Welcome to Boletas Nature Holidays
It has been a long journey since 1994, when we, Josele Saiz and Esther Diago, first established BOLETAS Birdwatching Centre with the aim of fulfilling our vision of living in a natural environment surrounded by birds. This ambition has been achieved through lots of enthusiasm, several innovative ideas and a readiness to give the best of ourselves. Throughout our exciting journey we have been privileged to meet hundreds of kindred spirits from around the world who have visited Boletas as guests, or joined our nature holidays. We thank these like minded people, members of the post-war generation, who have shared our holistic principles whereby nature is seen as a global concept in publications, conservation and travelling.
We want to offer our thanks to all of the people who have put their confidence in us, making BOLETAS a well known meeting point in the Pyrenees and a birder's world favourite Spanish bird tour company. As pioneers our tours are a reference for other companies and many birdwatchers too. We were first to promote visiting the Pyrenees in Winter looking for Wallcreepers, easier and more rewarding than in summer. We designed a strategy to have good chances with the elusive Dupont´s Lark in March, now a bible for many birdwatchers. Our tour in summer combining the high Pyrenees and the Ebro Steppes can be found now in many brochures, but we are always wanting to be one step ahead and thanks to this we are still developing new and attractive tours such as the new tour combining Extremadura and the Iberian Lynx which will allow you discover the most recondite landscapes of this beautiful country, its culture and its wildlife.
Our customers have spread our reputation so that BOLETAS, remarkably as we are based in Spain, has virtually become another 'British' Birdwatching tour company offering the best of Spain, but with a truly British outlook. As a small company with little overheads we are able to offer a selection of tours with unbeatable value and quality, always with the expertise and knowledge of local guides, to make for a fulfilling holiday.
As the owner of Boletas, Josele J Saiz has the interests of his clients at heart and does his best to ensure they are met. He is a keen naturalist with a friendly, humourous personality and a vast cultural knowledge. He is the man in the field, successfully leading and guiding most of the tours.
Andy Howes, our representative in UK, offers the British perspective and a very helpful point of contact. You will find Andy helpful, organized, efficient and reliable. He is the person to help all of you who need to book a tour, suggesting and collating the best flight options or giving detailed information when you book accommodation at Boletas.
We think that a 'complete' birdwatching holiday comprises different aspects.
Firstly, the security of our clients is uppermost. We are constantly mindful that your safety is in our hands.
Secondly, the birds, we really do enjoy the birds; searching, finding, identifying, studying, but most of all seeing them in action. Due to local knowledge we can combine intensive birding with relaxing moments, but we always try to see the most relevant bird specialities.
Thirdly and also a very important aspect of a tour is the accommodation and food, so we always use the best available, close to the birding spots.
Finally, the company - we have been very lucky to have established a warm-hearted and sociable client base, many of whom come year on year.
Here you will find what BOLETAS offers; birdwatching holidays not only in Spain, but in Morocco, here we work in a rewarding project helping de beautiful Desert Sparrow and many other destinations, we are now offering for the period of 2016, we are ending our 20th Aniversary inviting our most faithful customers we have spend a froiendship long week end enjoying Wallcreepers and Cranes. We will offer Brazil, Cuba and Senegal as last year and Mexico-Baja California and Madagascar as new tours, both very well welcomed by our regular customers as both are nearly fully booked. For 2017 we are preparing tours to Mexico-Baja California again Mexico-Yucatán, Mongolia and Panama, including, of course, a warm welcome when staying at BOLETAS GUEST HOUSE.WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR TOURS?