Local Area Information

Casarabonela is a small village in the typical Andalusian whitewashed style nestling on a hillside overlooking the Guadalhorce valley and within the Sierra de las Nieves national park. Although small, the village has all the amenities you will require on a day to day basis including two banks, a post office, butcher, fishmonger, baker and two small minimarkets. The village boasts a municipal pool (seasonal) together with tennis courts (booking required) and a football ground. There are numerous restaurants, cafes,bars and a pizzeria. Not bad for a village of only around 3,000 people. The larger villages/towns of Alozaina, Pizarra and Alora are all within easy reach. The village itself contains several historic sights including the Moorish castle, the church of Santiago and the Islamic gardens, and the botanical (cactus) gardens just outside the village are very much worth a visit. Casarabonela is also famous for its mineral water springs and there are spring water fountains to be found around the village.

No Spanish pueblo would be worth its salt without its share of ferias, and Casarabonela is no exception. The largest (and noisiest!) of these takes place over the last week of July in honour of Santiago Apóstol. Partying to traditional and contemporary music goes on through the night for the entire week of the festivities.  The Virgen del Rosario pilgrimage takes place on 7 October, and early May sees the fiesta of La Cruz. The Virgen de los Rondeles festivities (12 December) have been designated a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia, and videos of the events can be found on YouTube.

Casarabonela is ideally placed to provide access to the Guadalhorce valley, the national park and all the activities available in this most beautiful part of Andalusia. It is a haven for wildlife and a bird watcher's paradise. Outdoor pursuits are well catered for - and for horse riders it is worth noting the excellent equestrian facilities at http://www.ride-in-spain.com/ close to Casarabonela pueblo - but for those who crave a break from the peace of the countryside the coastal towns are a short 30 minute drive away, as is the often overlooked city of Malaga with so much to offer from museums and art galleries to a glorious redeveloped harbour area, a stunning cathedral, wonderful gastronomy and superb shopping. 


Guest Comments
We spent 9 days here in August 2015, 2 adults and 3 children between 7 and 12. The pool is a great size, perfect for games and also swimming. The site is divine, the views and privacy afforded are bri ... — Ingrid and Family, 13 Aug 2015
Read more comments >>