Public Land Sale: Not All of Spain Is Buying Reply

La Almoraima Spain

Raphael Minder writes for NYT.com, CASTELLAR DE LA FRONTERA, Spain — La Almoraima, a farming estate at the edge of a nature reserve, is prized by environmentalists. Home to one of Europe’s largest cork forests, it is a rare place where deer and boar roam wild within sight of the Rock of Gibraltar. The Spanish government, which owns the land, wants to sell it for as much as 300 million euros, or about $376 million, pitching it as a perfect spot for a luxury resort, including a five-star hotel, a small airport, two golf courses and a polo grounds.

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La Almoraima cork

Cork harvested from the Almoraima finca

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