A guided tour of an avocado farm

A guided tour of a typical Spanish avocado farm

Have you ever wondered how those avocados grow so abundantly around the Costa Tropical? Any idea how many different types of avocados there are? Or what the life of an avocado farmer looks like?

You can now visit a small avocado and ‘chirimoya’ farm (also called ‘cortijo’) in the mountains near La Herradura and find out.

You will be welcomed by Renate van Nijen (Dutch artist and writer) and her husband Miguel (the avocado farmer) and get some general information about the farm and its surroundings.

We will then go on a guided tour. A fun experience with a group of friends. You will never look at an avocado the same way after you find out about the ins and outs of farming avocados, for example, information about stoneless avocados. You will also learn about ‘chirimoyas’ and ‘nisperas’.

After the tour we get back to the little ‘casita’ to enjoy a drink and some ‘tapas’. You will learn about the history of the region and the magical village of La Herradura, with its major historical event that was kept quiet for the rest of Spain and the world. 

A great trip with a group of friends

You organise your group (minimum 8 – maximum 20)

You will come to the ‘cortijo’ with your own transport. We will drive in front of you so you won’t get lost. We will explain where to meet.

You can choose a date that suits you best. During wintertime the tour only takes place on a Saturday or Sunday as it is a working farm and this the winter is the picking season. We offer a morning tour or an afternoon tour.

The morning tour starts at 10.00 (at the meeting point) and will last between two and a half and three hours.  These morning tours take place in the winter.

The afternoon tour starts at 15.30 (at the meeting point) and will last between two and a half  and three hours (only available during summer time)

Price per person

Price per person 35 € for a group of minimum 8. 

Smaller groups are possible but prices will vary:

Group of 4    =   65.00€      per person

Group of  5   =  50.00€        per person

Group of  6   =   45.00€            per person

Group of 7      =  40.00 €            per person



Depending on the season you are visiting the farm, we will be able to show you and let you taste some unusual fruits like the madroño, see image below!

For bookings you can contact Renate via email: renate@renatevannijen.com

or phone 0034-655211276    A small deposit per person is required in advance, to be paid about 3 or 4 days in advance when we know what the weather forecast is, as when it’s raining the tour will be cancelled and we will find another date. For more information, contact Renate.   Sometimes a tour is organised where people who don’t know each other can join. Renate will then set a specific date and when the minimum number of 8 participants is reached, the tour will take place. To be kept informed about that, please subscribe to the RenartsWorld newsletter (is only sent 1 x per month). 



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