The Hostal La Hormiga Voladora is one of those lovely, unassuming places that seem increasingly hard to find in this day and age, so imagine our delight when we came across it in our travels.
It is a beautifully situated and quirky seaside accommodation that fits in perfectly with the relaxed and typically Andalusian environment. Donkeys as well as horses freely trot around the local village and happily intermingle with the inhabitants, which makes an interesting change from the usual cats and dogs. Inside the Hormiga, the visitor will find the rooms to be no frills and simple, yet all are comfortable and furnished to good standards.
The bathrooms in particular are modern and tastefully decorated with seashell motifs; though it should be noted the apartments are somewhat plainer. Nevertheless, leave the gates of the Hostal La Hormiga Voladora and after a few steps you reach the superb, hardly touched, beach with its beautiful bay, white sands, dunes and clear waters – in our opinion, heaven by the sea! This get away, end of the world feel does not mean seclusion: the picturesque local village (it comes beautifully into view as you approach on the winding mountain road) offers many facilities, shops and restaurants which more than compensates the lack of services within the premises.
There are also interesting Roman ruins nearby to admire and the visitor will never be at a loss for things to do.
The apartment was very confortable and had everything we need for our stay.
The view of the see was beautiful.
We spend a lovely days there.
Date of stay 03/03/2022
The Place is really a secret Place - at least in March! Driving to the little paradise bay of Bolonia is a Highlight in itself! Nature is overwhelming, you will pass by green fields, flowery meadows, cows, and rocks that pile up to a small Mountain which is circled by european vultures. The Beach is nice and wild, with a large Wandering Dune and gorgeous Sunsets! On top there is also a Roman archeological Site. the Little Village and its inhabitants Are very friendly, the owners of la hormiga voladora too! It is a very Special and Natural and down to earth Place, beautifully unsophisticated and tidy! Everything you Could Wish for - and Even though we had some rain and restaurants were still mostly closed, we totally felt like in heaven. We will come back for sure. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Beautiful Apartement in best location
Date of stay 08/09/2019
We book a room with ocean view and it was perfect!
Date of stay 08/09/2019
Perfect stay, clean rooms, wonderful beach
Date of stay 10/02/2019
It is hard to believe that it is still possible to find a place like this - the style was simple, but great since it didn't draw the attention from the view towards the bay. With breakfast it would have been perfect, we had two very calm days there - but of course that was also in February. Great place!
Lovely place right by the beach
Date of stay 19/10/2018
This is a perfect accommodation to travel to with kids. Lovely place and right by an amazing beach. Very friendly personnel and superb location.
Date of stay 28/06/2018
Nice host, clean room with airco and big bathroom, good location. Good price-performance value. Good choice for Bolonia.
A very genuine village on the beach
Date of stay 26/10/2017
We had a very pleasant stay in this very authentic/simple village only a few steps from the sea. Very kind hosts. Peacful environment. Would totally recommend !!
Date of stay 24/09/2017
We loved staying at hostal de la hormonal, it was exactly what your site said it would be. Usually hotel photos are deceiving, but not in this case, the hotel looked even better than the photos, it was also clean, hassle free and private in a beautiful location. We really recommend this place and I will certainly look up your site for my next vacation.
Date of stay 21/05/2017
Bed a little bit too small.
On the patio it would be nice to have a sun- bed.
A magic place.
Date of stay 08/06/2017
We are a German family of five (children aged 10, 8 and 4) and we liked staying our stay at the Hormiga very much. It is very close to the beach, pretty to look at and the common courtyard is very pleasant and sheltered from the wind. Bolonia is not too touristy and the beach is wonderful. If you want shelter from the sun you should make it wind-proof, though (two of the three days we stayed were pretty windy). We also walked up the dune (recommended!) and visited the Roman ruins (interesting and free for EU citizens). The flat is well-equipped (washing machine, shutters, but no dishwasher), although the air conditioning blew a bit too hard for our taste. There is a little shop just around the corner.
Beatriz has become too old to run the business, her daughter Julia has taken over. She is nice. Her English is not brilliant, but we could make ourselves understood. There is no bakery any more. Just park outside the gate and walk in. The reception is on your left.
Gem of a place!!
Date of stay 30/08/2016
Bolonia is one of my favourite places to go and I've stayed in other places there over the years as its always been a last minute booking. This year I was organised enough to book at the beginning of June and even then only just got in!!
I have nothing bad to say about La Hormiga. I absolutely loved it!! We had a superior room with a terrace and sea view. It was amazing. The room was beautifully decorated and the bathroom was insanely cute. It was also absolutely spotless one of the cleanest places I've stayed!
I requested some more pillows which were brought to me straight away by who I think was the owner.. He was very friendly.
On the ground floor there are lots of outdoor areas with tables should you wish to spend any time there. It's one of those places that would be amazing if you went there with a load of friends and block booked the whole place.
But please don't book there as I want to be able to go back next year!!!
Date of stay 09/08/2016
Me dejé llevar por las sugerencias de secretplace, realmente acertamos en la elección. Desconexión total.
Super Hostel an Traumstrand
Date of stay 29/08/2015
Also dieses Hostel ist unbedingt zu empfehlen. Liebevolle gestaltete Anlage an einem Traumstrand. Absolut saubere und bis ins Detail gestaltete Zimmer mit Meerblick im ersten Stock.
Das Gelände ist vor unbefugtem Zugriff geschützt und die PKWs stehen sicher auf dem Gelände.
Alles in allem SUPERGUT!
Date of stay 20/09/2014
Sehr ruhige Lage, sehr sauber. Die Zimmer werden jeden Tag gereinigt. Meeresrauschen beim einschlafen beruhigt die Seele.
Einfache aber schöne Zimmereinrichtung.
Würde ich sicher weiterempfehlen.
Beautiful beach, lovely accommodation
Date of stay 04/09/2014
We really enjoyed our stay here. The beach is stunning, much busier during the four days than I imagined it would be but still lovely and relaxing. The hostal was very comfortable and spacious for the two of us, with a fantastic view of the sea. The owners were very helpful and accommodating.
Bolonia is perfect for beach and relaxation. Really busy during the day and quiet at night. For those wanting a night out Tarifa is about 30 euros in a cab and a beautiful fun town.
La Hormiga Voladora
Date of stay 20/08/2014
Estuvimos unos días alojados en una de las habitaciones con terraza y excelentes vistas de la playa de Bolonia. La habitación es funcional y está decorada con gusto y sencillez. La atención es buena y el hostal tiene su propio acceso a la playa. Nos gustó mucho el lugar pues es ideal para descansar y estar lejos del bullicio playero de otros parajes más concurridos y construidos. Lo recomendamos para parejas, ya que el entorno es romántico y tranquilo.
best location in Bolonia
Date of stay 20/04/2019
the Hostal is very nice situated very close to the sea. With stunning views from the terasse, Short way to the wonderful beach.
The rooms very clean and the room Service came every day. Perfect!
the reception was very polite, but without personal atmoshere. The communication was quite difficult because of language problems.
Wunderschöne Lage und Blick
Date of stay 27/02/2019
Herrlich gelegene Unterkunft am Strand. Schönes und sehr gepflegtes Zimmer und Bad. Für Menschen, die Meeresrauschen lieben. Allerdings war es im Februar nicht leicht ein Frühstück zu bekommen. Die Besitzer waren aber sehr hilfreich und haben uns Geschirr und Wasserwärmer ausgeliehen.
Die Handtücher wurden täglich gewechselt, das müsste gar nicht sein.
Calm in Bolonia
Date of stay 27/07/2018
The owners were kind and welcoming. The apartment was clean. I did enjoy having a toaster. The bed was confortable, and there was even a choice of different size pillows. There was a good view of the beach.
However three things need improvement. First, they should provide enough toilet paper for the duration of the guest's stay, on a per need basis. Second, they should provide an indoor wi-fi space: unless you want to be bitten by mosquitos, you don't have wi-fi in the evening. Third, they should not allow smoking on the little terraces behind the apartments, because the smoke comes in through the bedroom window which, consequently, you cannot open!
Schönes, einfaches Hotel
Date of stay 30/06/2017
Sehr ruhiges, schönes Zimmer mit Meerblick. Leider kein Frühstück aber mit ein wenig Improvisation war das kein Problem. Sehr gutes Fischrestaurant gleich im die Ecke. Zum Meer sind es nur wenige Meter.
Date of stay 22/10/2016
Ein wunderbar zurückgezogener Ort, der Ruhe am Meer bietet. ein Ort zum Erholen, Sehr freundliche Vermieter stellen eine einfache Unterkunft zur Verfügung, in der das Notwendige vorzufinden ist. Die Infrastruktur ist in dem Ort im Oktober etwas schwierig, daher ein Stern Abzug.
kleine, meernahe Idylle
Date of stay 24/09/2016
sehr gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis, gemütliches Zimmer, gute Matrazen, Bad ok. Nette kleine Terasse, 50 Meter zum Strand. Freundlicher Service, gute + leise Klimaanlage. Einzig der fehlende Meerblick und fehlende Insektengitter sind zu bemängeln.
Date of stay 10/10/2015
Nicht in Allem toll..
Date of stay 14/04/2015
Die Unterkunft hat einige sehr entzückende Zimmer , eines der Zimmer liegt im Obergeschoss und bietet sicherlich einen sehr schönen Blick auf das Meer. Wir hatten ein Appartement, von der Einrichtung und Ausstattung sicherlich recht schön, aber dennoch nicht so überzeugend. Der erwartete Meeresblick bot sich lediglich als kleiner Ausschnitt und zudem stehen noch die Autos der Gäste im Blickfeld. Das Schlafzimmer ging nach hinten hinaus und am Morgen war nicht zu erahnen, ob draußen die Sonne scheint. Schade waren die Energiesparlampen, die keine behagliche Atmosphäre Aufkommen lassen. Einzig wirklich unerträglich für uns war das Plastiklaken auf der Matratze . Alles in allem waren wir ein bisschen enttäuscht, wenngleich wir vermuten in einem anderen Zimmer und mit etwas wärmerem Wetter -bei dem man nicht so auf ein kuscheliges Zimmer angewiesen ist- wären wir glücklich gewesen. Es ist sicherlich einen zweiten Versuch Wert, so man weiß welche zZmmernummern die richtigen sind...