Luxury hotel holiday Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa Andalusia

Just outside the village of Casares, the five-star Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa is an exclusive resort amid 215 hectares of manicured grounds on the Costa del Sol. With a beach club, three restaurants, bars, a championship golf course, an indulgent spa and suite-only accommodation, the facilities are vast to ensure guests experience the utmost luxury. Only one hour's drive from Malaga Airport, the Finca Cortesin is a convenient setting for a long stay spent exploring the nearby highlights of Andalusia, or a shorter holiday making the most of all on offer here.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Malaga
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Finca Cortesin, near Estepona

Finca Cortesin is an elegant 5-star boutique hotel in a stunning location. The luxurious spa, exquisite dining options and excellent golf facilities guarantee a luxurious and relaxing experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is just over 1 mile from the Costa del Sol

Annual opening All year except from 9 January to 22 February

Closest airport Malaga Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is just over 1-hour's drive from Malaga Airport

Hotel facilities and services

5 restaurants (including one at the Beach Club), Bar, 4 Swimming Pools (1 indoor and 3 outdoor, one of which is adults only), Spa (children aged 5 to 15 years old welcome between 11am and 3pm), Sauna, Hammam, Gym, Thermal Baths, 2 Tennis Courts, 2 Paddle Tennis Courts, Yoga, Pilates, Beach Club (open daily July and August or on selected days May to June and September, located just under 1 mile from the hotel and reached by a shuttle bus), 18-hole Championship Golf Course with Jack Nicklaus Academy, Valet Parking.

Complimentary

Complimentary Wi-fi, Spa access and Shuttle service to the Beach club. Guests staying in suites receive a welcome drink with tapas on arrival, as well as a fresh fruit basket and bouquet of flowers.

Land sports

Tennis, Paddle tennis, Yoga, Pilates, Gym, Golf (18 hole course suitable for men with a handicap of 28 and ladies with a handicap of 36).

Out and about nearby

Finca Cortesin is under 20 minutes' drive from Estepona, a popular destination which blends beach life and cultural charm with two Blue Flag beaches and pretty, white-walled architecture. Further north-east along the coast are Puerto Banus and Marbella, both sophisticated beach resorts with luxury boutiques and excellent restaurants. South-west of the hotel is Gibraltar, where visitors can take a cable car up to the top of The Rock. Around 40 miles further inland from Finca Cortesin is Ronda, a spectacular city which is split in half by a narrow gorge.Other points of interest nearby include the Pueblos Blancos of Andalucía, whitewashed villages which are mainly built in the mountains and the small fishing villages, larger coastal towns and tourist resorts of the Costa del Sol.

Sports nearby

Other golf courses available nearby.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Junior suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,350 low season

£3,040 high season

Holiday Code EXH1516

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Finca Cortesin, near Estepona

Not far from the romantic white-washed village of Casares, the five-star Finca Cortesin Hotel is an exclusive resort amid 215 hectares of manicured grounds on the Costa del Sol. With white-washed walls, terracotta tiles and shaded arcades, the style is of an oversized Andalucían villa within exotic gardens. The hotel's overwhelming impression of space is paired with an ambience of refined luxury, built around two flower-filled courtyards which maximise sunlight and tranquillity. Beyond, views of the hotel's manicured golf course boast a mountainous backdrop, while the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the other direction. The grounds feature four swimming pools including an infinity pool at the nearby Beach Club - a relaxing area just under 1 mile away which is served by a complimentary shuttle bus - and the indoor salt-water pool at the conservatory-like spa. Other facilities include Japanese thermal baths and a unique snow cave, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course which has been named one of the best in Europe. Interiors at the hotel subtly blend authentic Spanish design with Moorish influences with dark wood, vibrant fabrics and rich carpets as well as lofty ceilings and arches. The hotel has a wide range of suites, offering complimentary amenities such as welcome drinks and tapas, fruit and hand-cut flowers. Each of the 67 suites has a private terrace with views over the mountains or golf course, while guests staying in Executive Suite and higher room categories can relax in a separate lounge area. Two, four and five bedroom villas are new additions to the resort and provided an excellent range of accommodation, particularly for families and large groups. The attention to detail continues in the dining venues: El Jardín de Lutz, Kabuki Raw and Don Giovanni. Serving Spanish, Japanese and Italian menus respectively, there is ample choice for the flavour of the evening, while The Blue Bar and Beach Club offer lighter bites and cocktail refreshments.

Room descriptions

Finca Cortesin Hotel has 67 suites with LCD TV, safe, ipod docking station and DVD player. Each Suite has a relaxing seating area and a terrace or garden with views of mountains or the golf course.

Junior Suite
Executive Suite
Executive Sea Suite
Pool Suite
Cortesin Suite
Family Suite composed of 2 connecting rooms
2 Bedroom Villa includes some extra services and priveliges
La Reserva Four Bedroom Private Villas includes extra services and privileges
The Green 10 Five Bedroom Private Villas includes extra services and priveliges 

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Junior suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,350 low season

£3,040 high season

Holiday Code EXH1516

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Finca Cortesin, near Estepona

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Finca Cortesin, Casares, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Malaga, Seville or Granada. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour 5 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 3 nights during high season.

Children: Extra beds and cots available at additional cost for a third person or infant to occupy any room. Baby baths, bottle warmers and sterilizer are also provided.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Junior suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,350 low season

£3,040 high season

Holiday Code EXH1516

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Finca Cortesin, near Estepona

About Andalusia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Andalusia offers the chance to explore a holiday destination famed for its indulgent climate and coastal appeal. The region cannot deny its fair share of sun, sea and sand, but what is often neglected to mention is the region's immense variety. Comprising of eight unique provinces, Andalusia spans west to east from the wetlands and the Atlantic Ocean to the deserts and the popular Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean Sea. Poised at the southern-most tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia acts as a gateway between the European and African continents, harbouring a myriad of influences that speak of the layers of civilisation that have roamed and inhabited the land. From the vibrant cities to the tiny white-washed villages, from vast sierras to the extensive coastline, Andalusia is a region of contrasts which promises an authentic luxury holiday.

Highlights of Andalusia

With 800km of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from - facing the Atlantic are the long, sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz, extending south from the Portuguese border to Tarifa; covering the area between Malaga and Gibraltar is the famous Costa del Sol, known for its numerous beach resorts which range from the cheap and cheerful to exclusive luxury; to the south of Granada is the Costa Tropical, a stretch of coast with sandy coves and a pleasant microclimate; and to the east is the more rugged Costa de Almeria. A number of luxury resorts and hotels are located along each of these coastlines. Surrounding Granada is the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range where the Spanish mainland's highest peak can be found and home to white-washed mountain villages. In the far east of Andalusia is the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park, the largest protected area in Spain where you can find hiking trails, mountain villages and many wild animals. Further south is The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, a land and sea reserve near Almeria which is home to unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife. In the west of the region is the Doñana National Park, an extensive area in the delta of the Guadalquivir River which includes marshland and sand dunes and is a breeding ground of the endangered Iberian Lynx. Thanks to the region's great variety in landscapes, culture and cuisine, a luxury holiday to Andalusia is sure to be a delightful experience.

Cultural highlights of Andalusia

Many of the Andalusia's cultural highlights can be found in the three Moorish cities of Cordoba, Granada and Seville, all of which are home to a number of excellent luxury hotels. Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former centre of Muslim control during Andalusia's colonisation by the Islamic Empire. At the city's heart is the astounding Mezquita de Cordoba, a mediaeval mosque turned Catholic cathedral with endless Moorish arches, columns and glinting tiles of vibrant hues. Other highlights include the fascinating Jewish quarter and Roman ruins galore. Nearer the coast is Granada, where Islamic rule endured the longest and the magical Alhambra remains as a monument to this legacy. A 9th century palace fortress, it guards over the city from an elevated crag amongst vast, aromatic gardens. To the west, on the peaceful plains of River Guadalquivir, Seville quietly awaits discovery along with its three World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace, the gothic Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Other towns and cities of interest in Andalusia include Jerez de la Frontera, where you can visit the sherry bodegas which make the city famous and watch the dressage displays which are held at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art; Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe which is surrounded almost entirely by water; Ronda, a spectacular city which is split in half by a narrow gorge; Malaga, birthplace of Picasso and home to a Museum which displays a collection of his work; the small town of Baeza, where you can find stunning examples of Renaissance architecture; and Almeria, a coastal city which is dominated by the Alcazaba, the largest Moorish fortress in Spain. During your stay in Andalusia make sure to witness the seductive art of flamenco. Alluring, passionate and cathartic, it's easy to understand how this gypsy tradition has become one of the most familiar emblems of Spanish culture.

Festivals in Andalusia

There are a huge number of local festivals held in villages, towns and cities throughout Andalusia, many of which have a religious significance. 5 January: Three Kings parades, February: Shrove Tuesday Carnivals, February: Seville Tapas Fair, February to March: Jerez Flamenco Festival, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April to October: Seville Bullfighting season, April/May: Seville Spring Fair, April/May: Úbeda Classical Music Festival, Mid May: Jerez Horse Fair, June to July: Granada Music & Dance Festival, June - July: Cordoba Guitar Festival, August: Malaga Summer Fair, September: Ronda bullfighting festival, November: Granada Jazz Festival.

Gastronomy in Andalusia

Cuisine in Andalusia is diverse, varying throughout the region and combining Arabic flavours with more common Mediterranean ingredients such as seafood, olive oil and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. As the birthplace of tapas, Andalusia is an excellent place to try the snacks which are often served free with drinks in Granada. Other Andalusian specialities include Serrano ham from the Sierra Nevada and sherry from Jerez de la Frontera, as well as dishes such as ‘Ajo blanco’ (a white gazpacho), ‘Espetos de sardina’ (roasted sardines), ‘Huevos a la flamenca’ (baked eggs with vegetables) and ‘Fritura de pescado’ (mixed fried fish).

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