Palm groves, the heritage left by centuries of Arab domination in southern Alicante, have given Elche one of its two Patrimonies of the Humanity of UNESCO. And the Hotel Huerto del Cura takes its name after the most emblematic palm grove in town, which is also historic property of the Orts Serrano family, who manages the Hotel. We are in a authentic urban resort, a forest in town, a nearly Caribbean space in which a jungle of palm trees, bougainvilleas, cactuses and other large plants wrap around the path that joins the bungalows where the rooms are, most of which are on the ground floor, lots of them decorated in a colonial style matching what we can see through the large windows. Teak furniture, beige and earth colours, linens and cottons. Silence dominates every space in the hotel, unless the wind treats us with the rumour of the palm trees in movement.