Finca Cortesin is a spectacular independent hotel, golf and spa destination set in the rolling hills of southern Spain flanked by the Casares Mountains and the Mediterranean.
It is one mile back from the sea outside the small coastal settlement of Casares and close to the fashionable Sotogrande, closest to Gibraltar, Malaga and Jerez airports respectively.
Everything is inspired by traditional Andalucian architecture, built around two principle courtyards with palatial proportions, the hotel has 67 suites with high ceilings.
Lush gardens house another two swimming pools, 35m and 50m in size.
The hotel grounds are surrounded by a world championship 18-hole golf course. Finca Cortesin received worldwide recognition as the host of ‘The Volvo World Match Play Championship’ in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
The 67 hotel suites are divided into Junior; Executive; Pool and a Cortesín Suite. All are characterised by elegant design, space, light and include a private garden or balcony in the Junior Suites, spectacular views in the Executive Suites and a formidable private terrace and outdoor plunge pool in the Pool Suites.
Most of the suites have sitting room areas which are separate in the two larger rooms with beautiful sofas, armchairs and furnishings. All bathrooms are designed in Italian marble and come with an oversized bath and separate shower area.
Finca Cortesin’s two restaurants are El Jardín de Lutz and Kabuki Raw.
El Jardín de Lutz offers a relaxed yet elegant ambiance for guests who prefer traditional Spanish cuisine. It features a spectacular terrace with views to the Mediterranean and picturesque gardens filled with 1000-year old olive trees.
Kabuki Raw is the hotel's signature restaurant, awarded with one Michelin Star, which in addition to its pure orthodox Japanese dishes, has others that have emerged as a result of Japanese and Mediterranean influences.
Facilities at the spa include three thermal areas, one female, one male and one unisex. All three are equipped with sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation area. Guests also have use of a small plunge pool and the bracing snow cave.
In addition, it has a 25m heated indoor swimming pool and modern fitness centre with state of the art Cybex equipment for cardiovascular and toning exercises, Pilates, yoga and weight training. Personal trainers are available upon request.
Both the gym and indoor swimming pool areas feature immense floor to ceiling windows affording beautiful views of the outdoor pool area and Mediterranean in the distance.