Organic farm retreat
Location: Malaga, Andalusia, Spain
Cost: From $217 per night
Welcome to wine country, where your party of up to six can slow things and live the simple life while sampling all the region has to offer. About a half-hour from Malaga, this family-run organic farm and historic winery sits on 16 acres with gardens, fruit trees, chickens and sheep. A private chef incorporates the gardens' organic vegetables and edible flowers in his gourmet dishes, served in a formal dining room or on outdoor terraces.
If you do head out to the nearby beaches, fresh-caught barbecued sardines await at restaurants on the seaside promenade in Malaga. On July 16, the Virgen del Carmen procession and feast parades the statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets and down to a decorated boat that sets off across the bay. If you want to cut right to the Malaga wine, the Malaga Fair in August brings in all the locals for dancing and drinking in the streets.