Cortijo Búho

Cortijo Búho, Benamaurel: Hours, Address, Cortijo Búho Reviews: 5/5

Cortijo Búho
5
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
A beautiful 11th century cave house and gardens where you can experience what it's like to be a falconer. In this relaxed atmosphere you meet the birds, learn all about them as a species but also as an individual as they all have big characters. Also meet Alessi & Fluer the meerkats and their babies, Sydney the kookaburra, the polecats and the guinea pigs. A unique day out which you'll never forget. We are a non profit making organisation, everything we generate goes back into conservation and education. We welcome visitors by appointment only. Come and see what we do
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Truus
2 contributions
day out
May 2019
best day out of my holiday. Went together with a friend and it was superb. You learn a lot about the birds and can ask what ever you like to know. How they treat them and take care of them is telling you they love and respect their animals. Food was home grown, freshly made and delicious. They do a good job educating people to make them aware that we should take care of nature.
Written 6 February 2020
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66d35
Mojacar, Spain59 contributions
Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans
Jul. 2019
Terrible attitude by owners who are bullying, unpleasant and highly aggressive as well as being extremely rude and offensive. Cannot possibly recommend this place.
Written 5 February 2020
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Karen A
116 contributions
Five visits and never disappointed!
Oct. 2019
Since our first visit in April 2018, we have returned four times with different family members. We have never been disappointed by the warm welcome we receive, the amazing home cooked food, and the birds of prey experience. All our questions are answered and information and interesting snippets are shared, making you feel as though this is the first time anyone has ever asked. Last time we visited we took the owls for a walk, which was a very unique and special experience. We will continue to visit and feel like members of the family. The homemade jams and chutneys are also delicious! Thank you Matty and Lawrence.
Written 3 February 2020
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christine p
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Christine Parry
Mar. 2019 • Friends
What a wonderful place to visit. They are so dedicated to their animals. Families with children would love it. Also they cooked the best Indian meal I have had.
Written 3 February 2020
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mintey
Mojacar Playa, Spain94 contributions
Fantastic day out with friends in a beautiful location
May 2019
Visited here as a party of 6 friends early last year. It was so amazing that I visited again in May with another friend. Lawerence is passionate about birds of prey and all animals, very caring and knowledgeable with some great stories to tell. Birds are flown but all his animals and birds are resues and there is always something new to seeMatilda´s food is amazing. Matilda is a great cook and the fabulous lunch included a great vegetarian curry. A great experience for all the family and will be visiting again.
Written 3 February 2020
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Mummapuds
Skegness, UK7 contributions
fantastic place to visit
Jul. 2019
The hosts are wonderful, very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fantastic time. We have been again three times since with other friends and family.
If available, pay for the option with food. Matilda is a fantastic cook.

They take in rescue animals, raptors and any poor homeless creature. Truly remarkable couple Matilda and Lawrence who run, what I can only describe as
a sanctuary and bit of paradise.

I would highly recommend to everyone.
Written 30 January 2020
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dgclark1197
Province of Almeria, Spain2 contributions
Brilliant
Dec. 2019
Out in the wilds all very natural with very caring and knowledgeable hosts Fly and handle owls. Learn a great deal.
Written 21 December 2019
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Larraine P
2 contributions
Fantastic day out.
Nov. 2019 • Friends
My Dad, two friends and myself had a super time last week at Cortijo Búho. Our hosts were very attentive and fascinating,and we were given all the time we wanted to take in our surroundings and experience the day we wanted. The meerkats,and Guinea pigs, were entertaining and it was nice too to meet the dogs and cats. But the birds and particularly the birds of prey were a rare treat and it was special to get up close to them, handle them and learn about them. I didn't know how hauntingly beautiful these creatures are and the memories of the day will stay with me a long time. Hope to go back in a year or so! Many thanks to Laurence and Matilda.
Written 27 November 2019
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steff503
Arboleas, Spain29 contributions
Wonderful Visit
Nov. 2019
Visited today with my wife as a 56th birthday treat. Met by our lovely hosts Lawrence and Matilda and welcomed into their lovely home (cave house). A very informative walk around followed. We were introduced to the various animals and owls which was an amazing experience. We then enjoyed a very nice lunch with some home made wine, fab! Introduced to three more owls within the house including a rare Black Barn Owl. Highly recommended, met two very fine people and some fine wildlife. Thanks for giving me a memorible birthday. Regards Ian&Steff
Written 27 November 2019
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Fran E
Mojacar Playa, Spain93 contributions
Owl Day
Oct. 2019 • Friends
We had the most amazing day with owls , meercats , guinea pigs and co.
Cortijo buho is a truly magical place where you can get to know the birds and learn all about the individual one and this particular species. It's like being a VIP for the day. The food is beautiful too and the hosts are making you feel very welcome.
Written 11 October 2019
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