools (one adults-only), indoor heated pool and spectacular views from every room. The pillow menu and tea and coffee-making facilities mean you’ll soon feel at home in your room, and you can also immerse yourself in local culture at the hotel with botanical tours and Spanish language classes.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


Saga host

Expert local guide

Welcome drink reception

Six included activities

All inclusive: All meals

Free bar open up to 12 hours a day

A weekly return shuttle service to Seville or Tavira, Portugal

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

Return transfers direct to your hotel


  • 14 nights

  • El Rompido, Costa de la Luz, Spain

  • Multiple

  • Multiple

From £1,535 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Beautiful valley with old olive trees in Granada, Spain. SPIN: Nature & Conservation in Andalucía
bird house in the mountains of Andalucia. SPIN: Nature & Conservation in Andalucía

Holiday details

Food and drink

Enjoy buffet-style meals at the main El Olivo restaurant, or sample seafood specialities at the Dos Faros restaurant (extra charge, open during high season only). The stylish Noble Bar is the place to experiment with a large range of light snacks. The free bar is open 12 hour a day, serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Weekly live shows • Botanical tours • Spanish lessons • Boating knot lessons (available seasonally) • Tennis • Paddle tennis • Football • Hiking • Nordic walking • Bicycle hire and golf are both available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices).


All 298 air-conditioned bedrooms have a classic decor and a terrace or balcony. Saga guests have rooms with garden or side-sea views. Some rooms feature a bathroom with a walk-in shower.


  • Buffet-style restaurant
  • À la carte restaurant (seasonal and extra charge)
  • Bar / lounge
  • Two outdoor swimming pools (one exclusively for adults)
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa (extra charge)
  • Shuttle to the beach (seasonal and extra charge)
  • Pool towels
  • Currency exchange

Holiday location

Hotel Fuerte el Rompido map

Local Area

El Rompido is a quiet Spanish fishing town set at the mouth of the Piedras River. There’s a string of cafes and restaurants lining the waterfront, and a small town square complete with traditional whitewashed church. Back at the hotel, guests can follow well signposted walks onto the protected nature reserve, where 14km of trails reveal beautiful marshlands, pine forests and shifting sand dunes.

Included excursions

Activity 1: Eradication of invasive flora and tree plantation


Today you’ll learn more about the impact invasive plants, trees and weeds can have on Andalucía’s natural environment. Cleaning, tidying, and maintaining the nature reserve is part and parcel of the work, alongside planting native trees, shrubs, and water plants.



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