Here we hope to answer some of the more frequently asked questions in order to help you better plan your trip. Here we go!
Where is the nearest airport?
The nearest airports are Jerez de la Frontera (1h) and Seville (1.5h). Málaga is 2 hours by car.
When is Check-In and Check-Out?
Check-In days are Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are not doing Check-Ins on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Check-In is from 4pm to 8pm, other times are possible by prior arrangement.
Check-Out is at 12pm.
What are your conditions for bookings during COVID-19?
In the event that arrival to us is not possible in time for the start of the trip, we offer a free rebooking. This includes, for example, a blocking of the municipality Zahara de la Sierra or a travel ban for the province of Cadiz.
A prerequisite for the rebooking is that the accommodation is available in the selected period and is within the same season. Should the rebooking be of a trip in the low season to a trip in the high season, the difference can be paid by the guest and the trip can be rebooked to these dates.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance in order to be covered in the event of a flight that may be cancelled. We cannot offer a free cancellation in case of quarantine or similar, except for travel restrictions. As a small family business, it is not possible for us to cover all risks.
Our general rule remains that the booked accommodation can be cancelled free of charge up to 30 days before the start of the trip. In this case, the down payment will of course be refunded.
How far is it to the coast?
The closest beach is approximately 1.5 hours away. The beautiful Atlantic coast near Cádiz makes a great day trip.
What if I book a room at Casa Vegana?
The living room, dining room and kitchen are shared by all guests of Casa Vegana. There are 5 rooms in total, each with its own bathroom. So you have a room all to yourself and the common areas are accessible for everyone staying in the house. You can also rent the entire house for 12 people.
Are dogs allowed at Finca Vegana?
Dogs and other animals are welcome in the 3 private houses. We do charge a one-time cleaning fee of 15 € per stay for dogs and cats. The poop of your dog is of course your responsibility. Usually dogs are allowed to run around freely. However, if we’ve got guests who are afraid of dogs or during events we are kindly asking you to keep them on a leash.
What are the houses equipped with?
Each house has its own kitchen with crockery, cutlery, gas stove and refrigerator. Some houses also have a microwave, toaster oven or hand blender. Just check the individual equipment of each house for this. There is also a fireplace in each house and a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. Of course we also supply bed linen and towels. There are no televisions in any of the houses.
Is an early Check-In or late Check-Out possible?
An earlier arrival is not possible, as we need the time between check-out and check-in to prepare everything for you perfectly. As we don’t want to play any favours, we are generally happy to welcome you from 4 pm. For the same reason, check-out is at 12 noon at the latest.
Do you also offer food? If so, at what times?
We happily offer freshly prepared, homemade breakfast and dinner, just let us know the day before. We are not offering dinner on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Whenever possible we use locally sourced, whole, organic foods. Breakfast can be served anytime between 9am and 11am. Dinner is usually between 7pm and 9pm.
What do you charge for food?
Breakfast is between 8 – 12 €, dinner is at 15 €.
Do you have hot water?
To support the sustainable character of the finca and to save resources, hot water is limited in time. We ask for your understanding that hot water is available in the morning from 7-10 am and in the evening from 6-9 pm. There is no hot water in the kitchen.
Is there a minimum stay?
The minimum stay is always 2 nights. 1 night is not possible. During the month of August the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Is the Finca open all year round?
The Finca Vegana is open continuously from the 29th of April 2022 until January 2023.
What are the opening times of the kitchen?
We do not offer dinner on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Do you have potable water?
We provide unlimited drinking water from the spring in Algodonales.
Do you have pool towels?
Please bring your own pool towels, as we cannot provide any.
Do I need a rental car to visit the Finca?
We recommend a rental car in order to explore the beautiful surroundings. However there are bus services operating from Jerez, Seville, Ronda and Málaga to Algodonales. From there we can pick you up, just be sure to let us know well in advance.
Do you also hold retreats and events?
Yes, you can find all information about future events here.
Is there a restaurant?
We don’t have a restaurant (yet). The food is brought directly to your door, where you can enjoy it on the terrace or inside.
Where is the next supermarket?
In Zahara there are several small supermarkets and you can generally find everything you need. In Algodonales there is a slightly larger supermarket and several stores offering local fruits and vegetables. Of course we can also help you find vegan products in the area.
Can I come if I’m not vegan? Would I have to go without anything then?
Absolutely! Everyone is welcome at Finca Vegana, respecting the vegan character of our project, of course. This means that you won’t find any animal products at the Finca, except for a few dog turds 🙂 Therefore, we would kindly ask you not to bring any animal products. In addition to meat, this also includes fish, eggs and dairy products. We can certainly make you happy with delicious dishes and show you our culinary world. If you still have the feeling that you are missing something then the nearby village of Zahara offers plenty of traditional options.
Do you have Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is very unreliable here in the countryside. Phone reception and data volume work very well. So if you rely on good internet, having your own data volume would definitely be an advantage.
Is there a weekly market?
Yes, every Saturday EcoHuerta Los Tamayos offers their mostly regional and organic produce. Click here to stay up-to date on what’s in season.
Can I have my wedding at Finca Vegana?
Yes, we would love that! Just send us an E-Mail.
How many people can stay at the Finca?
In total we can accommodate 24 people.
Cottage Cabaña Robinson: 2 people, studio, pets welcome
Cottage Casa La Solina: 4 people, 2 bedrooms, pets welcome
Cottage Bajo el Bosque: 6 people, 2 bedrooms, sofa bed in living room, pets welcome
Cottage Casa Vegana: 10-12 people, 5 bedrooms, shared areas, NO pets
How do I get to the Finca? Here are the directions:
Search for “Finca Vegana” in Google Maps
For navigation devices, enter these coordinates:
Latitude: 36.84944 | Longitude: –5.410595
You can find us just off the CA-8102 between Zahara de la Sierra and Prado del Rey.
From Zahara de la Sierra drive towards Prado del Rey and follow the CA-8102 for 1.4km. Drive across the river, through a tight set of curves and then turn right onto the first dirt road. There you will also see the sign for Finca Vegana. Follow the dirt road for 350m and you will reach our gate.
From Prado del Rey or El Bosque take the CA-8102 towards Zahara de la Sierra and turn left at km 15 to the Finca Vegana. If you cross the river you have driven too far. Follow the dirt road for 350m and you will reach our gate.
Attention: drive slowly and carefully here, the road is at points quite narrow and bumpy.
Once you are here simply ring the bell or call and we will meet you at the gate.