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Soak up the serenity of spectacular Southern Spain at Otro Mundo - an incredible retreat in the mountains of Sierra del Sugura, offering two retro-inspired, wonderfully exclusive Eco Domes.

Otro Mundo (Other World) is a family-run haven surrounded by peace, nature and wild, unspoilt scenery. Breathe in the clean fresh air, soak up sensational vistas, and indulge in the comfort of your unique Eco Dome. Could there be a better way to feel the world's weight lift from your shoulders?

Both of Otro Mundo's Eco Domes are thoughtfully situated on private plots to afford you peace and seclusion for ultimate relaxation. Each a perfect hemisphere, shining white against a backdrop of gently rolling hills, the domes feature real front doors and porthole windows to let the natural light in, without compromising your privacy.

Inside, the Eco Domes feel surprisingly spacious, light and airy, both tastefully furnished for maximum comfort. Look forward to real beds, retro armchairs, pretty knickknacks for an added homely touch, and even electric lamps for an ambient glow late into the evening!

You'll even find your own en-suite bathroom, with an eco-friendly compost toilet and a solar-heated shower - so you can look forward to all your creature comforts without any damage to the beautiful surrounding environment.

La Terrera (The Terrace) is nicknamed ‘The Couples Dome' - as it's perfectly sized for two with a wonderfully secluded position. Found on a set of terraces bordering the magnificent pine forest, La Terrera is finished in calm neutral tones, and features an extremely comfy double bed, topped with fresh linen and a cosy sunshine-yellow throw. Wake to gorgeous views towards the barranca - a small riverbed which fills with water after rainfall - and relax together in the shade of an almond tree.

Larger groups will love La Vina (The Grapevine). This ‘Family Dome' is located on a large plot where grapes used to grow, and offers a more vibrant colour scheme, including a fabulous brown-and-orange, retro-inspired headboard! La Vina easily sleeps a family of up to five between a cosy double bed with an extension, and another large double bed. There's even space for a travel cot if you're bringing a very little one.

All guests have use of El Abericoque (The Apricot) - a beautifully finished communal area, featuring a shaded porch, a table and chairs, and a shared kitchen with a gas stove, a fridge, utensils and drinking water. Why not buy some organic veg from Otro Mundo's garden and prepare a tasty vegan dish? Or to truly relax, order ahead for a delicious daily breakfast, or a spectacular vegan supper cooked for you every Wednesday and Saturday!

As well as plenty of scope for relaxation, Otro Mundo offers a range of activities to make your stay even more special. Kids will adore the playground, featuring a tyre swing, a slide and a big trampoline, while everyone can make a splash in the refreshing natural swimming pond where you can share a wild dip along with the frogs, birds and other creatures, and fully immerse yourself in nature. Meet the family's animals, wander the site, and keep a keen eye for wildlife, including Iberian wild goats, deer, and fascinating reptiles and amphibians.

If you like to get a little more active, pack a picnic and follow one of the many walking routes on offer - some of which lead from your own front door. For something really spectacular, ask for a guided hike to Cueva del Niño, where you'll marvel at Paleolithic artwork found on UNESCO's heritage list.

Or you could simply sunbathe, relax, listen to music (or make your own!), and soak up every second of the peace and magnificence that Otro Mundo has to offer. After all, what else are holidays for?

Things to note

A baby cot or extra bed for La Vina may be provided on request at the time of booking. Prices start at 60 Euros (approx £52) per night for the couples dome.

Tried and tested

"Wow, just wow! Words don't seem enough to describe this place. We came here as part of our 8 week tour of Europe. We were greeted at our beautiful pod by Ruben, who was warm and welcoming, shortly followed by their two dogs we were equally as kind and friendly. We have loved our time here so much, only made better by Lotte's exceptional cooking and their beautiful children. It's a place of kindness, love and healing and somewhere that is so good for the soul. You may not get any wifi and phone signal here but I promise you will get the best connection. Otro Mundo seems to us to be what happens when two people fall in love and follow their dream. An inspiration and something we should all learn from."
Alex, Amy and family

"Thank you for all the light and warmth you have given us this last week; by sharing this beautiful sanctuary with us, by showing and reminding us what it means to be a part of this world that owes us nothing but gives us everything, and by feeding our hearts, minds and bellies with sunshine, laughs and vegan goodies. We will be back (for the muffins ... just kidding, we took them all)."
Emily and Brad

"What you have done here is truly amazing and we can only thank you for letting us and others be a part of such peace and tranquility. From day one you have both been friendly and welcoming, and having dinner with Lotte's family was like having dinner withour own! Everyone made such an effort and we felt like we really fitted in. Everything about our short trip has been relaxing; playing dominos at lunch, stroking Mona in the hammocks, looking at stars past midnight and enjoying the spring fed pool."
Josh and Emily

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The basics

Region: Elche De La Sierra, Castilla La Mancha
Cost (from): £53 per night
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 558

Facilities

La Terrera sleeps 2, double bed, linen provided, en-suite bathroom, solar shower, composting toilet, shared kitchen, fridge, cooker, utensils, drinking water, outdoor chairs.

La Vina sleeps 4 (+ 1 extra bed or travel cot can be arranged), double bed, large second double bed, bed linen provided, en-suite bathroom, solar heated shower, composting toilet, sink, shared kitchen, fridge, cooker, utensils, drinking water, outdoor chairs.

Local activities

Hiking, caves, paleolithic art, geocaching, arts, crafts, upcycling, swimming, children's playground, films, foraging, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, kayaking, climbing, horse riding, vineyards, paintball, fortress, waterfalls.

At a glance

  • Two retro-inspired Eco Domes on peaceful, natural site in Sierra del Sigura, Spain
  • Select from:
  • La Terrera - Sleeps 2
  • La Vina - Sleeps 4 + an extra bed or travel cot can be arranged
  • Both feature tranquil, homely interiors, with eco-friendly en-suites
  • Communal area for relaxing, cooking and congregating
  • Onsite playground and natural swimming pond
  • Family-friendly activities both onsite and in surrounding area
  • Nearest airports: Alicante and Murcia (both approx. 2.5 hr drive)
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