Romantic and adventurous getaway in the Bardenas Reales park in Spain

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Romantic and adventurous getaway in the Bardenas Reales park in Spain
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In October I went to Spain and did a very ''grand tour'' of the country. My highlight was definitely the Hotel Aire de Bardenas, this hotel is in the middle of nowhere, in the semi-desert of Spain in the southeast of Navarre. The hotel have bubble rooms and suites where you literally sleep under the moon and stars. It is a very special romantic night to spend there, a truly magical moment. The staff at the hotel are very attentive and kind to their client's needs. They offer a lot of activities to complete you experience outside of the hotel. This getaway is the perfect balance of relaxation, romance and self love moment with a twist of adventurous and thrilling moments. I would stay there again and I highly recommend it to my clients.

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Aire de Bardenas Hotel

Immerse yourself in modern luxury amid the unique landscape at Aire de Bardenas Hotel, where design meets serenity in the heart of nature.

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The Hotel is located in the middle of nowhere, literally in the semi-desert region of spain. It is a three-hour drive from Madrid, Spain, or two-and-a-half hours from Bilbao airport. It takes 15 minutes from the hotel Aire de Bardenas to get to the main park Las Bardenas Reales where you'll find the monument Bardenas Reales de Navarra, a must-see while its still there. The hotel offers some activities like guided tours through Bardenas, visits of the natural park with guides, olive oil tasting and massage for relaxation. In 2012, the hotel won the award of Hotel of the Year by Futu Magazine, Poland. The hotel has a few room categories, but it is a must to sleep in one of their bubbles to sleep under a sky full of stars. They have two categories of the bubble room and the suite with a bath tub outside, it's peaceful and very dreamy. You will not want to sleep.

Bardenas Aire - Hotel - Cathy Hamel

To really enjoy this trip, I reccommend you spend two or three nights there. The first night you will arrived and unpack your things, make yourself at home and explore the hotel. You then will leave and go to Cima Cabezo del Aguilar to watch the sunset! When you get back to the hotel that night, you will be welcomed with a BBQ snack before entering to have dinner at the hotel.

Las Bardenas Reales - Park - Cathy Hamel

The next day is an adventurous day where you'll explore the magnificent Las Bardenas Reales park. In a side by side truck you'll get a three-to-four-hour guided tour all around the Bardenas Reales. Getting back to the hotel after this a outside bath at your room will be a perfect relaxation and embody of the experience.

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I recommend this trip to my client who is looking for a very unique and magical moment. It can be romantic getaway and a family one as well. If you are planning to go in Spain and you wonder what to see and experience there, this is the unique and breathtaking trip you need to do. Connect with the nature and our beautiful sky. This is a trip where you can dream and make wishes at every moment of it. Reach out and let me plan your perfect under a sky full of shooting stars nights in Las Bardenas Reales!

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Spain. In need of further inspiration? Check out Arlette Diederiks’s guide, City Guide to Barcelona, Spain.

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