We welcome you at Cortijo La Zapatera!

For years we travelled the world, stayed in simple inns, luxurious hotels, campsites and everything in between. We travelled by plane, car, camper and caravan and with Cortijo La Zapatera all our best experiences comes together at our bed and breakfast for you to enjoy!

After a two years search we decided that Andalusia, Spain was our place to stay. We fell in love with the authentical Axarquía region and bought the perfect place to start our bed and breakfast, Cortijo La Zapatera.

If there is something that defines Cortijo La Zapatera then it is the value of experiences and hospitality our guests take home. The key to our hospitality is our open, intuitive service to ensure that our guests have the best memories of their time spent with us.

When you stay with us, you’re not just staying anywhere, you’re staying somewhere!

In 2003 this beautiful cortijo was built next to the original farm house. This little farm house, the casita, is the original 'casa de campo' dating from 1915. It was hand built of stone by the grandfather of the first owners and was their home during harvests and the preparation of raisins ('las pasas'). 

Cortijo La Zapatera is set in a secluded, peaceful and private country hillside, located along a country track only 20 minutes of the lovely white village of Canillas de Aceituno. The property is accessed through a gate and a driveway leads down the hill, revealing the magnificent facade of the house, arriving at a large open car park, surrounded by pretty banks of flowering shrubs and trees. A beautiful Moorish styled interior courtyard welcomes you to the main house. A secret garden is the ideal spot to enjoy your dinner. 

Cortijo La Zapatera has a typical Andalusian interior, a mix of Spanish and Moorish styles with a modern twist and a hint of Dutch influences.

On the ground floor there is for our guests a spacious living and dining room with a cosy fire place. Designed to make you feel at home instantly. Here you will also find our well catered "honesty bar". The entire ground floor is connected to a stunning inner patio with a lovely fountain. A perfect place to enjoy your breakfast. From this patio you access our roof terrace, our pool and lounge area, the apartment and the guesthouse. On the upper floor we offer three well-appointed guest rooms, all with private bathrooms. The fourth guest room is on the ground floor and has its own private terrace with beautiful views. Apartment Las Almendras is also located on the ground floor and has its own private terrace. 

The casita was fully renovated in 2010 preserving as much of its original character, including a bread oven and small courtyard, stone terrace, thick walls and original alcove. It is now a comfortable, sunny cottage for two guests.

We are pleased to serve you dinner or make dinner reservations for you, suggest shops and sites in the area or assist in any way to ensure your visit to Cortijo La Zapatera is a wonderful stay.

Rasja Post & Wouter Burgmans

At your service!


  • Check in between 15.00 and 21.00 hours
  • Check out 11.00 hours
  • Early check in and late check out availalbe on request
  • A minimum stay of 2 nights
  • Pets are not allowed
  • We are yearly open from the 1st of March until the 5th of January.
  • Please contact us for inquiries outside our regular opening period


  • Breakfast from 8.00 - 10.30 hours.
  • Dinner service available
  • And naturally enjoy our wines, drinks and cocktails in combination with a tapa
  • Honesty bar


  • (airport) transportation service available 
  • Laundry and ironing service available
  • We love to facilitate any tour or visit in the region on your request


The below conditions are applicable for guests that book direct via our website. In cases of booking via other booking agents (such as booking.com and expedia.com) the terms and conditions provided by them will apply to your booking.

Payment Conditions

We will after receipt of your reservation seperately request you to make a deposit payment of 50% of the costs of your total stay. This to make the reservation final. The other 50% will be paid with check out. 

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation is free of charge up until 2 weeks prior to the date of arrival. Your 50% deposit will be refunded in these cases.

In cases of cancellation within 2 weeks prior to arrival 100% of the costs will be charged. 

We advise you to have a travel and cancellation insurance. 


We are delighted with the opportunity to have you as our guest and we hope that you will have a memorable stay with us.

We are delighted with the opportunity to have you as our guest and we hope that you will have a memorable stay with us.

Breakfast, a perfect way to start your day!

Breakfast, a perfect way to start your day!

Every day we offer our breakfast consisting of homemade pastries, yoghurt, muesli, jams, cheeses, meats and eggs. Of course your breakfast will come with fresh orange juice, fresh fruits and a good cup of coffee or selected tea’s. Cortijo La Zapatera thrives to use only fresh ingredients and using locally sourced products wherever possible. We serve our breakfast on vintage china in our fountain courtyard.