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Welcome to Autentical

Tired of crowded tourist destinations?

We know the feeling! And we completely understand your fear of running into crowds of tourists everywhere. Therefore we started exploring every little corner of Andalusia. There are so many unique experiences out there - in the authentic Andalusia, away from the touristy areas.

We value authentic experiences that support small local businesses, where you can relax - away from the crowds of tourists.

The Authentic Andalusia – Away From Mass Tourism

We at Autentical are the only ones that carefully select unique and spectacular accommodations away from the crowded tourist destinations and thereby guarantee you a stay away from mass tourism.

Autentical will help you find great accommodation in places with little tourism.

AUTENTICAL Get Away From Mass Tourism


Don´t take our word for it! Hear our guests´ opinions:

“Our stay and Rikke and Michael’s place was incredible!”
“Our stay at Rikke and Mikes was fine”
“We stayed here as part of our Andalucian bicycle tour”
“El Arpa is a truly exceptional place”
“Rikke & Michael’s place was a perfect base for us to climb, walk and explore the gorgeous surrounding area”
“You rarely go to a place where the photos don’t do it justice, but this was just that.”
“Rikke and Michael’s place was perfect”
“Extremely peaceful”
“Amazing spot by the lake”
“The lake is beautiful and extremely peaceful.”
“Very very nice place”
“This place makes you connect with the nature its so beautiful there”
“Thank you both”
“My husband and I were traveling to Spain for a climbing holiday and stumbled upon El Arpa”
“Michael & Rikke were the most attentive and wonderful hosts you could imagine”
“Beautiful location”
“Great location for climbing”


Selected – and unique – farm stays from Booking.com:

Bancalillo redondo – Dúrcal (Alpujarras)

Set in Dúrcal, 31 km from Granada Science Park and 33 km from San Juan de Dios Museum, Bancalillo redondo...

Tambor Del Llano – Grazalema (Cadiz)

Tambor Del Llano, a property with a bar, is set in Grazalema, 29 km from Iglesia de Santa María la...

Cortijo La Loma – La Isleta del Moro (Almería)

Situated in La Isleta del Moro, 1.1 km from Playa del Penon Blanco, Cortijo La Loma features accommodation with a...


Our own selection of extraordinary Acccommodations:

These accommodations are not for everyone! They are for the ones that appreciate the truly unique.

Fantastic Finca for 2-5 Persons With Private Pool, near the village of Sayalonga, east of Malaga

Country house at 4 km from Algarrobo, with pool (8x4 M), garden, terrace, BBQ area, living room with fireplace. Beautiful...

Truly exceptional places to stay away from tourism in Andalusia

Some places are just more spectacular and excepcional than others. They are an experience in themselves. And contrary to logic...

Exceptional rural cottage for 4-7 people located in a quiet environment with views of Sierra Nevada

Cottage in tranquil setting from which to enjoy wonderful views over the village of Cónchar, the Lecrin Valley and Sierra...

Fantastic Country House for 3-5 Persons, near Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas. Paradise On Earth

Recently renovated country house, with several water springs, where you can see: olive trees, oaks, carob trees and a large...

Charming country house for 3-6 people with amazing views, by the Subbetica nature park, near Cordoba

Typical Andalusian house with careful decoration, with a rustic atmosphere. Fully equipped house with kitchen utensils, firewood Typical Andalusian house...

Rural cottage for 2 persons in the whitewashed village of Cónchar, in the Alpujarras

Ideal rural accommodation for two people. It has a double bedroom, living room, American kitchen, complete bathroom and patio with...

Country house for 4-6 people with private pool near the whitewashed village of Comares

This country house offers all you need, 40 minutes from the Costal del Sol and located near the white characteristic...

Cute Little Finca For 2-4 Persons With Private Pool Near Village Orgiva, In The Alpujarras

This detached holiday home, located in the Andalusia region, is located near the town of Orgiva in the beautiful nature...

Other beautiful places to stay away from tourism in Malaga city

Malaga has become very fashionable - and has upgraded to a beautiful city. But there are many tourists all the...

Holiday home with private pool near the beautiful Andalusian village of Comares

This holiday home with private pool, located just outside one of the most beautiful villages of the Axarquía - Comares,...

Relaxing house for 6 persons with stunning view and private pool

Finca cottage built in typical Spanish style. The house is located in the South of the Granada province, nearby the...

Beautiful places to stay directly in Gibraltar

Gibraltar is very little and has limited possibilities for accommodations in nice surroundings, because it has constructions everywhere. But we...

Beautiful places to stay in or near Tarifa

Tarifa has become so popular that it is often full of tourists. But if you find a place outside the...

Romantic Village House With Great Garden For 2 Persons In The Whitewashed Village Of Otivar, near Granada

This romantic village house, located in the south of the province of Granada, just 12 km from the coast of...

Traditional Country House For 4-6 Persons In The Heart Of The Alpujarras

This traditional country house with pool is located in the heart of the Alpujarras, near the village of Carataunas. It...

Other beautiful places to stay away from tourism in Marbella

Marbella is the trendy and fashionable place on Costa del Sol and there are many tourists here - they are...

Fantastic Townhouse For 3-5 Persons In a Tranquil Area Away From The Hectics Of The Coast

This townhouse is set in beautiful tropical gardens with a large, communal swimming pool within a gated urbanization. The house...

Villa For Up To 6 Persons With Waterfall In The Private Pool

It is a new house exclusively designed with nice materials to give maximum comfort, quality and unique details for an...

Nice apartment for 2-4 Persons in a cozy mountain village near Granada

Apartment in a small complex with communual pool (8.5mx2.5m), on the edge of Albuñuelas. Small private terrace in front of...

Charming urban style apartment for 2-6 persons in the center of Granada city

Charming apartment located in the heart of Granada, in a quiet street. It is decorated to make you feel at...

Tranquil Villa For 2-4 People With Pool On The Seaside By Nerja

The villa is located within a protected area in a super quiet area without noise, you will only hear the...

More Options Within The Cadiz Province

At Autentical we just have a little selection... But we are specialists in finding unique and spectacular places. We hereby...

Other beautiful places to stay in Conil de la Frontera

The Atlantic coastline south of Cadiz is beautiful - and has the absolut best beaches. Conil de la Frontera is...

Other beautiful places to stay away from the crowds in Granada

Granada has so much to offer. Not just the La Alhambra. It is also a very nice city to walk,...

Other beautiful places to stay away from the crowds in Seville city center

Seville is the second most touristic city in Spain, so it is impossible to avoid tourist masses. But if you...

Other beautiful places to stay away from tourism near Nerja and Frigiliana

Nerja is full of tourists. So is Frigiliana. But if you find a place outside the touristic zones it can...

Places to Stay in El Chorro – for climbers and other nature lovers

El Chorro is the best place in Europe for climbing in the sun It is ideal for climbing from September...

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AUTENTICAL Get Away From Mass Tourism

"Brilliant week"

"So quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Keep up the good work Rikke and Michael. Thanks for everything."

– Gloria & Peter Bateman (UK)

More than 5000 super-happy guests since 2007

AUTENTICAL Get Away From Mass Tourism

"Thank you for a wonderful week!"

"Lovely walks, beautiful views and totally relaxing – we hope to be back and would definitely recommend your fincas to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday who enjoys nature."

– Janet & John Holding (UK)


"We loved our stay and can't recommend the place and Rikke/Michael as hosts enough."

Louisa Bradberry (UK)