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Self-guided Day Trips

We can help plan your stay with us and have put together the following suggestions for days out to nearby cities, nature reserves and beaches. We can also book restaurants, tickets to palaces and tours and organize activities for you.

There are spectactular world heritage walking sites, less than an hour away, such as El Torcal and Caminito del Rey. Nearby historic towns such as Antequera, or White towns and villages, (Comares is the highest town in Andalusia) and Osuna to explore their Castles and Roman ruins. Rio Frio is a pretty village full of fish retaurants, 15 minutes away and famous for trout farms and caviar. Alternatively you could book a day on a boat, dolphin watching from Caleta or Malaga or go hire bikes to go cycling through the mountains or on the Via Verde. Our favourite ideas are as follows;

Beach trip for BBQ sardines

There are great beaches less than an hour away in pretty little Spanish coastal resorts such as El Palo, Torre Del Mar, Velez Malaga and Caleta de Velez.

Our favourite is El Palo, a typical Spanish beach resort perfect for a day or early evening visit, 45 minutes away by car. Stay for a meal by the beach and feast on traditional BBQ’d sardines or fish.

Kayaking at the lake Iznajar

Enjoy a day out at the stunning Iznajar lake (40 minutes away). Rent a kayak or pedalo. Combine your visit to Iznajar town, a pretty white hilltop town perched on a rock! Visit the castle and enjoy some tapas in a local café.



El Torcal (45 minutes away)

El Torcal de Antequera is a stunning nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range. Walking routes with a lovely café. Look out for the Griffin vultures.


Antequera town and castle

Beautiful town with good restaurants and historic places to visit including the castle and roman remains (20 minutes away).


Sunrise Sanctuary walk

Get up early to walk up to the Santuary of the Virgin Grace – Catholic church with Moorish influence (40 minutes uphill!) Watch the sun come up with amazing views over the town and the Indian head rock.

Tennis and Swimming

Archidona has a 25 mt open air swimming pool and tennis courts. (Tickets are really cheap !)

Horse riding

Rides can be taken at local stables in Archidona, or nearby towns, riding through beautiful olive groves. Prices around €25 per hour. Availability dependant on season and opening times.

Fuente de Piedra

These natural salt water lakes are home to the biggest colony of flamingos in Spain and the second biggest in Europe. Observation posts are situated around the lakes for birdwatching as well as there being well marked routes for walking or cycling.