The most important thing for many people is the friendly and supportive atmosphere for which we are famous. This allows everyone to relax, let go of whatever pressures they may be under at home, and just be themselves.
The majority of guests come on their own (whether or not they are single) and because the holiday centres on a retreat, this gives a natural and immediate way to get to know one another, and to bond as a group.
This is facilitated by the facilitators, who are all very experienced at working with a group who don’t initially know each other, to build rapport and togetherness. At Cortijo Romero, all holidays, from those aimed at personal transformation to those aimed more at just relaxing and unwinding, benefit from the underlying ethos and atmosphere which nurtures connection, meaningful communication, and celebration of the simplicity of being yourself, just as you are.
As well as the facilitators, all who work in and around the centre, including office staff, cooks, gardeners, as well as volunteers, share a love for the centre which shines through their work and seems to touch guests, since it is often commented upon as an important part of the holiday experience.
Who comes to CR?
Our guests tend to be those who are looking for something a little different in a holiday – and indeed from life - wanting to change, grow, expand or learn something new. Or, sometimes, guests come to have a deep rest in a nurturing, peaceful environment. That's why we offer 'holidays with a difference', aimed at personal development in all its various forms, from the more relaxed and easy-going to the more intense and sometimes challenging, depending on what you need. Hence you’re very likely to meet others who you’ll get along with; many guests form deep and lasting friendships.
Most of the year, we have two retreats running side-by-side, with a maximum of about 30 people in total, which means that the centre has a personal, intimate feeling about it.