WalkingThe starting point of the Ruta Botánica is the Cortijo del Alcázar which is located about 5 kilometers from our place. The route is about 7 kilometers long and is very comfortable to do even for those not very used to hiking.
For a long way the route is accompanied by the Alcázar River, leaving in its path corners of great beauty, with small waterfalls and shady pools, in it paths alternate with a splendid forest and dirt track.
More information can be found on the official website of the Nerja town hall nerja-turismo.com.
Chillar (36.788367, -3.873909)
El Torcal de Antequera
El Torcal (36.953425, -4.544657)
Caminito del Rey
Caminito del Rey (36.923888, -4.782561)
Together with some colleagues we have put together an exciting tour of Andalusia. You will stay at hand-picked B&B’s where comfort, service and delicious food are of paramount importance. At each of the selected B&B’s you will experience the owners’ personal touch and all our B&B’s have something special to offer which you will not find in any travel guide.
Roundtrip in Andalucia
Below you’ll find the list of all participating BB´s. Depending on where you land (generally Seville or Malaga) this tour can be arranged according to your own wishes and budget. You can decide in which order you want to visit each B&B, provided you book at least two nights at each. You are not obliged to stay at all B&B´s listed below.
Booking procedure round trip
You will pay the B&B of your first arrival by a deposit as stated in the bookings confirmation. All information about the rooms, rates and details of the bed & breakfasts you find on websites of the participating B&B´s.
Casa Don CarlosIf you arrive at Malaga or Seville Airport or depart this can be your first or last stop, Casa Don Carlos, run by Carlo and Ronald just outside the village of Alhaurin El Grande. This village is situated at 30 km. from Malaga with its bustling port. The genial hosts know exactly how to make their guest feel completely at home. From Casa Don Carlos you can visit Málaga, Benalmádena and Mijas and soak up the luxurious atmosphere of the Costa del Sol. Thanks to its proximity to Málaga airport Casa Don Carlos is the ideal place to relax after an eventful tour!<
El Níspero DulceFrom Alhaurín El Grande it is 1h15 to the next address the beautiful country villa El Níspero Dulce in the village of Alcaucín, 25 minutes from the coast. Belgian-Dutch couple René and Kris will do everything to make your stay a pleasant and mouth-watering experience, especially with the jams prepared with the fruit of their own fruit trees from the huge garden surrounding the villa. This is also an ideal place for bird watching, being located at the edge of the Sierra Tejada Natural Park.
Cortijo La HazaFrom Alcaucín it is 1h20 to get at your next stop: Cortijo La Haza in Iznájar, one of the authentic white villages in Southern Córdoba. Your hostess Bernadette and talented chef Patriek will warmly welcome you. Together with their Spanish staff Carmen and Eli they will ensure your stay is wonderfully comfortable. The cortijo (farm) is about 10 km. from the village and is surrounded by olive groves as far as the eye can see. La Haza is ideally situated for trips to Córdoba, Priego de Córdoba and Antequera with the Torcal National Park. Granada with the world famous Alhambra is also within easy reach.
Casa del PatioCasa del Patio is located in Pinos del Valle between Motril and the Alpujarras. A rustic white village in Andalusia, an ideal place for many hiking trails; a wonderful day at the beach on the Costa Tropical; the small authentic Moorish white villages on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the Alpujarras or visiting the Alhambra, a day of cycling, hiking, golfing, horse riding, various water sports or skiing, the combinations of these possibilities are inexhaustible. But, you can also stay at Casa del Patio and follow yoga classes and enjoy our flowery patio, the heated swimming pool, and the delicious and healthy breakfast, with numerous homemade products. We also offer fully organized walking holidays from Casa del Patio. Casa de Patio has 5 rooms with different dimensions and comfort. Depending on your personal wishes, you can choose a room with or without a balcony or terrace. The ultimate holiday feeling, atmosphere and space to retreat for a while are paramount in Casa del Patio.
route of Oil and Mountains
ActionThe main protagonist of the route of Oil and Mountains is the olive tree, of the “verdial” variety, which is used to produce one of the finest olive oils. The route is also ideal for hiking and camping enthusiasts.
The journey is 62,5 Km long and runs entirely inland through mountainous terrain in the north-west of Axarquía. More information of the route can be found on absoluteaxarquia.com.
Route of Oil and Mountains
Cycling in the area
Since we are a small B&B we dont´t rent bicycles. However, Elena of Plan A delivers this service and will be happy to help you. See the next item with a link to the website of Plan A.
- Guided tours
- Paragliding & Paramotor
- Wine tours
- Canyoning, caving & hiking
- Bike tours & rental
It has a restaurant, a shop and courses can be followed.
Baviera Golf Club (36.759197,-4.070189)
The areaThe city Vélez-Málaga (20 minutes) is the nearest city near the sea. Capital of La Axarquía, Vélez-Malaga, often simply referred to as Vélez, this city is the center of an agricultural region known for its avocados and mangoes.
The Alcazaba and the Ermita de la Virgen are set on a hill overlooking the city.
Impression of the Holy week (Semana Santa) (Source: Axartel Television).
From our garden, you can see the lights popping up during sunset.
Impression of Comares (Source: Axartel Television).
Things to see:
- The Nerja Caves
- Close to Nerja, at the other side of the highway, you find Frigiliana. It is one of the most beautiful white village of Andalusia with a historical character and a lot of charm.
Close to Frigiliana is the lost village of El Acebuchal
Alhama de Granada
Lobo Park (GPS 36.985763, -4.621083)
Fuente de Piedra
The rain are the only water entering the system, divided between direct precipitation on the lake, surface runoff and underground supply. The only way out of the pond water evaporation occurs, which determines its closed or endorheic character.
Fuente de Piedra (36.99961,-4.56171)
Torre del Mar
BeachesTorre del Mar (25 minutes) is one of the main touristic resorts of the Costa del Sol. Located in the eastern part of the Coast, the town is the beach resort of Vélez-Málaga, capital of the Axarquia region. Torre del Mar has around four kilometers of sandy beaches lined with restaurants and bars.
One of the resort's most pleasant features is the extended esplanade which follows the coast to reach the Marina of Caleta de Vélez which offers, beside excellent seafood, sailing and a variety of other watersports.
Torre del Mar (36.7385144, -4.1047538)
Playa Cantarriján (36.737669, -3.777151)
Major CitiesThe city of Málaga (50 minutes) has undergone a complete revamp the last decade and the result is astounding. The art lovers can pay a visit to the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen museum collection or the Center Pompidou that opened in 2015.
You could stroll down into the historic center of Malaga arrive at the Plaza de la Constitución, where many of the city’s fiestas and events are held. It is also a great place for shopping!
The city has also a great range of bars and restaurants in the historic center. In the renovated harbor you find great cocktail bars, the “La Malagueta” district offers you a variety of beachside ‘chiringuitos’ selling fresh seafood.
Granada is a treasure of architecture, with its city center with boulevards of handsome buildings of the 19th century, the old Moorish quarter Albaícin and the famous Alhambra. The Alhambra was once the residence of the Muslim rulers and consist of the Nazrid Palaces, the Alcazaba battlements and the patios and gardens of the Generalife. Tip: book your tickets for the Alhambra at home!
The city of Córdoba (2h) is sitting proudly on the banks of the Guadalquivir river.
The UNESCO has recognized the historic center with the Mezquita and its Islamic and Jewish heritage. Visit also the gardens of the Alcázar located in the historic center next to the Guadalquivir river. Famous is also the yearly colorful patio festival in May.
The city is one large open-air museum where authentic Spanish elements are influenced by Moorish styles. It is the city where you find thousands of orange trees and where Flamenco was born. The houses are small but the colorful streets, squares and parks in the historic quarter are lively and busy. Seville is famous for the Alcázar of Seville, the Catedral of Seville, the Giralda, the Santa Cruz quarter and much much more…
We advise our guests to always book a rental car online in advance. This is to avoid disappointments and to avoid paying a too high price. Because as the rental period approaches and so the number of available cars decreases, prices generally increase significantly.
Below we have listed a number of companies that are located on or near Málaga airport.