Camino Recovery

Is a Residential Treatment centre specializing in Addiction, trauma and Depression located on the east side of Malaga.


Located in a stunning Cortijo with the Tejeda mountains as its backdrop Camino Recovery offers a luxurious environment in which to address multiple issues in a safe space. The centre offers 30 to 90 day residential programmes that treat a multitude of addictions as well as co-morbid conditions such as trauma and depression.

Only 10 minutes from the local blue flag beaches on the East of Malaga the centre has seven En suite bedrooms. To the rear of the house is a stunning walled garden with a 20 metre swimming pool and ornamental fountains.  The mature flora further enhances the solitude of the location.  The extensive surrounding gardens provide areas to find some solitude or a track to exercise your body.

The centre provides medically supervised detoxification for drug and alcohol addiction. It has a high calibre team of clinicians – psychiatrists, doctors, therapists and nursing staff – with specialist knowledge and over 50 years’ experience in the treatment of addiction. The clinical team addresses the condition as a progressive illness that affects the whole family. It also believes that addiction is often rooted in a history of abuse and traumatic exposure – a view supported by a large body of recent research.

What Makes Us Special

The Centre’s Programme Director is American psychotherapist, Don Lavender BA., M.Div. Don has held clinical management and consultative positions in some of the most effective treatment centres in the world including Sierra Tucson and Cottonwood in the US.

The centre is one of the only treatment facilities in Europe using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as an integrative part of its programme.

A four day Family Programme is held each month where family members or friends are a part of the recovery process. The most effective treatment facilities in the world have strong family programmes.

A clinician will pick clients up from the airport, offering a gentle introduction on the 45-minute drive to the recovery centre.

The centre prides itself on being able to give each client highly individualised care and a tailor-made treatment plan. It is a place of peace and recovery where clients are treated with dignity and respect. The centre is open 365 days a year. Families and friends are able to visit on Sundays.

Facilities and Accommodation


The accommodation offers tastefully decorated double  and single occupancy bedrooms, a lounge area and dining room for use by the residents.  Alfresco dining is also available throughout the year.

Other facilities available

Spa / Gym

Auricular Acupuncture




Wi fi on site

Telephone number          0034 951107195


Address                                Cortijo la Fortaleza, Urbanisation la Fortaleza, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Málaga