- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
Balcon de Castillo is a brand new and exiting apartment development with garage parking, and superb views of the Guadalhorce Valley, in the beautiful Andalucian white village of Casarabonela. These superb apartments are now complete and available to rent
Although Casarabonela is situated only some 35 minutes from Malaga airport it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal strip. Located on the fringes of the Sierra de las Nieves national park, the village is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
This is a different Spain to the Costa's, Inland you can enjoy the real Spain, just above Casarabonela in the Biosphere on the way to ...Read more
2 Bed apartment overlooking the Guadalhorce valley
Casarabonela, Andalusia, Spain
Additional Location Information
Casarabonela is an ancient village, Casarabonela dates from Neolithic times, although the first major settlement was founded by the Romans called "Castra Vinaria" they were responsible for installing irrigation systems down from the mountains that are in part still in use today. The Romans occupied the Iberian Peninsula for over 600 years and left many reminders of their stay. The Moors were responsible for the character and layout of this lovely village with its white façades, narrow streets and steep slopes. In 1574, according to the Village Charter conserved in the municipal archives, Philip II granted it full village status.
The Moors arrived in the year 712, they gave it the name "Qsar Bonaira" from which the present name is derive The Moors strengthened the old Roman fort, whose ruins stand above the village to this day. The village has many features of Moorish architecture, the winding streets and the squares and fountains. The moors were finally conquered by the Christian kings in 1492.
Local places of interest include the Town Hall, St. James Parish Church, and the caves of La Hoguera and Las Columnas, the ruins of a Moorish castle remain above the village, in front of the Balcon de Castillo.
The views from the town hall square and the village are spectacular to say the least. Casarabonela is surrounded by olive trees, avocadoes and almonds. The area is rich in flora and fauna and there are eagles, honey buzzards, griffon vultures and over 50 other varieties of birds in and around Casarabonela.
The beaches of the Costa del Sol are 45 minutes to an hour away. Granada and Sierra Nevada are just 90 minutes away. It is possible to ski in the morning and swim in the Mediterranean in the afternoon! If golf is your bag there are over 150 superb golf courses to choose from. Many of them within easy driving distance of the development.
Among activities in the area are bird watching, paragliding, horse riding, trekking, white water rafting, four wheel drive safaris, fly fishing, photography courses, water colour and oil painting courses, cycling trails, cannoning and we can even organize tarot card reading courses! Down on the coast, diving and sailing courses are all available. We can assist in booking any or all of these activities.
Peace and tranquility,Pines, dominate the hillsides above the village landscape, and sheep andgoats with their attendant herders, the tinkling of their bells enliven the scenery.and when the Orange and Lemon trees are in flower there is a heady scent in the air.
There are over a 100 kilometres of walks in the beautiful scenery makes Casarabonela a perfect location for your Spanish inland holiday.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Last updated on November 11, 2014
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- Local Guides/Maps
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no