The Nerja Caves

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The Caves of Nerja (Spanish: Cueva de Nerja) are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in the Province of Málaga, Spain. Stretching for almost 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), the caverns are one of Spain's major tourist attractions. Concerts are regularly held in one of the chambers, which forms a natural amphitheatre.

The caves were re-discovered in modern times on 12 January 1959 by five friends, who entered through a narrow sinkhole known as "La Mina". This forms one of the two natural entrances to the cave system. A third entrance was created in 1960 to allow easy access for tourists. The cave is divided into two main parts known as Nerja I and Nerja II. Nerja I includes the Show Galleries which are open to the public, with relatively easy access via a flight of stairs and concreted pathways to allow tourists to move about in the cavern without difficulty. Nerja II, which is not open to the public, comprises the Upper Gallery discovered in 1960 and the New Gallery discovered in 1969.

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Situated on the slopes of the Sierra Almijara mountains, it offers some of the most spectacular views on the Costa del Sol. The layout and appearance of the historic quarter is the result of urban design from the Arab period.Its narrow, winding and often stepped streets are interconnected by covered passages occasionally flanked by doors which would close to strengthen the town's defences. A tour of the historic quarter reveals interesting glazed ceramic mosaics which tell the story of the events occurred between Moors and Christians on the Frigiliana Rock. Also prominent is the palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, from the 16th century, subsequently converted into a sugar refinery for making sugar cane honey.

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Caminito del Rey - El Chorro

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El Caminito del Rey is a passage built on the walls of the Gaitanes gorge, next to the village of El Chorro, which serves as a boundary between the municipalities of Ardales, Álora and Antequera.

It is a pedestrian walkway of more than 3 kilometers, attached to the rock inside a canyon, with sections of a width of just 1 meter, hanging up to 100 meters above the river, in almost vertical walls.




El Caminito de Rey hike is spectacular all way long: from the Count of Guadalhorce Reservoir to its end at El Chorro Dam. Placed in unique natural surroundings, the path stretches between two gorges, canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks. All the texts about the path, as well as the photos and videos that follow, were created after many visits of our experts to the site, and their hard work that had lasted for several months.

The route is linear, not circular, and it goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south. Its beginning is in the Town of Ardales and the end in Álora. This route is almost 8 km long, and takes from three to four hours to be crossed. As we consider it to be rather unique, we decided to describe all of its parts so you could understand what can be seen or felt along the route.

There are seven parts of the route:

  • Visitor Reception Area Shuttle bus stop and a car park El Kiosko Restaurant
  • Two access areas: the path and Gaitanejo way (2.7 km or 1.5 km long route, depending on your choice).
  • Visitor Reception Centre and Gaitanejo Reservoir.
  • First Canyon Gaitanejo Gorge (2.9 km from the entrance to the exit)
  • Second Canyon Las Palomas Cliff
  • Hoyo Valley
  • Third Canyon Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes)
  • Last Stretch Boardwalk to the exit
  • Downwards path to the El Chorro Train Station, called Avenue Caminito del Rey (2.1 km).

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Angosturas Guadalmina River


This route runs along part of the course of the Guadalmina River as it passes through the municipality of Benahavís, in a singular route that has to be done in some stretches by swimming.

It consists of a short gully in the Guadalmina river bed (Benahavís, Málaga), in the place known as Charco de las Mozas, which is confined in a short distance to cross a steep area, forming a narrowness or narrowness. It is possible to make the descent even in the rainy season, paying attention to the narrowest areas where the current can be strong.

The route only has one abseil in a dam, located almost at the end of the ravine, in the area where the channel reopens. For its short route and absence of difficulties is a ravine indicated to begin in this activity. Some jumps can be made at the entrance of the ravine. The descent is possible at any time of the year, the flow being practically constant, although the rainy season is surely the most attractive.


The starting point of this route is located in what is popularly known as Charca de las Mozas (COORDENADAS 36.517237, -5.039850). This water pool is meters before reaching the entrance to the town of Benahavís. Until it is accessed on foot by stairs located on one side of the road. To get to Benahavís from Málaga, take the A-7 motorway in the direction of Algeciras. After crossing the San Pedro de Alcántara, take exit 181A, where you follow a local road (MA-547) that leads first to the Angosturas del Guadalmina.


Spectacular pools, surprising gorges crossed by the river and crystal clear waters are some of the claims of crossing the Guadalmina River for its well-known Angosturas. In a section that can be done in just over an hour and a half (one way), where there are some challenges for physical fitness, such as descending by a rope or swimming in sections of more than fifty meters. Therefore, it is advisable especially to take into account these aspects before venturing into this route. In addition, there are active tourism companies with expert monitors that can be hired to make this itinerary.

The proposed route begins precisely in the well-known Charca de las Mozas, very frequented by bathers in summer. Following down the river, it will be necessary to alternate at the beginning small pools in which there will be no choice but to get into sections where you have to go over stones carefully so as not to slip. This is how the first and surprising narrows are reached, which take us to exotic prints more typical of other latitudes.

One of the most spectacular areas is the cavity that must be crossed in the course of the river. From there they go through precisely deeper sections in which there will be an important physical wear for those not used to swimming. Another challenge is to descend by the small dam built meters below. This reduction is not recommended in the case that the person does not have security or previous experience. It is not complicated, but if you do not get off with the necessary confidence we can take a good blow. Arrived there, those who do not want to go down for any reason always have another alternative: Go up a small via ferrata located on the right wall, which leads us to the road.

In the case of going down, you have to be very careful with the stones that are lower down which are even more slippery. Anyone who has arrived there must be aware that they have almost reached the end of the journey. It is enough to swim a stretch of more than fifty meters swimming to reach a large pool where the river seems to end. In this part, similar to a small beach (stony, yes), you can rest.

The way back can be done by an old ditch currently enabled as a hiking route. For this it is necessary to cross a wooden bridge that passes just above the narrows. To reach the bridge you have to climb from the small beach on the right following a small dirt track. Once this structure is crossed, the canal is reached and the path upstream continues. In just over an hour you will reach the starting point, the Charca de las Mozas.

To make this route you have to wear shoes and clothes. It must be taken into account that it is an amphibious route and that, therefore, it is very important to have a sticky sole with sufficient thickness, since from so much walking on stones the soles of the feet can suffer. It is also advisable to bring some spare shoes for the return home. Regarding clothes, a swimsuit-or a neoprene suit for the coolest-may suffice. You will have to get into the water in any case to make the journey. It is also advisable to carry bags and sealed containers to protect phones, cameras or other objects so that they do not get wet.

Although several pools of crystalline water can be very tempting, you have to avoid throwing yourself on them, because sometimes there are big stones underneath that can give us a dislike. The same happens when you swim along one of the narrow sections.

Montemayor Castle - Benahavis


Erected in the tenth century and part of its walls they are kept in good condition. Fortified complex in the Torre de la Reina, the most remarkable part is preserved because there are vestiges of what were chambers and a well.

This fort played an important role in sustained battles between the various baronies Al-Andalus for its strategic value, and that can be seen over 100 Kms. Of Spanish coast and the whole of Africa.

A throughout the territory of Beahavís several watchtowers that were in earlier times an intelligent defensive barrier, such as Leonera, Alcuzcuz, Tramores or Daidín are located.



Torrecilla Peak


The Torrecilla Peak, with its 1,919 meters of height, is located within the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, near the town of Ronda, in Andalusia. This mountain range occupies the central part of the province, and borders with other mountain ranges around, which makes the area a paradise for mountain lovers who decide to spend a few days kicking their trails.

Torrecilla Peak is the highest point of the province of Malaga, although with some controversy, since some attribute this privilege to the peak of La Maroma. Al Torrecilla can be climbed both from the Recreational Area of he Quejigales (near the city of Ronda) and from the Puerto del Saucillo (near the city of Yunquera). We will describe the first of the routes, which offers a spectacular walk between a beautiful Mediterranean forest, thorn bushes, pinsapos, mountain quejigos, snow wells and very characteristic rock formations, to culminate with the wonderful views offered by its vertex.





All these details we will discover them when crossing the sixteen kilometers of circular route that leaves from the farmhouse of Quejigales, passes through the roof of Malaga, the Torrecilla and runs through an area of igh environmental protection and very delicate where pinsapos and gall oaks are regenerated. From the farmhouse of Quejigales we advance through the lane of Sabinal, located next to the barbecue area. When the lane divides into two, we follow the one on the right that passes next to the Pinar fountain. The lane ends when we come across the lower area of he Enmedio gorge and continue along a well-marked path.

After finding the first fork in the road, we turn right towards the Cañada de las Ánimas. The road ascends until we reach Quejigales plateau, where the mountain gall oaks are relatively abundant. After a gentle descent, a flat area dotted with torques called the Hoyos del Pilar opens up to our eyes; We surround the Pilar hill and we are already at the foot of the Torrecilla, whose rise we will make from north to south. The return we will do now going through the north cordal of Cerro Mateo (an antenna on the right will be our reference). After finding a wide lane, leave on the right the way back through the Cañada del Cuerno to the shelter of Quejigales.

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Location: Sierra de las Nieves is located in the center of the province of Málaga.

Starting point and arrival: Quejigales farmhouse.

How to get there: from Malaga, the Guadalhorce A-357 road and in Cártama, take the A-337 towards Coín and then take the A-355 towards Marbella. Continue until the detour towards Monda and Guaro. On the road from Ronda to San Pedro de Alcántara take a track that begins at Kilometer 13.3 and will lead us to the farmhouse of Quejigales.

Distance: about 16 km.

Duration: 6 h. Cartography: Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. Scale 1: 65,000. Environment of the Junta de Andalucía. Leaves 1.051-II and IV of the IGN. 1: 25,000.



The archeological site of Baelo Claudia


The Archaeological Site of Baelo Claudia was declared a National Historic Monument. This Roman city-factory is surprising due to its excellent condition. It was important at the time due to its canned and brine foods and was the origin of the garum sauce exported to empire.

In the 3rd century AD there was an earthquake where a small village managed to survive until the beginning of 7th century, when it was finally abandoned. Since then, Baelo Claudia has been uninhabited.

When, in 1917, the first excavations began in the Bolonia area, researchers found the remains of a prosperous city, built according to classical Roman tradition; a perfectly planned and rational urban project.

With the Archaeological Site of Baelo Claudia, the province of Cádiz preserves one of the finest known examples of a Roman town. Some buildings are from the Augustus era, although most were built under the rein of Claudius. Apparently, the historic centre, where the forum and all the administrative organisation buildings are located, was built at the same time , following a perpendicular axis along the coastline.


1 January to 31 March and 16 September to 31 December:

Tuesday–Saturday: 9am to 6pm.

Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 3pm.

Closed on Monday.

1 April to 15 June:

Tuesday–Saturday: 9am to 8pm.

Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 3pm.

Closed on Monday.

16 June to 15 September:

Tuesday–Sunday (including public holidays) 9am to 3pm.

Closed on Monday.

Access is permitted up to 30 minutes before the complex closes.

Local holidays (open from 9am to 3.00pm): 10 March and 8 September.

Closed on public holidays: 1 and 6 January (New Year and Three Kings Day), 1 May (Labour Day) and 24, 25 and 31 December (Christmas and New Year).


Accredited EU citizens: Free.



Phone: 956106797 / 956106793





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11380, Tarifa - Cadiz

Torcal - Antequera, Malaga


The Torcal de Antequera Natural Area is home to one of the most impressive areas of karst (limestone) landscapes anywhere in Europe. Its name comes from the dolines or "torcas", strange rock formations in the shape of circular depressions. 

Limestone dominates at El Torcal. This rock is 150 million years old, formed by marine sediments that are highly susceptible to erosion. The slow but constant action of rain, snow and wind on this material gradually shaped this characteristic landscape. Its caves and fissures are the perfect environment for caving and potholing. Some of these caves, such as El Toro and La Marinaleda I, contain marks left behind by prehistoric man. 

This area combines great beauty and a rugged appearance, and also contains rich, varied vegetation with some unique species. Here, holm oaks, Portuguese oaks, rowans and maple trees grow alongside plants adapted to living in fissures in the rocks. This is known as rupiculous vegetation, and the Torcal Bajo area is the perfect place to see it. 

There is a wide variety of bird life, such as the griffon vulture and eagle owl, as well as mammals like foxes and weasels. Along with this Torcal Bajo area, there is the Ventanillas Viewpoint that looks out over the Campanillas River, offering beautiful views of the landscape and the village of Villanueva de la Concepción. 




Routes of public use (Free visit)

The Torcal de Antequera Natural Park has a network of trails for public use that run through part of the natural area. The routes for public use are freely accessible, free and are marked so that anyone can travel without authorization.

It is recommended not to leave the marked trails, as it is a terrain where it is very easy to get disoriented. In addition, the terrain is very stony, irregular and extremely slippery with moisture.

It is also requested that the visitor has special consideration with the natural space that he visits: do not leave any residue either organic or inorganic, respect the native flora and fauna and any other element that belongs to the landscape (fossils, minerals, etc.).

The Natural Area is regulated by Law 2/1989, of July 18, which approves the inventory of protected natural areas of Andalusia and establishes additional measures for their protection. Environmental Agents will ensure compliance with the regulations.


It starts in the upper parking, sharing a route with yellow route until you reach the fork, which leads to the “Hoyo de la Burra”, an energetic area visited by many meditation lovers. At this point you will also join the Yellow Route again, beginning the return to the Visitor Center. It is a tour that allows to know the morphology of “El Torcal de Antequera” and to recognize some significant figures like the “Sphinx” or “the Indian”.

·         Length: 1,50 km – circular

·         Gradient: +40m

·         Estimated duration: 45 minutes

·         Land: very stony and irregular

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Circular tour of 3km. It starts in the upper parking and ends at the Visitor Center. The route crosses the Torcal Alto, a labyrinthine area where it is easy to be disoriented when leaving the signposted trail. The first and last section coincides with the Green Route. Once past the fork crossing of both routes, the Yellow Route goes into areas where it dominates the shade so they are more humid areas and with dense vegetation.

Several elements to highlight: from figures such as “El Dedo”, “El Camello”, “La Jarra” and “La Botella”, to arboreal specimens such as the Montpellier Maple, declared Singular Corner by ‘Diputación de Málaga’ and included in the Inventory of Unique Trees and Grove of Andalusia.

Route features:

·         Length: 3 km – circular

·         Gradient: + 53m

·         Estimated duration: 2 hours

·         Land: very stony and irregular

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Route to “Torcal Alto”. Start and end of the car parks, the lower parking, (which is next to the entrance of the Natural Park), and the upper parking (located next to the Visitor Center).

Starting in the lower car park, it crosses old canals and grass areas, such as “El Hoyo de Gramaeros”, to start the ascent to the “Mirador de Manuel Grajales” and the “Majada del Fraile”, where there is an old refuge of shepherds restored.

The ascent continues to overcome the “Port of Tinajuela” that passes from the “Cañada de Tosaires”, which ends at the Natural Monument “El Tornillo”.
The route begins to descend to finish in the upper parking.

Route features:

·         Length: 3,60km (just one way)

·         Gradient: + 263m

·         Estimated duration: 3,50 hours (back and forth)

·         Land: very stony and irregular.

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It is necessary to use hiking boots, because the terrain is very stony and steep, as well as carrying enough water and food.

It is also important to take into account the altitude of “El Torcal de Antequera”, over 1200 m, this produce a significant drop in temperature compared to nearby towns such as Antequera or Malaga.

In addition, it is a mountain range with a typical mountain climate, strong North winds and dense fog. Therefore, it is advisable to wear enough warm clothing, raincoat or windbreaker, as well as cap and sun protection.

On the other hand, the Natural Reserve Torcal de Antequera is a protected natural area, we must remember that no residue should be left behind, or alter the environment in any of its forms (strident noises, collection of plants and fruits, plundering of minerals or fossils, etc…).

It is forbidden overnight parking for caravans and similar vehicles from sunset to sunrise

In the case of families with children and / or people with reduced mobility, there are short accessible paths around the Torcal Alto Visitor Center.





La Alhambra - Granada


The first visit to the Alhambra, the world's most spectacular and renowned Arab construction, is an unforgettable experience.

The Alhambra's ship-like outline surrounded by cypress trees can be seen from anywhere in the city. The monument has been the emblem of Granada for twelve centuries.

The Alhambra has been a palatine city, a royal palace and citadel, all in one. The construction of the complex is amazing: it has no main façade, no centre or no core attraction. Buildings, towers, palaces, courtyards and gardens follow each other naturally, as though designed by the inhabitants' everyday lives.



Daytime general visit

From 1st April to 14th October

·         Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

From 15th October to 31st March

·         Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Visit to the Gardens

From 1st April to 14th October

·         Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

From 15th October to 31st March

·         Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 8 am to 6 p.m.


Evening visit to the Nasrid Palaces

From 1st April to 14th October

·         Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 9.30 p.m. to 10.45 p.m.

From 15th October to 31st March

·         Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 7.00 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.


Evening visit to the Gardens and Palace of the Generalife

From 1st March to 31st May

·         Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 9.00 p.m. to 10.45 p.m.

From 1st September to 14th October

·         Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 9.00 p.m. to 10.45 p.m.

From 15th October to 14th November

·         Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m. to  9.30 p.m.

·         Ticket office: 7.00 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.


·         Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is strictly limited to the time slot indicated on the ticket.

·         Admission to this area will finish an hour before closing time.

·         Visitors will be asked to leave the Monument at closing time.

·         The Alhambra is closed on 25th December and 1st January.





·         The general ticket grants a visit to the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife the same day within the opening times.

·         Check the time of your admission to the Nasrid Palaces.

·         In addition to the general pass, you also have Evening Visits and Garden Visits (gardens tickets are only for the Alcazaba and Generalife).

·         There are two types of Evening Visits: The Nasrid Palaces, available year round; and the Generalife Gardens and Palace, available in March-June and September-October.

·         Remember that the Granada Card Tourist Pass includes entry to the Alhambra of Granada and the city's main monuments, saving you money. It is also an good option when no more general tickets are available.


How to purchase tickets to the Alhambra

·         With the GRANADA CARD Tourist Passget information

·         Direct sale at the Ticket Office

·         The Alhambra and Generalife Ticket Office is at the main entrance, near the car parks.

·         The Ticket Office only sells tickets for the same day.

·         You can pay in cash (box office) or by credit card (cash machine).

·         Direct sales do not allow you to change the date or time of your visit, or cancel it.

·         Buying tickets in advance:

 Tickets available 3 calendar months in advance and till the same day.

Payment with VISA/Mastercard.


·         Online, at

·         By telephone:  + 34 858 953 616

·         Tickets machines in Granada

                                  - Corral del Carbón (calle Mariana Pineda)

                                  - Alhambra Ticket office (next to the car park)

                                  - Edificio Estafeta (next to Palacio de Carlos V, opposite the church of Santa María de la Alhambra)


Collecting tickets

The system allows the "print at home" option.

The ticktes could also be printed in the tickets machines.

Tickets with discount can only be collected in the ticket office.


Remember that you should organize your visit based on the entrance time to the Nasrid Palaces indicated on your ticket, given that you will only be able to access this part of the monument at that time.

·         Visits have an average duration of 3 hours.

·         It is advisable to rest a few minutes at the end of the visit to the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife Palace.

·         It is recommended to wear comfortable footwear. In the summertime it is important to protect yourself from the sun.

For a better organization of the visit we suggest the following tours:

·         Alcazaba-Palaces-Generalife.

·         Generalife-Alcazaba-Palaces.


From the Entrance Pavilion (Ticket Office) it takes:

·         20 minutes to get to the Alcazaba.

·         17 minutes to get to the Nasrid Palaces. On weekends and holidays there could be a line to enter this section of the Monument. Keep that in mind to arrive at the Palaces at the time indicated on your ticket.

·         15 minutes to get to the Generalife.


Additionally you can also visit the museums of Fine Arts, Alhambra and the Presentation Hall (situated in the Palace of Carlos V) and any of the spaces open to the public which are closed regularly. Please, ask at the Entrance Pavilion for more information. 


Daytime Visit

General admission: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Mosque baths

·         Alcazaba, military zone of the enclosure, in which you can visit the terrace of the Torre del Cubo, the Adarve of the north wall, the Plaza de las Armas, with the Barrio Castrense, the terrace of the Puerta de las Armas, the Torre de la Vela and the garden of the Adarves.

·         Nasrid Palaces. In this area you will find:

o    Mexuar: Hall, Oratory, Gilded Room, Court of the Gilded Room.

o    Comares Palace: Court of the Myrtles, Hall of the Boat, Hall of the Ambassadors.

o    Palace of the Lions: Hall of the Mocárabes (Muqarnas), Court, Hall of the Abencerrajes, Hall of the Kings, Hall of the Two Sisters, The Emperor's Chambers, Court of the Wrought Iron Grille, Daraxa's Garden.

o    The Partal: Pórtico del Palacio, gardens and paths, Rauda, Palace of Yusuf III, the Promenade of the Towers.

o    The tour of the Nasrid Palaces can only take place during the time indicated on your ticket.

·         Generalife. Low Gardens and High Gardens, the Palace of the Generalife, Water Stairway.


Garden tickets

·         The ticket allows you to visit all areas of the Monumental Complex open to the public, except the Nasrid Palaces. .

·         Promenade of the Cypress Trees, Secano (Dryland) and Gardens of the Monastery of San Francisco.

·         Alcazaba: Jardín de los Adarves (Garden of the Defense Paths).

·         Rauda, Partal: gardens and paths, Palace of Yusuf III, Promenade of the Towers.

·         Generalife. Low Gardens and High Gardens, the Palace of the Generalife, Water Stairway.


Alhambra At Night

Visit to the Palaces

·         The itinerary of the evening visit starts at the Entrance Pavilion, continues parallel to the wall through the esplanade of the Charles V Palace and goes to the Nasrid Palaces. We will leave at Real Baja Street and the Rauda.

·         Mexuar, Court of the Myrtles and Court of the Lions

·         Nasrid Palaces

·         Access to the Nasrid Palace can only be done at the time indicated on the ticket. No flash is allowed during the nighttime visit.


Visit to the Gardens

·         Leaves from the Entrance Pavilion, continues through the New Gardens to the Court of the Main Canal.


Tour for people with disabilities

·         Adapted spaces in the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife.

·         Information in the Entrance Pavilion or directly from security personel of the Monument. 

·         Wheelchairs are provided for the tour.