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Courtesy of Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera
Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera, Andalusia
While rooms at the Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera (Partido de las Frontones; 34/95-211-4355; hotellafuente.com; doubles from $179), in the Andalusian mountains, are undeniably bare-bones (handcrafted antique furniture; dark-wood bed frames), the seven-acre property is all about la buena vida: farm-to-table dinners are served at the outdoor restaurant nightly, and the shady pool is surrounded by large acacia trees. The region’s fabled pueblos blancos—ancient whitewashed villages—are a short drive away.