Sierra de Mariola


The Sierra de Mariola is a designated Natural Park.  It is an area of beautiful lush valleys, dramatic mountains, crystal clear rivers and enchanting ancient villages.  For those wanting to experience “real Spain” this area makes for an ideal base.  Less than 1 hour drive from Alicante airport and less than 90 minutes from Valencia airport, it´s easy to reach yet a world away from the crowds at the coast.

We have pleasure in offering a selection of personally recommended accommodation in this very special corner of Spain.  For further details, either click on the links below or contact us at Valencia Birding.


L´Alqueria del Pilar, Banyeres de Mariola 

A beautifully restored farmhouse situated on the edge of the village of Banyeres de Mariola.  Located in the magnificent hills of the Sierra de Mariola, yet only 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport and the coast, it´s ideal for those looking for stunning scenery, outdoor activities, nature, history and culture.

Alqueria del Pilar

The original farmhouse has been painstakingly converted into 4 spacious self-catering units.  Each unit has been lovingly restored to create a luxurious living space whilst still retaining some of the original features of the farmhouse.

Alqueria del Pilar

All fully equppied with kichen, bathroom, lounge and dining areas, the units can sleep between 2 and 10 people and can be adapted to provide sleeping arrangements as required.  Cots and small beds for children are available on request.

Outdoors is a swimming pool and numerous shady terraces ideal for relaxing or dining.  The village of Banyeres de Mariola has shops, a supermarket, bars and restaurants.

Alqueria del Pilar




+Qi The Energy House, Banyeres de Mariola

A beautifully restored Valencian farmhouse that has been lovingly converted to provide exceptional accommodation with a style and atmosphere all of its own.   The main house has a lounge area for reading and relaxing, a Yoga studio, treatment rooms and an intimate restaurant.  Outdoors there is a swimming pool, sun terrace and extensive gardens with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The stunning rural hotel +Qi


Set in a stunning rural location, yet only 5 minutes drive from the historical village of Banyeres de Mariola, it is the ideal retreat for those looking to explore this very special area of Spain.

Top quality rural accommodation at +Qi

The rooms are beautifully presented and offer luxurious accommodation whilst retaining all of their original features.


Fresh local organic produce is used to create excellent, original and wholesome cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.


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