The BossaFarm is located in Estepona, a quaint little Spanish town situated in the area between Marbella and Gibraltar with fantastic views on the African continent. This unique spot is our latest project and is the result of the fusion of EnfrenteArte, born in 1997, and the sport Bossaball, created by Enfrentearte’s owner Filip Eyckmans in 2005.
Since 6 years we use 100% organic fruits and vegetables from all over the world for the hotel’s breakfast buffet, our natural ice teas or home cooking sessions.
It all started with the idea of setting up a training center for the sport in the rural area of Southern Spain, where the players could bivouac and practice all day long. We were in need of such a place in a healthy environment where we could train during an extensive period.
Moreover, rest periods between training sessions and intense days of practice are filled with healthy, nutritious and traditionally grown food provided by and cultivated at the same playground. That way, the BossaFarm becomes a healthy sports development centre.
The idea is to closely interweave the sporting and physical perspective with social and ecological aspects. A place where neo meets retro. The upside-down gardening is one example. This practice from New York has spread out to Estepona as well, and occurs in a rather creative way. Seven end-of-life trampolines of old bossaball playfields have found a new destination, as they are now used as the skeleton for the vegetable boxes.Equaly a kind of marquee was built with recycled trampolines next to the bossaball training court.The construction blocks the sun but is transparent at the same time and has become a fantastic hang out and sitting area in the middle of nature.
As bossaball is played on a huge inflatable, we recently have started to recycle old PVC and have turned it into messenger and travel bags…recycling is since 2 decades circulating through our veins – soon we will offer the first Enfrente arte travel bags, stay tuned!
Check this report done by de BBC Travel Show, who came to visit Estepona and the BossaFarm¡
Bossafarm and Enfrente Arte
Many of the original dishes that are prepared at the Hotel Enfrente Arte, are prepared with ingredients brought directly from the Bossafarm and which are 100% organic. Since a coule of years we are cultivating a couple of Bossafarm classic´s almost nowhere to be found on the European continent or only at very high rates in specialized delicatessen shops. These classics are for instance cucamelon, mexican tomato as well as tomato pearl but also borage, indian watercress or capuchina to name just a few vegetables.For 2018 we are including kale, both in its green and purple version as well as a wide selection od edible flowers.
On the fruit menu, we cultivate 5 different types of mango, 4 different types of passion fruit, lychee and longan, the japanese nashi pear, the brazilian pitanga and fejoa. From Mexico we have 3 different types of zapote, black, green and wholee. There is kum and limequat from Asia but also pomme granada, figs, 5 types of apples and kaki from Spain. Moreover the ecofram holds aout 10 gigantic citrus trees with 2 to 4 different types of citrus on one and the same tree such as orange, lemon, mandarin ,lime and grape fruit. All these vegetables and fruit are 100% organic as there is no chemicals used at the farm at all and we can tell you that one tastes this !! Our flavours bring yo back in time when fruit and vegetables were still very tasty and not industrialised.So come and stay with us for a bio experience and to try out our different recipes in drinks, salads and more.
Enjoy these pictures of the Bossafarm and enjoy the Enfrente Arte breakfast when you come and visit us!