Healthy Holidays for Bootcampers!
While you’re in Spain on one of our bootcamps, why not make a holiday of it and take a week or so before or after your new fitness regime to see what else this beautiful country has to offer?
We’re based in gorgeous Andalucia, and there are plenty of healthy and inspiring things to do in the region you could go walking in the nearby national park to try and spot rare species, take a cooking class to learn how to make regional specialities the healthy way, or burn off even more calories with some water sports.
Parque Nacional de Dona and the Parque Natural de Dona (Dona National Park and Dona Natural Park)
These two parks lie alongside one another and enjoy UNESCO protection, together forming the habitat of four hundred nineteen bird species, and thirty-nine species of mammal. This includes endangered breeds like the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx. Millions of birds migrate here, and you’ll also see flocks of flamingos, herds of boar and many wild deer too. The parks are protected, but you are allowed to take a half day walking tour when accompanied by an official tour guide (English is spoken), and you can freely visit the visitor centres.
Healthy cookery course
Andalucian food revolves around fresh local ingredients, and it includes such classic Spanish fare as paella and patatas bravas. However, delicious as these may be, they can be terrible for the waistline. Thankfully, help is at hand many cookery schools offer a healthy twist on these staples, such as low carb suggestions using fresh fish and salad instead or rice and potatoes.
Hop over to Tenerife
Tenerife is known for its <>partying, but the island is not just about the clubs and drinking. On Tenerife you’ll find the opportunity to ride horses, see the stars, and go birdwatching. The scenery is beautiful, the seafood is wonderful, and the sunsets stunning.
The town of Tarifa is located right where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. It’s famous winds means it is now one of Europe’s top windsurfing and kiteboarding destinations so how about joining in? The strip along the coast between Punta Paloma and Tarifa is the most popular, but kiteboarders love Tarifa’s town beach too. As well as being a good spectator sport, it’s a great work out for participants, and you can hire equipment and arrange for instruction at one of the town’s water sports clubs.
There are many spas and spots for a good massage in Andalucia, so you could spend a week pampering yourself and getting relaxed after all your hard work! If you’d like to try a traditional hammam, they’re generally open from spring through autumn. Traditional spas use water treatment for health and can range from the luxurious to the Spartan, but whatever its age, spas are usually in a wonderful location, often mountainous but always near water.
There are also walking tours of the beautiful architecture, all sorts of different sports on offer, and even a week spent swimming in the sea will keep up your health challenge ‘in Spain you’re spoilt for choice!