Welcome to Balcón del Cielo

Eco Lodge and Organic Farm

Hidden Treasure in The Alpujarra

Secluded Nature Retreat

An uncommon travel experience

Farmstays, Courses, and Workshops

Relax and Renew

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Eco-Lodge and Organic Farm – Las Alpujarras  - Sierra Nevada Natural Park – Granada

Balcón del Cielo is a revolutionary combination of travel accommodation and organic farm.  Our newly opened Sustainable  Dining Room features a dynamic menu with the best available locally sourced ingredients. We provide an experience which allows our guests to travel with the same commitment to sustainability and excellence as they choose for their home communities.

A truly extraordinary travel experience. We are a family run organic/biodynamic farm and eco-lodge in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and UNESCO Biosphere Zone of La Alpujarra of Granada Spain. Nestled in a secluded mountain forest of Oak, Walnut, Chestnut and Cherry, El Balcón del Cielo – The Balcony of Heaven – is a hidden jewel in a region rich with history and stunning natural Beauty.

Built on the footprint of a ruin of a traditional Alpujarra farmhouse left abandoned for many years, we began renovating El Balcon del Cielo in Summer of 2013 with attention to use of sustainable, ecologically sound materials that preserve environment and cultural integrity. Our farm will soon be producing a bounty of food for our restaurant, guests and family. All farm activities are in compliance with EU Ecological Standards and carried out with respect for the health of the land, the wildlife, and the communities we serve.

Away from disruption of noise and lights you will be treated to the opportunity for world class stargazing followed by peaceful slumber. Awaken refreshed and rejuvenated; ready to explore the unspoiled natural surroundings El Balcon del Cielo. Join us on walks around our farm, learn about the sustainable agriculture methods we use and join in for hands on experience. Enjoy a drink in our bar and join us for dinner in our sustainable foods restaurant.

Local activities include hiking,walking, mountain biking,horse trekking, bird watching and more.


Alpujarra Eco-Lodge Suites

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1 and 2 bedroom Eco-Lodge Suites Comfortable private ecolodge accommodations. Flexible options, activities, and excursions for a personal, one of a kind travel experience. Explore the many hiking and walking trails of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park in the Alpujarras of Granada. Relax and renew in this hidden treasure in Andalusia, Spain.   Children are welcome in all units. Some dogs allowed.  We are LGBT friendly.

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Backpacker Eco Hostel

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Comfortable beds in shared rooms. Common area with kitchenette, lounge, bathroom and balcony. Perfect for backpackers and other guests with simplicity, budget and community in mind. Eco Hostel rooms and facilities are unisex.

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A surprise to find this type of special accommodation in such a magical place. I have not had the feeling of being in a formal grid location and weekend, but to be invited into the house of a friend’s garden.  - Traveller from Spain


News and Events

TripAdvisor GreenLeader Award
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Sustainable Tourism Award: TripAdvisor Green Leader We are very proud to announce that El Balcon del Cielo has been designated as a TripAdvisor Green Leader in Spain. Developed in conjunction with the United Nations Environme… Read More

 
Summer Solstice: Pop-Up Festival!
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Summer Solstice - Celebrate Abundant Transition - A Pop-up Festival! Father winter's breath draws slower with exhale of warm embers. Maiden spring has danced with Autumn's musky wisdom. Summer arrives at the bountiful cusp of fru… Read More

 
Astronomy Observation: Witness The Birth of a Meteor Shower
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Astronomy Observation: Witness The Birth of a Meteor Shower On May 24th the 209P/Linear comet is predicted to give birth to a new meteor shower with conservative estimates of 200 - 400 meteors an hour. While the exact amount… Read More

 
Taste of the Terrace
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Taste of the Terrace - An Experiential Introduction To Foraging In The Alpujarra Enjoy a gentle stroll through the terraces of El Balcón del Cielo Eco-Lodge and Organic Farm. We will collect herbs along the way and discuss how… Read More

 
Guest Apprentice Placements
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Travel, Learn, Live Interested in learning about sustainable agriculture? In search of an enriching 'off the beaten path' travel experience? Gain practical skills and important knowledge with hands on experience on a workin… Read More

 
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