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Here you’ll find more about what life is like at Finca Gran Cerros 365 days a year!

It may not be Pulitzer prize-winning stuff, but you can read about how we spend our time in this lovely part of Andalusia; our on-going quest for perfect cookies, how we’re learning to try to make the most of seasonal produce and how we came to be the proud owners of a second dog and two cats…

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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola recipe anyone? It’s quick and easy to make and so much nicer than shop-bought!

(Spiced) Kumquat Marmalade

A lightly spiced, sweet citrus marmalade that’s delicious on warm toast!

Chocolate Guinness Cake

If you´re looking for an easy, but impressive, chocolate cake recipe that is as light as a feather and a real crowd pleaser, you’ve come to the right place! 

Covid Precautions and Requirements

Updated 1 July 2021: Proof of vaccination or PCR test requirements and health control forms for UK arrivals

Win €100 to Spend at Finca Gran Cerros

To mark the new series of Channel 4’s ‘A New Life in the Sun, Where are they Now' on Monday...

A New Life in the Sun – ‘Where are they Now’?

The team has been back to Finca Gran Cerros to see what we’ve been up to since Series 5. The ‘revisit’ airs on Channel 4 on 22nd Feb 2021

Winery Wandering!

What a fantastic winery we’ve discovered! And they offer tours and tastings…

BBQ Sauce

A really tasty way to use tomatoes that keeps for ages!

Finca Gran Cerros at home

We thought, ‘if guests find it more difficult to come to us, why not offer them a little flavour of Finca Gran Cerros at home?’


The tastiest condiment this side of Greece! Homemade tzatziki that’s a breeze to make and keeps for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge

Álora Awarded for Culture & History

The Andalusian Government has designated Álora a town of special interest

Homemade Hot Sauce

We’ve been scouring the internet for a ‘Nandos’ hot sauce replica recipe – and we’ve only gone and found one!