We spend time on site enjoying the rustic charm, many lovely birds and flowers, walking around the grounds and watching the stars at night without the light pollution you find in many places. The rooms are attractively rustic and the staff are friendly and helpful. However the food is plain but adequate . We return regularly to this lovely place.
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- FINCA SANTA MARTA a Country Inn in Extremadura (Spain) that will surprise you!!! For many years the Finca Santa Marta has been gaining fame in birdwatching and wildlife circles as an ideal base to see an enormous variety of birds and other wildlife of interest, whether immediately in the vicinity of the Finca itself, or on excursions to nearby spots. Tucked in sloping hillsides, only 8 minutes driving from medieval Trujillo (Extremadura) the two typical Extremadura 19 th century farmhouses of the Finca, were renovated in the 19 nineties and converted into a country inn with 13 rooms, but keeping alive, on an amateur level, some of its agricultural activity. Now, city folk and nature lovers enjoy the quiet walks beyond the spacious lawns and the swimming pool. Once scorned upon as backward region, Extremadura is now one of Europe's most admired park-like eco systems visited by scores of nature lovers: the deserted steppes hosting an astonishing birdlife (bustards, vultures, Spanish imperial eagles and other famous Extremadura species all show well). North of Trujillo and about 45 min. Driving from the Finca Santa Marta, the Monfrague Park, is a pristine nature reserve and one of the best birdwatching sites in Spain. Visitors can view an incredible amount of birds of prey, often circling around at eye-level. It is famed for its black vultures, with a wingspan of three meters, breeding mainly on cork-oaks, as well as for a large population of griffon and Egyptian vultures, peregrine falcons, eagle owls and black storks. Pairs of the unique Spanish Imperial eagles sway around the "Salto del gitano", a pinnacle above the Tagus, and favoured target of telescope carrying visitors ... more less
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