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  • Peaceful luxurious retreat on a hillside five minutes from Casares
  • 20 minutes' drive from the beaches of the Mediterranean coast
  • Top-end glamping tent with private deck and hot tub

Just take a look at that infinity pool – such is the stuff of dreams? Have a quick browse through the photos of DDG Retreat and you’ll soon realise this is some pretty high-end glamping.

As the word ‘retreat’ suggests, the guest experience here is all about relaxation, peace and privacy. Up on a hillside five minutes’ drive from the village of Casares, the secluded property has spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, with barely a sign of modern life in sight. On a clear day you can see all the way to Gibraltar and over to the coast of Africa.

Days spent here often revolve around the pool area – as it's mighty easy to while away several hours on a comfy lounger, cooling off with regular dips in the pool and drinks from the poolside bar. Need a little extra relaxation? Book in to the spa for a massage or beauty treatment or take to the hammam for a traditional thorough cleanse.

If you feel the need for a little gentle activity, there’s equipment to be borrowed for a game of tennis or badminton, and a small gym. But if you’d rather remain horizontal, there’s also a library with books and USBs filled with music and movies to borrow. You can also log on to the free wifi service.

Staff at DDG Retreat are friendly and keen to help, so if you need anything, just ask – they can help make restaurant reservations or arrange to have meals delivered to you if you’ve become so relaxed you can’t move. It's worth venturing out for meals occasionally though, as the area has some fab restaurants, from familly-run tapas places in the village through to fine dining with amazing views out in the hills.

As for accommodation, you’ll be staying in a tent unlike any tent you’ve seen before. Set in a private enclosure that measures a whopping 500sqm, it’s got a kingsize bed, home theatre system and a full bathroom with freestanding bath and steam shower cabin. Marble floors open out onto a private deck with gazebo and hot tub where you can spend your evenings watching the stars come out with a glass of fizz in hand.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed



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Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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  • Albarrada, Finca la Pavusena, Casa Daria, Casares, Malaga, Spain, 29690
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 36.4522°N 5.2705°W


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Local attractions

If you can drag yourself away from that fab pool, some gorgeous places are around to visit nearby. This area is famed for its traditional ‘white villages’, the nearest of which is Casares, 10 minutes’ drive away. Wander through its winding streets, visit the Arab castle and indulge in some people-watching while you have a drink in one of the bars around the main square Plaza de España. Later on, walk up the hill from the visitor centre to watch the sunset over the village and the hills beyond.

For a spa day with a difference, head to the Roman baths at Hedionda, 15 kilometres away. Here you can smother yourself in mud (said to have antibacterial properties) before diving into the Roman plunge pool and then finishing off in the sulphur pools. Bring a torch and you can swim into the tunnels and caves to see where the natural springs come from.

Up here in the hills you may not realise how close you are to the coast, but in fact you can reach the sea with a 20-minute drive. The nearest beach, Playa Ancha, has facilities such as parking and showers, and you can stretch your legs with a walk along the headland to the 16th-century Torre de la Sal watchtower. There’s some good snorkelling to be had around here as well.

More beach action can be had in Estepona, a half-hour drive from the property, where there’s a great wide swath of sandy beach with watersports rentals and beachfront bars. Make time for a wander into the Old Town for lunch and to spot some of the street art that has popped up on walls around the town – pick up a map from the tourist office for a walk that takes in the best ones. There’s also a fab little orchid garden in the north of the town that’s worth seeking out when the flowers are in bloom.

There are plenty of walking trails around here if you’d like to get out into the mountains. A popular route direct from the property takes you into the Sierra Crestellina nature reserve and up to the Vultures viewpoint, where you can often spot the carrion birds in action. If you’d prefer to explore on horseback, there’s a riding centre 10 minutes away where you can join short or long rides through the countryside and to the river Genal, where you can ride through the river for several kilometres. Pony rides are on offer for smaller kids as well.

Golfers have a choice of four courses to play on within a half-hour drive. For something a bit different, visit the Casares Footgolf club, 20 minutes away. As you may guess, the aim of the game is to get your football into the hole with as few kicks as possible – heaps of fun for all ages.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.