Hotel La escondida
Welcome to a part of Spain that we all dream of finding but fear no longer exists. Welcome to Hotel La Escondida. Welcome to The Hideaway.
Somewhere out there is the madness: the snarling traffic; the sweating cities; the rush hours; the ratrace. But it isn’t here.
It isn’t in this heavenly place where the most crushing sound you’ll hear is…silence.
Where a circle of sweeping mountains keeps the mayhem away, where the landscape is only broken by olive groves, breathtaking forests and occasional glimpses of whitewashed villages dotted haphazardly around 360 degrees of unbroken natural beauty.
- Bicycle rental (extra fee)
- Transfer to the airport (extra fee)
- Massages and spa treatments (extra fee)
- Restaurant / Bar (extra fee)
- Indoor and outdoor pool
- Tennis court
- Free WIFI
- Non-smoking rooms
- Fireplace in common area
- Hotel only for adults
- Air conditioning and radiators
- No TV’s only relax
Activities abound at La Escondida
A recently-renovated indoor pool with experienced spa therapists and a brand new outdoor pool for the sun worshipers are sufficient temptations to keep you at Escondida for as long as your stay.
But for the more energetic there is a vast array of activities that can be arranged via the hotel: walking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, hunting, sight-seeing and days out to villages and nearby places of natural beauty to name but a few.
Escondida’s surrounding woodlands are also rich in animal life – wild boar, deer, and the rare Iberian lynx roam the land – and you’ll also spot an abundance of different bird life, including golden eagles – a species rarely seen in Europe.
We have two swimming pools. Our indoor pool is heated during the winter months and our new stunning outdoor pool is wonderfully set in our beautifully landscaped garden
Well-qualified therapists will bring you back to life in our pamper rooms.
(Period for the swimming pool outdoor from the 1st of June until the 1st of October)
Indoor Swimming pool (Heated only during the Winter months)
Two treatment rooms offering all types of massages, body scrubs and facials. See more in our pamper section.
We are in a perfect riding country in the middle of olive and almond groves in untouched countryside, most of which is protected national park.
Stunning horses can be brought to our front door – from there you can head out for a short ride around our land or take a picnic and trek for half a day.
All levels of expertise.
Please make note the stable is about 20 minutes from the hotel.
Mountain biking, cycling and hiking trails
This is one of the best areas in Spain for cycling and mountain biking. We offer bespoke tours catering to all levels from beginner to extreme, which take you through stunning scenery, across all types of terrain and through famous natural parks.
Please make note these activities require a professional guide.
You are spoilt for choice in this region of Alicante.
Guided Walking Tours
This is one of the best areas in Spain for trekking and walking around the hotel. We have fantastic cities for visit with different routes and difficulty levels for each customer. Come to join us and visit cities such as Guadalest, Cuevas del Canelobre, Villlajoyosa, Altea, Elche o Santa Pola.
We have a tennis court available to play here in the hotel. We have at your disposal racquets and tennis balls for their use. If you require to get some lessons from a specialist or monitor, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will arrange it for you.
Archery activities can be arranged. For more information and prices please do not hesitate to contact us.
Paragliding in Tandem
Why not experience the exhilaration of tandem paragliding! Our teacher Suby Lutolf is a skilled paraglider with over 28 years of experience winning many major competitions including the Spanish championships. There are two trips to choose from fly over Serrella, Sella and the beautiful Guadalest the other is over Santa Pola and Palomaret.
- Prices for Guadalest is 185 euros
- Santa Pola and Palomaret 110 euros (both 25 minutes flights)
(* Minimum of 24 hours notice is required flights are dependent on weather conditions)
Wine tours can be arranged. For more information and prices please do not hesitate to contact us.
There are 12 double rooms in total, 10 rooms in the main house and 2 cabins.
- Corner suite
- Cabin suite
All rooms are decorated in a rustic, chic style.
The furniture throughout the property was designed and hand-made especially for La Escondida with colors influenced by the surrounding countryside and olive groves. Due to the layout of the house, each room is different and has its own unique character.
All rooms have luxurious touches in all the right places without tv. Whilst children are welcome at La Escondida, it is a finely designed boutique hotel catering specifically for adults who are in search of peace, tranquillity and relaxation
Our Michelin-star trained Head Chef makes breakfasts, lunches and dinners events to be savoured; simple and delicious international dishes are served, using only the finest cuts of meat to beautiful fresh fish and seafood.
Although the sun shines for 300 days a year, on colder evenings, dining is in a traditional restaurant with original beams, stone walls and a roaring fire.
In the sunshine, eating is al-fresco on a stunning terrace with breath-taking views of the valley.
For functions set menus can be arranged starting price of €36.50
If joining us for lunch or dinner we recommend that you book a table in advance as walkins without a
reservation maybe sadly be turned away due to lack of tables.
Hotel video gallery
How to get there
Direction: Carretera Alcoy-Penáguila s/n km.9 (Penáguila, Alicante, Spain)
Follow Mas de Pau signs, road CV-785, you will find us in between villages Benifallim and Penáguila.
38° 40′ 36.5″ N
0° 22′ 51.3″ W
The drive from the airport to La Escondida gives the first seductive clues that you’re on the road to somewhere special; the Spanish coast fades from view and is increasingly replaced by towering trees that cling at impossible angles to rugged escarpments along the roadside.
Turning into a twisting main road you are suddenly in a vast valley, circled by mountains, totally enchanting and totally uninterrupted by the modern world. There, in the distance, slightly raised and in proud command of its own 500-acre estate, is your hideaway – our Escondida. Unfortunately, as La Escondida is positioned at the top of a hill, disabled access is extremely limited. Entrance to the restaurant is possible and the outside top terrace.
On the outside you’ll see a Moorish, traditionally-constructed building that is well over 100 years old: inside you’ll discover simple but luxurious furnishings that help make our boutique hotel intimate, cosy and unforgettable. Glimpse the stunning landscape through large bedroom windows, or the endless blue of a perfect Spanish sky as you lie by the outdoor pool or sip a local wine on one of the sprawling terraces. Or simply enjoy the silence, broken occasionally by a distant church bell or a local shepherd’s goat herd.
The pride and joy of Escondida is our kitchen. Our Michelin-star trained chef serves up the most delicious dishes, using the freshest ingredients and locally-sourced produce. Between meals, there is a whole world to be explored – either on your own doorstep or in the great outdoors with many activities on offer and beaches only a 45/50 minutes drive away.
Located in the community of Penaguila, 20 minutes from the bustling Spanish town of Alcoy and on the doorstep of the Font Roja National Park, the stunning land surrounding La Escondida is completely protected.