Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara used to be an Moorish outpost, and the best sign of this is the Nazari Castle above town, which has been declared a Complex of Historical and Artistic Importance. For most, its just a quick roadside stop, if anything. […]

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Ronda

Ronda is a superb and well-known small city located in the hills an hour’s drive above the major coastal resort of Marbella. Puente Nuevo is a spectacular bridge over the 100m deep El Tajo gorge. Plaza de Toros is Ronda’s bullring, inaugurated in 1785. A museum is attached. Casa del Rey Moro is an 18th […]

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Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil is one of the many, distinctive Pueblos Blancos (white villages) to be found in the area. It also has the added distinction of having many of its buildings very, very well integrated with the local geology – making it quite a remarkable place! Some nice cafes can be found here. Streets are narrow and […]

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El Torcal Nature Reserve

20 minutes drive from Antequera is the El Torcal Nature Reserve, made up of distinctive limestone rock formations. Sunset visits recommended. A 1.5km, 45 min walk leads from near the visitor centre. There are also 2.5km and 4.5km options available. […]

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Sierra Tejeda

Southeast of Granada are the summits and ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, but to the southwest are the lesser heights contained within the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Almara Natural Park. The winding mountain road that ascends along the eastern edge of the park offer a winding, scenic drive between the coast and Granada. […]

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Nerja

Just off the motorway east of Malaga is the seaside town of Nerja, a one-time fishing village of narrow streets and whitewashed houses. Those days may largely have passed, but Nerja still manages to contrast with the heavy development visible along the most of the Costa Del Sol. A good option for a coffee stop. […]

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Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto de las Palomas is the scenic route connecting Grazalema and Zahara. Its a beautiful, winding drive through the edge of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Ascending to just under 1200m, it offers great views north and south. Walking trails lead from a carpark at the pass. […]

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Grazalema

Grazalema, another of the Pueblos Blancos, is located in a beautiful setting within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. There aren’t particularly any must-see sights within town, but its character and setting make it worth a wander. Park in one of the carparks off the main road above town and take a walk through the […]

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Puerto Banus

Puerto Banús is a short distance west of Marbella. Developed around a marina, the streets are lined with the expensive luxury boutiques of premium European brands. There is a street market on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. […]

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