Pura Aventura active holidays in comfort to Spain and Latin America
Walking and more since 1999
At Pura Aventura, we specialise in sharing the most beautiful areas of Spain and Latin America with you. The simple description of what we do is: active holidays in comfort. In reality, what we try to do is to really help you discover places that we know and love.
We do this by only sharing places which we think are really special and making sure that you are introduced to them in a way that works best for you. For our customers, that invariably means being able to spend your time in the great outdoors, not cooped up in a vehicle speeding from one ‘been there’ to another ‘seen that’. The active part of our holidays varies greatly but for most, it’s about walking.
The next ingredient is finding places for you to stay which are ‘just right’. It’s probably easiest for me to describe one of the hotels we use to give you a sense of our ideal. We have many wonderful places to share with you but this one happens to be in the Spanish Pyrenees, near to the most fantastic National Parks.
To get here you turn off the road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, to drive 5km uphill on an unpaved road as it winds through a wooded valley. Eventually you will see a small wooden marker pointing the way as the valley opens up ahead of you. There, on a broad grassy promontory in the middle of the valley, is an 18th century farmhouse monastery soaking up the most wonderful views.
Pulling into the beautifully tended gardens, you should be met by your quite charming host coming out to greet you. The ten rooms are decorated with a light touch, exposed thick stone walls frame wooden windows – the views do the talking here.
As lovely as the rooms are, the gardens might prove more tempting. Chairs and tables sit in the shade of apple trees, the silence disturbed only by the wandering flock of geese. On the edge of the sun soaked terrace, just far enough away, are a couple of white cotton hammocks inviting you to relax with a book, and that view.
Before Mario gets to work on dinner, you might be tempted to try one of his regional Spanish wines that you never seem to find enough of outside Spain. The honesty bar is tucked into what was the Sacristy.
All of this to set you up for a peaceful nights’ sleep before your next day walking in the National Park…to earn tomorrow’s glass of wine and dinner with a view.
The final part of what we do with our holidays, the most important part, is to make sure that you leave a place with an understanding, knowing about it. That is as true for a two night stay in Madrid as it is for a month long journey around South America. Unless we can unearth and share with you what makes these places special, we’ve got no reason to be here.
From visits to family run vineyards in La Rioja to star gazing in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it’s our job, our mission, to share fantastic moments with you. More often than not, that’s with the help of our wonderful people overseas. But not always – we aren’t prescriptive about what it is that makes your perfect holiday.
Some of what we do is put together small groups, most of what we do is tailored just for you, some with guides, some completely independent. We do not just sell holidays, we make them and we make them from scratch.
If what I’ve said here sounds right for you, please get in touch. We’re an independent company, run by a small team who are driven by a passion for the places we know and love.
We think we do a great job, our completely independent reviews on Feefo are testament to our dedication. With 90% excellent and 8% good, there’s always more we can be doing.
Pura Aventura has been making comfortable, responsible and active holidays in the great outdoors since 1999 and is, and always has been, fully ATOL bonded.
Call us on 01273 676712 between 9am and 6.30pm weekdays.