Of course, you can opt for a day by the pool and laze in the sun or in the shade with a book. We have a ‘jeu de boule’ court, games and travel guides to enjoy. You can certainly keep yourself occupied in our B & B, but it would be a shame if you didn’t explore our beautiful region a little bit. The possibilities are endless and there is definitely something here for everyone …
We are in the heart of Andalusia, and are therefore ideally located for day-trips to the major cultural cities in the area such as Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and Seville, but the nearer towns or villages like Archidona and Antequera, Setenil and Iznájar are also worth a visit and have a great cultural and historical richness.
Andalucia has an extensive network of more than 80 nature reserves, representing approximately 18% of the region. Near our B & B are both Lake Iznajar, with its incredible vistas and nature walks, the mountainous El Torcal with its exceptional carstic rock formations and wildlife are definitely worth a visit. It is a must for bird watchers. Furthermore, you can make beautiful walks in our neighbourhood, like following a mountain stream to a waterfall or one of the other clever marked trails to follow. Hiking guides are at your disposal in the B&B.
Another option is to go bird watching. A day or half day trip can be organized with an English speaking local expert. Andalusia has a very large bird life and very often there are circling eagles to be spotted from our garden.
El Caminito del Rey (The King’s pathway) is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of Málaga. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. After four years of extensive repairs and renovations, the walkway re-opened in 2015. It has been known in the past as the “world’s most dangerous walkway” following five deaths in 1999 and 2000. It is now entirely safe and open to anyone with a reasonable head for heights.
The path hangs 100m above the river Guadalhorce and snakes around the cliffs, affording truly breathtaking views at every turn. The boardwalk is 2.9km long and constructed with a wooden slats and a 1.2m-high three-wire guard rail; in some sections the old crumbling path can be spied just below. There is a lot of information on the website, including reservation details. You should allow around four hours for the walk which includes returning to your access point. Note that the walk is linear, however there are regular buses that can take you back to your start point (€1.55, 20 minutes).
Reservations can be made on: http://www.caminitodelrey.info/en/
Sport & adventure
Mountain bikes can be rented in the next village. Another option is to go on a day trip with a vespa and see the Andalusian area from another angle. Kayaking, rafting, enduro and quad are possible.
In two nearby equestrian centers you cannot only go horse riding, but also a Vespa tour (half or full day) in the area can be organized with a local partner.
Finally, a day at the beach is also an option at the lake of Iznajar, 20 minutes away. There is a restaurant on the beach and kayaks or paddle boats for hire. But the beaches near Malaga are also easily accessible for a day with your feet in the sand and the most delicious fresh BBQ sardines.