Less than an hour drive away is Gibraltar with its cable car to the top of the Rock and his monkeys living there. For the adventurous who might like to visit Africa (Marocco), it’s only 25 km away across the Street of Gibraltar, an 30 minute trip by the catamaran ferry from Tarifa to Tangiers.
The villa is a great base for visiting other villages, towns and cities within the area. Little can rival the spectacular drive to Ronda, with its Puente Nuevo or visit the bull ring, said to be the oldest in Spain.
The city centre of Malaga with its daily covered fresh market(Mercado Atarazanas), tapas bars (bar bodega El Pimpi), coffee bars (for fresh coffee and churros in the morning), the Alcazaba (old castle), Teatro Romano, the cathedral, the beautiful Plaza de la Constitucion, Picasso Museum, Plaza de Torros, el Muello Uno (the new port), the beach “la Malagueta” and the commercial centre for shopping, makes it a great place to visit.
Mijas for the donkey ride and the spectacular views, the cosy streets with artisanal shops and lots of terraces. Mijas, Casares, Ojen, mountain white villages or Benahavis, with plenty of restaurants is worth visiting.
Granada with it’s beautiful and historic Alhambra Palace is a two hours drive away and makes a wonderfull day out, as well as the Sierra Nevada skiing area which enjoys good snow conditions from December to late March. It is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and be water skiing from the beach in the afternoon.
Cordoba with it’s great monument protected by Unesco: the Mezquita. Cordoba is a good 2 hours drive away. And the beautifull city of Sevilla, a must see! Flamenco, tapas, culture! Plaza de Torros Maestranza, one of the most beautiful bull rings, El Alcazaba, Plaza de Espana, Parque Maria Luisa, one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe; La Giralda (the tower), Tapas bars (barrio Santa Cruz), the Metropol Parasol, El Tore del Oro, El Archivo General de Indias, etc…lots to see in Sevilla!
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