Discover the Costa del Sol and the Andalucian inlands
The Malaga and Marbella area in Andalucia has much to visit and to explore
Our summary for you
Two 18 holes golf courses in Alhaurin el Grande *** Alcazaba fortress in Malaga *** Little beach chiringuitos *** Hiking itineraries at Siera de Mijas *** Boulevard cycling and kite surfing in Los Alamos *** Cabo Pino harbour *** Fine wining & dining *** Local market and shopping at Puerto Banus *** Roof-top terraces in Malaga *** Excursion to Caminito del Rey *** Malaga’s botanical garden *** Fancy beach clubs like Max, Unico, Bono, Luuma, La Palapa etc. *** Shopping mall Plaza Mayor *** Authentic SPA Hamam Andaluz *** Eastern processions in Alhaurin *** Gay night life in Torremolinos *** Feria de Mayo in Alhaurin *** Daytrip to Ronda *** Olive museum in Alhaurin *** Barranco Blanco waterfalls *** Nature parc El Chorro etc.
And not to miss the beautifull Spanish ‘pueblo’s: Mijas, Ojen, Ronda, Nerja and Frigiliana. We are happy to inform you about all these
hot spots. Back ‘home’ in Casa Limon there is time to relax…….
Below we selected some highlights for you
Alhaurin el Grande
One of Malaga’s lovely white villages. Not to confuse with Alhaurin de la Torre, which is much bigger and less authentic. Alhaurin el Grande is located in the south area of the province of Malaga in the Guadalhorce Valley region.
It has about 27.000 inhabitants and is still a typical Spanish white pueblo. With a variety of more than 45 different restaurants and local bars. Avenida Gerald Brenan is loaded with teracces. Don’t forget to visit Plaza Baja, the ayuntamiento and its churches. As well as olive museo Molino de la Paca. It’s a must-see for both Spanish and foreign visitors with guided tours.
Alhaurin Golf club & Lauro Golf club
Our Bed and Breakfast is located in between these 2 golf clubs, at only 3 and 5 km distance.
Alhaurin Golf: a spectacular 18-hole course on the Costa del Sol. Designed by the unforgettable Severiano Ballesteros. With stunning views to the Sierra de Mijas and the Mediterranean.
Lauro Golf: a in total 27-holes golf course, with services such as a restaurant and sports activities such as paddle tennis, horse riding and petanque, all in a unique natural environment.
Not to miss the Alcazaba fortress with teatro Romano: the former Moorish (Arabic) fortress is located on the slope of the Gibralfaro mountain. Alcazaba comes from the Arabic word for citadel “al-qasbah”. In the bario Pedregalejo you find the famous espetos (BBQ sardines) along the boulevard.
Other topics are:
Muello Uno, the new harbour promenade of Malaga, Picasso museum, Plaza de Tores, Málaga’s Cathedral ‘La Manquita’, Food Mercado Atarazanas and City beach Playa de Malagueta.
Oijen, Monda and Mijas pueblo
Ojen is just up the hills behind Marbella. But Mijas Pueblo is probably the most famous white hilly village of all the “Pueblo Blancos” in the province of Málaga.
This charming and touristic village is located at an altitude of 425m and is typically Andalusian. It is famous for its local shops, narrow streets, donkey carriage rides, the old bull arena (to visit) and panoramic views over the mediterranean sea.
Beachclubs at playa Los Alamos and Torremolinos
Even before Malaga city there is Plaza Mayor, a huge and modern shopping mall with a designers outlet. From here drive on to the wide sandy beaches of Los Alamos. You can cycle or walk on a kilometers-long boulevard with various chiringuitos that ends up in Torremolinos. Definitely much appreciated by us.
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol is famous for area Carihuela and (gay) night life in barrio Nogalera. Notice that the old town is up from the boulevard.
Marbella and Puerto Banus
The fashionable Marbella has a still a beautiful old center with little streets to stroll around. Plaza Naranja is not to miss and there is a variety of restaurants. Take the boulevard in the city on the west side. You can walk for miles by the sea in the direction of Puerto Banus. Stop at cafe Capucino along the way or a little further at our favorite hangout; restaurant and beach club El Chirinquito.
Furthermore the local Saturday market at Nueva Andalucia is to reccomend. As well as the big boats, luxury cars and fancy shops in the harbour of Puerto Banus.