Additional Location Information
Cartama Estacion: There are numerous large supermarkets in town, Mercadona,Lidl, banks, post office, some great tapas restaurants & bars.
Coin: 15 mins away you have La Trocha Shopping Centre (website: hidden) Dunnes stores, a new Gym/Thermal Spa, cinema and bowling. A great local, new and 2nd hand market is on Sundays too.
Malaga: Well worth a trip to see the old town, Picasso Museum, shops and restaurants. You can take the train from Cartama Estacion which takes about 15 mins and saves you paying and searching for parking.
Ardales Lakes: make a great day trip with cool swimming, kayaking and pedlos.
El Chorro: Rock climbing, hiking and the amazing Gorge, makes this another great day out. The film Von Ryan’s Express (Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard) was filmed here in El Chorro. (website: hidden)
La Cananda in Marbella (20 mins away) shopping mall has all the chain stores you could ask for aswell as various kids attractions and (website: hidden)
The Coast: The nearest beach to Finca Shambala is Churriana beach. Not as crowded or touristy as the beaches closer to Malaga or Marbella, Churriana beach is well known for its cleanliness, friendly beach cafés, free use of showers and wonderful seafood restaurants but with the new motorway it is now a very quick ride to Benalmadena, Torremolinos & Fuengirola, 20-25 minutes away, with a wide range of attractions for all ages.
Further Afield: Tarifa: a kite surfing haven with funky bars, restaurants and shops. You can also take a 35 min ferry ride to Tanger (website: hidden)
Gibraltar, Ronda, Granada, Sierra Nevada, Nerja, Cadiz, and Cordoba, and even Portugal are all possible by train or car in a day.