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European Glamping: Elevated Cocoons, Regal Bedouins and Nomadic Inspiration

24 June 2018

Unsurprisingly, in what is a continent so marked by contrast and diversity, Europe’s glamping offerings always seem to impress with their originality and flair. With this in mind, we embark on a tour of discovery in France and Spain, and our first stop takes in a trio of remarkable elevated cocoons with views that simply defy logic on the gorgeous island of Corsica. Pinching yourself is recommended! Next we head to Alicante, and a rural escape with an extra measure of peace and tranquility, where an expertly crafted Moroccan bedouin tent stands proudly, fit for royalty. Finally we Xperience an explosion of colour, celebrating the nomadic lifestyle with four unique glamping abodes on the edge of the stunning Sierra Nevada in Andalucia.

Glamping Corsica, France
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We’re quite sure you’ve never seen anything quite like Glamping Corsica (above and main picture), nor do we imagine you’ve found such a setting! Nearby the stunning hilltop town of Porto Vecchio, in the heart of Corsica’s lush Ospedale Forest, you will find an eco-paradise that’s quite unlike any other. The extraordinary accommodation here consists of ‘Cocoon Village‘, three serene eco-bubbles for two, magically suspended from a cliff to provide you with the very best, most breathtaking views of the sparkling Gulf of Porto-Vecchio and out to Sardinia. You’ll find ‘Cocoon One’ surrounded by centuries-old whispering trees that adorn a terrace overlooking the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, while ‘Cocoon Two’ is suspended over ten metres above the ground for that blissful feeling of being far away from everyday life. Meanwhile, ‘Cocoon Three’ is the most secluded bubble, accessed via a small lamp-strewn path that winds along the cliff. Quite simply one of the most uniquely elevated escapes to be found in Europe, if not the World!

Refugio Marnes, Spain
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Here you will discover an experience far removed from your typical Alicante holiday to Spain. Forget the crowded beaches of Benidorm; peace, tranquility and beauty are all assured with a stay at Refugio Marnes, comprising fifty stunning acres of Spanish agricultural land infused with traditional culture and history. Indulge in a luxurious Bedouin tent fit for royalty, found within a refreshing rural retreat on Spain’s breathtaking Costa Blanca. La Jaima is a luxuriously spacious 10 x 5 metre tent decked in vibrant colour, ideal for up to four guests looking for an unforgettable rural glamping experience. Bespoke-constructed from specially imported materials, by a master craftsman who has created tent lodges for Moroccan royalty, this is a complete one-of-a-kind on the Refugio Marnes site. Simply indulge in blissful tranquility and endless rural views, and get to experience the real Spain, with wonderful hiking and cycling trails that will lead you through the natural landscape of the Sierra de Bernia.

Nomad Xperience, Spain
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We stay in Spain for our final offering, this time unleashing our inner wanderer at Nomad Xperience, where four incredible, nomad-inspired glamping abodes wait on the edge of Spain’s breathtaking Sierra Nevada National Park, Andalucia. Inspired by the lives of nomadic people from all around the world, this gorgeous glampsite brings the very best of this simple way of living and combines it with an unforgettable holiday experience. You’ll discover accommodation inspired by Native Americans, Mongolian clans, gypsy travellers and Inuit people, as well as a stunning flower garden, spaces to relax and unbeatable mountains views. So whether you’re searching for a romantic retreat with a difference or a family adventure, you’ll find it here. In true Spanish style, everything is an explosion of colour, whether it’s the vibrant interiors of your nomadic dwelling, the rich pinks and reds of the beautiful shrubs and flowers, or the azure blue skies above. Each abode combines authentic features with Mediterranean touches of home, creating an atmosphere that’s truly unique to this wonderful place.

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