Visit Alora with its traditional whitewashed village appeal or Pueblo with its narrow streets and steep hills. The Castle perched above the town looks wonderful at night when floodlit. The local town of Pizarra, although not so pretty as Alora, is very Spanish and has excellent bars and restaurants, cash machines, supermarket etc. Also Emergency Doctors.
There are many local festivals throughout the year, but some to note are the Easter Parades, Alora and Pizarra Ferias beginning of August, the festival of the Moon by candlelight in Carratraca beginning of September, the Christmas lights in Malaga from the beginning of December and New Year's Eve in Coin which is a massive fancy dress street party.
Looking for some exciting activities during your stay? With so much to do in the local area, see our list of suggested activities below!
|Camino Del Rey and Lakes info||Info about Camino Del Rey and Lakes|
|Watersports At Lakes and on the coast||Activity Centre at the Lakes|
|Horse Riding||Local Horse Riding|
|E-Bike||Local bike hire|
|Quad Biking||Local Quadbikes|
|Tree Top Adventure Park Amazonia||Tree Top Adventure park|
|Butterfly Park||Butterfly Park|
|Water park Mijas||Water Park in Mijas|
|Water Park Torre Del Mar (North Malaga)||Water Park Torre del Mar|
|Water Park Torremolinos||Water Park Torremolinos|
|Malaga Bike Tours (highly recommended)||Bike Hire and Tours of Malaga|
|Donkey Sanctuary||Donkey Sanctuary|
|Botanical Gardens||Botanical Gardens|
|Guided Walks||Guided Walks|
|Make your own Chocolates||Make your own Chocolates|
|Motor Museum, Malaga||Motor and Fashion Museum|
|Vineyard Monda||Local Vineyard in Monda|
The Guadalhorce Valley is one of the greenest and prettiest in Andalucia with it's Olive, Lemon and Orange Groves. The beautiful turquoise Lakes of El Chorro and its stunning gorge is only a 40-minute drive away. All the coastal area from Nerja to Gibraltar is within easy reach by car; or drive inland to places such as Ronda, Mijas, Antequera. Visit the Water Parks at Torremolinos or Mijas, Fuengirola Zoo (which is open at night during the summer) or the Safari Park. Drive inland towards Antequera, take the train into Malaga and enjoy the cafe culture, make a visit to the Picasso museum or just enjoy the beaches. Ronda is only a 45-minute drive and well worth a days visit. Marbella and Puerta Banus are also within easy reach.
The biggest Butterfly Park in Europe opened in March 2011 near Benalmadena only a 30-minute drive away. Really beautiful and worth a visit.
30 minutes from the crags of El Chorro, during winter months when climbers are here I offer good home-cooked meals for €10 per head. After a long day climbing come back to a good meal and then just relax!