Sports and Nature


The El Rancho farmhouse is situated in natural surroundings, completely off the beaten track, and accessed by a dirt road of just over 1 km.

Though it belongs to the municipality of Cóbdar, the farmhouse is closer to the village of Albanchez (Almería) — about 5 km — and sits on a 500-hectare estate, surrounded by olive and almond groves, pines and Maquis scrubland. El Rancho is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature.

There are two ways to get to the farmhouse: via the mountain route from the A-1100 (1 km), or from Albanchez along the Rambla del Paulí (4 km). Both routes are dirt roads, so an appropriate vehicle — not too low — is recommended.

The house is powered exclusively by solar energy and is the perfect choice for lovers of nature and swimming, with a semi-Olympic size pool (20 m x 10 m). Water flows continuously into the pool from a natural spring situated on the estate and is not treated with any chemicals (chlorine free). Our commitment to the environment is clear.

There are several walking trails around the estate and the surrounding area, which is also perfect for cyclists, with road and off-road (MTB) routes.

The farmhouse is situated at the foot of the La Virgen mountain pass (1200 m), a little-used road now popular with cycling teams for training purposes.

Bird lovers will find El Rancho the perfect place for birdwatching. The biodiversity of the surroundings, with their characteristic and abundant flora and fauna, are our greatest asset.

Maximum of 6 guests

Special arrangements can be made for larger groups

2 bathrooms

5 beds


Garden, garden furniture, outdoor pool, barbecue, parking


Microwave, shared bathrrom, woodstove, kitchen, dining room, living room, television and DVD player


Firewood, restaurant nearby, pets welcome, available New Year's Eve


Off the beaten track, 4 km from the nearest village


The semi-Olympic size of the pool makes it spectacular. Water flows continuously into the pool from a natural spring situated on the estate and is not treated with any chemicals (chlorine free), demonstrating our commitment to caring for the environment.

Photo Gallery

The soothing views invite reflection and, when night falls, the relaxation is absolute.

Natural Surroundings

The natural terrain that surrounds the farmhouse and the labours of the people who have lived and worked here have combined to create a unique landscape full of contrasts that provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy these wide open spaces.

Feel free to walk the different trails around the land — we will point them out to you when you arrive.

Cycling: Cycling routes

Walking, mountain biking - MTB


Walks of discovery


Visit underground caves and grottos

Barbecue in the open air

... and in good company

Gastronomic route

Albanchez, Líjar, Cóbdar, Chercos...

4 x 4 routes

For lovers of off-road exploring

Outdoor Activities

For explorers and lovers of outdoor sports and nature

  Imágenes por cortesía de: Antonio Pallarés Palenciano

  Winter season

  Summer season

  All year

  Walking/cycling routes

Places of Interest

So if you like the sound of rest and relaxation,
good food and outdoor activities in the heart of nature...
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Rambla del Paulí, S/N - 04857 Cóbdar (Almería)